Becoming A Better Therapist Book

On Becoming a Better Therapist: Evidence Based Practice One Client at a Time by Barry L. Duncan

This book describes Dr. Barry L. Duncan’s Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), an evidence-based method that provides systematic feedback from clients, thereby enabling therapists to identify clients who aren’t responding to treatment before they drop out. Duncan examines the common factors inherent to all successful therapies and details the importance of the therapeutic alliance as the foundation of effective therapy. He encourages therapists to expand their theoretical breadth, think deeply about the lessons they learn from their clients, and integrate these lessons into their performance. This highly readable and clinically focused book details a five-step plan to take charge of personal and professional development, stave off disenchantment, and remain a vital force for change in clients lives. On Becoming also includes chapters on couple and family therapy, supervision, and implementation.

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PCOMS Integrated eLearning Manual

The Partners for Change Outcome Management System: An Integrated eLearning Manual for Everything PCOMS by Barry L. Duncan and Jacqueline A. Sparks

Building on the three editions of Heroic Clients, Heroic Agencies: Partners for Change and almost twenty years of teaching and implementing PCOMS, Drs. Duncan and Sparks break down PCOMS into 10 learning modules addressing the 10 skills of PCOMS as well as individual chapters on couples, families, groups, case management, and child protection services. The Manual also provides modules on the four steps of PCOMS supervision as well as the secrets of implementation. Other features include fast access to summaries of the psychometrics of the PCOMS measures, the rationales for PCOMS, and all the handouts that aid in implementation in one convenient place. Written in an accessible workbook style (without research) for service and treatment providers of all stripes and flavors, The Manual is integrated with Better Outcomes Now and the PCOMS eLearning compendium of webinars and client videos, providing a full curriculum for orientation of new employees and ongoing PCOMS training.

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PCOMS Manual

Sistema de Socios para la Gestión del Cambio Manual de eLearning integrado para PCOMS por Barry L. Duncan Jacqueline A. Sparks

Sobre la base de las tres ediciones de Heroic Clients, Heroic Agencies: Partners for Change (Clientes heroicos, Agencias heroicas: Socios para el cambio) y casi veinte años de enseñanza e implementación de PCOMS, los Dres. Duncan y Sparks dividen PCOMS en 10 módulos de aprendizaje que abordan las 10 habilidades de PCOMS, así como capítulos individuales sobre parejas, familias, grupos, administración de casos y servicios de protección infantil. El Manual también proporciona módulos sobre los cuatro pasos de la supervisión de PCOMS, así como los secretos de la implementación. Otras características incluyen acceso rápido a los resúmenes de la psicometría de las medidas de PCOMS, los fundamentos del porque PCOMS y todos los folletos que ayudan en la implementación en un lugar conveniente. Escrito en un estilo de libro de trabajo accesible (sin investigación) para proveedores de servicios y tratamientos de todo tipo, el Manual está integrado con Better Outcomes Now y el compendio de seminarios web y videos de clientes de PCOMS eLearning, que proporciona un plan de estudios completo para la orientación de nuevos empleados y la formación continua de PCOMS.

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What's Right With You Mental Therapy Book

What’s Right With You: Debunking Dysfunction and Changing Your Life by Barry L. Duncan

We live in a world pervaded by the unspoken attitude that we are all basically flawed, broken, incomplete, scarred or sick: we’re labeled as dysfunctional, codependent, depressed, you name it. Contrary to popular perception and drug company ad campaigns, fifty years of research shows that positive change does not primarily emerge from examining the disorders, diseases, or dysfunctions—all the stuff that’s wrong with us—that allegedly plague the masses. Dr. Barry Duncan debunks the myth that only a therapist can help you change your life and shows how positive change really happens when you utilize your inherent strengths and resources and are supported by relationships that take your innate goodness as a given. What’s Right with You gives you a research validated, six-step plan for a dynamic and refreshing approach to effecting change in your life—for good!

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Excerpt from “What’s Right With You:” Finding A Therapist and 7 Tips for Therapy