TAO enhances client engagement with online education, tools to practice new skills, and accountability. Clients learn mindfulness meditation, relaxation strategies, how to challenge cognitive distortion, positive psychology skills, and much more.
The Therapist Dashboard displays client activity in the platform, providing client accountability and increasing client compliance with treatment recommendations.
TAO includes a HIPAA compliant, videoconferencing tool that allows you to conduct online sessions securely. Videoconference sessions can include use of the progress measure to monitor client symptoms and improvement. The progress graph can be shared with the client during videoconference sessions when this is clinically appropriate.
TAO can be paired with brief sessions, online or face-to-face. Research has shown it to be as effective or more effective with 15-30 minute online or face-to-face sessions as traditional 50 minute weekly face-to-face therapy. You can see two or three times as many people without twice the work.
Patients/clients who are unable to access treatment because of cost, travel time, daycare problems, inability to get time off of work, or stigma may find TAO low intensity/high engagement fits their life and their needs better than traditional face-to-face treatment.
TAO provides interactive patient education modules online, available when and where patients need them. Skills and strategies can be reviewed and practiced throughout the week. Daily practice logs provide an easy and accessible way to ensure that new skills are practiced daily so that new healthy habits are formed and old less functional habits are reduced or eliminated. As a result, clients feel better, faster.
The Therapist Dashboard summarizes client activity in TAO. Clients are aware that the therapist has a dashboard. Most people tend to adhere to new behaviors when there is accountability. We stick with a new exercise regime, or diet, or other health habit best when we’ve told others about our intent and elicited their support and accountability. So the dashboard both helps a therapist track the client and encourages the client to engage more in practice throughout each week.
TAO includes a weekly progress measure, the BHM-20® from Celesthealth. Research has shown that measuring progress several times throughout treatment, and reviewing the results in the therapy sessions leads to improved outcomes.