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89 HIGH-ACUITY YOUNG ADULTS AND OVER 16 MONTHS OF RESEARCH

In-Person Treatment Outperforms Virtual Across All Criteria

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ability to connect with
their therapist

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ability to maintain relations
with other clients

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better perception of therapists' approachability

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ability to achieve
clinical change

0%

more comfortable with
sharing feelings

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Amanda Fialk

"There is undoubtedly a permanent place for virtual care in mental health treatment – however, it is imperative that we understand when virtual care is and is not in the best interest of the clients we serve."

Amanda Fialk (she/her), PhD, LCSW, LICSW

Partner & Chief Clinical Officer

The Therapeutic Criteria

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In-Person Treatment Outperforms Virtual Across All Criteria

Learn more about how this research came to be and why at The Dorm it was important for us to understand
more about the best medium of treatment delivery for our intensive outpatient population.

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How It Was Measured

A Breakthrough, Validated Tool

Since the pandemic, virtual care options have surged, but measurement tools designed to compare therapeutic effectiveness for young people in IOP treatment have been scarce — until now.

Utilizing a validated therapeutic measurement tool on young adults ages 18-30, we are able to shed new light on the impact of how we deliver care as an industry.

American Psychological Association

As presented at The 2023 American Psychological Association.

Efficacy of virtual vs in-person treatment

Our results were captured using a 3-part survey developed by The Dorm Research Team, to measure the efficacy of virtual vs in-person treatment across multiple critical therapeutic factors.

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Brianna Cerrito

"I'm excited to know that our industry finally has access to a validated tool for assessing the therapeutic impact of face-to-face care."

Brianna Cerrito (she/her), MS

Senior Research Manager & Survey Author

Research Team

Amanda Fialk

Amanda Fialk

PhD, LCSW, LICSW

Partner & Chief Clinical Officer

Frank Buono

Frank Buono

PhD (consultant)

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, Yale University

Brianna Cerrito

Brianna Cerrito

MS

Senior Innovation and Research Manager

Amie DiTomasso

Amie DiTomasso

LGSW

Clinical Supervisor

Alexa Connors

Alexa Connors

LMSW

Assistant Director, The Dorm NYC

Karee Jones

Karee Jones

.

Senior Operations Manager

Elbert Ma

Elbert Ma

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Senior Operations Manager, Training Compliance

The Dorm is CARF Accredited — international accreditation that “demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served”.

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