[non-CEU] 5 Myths About Psychodynamic Therapy

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.. MST
Virtual, via Zoom

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About the 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.

Learning Statement:

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.


Bo Anton Svensson, Jacob Bredtoft, Elsebeth Stenager, Pia Veldt Larsen, Lotte Skøt, Christian Sibbersen & Angelina Isabella Mellentin (2022) Mentalization-oriented psychodynamic group therapy for patients with personality disorders: a naturalistic prospective cohort study, Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1080/08039488.2022.2067898

Sleed, M. , Li, E., Vainieri, I., Midgley, N. (2022) Psychodynamic Interventions with Chi . The Evidence Base for Psychoanalytic in Children Under 5 Years of Age and their Caregivers: A Systematic Review and Meta 2-Analysis. London: The Anna Freud Centre.

Tracy A. Prout, Timothy Rice, Hyewon Chung, Yulia Gorokhovsky, Sean Murphy & Leon Hoffman (2022) Randomized controlled trial of Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for children: A manualized psychodynamic treatment for externalizing behaviors, Psychotherapy Research, 32:5, 555-570, DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2021.1980626

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. He recently moved to Salt Lake City to join the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment with a specialty in assessment and testing.

Program Notices:

Conflicts of Interest: None noted.

Commercial Support: None.

This program discusses psychodynamic intervention in everyday psychological practice. It will not license or certify anyone to practice these interventions. The performance of psychotherapy without a license could result in legal action being taken.

If accommodations are needed, please contact Jennifer at or (801) 419-0139.

Event Information

Event Date 03-03-2023 11:00 am
Event End Date 03-03-2023 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free to attend (no CEUs received)