Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT): Improving the Quality and Outcome of Behavioral Health Services One Person at a Time


February 23, 2018
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Burrell Behavioral Health
South Creek Campus – Auditorium

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D

It’s not a pretty picture.  Available evidence indicates that the effectiveness of psychotherapy has not improved in spite of 100 years of theorizing and research.  What would help?  Not learning a new model of therapy or the “latest” so –called “Evidence Based” treatment approach.  And no, not attending another CEU event or sorting through that stack of research journals by your desk.  A simple, valid and reliable alternative exists for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment based on using ongoing feedback to empirically tailor services to the individual client needs and characteristics. Research from multiple randomized clinical trials documents that this simple, transtheoretical approach as much as doubles the effectives of treatment while simultaneously reducing costs, drop-out rates and deterioration.

Course Learning Objectives

1. Therapists will learn the research-based factors responsible for change in treatment, regardless of professional discipline or preferred treatment model.
2. Therapists will learn systematic ways to assess the clients’ perceptions of progress and satisfaction so that therapy may be empirically tailored to the individual needs and characteristics.
3. Learn simple and reliable methods for evaluating process and outcome in treatment.
4. Describe three ways for therapists to use the information about session-by-session impact to enhance the services they are delivering to clients.



1. The Good News about Treatments

a. Psychotherapy works
b. Outcomes of the average clinician are equivalent to those obtain in RCT’s
c. Few if any side effects compared to medicine

2. The Bad News about Treatments

a. High Dropout rates
b. Clinicians not adept at identifying “at risk” clients
c. Clinician outcomes do not improve over the course of their careers

3. Three Steps to Becoming a FIT Practitioner:

a. Create a culture of feedback
b. Integrate feedback into care
c. Learn to Fail Successfully
More about this Workshop

Target Audience

Psychologists, clinical interns/residents in training, counselors and treatment specialists, nurses, behaviorists, administrators and direct care and social services professionals.  Case Managers, Services Coordinator, Educators and residential staff

Continuing Education Credits

Burrell Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continued education for psychologist.  Burrell maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  This conference is approved for 7.5 hours of continuing education.  Contact hours will be given only for hours the participate attends.  All participates must sign in at the registration desk and turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program in order to receive a statement of credit.

About the Speaker


Scott D. Miller, Ph.D

Co-founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researches and educators dedicated to promoting excellent in behavioral health. Dr. Miller conducts workshops and training in the United State and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organization, both public and private to achieve superior results.  He is one of a handful of “invited Faculty” whose work, thinking and research is feature of the prestigious “Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference”. His humor and engaging presentation style and command of the research ligature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators and policy makers to make office changes in service delivery.

Dr. Miller is the author of numerous articles and books.

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Cancellation Policy: Transfer of registration to another person may be done at any time without a fee. All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Written notice of cancellation by fax 30 days prior will be issued a full refund minus a $10 service fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event.