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Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Clinical Work: Directing Attention to "What Works" in Treatment

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Provides a review of what has been found to work in psychotherapy. Argues that clients will be better served by therapists enhancing what works rather than an overemphasis on models and techniques. Describes ways to become a client-directed, outcome-informed therapist. Provides a detailed case example of client-directed, outcome-informed clinical work in action.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Clinical Work: Directing Attention to “What Works” in Treatment created by Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. and Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D.

Course Material Authors

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. Miller is a therapist, lecturer and trainer on client-directed, outcome-informed clinical work and other time-sensitive therapeutic approaches. For three years, he co-directed Problems to Solutions, Inc.–a clinic specializing in the treatment of the homeless and other traditionally under served populations. Most recently, Dr. Miller co-founded the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change and works pro-bono at a clinic dedicated to serving the under served. He is the author of many papers and seven books.

Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D.

Dr. Duncan is a therapist, trainer, and researcher with over 17,000 hours of clinical experience. He is co Director of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change (ISTC) and practices in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Duncan has received numerous awards for his contributions to the mental health field, including the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology’s first annual “Outstanding Alumnus Award,” the Menninger Foundation’s 15th Annual Award for Scientific Writing for the book The Heart and Soul of Change, and the Psychotherapy Networker “20th Anniversary All Time Top Ten Award” for the article “Exposing the Mythmakers,” recognizing it as one of the most influential features in the magazine’s history. Barry has over one hundred publications, including thirteen books.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about outcome oriented therapy. It is appropriate for participants with introductory to intermediate levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. identify research findings on what works in psychotherapy.

  2. identify ways to become client-directed, outcome-informed in clinical practice.

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Course Number 100733
3 credit hours
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