Session 4: How Master Therapists Work
Mental health clinicians are increasingly expected to demonstrate and document expertise in their clinical work. Master therapists are the “best of the best,” and research attests to their superior capacity to effect lasting therapeutic change. This workshop provides an insider’s look at who master therapists are, what they do, and how they effect lasting change. It begins by profiling the traits, values, training, and early life experiences of those who become master therapists. It identifies the core strategies for therapeutic change, which are illustrated with actual cases. Videos and transcriptions will allow participants to become involved in the therapeutic process and understand these core strategies. Finally, strategies for increasing one’s clinical expertise are provided. This workshop can greatly enhance the therapeutic understanding and skills of both novice and experienced clinicians.
Monday Profiles of master therapists; Six core therapeutic change strategies used by highly proficient therapists; Introduction to the case and critical first session
Tuesday Equally critical second session; Enhancing therapeutic alliance and commitment for change; Case conceptualizations that guide interventions and anticipate treatment challenges
Wednesday Effecting first and second order change; Facilitating corrective experiences for effecting here-and-now change and there-and-then change
Thursday Focusing the treatment process; Effecting third order change; Monitoring progress and evaluating outcomes
Friday The last session and beyond; Termination; Strategies for becoming a master therapist
Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
Purchase an additional session and receive a $100.00 discount. Use coupon code: +DCSI
Please note: A $1.00 processing fee is assessed for all electronic registrations.
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
- Identify the stages of clinical expertise and who master therapists are, what they do, and how they bring about significant change in clients
- List and explain how to implement the core therapeutic change strategies of master therapists
- Describe three orders of change and how highly proficient therapists use each to effect change within and between sessions
- Explain how highly proficient therapists terminate the treatment process while maintaining treatment gains
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 15.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 15.00 APAAPA credit.
- 15.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 15.00 Illinois Social WorkerIllinois Social Worker credit.