Therapy Takeout

The Podcast That Helps You to Become a
Better Therapist and Earn CEs On The Go.

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EPISODE 1

What Makes an Effective Therapist

In this episode (1 FREE CE), I talked to Dr. Bruce Wampold, Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is one of the most influence and widely cited authors on psychotherapy outcome research. He gives us insights into what the evidence says about being an effective therapist.

 

In this episode, I talked to Dr. Bruce Wampold, Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is one of the most influence and widely cited authors on psychotherapy outcome research. Today he is going to help us to understand the research on what makes an effective therapist. The interview is designed for an introductory level of knowledge of psychotherapy research. 

This training is one CE. Register, pass the knowledge assessment, and complete the course evaluation and download your certificate. Therapy Take Out is an approved sponsor by the American Psychological Association (APA). Therapy Take Out maintains responsibility for all programming and content. The cost of this training is free.

 

The interview covers many topics related to psychotherapist effectiveness, including the finding that most therapists do not get more effective with greater experience, the NNT (number needed to treat) and what it is for psychotherapy, the contextual model of psychotherapy, the possibility of facilitative interpersonal skills as a common factor for psychotherapy, and the role of feedback in improving psychotherapist skills.

References

Anderson, T., Ogles, B. M., Patterson, C. L., Lambert, M. J., & Vermeersch, D. A. (2009). Therapist effects: Facilitative interpersonal skills as a predictor of therapist success. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65(7), 755-768. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20583

 

Anderson, T., Crowley, M. E. J., Himawan, L., Holmberg, J. K., & Uhlin, B. D. (2016). Therapist facilitative interpersonal skills and training status: A randomized clinical trial on alliance and outcome. Psychotherapy Research, 26(5), 511-529, https://doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2015.1049671

Chow, D. L., Miller, S. D., Seidel, J. A., Kane, R. T., Thornton, J. A., & Andrews, W. P. (2015). The role of deliberate practice in the development of highly effective psychotherapists. Psychotherapy, 52(3), 337 – 345, DOI: 10.1037/pst0000015

Goldberg, S. B., Rousmaniere, T., Miller, S. D., Whipple, J., Nielsen, S. L., Hoyt, W. T., & Wampold, B. E. (2016). Do psychotherapists improve with time and experience? A longitudinal analysis of outcomes in a clinical setting. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(1), 1 – 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cou0000131

Schöttke, H, Flückiger, H., Goldberg, S. B., Eversmann, J. & Julia Lange (2017). Predicting psychotherapy outcome based on therapist interpersonal skills: A five-year longitudinal study of a therapist assessment protocol, Psychotherapy Research, 27:6, 642-652, DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2015.1125546

Wampold, B., Imel, Z. (2015). The Great Psychotherapy Debate. New York: Routledge, https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203582015.

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Bruce Wampold is Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is one of the most influence and widely cited authors on psychotherapy outcome research.

Jason Drwal, Ph.D. is the host and owner of  Therapy Take Out. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Iowa. He has worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and psychologist at a VA Hospital in a number of roles, where he specialized in trauma therapy.

  • Objective 1: Be able to describe 1 research findings related to the effectiveness of therapists.
  • Objective 2: Be able to define NNT.
  • Objective 3: Be able to describe 2 ways to be a more effective therapist.

Bruce Wampold consults with, has a financial interest in, and has a seat on the Board of Directors of Theravue.com, an electronic platform for the deliberate practice of therapy skills.

Jason Drwal is the owner of therapyces.com and earns revenue from this website.

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, are not fully satisfied, have concerns or suggestions regarding the training, please let us know by email, [email protected].

We will contact you within one week to discuss your concerns further. We offer a full refund for any paid training you are not satisfied with.

EPISODE 2

Transdiagnostic DBT: An Interview With Dr. Lorie Ritschel

In this episode (1 CE), I interview Dr. Lorie Ritschel, Ph. D., a clinical psychologist who is the director of the CBT training program for psychiatry residents at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and an expert trainer of DBT and the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol through Behavioral Tech, LLC.

Today we talk about Transdiagnostic Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). This perspective conceptualizes DBT as a treatment that can be used to address a variety of disorders beyond borderline personality, such as substance use, major depression, anxiety disorders, and other conditions. We discuss how this is done.

In this episode, I interview Dr. Lorie Ritschel, Ph. D., a clinical psychologist who is the director of the CBT training program for psychiatry residents at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and an expert trainer of DBT and the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol through Behavioral Tech, LLC.

This FREE training is one CE. It is presented at the introductory level and only basic knowledge of DBT is required. Register, pass the knowledge assessment, and complete the course evaluation, and download your certificate.

Today we talk about Transdiagnostic Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). This perspective conceptualizes DBT as a treatment that can be used to address a variety of disorders beyond borderline personality, such as substance use, major depression, anxiety disorders, and other conditions. We discuss how this is done.


DBT is one of most well-researched treatments for borderline personality disorder (e.g., Linehan et al., 2015). It was originally developed by Marsha Linehan as an alternative to standard CBT for the treatment of suicidality in individuals with borderline personality disorder. DBT, unlike other treatments, is a programmatic intervention. The standard (but not only) program involves weekly group therapy, individual therapy, and therapist team consultation meetings.

Transdiagnostic DBT (Ritschel, Lim, & Stewart, 2015) is the application of DBT to the treatment of comorbid mental health problems, e.g., panic, anxiety, depression, in clients who would be at a level of symptom severity that would qualify them for traditional DBT. Clients need to have some characteristics that would qualify them for traditional DBT, such as suicidality, borderline personality disorder, or self-injury (see Linehan, 2014). Dr. Ritschel is careful to point out that you don’t want to use transdiagnostic DBT with individual who don’t qualify for traditional DBT and could be successfully treated with a much less intensive intervention, like CBT or Interpersonal Therapy.

Transdiagnostic DBT is really carried out in the individual therapy sessions after the highest target behaviors (usually, suicidality) is better managed. Given the management of high target behaviors, the clinician can then focus on addressing these comorbid problems. These problems could be treated in the individual therapy session with DBT or non-DBT interventions, such as CBT or ACT.

References
Linehan, M. (2014). DBT Skills training manual. New York: Guilford Publications.
Linehan M, Korslund K, Harned M, et al. (2015). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for High Suicide Risk in Individuals With Borderline Personality Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial and Component Analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015;72(5):475–482. https://doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.3039

Ritschel, L. A., Lim, N. E., & Stewart, L. M. (2015). Transdiagnostic applications of DBT for adolescents and adults. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 69(2), 111-128. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2015.69.2.111

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Dr. Lorie Ritschel, Ph. D., a clinical psychologist who is the director of the CBT training program for psychiatry residents at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and an expert trainer of DBT and the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol through Behavioral Tech, LLC.

Jason Drwal, Ph.D. is the host and owner of  Therapy Take Out. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Iowa. He has worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and psychologist at a VA Hospital in a number of roles, where he specialized in trauma therapy.

  • Objective 1: Describe how DBT can be use transdiagnostically
  • Objective 2: Describe two ways to improve the outcome of DBT
  • Objective 3: Describe one technique from DBT

Dr. Lorie Ritschel, Ph. D. is a trainer Behavioral Tech, LLC, and receives revenue from this work.

Jason Drwal is the owner of therapyces.com and earns revenue from this website.

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, are not fully satisfied, have concerns or suggestions regarding the training, please let us know by email, [email protected].

We will contact you within one week to discuss your concerns further. We offer a full refund for any paid training you are not satisfied with.

EPISODE 3

What Really Works in Treating Depression: An Interview with Pim Cuijpers

In this episode (1 FREE CE), researcher and clinical psychologist Pim Cuijpers shares insights on research on psychotherapy and drug treatments for depression. Tune in and learn what depression therapies are most effective or whether client benefit more from medication and therapy at the same time vs. each alone.

In this episode (1 FREE CE), researcher and clinical psychologist Pim Cuijpers shares insights on research on psychotherapy and drug treatments for depression. Tune in and learn what depression therapies are most effective or whether client benefit more from medication and therapy at the same time vs. each alone.

Every therapists has ideas about how to treat depression but what really works. In our interview, Dr. Pim Cuijpers will share what he has learned from analyzing over 600 psychotherapy trials. Our discussion sheds light on which psychotherapies for depression are most effective, the benefits and risks of ever-new approaches to depression treatment, whether clients benefit more from antidepressants and psychotherapy at the same time vs. either one alone, and the use of internet self-directed therapies.

This is an introductory presentation and does not require advance knowledge of statistics or psychotherapy outcome research but covers a range of topics on psychotherapy for depression and the effectiveness of antidepressants. This program is a focused interview in which Dr. Pim Cuijpers, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology. We’re going to translate his amazing research into practical recommendations to consider when treating your depressed clients. The cost of this training is free.

References

Cuijpers, P. (2017). Four decades of outcome research on psychotherapies for adult depression: An overview of a series of meta-analyses. Canadian Psychology/psychologie canadienne, 58(1), 7.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cap0000096

 

Cuijpers, P., Sijbrandij, M., Koole, S. L., Andersson, G., Beekman, A. T., & Reynolds, C. F., III. (2013). The efficacy of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in treating depressive and anxiety disorders: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association, 12,
137–148.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wps.20038

 

Donker, T., Bennett, K., Bennett, A., Mackinnon, A., van Straten, A., Cuijpers, P., … & Griffiths, K. M. (2013). Internet-delivered interpersonal psychotherapy versus internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with depressive symptoms: randomized controlled noninferiority trial. Journal of Medical Internet
Research, 15(5), e82. 
https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.2307

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Pim Cuijpers is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Head of the Department of Clinical, Neuro, and Developmental Psychology. Pim Cuijpers specializes in research on randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of psychotherapy and meta-analyses on the prevention and psychological treatments of common mental disorders. Much of his work is aimed at prevention of mental disorders, psychological treatments of depression and anxiety disorders, and Internet-delivered treatments.

Pim Cuijpers has published more than 800 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications, including more than 600 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (more than 150 as first author). According to Clarivate Analytics, he is one of the “most influential scientific minds” and is listed since 2014 in the “top 1% cited scientists in the area of psychiatry and psychology” (http://highlycited.com). According to Expertscape, an organisation that ranks researchers by their expertise in biomedial topics, professor Cuijpers is the world’s number one top expert on depression, as well the number one top expert on psychotherapy.

Jason Drwal, Ph.D. is the CEO of TherapyCEs.com and Create Meaningful Change (the CE provider for this presentation) and earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Iowa. He is currently a Staff Psychologist at the Iowa City VA Hospital, where he has served as the PTSD-SUD Specialist, the Evidence-Based Therapy Coordinator, and Psychology Clinic Program Manager.

• Describe 2 findings from meta-analysis of psychotherapy treatment for depression.
• Describe 2 findings from meta-analysis of the effectiveness of anti-depressants.
• Describe 1 finding about the effectiveness of e-therapy (online therapy) for depression.

Pim Cuijpers has no conflicts of interest.

Jason Drwal is the owner of therapyces.com and earns revenue from this website.

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, are not fully satisfied, have concerns or suggestions regarding the training, please let us know by email, [email protected].

We will contact you within one week to discuss your concerns further. We offer a full refund for any paid training you are not satisfied with.

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Jason Drwal, Ph. D.

Host and Founder, Therapy Take Out

I’m a full-time therapist, the husband of a working mom, and the father to two energetic kids. I love helping my clients and also learning new techniques and theories but traveling to conferences was complicated and difficult. So I started this podcast (Therapy Take Out) and this website (Therapy CEs) to provide convenient, engaging, and research-backed trainings. I specialize in the use of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness interventions for the treatment of panic attacks, PTSD, and other conditions. I'm an avid reader of research, proud parent of two beautiful children, self-described coffee addict (who refuses to get treatment), and amateur anthropologist.

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