Measuring progress is a vital part of any treatment plan, including in mental health treatment. When it comes to measuring progress through the typical standardized testing methods, recent research has shown that these markers of “progress” in mental health treatment may be more subjective than originally thought.

We know that measuring progress in mental health treatment is essential, because it allows treatment providers to assess the impact of their interventions, and then to determine whether more or different treatments are necessary in future sessions. We understand that gaining a clearer understanding of if and how our treatments are effective is a key part of the process.

So how can we get a more accurate picture of our clients’ progress than standard testing provides? We can get back to the person-centered approach to care. This includes personalized evaluations, using standardized testing as baseline-only, and combining multiple approaches to get a clearer picture of progress. Learn more about rethinking how we can and should accurately measure progress in mental health treatment.

Reevaluating How We Measure Progress in Mental Health Treatment