Innovative Research, Effective Practice

What We Believe

Making Therapy Better is a new project with the aim of connecting clinicians with the latest research in effective psychotherapy as well as technological tools for putting it into practice. Born out of a collaboration between three psychologists with over a century of combined experience and a shared passion for improving their field, Making Therapy Better is building a network of practitioners, patients, researchers, and tech innovators – all with the common goal of greater mental wellbeing for all.
We’re here to improve the outcomes of patients and the practice of therapists. Based on robust research into the factors of effective psychotherapy by Bruce Wampold PhD and his colleagues, Making Therapy Better is committed to:
  • Promoting Measurement-Based Care
  • Cultivating continuous improvement – as therapists and as a field
  • Removing the divide between research and practice
  • Prioritizing patient-defined success
If you share these values we invite you to help us build this community from the ground up. Together, we’re raising the bar on evidence-based practice.

Who We Are

Making Therapy Better is an initiative of CarePaths Inc, a leading behavioral health software company dedicated to improving the quality of mental health care for patients and practitioners alike.

Bruce Wampold, PhD

Bruce Wampold, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Former Director of the Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center in Vikersund, Norway, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He has received numerous awards, including the Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research from the APA, the Distinguished Research Career Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation. He is the author of over 200 published articles and eight books translated into at least six different languages, including the classic text, The Great Psychotherapy Debate. He is known for developing the contextual model of psychotherapy after his years of research showed that differences in therapeutic outcomes could not be accounted for by the specific techniques advocated by different theories of psychotherapy, and that a set of common factors primarily relating to the client-therapist relationship are far more important for the success of therapy.
As CarePaths’ Chief Clinical Office, Bruce is applying his decades of experience to the creation of tools that will enable clinicians to more easily assess patient progress. Coupled with Making Therapy Better’s online community, trainings, and resources, Bruce hopes to make Measurement-Based Care accessible, practical and universal.
Bruce Wampold PhD

CarePaths' Founders

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Geoff Gray PHD
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Maureen Hart PHD, MBA

At CarePaths, we think like clinicians because that's who we are. We started as two psychologists who saw a role for technology in behavioral health practice. Working with programmers we developed a clinical outcomes tracking system and an electronic health record system, or EHR. Our latest product is a digital front door designed to help private and group practices improve patient engagement.

Our clinician users have also shaped the evolution of our products, and several leading psychotherapy investigators have helped us incorporate research findings. Together we are accomplishing what brought us all to the field in the first place: improving the effectiveness of behavioral health care.