Process and Outcome in Psychotherapy with Complex Problems and Disorders

2009 Australian Regional Group Meeting
Brisbane, November 30 – December 2, 2009
Conference Monday 30/11 & Tuesday 1/12
Workshop Wednesday 2/12

Keynote Speakers
Robert DeRubeis, University of Pennsylvania
Brin Grenyer, University of Wollongong

The organising committee  of the 2009 Australian Regional Group Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research extends a warm welcome to researchers, practitioners and others interested in recent developments in psychotherapy research.  The value of psychotherapy in the treatment of uncomplicated depression and anxiety disorders has been well established through efficacy trials.  Our conference theme recognises that many people seeking help in our consulting rooms, clinics and mental health services have multiple problems or characteristics that make treatment challenging.    Investigation of the effectiveness of psychotherapy in routine practice with all its complexity is the new research frontier.  The Meeting includes a 2-day conference for which papers are invited and a 1-day workshop with Robert DeRubeis.  Participants can register for either or both components.

The Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)
SPR is an international, multidisciplinary scientific association devoted to research on psychotherapy.  SPR encourages scientific research into psychotherapy processes and outcomes.  Members are active in research into a wide range of psychotherapies including CBT, psychoanalytic therapies, family therapies, supportive expressive therapies, group therapies.  SPR fosters dialogue and scientific knowledge and, while affirming the value of psychotherapy, does not support or endorse any specific therapeutic approach.