Live Workshop: Strategic Psychotherapeutics - Using the Building Blocks of Clinical Science to Guide Treatment

Join Jeffrey Magnavita, PhD, ABPP, Psychologist & Psychotherapist, Glastonbury Psychological Associates, P.C., for this free professional workshop. 

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There are over four hundred approaches to psychotherapy, most of which branch from the primary streams of knowledge including clinical experience, empirical evidence, theoretical systems, and evidence from related disciplines. What is missing is an organized framework to guide and optimize treatment. The basic building blocks of psychotherapeutics that are fundamental to most approaches are well-documented. Strategic Psychotherapeutics uses these building blocks to inform evidence-based practices, combining the best empirical evidence and clinical expertise, with patient preferences and values. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to the system, which delineates the domains of knowledge that constitute the basic building blocks of psychotherapy. The therapeutic scope and impact of clinicians are enhanced when psychotherapists are grounded in these fundamental knowledge domains and understand how they can be blended. As clinicians gain an understanding of how these basics relate to approaches and technical interventions, more complex therapeutic activities such as assessment, treatment planning, clinical decision making, and alliance maintenance can be appreciated. In this symposium, participants will learn the 11 basic building blocks of psychotherapeutics that can be used to select the approaches and technical interventions best suited to each patient. The goal of this webinar is to enhance clinical expertise by providing the basic, intermediate, and advanced knowledge domains universal to all psychotherapeutics.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Name three related basic domains, which are the building blocks of psychotherapy.
  2. List three basic principles, tasks, and goals that enhance psychotherapy.
  3. Identify two pattern recognition tools that inform and guide treatment.
Approval Statements:

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 3.0 NBCC clock hours.