This webinar makes the case for reinvigorating the conversation and promoting the concept of the Evidence Based Practitioner. The focus is on better understanding the foundational practitioner skills and personal qualities that are strongly associated with effective outcomes.
The promotion of evidence based practices in behavioral health is widespread and a catalyst for policy and practice changes across the country. This has dominated much of the conversation about workforce development and how organizations can ensure fidelity to the practice. Historically, psychotherapy research spent considerable time and effort in understanding the qualities of effective therapists independent of the specific intervention employed. The finding that some therapists consistently achieve better outcomes than other therapists in clinical trials and in practice, raises the unmistakably important questions: What are the qualities and actions of effective therapists?