THERAPYMEETSNUMBERS

INTRODUCTION

I started TMN with my long term friend, product development buddy and senior accredited counselor Barry McInnes in May 2017. The goal is to help practitioners build bridges between research, evaluation and practice. Since then it’s formed a fascinating window into the world of therapy today and more recently into the impact and response by the whole sector to the Pandemic. We are in the early phases of releasing a series of products and services for our community to further our initial goal. The first phase is a collection of the most readily used clinical measures that offer a convenient electronic replacement to cumbersome paper predecessors this stands to raise engagement and adoption.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS TO DATE

  • define business strategy 
  • define functional requirements from user interviews
  • define feature prioritisation and road map
  • develop interaction platform and measures
  • web development
  • research secure data warehousing, modelling, analysis and visualisation

NEWS AND CONTENT

TMN started as a blog on industry specific topics, but has expanded to encapsulate the changes that the sector has had to come to terms with during and post pandemic

Some of our categories include …

# COVID-19
#THE THERAPY PROCESS & OUTCOMES
#DROPOUT
# MEASURES & SYSTEMS
# SERVICE & PRACITIONER DEVELOPENT

COMMUNITY

We see community as an important part of TMN, firstly in informing and disseminating resources, and recently hosting an environment where our members can meet and talk with likeminded individuals 

# FACEBOOK
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
Inspiring story of how one service faced down the might of the medical model.....and won. Make a cuppa, it's worth every one of the 10 mins required to read it.👏👏 https://bit.ly/2Zgopa6
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
IAPT 2020: If IAPT were a school it would have long ago been in ‘special measures’. How bad must it get? The latest data revealed. For the sake of the many people in need of high-quality psychological therapy services, as well as those who work in IAPT, isn’t it time this lumbering edifice was subjected to independent audit. https://bit.ly/3biWzyN
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
Clinicians’ mental representations of psychopathology are more positive and complex than the lay public but also stigmatize suicide. The title of a new paper looking at practitioner attitudes towards people with severe mental health conditions.
Disappointing but should we really be surprised?
"The current work documents a subtle, nonconscious bias indicating that some clinicians have cold, negative impressions of people with severe mental health conditions (i.e., individuals who have attempted suicide and those with schizophrenia)."
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
"The Government’s flagship mental health provider, Improving Access to Psychological Treatments (IAPT) has been a serial offender when it comes to non-declarations of conflicts of interest. If this were not enough, IAPT has been allowed to mark its own homework."
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
The latest IAPT annual report has just been published. Attrition continues to be the main story with only 1 in 4 clients achieving recovery. 😱

Annual report on the use of IAPT services, England 2019-20. We'll cover it fully in a forthcoming blog.
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
Whatever yours may look like, an empty chair is often the most obvious result of an unplanned ending in therapy. Concerned by the level of dropout among my private practice clients a couple of years ago, I set about trying to change it. Two years on, I’m marking my homework. So how have I done?

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

To support the community through this period of change TMN is starting the release of a series tools and resources to help their members. The first is a set of clinical measures including  CORE-10, CORE-OM, GAD7, GHQ28, PHQ9. The roll out was started with the post below and will promote debate in all social channels for feedback on product development. (again, check back soon for more details)