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Getting Better Result: The Core Tasks and Skills of Expert Psychotherapists

10.00 CE Hours Available

All proceeds from the sale of this program benefit the Melissa Institute

Research indicates that 25% of psychotherapists obtain 50% more effective outcomes and have 50% fewer dropouts from therapy than other experienced therapists. This first of two courses of Dr. Meichenbaum’s Legacy Program identifies and describes the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy and the transtheoretical behavior change principles that are common across various therapeutic approaches used by "expert" therapists. The Core psychotherapeutic tasks include ways to establish and monitor the quality of the therapeutic alliance and the use of a Case Conceptualization Model that informs both assessment and collaborative treatment decision-making. A major focus includes using a Constructive Narrative therapeutic approach in order to have patients achieve long-lasting behavior changes.

This course also highlights how you can learn to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy and become a more critical consumer of psychotherapy. A set of Practical TO DO tasks are included.

Click Here or use the following link for many free papers and videos by Dr. Meichenbaum.  https://melissainstitute.org/scientific-articles/meichenbaum-d/



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Participants will be able to:
1. Describe the core tasks necessary to conduct expert psychotherapy
2. Demonstrate expertise in psychotherapy core tasks
3. Conduct different forms of “artful” questioning including motivational interviewing, guided discovery and single session therapy questions
4. Use feedback-informed treatment procedures to conduct session by session patient feedback
5. Employ a case conceptualization model that informs assessment and treatment decision-making.
6. Incorporate generalization guidelines to help patients transfer their acquired skills
7. Describe ways to enhance the quality of their therapeutic alliance


Agenda—10  One Hour Modules
1. Nature of Expertise
2. State of the Art of Psychotherapy and How to Spot Hype: The Challenges Psychotherapist Face
3. Use of a Case Conceptualization Model
4. Ways to Develop, Maintain and Monitor the Quality of the Therapeutic Alliance
5. The Art of Questioning and Guided Discovery Procedures
6. Collaborative Goal Setting that Nurtures Hope
7. Psych-Education & Collaborative Engagement
8. Individual and Group Skills Training Programs
9. Skills Training and Generalization Guidelines
10. Consumer Guidelines / Putting It All Together