On Demand Professional Workshop: Strategic Psychotherapeutics: Using the Building Blocks of Clinical Science to Guide Treatment

This presentation was originally reviewed on April 4, 2024, and broadcast live online on April 5, 2024, from 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

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.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

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

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
05/15/2024
Course expires: 
05/13/2026

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About the speaker

Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP is a leading psychologist, psychotherapist, and theorist who has been in clinical practice for over 40 years. Dr. Magnavita is an influential leader and contributor to the cause of advancing psychotherapy and clinical science. His scholarly activities and contributions have spanned such diverse areas as psychotherapeutics, personality theory, unified psychotherapy, technology-based approaches, and clinical decision making. Dr. Magnavita has been recognized for his work by numerous awards, including APA’s award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Independent Practice in the Private Sector (2006), Distinguished Psychologist of the Year award from the Community of Psychologists in Independent Practice (2010), and Distinguished Psychologist of the Year award (2016) from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. He is the recent recipient of the Rosalee Weiss Award from the American Psychological Foundation for outstanding leadership in psychology. Jeffrey has made significant contributions through the publication of highly regarded books, numerous journal articles and APA psychotherapy videos, while serving in various leadership roles. He was President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy in 2010. He was a member of the APA Clinical Treatment Guidelines Advisory Committee and was a member of the new APA Transdiagnostic Change Task Force. He is Chair of the Practice Advocacy Committee for the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy. Jeffrey is founder and CEO of Strategic Psychotherapeutics ®, LLC whose mission is to provide online training resources to make psychotherapists better and improve their outcomes.  He has written or edited 12 volumes including Unifying Psychotherapy: Principles, Methods, and Evidence from Clinical Science, with Jack C. Anchin (2014), Clinical Decision in Mental Health Practice (APA, 2016), and Using Technology in Mental Health Practice (APA, 2018).

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Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP , reports that he has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. He will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation. 

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Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation
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Professional Workshop: Strategic Psychotherapeutics: Using The Building Blocks Of Clinical Science To Guide Treatment

 

Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP

Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Glastonbury Psychological Associates, P.C.

Orleans, MA

 

Originally reviewed April 4, 2024.
Originally broadcast live April 5, 2024, from 12:00 – 3:15 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: May 6, 2026.

Activity Time: Three-hour webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 3:15.

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