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
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?
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
It doesn’t get easier than this to take your client’s psychological temperature, or indeed your own. We’re developing online measures for your clients to complete that can support your work together. Measures that require no fancy platform. Measures that need leave no online trace when they’re completed. We’d love you to give one a test drive and give us some feedback.
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
It doesn’t get easier than this to take your client’s psychological temperature, or indeed your own. We’re developing online measures for your clients to complete that can support your work together. Measures that require no fancy platform. Measures that need leave no online trace when they’re completed. We’d love you to give one a test drive and give us some feedback.https://therapymeetsnumbers.com/moving-measures-online/
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
Further evidence that using the feedback from measures in therapy settings can mean fewer sessions and less client dropout.

"Clients achieved the same amount of symptom reduction in significantly fewer sessions in the high-intensive feedback condition. Additionally, dropout was significantly lower in the high-intensive feedback condition."
Therapy Meets Numbers
Therapy Meets Numbers
Do treatments for anxiety specifically targeting repetitive negative thinking (RNT) have better outcomes than other psychological treatments? This systematic review of 46 studies says no.

“In the included studies, there was a moderate effect on reducing anxiety severity, which was comparable across different types of treatment.”

“Importantly, the effects on RNT of RNT‐focused treatments (g = 0.69) and non‐RNT‐focused psychological treatments (g = 0.58) both had a moderate and comparable effect size.”

Once again, as Bruce Wampold highlighted, the ‘specific ingredients’ designed to deliver superior results seem to have failed to deliver.

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)