On Demand Professional Workshop: How Psychotherapy Works... And How to Make it More Effective

This presentation was originally reviewed on March 21, 2024, and broadcast live online on March 22, 2024, from 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET

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The evidence indicates that psychotherapists do not improve their outcomes over the course of their careers.  Various methods have been offered for improving outcomes, including delivering evidence based treatments and using routine outcome monitoring (ROM).  Neither of these methods has led to therapist development  An understanding of what makes psychotherapy work suggests that improved facilitative interpersonal skills (FIS) will lead to improvement of outcomes.  Deliberate practice of FIS in challenging interactions will improve outcomes gradually.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Recall the three pathways through which psychotherapy works.
  • Identify the characteristics and actions of effective therapists.
  • Use deliberate practice to improve therapeutic skills.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
05/08/2024
Course expires: 
05/06/2026

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About the speaker

Bruce E. Wampold Ph.D., ABPP, who received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, is Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award from the American Psychological Association, the 2015 Distinguished Research Career Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and the 2019 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation.  His work is summarized in The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work

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Bruce E. Wampold Ph.D., ABPP, reports equity interest in Skillsetter.com.  He will mention Skillsetter briefly as a platform for deliberate practice of therapy skills. All relationships have been mitigated. 

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Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation
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Professional Workshop: How Psychotherapy Works... And How to Make it More Effective

 

Bruce E. Wampold Ph.D., ABPP

Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology

University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Madison, WI

 

Originally reviewed March 21, 2024.
Originally broadcast live March 22, 2024, from 12:00 – 3:15 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: May 6, 2026.

Activity Time: Three hour webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 3:15.

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