National Association of Social Workers

2020 NASW Virtual Conference June 15 - 17, 2020

Breakout Session: What Works in Therapy? Understanding the Common Factors of Psychotherapy & “You’ll Never Get Better”: Reducing Stigma and Shame in Axis ll Diagnoses

June 17, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

What Works in Therapy? Understanding the Common Factors of Psychotherapy
As a profession, we want social workers to be supported in providing effective and culturally competent psychotherapy. Research has proven that psychotherapy is effective. Despite hundreds of theoretical models, no model has proven superior. Why? This workshop will provide an overview of the psychotherapy research literature and explore the common factors found in all effective psychotherapies. Understanding these factors will make your work more effective, client-centered, and inclusive. (Clinical CE)

Douglas Behan, DSW, LCSW
Rutgers University School of Social Work

"You'll Never Get Better" : Reducing Stigma and Shame in Axis II Diagnoses
Evidence-based therapeutic modalities support and manage behaviors related to Axis II diagnoses. Axis II disorders, however, come with a lifetime diagnosis. As a result, clinicians can inadvertently reinforce this fact, thereby increasing feelings of shame, disconnection, decreased motivation for therapy, and feelings of unworthiness. This presentation will explore how to integrate Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Shame Resilience Theory to most effectively support Axis II diagnoses. (Clinical CE)

Erin Iwanusa, LCSW
Private Practice

What Works in Therapy? Understanding the Common Factors of Psychotherapy & "You'll Never Get Better"
06/17/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
06/17/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
Session Evaluation
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Continuing Education Certificate
1.50 Clinical credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 Clinical credits  |  Certificate available