The partners for change outcome management system

J Clin Psychol. 2005 Feb;61(2):199-208. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20111.


A number of systems provide feedback regarding client progress and experience of the therapeutic alliance to clinicians. Available evidence indicates that access to such data improves retention and outcome for clients most at risk for treatment failure. Over the last several years, the team at the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change has worked to develop an outcome management system that not only provides valid and reliable feedback, but also is as user-friendly as possible for therapists and consumers. In this article, we describe the system and summarize current research findings.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Feedback, Psychological*
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care / methods*
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Substance-Related Disorders / therapy
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome