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
Authentic Hand Knotted Rugs Capets commented on 16-Jan-2021 12:16 AM
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http://bitcoinmoney.ru/user/hoffmannrahbek8/ commented on 16-Jan-2021 12:24 AM
Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It actually was
once a entertainment account it. Glance advanced to more brought agreeable from you!

By the way, how can we communicate?
Lucinda Espindola commented on 16-Jan-2021 04:27 AM
I seriously love your site.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own site and want to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Kudos!
Thomas Ladson commented on 16-Jan-2021 06:15 AM
This is a really good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very accurate info?Thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!
русский секс +в туалете commented on 16-Jan-2021 06:35 AM
I'm not sure exactly why but this blog 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.
Printing company commented on 16-Jan-2021 06:55 AM
Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a
bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog. A great read.
I will certainly be back.
예스벳88 commented on 16-Jan-2021 01:06 PM
Best view i have ever seen !
saffronviet commented on 16-Jan-2021 01:20 PM
I love what you guys are usually up too. This kind of
clever work and coverage! Keep up the excellent works guys I've incorporated you guys to my own blogroll.
6_Furinno_11179EX_Simple_Design_Coffee_Table_Review commented on 16-Jan-2021 05:10 PM
I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as
with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it's rare to see a nice blog like this one
nowadays.
Tommye Talahytewa commented on 16-Jan-2021 05:12 PM
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Wesley Kirchman commented on 16-Jan-2021 05:34 PM
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Pandora Elsensohn commented on 16-Jan-2021 06:00 PM
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