Effective use of routine outcome monitoring and feedback in psychotherapy

Dr Jaime Delgadillo

Wednesday, 22 February 2023


Routine outcome monitoring (ROM) involves the use of psychometric measures in health care. Typically, ROM can be used in two ways. First, measures collected before and after therapy can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. The second application integrates measurement into the therapy process, by continuously reviewing information about the patient’s treatment response. This approach, also referred to as progress feedback, enables the therapist to determine if treatment is working as expected, or if some adjustments may be necessary. The latest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of controlled trials in this area indicates that progress feedback improves treatment outcomes and reduces dropout (de Jong et al., 2021). This workshop will guide psychotherapists on how to effectively integrate ROM and feedback into their practice.

The event will be equivalent to 1.1/2hrs of CPD.


• Evidence-base for ROM and progress feedback
• Introducing measurement into the therapy process
• Common obstacles and solutions for adherence to ROM
• Patterns of change (e.g., dose-response trends, sudden gains and losses)
• Using ROM to develop and test clinical hypotheses

Learning Objectives

You will learn:
1. How to support patients to adhere to ROM
2. How to interpret clinically relevant patterns is ROM data
3. How to personalise and adjust treatment following a scientist-practitioner method

Training Modalities

Didactic content, case vignettes, Q&A using the chat function of zoom.

Key References

Ehlers, A. & Wild, J. (2020). Cognitive therapy for PTSD. In L. F. Bufka, C. V. Wright, & R. W. Halfond (Eds.), Casebook to the APA Clinical Practice Guideline for the treatment of PTSD (p.91-121). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000196-005

About the presenter

Jaime Delgadillo PhD is a Senior Lecturer and Research Director for the DClinPsy training programme at the University of Sheffield. He is also Director of Psychological Therapies Research at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, where he has his clinical practice and supervises a research team dedicated to mental health. He has postgraduate qualifications in psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy, and 20 years of clinical experience. His research focuses on understanding individual differences in psychological treatment response. He has over 80 publications in scientific journals and book chapters. He is an associate editor of the journal Psychotherapy Research and chair of the Northern IAPT Practice Research Network (iaptprn.com).

Who should attend

The content of the webinar will be relevant to practitioners who deliver any form of psychological intervention / therapy to adults with common mental health problems.