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
Delighted to contribute a chapter on using outcome measures with Charlie Duncan of BACP to this resource. Provides an accessible guide to conducting research for students and practicing therapists. Covers a range of qualitative, quantitative, pluralistic and mixed methods. https://amzn.to/2NEUKVh
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
What’s it like to incorporate routine outcome measurement into your practice? Professional counsellor, TMN reader and Facebook group member Helen Breakwell offers her experience of involvement in BACP’s AdaPT project and makes the case for why we should consider getting involved in building the evidence base for our profession. https://therapymeetsnumbers.com/adapting-to-routine-outcome-measurement/
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
It seems our own case ‘formulations’ and supervision influence our therapy practice more than the findings from research. Is this why outcomes haven’t improved in 40 years? Does the gap between research and therapy practise undermine our credibility as a profession, and where do we go from here?
http://bit.ly/3raWFji
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers updated their cover photo.
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
How long before the vaccine arrives?
"Each orange dot represents a dose of respiratory particles capable of infecting someone if inhaled. In the worst case scenario – shouting or singing in a closed space for an hour – a person with Covid-19 releases 1,500 infectious doses." Watch on a PC or tablet if you can and stay safe everyone!
https://bit.ly/3l4LxAh
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
It may not be the end of the world. At least not this time. Maybe this is an appropriate time to reflect on the role that hope plays in our lives and in the work that we do, and how we can keep its flame alive for our clients. Hopefully too, soon, in the words of Matt Haig, “We will be aware of all the luck we never saw.”
https://therapymeetsnumbers.com/there-will-be-a-future/

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)