Using Progress Monitoring to Establish an Evidence Base for Practice in Psychotherapy

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This short one and a half hour course is given by Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, psychologist and professor emerita at McGill University. It covers everything you need to know about progress tracking and outcome monitoring in psychotherapy. If you practice psychotherapy, you cannot afford not to know about the value of monitoring your client or patient's progress over the course of treatment!

With this course, you will learn how to assess your client or patient's progress in psychotherapy, and how to predict when your client or patient is heading toward recovery or, instead, is heading toward treatment failure, before it even happens. Ultimately, this course will help you improve the outcome of the therapies you deliver!

More specifically, in this course, Prof. Fitzpatrick discusses:

  • What is evidence based practice in psychotherapy?
  • Why are therapists not as effective as they could be?
  • What is therapist attribution bias in therapy, and why does it matter?
  • What is progress tracking and outcome monitoring?
  • Why is progress tracking important?
  • What are the effects of progress tracking on treatment outcomes?
  • How to implement progress tracking and outcome monitoring in practice?
  • What are the main measures and tools that can be used to track a client's progress (the Basis 24, the BHM-20, the CORE, the OQ-45, the PCOMS, the TOP, and POLARIS), and just what do they assess?
  • What does progress tracking look like in practice ? : a case study.

The course is presented as a PowerPoint with video and lasts 1.5 hours. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this course?

It includes 1.5 hours of lecturing. There are also documents you can download and keep!

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one evening or take things slow. It's your choice!

Who is Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick?

Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., OPQ, was a member of the Canadian Psychological Association Task-force on Progress Tracing and Outcome Monitoring.

She is a licensed psychologist and has been a practicing psychotherapist and a psychotherapy supervisor for many years. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a researcher and professor emeritus at McGill University and former Program Director and Director of Clinical Training of its Counseling Psychology Program. In that role, she was responsible for the development and administration of training programs that are accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, and the Order of Guidance Counsellors of Quebec.

Dr. Fitzpatrick has chaired or hosted a number of national and international conferences in psychology and psychotherapy and has published numerous scientific papers, made dozens of presentations at conferences and learned societies, and received funding from major granting organizations. She serves on the editorial boards of international journals and has edited special sections of Canadian and International journals. She is also a co-Director of the McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group (MPPRG) which conducts state-of-the-art clinical research. Her research is dedicated to understanding psychotherapy from a framework of evidence-based practices that support successful psychotherapy outcomes. More specifically, her work focuses on factors that are related to successful outcome in psychotherapy and helping clinicians to offer the best level of evidence-based personalized care, with a specific focus on progress tracking and outcome monitoring.

How is the content delivered in this course?

This course is presented as a commented PowerPoint with video.

Does this course give formal CE credits?

This course may lead to continuing education credits in some jurisdictions. Please contact your college or regulatory body to find it what their requirements are.

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

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I still have a question, how can I contact you?

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About the registration fee and refunds

All applicable taxes are added to the registration fee. Our GST number is 82873 8880 RT0001. Our PST number is 1218616310.

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