Spring Harbor, MMC to host "Becoming Outcome
A Revolutionary Way to Improve
Members of the Social Work &
Clinical Counseling Peer Committee of Spring Harbor Hospital and
Maine Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry are pleased to
sponsor “Becoming Outcome Informed: A Revolutionary Way to
Improve Effectiveness,” featuring Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D,
author of The Heroic Client and Heart and Soul of Change. The
full-day program takes place Friday, April 10, 2009, at Maine
Medical Center’s Dana Center Auditorium in Portland.
Duncan is a therapist, trainer, and researcher with more than 17,000
hours of clinical experience treating individuals with mental health
and substance use issues. He is Co-Director of the Institute for the
Study of Therapeutic Change (ISTC) and has over 100 publications,
including 14 professional and self-help books. His recent books help
clinicians deliver effective care through outcome management while
transforming mental health and substance abuse services into
At the upcoming conference, Dr.
Duncan will demonstrate how therapists can elicit clients’ feedback
to inform their work, improve and demonstrate effectiveness, and
give clients the voice they deserve.
“Recent research has
shown that using client-based outcome feedback increases
effectiveness by an incredible 65% in clinical settings,” says Dr.
Duncan. “That’s more than anything in the history of psychotherapy.”
Dr. Duncan’s program will offer participants “reliable,
valid, and feasible methods” for discussing the client’s view of
both the progress and fit of therapy services, enabling the feedback
to shape and enhance the client’s benefit.
participants will additionally analyze the pitfalls of
evidence-based practice; examine simple outcome assessments that can
be used with clients on a session-by-session basis; and learn how to
dramatically improve their effectiveness.
audience for the conference includes psychiatry and mental health
professionals, drug and addictions professionals, students of social
work and clinical counseling, and educators.
registration is $85 and includes lunch, morning and afternoon
refreshments, and continuing education credits. For more
information, please call 207-761-2239 or visit the conference