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The Student Who Knew Too Much

The Student Who Knew Too Much

| June 20, 2019

In the course of any day, I talk with dozens of our customers. It isn’t uncommon for me to be asked about the benefits of our FIT eLearning program, especially in respect to introducing it into the already busy lives of graduate students and interns.

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Teach Them to Fish Instead

Teach Them to Fish Instead

| May 27, 2019

In education, we focus on mastery of a skill, rather than the psychological experience of using that skill. When skill development is associated with a tool, we assume that skillset mastery leads directly to tool engagement. A reasonable assumption given that avoiding doing things that don’t reinforce our sense of competence is normal. We can […]

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The Era of Average is Over!

The Era of Average is Over!

| April 21, 2019

An RCT reporting reliable and clinically significant change instills a high degree of confidence in the results. So why does strictly adhering to a manualized EBP, with multiple published RCT’s in top tier journals, often fail to translate into even noticeable improvements in clinical settings? Experience suggests that the real world is more heterogeneous than […]

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On Becoming an Optimal Human Being

On Becoming an Optimal Human Being

| January 8, 2019

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow Clients come to therapy with varying issues, perceived goals, perspectives, expectations, and degrees of motivation. Capricious degrees of internal and external resources also arrive with each client. Regardless of how a client initially shows up, becoming an optimal human […]

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Prove Me Wrong: Hope Keeps You Alive

Prove Me Wrong: Hope Keeps You Alive

| December 10, 2018

“Where there’s life, there’s hope”. We enter therapy because our hope in something we value is waning; A relationship, unplanned loss or a specific troubling issue in our lives. Our life energy is low and we yearn for something more.

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What is FIT Deliberate Practice and Why Should You Apply it to Your Therapeutic Practice?

What is FIT Deliberate Practice and Why Should You Apply it to Your Therapeutic Practice?

| August 8, 2018

Dr. K. Anders Ericsson (1993) described Deliberate Practice as “activities that have been found most effective in improving performance.” According to Dr. Scott Miller, Founder and Director of the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE), FIT Deliberate Practice is the key to improving effectiveness as a psychotherapist. The factor that separates the best from the […]

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How do we achieve excellence as therapists?

How do we achieve excellence as therapists?

| January 5, 2017

The 2017 Advanced FIT Intensive Training will be held in Chicago, Illinois (USA) from March 9th – March 11th 2017. If you’ve read the books, completed FIT eLearning, watched the FIT Webinar series or attended a one or two day introductory workshop and want to delve deeper in your understanding and use of the principles […]

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Tracking Patient Outcomes – How looking at the dropout rate affects the Post Effect Size and how it is related to deliberate practice

Tracking Patient Outcomes – How looking at the dropout rate affects the Post Effect Size and how it is related to deliberate practice

| September 6, 2016

An Overview to Tracking Patient Outcomes Tracking Patient Outcomes, Dr. Scott D Miller says that looking at the dropout rate in MyOutcomes Version14 is useful, as it gives the therapist time to reflect on what to do so as to keep the client engaged in the therapy for longer, thereby helping the client to maintain […]

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FIT Supervision Intensive Training August 2016

FIT Supervision Intensive Training August 2016

| April 20, 2016

FIT Supervision Intensive Training Join Dr. Scott Miller and his team for a 3 intensive days focused on supervision strategies designed to  improve clinician skills. If you understand that supervision is a key component in the successful and sustainable implementation of Feedback Informed Treatment as an evidence based practice then you should make plans to […]

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PCOMS Therapist Survey

PCOMS Therapist Survey

| April 1, 2016

Examining the Influence of Feedback Orientation and Feedback Environment on Clinician Processing of Feedback from Client Outcome Measures. Dear Readers of the Effective Therapist Blog, My name is Logan Rife and I am a doctoral candidate in the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron. As a student, my use of the […]

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