Creating a climate for therapist improvement-A case study of an agency focused on outcomes and deliberate practice

About the Course:

This course examines quality improvement of therapist effects through routine outcomes monitoring. The study was longitudinal lasting 7 years, using 153 therapists treating 5,128 patients in Canada. An agency used psychotherapy training expertise through obtaining specific and ongoing feedback, developing a culture of quality improvement, the use of deliberate practice through rehearsing and evaluating a plan for improvement, the use of outcome data in agency-wide trainings which focused on discussing the progress of specific therapy cases, with an emphasis on cases that were not progressing, and intentional practice to develop therapeutic skills, and monthly two hour consultations with an external consultant.

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Authors

Simon Goldberg, PhD

Dr. Goldberg completed his PhD in counseling psychology at UW-Madison, and his clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Seattle VA. His research interest are in psychotherapy process and outcome, mindfulness and meditation-based interventions, quantitative methods and military veteran mental health. He has published in multiple journals on these topics.

Robbie Babins-Wagner, PhD

Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner has 37 years of experience in clinical treatment, consultation, therapist training, and the management and administration of therapeutic programs in Social Work, Mental
Health, and Child Welfare. As the CEO of the Calgary Counselling Centre for 19 years, she has increased the quality of mental health/counselling programs available to Calgarians. She also holds a position as an adjunct professor within the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, where she teaches as a sessional instructor.

Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD

Tony Rousmaniere is a clinical psychologist in private practice and is on the faculty at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He provides clinical supervision to psychotherapists and graduate students. He has published multiple research articles and books on clinical supervision and training and also presents at workshops and webinars.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the medical model of measuring outcomes is applicable to psychotherapy.

  2. Recognize small cumulative effects of therapy over time can be quantified, and create large effects.

  3. Identify the means used to create these effects.

Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how CE-credit.com can help you meet them, or log in to your member account to show approvals relevant to your licensure.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Our Provider Number: 1020

CE Learning Systems, provider #1020, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/23/2019 – 2/23/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 online non-interactive continuing education credits.

More Info

American Psychological Association (APA)

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

More Info

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Our Provider Number: 5951

CE Learning Systems, service provider of CE-credit.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NBCC Counselors completing this course will receive 1.25 credit.

More Info

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 107243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of CE-credit.com, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

More Info

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

More Info

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba CE-credit.com has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

More Info

Course Material

You will need to click the download PDF button to get the complete article which begins on page 4 of the PDF.

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of CE-credit.com.

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.

If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

FAQs

  • Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?

    Check the CE Approvals above, or Find Your State Board for more detailed information.

  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Use the Take This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.

  • How do I access the materials?

    Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.

  • Can I contact you for more help?

    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on CE-credit.com to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.

Categorized in:

Course Number 102564
1.25 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $8.71
4.3 out of 5
8 members have taken this course