The Efficacy of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy:
A lecture and clinical workshop with Jonathan Shedler, PhD
Apr. 17, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Psychodynamic therapy is an evidence-based treatment. Effect sizes are as large as those for other therapies that are actively promoted as "empirically supported" or "evidence-based," and patients who receive psychodynamic therapy not only maintain therapeutic gains but continue improving after treatment ends. Research also shows that other forms of therapy may be effective largely because the more skilled practitioners incorporate (often unacknowledged) psychodynamic methods.
Dr. Shedler will discuss the seven key features of contemporary psychodynamic treatment (which can be integrated into other therapy approaches), review empirical evidence from randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses, and discuss how psychodynamic therapy compares to other evidence-based treatments like CBT and antidepressant medication.
After attending this session, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the 7 distinctive features of contemporary psychodynamic therapy
2. Explain the concepts of effect size and meta-analysis
3. Describe empirical evidence supporting psychodynamic therapy
Dr. Jonathan Shedler is the author of what may be the most widely read psychoanalytic paper of our time, The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Hailed as a contemporary classic, it establishes psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment. He is a leading expert on personality styles and disorders and their treatment, author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP-200) for personality diagnosis and clinical case formulation, and co-author with Nancy McWilliams of the Personality section of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). He has published close to 100 scientific and scholarly articles, and his popular blogs reach audiences in the hundreds of thousands. He teaches and lectures internationally and consults to clinicians around the world. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a faculty member at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Date and Time:
Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Morning session 9:00 a.m. - noon
Lunch Break noon-1:00 p.m.
Afternoon session 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration is required for this workshop. To register, click here.
Early Bird (before Apr. 1st):
Center Member $120
After Early Bird (Apr. 1st and later):
Center Members $125
6 CMEs/CEUs are available for this all-day workshop.
The cost of credits is included in your registration fee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (816) 512-7438 if you have questions!
Instructions for Zoom attendance will be sent at a later date.
Continuing Medical Education Credits
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for discussion of theoretical, cultural, and clinical ideas regarding psychoanalysis, as well as networking opportunities for professionals, through community forums, professional workshops and annual film series. Membership is open to any person with a serious interest in psychoanalysis. The Center is the parent organization of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, which provides post graduate training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. More information about the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is available at www.gkcpsa.org.