The most effective mental health services are a blend of science and art. Evidence-based assessment tools and psychotherapeutic interventions are foundational to achieving patient outcomes, but require clinical skill for selection, application, and adaptation to ensure personalized care. Unfortunately, research has demonstrated that our clinical judgment alone is insufficient to monitor patient progress and adjust treatment accordingly. Measurement-based care (MBC) is the routine use of patient-reported progress measures throughout treatment to guide collaborative decisions about treatment.
Join Elizabeth H. Connors, Ph.D, as she provides foundational information about what MBC is and how it can be feasibly integrated into mental health services to optimize patient engagement, goal attainment and treatment outcomes.