The Joint Commission Behavioral Healthcare Instrument Listing

The Joint Commission has recently revised a standard in the Care, Treatment, and Services (CTS) chapter so that organizations will be required to assess outcomes through the use of a standardized tool or instrument. ACORN questionnaires are included as part of The Joint Commission's Performance Measurement Network. Measurement-based care has become a high-profile issue in the behavioral health care field, and The Joint Commission believes that the enhancements to this standard will help accredited customers increase the quality of the care, treatment, and services they provide.

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is committed to preserving and expanding the theoretical and evidentiary base for psychotherapy. ACORN is a contributor to SAP's international community of practitioners, scholars, researchers, teachers, health care specialists, and students who are interested in and devoted to the advancement of the practice and science of psychotherapy. 


Psychotherapy is a quarterly journal published by the American Psychological Association division 29. The journal strives to foster interactions among individuals involved with training, practice theory, and research since all areas are essential to psychotherapy. In 2015, ACORN submitted one of the most comprehensive examinations of our methodology to date.

The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works in Therapy- Chapter 9. Outcomes Management, Reimbursement, and the Future of Psychotherapy

This volume examines the common factors underlying effective psychotherapy and brings the psychotherapist and the client-therapist relationship back into focus as key determinants of psychotherapy outcome. The second edition of The Heart and Soul of Change also demonstrates the power of systematic client feedback to improve effectiveness and efficiency and legitimize psychotherapy services to third party payers. In this way, psychotherapy is implemented one person at a time, based on that unique individual's perceptions of the progress and fit of the therapy and therapist.