Honestly, I don’t know why I hadn’t noticed it before. It’s not the first time it happened. Last week, the ICCE held the “Training of Trainers” and “FIT Implementation” intensive trainings in Chicago, Illinois (USA). Participants came from all around the world–from the northern-most parts of Alaska to the southern tip of New Zealand. Geographic diversity aside, what really struck me was the many different clinical settings and populations where feedback-informed treatment (FIT) was being used to improve the quality and outcome of behavioral health services.
Practitioners are applying FIT with adults, adolescents, children, and families being treated in inpatient, outpatient, residential, in-home, and outreach settings for problems ranging from anxiety to early psychosis intervention. Together with my co-teachers, Danish psychologist Susanne Bargmann, Dutch psychologist Liz Pluut, and ICCE Community Manager Cynthia Maeschalck, we worked, played hard, and learned a great deal. I’ve pulled together a brief video to give you a sense of the energy and excitement. I think you’ll be surprised…
Need more information about FIT? Visit the official website: www.whatispcoms.com. There you’ll find everything you need: brief video introduction, the empirical support, and a download link for the measures and additional resources.
By the way, registration is now open for the March 2015 “Advanced FIT” and “FIT Supervision” Intensives. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. As indicated in the video, the trainings fill up about 3 months in advance so register as soon as possible.
See you in March.
P.S.: Want to watch something fun? Take a look at this video about improving one’s skills in listening, influence, and suggestion. Be sure and leave a comment!