In the last 7 years 75% of the Relationship Therapy Center’s Clients have reached or exceeded their set goals.* How do we know this? We use Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT)
In numerous studies^ – therapists using Feedback Informed Treatment have the following benefits over those not using FIT:
- As much as doubles the effect size (this is a fancy way of saying that clients improve much more)
- Decrease dropout rates by as much as half (therapists are able to course correct when therapy isn’t being helpful)
- Decreases deterioration by up to 33% (We want to make sure things don’t get worse)
- Significantly reduces the cost of care
We are the only clinic in Minnesota currently using feedback informed treatment. Your success is our success and FIT aids us in Making sure we are accountable to you.
Feedback Informed Treatment Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT)?
FIT is the routine practice of monitoring your outcome (how much you’re improving) and also monitoring the relationship with your therapist (the alliance).
- How is this done? Will it take a lot of time?
Each session begins with you filling out a 30 second measure on an iPad. The data from that measure allows us to track how much you are improving. At the end of each session your therapist will hand you the iPad again and you will fill out a 30 second measure about the alliance.
- Why is FIT so important?
To put it bluntly – there is a lot of bad couples therapy happening out there. We don’t want to have anything to do with that. FIT gives us the hard data to make sure that you are getting better. When the data shows therapy isn’t working – we are able to course correct or find other measures that will lead you to your goals.
- I don’t really like to fill out questionnaires, do I have to do it?
Of course you don’t have to do it. But you should know that FIT isn’t a normal questionnaire or survey. FIT is designed to help you. It helps your therapist tailor their approach to your needs. Keep in mind that 13 randomized clinical trials show that FIT can increase your results in therapy dramatically.
- If FIT is so great – why isn’t everyone using it?
Great question. This is where the field is heading and we’re really excited about that. The primary reason FIT isn’t more prevalent is that even though it’s very simple for clients, it’s very difficult to implement from an administrative standpoint. There is an enormous amount of training that goes into the implementation and the costs of using FIT are significant. At RTC we are fortunate to have owners who understand that your success is inextricably linked to our Center’s success.
* 75% of clients starting therapy starting in 2015 and after have reached their expected improvement in outcome as defined by the Outcome Rating Scale in the MyOutcomes.com database. Only clients seeing FIT Therapists are included in this sample. These therapists are identified on the All Therapists page with a “FIT Therapist Logo.” For more information on this statistic please contact Jeb Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
^ Miller, S.D., & Schuckard, E. (2013). Psychometrics of the ORS and SRS. Results from RCT’s and meta-analyses of routine monitoring and feedback: The Available Evidence. http://www.scottdmiller.com/blog/