Why you'll love this course

This course is unique in how it links your day-to-day practices with the overall well-being of the profession of psychotherapy. In short, what you do matters to all of us. This course explains why.

Course description

Despite overwhelming evidence of the effectiveness of psychotherapy, fewer people are coming. Outcomes have not improved in generations. And therapist salaries are not keeping up with inflation. In this data-driven and ultimately optimistic presentation, participants will learn what they can do on an individual level to ensure their own practices thrive even in difficult professional circumstances. Emphasis is placed on clarifying therapist values for clients, understanding differences between effective and ineffective therapists, and gathering meaningful outcome data to improve clinical effectiveness.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two systemic trends in utilization and effectiveness of psychotherapy practice.

  • Integrate one measurement into clinical practice to improve clinical outcomes.

  • Describe the importance of accountability for maintaining strong clinical outcomes.

Who should attend

Psychotherapists at all career levels are invited to explore the connections between your own work and the health of the field as a whole. Intermediate teaching level.


Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD

Education Director, SimplePractice Learning

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD is a California-licensed marriage and family therapist (#42723). He currently serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge in Los Angeles and The Wright Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He has served on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, and for several years as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California.