Many practitioners are challenged to assimilate results from psychotherapy research into their treatment plans. This DVD addresses this knowledge gap and will help make mental health agency administrators and clinical professionals aware of the empirically supported treatments clinicians need to learn in order to remain in compliance with governmental and accrediting standards. This first DVD in the Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Treatment Video Series provides a succinct history and critique of the evidence-based treatment movement including therapist and client factors, outcome measurement, the therapeutic relationship, and transportability and applicability.
I. Introduction to Evidence-Based Treatment Planning.
Purpose of the Series.
Empirically Informed Treatment.
II. History of Empirically Supported Treatment (EST) Movement.
APA Division 12.
III. Levels of Evidence Criteria.
SAMHSA, NICE, and Others.
EST and Evidence based Practice.
IV. Advantages of Using EST's and EBP.
For the Client.
For the Clinician.
For the Agency.
For the Profession.
For National Policy.
V. Limitations of the EST Approach.
Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Utility.
Process and Content of Therapy.
Relationship, Therapist, and Client Factors.
VI. Six Essential Elements of Treatment Planning.
Identify the Primary and Secondary Problems.
Describe the Problem's Behavioral Manifestation (often using DSM Criteria).
Arrive at a Diagnosis.
Define and Select Long Term Goals.
Define and Create Short Term Objectives.
Define and Create Therapeutic Interventions.
VII. How Do We Apply Research Evidence to Treatment Planning?
Informing Goals, Objectives, and Interventions.
Therapeutic Relationship Factors.
Tailoring the Treatment Plan to the Individual Client.
VIII. Summary and Closing.