Treatment trajectory

Make the complex psychotherapy process transparent and manageable. The treatment trajectories present all relevant interactions with your patient in a clear and chronological order. The conceptualisation of a treatment trajectory reflects how therapy of the future will take shape via various channels, and will extend the range of the treatment from the therapy practice to the living room of the patient. A trajectory can contain numerous types of treatment activities: face-to-face contact, online sessions, consultations, self-help tools, notes, and more.

Trajectory-based approach

The trajectory visualises the sequential steps followed during therapy. The visualisation offers both you and your patients a holistic view on the entire treatment process, during which the meaningful activities are marked with separate icons. These icons clearly showcase in the blink of an eye how the individual care path is taking shape and evolving:

  • Session: face-to-face or online contact with therapist and patient(system)

  • Survey: online feedback and psychodiagnostics

  • Sync: supervision, consultations with affiliated care providers

  • Blended help: digital materials such as documentation, audiovisuals, digital exercises, self-registration,  that are made available to the patient, supporting the regular treatment offering

Notes

In every step of a trajectory, there's an ability to add notes that further describe the action that took place. In this way, the treatment trajectory can be fully documented. All notes will automatically be bundled in a summary report which can be downloaded or printed.

For deontological reasons, it's of utmost importance that therapists can store private notes that won't be accessible by the patient, and that will never be accessible by colleagues. In QIT online you have the ability to 'lock' the notes that can only be used for personal use. Locking notes is possible for every interaction type within a trajectory.

Locked notes are never accessible when you share a patient or when you transfer the patient to another therapist.

Unlocked notes are accessible in case of shared or transferred files. 

Online feedback

"Feedback is the breakfast of the champions", this also applies for psychotherapy. By systematically collecting feedback in the course of the care process, the quality of therapy is optimized. Monitoring does not replace psychotherapy. Therapeutic contact in the here-and-now remains the main focus. But research and clinical experience have shown that monitoring improves therapeutic contact: by allowing clients to fully participate, better coordination is achieved, which contributes to the effectiveness and targeting of therapy.

Questionnaires:

QIT online has an extensive library of more than 100 scientifically-proven questionnaires that can be sent out to clients. A clear catalog gives you more explanation about focus, target group, number of items, ... of each questionnaire. From the individual care process of a client you have direct access to the online library and you can easily select and add questionnaires.

You can find a full overview on this page.

You don't find the questionnaire of your choice in the library or you want to design your own questionnaire? No problem. Together with our team of developers, we look at how the questionnaire can be implemented in QIT online.

Reports:

Your client's answers are captured in real-time in a well-arranged feedback report. It immediately gives you the right information about crucial evolutions and important points for attention. Scores are automatically calculated and interpreted by comparing them with the reference group. A scatter table or evolution chart provides more insight into the process flow. It helps you and your client to stay attuned and adjust the process if necessary.

At the organizational level, overview reports can be generated that map the aggregated data for multiple clients and caretakers. A selection can be made according to certain parameters: questionnaire, number of sessions, length of therapy, ...

Standard trajectories

QIT online provides various, ready-to-use, standard trajectories or sets of sessions for specific clinical settings and target groups. These can be created for a client and then subsequently customized. These trajectories consist of sequences of process and effect measurements in which clinical relevance, user-friendliness and scientificity are accurately balanced. They are the preliminary results of years of research and continuous exchange with the most important stakeholders (clients and caretakers) in clinical practice.

Trajectories can be adjusted manually by the care provider depending on the specific client or clinical setting. After all, therapy is tailor-made. Programmed questionnaires can be omitted and new questionnaires added.

Customized trajectories can be developed at an organizational level, in collaboration with our team of developers.​

We currently foresee the following standard trajectories:

Tailored trajectories

The standard trajectory applications have the same generic structure: they gather feedback about the common effective factors in any treatment. Quantitative feedback (including scores) and  qualitative feedback (including free answers) are combined to gain a rich insight into the care process. Content, design and functionality of these applications are adjusted in function of the specific target group and clinical setting. Adjustments can be made manually by the caretaker involved, by omitting or adding questionnaires and by varying the frequency of sending them out. 

Online feedback benefits both therapist and client. 

"It allows both the therapist and the client to reflect more on their experience of the session. It helps the therapist to make timely adjustments where necessary and the client to discuss difficult themes more"

E.L.