Wed, Jun 20, 2018

SEPI 33rd Annual meeting - Clinical Decisions at Work Navigating the Psychotherapy Integration Maze

United States

Start date: 18 May 2017
End date: 21 May 2017

Continuing SEPI´s goal to promote psychotherapy integration in new frontiers, the theme for our 2017 meeting is Clinical Decisions at Work. Clinical judgment is what all clinicians face and may well be the ultimate practice-relevant research.

Clinical judgments refer to decisions made by the therapist about the client and the case during the therapy process. Errors in clinical judgment are rarely shared or discussed. Research could thus focus on the processes through which judgments are made, the impact of these judgments on subsequent therapist behaviors, and ultimately client outcomes.

Despite the centrality of clinical judgment, psychotherapists are less likely than other health care professionals to explicitly frame their work, training, and research in terms of decisions. Emphasizing clinical decision-making encourages a deliberate, reflective stance toward psychotherapy integration. SEPI will continue exploring different clinical approaches, how these are similar and different, and how can they be integrated.

This conference will focus on decision research in general, and clinical decisions in particular. We expect to have practitioners and researchers involved in critical dialogues, in addition to videotaped examples, case formulations, assessment instruments, research scales, and decision-making tools

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