For today’s practitioner, finding reliable information about “what works” in therapy—separating fact from fiction—can be challenging. Since the 1960s, the number of treatment approaches has exploded, going from 60 to over 400 at last count. During the same time period, thousands of books and tens of thousands of 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 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.
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Scott D. Miller, PhD, is a co-founder of the Center for Clinical Excellence, which is 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 Achieving Clinical Excellence: Lessons from the Field's Most Effective Practitioners.