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Three Essentials in Feedback-Informed Treatment with Youth Who Have Abused

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CE Credits: 1.5 Credits
Length: 1.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: GIFR Membership Exclusive
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
Decades of psychotherapy research has found that participation and accomplishment in treatment can be improved through careful attention to the therapeutic alliance. However, it is the client’s experience of the alliance (not the clinician’s) that is most predictive of outcome. Unfortunately, most clinicians (including those treating perpetrators of interpersonal violence) believe themselves to be more helpful than their clients do, and commonly do not recognize when their clients’ progress in in jeopardy.
This 1.5 hour workshop describes Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT; Prescott, Maeschalck, & Miller, 2017), a pantheoritical approach for evaluating and improving the quality and effectiveness of behavioral health services, and its effectiveness with youth who have abused. In keeping with the conference theme, it is a newly created model of change that focuses on therapeutic processes rather than techniques. FIT is consistent with and operationalizes the American Psychological Association’s definition of evidence-based practice and is recognized as such by NREPP. FIT includes structured methods for monitoring and discussing clinical progress in four areas, as well as agreement on goals, tasks, and the current status of the therapeutic relationship. Using these methods can reduce therapist variability and assist clinicians in tailoring treatment to meet the client’s needs. Case examples from the treatment of young people who have abused are provided.
Trainer Biography
David Prescott, LCSW, LICSW serves as Director of Professional Development and as a Clinical Director for the Becket Family of Services. Devoted to building healthy lives and safe communities, he has produced 18 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He is also the 2014 recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Contribution award. Previously, he received the Bright Lights award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network in 2007. He is a Certified Trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He has lectured around the world, including most recently in Namibia, Australia, Japan, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Canada, and the U.K. He also serves on the editorial boards of three scholarly journals: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, and Motivational Interviewing: Training, Research, Implementation, and Practice and the Journal of Sexual Aggression.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Receive an overview of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence
  • Learn about what research shows works in the treatment of interpersonal violence and general psychotherapy among youth who have abused
  • Learn about two measures for monitoring outcome and the therapeutic alliance

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