What is feedback-informed treatment?

Feedback-informed treatment (FIT) is an evidence-based practice where clinicians gather input from clients using structured measures to identify what is and is not working in therapy and then adjust to better meet their needs. FIT has been shown to be effective because clinicians use measures to monitor their performance, it helps to select the most effective treatment methods, and it enhances the therapeutic relationship. The two measures primarily used are the Session Rating Scale (SRS) and the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS). The SRS measures the therapeutic alliance and gathers information about how the client feels about the relationship, the goals and topics, the approach to treatment, and an overall rating. The ORS measures the client’s perspective of change or improvement (or lack of change) compared to where they started. The ORS asks about progress in the following areas: individual , interpersonal (relationship to others), social, and overall. These measures are designed to be used in everyday practice.

View this article for more information on how to incorporate FIT into practice.

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