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Despite overall effectiveness of therapy, drop outs are a problem, many clients do not benefit, and therapists significantly vary in effectiveness. In addition, many therapists do not know how effective or not they really are. Nine randomized clinical trials demonstrated that client-based outcome feedback offers a viable solution to these problems by identifying at risk clients before they drop out or realize a negative outcome while simultaneously raising the bar of therapist performance. In short, client feedback increases positive outcomes.
This presentation provides a no nonsense discussion of the skills required to get started using feedback to help clients help you do good work--not sometime next month or even next week, but with your next client. One of the tools you will learn is to replicate a feedback system that will easily give you the ability to see early warning signs of potential problems. This will allow you to identify how to enhance your therapeutic impact with your clients. Through the client feedback that is attained, you will learn ways to have a healthier conversation that will deepen the collaborative understanding. This will intensify the client’s resources to bring greater change into their life. You will also learn how you can use outcome data to improve your outcomes over the course of your career.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Identify the problems that plague psychotherapy outcomes: drop outs, client non-response, and therapist variability;
2) Ultilize a research validated early warning system to improve effectiveness by early identification of those clients who are not responding to treatment;
3) Explain methods and skills to elicit client feedback about outcome to enable either new directions in therapy or to facilitate referral to another provider;
4) Learn methods and skills to elicit client feedback about the alliance to prevent dropout and enhance client engagement.
If you have any questions about this Web Conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Barry Duncan, PsyD
Dr. Barry Duncan is a trainer, researcher, and therapist with over seventeen thousand hours of clinical experience. He is the director for the Heart and Soul of Change Project, which is a research and training initiative that focuses on what works in therapy.
Dr. Duncan has published fifteen books and has authored over one hundred publications. His latest two books are Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works, 2nd edition (APA, 2010) and On Becoming a Better Therapist (APA, 2010). Because of his self-help books, Dr. Duncan has been featured on several national television programs including "The View" and "Oprah". He also released his latest video, Using Client Feedback in Therapy. Dr. Duncan co-developed the ORS/SRS family of measures, giving clients the voice they deserve as well as providing administrators and clinicians with feedback about the client’s responses. This enables a more effective treatment protocol tailored to the preferences of the client. Dr. Duncan is the developer of the clinical process of using these measures.
1.5 CE credits will be provided for this Web Conference. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In short, participants will be able to listen to this live event by calling into our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to log in to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.