Improving Client Outcomes and Long-Lasting Behavioral Changes

July 30, 2021

Research indicates that 25% of psychotherapists are 50% more effective and have 50% fewer dropouts from therapy than their fellow therapists. This presentation will critically review the "state of the art " of psychotherapy and discuss and demonstrate what these more effective therapists do and do not do to achieve these more favorable treatment outcomes. Dr. Meichenbaum will describe how to implement the Core tasks of psychotherapy. These interventions include an integrative Constructive Narrative strengths-based treatment approach to address patients with co-occurring disorders and an effective evidenced-based clinical skills set. Participants will receive a detailed TO DO list of psychotherapeutic activities that they can implement immediately.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Critique the " state of the art "of psychotherapy and learn how to spot HYPE in the field of psychotherapy
  2. Implement the Core tasks of psychotherapy that contribute to more effective and long-lasting treatment outcomes
  3. Employ a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that informs both assessment and treatment decision-making
  4. Employ a strengths-based Constructive Narrative integrative treatment approach to address the needs of patients with co-occurring disorders
Additional information


Kiara Bond
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 3.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 3.00 NASW
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/30/2021 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
07/30/2021 - 12:15pm CDT
United States


Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada from which he took early retirement 25 years ago. He is presently the Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami. (Please visit to view his many papers). He is one of the founders of Cognitive behavior therapy and in a survey of clinicians he was voted " one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century."  He was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association and he has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Association. He has presented workshops in all 50 U.S. States and internationally. He has published extensively (see Dr Meichenbaum has just celebrated his 81st birthday and he will reflect on his long career and share his observations on what clinical activities lead to more effective treatment outcomes.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APA Accreditation Statement:
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.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 3.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 3.00 NASW


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Tuition for each 3-hour session is $120 if received by June 18, 2021.  After June 18, 2021, tuition for a 3-hour sessions is $145.  
Tuition for graduate and medical students and resident physicians is $90 with a letter from the training director.
There is a $5 processing fee for online transactions. 

Refunds, minus a $20 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.