Can We Evaluate Whole Person Suffering?

By: Josh Morgan, PsyD SAS Analytics In our field of work, there are many calls to reduce suffering. Seems reasonable, right? It’s even in California’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), where public systems are called to “reduce subjective suffering.” And as we broadly focus more on outcomes in health, measuring suffering (and hopefully its reduction) is crucial. In order to measure something, we have to define it. While some definitions of suffering simply refer to the presence of symptoms, does the presence of illness alone necessarily mean suffering? Have you ever seen someone with… Read More

Building Bridges and Collaborative Leadership

Building Bridges and Collaborative Leadership. Post 3 by @mcgill_ken

Using the TCOM Tools in Practice

Using TCOM in your own practice. Post 2 by @mcgill_ken

Effectiveness of Functional Family Therapy for Mandated Versus Non-Mandated Youth

Dr. Katarzyna Celinska recently shared her article with the TCOM team entitled “Effectiveness of Functional Family Therapy for Mandated Versus Non-Mandated Youth.”[1] This article was originally published in the Juvenile and Family Court Journal and provides an overview of her extensive study comparing outcomes of youth mandated to participate in therapy versus those whose participation was voluntary. Using the CANS, she studies changes across all core domains of youth in Functional Family Therapy (FFT). See below for an excerpt of Dr. Celinska’s article —– INTRODUCTION Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-term… Read More