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.

1 Hour CE. Video Format.

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


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. He has taught at the graduate level for more than 15 years, primarily in Law and Ethics, and has written and trained extensively on ethical applications in mental health care. In addition to serving a three-year term on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, Dr. Caldwell served as the Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California for 10 years. He served as Editor for the Users Guide to the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics and is the author of several books, including Saving Psychotherapy and Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs.

In his role with AAMFT-California,, Dr. Caldwell had significant impact on legislation governing mental health care, including California’s first-in-the-nation ban on licensed therapists providing “reparative therapy” to minors. He was honored for his advocacy work with the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013.

Additional Information

Format & Length:

Video format; Total running time 81 minutes

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.

Who Should Attend:

Counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

Click here to see our policies on attendance, refunds, grievances, and accessibility, and other frequently asked questions

NAADAC Approval Status:

This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.