The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Centennial Hall Teaching Theatre
Dr. Melba Vasquez, Past President of the American Psychological Association, will talk about evidence-based outcomes that demonstrate psychotherapy is highly beneficial and cost-effective. Meta analysis of thousands of outcome studies demonstrate that psychotherapy provides symptom relief from depression, anxiety, and stress, promotes personality change, reduces future symptomatic episodes, enhances quality of life, promotes adaptive functioning in work/school and relationships, increases the likelihood of making healthy life choices, and offers other benefits established by the collaboration between client/patient and psychologist. The results of psychotherapy tend to last longer and be less likely to require additional treatment courses than psychopharmacological treatments. Effectiveness with diverse populations will also be described.
- Department of Psychology
- Common Experience
- Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students