6/2 Daylong Workshop: "Looking at Psychotherapy Outcome: The Therapeutic Relationship and Treatment Outcome"

The Control Mastery Theory of psychotherapy was originated and developed by psychoanalyst Joseph Weiss over forty years ago and has been empirically investigated by the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group. The Research Group was started in 1972 (as the Mt. Zion Psychotherapy Research Group) to study the therapeutic process. In 1990, the Research Group incorporated into a nonprofit organization that offers workshops and ongoing case conferences for all therapists. In 2002, SFPRG established a low-fee psychotherapy clinic housed at offices located in The Presidio.

SFPRG's latest continuing education workshop will be Looking at Psychotherapy Outcome: The Therapeutic Relationship and Treatment Outcome. The workshop focuses on the fundamental question of how psychotherapy works. Louis Breger presents work from his new book, Psychotherapy: Lives Intersecting, in which patients that he treated during his 50 years of practice report what was helpful and what was not helpful in their therapies. George Silberschatz will present findings from his recent process-outcome research, which systematically evaluated how the therapeutic process is linked to treatment outcome. Suzanne Gassner will discuss Breger's and Silberschatz's papers and lead a panel discussion with them and the audience.

This full day workshop will take place on Saturday, June 2nd at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco. 6 hours of CE. Please see the SFPRG website under Continuing Education for details and registration: www.sfprg.org.

Louis Breger, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Psychoanalytic Studies at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
Suzanne Gassner, Ph.D., is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and has also served in that function at the ICP.
George Silberschatz, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine and president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.