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A New Therapy for Each Patient: Evidence-Based Methods to Tailor Treatment to the Individual Client

CE Credit: 3

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Length: 3 hours

Exam Items: 10

This program was orignially webcast on November 14, 2014, and is now available on-demand.

Psychotherapy will maximize its effectiveness by targeting the most powerful sources of change: the therapeutic relationship and the patient him/herself. This workshop will provide integrative methods for adapting or tailoring therapy to individual clients and their singular contexts. Learn how to reliably assess and rapidly apply four evidence-based means for demonstrably improving treatment success. Discover how research and practice converge in relational responsiveness that fits both clients and clinicians.

Learning Objective 1
Determine a client’s treatment and relationship preferences in ways that improve outcomes.

Learning Objective 2
Assess reliably a client’s stage of change within one minute and tailor therapy to that stage.

Learning Objective 3
Individualize psychotherapy to each patient’s reactance level and coping style.

Presenter: John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Norcross is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, a board-certified clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized authority on behavior change and psychotherapy. Author of more than 400 publications, Dr. Norcross has co-written or edited 20 books, including Psychotherapy Relationships that Work, Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice, Self-Help that Works, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis. He has served as president of the APA divisions of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, and has received multiple awards, such as Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation and election to the National Academies of Practice. An engaging teacher and clinician, Dr. Norcross has conducted workshops in 30 countries.


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