psychotherapy

Troy Sadkowsky - Thursday, June 15, 2017

How can data science help your therapist?

By Olivia Goldman

April 4, 2017

Link to article:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/04/what-your-therapist-doesnt-know/517797

According to an article a recently published in The Atlantic, data science is the new frontier in psychotherapy. Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) is a system in which client surveys are collected before every therapy session, and provide an independent and private way of determining if a client is improving or deteriorating. Performance feedback and data collection allows therapists to adjust the tools or tone of sessions to provide the best treatment for their client, similar to how performance metrics are used athletics. In addition, statistical algorithms, developed from data on thousands of cases, can predict which patients will deteriorate or are at risk of suicide (often with greater accuracy than a mental health professional), and can alert the psychotherapist.

While not yet widely used, these advances could prove critical for improving a field such as psychotherapy. Progress in psychotherapy is plagued by a lack of performance feedback for psychotherapists because of the private nature of their work, and whitewashing, a term that describes when patients suggest to their psychotherapist that treatment is effective while in reality the patient may actually be deteriorating.

Although studies show that FIT improves the effectiveness of psychotherapy, psychotherapists tend to be resistant to the quantification of something as nuanced and delicate as mental health and interpersonal therapist-client relationships. And granted, system can be improved; developer and researcher Michael Lambert noted that his system only significantly improves therapy outcomes for patients at risk of deterioration.


Like any facet of technology, the more it is used and implemented, the better it will become. The use of data science in psychotherapy is a burgeoning field, and suggests that, as data scientists, we will be able to improve the effectiveness with which professionals can identify and treat mental health problems.


 

 

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psychotherapy

Troy Sadkowsky - Thursday, June 15, 2017

How can data science help your therapist?

By Olivia Goldman

April 4, 2017

Link to article:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/04/what-your-therapist-doesnt-know/517797

According to an article a recently published in The Atlantic, data science is the new frontier in psychotherapy. Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) is a system in which client surveys are collected before every therapy session, and provide an independent and private way of determining if a client is improving or deteriorating. Performance feedback and data collection allows therapists to adjust the tools or tone of sessions to provide the best treatment for their client, similar to how performance metrics are used athletics. In addition, statistical algorithms, developed from data on thousands of cases, can predict which patients will deteriorate or are at risk of suicide (often with greater accuracy than a mental health professional), and can alert the psychotherapist.

While not yet widely used, these advances could prove critical for improving a field such as psychotherapy. Progress in psychotherapy is plagued by a lack of performance feedback for psychotherapists because of the private nature of their work, and whitewashing, a term that describes when patients suggest to their psychotherapist that treatment is effective while in reality the patient may actually be deteriorating.

Although studies show that FIT improves the effectiveness of psychotherapy, psychotherapists tend to be resistant to the quantification of something as nuanced and delicate as mental health and interpersonal therapist-client relationships. And granted, system can be improved; developer and researcher Michael Lambert noted that his system only significantly improves therapy outcomes for patients at risk of deterioration.


Like any facet of technology, the more it is used and implemented, the better it will become. The use of data science in psychotherapy is a burgeoning field, and suggests that, as data scientists, we will be able to improve the effectiveness with which professionals can identify and treat mental health problems.


 

 

Comments
Buck Jarnigan commented on 12-Jan-2021 04:12 AM
Having read this I believed it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!
Alesha Bendick commented on 12-Jan-2021 04:22 AM
I love looking through a post that can make men and women think. Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!
Argentina Ehrgott commented on 12-Jan-2021 04:22 AM
I enjoy reading through a post that will make men and women think. Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!
K8 commented on 12-Jan-2021 08:58 AM
There is definately a lot to learn about this issue. I really like
all the points you've made.
car maintenance commented on 12-Jan-2021 11:58 AM
Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post!
It is the little changes that produce the most important changes.
Many thanks for sharing!
Best cheap printing service commented on 12-Jan-2021 03:30 PM
Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long
comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear.
Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!
Leora Oberholtzer commented on 12-Jan-2021 04:18 PM
Right here is the perfect web site for anyone who hopes to understand this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject that has been discussed for many years. Great stuff, just excellent!
newsgiant commented on 12-Jan-2021 04:29 PM
I'm not sure why but this site is loading very slow for me.
Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end?
I'll check back later and see if the problem still exists.
Mandi Lawe commented on 12-Jan-2021 05:08 PM
Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a top notch article?but what can I say?I hesitate a whole lot and don't manage to get anything done.
Marjorie Kaneta commented on 12-Jan-2021 05:12 PM
This is a great tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise info?Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!
Maryanne Rewerts commented on 12-Jan-2021 05:34 PM
Your style is so unique compared to other folks I've read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.
Shenika Kalsow commented on 12-Jan-2021 05:35 PM
Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this website before but after going through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely pleased I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!
Karl commented on 13-Jan-2021 03:18 AM
A lot of people get the latter really, performing whatever they're able to
to increase their likelihood of succeeding.
Modesto Ripperger commented on 13-Jan-2021 07:05 AM
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