Professional Development Plan

July 7, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Clinicians who improve their skills produce better outcomes for the client.

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Patient Education 101

March 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Suppose you were in the audience listening to someone else deliver the talk. What would get your attention? What would you enjoy learning about?

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 2

January 23, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Where AA influences alcoholics toward sobriety through its peer culture, the gang down at the local pub is likely to encourage them to drink through its version of a peer culture.

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 1

January 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Not everyone attaches the same meaning to a particular term. This problem pops up a lot in counseling, treatment, and similar settings.

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The Practitioner vs. the Technique

November 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

I take great care in finding the right practitioner. He or she will likely be more important than the technique itself.

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Effective Group Design: Assumptions

October 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Building the group model around that common experience, and change-specific tasks or goals, may increase the chances for a successful outcome.

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Stronger Together: Addiction Group Treatment

September 20, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Practically every form of group devised has been adapted and put to use at some facility.

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Gaining Compliance

January 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

With ‘coerced’ clients, it’s easy to fall into a little game with the client striving to appear in compliance while covertly doing whatever he wants.

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