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Home Study: Monitoring the Counseling Relationship and Client Progress as Alternatives to Prescriptive Empirically Supported Therapies 

05-23-2017 12:43

Monitoring the Counseling Relationship and Client Progress as Alternatives to Prescriptive Empirically Supported Therapies
by Gregory T. Hatchett
Volume 39, Issue 02 - April 2017


Many insurance companies and professional organizations have increasingly stipulated that mental health professionals use interventions that have been classified as empirically supported therapies (ESTs). Though the EST movement aims to provide clinicians with straightforward, evidence-based interventions for making treatment planning decisions, there are several practical and scientific barriers to the wholesale implementation of ESTs by mental health counselors. These barriers will be discussed, and two alternative strategies—cultivation of the counseling relationship and routine outcomes monitoring—will be presented as evidence-based alternatives to prescriptive ESTs.

Article is free for AMHCA members:

For AMHCA members to access the journal they must first go to AMHCA.org and log in to the website with their username and password. Once they have logged in, they will click on “Journal of Mental Health Counseling” under the “Publications” tab. From there they will click on the “ Member Access” icon.


Non-AMHCA members will need to purchase the article:

Articles are available to non-members for $25.

AMHCA will provide 0.5 CE for reading and completing the accompanying quiz with a passing grade (80% or higher). American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.



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