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
Nutrisystem Meals commented on 17-Jan-2021 12:39 AM
Hello! I know this is kinda off topic but I'd figured I'd ask.

Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa?
My site discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we
could greatly benefit from each other. If you're interested feel free to
send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
Excellent blog by the way!
룰렛 commented on 17-Jan-2021 02:23 AM
Best view i have ever seen !
omron commented on 17-Jan-2021 06:19 AM
Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the internet the simplest thing to
be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that
they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side effect ,
people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.
Thanks
elijah sommerz wiki commented on 17-Jan-2021 06:30 PM
Simply want to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness
in your publish is just cool and that i
can suppose you are knowledgeable in this subject.
Fine with your permission allow me to grasp your
RSS feed to keep updated with coming near near post. Thank you one million and please carry on the gratifying work.
คาสิโน commented on 17-Jan-2021 08:17 PM
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any interesting article like yours. It's beautiful worth sufficient for me.
Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made just right content as you probably did, the web
will likely be a lot more useful than ever before.
slot commented on 17-Jan-2021 08:26 PM
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DigitalPrintingVN commented on 17-Jan-2021 09:10 PM
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who are wishing for blogging.
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I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol
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I love the knowledge you provide here and can't wait to take a look when I get home.
I'm amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, superb blog!
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Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate!

He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to
him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks
for sharing!
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