How Psychotherapists Can Achieve Better and More Long-Lasting Treatment Outcomes

Some psychotherapists obtain 50% better treatment outcomes and have 50% fewer patient dropouts than do their fellow therapists. This workshop will discuss what distinguishes these two groups and demonstrate the core tasks that contribute to these different positive outcomes: How therapists can employ a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that informs both assessment and treatment decision-making will be presented. A strength-based Constructive Narrative treatment approach will be presented designed to treat patients with a variety of co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, depression /Suicidal behaviors, Prolong and complicated grief, and Substance abuse disorders. A detailed Handout will be provided, as well as a TO DO list so attendees can DELIBERATELY PRACTICE the core skills of effective psychotherapists.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe and implement the core tasks of psychotherapy that contribute to long lasting behavior changes in their patients employ a Case Conceptualization Model and other therapeutic procedures that bolster patients’ resilience
  • Employ evidence-based Constructive narrative interventions to address the clinical needs of patients with a variety of co-occurring disorders
  • Be a critical consumer and be able to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy;
  • Develop a detailed Deliberate Practice plan in order to improve clinical effectiveness and be sure to fall into that 50% group of therapists who obtain the better long lasting treatment outcomes

7.0 CE’s for:

  • DMH-Addiction Therapist
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC/LPC-National Board Certified Counselors
  • Social Work

Presenter

Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Location

Virtual

Date

May. 12, 2021 - May. 13, 2021

Time

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter

Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Location

Virtual