Why Do Clinicians Keep Using PM?

We conducted qualitative research examining what motivated clinicians to continue using PM measures. 

Here is what they said...

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"PM helped to engage and enhance the role of my clients in therapy"

 

Clinicians reported that PM...

  • Facilitated discussion in session
  • Enhanced client-therapist collaboration
  • Prompted feedback
  • Prompted client reflection
  • Enabled client-directed therapy

"PM improved the effectiveness of my services"

 

Clinicians reported that a demonstrated improvement in effectiveness motivated them to continue using the measures. 


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"PM is convenient"

 

Clinicians reported that they found PM to be...

  • Fast
  • Easy
  • Inexpensive
  • Unobtrusive 

"PM helped me to identify issues in therapy"

 

Clinicians felt that PM pointed their attention to...

  • Clinician mistakes
  • Client problems
  • Alliance ruptures
  • A lack of progress

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"PM helped me to guide treatment"

 

Clinicians said that PM helped them to... 

  • Direct individual sessions  
  • Direct overall treatment
  • Determine treatment length

"PM helped me provide relevant information to others"

 

Some clinicians reported that PM was helpful in providing information to third parties (e.g., hospitals, physicians, future clients, etc.). 


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"PM helped engage me"

 

Clinicians said that PM...

  • Positively influenced their own engagement in therapy
  • Was beneficial to trainees in supervision

 


Interested in reading more?

Check Out...

Knoll, M., Ionita, G., Tomaro, J., Chen, V., and Fitzpatrick, M. (2016). Progress Monitoring measures: The interaction of initial motivation with selection and maintenance issues. Psychology, 7(3). Doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.73046

Last updated: 23/05/2018