Last year, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) released a 707 page review of the state of research on the treatment and management of depression in adults, also known as the NICE Guidelines for Depression. In total, the NICE Guidelines identify 46 Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) supporting cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression, with a recommendation for 16 to 20 sessions of therapy for the treatment and relapse prevention of this condition.
A Cochrane Review was carried out in 2006 which included 22 studies where CBT was applied across a total sample size of 1060 participants with an anxiety disorder. This meta-analysis demonstrated that CBT was highly effective in reducing symptoms of worry and depression associated with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Earlier this year, NICE released a Guideline for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorderin adults. The guidlines recommend that for those using psychological services, they should be offered at least 12 to 15 sessions as required.
The standard CBT treatment approach ranged between 15 to 20 sessions of therapy. The Australian Guidelines on the Treatment of PTSDdeveloped by the National Health and Medical Research Council in 2007 provide extensive information drawn from several reviews of the research. Following diagnosis, assessment and treatment planning, the guidelines recommend that 8 to 12 sessions of trauma-focused therapy are normally required for the successful treatment of PTSD.
We are sure you agree you clients are not getting better in 3.5 sessions. However your clients will eventualy get better we aim to teach you the art of building a relationship so strong should your clients ever need you in the future they would not dream of seeing someone else. Just as you would do with your hairdresser, mechanic etc.
Everyone makes mistakes in therapy. However not everyone knows how to repair those mistakes. How many times have you had the dreaded phone call “i think i am finished with therapy”. How many times have clients just not showed up and then never come back. We teach you how to ethically and theraputically address the issue of CLIENT DROPP OFF !!