At Anxiety Institute, we believe that to achieve clinical progress, you must measure it, and that’s why we’re at the forefront of Measurement Based Care (MBC).
MBC replaces assumptions and guesswork by utilizing validated client-reported measures and data-driven decisions over the course of treatment. * The information helps establish the goals and objectives of the client’s treatment plan and informs decisions for changes in these plans. MBC has been demonstrated to improve clinical outcomes, enhance treatment decision-making processes and increase client engagement in therapy.
At Anxiety Institute, we measure client status at the start of treatment, at various points of care, and at graduation to show gains made in treatment. We utilize two symptom rating scales that enable clients to report the frequency and severity of their symptoms in real time, wherever they are, by responding by text or email.
With a continuous feedback loop of meaningful client data, our clinicians can provide customized treatment informed by measurement data delivered on our state-of-the-art MBC platform.
*According to the Kennedy Forum, as of 2015 only 11% of psychologists in the United States routinely administer symptom rating scales to monitor improvement.
Treatment Outcomes: Anxiety
The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) measures the severity of anxiety symptoms. The questions used in this measure ask about common symptoms of anxiety that the individual has experienced during the past week.
As illustrated on the bar chart, clients in Anxiety Institute’s Intensive Day Program experienced a significant decline in anxiety symptom severity. Average anxiety symptoms fell 23% between intake and the mid-point of treatment and plunged 39% by discharge.
Beck Anxiety Index
Symptom Severity: Intake to Discharge
Treatment Outcomes: Depression
The Beck Depression Inventory is one of the most widely used psychometric tests to measure the severity of depression. The questions used in this measure ask about common symptoms of depression that the individual has experienced during the past week.
As illustrated on the bar chart, clients in Anxiety Institute’s Intensive Day Program experienced a significant decline in depression severity. Average depression symptoms fell 10% from intake to the mid-point of treatment and plunged 38% by discharge.
Beck Depression Index
Symptom Severtity Reducation: Intake to Discharge
Treatment Efficacy: Client Goals
Early in the course of treatment, an individualized treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the client. This client-centered treatment plan covers critical goals and aspirations, strengths and resources, and, barriers and needs across key domains which may include family interactions, relationships, social interactions, education and employment, credit recovery, medical and physical health, leisure and recreation, chores and, screen time. The individualized treatment plan includes objectives and interventions across relevant domains for the individual client.
Upon graduation from the Intensive Day Program, clients, families and their clinicians confer on progress relative to the treatment plan goals. Among these graduates, 74% have achieved transformative progress relative to their treatment goals with another 19% achieved significant progress.
Treatment Efficacy: Client-Centered Treatment Plan
We are proud of our outcome data, awed by the hard work of our clients and inspired to bring evidenced-based care to the clients and families we serve.
Originally published on September 19, 2020 in Greenwich Sentinel. Like many teenagers, Jeremy Lancaster, age 17, took …