I am a psychiatrist from Finland, working mainly with rehabilitative psychotherapy and other kinds of mental health rehabilitation in my country located between Sweden and Russia. I work for the Finnish Social Security Institution-Kela, which arranged psychotherapy for over 30,000 people last year.
I am interested in ensuring the quality and effectiveness of mental health rehabilitation and thus interested in measurement. I am engaged in the Long-Term Assessment and Terminology Task Forces. Concerning measurements, I am happy because we just evaluated Core-OM to the national database www.toimia.fi for the psychotherapy follow–ups. There is also an increasing interest to Promis-measurements here, which is exciting.
I enjoyed attending last year’s Annual Conference in Chicago and I am looking forward to the upcoming Annual Conference in Atlanta. If you are ever in Finland, I hope you are able to experience the beautiful Midnight Eve fires as shown in the picture I captured below.