Absolutely not. MBC is a clinical tool designed to help enhance clinical decision making. As Dr. Amber Wimsatt Childs from the Yale Measurement-Based Collaborative explains in this video, the clinicians training, experience, and expertise are really what brings MBC to life.
The data and insights collected throughout treatment give the clinician a better understanding of how clients are progressing, what they may be struggling with, and what aspects of treatment are and are not working.
In having access to their results, clients are able to better understand their own mental health and feel empowered in their care process, but the real work begins when they can discuss this with their clinician in session.