"Dr. Miller tells us that 90% of therapeutic change, both positive and negative, occurs within the first nine sessions. Therefore, in conjunction with deliberate practice, we need to effectively and efficiently track client satisfaction and progress to avoid premature termination and to optimize treatment outcome. His Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) does just that by providing clinicians with concrete assessment tools such as the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and Session Rating Scale (SRS). These tools will help you to remain focused on the therapeutic alliance, add or remove services, renegotiate treatment goals or if necessary, refer the client. In contrast to the long-held notion that many people simply get better on their own, the verdict, Miller tells us, is in: psychotherapy works! However, we must remain continually attuned to our own skill development and our client's progress. By watching this interview, you will: 1. learn to recognize the critical role of common factors in strengthening the therapeutic alliance; 2. be able describe the basic premises and strategies of (Feedback Informed Therapy) FIT; 3. learn to utilize the principles of deliberate practice to enhance your psychotherapeutic outcome." - Supplied by publisher.
"In this interview, Dr. Scott Miller discusses evidenced-based psychotherapy and outcome-informed measures. Miller argues that the therapeutic alliance is one of therapy's most important elements, and that the therapist, not the treatment model, is the determining factor. This means that therapists can learn, grow, and be more effective with their clients by systematically monitoring therapy outcomes, inviting negative feedback, and asking the simple question, "How is this working for you?" Miller warns against manualized systems that require therapists to narrowly work in a particular model, citing research that shows that therapists are the most effective when they are allowed to practice what they believe and are confident in. You will learn ways to adapt Miller's tools to invite client feedback, no matter the modality. Intended for students and practitioners in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and related health professions." - Supplied by publisher.