This training is presented in partnership with Greenspace.
Monday, May 25, 2020
9:00 am to 4:40 pm
In psychotherapy, progress monitoring of mental health symptoms, functional symptoms, substance use, and the therapeutic alliance, is increasingly being used to improve therapeutic outcomes. In cases where clients are entrenched in difficult patterns and symptoms, progress monitoring has been shown to help facilitate self-monitoring and the change process. This workshop will explore ways in which progress monitoring can be applied to clients with a range of complex symptoms, patterns, and presenting concerns.
This one-day intensive and interactive seminar starts with a review of the literature and research on progress monitoring as well as an introduction to the current range of tools available for the measurement of symptoms and outcomes relevant to the work of psychotherapists. We will examine how these tools are most commonly used as well as emerging future practices.
In discussing the overt monitoring of the therapeutic alliance, you will learn strategies for monitoring and identifying relational ruptures alongside strategies for repairing the identified relational ruptures. Drawing on clinical research, this workshop will also teach you how to apply progress monitoring to complex cases and to foster the development of clinical skills related to asking difficult questions in the therapy room. The workshop will discuss how to use progress monitoring to manage challenging conversations regarding progress (or lack thereof) and entrenched behavioural patterns/symptoms.
You will Learn—
- About the range of progress monitoring tools now available
- Best practices and emerging trends in clinical applications of progress monitoring
- How to measure therapeutic alliance
- Strategies for relational or rupture repair
- How to use progress monitoring to facilitate difficult conversations regarding the therapeutic alliance or to increase engagement
- Methods of using an electronic system to facilitate measurement-based care and what it offers in terms of your clients’ presenting concerns and supports
- How progress monitoring tools can inform complex case interventions and supports