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The Heart and Soul of Change, 2nd Ed

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This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon.

This CE test is based on the book "The Heart and Soul of Change (2nd Edition): Delivering What Works in Therapyā€¯ (2009, 455 pages). How does psychotherapy work? As research on psychotherapy has accumulated, it has become increasingly clear that common factors like the therapeutic alliance constitute the primary mechanisms for change. This text reviews the empirical research literature, distills the common factors associated with change, and presents them in a clear and straightforward manner for practicing clinicians. Topics include client and therapist factors, the therapeutic alliance, the common factors approach, common factors within psychiatric drug treatment, outcome monitoring (practice-based evidence), and common factors for specific populations (youth psychotherapy, couple and family psychotherapy, and substance abuse/dependence treatment).

Course #80-53 | 50 posttest questions


Jun 30, 2023


Counselor CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE


Book, Online



Credits / Hours

CE Credit: 8 Hours


Professional Development Resources is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5590); the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC #000279); the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625); the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193); and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501).

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Barry L. Duncan, PsyD, is a therapist, trainer, and researcher with over 17,000 hours of clinical experience. He is director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project ( Dr. Duncan has over one hundred publications, including fifteen books addressing systematic client feedback, consumer rights and involvement, the power of relationship, and a risk/benefit analysis of psychotropic medications. His work regarding consumer rights and client feedback has been implemented across the US and in 20 countries including national implementation in couple and family centers in Norway.

Scott D. Miller, PhD, is a co-founder of the Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavior health. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organizations, both public and private, to achieve superior results. He is one of a handful of "invited faculty" whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious "Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference." His humorous and engaging presentation style and command of the research literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make effective changes in service delivery.

Bruce E. Wampold, PhD, received his Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981 and joined the University of Wisconsin, Madison faculty in fall 1991. He has been a faculty member and Director of Training in the counseling programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Utah, and the University of Oregon. Dr. Wampold's primary interest centers around understanding psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives. Dr. Wampold has published methodological and substantive articles that help to understand how the research on counseling and psychotherapy converges on a contextual model of psychotherapy. He is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Mark A. Hubble, PhD, a national consultant and graduate of the postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Menninger, grew up near Baltimore, Maryland, bodysurfing the cold waters of the Atlantic. An accomplished writer and editor, Dr. Hubble has published numerous articles and is coauthor of The Heart and Soul of Change, Escape from Babel, Psychotherapy with "Impossible" Cases and The Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Beyond his consulting work, he is a senior advisor and founding member of the International Center for Clinical Excellence.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Psychiatry / Mental Health, Counseling

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