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EP21 Great Conversations 12 - What Should We Be Teaching Future Psychotherapists? - Donald Meichenbaum, PhD


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Topic Areas:
Great Conversations |  Psychotherapy |  Therapist Development
Categories:
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2021
Faculty:
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD
Duration:
1 hour
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Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Dec 03, 2021
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Unlike surgeons, psychotherapists usually do not get better with years of practice. Why is that? What skills are most important to develop in clinical training programs, and does it actually happen? Should we be focusing on evidence-based treatment techniques, interpersonal therapeutic skills, cultural competence, deliberate practice, scientific skepticism, fostering clients' strengths and resilience? Three seasoned clinical trainers reflect on the joys, challenges, and outcomes of preparing future psychotherapists.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain at least three "nonspecific" clinical skills that improve client outcomes
  2. Describe three ways in which future psychotherapists can be prepared to serve culturally diverse clients
  3. Define "deliberate practice" and give three examples of how therapists can use it to improve their outcomes.

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Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D in Clinical Psychology is currently Research Director of Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, Miami (melissainstitute.org). He is one of the founders of cognitive behavior therapy. He was voted one of the most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century. Latest books include "Roadmap to Resilience" (www.roadmaptoresilience.com) and "Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey."


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