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.). 


"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?

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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