Episode 105

Episode 105

Reading and Understanding Outcome Data

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In this episode, Brandon Burns brings on Jason Friesema as well as Lauren Atencio to open a deep conversation into the very important topic, outcome data. Our team transparently shares outcome data relevant to Peaks and the industry and takes the time to debate how these outcomes should be influencing our decisions within treatment and beyond.

Talking Points

  1. Introduction to outcome data
  2. How the data influences treatment
  3. Common misunderstandings of outcomes data
  4. Understanding successful outcomes
  5. Personal responsibility
  6. How to measure success
  7. Final thoughts


“We are habitual creatures, right? I always tell this to the clients if I have a pattern of behavior that I have been practicing for over 20 years. I go to treatment for 30 days, and then I’m like, ‘I’m good after that; how am I expecting to change a pattern of behavior that I have been practicing for that long, over a course of 30 days? It goes to this place of thinking patterns if I have a way that I think and I stay in my shame. I ruminate, and then I go to treatment, I’m like, ‘Okay, this is starting to get better, and then I move out of treatment, I move out of care completely, and I start going back to my life— again, habitual creature— I’m going to fall back into those thinking patterns.”
– Lauren Atencio, Clinical Director.

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