About this presentation

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an evidence-based treatment that emerged from the psychoanalytic scholarship, which began with Sigmund Freud. While most textbooks on psychotherapy mention Freud, they do not include the evolution of psychodynamic thought and this can lead interested clinicians to think that they cannot implement psychodynamic interventions in their practice. Dr. Schollars will present 5 myths about psychodynamic psychotherapy, and 5 ways psychodynamic therapy can be implemented in a modern healthcare system.

What you'll learn

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to describe 5 ways they can utilize psychodynamic interventions in their everyday practice.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the evidence-base for psychodynamic therapy.
  • List 5 ways psychodynamic interventions can be implemented in everyday psychotherapy.
  • List 5 myths about psychodynamic therapy.

About the presenter:

Nick Schollars PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist. Coming from Newberg, Oregon, he completed his doctorate at George Fox University and his APA Internship at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC. Currently, Dr. Schollars works at the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment providing comprehensive psychological evaluations, individual therapy, and group therapy for adolescents and adults.

Purchase Course

This lecture is approved for 2.0 asynchronous ("home study") CE units through UPA, NASW-UT, UAMFT, and UMHCA. If you'd like to view this presentation for free (without CE credit), you can find the video on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@UCEBT

Program Notices

This program discusses ethical codes in clinical practice for psychologists. It may not include information on all mental health professions. Misapplication of the materials, or errors in the materials, could result in non-compliance with applicable laws or ethics code.

There are no known risks to attendees or patients. As with all clinical work, attendees should be thoughtful about applying clinical strategies and obtain appropriate training and supervision.

Conflicts of Interest: None noted.

Commercial Support: None.


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