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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time to renew your membership »
Time to renew your membership for 2018.   With early bird rates in effect through January 30th, now is the...
Friday, February 17, 2017
Taylor & Francis – SPR Emerging Scholars’ Program »
The Executive Committee of SPR is delighted to announce the first call of the Taylor & Francis – SPR Emerging Schola...
Friday, December 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
International SPR student award for Students: Application Deadline extended »
The application deadline has been extended to January 15th, 2017.   All applications should be sent to spre...
Monday, September 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small Research Grants 2017-2018: Apply NOW! »
The Executive Committee of SPR is delighted to announce the fifth year of the Small Research Awards program, this time for...
Saturday, September 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NASPR: Deadline for early bird registration for the NASPR conference extendend »
The deadline for early bird registration for the NASPR conference will be extended 1 week to September 23rd .  ...
Saturday, June 18, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Psychotherapy Research: Journal Impact Factor increased »
This week Thomson Reuters released the 2015 Impact Factor for our journal. It is now 2.57​0​!
Tuesday, April 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is seasonal affective depression a valid construct? »
New research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science casts doubt on the validity of seasonal affective dep...
Monday, March 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can CBT skills predict success in getting a job? »
New research suggests that individual's cognitive-behavioral skills predict their ability to successfully getting a job....
Thursday, March 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Replication in psychology »
Popular website Vox discusses the replication crisis in psychology.  Have something to add? Comment below:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can positive thinking be bad for you? »
Popular psychology and the self-movement encourage people to engage in positive thinking. Some therapy manuals even use th...
Friday, January 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who benefits most from exercise treatment for depression? »
Physical exercise is often touted as an effective treatment for depression but, as with other therapies for depression, ra...
Thursday, January 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gotta get bad before it gets good? »
Some patients who receive empirically-supported treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience worsening...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What Do Psychotherapy Experts Actually Do in Their Sessions? »
Ever wonder what an “expert” psychotherapist actually does in session? In a recent publication from the Journal of Psych...
Friday, October 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 NASPR Science-to-Practice Workshops »
NASPR will sponsor several training, consultation, and mentoring workshops in New York City, Lake George, and San Francisc...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small Research Grants: Apply NOW! »
The Executive Committee of SPR is delighted to announce the fourth year of the Small Research Awards program, this time fo...
Friday, August 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What a client wants: is it the science or is it the relationship? »
Although psychotherapists often debate whether effective therapy is more about fostering a good relationship or more about...
Monday, July 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Direct to consumer marketing of psychotherapy »
In the pharmaceutical industry, direct to consumer (DTC) advertisements have proven to be a highly effective, albeit extre...
Monday, July 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Funding for psychotherapy research »
The New York Times recently published an op-ed by psychiatrist Richard Friedman  discussing the state of funding o...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Repairing negative side effects of believing depression is biologically-rooted »
  Our understanding of the biological influences of mental disorders has grown so much in the last few decades th...
Friday, June 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early detection of non-response in inpatient psychotherapy »
Predicting who will not respond to therapy is one of the “holy grails” of psychotherapy research. This is because up to a...
Thursday, May 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practicing psychologists better at regulating negative emotions »
Media portrayal of psychotherapists, be it Paul in HBO’s In Treatment or Dr. Melfi in The Sopranos, are not very positive...
Monday, May 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patients’ resistance interferes with therapist adherence to CBT techniques »
Although it is an intuition of many clinicians that it is more difficult to do therapy with some patients than with others...
Saturday, April 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
46th Annual Meeting of the SPR: Early Bird Rate extended until May 1st, 2015 »
Dear colleagues,   the Early bird deadline has been extended. Please visit http://www.psychotherapyresearch.or...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
International SPR Student Award Winners 2015 »
The winners are: 1st Place Juan Martin Gomez Penedo* University or research center Universidad de Buenos Aire...
Thursday, April 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice »
SPR members Bernhard Strauss, Jacques Barber, and Louis Castonguay recently published Visions in Psychotherapy Resea...
Thursday, April 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NASPR April 2015 newsletter out, vote for presidential elections »
The April 2015 NASPR newsletter is out . Make sure to cast your vote for the presidential elections!
Friday, April 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mental disorders may be much more common than previously thought »
Worldwide, it is recognized that “common” mental disorders like depression, generalized anxiety, specific phobias, and sub...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 NASPR Student Travel Award Winners »
Congratulations to the winners of the NASPR 2015 Student Travel Awards :   Or Dagan, The New School for Social...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Controversial practices in prescription of antidepressants »
Worldwide, many people take antidepressants. This is particularly true in the United States (US) where around one in ten i...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CBT therapists self-disclose more »
Self-disclosure, when a therapist reveals personal information about him or herself, is a controversial topic in psychothe...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Different drinkers »
A “one size fits all” to the treatment of problematic alcohol use in college students may not be the most effective treatm...
Friday, February 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Breakthroughs in the treatment of PTSD »
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most disabling, and unfortunately, common, mental disorders. Two recen...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CT and IPT equally effective for depression »
In recently-published research, Lemmens and colleagues (2015) find cognitive therapy (CT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special issue on person-centered/experiential group psychotherapy and growth groups »
The journal Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies just published a special issue on person-centered/expe...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What needs to change in psychotherapy for OCD »
Cognitive therapy (CT) for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which targets rigidly-held beliefs, has growing evidence a...

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