Highly Effective Therapy emphasizes the process of learning essential clinical competencies. It illustrates competencies in action with evidence-based treatment protocols and clinical simulations to foster learning and competency. Highly Effective Therapy is a hands-on book that will promotes learning of the 20 essential clinical competencies needed for effective and successful clinical practice.
Foreword. Introduction: Developing Essential Clinical Competencies. Apply a Conceptual Map to Understand and Direct the Therapeutic Process. Establish an Effective Therapeutic Alliance. Assess Readiness and Foster Treatment-promoting Factors. Recognize and Resolve Resistance and Ambivalence. Recognize and Repair Alliance Ruptures. Recognize and Resolve Transference-Countertransference. Perform an Integrative Diagnostic Assessment. Develop an Accurate DSM Diagnosis. Develop an Effective Clinical Case Conceptualization. Develop an Effective Cultural Formulation. Plan Interventions and Predict Obstacles to its Implementation. Draft an Integrative Clinical Case Report. Establish a Treatment Focus. Maintain the Treatment Focus. Modify Maladaptive Cognitions, Behaviors, Affects, and Interpersonal Relations. Plan and Implement Culturally-sensitive Treatment. Recognize and Resolve Treatment-interfering Factors. Monitor Progress and Modify Treatment Accordingly. Evaluate Progress and Prepare Clients for Termination. Utilize Supervision Effectively to Develop and Evaluate Competencies.