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.


 

 

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mathematics commented on 19-Jan-2021 08:31 PM
Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article.

I'll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of
your useful information. Thanks for the post. I
will definitely return.
Dee Waibel commented on 19-Jan-2021 08:35 PM
Right here is the right website for everyone who wants to understand this topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a subject which has been discussed for ages. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!
I seriously love your website.. Great colors & theme.
Did you make this website yourself? Please reply back as
I'm trying to create my very own site and would love to find out where you got this from or exactly
what the theme is called. Kudos!
เว็บพนัน commented on 19-Jan-2021 11:52 PM
I am really loving the theme/design of your blog. Do you
ever run into any browser compatibility problems?
A couple of my blog readers have complained about my website
not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox.
Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?
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Hello, I enjoy reading through your article post.
I like to write a little comment to support you.
situs commented on 20-Jan-2021 05:26 AM
A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment.
I think that you should write more about this issue, it may not be a taboo subject but generally folks
don't discuss these subjects. To the next! All the best!!
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make certain to bookmark your blog and will eventually come
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