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June 19-20, 2015: the Fourth Annual Yale-Riggs Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process and Social Context
The Fourth Annual Yale-Riggs Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process and Social Context, presented by the Yale University School of Medicine and the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center will be held Friday-Saturday, June 19-20, 2015 in New Haven, CT. The title of this year’s conference is The Science and Practice of Change: Contemporary Perspectives on Defining and Documenting Clinical Outcomes.
Since Josef Breuer first taught Sigmund Freud about the talking cure used in the treatment of Anna O., there has been extensive debate about the nature of change occurring in response to psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and other psychosocial interventions used in the treatment of psychiatric difficulty. Building upon this longstanding debate, the fourth annual Yale-Riggs Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process and Social Context will examine contemporary perspectives on the definition and documentation of clinical outcomes occurring in response to psychotherapy and other psychosocial interventions being delivered in public and private treatment settings. Building upon clinical and research programs offered at the Austen Riggs Center and the Yale University School of Medicine, this discussion will challenge existing assumptions and offer new perspectives on the nature of clinically significant change. Special attention will be devoted to the definition and documentation of change in biological, psychological, behavioral and social outcomes for clients receiving comprehensive programs of clinical intervention for serious psychiatric and substance abuse problems. Clinical and research presentations will be complemented by invited comments and group discussion. Attendance will be limited to promote a full exploration of the ideas presented at the meeting. Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, psychologists and social workers.
For more information, visit: www.austenriggs.org/2015yaleriggsconference.