Empirically Supported Treatment Recommendations for a new Model
Presenter. Dr. Tolin, PhD is Past-President of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12, American Psychological Association). He is the Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Tolin is the recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Science of Psychology, and the Award for Lifetime Contribution to Psychology from the Connecticut Psychological Association. Overview: This webinar will discuss the history of the movement by Division 12 to identify empirically supported psychological treatments. We will discuss limitations of this approach to treatment identification, and identify the new guidelines adopted in 2015 by the Board of Division 12. Specific recommendations for clinical trial researchers and systematic reviewers will be provided. Objectives: (1) Describe the updated Division 12 criteria for defining empirically supported treatments; (2) Discuss the rationale for updating the criteria for empirically supported treatments; (3) List the steps for clinical trial researchers and systematic reviewers that will promote identification of empirically supported treatments.