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Aspects of an Effective Clinical Practice: Research Evidence

CE Credit: 3

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Length: 2 hours

In this course, the research literature on the aspects of an effective clinical practice will be reviewed.  The APA policy on Evidence-based Practice in Psychology is discussed as a means to understand how evidence is used in the delivery of psychological services.  Evidence is presented to demonstrate that psychotherapy is remarkably effective.  Evidence is then presented relative to four aspects of clinical practice: Treatment, therapist, alliance, and expectations. Finally, two common myths about psychotherapy are debunked. Learning Objective 1
Explain the ways in which evidence should be integrated into practice.

Learning Objective 2
Describe the evidence related to efficacy and effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Learning Objective 3
Describe the evidence related to therapeutic factors including treatment, therapists, alliance, and expectation.

Presenter: Bruce E. Wampold, PhD, ABPP

Bruce E. Wampold, PhD, ABPP, is Chair and Professor of Counseling Psychology and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.  He is a Fellow of APA (Divisions 12, 17, 29, 45), a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a recipient of the APA Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award.  Currently his work involves understanding psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives and is summarized in The Great Psychotherapy Debate: Models, Methods, and Findings.