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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.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Creating a Climate for Therapist Improvement-A Case Study of an Agency Focused on Outcomes and Deliberate Practice created by Simon Goldberg, PhD, Robbie Babins-Wagner, PhD, and Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD in 2016.

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  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.

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Course Number 102564
1.25 CE credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
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