Saturday, August 25, 2012

iOS app review: The therapy Outcome Management System

I recently discovered a cleverly designed iOS app designed to assess therapy outcome. The app is easy to use, secure and useful for monitoring a client's progress during therapy.

TOMS contains the Outcome Ratings Scale (Miller & Duncan, 2000), which looks at the client's well-being (overall, personal, family, and social) and the Session Rating Scale (Johnson, Miller & Duncan, 2000), which quickly evaluates patients' experience during a session (e.g., quality of the relationship, client-therapist fit, etc.).

The app is password protected and adequately organizes your client files. Client profiles are easily added, the questionaire are quickly administered, the rating scales are easy to navigate, and a graph allows you to see progress over time. An email feature is provided if you wish to export the data.

For more information visit the TOMS web site [here]
Download the app from the US App store [here] for $14.99

Sylvain Roy, Ph.D., neuropsychologist
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If you could get your mobile device to do one thing, what would it be?

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I use smartphones and tablets for brain injury rehabilitation and assessments.

If you could get your mobile device to do one thing, what would it be?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Android App review : ASK before it's too late. Prevent suicide.

Suicidal risk or tentative is an intricate part of any mental health professional. Having to promote life in suicidal patient is delicate and sometimes complex thing to do.  Considering the prevalence numbers in our western societies, having more tools seems a necessity. 

This program has no cool graphics, no interactivity, and no more information than a web page.  So why would we bother talking about it?  Simply because it does what it’s supposed to do:  create a one click access to important information and to get immediate support. 

The ASK & Prevent Suicide app provides basic information about suicidal risk for patient and their loved ones.  Having the information readily available in your pocket will diminish steps needed to get help (in turn increase the likelihood of getting help).  A plus, is that it’s always available, even if you don’t have a WiFi or data connection.  The ASK & Prevent Suicide app also offers hotline numbers for Suicide Prevention, for Veterans and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning.  One click and you’re on the phone with the proper hotline.  These hotlines are only available in the United States.

Having more people armed to face suicidal risks will only help to save lives.

Jocelyn Morettini
Health Psychologist / Neuropsychologist
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