Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Learn and contribute at the same time! PracticeGround hosts the collaborative projects listed below. Learn new therapy methods and test how they work for your clients. Share your talents and energy and share in the camaraderie of tackling common problems. Contact the project lead for opportunities that interest you. We'd love to have you!

CURRENT PROJECTS

PracticeGround Exchange
Project Leads: Matthieu Villatte and Kelly Koerner

Are you interested in evaluating your own outcomes? In working with others to investigate change processes in psychotherapy? Matt and Kelly will lead the development of a practice-based research network in 2015. Write kelly@ebpi.org if you’d like to be invited to the kick-off meeting.

Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Webinar Series
Project Leads: Jonathan Comer & Kelly Koerner

PracticeGround proudly supports ABCT's webinar series to make it easier for practitioners to learn about exciting advances in clinical practice and research. See the ABCT website for information on the next webinar.  Summary of ABCT List Discussion "How to Should Newer Data Influence How We Conduct Exposure?"

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Single Case Intervention Research: A Design Practicum for Therapists
Project Lead: Kelly Koerner

In collaboration with members of the ACBS Practice-Research SIG, we offered a learn-by-doing practicum for motivated participants who wanted to learn how to use single case designs to study the impact of their psychotherapy interventions with clients. The course filled quickly. If you would like to be contacted when the course is offered again, please join our mailing list where future options will be announced.

Learn Two-Chair Technique for Self-Critical Splits
Project Leads: Jason Luoma & Kelly Koerner

Chronic shame and self-criticism contribute to difficulties across psychological disorders. Yet few interventions specifically target self-criticism or chronic shame. The two-chair task for self-criticism, from emotion-focused therapy, may be a promising method to help resolve self-conflicts and thereby reduce chronic self criticism and shame.

We are offering a seven session online training that uses self-directed study, intentional practice with feedback, and e-learning modules to help participants learn the two-chair technique for self-critical splits. Assessments will happen at pre and post training and we'll ask for feedback on the training and learning process throughout the training. If you participate in this project you'll also be eligible to participate in Phase 2 of the project which involves working with Les Greenberg, the developer of emotion-focused therapy, and to participate as a therapist in a multiple-baseline study of the use of the two-chair technique with self-critical depressed patients.

Please write directly to Jason Luoma if you want to join us on this research project in the future.

Behavioral Activation Training for Trainees
Project Leads: Ajeng Puspitasari, Jonathan Kanter, & Kelly Koerner

Ajeng, Jonathan and Kelly collaborated to study how to make training in behavioral activation more accessible and effective. They launched a new study for trainees from counseling, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work. If you are a trainee or supervise trainees and would like more information, contact: Ajeng Puspitasari.

Behavioral Activation and Cultural Competence
Project Leads: Jonathan Kanter & Steven Lopez

Want to improve your ability to address cultural differences effectively while treating depression? The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is teaming up with PracticeGround to conduct a research study of the impact of online training in Behavioral Activation and cultural competence. Participants will participate in 9.5 hours of online interactive trainings lead by Jonathan Kanter, PhD, and Steven Lopez, PhD. Please check out the flier describing the study, dates and times of trainings, and how to get involved here. Contact: Gabriela Nagy