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Administration and Scoring Manual for the Outcome and Session Rating Scales

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More than any time in the history of the field, policy makers and payers are stridently insisting that, to be paid, therapists must “deliver the goods”. The Outcome Rating Scale and Session Rating Scale are ultra-brief, in-session measures that have been demonstrated to improve psychotherapy outcomes. This manual outlines the development and validation of the ORS and SRS. Guidelines for administration, scoring, and interpretation are provided. Instructive case examples are offered to enhance the use of the measures in clinical practice. NOTE: Unless you have the course material already available to you, this course material can be purchased from the author by clicking the link “Get Course Material.”

This course is based on the reading-based online, Administration and Scoring Manual for the Outcome and Session Rating Scales created by Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

Course Material Author

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is a co- founder of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change and works as a therapist providing services pro bono to traditionally under served clients. Dr. Miller also conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad. He is the author of numerous articles and co-author or co-editor of Escape from Babel (Norton, 1997), The Heart and Soul of Change (APA Press, 1999), and the forthcoming Making Treatment Count (with Michael Lambert and Bruce Wampold [LEA]).

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about The Outcome Rating Scale and Session Rating Scale. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. identify the psychometric properties of the ORS and SRS.

  2. describe key steps and strategies in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the ORS and SRS.

  3. describe key elements found in case examples of outcome-informed treatment.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

2 CE credit hours

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2 CE credit hours

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2 CE credit hours

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2 CPD hours

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Course Material

The manual is available at this link for $39.95. Found in the section entitled “Downloadable Products”, second from the left.

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Course Retired
Course Number 100791
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.71 out of 5
7 members have taken this course


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