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Evidence-based Psychotherapy Competency Training now available on WPA Education Portal

WPA's Psychotherapy Section, under the leadership of César Alfonso (USA), Allan Tasman (USA) and Alma Jimenez (PHL), has developed a new Evidence-based Psychotherapy Competency Training program. Aimed at helping psychiatrists in all countries (particularly trainees and early career psychiatrists) improve competency in evidence-based psychotherapies, the program covers eight modules of learning:

1. Common factors in psychotherapy

2. Supportive psychotherapy

3. Psychodynamic psychotherapy

4. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

5. Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

6. Motivational Interviewing (MI)

7. Group psychotherapy

8. Family and couple psychotherapy

These psychotherapeutic modalities were selected due to the robust evidence base that proves them helpful in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in all settings and regions of the world. Each module is composed of a variety of educational materials, such as:

· Full reprints of a review article or textbook chapter in PDF format.

· A Power Point presentation on the fundamentals of each evidence-based psychotherapy.

· Self-assessment multiple-choice questions.

· Informative theoretical and clinical video links (including demonstrations of technique).

· A bibliography of suggested books, chapters and articles.