AACBT Vic Pub Discussion: Catania – FIT in CBT

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14 Jun 2023
06:30 pm
- 07:30 pm
Goldy's! Tavern
Goldy's! Tavern, Gold Street, Collingwood VIC, Australia
  • Lisa Catania
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***Very limited tickets***

Am I any good? Using Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) in CBT

Presenter: Ms Lisa Catania

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne


Are you curious about how effective you are in delivering therapy? Come and learn about Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) as an approach that is gathering a growing evidence base with positive client outcomes.

The origins of Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) date back to the 1980s and 1990s when researchers started tracking therapist effectiveness. Through a FIT approach, clinicians gather real-time input from clients using structured yet flexible measures that identify what is and is not working in therapy and how to better meet clients’ needs. There has been a growing evidence base in this research area. The benefits of ongoing formal feedback from clients include higher retention rates, greater therapeutic improvement, enhancement of client quality of life, fewer no-shows, and an awareness of the factors that lead to treatment drop-out.

This presentation will briefly outline: the history and research of FIT; a personal journey of understanding and applying this approach in CBT; and ideas to incorporate this method in a clinical domain.


About this event:

This event will feature a PowerPoint presentation in an informal setting.


Key Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will understand what a Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) model is
  2. Participants will be inspired to provide clients with an opportunity to give feedback about their treatment
  3. Participants will reflect on how they adjust their therapeutic style after receiving client feedback

This session is designed for all levels of attendee – attendees will be assumed to have basic experience in the topic area.


Duration & Format / Training Modalities

This session has approx. 60 minutes CPD, and does not include any catering in the ticket price.

Door opens at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.


References – readings

  1. Miller, Scott & Bargmann, Susanne & Chow, Daryl & Seidel, Jason & Maeschalck, Cynthia. (2016). Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT): Improving the Outcome of Psychotherapy One Person at a Time. 10.1007/978-3-319-26209-3_16.
  2. Chow, D. L., Miller, S. D., Seidel, J. A., Kane, R. T., Thornton, J. A., & Andrews, W. P. (2015). The role of deliberate practice in the development of highly effective psychotherapistsPsychotherapy, 52(3), 337–345.
  3. Lambert, M.J., Harmon, C., Slade, K., Whipple, J.L. and Hawkins, E.J. (2005), Providing feedback to psychotherapists on their patients’ progress: Clinical results and practice suggestions. J. Clin. Psychol., 61: 165-174.
  4. Miller, S. D., Hubble, M. A., Chow, D., & Seidel, J. (2015). Beyond measures and monitoring: Realizing the potential of feedback-informed treatmentPsychotherapy, 52(4), 449–457.
  5. Reese, R. J., Norsworthy, L. A., & Rowlands, S. R. (2009). Does a continuous feedback system improve psychotherapy outcome? Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46(4), 418–431.


AACBT members have free tickets, but MUST book to reserve their place.

Non-members can join now and gain all of the other advantages of AACBT Membership!

There are no early bird rates for this event and please note that there are no door sales possible.

Please contact info@aacbt.org.au for more information.


COVID Safety:

Please note, the venue will be following all relevant Public Health Orders and checking delegates as per their obligations. Density, and mask requirements will be in line with relevant government guidelines. As per all events, please do not attend if you are unwell.

If you are required to cancel your attendance owing to a COVID isolation, please contact us for a full refund or ticket transfer.


Venue notes:

There is street parking outside the venue, plus public transport via 86 tram, and train at Victoria Park. The Victoria Park train station is an 8-minute walk to the venue and is on the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines.


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