Graduate education not only provides extensive preparation in the theory and practice of counseling, psychotherapy, and human services, it also charts the course for the student’s future development. With the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) and its true web application, Better Outcomes Now, graduate programs in psychology, social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, and human services can prepare students for a lifetime of growth as therapy or counseling professionals, while immersing students in measurement-based technology sure to be part of any direction their careers may take. That’s why Better Outcomes Now partners with university graduate programs to provide discounted access.
Our Lady of the Lake
Columbia International University
Divine Mercy University
University of Central Arkansas
University of Rhode Island
Developed by Dr. Barry Duncan, the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) is a designated evidence-based practice of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). PCOMS identifies clients at risk for dropout or negative outcomes so that a different course of action can be collaboratively charted. Seven randomized clinical trials demonstrate that PCOMS delivers in real-world settings with both better outcomes and efficiency.
As the web application of PCOMS, Better Outcomes Now improves quality of service using real-time client feedback to maximize opportunities for successful outcomes.
Better Outcomes Now with PCOMS creates a lifelong developmental path for monitoring and improving effectiveness. It encourages students to proactively acquire the skills, training, and experience needed to grow as professionals and to fend off the grim reaper of burnout — as research shows that professional stagnation is a prime cause of burnout.
In addition, Better Outcomes Now with PCOMS:
In summary, Better Outcomes Now with PCOMS sets the stage for continued growth over the course of a professional career in therapy or counseling. It also builds a culture of accountability while reinforcing the value of privileging clients and building strong therapeutic alliances.
Subscriptions are annual and based on the number of providers or users.