Friday, September 14, 2018
7:00–9:00 p.m.


The Benjamin Hotel
125 East 50th Street
NY, NY 10022

Why Does Psychotherapy Work, and How Can We Optimize its Effectiveness?

George Silberschatz, Ph.D., is a psychologist and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, president of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group and a past president of theInternational Society for Psychotherapy Research (2012–2013). He divides his time between a private practice in San Francisco, teaching and supervising psychotherapy, and conducting research on the process and outcome of psychotherapy.

He has published extensively in professional journals and books, and he has presented at professional meetings and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. His book, Transformative Relationships (Routledge, 2005), has been widely acclaimed for the clarity of its theoretical foundations, the rigor of the research presented and its clinical relevance. In his lecture, Dr. Silberschatz shows that there is unequivocal evidence for the effectiveness of psychotherapy, but that a precise understanding of change mechanisms has not received sufficient research attention. He presents an integrated, transdiagnostic model of how psychopathology develops and how patients work in psychotherapy to overcome their problems and achieve therapeutic goals. The model will be explicated with brief clinical examples and research findings from the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. The research illustrates several pathways for improving treatment outcomes and enhancing psychotherapy training.

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