SPSI Scientific Session - March 20
Event Start Date: 3/20/2018 7:30 PM
Event End Date: 3/20/2018 9:00 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:30 – 9:00 PM
4020 E Madison St Ste 230

Presenter: Michael Pauly, M.D.
“Psychodynamic Therapy: A Discussion of the Evidence"

What is the current state of evidence for psychodynamic interventions?  Is it true that there is a paucity of evidence? Is it true that the existing evidence is of inferior quality?

This presentation will offer an overview of the evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy (PP) effectiveness. I will discuss what defines an intervention as “evidence-based”, highlight meta-analytic short and long-term PP outcome data and quality review articles showing the progress of PP study design. I will also take a critical look at the limitations of psychotherapy research in terms of real-world applicability with the goal of leaving you more knowledgeable, comfortable, and confident in your thinking about the achievements and limitations of PP research and outcomes.
Michael Pauly MD is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Seattle. He is a faculty member and instructor at SPSI and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. His interests include psychoanalytic education and the exploration of the evidence base for psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.     

Discussant: Barnett Kaplan, M.D.
“Psychoanalysis: Art or Science”

My discussion takes up the age-old question of what factors contribute to successful outcomes in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatment. I will review several outcome studies of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy to see what these studies may have to teach us in this regard.
Barnett Kaplan is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Seattle. He is on the faculty of SPSI. His current interests include neuropsychoanalysis and its clinical applications.

Learning objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe parameters of a “good” psychotherapy study design.
2. Participants will be able to describe the current state and trend of psychodynamic psychotherapy evidence base.
3. Participants will be able to describe several limitations of “evidence base” requirements.

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1.5 hours Category II CME.
This presentation meets the requirements of WAC 246-924-240 (Definition of Category of Creditable CPE). “This program has been approved for 1.5 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter.”  Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible.  Provider number is #1975-144.

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