Bob Bertolino, PhD

Fingerprints: Maximizing Your Effectiveness as an Agent of Change

Research has consistently demonstrated that the contribution of the service provider accounts for 4-9 times more to eventual treatment outcome than the specific treatment approach. Despite a proliferation of treatment models, it is clear that who provides the service is a much more important than what approach he or she subscribes to. In this workshop, you will learn the "best practices" of the most successful practitioners to improve baseline rates of effectiveness. Strategies offered in the workshop are practical and you can employed them in a wide range of services and settings.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

1)Identify two common misconceptions about personal effectiveness made by providers and their potential impact on outcomes. 2) Describe three practices of effective practitioners. 3) Describe two ways of improving one's personal baseline of effectiveness.

Bob Bertolino, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also Senior Clinical Advisor at Youth In Need, Inc. and founder of Therapeutic Collaborations Consultation and Training. Bob has taught over 300 workshops throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United Kingdom. He has authored or co-authored ten books, the most recent of which include The Therapist's Notebook for Strengths and Solution-Based Therapies (Routledge) and Strengths-Based Engagement and Practice: Creating Effective Helping Relationships (Allyn & Bacon). Bob is licensed as a marital and family therapist, professional counselor, and clinical social worker in the state of Missouri, is a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.