A recent study of more than 11,000 therapists provides the answer: the lifeblood of our identity is our professional growth, so much so that we keep our finger on the pulse of our development throughout our careers. We conduct a continual retrospective evaluation, looking for evidence of our mastery, and constantly review our clinical experiences, mining them for the golden moments that replenish us. In this workshop, you’ll learn a simple, low-tech way of gathering, tracking, and analyzing client feedback to monitor professional growth--our greatest ally for sending the “grim reaper” of burnout packing--and explore a five-step method of integrating feedback scales into your long-term development. Using these techniques, you’ll reexperience the joy--and some of the chagrin--at what your clients can teach you, while improving your outcomes and staving off disillusionment.
Barry Duncan, Psy.D., is the director of the Heart and Soul Change Project, the author of 15 books, including On Becoming a Better Therapist, and the codeveloper of the Outcome and Session Rating Scales.