Topic: What Works in Therapy?
Speaker: Dr. Douglas Behan, DSW, LCSW
Research has proven that psychotherapy is effective. Despite hundreds of theoretical models, no model has proven superior. Why? This webinar will provide an overview of the psychotherapy research literature and explore the common factors found in all effective psyhoterapies. Understanding these factors will make your work effetive and inclusive.
1. Understand what the common factors paradigm is.
2. Recognize specific common factors and identify ways to incorporate them into their work with clients.
3. Identify the need to routinely start with the client’s cultural understanding and response to their problems
Speaker Bio: Dr. Douglas Behan is the Director of the Office of Continuing Education an an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the Rutgers School of Social Work since 2007. He enjoys leading the nation's largest university-based continuing education program for social workers and teaching courses in the social work masters and doctoral programs. Dr. Behan has over 30 years of experience in a variety of social work settings. He has worked extensively in the mental health field as a clinical, supervisor, and administrator. He previously was the director of a hospital-based outpatient psychology and addiction department and was on staff at a physical rehabilitation & brain injury hospital where he coordinated mental health services and provided training to the medical staff.