The Heart and Soul of Therapeutic Change

The Heart and Soul of Therapeutic Change

Presented by Barry Duncan, PsyD on 08-10-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

While the client is the heart of therapeutic change, the relationship between the provider and client is the soul of therapeutic change. Therapists explore many pathways to improve the therapeutic alliance, but what really works?

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Barry Duncan will address the following three strategies to improve the therapeutic alliance: 

  1. Rallying consumer resources to the cause of change. 
  2. Giving the alliance the attention that research suggests it deserves. 
  3. Using systematic client feedback about the benefit of services and the quality of the alliance to involve consumers in all decisions that affect their care.

Dr. Duncan will also discuss the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). PCOMS provides an early warning system that identifies people who are not responding to therapy, allowing clinicians to keep clients engaged while collaboratively seeking new directions. Because of the research conducted by Dr. Duncan and colleagues, PCOMS is included in the U.S. National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. PCOMS has been implemented across the U.S., Canada, and 20 other countries.

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. List the factors that contribute to change in psychotherapy.
  2. Describe the specific strategies used by providers to improve outcomes by spending more time on resource activation.
  3. Describe the specific strategies used by providers to improve outcomes by forming better alliances. 
  4. Demonstrate how to use a simple early warning system for early identification of clients who are not dramatically improving and increase effectiveness.
  5. Explain how eliciting client feedback about the alliance and outcome enables new directions in treatment and brings clients back in who would have otherwise not benefited.

If you have questions about this web conference, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy.org is 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.

This organization, 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: March 30, 2016 through March 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 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.

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.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
 

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

Meet the Presenter

Barry Duncan, PsyD

Barry Duncan, PsyD

Barry L. Duncan, PsyD is a therapist, trainer, and researcher with over 17,000 hours of clinical experience. Dr. Duncan is the CEO of Better Outcomes Now and developer of the clinical process for Partners for Change Outcome Management System, a SAMHSA designated evidence based practice.

Dr. Duncan has over one hundred publications, including 17 books, most recently On Becoming a Better Therapist: Evidence Based Practice One Client at a Time. Because of his self-help books, the latest titled What’s Right With You, he has appeared on Oprah and several other national TV programs.

Dr. Duncan speaks directly to those who love the work of therapy and who strive to get better. He talks about how each of us can re-remember and achieve our original aspirations to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

For more information about Dr. Duncan and his work, please visit www.betteroutcomesnow.com.

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Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • ace
    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. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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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.
  • ace
    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, LLC 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 #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.