NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy

This blog focuses on discussion regarding the course NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy... and How Therapists Can Overcome Them.

Customizing Mental Health Treatment with John Norcross


Challenging Issues: NP0021 – Session 2


Discover an assessment protocol to identify six personal characteristics that’ll allow you to customize treatment to match clients’ needs. Distinguished professor of psychology and clinical psychologist John Norcross explores how to identify these personal characteristics to achieve more effective treatment.  


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06.28.2012   Posted In: NP0021 The 6 Most Challenging Issues in Therapy   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • Not available avatar jimz 06.30.2012 19:04
    very interesting and clear discussion, points to the importance of assessments being more about the client and less about any particular "Diagnosis/Disorder" as a guide for treatment.
  • Not available avatar Lynda 07.01.2012 10:39
    Excellent! These webinars just keep getting better and better. Dr Norcross's work is extremely validating for me, having felt for some time that primary attention on the Diagnosis/Disorder method of treatment short changes most of our clients. I imagine that there are a number of clinicians that will feel comfortable "coming out of the closet" to admit that they have adjusted, through a variety of methods and by the seat of our pants, the assessment and treatment processes to use the clients identified needs and the therapeutic relationship as the primary basis for treatment. Dr. Norcross's work gave me some additional things to think about, learn more about and use. I'm off to buy his book!
    • 0 avatar Diane Perris 07.02.2012 18:25
      I echo some of Lynda's thoughts. Over the years I've gotten a lot more direct about asking these kinds of questions and working to determine best fit. But I've always felt a bit like I was going against my original training when I shift gears into coaching, religion, etc. (after determining with the client that that's what they're looking for). Thanks to John and those he works with for validation and "permission"!
  • Not available avatar sdk 07.01.2012 15:48
    Thank you for your content and clarity. I feel better as a therapist. For me, the term "evidence-based" has gone from scary to less scary. The six criteria (plus the two others) were great to have written down. I think I customarily pay attention to them--or some of them-- with clients but want to keep them very conscious. Thank you for what I newly learned and for validating what I already knew. I don't think I can adequately express how excellent I thought this interview was or how much it affected me. "Made my day" won't do it!
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