This podcast we welcome Dr. Gary Burlingame (co-creator of the OQ Measures system) and Sue Jenkins, current CEO of OQ Measures. We talk about a range of things, from the development of the OQ Instruments, the importance of getting feedback on your treatment interventions, how to implement progress monitoring into your practice and a lot more.

For those of you who have heard us talking about the “OQ” or “YOQ” on this podcast, Dr. Burlingame is one of the originators of those instruments and has been chasing evidence based practice and progress monitoring excellence throughout his distinguished career.

Dr. Burlingame is a professor of Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University. His teaching includes research and assessment methods applied to psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. His research spans over 20 years and has emphasized measurement, program evaluation and group psychotherapy. He has edited, authored or co-authored four academic based books, 100 book chapters and peer reviewed articles and 180+ scientific articles.

Dr. Burlingame received the Group Psychologist of the year award from the American Psychological Association in 2006, a career award for Outstanding Contributions in Group Psychotherapy from the American Group Psychotherapy Association and awarded Fellow status in the American Psychological Association for his outstanding and unusual contributions to the science and profession of psychology.

Dr. Burlingame has served as a consultant to private and state agencies in implementing changes in practice patterns increasing the use of group and outcomes-informed treatment.  This consultation includes direct training with clinicians, line administrators and executive staff.  He has maintained a clinical practice for over 20 years and supervises clinicians in both private and public settings.

Sue Jenkins is the CEO of OQ Measures, a company dedicated to improving treatment effectiveness across the board in the field of psychology. They publish a wide range of measures to help track change across a variety of populations and presenting issues, as well as tools to help individual practitioners and programs improve their practice.