Therapists explore many pathways to improve their effectiveness, but what really works? And many therapists hold the value of “client privilege,” but how is it really accomplished? The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) answers both questions. PCOMS improves outcomes by incorporating the most robust predictors of success into an outcome management system that operationalizes client privilege while honoring the daily pressures of front-line clinicians. PCOMS provides an early warning system that identifies clients who aren't responding, allowing us to keep clients engaged while we collaboratively seek new directions. This one-day training is intended to provide practical strategies for harvesting client resources and building strong alliances as well as the pragmatics of PCOMS to enable you to start with your next client—to improve outcomes, track effectiveness, and form true partnerships with those we serve. This training also includes an introduction to the web application of PCOMS, Better Outcomes Now, which not only provides a true clinical representation of PCOMS but also enables infinite possibilities for data collection and analysis. Because of the research conducted by Duncan and colleagues at the Heart and Soul of Change Project, PCOMS is included in the US National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. PCOMS has been implemented across the US, Canada, including provincial implementation in Saskatchewan, and in 20 countries around the world.
8:00 - 9:00 Registration (with continental breakfast)
9:00 - 12:00 Morning Session
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 Afternoon Session
4:00 - 5:30 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception
Brief Biography: Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D. is a therapist, trainer, and researcher with over 17,000 hours of clinical experience. He is Director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project (heartandsoulofchange.com), CEO of Better Outcomes Now (betteroutcomesnow.com), and the developer of the clinical process of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (pcoms.com), a SAMHSA designated evidence based practice. Dr. Duncan has over one hundred publications, including 17 books, most recently,On Becoming a Better Therapist: Evidence Based Practice One Client at a Time. Because of his self-help books (the latest isWhat’s Right With You), he has appeared on "Oprah," and several other national TV programs. Barry speaks directly to those who love this work and who strive to get better. He talks about how each of us can re-remember and achieve our original aspirations to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.