- Participants will learn what factors account for the effectiveness of psychotherapy
- Participants will understand what attachment theory and research contribute to the practice of psychotherapy
- Participants will appreciate the inherent limitations of scientific knowledge in the practice of psychotherapy and understand what other sorts of knowledge are required
About The Presentation:
Psychotherapists contend with over one thousand different brands of psychotherapy, whereas decades of research indicate that brand differences make a minimal contribution to treatment outcome and relationship qualities make a major contribution. This presentation illustrates a way of integrating science and practice that is compatible with research findings while respecting what most clinicians do.
About The Presenter:
Jon G. Allen, Ph.D., holds the position of Clinical Professor as a member of the Voluntary Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He recently retired from The Menninger Clinic where he held the positions of Senior Psychologist and the Helen Palley Chair in Mental Health Research, as well as Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine. In his four decades at Menninger, he taught and supervised fellows and residents, conducted psychotherapy, diagnostic consultations, and psychoeducational programs, and initiated research on clinical outcomes. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston and of the Institute for Spirituality in the Texas Medical Center. He is on the editorial boards of the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic and Psychiatry. His books include Coping with Trauma: From Self-Understanding to Hope; Coping with Depression: From Catch-22 to Hope; Mentalizing in Clinical Practice; Restoring Mentalizing in Attachment Relationships: Treating Trauma with Plain Old Therapy; and Mentalizing in the Development and Treatment of Attachment Trauma.