Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) has a large body of research to support its efficacy. The most important research basis for FIT is that two things have been proven to affect the behavioral health outcome the most: 1) early change in treatment and 2) the alliance between the client and the practitioner, as rated by the client. For practitioners using FIT, data (client feedback) collection occurs at every visit. By collecting data each time a client is seen, practitioners are continually checking to see if the treatment is working for the client, and are trained to make adjustments in the treatment based on the data.
The most commonly used measures in FIT are the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the Session Rating Scale (SRS). These two assessments are brief, valid, reliable and sensitive to change, which make them ideal for providing frequent and vital information that practitioners can rely on to tailor the treatment.
NOTE!! The ORS is listed on the Joint Commission's website under Behavioral Healthcare Instruments Listing as a tool that can be used to implement measurement-based care.
BHES provides training Feedback-Informed Training workshops
To receive a FIT workshop and implementation quote, email Natalie Nax at email@example.com.
FIT has a large international community of practitioners, academics, and educators who are continually researching and writing about how to improve behavioral health practice. The International Center for Clinical Excellence provides valuable resources and guidance to FIT trainers and practitioners.
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