Explore how these ‘META’ approaches are transforming therapeutic practice.
Research estimates that there are over 500 types of psychotherapy.
This can be a troubling statistic for any psychotherapist, counsellor, psychologist or coach to learn about.
I mean, if there are over 500 out there, how can you be certain your approach is optimal?
What if, by only training in one orientation, you’re missing something important?
There are two ways to go about solving this problem…
The first would be to train in as many different modalities as possible, in the hope that you’ll become a more well-rounded practitioner in the process.
Not only would this be time-consuming (there are over 500!), it also leaves a lot up to chance.
The second would be to take a ‘META’ approach, and focus on learning the core, underlying principles, common to all evidence-based forms of psychotherapy.
In other words, instead of trying to master a multitude of different methods, you would focus on the small number of highly effective change processes that have been scientifically proven to lead to positive outcomes in almost every therapeutic approach.
So, in this online conference, we’ll be exploring three ‘META’ approaches to psychotherapy, and how they can be applied to transform the work of any psychotherapist, counsellor, psychologist or coach.
- Attachment, Neurobiology and the New Science of Psychotherapy; how Attachment Theory and Karl Friston’s ‘Free Energy’ Principle provide an evidence base, rationale and theoretical framework for understanding the transmutative power of psychotherapies, leading to more flexibility, a greater range of choices, and resilience – Professor Jeremy Holmes
- Compassion Focused Therapy and Psychological Flexibility; how compassion can be brought as an active process variable to enhance all forms of therapy, and integrated with the psychological flexibility model to improve client outcomes – Dr Dennis Tirch, PhD
- Process-Based Therapy (PBT); why PBT offers a hopeful vision and unifying framework for the future of evidence-based psychotherapy, how it provides a scientific and holistic approach for tackling psychological problems at their root causes (rather than just treating symptoms), and how PBT can be applied in conjunction with all types of psychotherapy to improve treatment outcomes, as well as practitioner skills – Professor Stefan Hofmann