Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Treatment Planning
by Timothy Bruce & Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Watch as Drs. Timothy Bruce and Art Jongsma introduce the concepts described in-depth in our Evidence-Based Treatment Planning video series. Covering depression, social anxiety, eating disorders and more, this comprehensive series provides you with all the essentials for successful, empirically grounded treatment plans.
Given the vast array of clinical approaches at our disposal, what makes one treatment more viable than another? As we work with our clients, what guidelines inform our interventions, and how do we measure progress? Regardless of your theoretical orientation, you’ll find valuable takeaways in this video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma. As an introduction to a rich series on evidence-based treatment planning for a host of clinical conditions, this video offers fresh information on the history of empirically supported treatments (ESTs), along with tools for building a successful practice informed by the latest research.

Topics covered include the history of the movement to identify empirically supported treatments and their growth over time, the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP), the advantages and limitations of ESTs, and the essential elements of treatment planning, including how to empirically inform them. You’ll learn about the key role of APA Division 12 in evaluating different approaches, what constitutes “well-established” and “probably efficacious” treatment (with definitions, examples, comparisons and contrasts), and you’ll get useful resources for further exploration.

Bruce and Jongsma’s combined decades of clinical and teaching experience makes for important commentary, and they offer insights on the value of the therapeutic relationship as an asset to treatment beyond the content of an EST. Within this context, they describe their six-step treatment planning process—complete with a sample treatment plan—with the goal of helping you design plans consistent with ESTs and integrate them into a broader evidence-based practice.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive introduction to evidence-based treatment planning, look no further. With this video, Bruce and Jongsma offer a solid rationale for taking a scientist-practitioner, hypothesis-testing approach to treatment planning, and they provide an illustrated, easy-to-understand method to do so with confidence.
In Depth
Tim Bruce and Art Jongsma make quite a team throughout this video series on evidence-based treatment planning. Decades of field experience has given them a wealth of historical data and applied knowledge to draw from as they present their findings on empirically supported treatments and offer their unique perspective on the treatment-planning process—a welcome breath of fresh air in its easy-to-grasp simplicity (that still allows for individual tailoring).

The hosts begin this in-depth series with a presentation of the basics, including the history of the movement to identify ESTs and its development over time. You’ll understand the distinguishing features of “well-established” and “probably efficacious” treatment (with definitions and examples of efficacy, effectiveness, and clinical utility), and you’ll get useful resources for further exploration. They move on to the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP), recommending an integration of ESTs, staying abreast of timely research, and establishing an empathic therapeutic alliance. Going deeper still, they offer insights on both the advantages and limitations of ESTs, and give you the essential elements of treatment planning, including how to empirically inform them.

If you’re looking to deepen your understanding of evidence-based treatments and a streamlined way of incorporating them into your treatment planning, you’re sure to be satisfied with this information-packed video.

By watching this video, you will:
  • Understand the key role of APA Division 12 in the movement to identify ESTs.
  • Identify the distinguishing features of “well-established” and “probably efficacious” treatment.
  • Learn how to create a six-step treatment plan informed by the latest empirical research.

Length of video: 00:29:09

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-437-1

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-437-6

Timothy Bruce, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. A summa cum laude graduate of the honors program curriculum at Indiana State University, Bruce received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University at Albany-State University of New York under the mentorship of Dr. David Barlow. He completed his residency training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Robert Klepac.

Bruce is active in the clinical, educational, and scholarship missions of the department. He serves several administrative positions in the department including Associate Chair, Director of Medical Student Education, and Director of the Psychiatry Residency Scholarship Program. Bruce's contributions to the literature include over 30 books and training manuals, as well as numerous professional journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, and other works. His areas of interests include education and training, the evidence-based practice of clinical psychology, and cognitive behavioral therapies. In addition to maintaining his own clinical practice, Bruce supervises the psychotherapy training of residents. Recognized for his work in academic administration as well as classroom and clinical teaching, Bruce has received over three dozen awards for his efforts in these areas to date.

Most recently, Bruce has been contributing editor and co-author of Arthur Jongsma’s widely used PracticePlanners© Series, empirically informing it with results from the psychotherapy outcome literature.

See all Timothy Bruce videos. ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, Jr., PhD, is Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners® . Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He managed a group private practice for twenty-five years and is now the Executive Director of Life Guidance Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

See all Arthur Jongsma videos.

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