There is a growing consensus that the proliferation of so many different brand-name therapies is unhelpful to clients and commissioners. Some have gone so far as to call it a professional embarrassment. This workshop will consider a core set of change principles, common to the major theoretical approaches, which provides an evidence-based (and jargon-free) framework for psychological change. Through means of a simple case study, the workshop will present the framework in action, and consider how it can help practitioners, policy makers and the public alike.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Articulate why it is a problem to have so many different competing therapies and how it confuses clients.
- Understand and apply an evidence-based set of principles of change to their practice.
- Use the principles of change as a framework for organising clinical material, within session and during supervision (as supervisor or supervisee).