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Who can count the "new and improved" therapy approaches that have emerged in the past 100 years? Yet, evidence indicates that psychotherapy is no more effective today than it was in Freud's day. This course presents specific techniques to gather and use ongoing client feedback, which have already been shown to dramatically improve treatment outcomes by as much as 65 percent. You'll learn how to make use of structured client feedback throughout the therapy process to increase the likelihood of success, even in cases most at risk for failure.
Scott Miller, Ph.D., is a cofounder of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change. He's the author of seven books, including The Heart and Soul of Change: What Works in Therapy and The Heroic Client: Principles of Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Clinical Work.
Session 1: What Works in Therapy • Reviewing 40 years of therapy research • The irrelevance of theoretical models • Common factors in therapeutic effectiveness
Session 2: The Therapeutic Alliance • Client assessment of the relationship • The unreliability of the therapist's view • Practice-based evidence
Session 3: Becoming an Outcome-informed Clinician • Getting client feedback • Measuring the therapeutic alliance • Validity and reliability issues
Session 4: Using Client Feedback • Identifying clients at risk • Scoring client feedback • Decisions to augment, change, or terminate treatment
Session 5: Case Studies • Aligning with clients • Using client feedback across a range of presenting problems • Extreme cases
Session 6: Summary and Overview • Documenting your effectiveness • Improving your outcomes • Identifying areas in need of further training and supervision
1. List the three reasons for the difficulties facing clinicians in the field of mental health.
2. Identify the research-based factors responsible for client change, regardless of professional discipline or preferred treatment model.
3. Systematically assess the client's perceptions of progress and satisfaction
4. Using the assessment findings, design a treatment plan specific to the client's needs and characteristics.