Do Therapists Improve With Experience?

Why do most therapists get worse over time and how can you prevent that in your own work.

Video Description:

We know a great deal about the outcomes of therapy. 100 years of research shows therapy is more effective than medication. People get better. Yet, we know very little about therapists themselves. In this landmark study, Bruce Wampold and Simon Goldberg shed light on the therapist. Following 170 therapists for 18 years they investigated if therapists improve with experience. Their results are shocking.

While therapy is effective, they discovered most therapists get worse with time an experience. The deficit is small but exist. This study also explores possible reasons why. In a follow-up study, Wampold and his team found practical solutions to this problem. With some thoughtful preparation and well designed supervision, therapists can become dramatically more effective.

In this video, Yonasan Bender, SW, presents Goldberg and Wampold’s findings. He offers a clear and practical roadmap to understand this issue. He also describes powerful solutions to avoid this therapist trap.

About The Place:

The Place is where therapists, individuals and the community connect to create safety, strength and success. At The Place, men and women discover the freedom and safety to move past those issues which are preventing them from living life to its fullest. Our goal is to help each of our clients discover his or her own strengths as powerful tools in the healing process.

The Place is a multi-faceted clinic offering both individual and group therapy, support groups, interactive evenings and lectures, educational classes, and drop-in hours. Our comfortable, confidential, relaxed environment allows clients and their families to explore sensitive issues and create positive change. We believe that the key to mental health and emotional well-being is inside you.

At The Place, male and female therapists work independently or as a team to explore sensitive issues and facilitate positive change for individuals, couples and families from all sectors of the community. Some of our specialties include emotional eating, grief counseling, internet addiction, phobias, anxiety & OCD, childhood challenges, premarital counseling, couples therapy and intimacy issues, postpartum support, personality disorders, psychiatric care, and more. Connect with a caring professional in person at our comfortable Jerusalem offices, or by video, phone, and text. We’re here for you.

About The Presenter:

Yonasan Bender, SW graduated from Hebrew University’s School of Social Work. He has his psychotherapy practice at The Place: The Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing. To share your thoughts, experiences, questions, or a different perspective, you can reach Yonasan Bender at 053-808-0435 or email him by clicking HERE. To learn more about him and his work, click HERE.

Contact Us

Social Media

Related Posts

More to Explore