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
Parker Wriedt commented on 08-Apr-2021 06:25 AM
You're so interesting! I don't think I have read through something like that before. So nice to find someone with a few unique thoughts on this subject. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with some originality!
Filiberto Reno commented on 08-Apr-2021 06:44 AM
I blog frequently and I really appreciate your content. This great article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to book mark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.
Harold Lobaton commented on 08-Apr-2021 06:55 AM
Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes that will make the most significant changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!
Janean Mort commented on 08-Apr-2021 08:51 AM
Great post. I am dealing with some of these issues as well..
idn poker commented on 08-Apr-2021 09:37 AM
Hi there this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs
use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding
experience so I wanted to get guidance from
someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Marilu Deubler commented on 08-Apr-2021 10:08 AM
Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I've read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I'll just bookmark this page.
Silas Suren commented on 08-Apr-2021 11:48 AM
You ought to take part in a contest for one of the finest websites on the web. I'm going to recommend this blog!
Dannie Plakke commented on 08-Apr-2021 11:59 AM
I love it whenever people come together and share ideas. Great blog, keep it up!
Leslie commented on 08-Apr-2021 07:39 PM
thanks a lot a good deal this excellent website will be conventional along with relaxed

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바카라 사이트 commented on 08-Apr-2021 11:03 PM
May I simply say what a comfort to discover somebody that truly understands what they are discussing on the internet. You actually realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people really need to check this out and understand this side of your story. I was surprised that you aren't more popular given that you surely have the gift.
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