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A New Therapy for Each Patient: Evidence-Based Methods for Tailoring the Treatment & Relationship to the Individual by John C. Norcross Ph.D.

November 2, 2017

A New Therapy for Each Patient: Evidence-Based Responsiveness

 With: Dr. John Norcross






Nachas Consulting is collaborating with the Center for Anxiety on the this training


DATE:          Thursday, November 2, 2017

TIME:           9AM-4PM

LOCATION:        Center for Anxiety (CFA) 3692 Bedford Avenue (between Kings Highway and Avenue P),   Brooklyn). 

FEE:                $185 (early bird prior to October 17) $140. Includes morning and afternoon refreshments, handouts and CE certificate.

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About the Workshop: Psychotherapy will maximize its effectiveness by targeting the most powerful sources of change: the therapeutic relationship & the patient. This workshop will provide integrative methods for adapting/tailoring psychological treatments to individual clients and their unique contexts. Learning how to adapt psychotherapy to the entire person, will improves success and decrease dropouts. Learn to reliably assess and rapidly apply 5+ evidence-based methods for demonstrably improving outcomes. Discover how research and practice converge in responsiveness that fits both clients and clinicians.


Adapting or tailoring psychotherapy to individual patient and context:

    • reclaims the “psych” in psychotherapy
    • transcends the limited and divisive “diagnosis only” approach
    • embraces the clinical reality that different patients respond differently
    • rediscovers the individual differences that distinguish our field
    • …and we become demonstrably more effective!

Meet the Instructor:

Dr. John Norcross is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Clinical Professor at The Commonwealth Medical College, and a board-certified clinical psychologist.

Dr. Norcross has authored over 350 publications and has co-written/edited 22 books, principally in the areas of psychotherapy, clinical psychology, professional training, and self-change.  Among them are Psychotherapy Relationships that WorkInsider’s Guide to Graduate School in Clinical & Counseling PsychologyAPA Handbook of Clinical Psychology (5 volumes), and Systems of Psychotherapy (now in its 8th edition).

Dr. Norcross is past-president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division of Psychotherapy and the Division of Clinical Psychology as well as the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). He has served as an APA Council Representative and as a director of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Among his awards are Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from Carnegie Foundation, Distinguished Contributions to Education & Training Award from APA, Fellow status in multiple associations, and election to National Academies of Practice.

An engaging teacher and clinician, Dr. Norcross has conducted workshops and lectures in 30 countries. He lives in northeast Pennsylvania with his wife, two grown children, and two new grandchildren.

CE Information:

Psychologists and Social workers who participate in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.


A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at +1 888-498-5578 or by email at support@ce-go.com



9:00 – 10:15      A Primer on Integration and Responsiveness

What Works in General: Evidence-Based Relationships

10:15-10:30       Break

10:30 – 12:00    What Works in Particular: Evidence-Based Responsiveness

Patient preferences              Real-time client feedback

12:00 – 1:00      Lunch

1:00 – 2:30        What Works in Particular (continued)

Stages of Change        Reactance level        Coping Style        Culture and more

2:30-2:45           Break

3:00 – 400          What Does Not Work: Discredited Relationship Behaviors

Integration, Limitations, and Examples

Conclusions and a Parable


Learning Objectives: At end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • determine a client’s treatment and relationship preferences in ways that improve outcomes
    • secure real-time client feedback in session regarding therapy progress and relationship satisfaction
    • assess reliably a client’s stage of change within one minute and tailor treatment to that stage
    • tailor therapy to a patient’s level of reactance and coping style, thereby decrease dropouts

That is, “personalize” psychotherapy for each patient


  • APA Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice. (2006). Evidence-based practice in psychology. American Psychologist, 61, 271-285.
  • Beutler, L. E., et al. (2011). Reactance/resistance level. In J. C. Norcross (Ed.), Psychotherapy relationships that work (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Connors, G. J., Donovan, D. M., & DiClemente, C. C. (2001). Substance abuse treatment and the stages of change. New York: Guilford.
  • Lambert, M. J. (2010). Prevention of treatment failure: The use of measuring, monitoring, and feedback in clinical practice. Washington, DC: APA Books.
    • Norcross, J. C. (Ed.). (2011). Psychotherapy relationships that work: Evidence-based responsiveness (2nd ed). New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Norcross, J.C., & Beutler, L.E. (2015). Integrative therapies. In D. Wedding (Ed.), Current psychotherapies (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
    • Norcross, J. C., Koocher, G. P., & Garofalo, A. (2006). Discredited psychological treatments and tests: A Delphi poll. Professional Psychology, 37, 515–522.


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November 2, 2017