We are delighted to announce the next NASPR chapter meeting, to be held November 17-19, 2016, in beautiful Berkeley, California, USA. The meeting will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Berkeley, one of the world's top-ranked universities.
Berkeley has a presence that belies its modest size (population: 112,000 people), evolving into a culinary and cultural travel scene that attracts visitors from around the globe. It's a great place to shift into low gear and people-watch along quirky Telegraph Avenue while checking out the bookstores and cafes. After strolling through the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley Rose Garden and the Downtown Arts District, head into the hills for an outdoor adventure in Tilden Park or cruise down to the waterfront park, where the San Francisco skyline sparkles across the bay.
The theme for the Berkeley conference is Made-to-Measure: A Personalized Approach to Psychotherapy. While the effectiveness of psychotherapy is well-established, it is important to understand how psychotherapy exerts effects, and how to adjust the focus of psychotherapy to suit individual clients across diverse contexts. The main objective of this year's conference is to bring together clinicians and researchers to stimulate dialogue about creative and cutting-edge research advances, theoretical reflections, and clinical experiences, as well as to suggest new research directions that contribute to and enhance our understanding of how to personalize psychotherapy and enhance its effectiveness. To this end, the Program Committee welcomes submissions on psychotherapy research that considers the topic of Personalized Psychotherapy across a broad spectrum of theoretical approaches, treatment strategies, treatment service delivery formats and settings, client populations, and scientific methodologies. We especially encourage abstracts that describe advances in the area of moderators and mediators of treatment outcome, case-specific research, training/supervision and psychotherapy dissemination and implementation.
Submissions, which will be due by April 1, 2016, will include the following five formats: Panels, Individual Papers, Posters, Open Discussions, and Pre-conference Workshops. First authorship by an individual is limited to one paper in a panel or one individual paper. Poster, open discussion, or workshop submissions are unlimited.
For additional information about the Call for Submissions, and to access the online submission forms, please visit our conference website. This website will be updated regularly with useful information, such as accommodation information, as the meeting approaches.
The Conference Planning Committee
John Ogrodniczuk (Chair)
Aaron Fisher (Local Host)