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
온라인 슬롯 commented on 13-Jan-2021 08:27 AM
Best view i have ever seen !
Len Bednarowicz commented on 13-Jan-2021 08:58 AM
Having read this I thought it was really enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this short article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!
Gene Necessary commented on 13-Jan-2021 09:13 AM
This is a topic which is close to my heart... Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?
Joseph Swart commented on 13-Jan-2021 10:24 AM
I really like it when individuals come together and share opinions. Great website, keep it up!
예스벳88 commented on 13-Jan-2021 11:28 AM
Best view i have ever seen !
안전사이트 commented on 13-Jan-2021 12:36 PM
Best view i have ever seen !
안전해외사이트 commented on 13-Jan-2021 01:26 PM
Best view i have ever seen !
Cecila commented on 13-Jan-2021 04:09 PM
Greetings! Quick question that's completely off topic.
Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?

My site looks weird when viewing from my iphone 4.
I'm trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to fix this problem.
If you have any recommendations, please share.
With thanks!
Kacey commented on 13-Jan-2021 07:15 PM
Helpful infoгmation. Lucky me I discovered y᧐ur website by accident, ɑnd I am shocked why thіs twijst of fate ⅾid
not took plaϲe earlier! I bookmarked it.
printing company commented on 13-Jan-2021 07:28 PM
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Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it's rare to see a great blog like this
one these days.
Fatima Hippen commented on 13-Jan-2021 08:17 PM
I blog often and I really appreciate your content. This article has truly peaked my interest. I'm going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new details about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.
Daphne Loeffelholz commented on 13-Jan-2021 09:06 PM
Saved as a favorite, I like your site!
Harmony Wilkes commented on 13-Jan-2021 09:06 PM
Hi, There's no doubt that your site could possibly be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it's got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, fantastic site!
saffronviet commented on 13-Jan-2021 10:16 PM
Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Firefox.

I'm not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I'd post to let you know.
The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem
fixed soon. Many thanks
Mika Rohman commented on 13-Jan-2021 10:29 PM
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Florentino Carmain commented on 13-Jan-2021 11:18 PM
Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written any better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he'll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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