ICSW is happy to announce its role in hosting a number of presentations in the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP) lecture series. Join us for the next lecture:
Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D.
The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Therapy: The Talking Cure in the Era of Managed Care and Evidence-Based Therapy
Friday, Dec. 6, from 7-9 p.m.
Jonathan Shedler, PhD, is a leading expert on personality and psychotherapy. His article, The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, won international acclaim. Hailed as a contemporary classic, it established psychoanalytic psychotherapy as an evidence based treatment. His research and writing on personality patterns and disorders are shaping contemporary views of personality and its treatment.
Dr. Shedler is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a faculty member at the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, and formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Service. He is author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) for personality diagnosis and clinical case formulation. Dr. Shedler leads workshops for professional audiences nationally and internationally on psychoanalytic treatment, clinical case formulation, and personality.
About the Presentation
As he wrote in his American Psychologist article, “The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy,” Dr. Shedler will assert that psychoanalytic therapy is an evidence based treatment. Effect sizes are as large as those of other therapies that are actively promoted as “empirically supported” or “evidence based,” and patients who receive psychoanalytic therapy not only maintain therapeutic gains but continue improving after treatment ends. Research also shows that other therapy approaches are effective largely because the more skilled practitioners incorporate (often unacknowledged) psychodynamic methods. Dr. Shedler will discuss the seven essential features of contemporary psychodynamic treatment, empirical evidence for its effectiveness, and how it compares to antidepressant medication and other evidence based therapies.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe seven distinctive features of contemporary psychodynamic therapy
- Apply the concept of effect size and understand its use in meta-analysis
- Describe the empirical evidence supporting psychodynamic therapy
This presentation, considered to be beginning, intermediate, or advanced level will be of interest to graduate students and mental health professionals.
- CCP members: free with annual $100 membership, payable at registration
- Students and Fellows: free with annual $75 membership, payable at registration
- Non-CCP members, single admission: $50
- ICSW faculty and alumni, and CAPP members, single admission: $40
- Student non-members, single admission: $15
Fees include refreshments, the presentation, and two Continuing Education credits if CE requirements are met by the applicant (see website for CE requirements). Those requesting CE credits should have professional license number available.
This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by CAPP (The Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology). Questions concerning Continuing Education and special needs should contact Dr. Nancy Burke at (312) 335-0311.
For more information regarding CE provision, please go to the CAPP website: http://www.cappchicago.org/about-capp/continuing-education-provider/