About this event:
“A PRACTICAL METHOD OF INITIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY CASE FORMULATION,”
presented by Dr. Jeff Binder, Ph.D., ABPP
SPONSOR: Acadia Healthcare
Scarritt Bennett Center
2nd Floor, Bennett Hall
1008 19th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
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In the initial session of psychotherapy, your first priority is to emotionally connect with your new patient; in other words, to begin establishing a therapeutic alliance. Offering a respectful, non-judgmental, and engaging interpersonal atmosphere is undeniably necessary but not sufficient. You also have to convey an attempt to understand the circumstances motivating the patient to seek therapy. Formal case formulation models are too complicated to function as practical guides to achieving that first empathic understanding of your new patient. I propose a reconceptualization of initial case formulation that facilitates first session interventions which will resonate with an individual in distress.
Jeffrey L. Binder, Ph.D., ABPP is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. Previously he held academic positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the Psychology Department at Vanderbilt University. From 1991 until September 2014, Dr. Binder was (at various times) Professor, Program Chair, and Dean at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. He is a diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, as well as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Psychological Association, and the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He has authored or co-authored three books on short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: Psychotherapy In A New Key. A Guide To Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (1984); Key Competencies In Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. Clinical Practice Beyond The Manual (2004/2015); and Core Competencies In Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. Becoming a Highly Effective and Competent Brief Dynamic Psychotherapist (2013). He also has published numerous articles and book chapters on the topics of psychotherapy and psychotherapy training. Dr. Binder has been Chief Psychologist of a CMHC in Michigan, Director of Outpatient Services of a CMHC in Charlottesville, VA, and Director of Adolescent Services and Adult Services at a local psychiatric hospital. He has had a clinical practice conducting psychotherapy and supervision for over 40 years.