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Integrative Themes in Psychotherapy: Searching for Universal Principles of Change with Dr. Marvin R. Goldfried

  • Albert Ellis Institute 145 East 32nd Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

The New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association Presents:

Integrative Themes in Psychotherapy: Searching for Universal Principles of Change

by Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Stony Brook University

Monday, February 8th, 2015

Check in and registration 6:30 pm
Lecture 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Albert Ellis Institute 
145 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016

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Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

Topic Description:
The field of psychotherapy has been in existence for well over a century, and numerous advances have been made over the years.  At the same time, the practicing clinician is faced with a disjointed array of interventions, some of which have been developed from different schools of thought and others from variations within a given theoretical orientation. Moreover, there are developments in the field that often replace rather than build on past contributions. Finally, the field of psychotherapy continues to reflect a long-standing gap between research and practice.  Dr. Goldfried will address the need to integrate (a) different approaches to therapy, (b) new information with past contributions, and (c) clinical practice and research.

You will learn:
1. Principles of change that reflect cross-orientation themes.
2. The importance of developing a core of knowledge regarding psychotherapy.
3. Current attempts to develop a two-way bridge between research and practice.

Speaker Bio:
MARVIN R. GOLDFRIED, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University.  He is a diplomate in clinical psychology and recipient of numerous awards from the American Psychological Association, and awards from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) and the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR).  He is Past President of SPR, founder of the journal In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice and author of numerous articles and books. Dr. Goldfried is cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), founder of AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Family (, and founder of the Two-Way Bridge Between Research and Practice (