208: Clinical Skills of Effective Therapists that Improve Client Outcomes: Empirical Evidence and Clinical Applications from a Christian Perspective
This track workshop presentation will cover eight clinical skills of effective psychologists and licensed mental health professionals that improve client outcomes (Miller & Moyers, 2021; Tan, 2021): accurate empathy, acceptance, positive regard, genuineness, focus, hope, evocation, and offering information and advice. A brief update of psychotherapy relationships that work based on recent empirical evidence will also be provided (see Norcross & Lambert, 2019; Norcross & Wampold, 2019), as well as a Christian perspective on effective therapists that can be used with Christian clients (Tan, 2021; see also Tan, 2018, 2022).
- Identify and summarize eight empirically-based clinical skills of effective therapists that improve client outcomes: accurate empathy, acceptance, positive regard, genuineness, focus, hope, evocation, and offering information and advice
- Demonstrate an understanding of the latest update on psychotherapy relationships that work for psychologists and licensed mental health professionals
- Develop a Christian perspective on the eight empirically-based skills of effective psychologists and licensed mental health professionals that can be used with Christian clients
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106: Research on Christian Therapies: What You Need to Know to Have a Research-based Practice and Ministry
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The focus during this workshop will be on: 1) briefly reviewing the research on religion and mental health in Christians, 2) discussing why evidence-based treatments in Christian counseling for psychologists and licensed...
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108: The Role of Emotional and Relational Intelligence in Cultivating a Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually Healthy Congregation
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary If God’s purpose for us as church leaders, pastors, pastoral counselors, lay counselors, and coaches is to help our people “become conformed to the Image His Son,” then what might that look like? What does it mean to “grow...
201: The Increase in Covert Teenage Suicide Ideation and Self-injury: Practical Ideas for Changing Dynamics
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Two decades ago, there were obvious signs pointing to an individual’s suicidal ideation. Today, with the prevalence of social media,...