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Get FIT this Summer

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

Did you know that psychotherapy outcome measures can be used to do more than just track progress and alliance?

Feedback-informed treatment (FIT) is an evidence-based practice recognized by SAMSHA where clinicians gather real-time input from clients using structured measures to identify what is and is not working in therapy and then adjust to better meet client’s needs. FIT aims to incorporate the client’s perspective about the therapeutic relationship.

The two measures primarily used are the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the Session Rating Scale (SRS). The ORS measures the client’s perspective of change or improvement (or lack thereof) in relation to where they started. The ORS asks about progress in the following areas: individual, interpersonal, social, and overall. The SRS is a four-item measure of the therapeutic alliance that includes gathering information about how the client feels about the relationship, the goals and topics, the approach to treatment, and an overall rating.

These measures have good reliability and validity and are designed to be used in everyday practice. offers practical advice on how this leading evidence-based practice can be used to:

- strengthen client engagement
- reduce complaints and dropouts
- increase successful outcomes

Whether you’re an individual practitioner or part of a larger organization, these brief weekly trainings can help you develop a culture of feedback and incorporate the Outcome and Session Rating Scales (ORS & SRS) into your deliberate practice.


Only available for a Limited time.

The goal of offering this Free Training in FIT Basics is to to help fifty talk therapy professionals become Certified FIT Practitioners in 2022. Will you be one of them?

Get started by booking a call to learn more about the accredited Online Psychotherapy Training in Feedback-Informed Treatment Basics , offered on Six hours of online Psychotherapy Training in Feedback-Informed Treatment, plus one 30-min. coaching session all for free.


Book a free coaching session to see if FIT training with Cindy is right for you.

Already an experienced FIT Practitioner? Ask about the special package to help you become Certified by the International Center for Clinical Excellence as a CFP or CFT.

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