Formative Outcomes, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was founded by Alexander Waitt in 2015. Initially, Formative Outcomes offered evidence-based trainings in the community to enhance healthcare practitioner’s ability to create healthy dialogue with patients. Over the last three years Formative Outcomes has evolved. Today, Formative Outcomes works with organizations and systems in identifying gaps in service lines and delivering workshops and organizational programming services proven to create positive change, impacting the quality of services and an organization’s bottom-line. Formative Outcomes also facilitates workshops and trainings for organizations who want to learn more about and enhance various clinical and counseling interventions. We additionally offer clinical supervision services to non-licensed counselors working towards obtaining their license as well as licensed and non-licensed counselors and healthcare practitioners hoping to develop expertise in evidence-based clinical practices.
Workshops are offered quarterly in the community. Workshops and training can also be facilitated at your organization; designed and implemented for your team and their specific learning needs and desired outcomes.
Purposeful training and organizational programming can save your organization valuable resources while generating revenue. We’ll guide you to increase client engagement that fosters healthy change and positive outcomes.
Supervision is a critical component of developing proficiency in clinical engagement. We offer individual supervision using best-practice measures to ensure you continue to grow in your application of evidence-based interventions.
MI is an evidence-based intervention that guides people in making healthy decisions by supporting them in resolving their ambivalence to make a change while increasing intrinsic motivation. Applicable as a leadership tool and to support patients in making change.
Narrative therapy is a post-modern approach to counseling that emphasizes people as the experts of their own lives. Through a collaborative process, Narrative Therapy supports clients in ‘re-authoring events in their lives that offer new meaning and reduce the influence of problems in their lives.
CBT is the premier treatment directed toward solving problems and teaching individuals skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior. CBT interventions help individuals overcome major obstacles to their recovery, including lack of motivation, anhedonia, and asocial behavior.
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(Assistant Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology)
Formative Outcomes was an absolute pleasure to work with. I learned a great deal and was influenced not only by the skills and command of knowledge by the trainer, but also by his spirit and nature.
(Behavioral Health Coach)
The process of supervision through Formative Outcomes offered me a critique of my application of Motivational Interviewing and has opened new doors that will have a lasting impact, for me and those I serve.
(Associate Director of Clinical Services, Pathway to Recovery Program)
Formative Outcomes provided the tools and strategies necessary for our agency to develop a sustainable Motivational Interviewing practice through clinical skill development, ongoing training, and evidenced-based supervision. We expect a significant, positive impact in our work with adolescents.
(Central Virginia Health Services)
Formative Outcomes helped us devise a unique process to improve the proficiency of our behavioral health and medical providers in Motivational Interviewing across our health system through in-depth, up-to-date training, tailored specifically for us. On-going consultation guided by the latest research is helping us create systemic mechanisms to continuously promote and improve the MI skills of new and existing providers. Thanks to the on-going collaborative process with Formative Outcomes, we are confident we will be consistently offering patient centered interventions that promote improved health outcomes.
(Manager of Program Consultation, Allegheny HealthChoices, INC. )
Formative Outcomes provided expert individual practice and coaching to help develop proficiency in my personal use of Motivational Interviewing and in my ability to effectively train. Additionally, they collaborated with us in developing and implementing sustainable practices of Motivational Interviewing in large community-based agencies in Allegheny County.
(Signature Psychiatric Hospitals)
Formative Outcomes offered a training that was engaging. The Motivational Interviewing workshop provided opportunities to practice while making the material relevant to my work.
(Adams State University)
If you are looking to get a deep sense of understanding in a topic matter while having a really unique collaborative experience, this is your team.