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What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents?

What works in psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents? There is growing empirical support for the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy for adolescents, particularly in treating depression. What aspects of the treatment can account for its success? Earn 2 CE credits for reading a journal article that presents findings from in-depth interviews with adolescents enrolled in a 28-week online program of psychodynamic psychotherapy. The interviews reveal a number of factors that predict successful treatment and give us a deeper understanding of adolescents’ experience of the process. The article is open access: Løvgren et al. (2019). How do adolescents with depression experience improvement in psychodynamic psychotherapy? A qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 19(95), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2080-0. A Certificate of Completion follows 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. 

 

Course Objectives

As a result of this learning activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify four factors found to be important for successful treatment with adolescents.
  2. Describe the ways in which “exploring oneself” is helpful in psychodynamic psychotherapy, as identified by adolescents.
  3. Describe the importance of the therapeutic relationship and therapist’s characteristics, as identified by adolescents in psychodynamic psychotherapy. 

 

Course and Program Details for What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents?

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents

What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents?

What works in psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents? There is growing empirical support for the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy for adolescents, particularly in treating depression. More and more high-quality quantitative studies, including randomized controlled trials, are demonstrating its value. But psychodynamic approaches vary and many factors are at play. What aspects of the treatment can account for its success? This journal article presents findings from a series of in-depth interviews with adolescents enrolled in a 28-week online program of psychodynamic psychotherapy. The interviews reveal a number of factors that predict successful treatment and give us a deeper understanding of adolescents’ experience of the process. 

 

Authors and Instructor

The research was conducted as part of a Norwegian study on psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents. The article is authored by André Løvgren and Jan Ivar Røssberg of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine; Liv Nilsen of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital; Eivind Engebretsen of the University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society; and Randi Ulberg of both the University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine and Vestfold Hospital Trust, Division of Mental Health, Research Unit.

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. 

 

Program Information for What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents?

 

CE Credits for What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents?

What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents? earns 2 CE credits. APA Approved CE Online CoursesThe Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Conflicts of Interest or Commercial Support

There is no commercial support or other potential conflicts of interest for this program, presentation, or instructor.

 

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

We are committed to respecting diversity in all of its forms, including age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, language, socioeconomic status, religion, and disability. We also strive to make all of our activities accessible to individuals with special needs or disabilities. Please contact the Director at mgersonphd@psychstudies.net if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding any of our programs.

 

Sources and Relevance

Our programs and teaching methods are supported by current, empirically-based scientific literature, and are designed to provide continuing education that is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or research, so that psychologists may maintain and expand their ability to serve the public and contribute to the profession.

 

Target Audience for What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents? 

What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents? is an introductory-level course. Our courses are designed for postdoctoral-level psychologists, but we do not restrict access to our courses. Mental health professionals, educators, and researchers have a variety of educational backgrounds and needs—if you have any questions about whether this course could benefit you and/or would be appropriate for your level of training, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may contact the Director directly at mgersonphd@psychstudies.net with any questions or concerns.

 

Course Schedule

This course will be available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you will be able pace yourself in a manner that is comfortable for you.

 

Cost and Refund/Cancellation Policy

The cost of the course is noted below. There are no additional fees. The journal article is open access—please contact the Director (mgersonphd@psychstudies.net) if you have any difficulty accessing it. Your satisfaction is important to us. If you are not satisfied with a course, please let us know immediately—we will cancel your order and gladly offer you a full refund.

 

Course Format for What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents?

The course, What Works in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy With Adolescents?, consists of reading the open-access article, Løvgren et al. (2019). How do adolescents with depression experience improvement in psychodynamic psychotherapy? A qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 19(95), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2080-0, and passing an online multiple choice test. 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 (mgersonphd@psychstudies.net). This course earns 2 CE credits. Introductory level. This course may be applied to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy if desired. $29.

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