This course has been developed from research into factors associated with therapeutic change. It critiques the Evidence Based Practice movement for overly emphasizing techniques and models more so than factors that research shows have much larger impacts on treatment outcomes.
The course will review factors associated with therapeutic change from across counselling approaches so that therapists from any model can integrate this knowledge into their treatment design and client interactions.
The course will review relationship factors, therapist factors, client factors, model factors, and placebo.
Finally it will explore the benefits of incorporating Practice Based Evidence as a beneficial habit into treatment to further maximize therapist awareness and treatment outcomes.
This lecture looks at the complexity of the evidence based treatment regime when client presentations are diverse.
This lecture explores the medical model and evidence-based practice as less than optimal for counsellors to prioritise.
This lecture provides an introduction to the common factors of successful counselling.
The therapeutic alliance is one of the most important of the common factors yet is often given passing mention in counselling texts. This lecture explores the components of the therapeutic alliance.
This will review knowledge about the therapeutic relationship.
The client and extra-therapeutic factors have the lion share of impact on counselling outcomes. This section unpacks how therapists can utilise these factors to enhance outcomes.
These questions are examples of how to enhance the client and extra-therapeutic factors.
This lecture reviews how to make the most of your therapy model.
This quiz will test knowledge on model factors.
This section reviews the impact of hope and placebo in counselling, and provides recommendations for how to intentionally utilise these dynamics.
This quiz will test knowledge on Hope and Placebo Factors
This lecture will look at the benefits of formally collecting client feedback each session to monitor and enhance client satisfaction and outcomes.
This lecture discusses what impact the therapist has on counselling outcomes and what can influence this impact.
This lecture summarises what we have learnt over this course.
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Nathan Beel is a lecturer, counsellor, and clinical supervisor. Nathan has taught, published, and presented in a wide range of counselling related topics, and has delivered counselling services for the past 20 years. He is a Registrant and endorsed Supervisor of the Psychotherapy and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA), and a Clinical Member of the Queensland Counsellors Association (QCA).