26th of September 2011
9am till 4:30pm
Post-Conference Workshop with Scott Miller:
Pathways to Possibility :
Improving the Outcome of your most challenging cases
Englisch with translation into German
Treatment failures. Every therapist encounters them. Few books, scholarly articles, or workshops focus on identifying and preventing their occurrence. Although actually small in number, available evidence indicates that such cases accumulate on clinician’s caseloads and account for 60-70% of expenditures in behavioral health. In this workshop, participants will learn and simple and practical method for identifying cases at risk for failure early in the treatment process. Results from a number of clinical trials show that using the approach reduces drop out rates by half while improving the outcomes of the most challenging cases by 65%.
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. is a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change, a private group of clinicians and researchers dedicated to studying "what works" in mental health and substance abuse treatment. He works as a therapist providing all clinical services pro bono to traditionally under served clients. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad and is known for his engaging and humorous presentation style. He has presented to many professional audiences including: the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, and the National Association of Social Workers. Most recently, he served as an invited faculty member at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference”.
He is the author of numerous articles and co-author of Working with the Problem Drinker: A Solution Focused Approach (with Insoo Berg [Norton, 1992]), The "Miracle" Method: A Radically New Approach to Problem Drinking (with Insoo Kim Berg [Norton, 1995]), Finding the Adult Within: A Solution-Focused Self-Help Guide (with Barbara McFarland [Brief Therapy Center Press, 1995]), Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Foundations, Applications, and Research (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 1996]), Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice (with Barry Duncan and Mark Hubble [Norton, 1997]), Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases: Efficient Treatment of Therapy Veterans (with Barry Duncan and Mark Hubble [Norton, 1997]), The Heart and Soul of Change: What Works in Therapy (with Mark Hubble and Barry Duncan [APA Press, 1999]), The Heroic Client: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Effectiveness through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy (with Barry Duncan [Jossey-Bass, 2000], and Jacqueline Sparks [Revised, 2004]), and the forthcoming What Works in Drug and Alcohol Treatment (with David Mee-Lee and Bill Plum).