Routine Outcome Monitoring in Couple and Family Therapy

The Empirically Informed Therapist

  • Terje Tilden
  • Bruce E.  Wampold

Part of the European Family Therapy Association Series book series (EFTAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

  3. Couple and Family Therapy in Norway

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Vigdis Wie Torsteinsson, Astri Johnsen
      Pages 17-43
  4. Practice-Oriented Research and Routine Outcome Monitoring

  5. Reflections from Abroad on Couple and Family Therapy in Norway

  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Terje Tilden, Bruce E. Wampold
      Pages 283-287
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-290

About this book


This research-to-practice manual introduces Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM), a feedback-based approach to preventing impasses and relapses in couple and family therapy as well as within other psychotherapy approaches. This book discusses how ROM has been developed and experienced within the Norwegian couples and family therapy community in line with international trends of bridging the gap between clinical practice and research. Locating the method in evidence-based systemic practice, contributors describe the core techniques, tools, and process of ROM, including examples of effective uses of feedback over different stages of therapy, with individuals in family context, and implemented in different countries. Giving clients this level of control in treatment reinforces the concept of therapy as a collaborative process, fostering client engagement and involvement, commitment to treatment, and post-treatment progress. ROM is applicable across clinical settings and clinician orientations for maximum utility in work with clients, and in building therapeutic self-awareness.

Features of the book:
•Theoretical and empirical context for using ROM with families and couples.
•Tools and procedures, including the Systemic Therapy Inventory of Change.
•Guidelines for treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation.
•Common challenges in using ROM with couples and families.
•Supervisory, training, and ethical issues.
•Examples and vignettes showing ROM in action.

With its deep potential for promoting client progress as well as therapist development, Routine Outcome Monitoring in Couple and Family Therapy: The Empirically Informed Therapist will attract practitioners and research professionals particularly interested in clinical practice, client-directed methods, and couple or family therapy.


Routine outcome monitoring (ROM) ROM in couple and family therapy Systematic Therapy Inventory of Change STIC Feedback System Outcomes in family therapy Outcomes in couple therapy Practice-oriented research Practice-based evidence Therapy progression

Editors and affiliations

  • Terje Tilden
    • 1
  • Bruce E.  Wampold
    • 2
  1. 1.Modum BadVikersundNorway
  2. 2.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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