Our Clinical Outcomes Platform
Embark Behavioral Health
Annual Outcomes Report
This report provides a detailed description of how and why we use outcomes, a summary of our results, and our future research directions.
All Embark programs measure client outcomes using internationally and empirically validated instruments [surveys and questionnaires]. Outcomes are a tool that helps us live congruently to our values and best attune to where each client and family is on their therapeutic journey, so clients get a customized experience. This ensures a strong therapeutic relationship between our providers and those they serve.
At Embark, we lead the mental care industry the way in providing data-informed, outcomes-driven treatment because we’ve invested the time and money needed to collect data across more than 13 areas of client and family health for up to two years post-treatment. We use client data diagnostics in real time with data-driven benchmarking and best practices.
Learn About Our Short-Term Residential Treatment Outcomes
We collect data across all of our locations nationwide to help us understand our programs and the impact they have on families for up to two years after treatment. An example of our ongoing data collection and client outcomes for our 2022 short-term residential treatment programs is provided in the following graphics. (All scores collected between January 1st, 2020 and December 31, 2022.)
Learn About Our Outpatient Clinic Treatment Outcomes
We collect data across all of our locations nationwide to help us understand our programs and the impact they have on families for up to two years after treatment. An example of our ongoing data collection and client outcomes for our 2022 outpatient clinic treatment programs is provided in the following graphics. (All scores collected between January 1st, 2020 and December 31, 2022.)
Our Therapeutic Approach
The Embark Behavioral Health treatment approach provides an evidenced-based therapeutic structure to create effective growth, learning and healing. It guides, informs, and provides quality control for the implementation of best practices within all Embark programs.
Professional Client Referrals
We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your clients to offer premier mental health treatment. If you have additional questions about referring clients to our programs, please reach out to a member of our Professional Relations Team.
What Does Premier Mental Health Treatment Mean?
We Provide Data-Informed, Outcomes Driven Treatment
Embark has invested in collecting data across more than 13 domains of client and family health, up to two years post-treatment. It is our purpose to Create Joy and Heal Generations; this requires lasting change.
Our clinicians, teachers, medical personnel, front-line support staff, etc., have access to cutting-edge client diagnostics in real-time. Care providers can utilize "in the moment" data to create interventions and treatments customized to the client and family. Through the use of outcomes, we meet clients and families with a servant's heart, support the development of relationships, and ultimately, facilitate growth.
Below we show you how clinicians use outcomes to support families, and how program leadership is highly informed when making programmatic decision
Outcomes are one part of a broad framework of treatment that focuses on Neurodevelopment, Family Systems, and Experiential interventions.
We employ outcomes to measure client progress to track how the client and family is improving.
We employ outcomes to measure how the program is improving
We employ outcomes for the purpose of research to inform both client and program improvement.
Data Helps Us Make Informed, Clinically Indicated, Treatment Decisions in Real-Time
In providing care for clients and families at Embark, we are using outcomes to assess:
Client Progress & Mental Health
Client Family Health
The Embark outcomes platform allows us to look at client outcomes as a function of the therapist, house, clinic, or campus. Patterns may emerge in clients assigned to specific therapists, or different programs. The ability to evaluate client data, then look at groups of clients helps our programming improve.
This widespread research helps us to learn about the efficacy of outpatient and out-of-home treatment. It informs both client and program improvement plans. This research is also vital in demonstrating to insurance companies, school districts, governing bodies, etc., that the work we do is important and is helping families.
What Outcomes Are Not
The goal of therapy at Embark is not symptom reduction. Healthy outcomes are often correlated with health and healing, that is the goal. Co-regulation is the goal. Outcomes are tools that help us reach the goal. Outcomes data allows us to ask the right questions. The more we know, the more curious we become, and the more questions we may have.
For example, a therapist is surprised to see a client scoring as less depressed than he was previously. The therapist might wonder why the client is feeling better, but they are not noticing that in session. When they take a deeper look, the outcomes might suggest the client feels more connected with peers, which can lead to more questions; How is the client feeling with adults? Staff? Teachers? Therapists? Parents? That therapist can then dive further into the data to answer each of these questions. The therapist can develop a data-driven theory that can inform treatment.
The data is only useful when it is used to create a qualitative explanation or assessment, as part of a larger picture of what is happening.
Embark has a recommended battery of instruments for each program to utilize depending upon their population, level of care, and treatment setting. In addition to this, programs have some discretion to add instruments in accordance with Embark Policy and Procedure. For ease of utility, not all instruments are discussed on this page.