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Date: February 8, 2017, Wednesday, 10 am – 12 pm

Location: Northwest AHEC, 475 Deacon Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27105

Presenter: Thomas L. Murray, Jr., PhD, LMFT, LPC-S, AASECT CST, CFMHE, NBCCH

Title: The Ethical Super Shrink: Maximize Effectiveness through Feedback Informed Therapy

Continuing Education2 hours

Fee:  $25

**Free for Current Students, Faculty, Staff, Field Instructors and Task Supervisors** (Field Instructors please get coupon code from Field Office)

Description: Partners in Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS; aka Feedback informed Treatment, FIT) was borne out of the recognition that clients’ preferences and their voices should be elevated above allegiance and adherence to any theory and technique. In short, PCOMS represents an evidence-based approach that is grounded in social justice and that meets the ethical obligation for counselors to monitor clinical effectiveness. Providers are encouraged to strengthen the therapeutic alliance, which is the most robust predictor of clinical outcomes, through greater collaboration and honoring of clients’ perspective. NOTE: This program may be counted towards ethics requirements for license renewal.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Tom Murray is director of Counseling Services at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and holds faculty appointments within Walden University’s Mental Health Counseling program, as well as a clinical professorship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University. He received his PhD in Couple and Family Counseling from the University of Florida in 2005. His current professional service includes the editorial review board of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling and faculty member for the August, 2016 NC Sexual Health Conference. He has 13 publications to his credit, which have appeared in a variety of peer reviewed journals, including the Family Journal, the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, Contemporary Family Therapy, among others. His commentary has also appeared in online publications of Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines. In 2015, Dr. Murray obtained the AASECT Sex Therapist designation and has a small private practice specializing in sex and couples therapy. He currently resides in Greensboro, NC along with his two sons, ages 6 and 9.



Participants completing this event will be able to:

  1. Integrate their ethical practice with a method for improved clinical effectiveness
  2. Identify a valid and reliable method for improving clinical outcomes.
  3. Identify the common factors across all forms of psychotherapies.


Each Winston-Salem Clinical Lecture Series event provides the following credit:   2.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC, 2.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists, 2.0 contact hours from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. This program does not provide specific NBCC credits. However, per LPC licensure guidelines, you may submit up to 15 contact hours of continuing education by attending programs by affiliates of the National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO). Northwest AHEC is a member of NAO.

Refund Policy: No refunds are given but registration can be transferred to a colleague for the same event. Please contact Theresa Palmer at or 336-416-5096 to make arrangements.

ADA Statement: If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at 336-416-5096 no later than ten business days before the program.




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