The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) is a client feedback program for improving the treatment outcomes of adults and children participating in a behavioral health care intervention. PCOMS is designed to improve the retention of participants in treatment and to assist them in reaching reliable and clinically significant change. The program can be implemented by behavioral health care therapists as part of any behavioral health care intervention.
PCOMSataGlance – This 2 page reference will briefly describe the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) and the research that led to its inclusion in the SAMSHA registry for evidence-based practices.
Pcoms-overview-DuncanReese-2015 – This article describes the research about the impact of feedback on success in psychotherapy, the psychometrics of PCOMS and the research leading to its inclusion into the SAMHSA evidence based practice registry. As well it provides an introduction to how to use the Outcome Rating Scale and the Session Rating Scale in direct practice.
PCOMSSupTechDuncanReeseFinal – This book chapter provides a thorough description of how to implement the PCOMS tools to support and improve the clinical supervision process.