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For today’s practitioner, finding reliable information about “what works” in therapy—separating fact from fiction—can be challenging. Since the 1960’s, the number of treatment approaches has exploded, going from 60 to over 400 at last count. During the same time period, over 10,000 books and 100,000 articles and research reports have been published. Without exception, developers and devotees to particular methods claim superiority in conceptualization and outcome of their chosen approach. Meanwhile, governmental bodies, professional organizations, and third party payers are assembling, mandating adherence, and in some instances limiting payment to lists of treatments considered “evidence-based.”
So, “what works?” Drawing from a comprehensive review of 40 years of outcome research in his best-selling book, The Heart and Soul of Change: What Works in Therapy (with Barry Duncan and Bruce Wampold [APA Press, revised 2008]), Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. will identify core factors responsible for therapeutic success regardless of theoretical orientation or psychiatric diagnosis. The research on “what works” will be carefully translated into practical, common sense, and empirically-supported therapeutic skills that can be used for the efficient and effective resolution of problems clients bring to treatment.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1. Describe four evidence-based factors responsible for therapeutic success regardless of preferred theoretical orientation or treatment population;
2. Utilize specific, empirically-supported practices to enhance the contribution of each factor;
3. Apply a simple, valid, and reliable method for assessing and enhancing alliance and progress in treatment.
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Scott D. Miller, PhD
Scott D. Miller, PhD is a co-founder of the Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavior health. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results. He is one of a handful of "invited faculty" whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious "Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference." His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make effective changes in service delivery.
Scott is the author of numerous articles and co-author of Working with the Problem Drinker: A Solution Focused Approach, The "Miracle" Method: A Radically New Approach to Problem Drinking, Finding the Adult Within: A Solution-Focused Self-Help Guide, Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Foundations, Applications, and Research, Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice, Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases: Efficient Treatment of Therapy Veterans, The Heart and Soul of Change, The Heroic Client: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Effectiveness through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy, and the forthcoming Achieving Clinical Excellence: Lessons from the Fields Most Effective Practitioners.
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 the event by calling in to 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.