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Monitorování vásledků a procesu psychoterpie v běžné praxi

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Title in English Routine outcome and process monitoring in daily practise of psychotherapy


Year of publication 2023
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Social Studies

Description This paper will introduce one of the most successful innovations in the field of performance improvement psychotherapy over the last 30 years. We will introduce the idea of routine monitoring the outcome and process of psychotherapy using simple standardized questionnaires (hereafter ROM after the English routine outcome monitoring). In the field of psychotherapy, we are faced with a situation in which the effectiveness of psychotherapy is not growing in the long term. (Miller et al., 2013). It is a very rare outcome that an intervention can be discovered, that does not require high specialization and is applicable across psychotherapeutic modalities and contexts. ROM represents such an intervention. The idea of ROM is closely related to the idea of personalized medicine and the desire to provide psychotherapists and their clients or patients with immediate feedback (Schuckard et al., 2017). There are multiple systems that are based on this idea. After 30 years of implementation and research, we can reliably say that ROM helps to improve the effectiveness of psychotherapy and reduces the dropout rate (De Jong et al., 2021). In this paper, we will present the reasons to be interested in ROM, what are the outcomes of use to date, and we will introduce the idea that ROM can be an integral part of the care of our patients and clients. When implementing it, it is important to keep in mind, that the important part is not the measurement itself, but how we handle the results and whether we are able to make changes in our work with a given patient or client or within a given workplace.
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