It is well known that PCOMS (Partners for Change Outcomes Management Systems) is included in the SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices.
All three randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that enabled PCOMS application for and realization of evidence based practice status were conducted by Partners of the Heart and Soul of Change Project. PCOMS is not a specific treatment model for a particular client diagnosis. It is a-theoretical and therefore may be added to or integrated with any model of practice; and it applies to all diagnostic categories.
In effect, one size does fit all, allowing practitioners to be evidence based across all clients. And, more important,PCOMS is evidence based at the individual client-therapist level. Collecting client feedback monitors whether this therapeutic approach provided by this therapist is benefiting this client.
It provides a seemingly contradictory way to become evidence based across all clients while tailoring services to the individual client’s needs, preferences, and culture— evidence based practice one client at a time.
Watch this 4 minute YouTube video with Dr. Barry Duncan, explaining how using PCOMS will benefit you getting the results you want in therapy.