There seems to be something wrong with our clinical training approach. One of the most replicated findings in psychotherapy research is that therapists, unlike surgeons, usually don’t improve with practice: their treatment outcomes after 30 years are about the same on average as when they started. This Great Conversation will focus on how we might use a science-based approach to train the next generation of psychotherapists so that they do get better with practice.
At the heart of psychotherapy is the idea that listening to someone is an inherently healing act. Can an understanding of the grammar of music help us better understand the grammar of how patients communicate? Join NPR and PBS commentator Rob Kapilow [or conductor/composer/author—whichever you think is better] for a unique exploration inside the language of music to see if it can help us learn to listen.
Counseling and psychotherapy are inseparable from the people who provide them. Drawing on six decades of therapeutic research, Dr. Miller will describe eight provider skills that influence client outcomes for better or worse, across a broad range of treatment methods.