On November 17th and 18th, over 500 politicians, agency directors, and service managers gathered together to discuss “the future of alcohol and drug treatment” in Sweden. High on the agenda? Feedback Informed Treatment!
Psychologist and ICCE Associate, Gun-Eva Langdahl and the rest of the talented crew at Radgivingen Oden, were featured in a video documenting the impact of feedback on retention and outcome of drug and alcohol treatment services.
You may recall, last spring I was on my way to visit this talented group of practitioners when the volcano in Iceland erupted, forcing me to take a long and complicated series of “trains, buses, and automobiles” to get to the beautiful, northern Swedish town of Skelleftea.
Anyway, thanks to the work of the team, the town and surrounding area are something of a hotbed of feedback informed treatment. For those practitioners, policy makers, and agency directors living and working in Scandinavia, the professionally produced video provides an excellent introduction to the process and benefits of feedback informed work. You can also read about the work in a feature article that appeared in the daily newspaper, Folkbladet.
In the meantime, take a look at these videos where Gun-Eva Langdahl explains both why clinicians should begin seeking feedback from their clients as well as how to get started.