BT10 Dialogue 01 - Evidence-Based Therapies versus A Common Factors Approach: A Way Forward - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, Scott Miller, PhD
Evidence based therapies versus a "common factors" approach dialogue featuring Donald Meichenbaum and Scott Miller.
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?” The presenter 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.
Thanks to a number of recent studies, there is now solid empirical evidence for what distinguishes highly effective from average therapists. In this workshop, participants will learn three specific strategies that separate the great from the good. Participants will also learn a simple method for measuring success rates that can be used to develop a profile of their most and least effective moments in therapy—what works and what doesn’t. Not only will attendees get a far more exact idea of their clinical strengths and weaknesses and how to use the findings to improve their own practice, but they will also come away with concrete tools that will immediately boost clinical abilities and effectiveness.