10 Reasons to Try the MFT-PRN : PRN Blog

1. Using Formal Assessments will Help your Clients
We know you want to help your clients. Well, did you know that research shows that using formal assessments in therapy actually improves client retention and outcomes? (Shaw & Murray, 2014). According to researchers, getting client feedback by way of self-reported assessments is vital to the therapeutic process and really does make a difference in client outcomes (Reese, Norsworthy, & Rowlands, 2009).
 
2. Using an Online System is Easy
Forget the old days when you spent hours finding the right assessment, having the client take it (wasting precious session time), scoring it (wasting more session time!) and then finally being able to interpret and use the information. Forget it! No one in today’s fast paced world has time for that! Let the MFT-PRN take care of it for you. (Extra benefit: By going paperless you get to help save the environment and your mind--no more cluttered filing cabinets!)
 
3. Its Secure
We are living in a digital world and with that, security threats are always a concern for therapists. Well, now you can calm your fears! The MFT-PRN has been developed with a rigorous security design that protects your clients information.
 
4. Never Miss an Appointment Again
Have you ever accidentally missed or double booked a client? If you have, then you know the gut-wrenching feeling it induces. With the easy to use online scheduling feature of the MFT-PRN, you can rest easy knowing that all your appointments are neatly organized and only a touch of a button away.
 
5. Collaborate with Other Professionals
An added perk of using the MFT-PRN is that you are now linked into other professionals, researchers and clinicians from around the world. Collaborate and learn from each other in the field!
 
6. Build Confidence
What a nice surprise it is when you see strong alliance scores with a client. Research shows that alliance scores predict both outcomes and rates of dropout (Sharf, Primavera, & Diener, 2010). Let the MFT-PRN do the workfor you and you can give yourself a nice pat on the back when you see your strong alliances with clients.
 
7. Improve Areas of Weakness
Alliance scores not looking so hot? Hey, it happens to the best of us. The good news is that there is research that shows that after a repair attempt, alliance scores increase. There is even some evidence that clients who have had a rupture and subsequent repair do even better than those clients who didn't (Stiles, et al., 2004). The MFT-PRN can be your guiding metric for what therapeutic relationships need more attention and repair.
 
8. It’s Fast!
It’s time to embrace technology and leave the stone age behind. There is research that shows that most therapists won’t use an assessment if it takes longer than 5 minutes for the client to take it, score and interpret the results regardless of the utility of the assessment(Reese, Norsworthy, & Rowlands, 2009). This is why the MFT-PRN is expertly designed to incorporate only short validated measures that optimize the assessment process. No more wasting time scoring assessments either! The PRN, in real time, instantly scores your client’s assessments allowing you to use that information seconds later.
 
9. No Commitment
Try it. If you don’t like it, then stop using it. Simple as that.
 
10. It’s Free!
If nothing else, the real kicker is that the MFT-PRN is completely free to use! Yes, free! And not ‘act now to get this amazing offer’ infomercial-type free, actually free free. It costs you zip, nada, nothing to use. Ever!
 
References
 
Shaw, S. L., & Murray, K. W. (2014). Monitoring alliance and outcome with client feedback measures. Journal Of Mental Health Counseling, 36(1), 43-57. doi:10.17744/mehc.36.1.n5g64t3014231862
 
Reese, R. J., Norsworthy, L. A., & Rowlands, S. R. (2009). Does a continuous feedback system improve psychotherapy outcome?. Psychotherapy: Theory, research, practice, training, 46(4), 418.
 
Sharf, J., Primavera, L. H., & Diener, M. J. (2010). Dropout and therapeutic alliance: A meta-analysis of adult individual psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47(4), 637-645. doi:10.1037/a0021175
 
Stiles, W. B., Glick, M. J., Osatuke, K., Hardy, G. E., Shapiro, D. A., Agnew-Davies, R., & ... Barkham, M. (2004). Patterns of Alliance Development and the Rupture-Repair Hypothesis: Are Productive Relationships U-Shaped or V-Shaped?. Journal Of Counseling Psychology, 51(1), 81-92. doi:10.1037/0022-0167.51.1.8
by Hillary Davis

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