Clinical Outcome Measures


Tracking your psychotherapy outcomes has these benefits:

  • Research has shown that tracking outcomes can help you identify clients at risk for clinical deterioration.

  • Tracking outcomes can help you identify your personal clinical strengths & challenges, so you can target these areas with Deliberate Practice.

  • Tracking your outcomes lets you accumulate sufficient data to get a big-picture look at your clinical effectiveness. (See here for an example.)

These chapters and articles describe the use of outcome measures in therapy:

The books I recommend most for learning how to use outcome measures in therapy:

Popular outcome measures

Online forums and communities that discuss outcome measures and provide training

Software to help measure outcomes