Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute 


Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM EST
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST

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Toronto, ON M5T1V4

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Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute 
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Evidence-Based Therapist 2018 

Dates: December 7 & 8, 2018

Times: 9am - 5pm (both days)

Faculty: Drs. Jon Hunter, Molyn Leszcz, Clare Pain, Paula Ravitz, & Giorgio Tasca

This 2-day workshop focuses on improving psychotherapy outcomes using trauma-informed relational theories of attachment and mentalizing to transform therapist alliance tensions into therapeutic opportunities.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • List 3 adult insecure attachment patterns of relating; and 4 therapists’ qualities or behaviours that can promote a therapeutic alliance
  • Describe clinical approaches that reduce the risk of therapeutic impasses and negative outcomes in psychiatry
  • Recognize 2 types of therapeutic alliance ruptures and adjust therapeutic engagement in response

Fee: $495

Course Faculty

Jon Hunter, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, heads the University of Toronto Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Division, and the CL team at Mount Sinai Hospital. His research interests include group psychotherapy in women at high risk for breast cancer, the role of early life experience and attachment in adaptation to disease, and the importance of mentalizing in treatment.

Molyn Leszcz, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, has conducted research on group psychotherapy for individuals with cancer, schizophrenia, and substance abuse. He co-authored with Irvin Yalom the 5th edition of The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. Dr. Leszcz is President-Elect of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, an AGPA  Distinguished Fellow, and AGPA Anne Alonso Awardee for Outstanding Contributions to Group Psychotherapy.

Clare Pain, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, directs the Psychological Trauma Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, and co-directs the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration. Her books include: Trauma and the Body: a Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy (Ogden, Minton & Pain); and The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease (Lanius, Vermetten & Pain).

Paula Ravitz, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, holds the Sinai Health System Morgan Firestone Psychotherapy Chair, and is President-Elect of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT).  Her clinical practice focuses on Mentalizing and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for depression, and her research focuses on IPT and the dissemination of evidence-supported psychotherapies.  

Giorgio Tasca, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, is the Director of the Psychotherapy Practice Research Network (PPRNet) that brings together psychotherapists, educators, researchers, students, and professional stakeholders to improve psychotherapists’ skills and patient mental health outcomes. He is President of the American Psychological Association Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, and the incoming Editor in Chief of the journal Group Dynamics (in 2019).

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A $50.00 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation.  Refund requests must be received in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  In this 2 week period, 50% will be refunded. However, after the start of the workshop, no refunds will be given.