Course: NEW! On Becoming a Better Therapist: Evidence-Based Practice One Client at a Time (2nd Edition)
by Barry L. Duncan
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How can therapists become better at doing what they love, avoid burnout, and prevent client dropout? Respected therapist, trainer, and researcher Barry Duncan asserts that getting better at this work requires therapists to dedicate themselves to two key tasks: obtaining systematic client feedback and taking charge of their own development as a therapist.
This 2nd edition updates and further describes his Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), an evidence-based method that provides systematic feedback from clients, thereby enabling therapists to identify and target clients who aren't responding to traditional treatment before they drop out. Duncan examines the common factors inherent to all successful therapies and details the importance of the therapeutic alliance as the foundation of effective therapy. He encourages therapists to expand their theoretical breadth, think deeply about the lessons they learn from their clients, and integrate these lessons into their performance. His highly readable book details a five-step plan to take charge of personal and professional development, stave off disenchantment, and remain a vital force for change in clients lives.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Barry L. Duncan, PsyDBarry L. Duncan, PsyD, is a therapist, researcher and trainer. He is the director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project (http://www.heartandsoulofchange.com), a practice-driven training and research initiative that focuses on what works in therapy, and more important, on how to deliver it on the front lines via client-based outcome feedback.
He has over 100 publications as well as 15 books, including The Heroic Client, Brief Intervention for School Problems, and the second edition of The Heart and Soul of Change. He is the codeveloper of the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS), Session Rating Scale (SRS), and Child SRS, which are measures designed to give clients the voice they deserve, as well as to provide clients, clinicians, administrators, and payers with feedback about the clients response to services, thus enabling more effective care tailored to client preferences.
Because of his self-help books, Dr. Duncan has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and other national TV programs. His latest self-help book, Whats Right With You, demonstrates how to rally natural resources and resiliencies to overcome life challenges. He conducts seminars internationally in hopes of inciting insurrection against practices that diminish clients and encouraging therapists to establish their own identity. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.whatsrightwithyou.com, and http://www.heartandsoulofchange.com.