Clinician Note: Soliciting feedback and tracking progress from clients is associated with higher levels of success in therapy. Moreover, couples who evaluated their therapy session each week were significantly more likely to report improved marital satisfaction. This is according to research carried out by psychologists Anker, Duncan and Sparks, reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

This makes sense if we consider the therapeutic environment has a metaphor, of sorts, or a model, for their marriage.

Ask your clients (inviduals and couples) how they think therapy is going. Are they getting their needs met? Do they feel it is a good fit? Do they feel listened to? Are we addressing the issues they are most concerned about?

You might want to check out this website: www.heartandsoulofchange.com for more details information for your clinical practice.

Reference: Anker, M., Duncan, B, & Sparks, J. (2009) Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(4):693-704.

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