The quality and quantity of empirical support for psychodynamic approaches with children and adolescents are growing, especially for such issues as depression, anxiety, emerging personality disorders, and trauma-related issues. Earn 2 CE credits for reading an open-access journal article by Midgley and colleagues (2021), known for their expertise in the field and systematic reviews of outcome studies involving psychodynamic psychotherapy. In this article, they present a narrative synthesis of findings for the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents. A brief (11-minute) video synopsis and preliminary discussion of the article is included by Dr. Marylie Gerson. This is an Introductory-level course and may be applied to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired. $29.
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Earn 2 CE credits for reading this narrative synthesis of findings for the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents (Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Cirasola, A., Batra, P., & Kennedy, E. . The evidence-base for psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents: A narrative synthesis. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-18. doi: 10.3389/psyg.2021.662671). The course begins with a brief video synopsis and preliminary discussion of the article by Dr. Marylie Gerson. A Certificate of Completion follows reading the article and passing an online multiple choice test. Introductory level. This course may be applied to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired. $29.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents has a growing evidence base. Many clinicians would say that psychodynamic psychotherapy is an effective approach, but what is the empirical evidence? The number and quality of studies assessing its effectiveness are growing rapidly and they are demonstrating its usefulness in treating a wide range of disorders and presenting problems in young people. Midgley and colleagues have conducted several systematic reviews on the topic, culminating most recently in this journal article (2021).
The article is authored by Nick Midgley and Antonella Cirasola, of the University College London and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; Rose Mortimer and Prisha Batra, also of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; and Eilis Kennedy, of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom. The current paper represents many years of synthesizing research evidence on the psychodynamic approach with young people, including two previous systematic reviews in 2011 and 2017.
The article was selected by Dr. Marylie Gerson. Dr. Gerson received her PhD in Psychology from Princeton University and is both an experimental social psychologist and clinical psychologist. She is Psychology Professor Emeritus at California Lutheran University and combines teaching and research with an active clinical practice. The course begins with a brief video synopsis and preliminary discussion of the article by Dr. Gerson.
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The course consists of reading the open-access article, Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Cirasola, A., Batra, P., & Kennedy, E. . The evidence-base for psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents: A narrative synthesis. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-18. doi: 10.3389/psyg.2021.662671, and passing an online multiple choice test. A brief (11-minute) video synopsis and preliminary discussion of the journal article is also provided by Dr. Gerson. A Certificate of Completion for the course will follow passage of the test. Please contact the Director if you need any assistance in accessing the article (email@example.com). The course earns 2 CE credits. Introductory level. This course may be applied to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired. $29.