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Transformative Relationships An evidence-based approach to optimizing the therapeutic relationship

Format Workshop
Presenters George Silberschatz
Description Research and clinical experience has shown that the therapeutic relationship is a stronger predictor of effective psychotherapy than form of treatment. The therapeutic relationship can be strengthened if therapists tailor their approach and interventions to meet the specific needs of their patients. A case-specific approach that tailors therapy to the patient's needs is more evidence-based and clinically useful that prescribing specific treatments for specific disorders.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to an integrated, empirically supported model that provides a framework for enhancing the therapeutic relationship. The starting point is the role of early relational experiences. Early experiences are internalized and persist, leading to the symptoms and life problems that bring people to treatment. Workshop participants will learn how an attuned therapeutic relationship changes these internalized pathogenic models. Key therapeutic processes, including testing the therapist, development of insight, and corrective relational experience will be explored and illustrated with clinical examples. Extensive clinical data as well as results from recent psychotherapy process and process-outcome research will be presented. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply this approach to their own clinical cases.
About the presenter(s) George Silberschatz, Ph.D. is a Psychologist and Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and president of the international Society for Psychotherapy Research. He has published extensively in professional journals and books and is a sought after presenter at professional meetings and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He currently divides his time between a private practice in San Francisco, teaching and supervising psychotherapy, and writing clinical and research papers. His book, Transformative Relationships, has been widely acclaimed for the clarity of its theoretical foundations, the rigour of the research presented and its clinical relevance.
Location QLD Metro, Australia
Venue Stamford Plaza Hotel
Cnr Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 28 Nov 2012
Time 9.00 - 5.00
Cost $250.00
Organiser IG - Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychology Interest Group (POPIG) (QLD)
Contact Name Robert King
Telephone 0407 740 532
Email robert.king@qut.edu.au
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