On Becoming a Better Therapist: Skills to Be the Best You Can Be

Presented by Barry Duncan, PsyD on 11-02-2012 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Despite overall effectiveness of therapy, dropouts are a problem, many people 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 person-based outcome feedback offers a viable solution to these problems by identifying at-risk individuals before they drop out or realize a negative outcome while simultaneously raising the bar of therapist performance. In short, feedback increases positive outcomes.

This presentation provides a no-nonsense discussion of the skills required to get started using feedback to help individuals help you do good work--not sometime next month or even next week, but with the next person you treat. 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 those in therapy. Through the feedback that is attained, you will learn ways to have a healthier conversation that will deepen the collaborative understanding. This will intensify the individual’s resources to bring about greater change. 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: dropouts, non-response, and therapist variability;
  2. Ultilize a research validated early warning system to improve effectiveness by early identification of those who are not responding to treatment;
  3. Explain methods and skills to elicit feedback about outcome to enable either new directions in therapy or to facilitate referral to another provider;
  4. Learn methods and skills to elicit feedback about the alliance to prevent dropout and enhance engagement.

If you have any questions about this Web Conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

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.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

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 and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395. 

Registration Information

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.

Meet the Presenter

Barry Duncan, PsyD

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 people in therapy the voice they deserve as well as providing administrators and clinicians with feedback about the person’s responses. This enables a more effective treatment protocol tailored to the preferences of the individual. Dr. Duncan is the developer of the clinical process of using these measures.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    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. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.