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  • 0 P002 New Perspectives: Ethical Standards for the 21st Century PractitionerNew Perspectives on Ethics, Session 4 with William Doherty: Comment Board 02.08.2011 09:23
    An excellent presentation. The idea of checking in with clients to see if the treatment is effectively meeting the clients' needs has been well addressed by Scott Miller and his colleagues. He makes the case for using a simple scale at the end of each session (the Session Rating Scale) wherein the client is asked to rate the session on 4 dimensions: 1)feeling heard, understood, & respected, 2)worked on and talked about what the client wanted, 3)the fit of the therapist's approach, and 4)overall sense of the session. This type of feedback aids in collaboration, spots potential trouble areas to be addressed, and allows the therapist to make modifications to his/her approach. Likewise, an Outcome Rating Scale is administered at the beginning of each session wherein the client rates the past week in 4 areas. Thus, the therapist and client get a weekly snapshot of therapeutic progress that can be easily charted over time.

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