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Our goal is to assist you in improving treatment outcomes for your clients.

About Us

OQ Measures helps Mental Health professionals increase overall treatment effectiveness by providing valid, reliable outcome measures at a reasonable price to organizations.

Because of our close partnership with top researchers, we are in an excellent position to do just that. Through their 30 years of continued research and publication of over 100 articles, Dr. Michael Lambert and Dr. Gary Burlingame work closely with OQ Measures to ensure that our measures are always improving.  This hands-on approach allows us to quickly respond to your changing needs in today's healthcare environment.

While most mental health products are designed to test for specific symptomatology and assign diagnoses, our measures are uniquely designed to track change during patient treatment and provide algorithms for detecting off-track cases prior to a negative outcome.

OQ Measures has issued over 3,000 licenses for the OQ® Family of instruments across 5 continents (Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America) in many different languages (Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Chilean, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Chilopean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish and Vietnamese).  Note: Not every instrument has been translated into each language.

Our customers range from single-provider offices to multi-state organizations that manage up to 17 million lives.  Since the early 1990's, these outcome measures have been recognized as one of the leading outcome tracking methodologies for quantifying and evaluating the progress of behavioral health therapy.

A message from our CEO, Sue Jenkins

Sue JenkinsThe best part of my job is spending time with our clients.  We are lucky to have wonderful customers that are trying to make a positive impact in peoples' lives and I feel blessed to able to help them in some small way.

Whether I'm meeting with executives at the state level, CEO's at community mental health centers, private therapists, counseling center staff, training clinics personnel or clinicians deployed in various military settings, I hear the same theme; everyone is being pressured to find cost cutting measures and to do more with less and be accountable for their work.   And in the face of these new demands, everyone is struggling to ensure that quality and effectiveness of care remains high.  How do we assure positive outcomes for our clients?

The emergence of scientific advances in statistics and information technology in the behavioral healthcare field has resulted in effective tools like the OQ®-Analyst that therapists can utilize in their practice.   Research has shown that patients whose progress may be faltering can be identified before treatment ends and that speedy feedback to clinician and patients can reduce treatment failure by two-thirds.

We've taken it beyond just measuring change, the purpose of the OQ® Family of instruments and the OQ®-Analyst is to improve treatment outcomes, by measuring, monitoring, and identifying off-track cases as well as providing problem solving tools to improve treatment response.

We have been listening to our clients and will be adding new instruments during the coming months. Please return to our web site often to check for new innovations.