What If You Could Find Your Ideal Psychotherapy Treatment Before Seeing a Therapist?

The What IPH (if) Seminar Series is hosted by the Center for Innovation in Population Health, University of Kentucky. Our goal with the What IPH series is to present innovative ideas that can apply to the public health space. We invite all those that are interested in this topic to attend this free event.

You’re Invited!

Next week, we are hosting the webinar, “What If You Could Find Your Ideal Psychotherapy Treatment Before Seeing a Therapist?“, which is a free event for all to attend. This webinar will take place Tuesday, November 2nd, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST via Zoom.

What IPH Seminar Series Flyer

The seminar speaker for this event is Matt Southward, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.

About the Webinar:

Every time someone sees a therapist, their course of treatment is unique because every person is unique.

However, the uniqueness of each treatment relies on therapists using their best judgment as the treatment unfolds. Researchers on treatment personalization are working to develop precision medicine models that can predict a patient’s best course of treatment from the outset and better inform therapists’ judgments.

Matt Southward, Ph.D. will provide the latest findings on how well these models work, introduce novel approaches to personalization under development, and discuss competing approaches to improving population mental health.

About the Speaker:

Matthew Southward, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky

Matt is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. in 2019 from The Ohio State University working with Dr. Jennifer S. Cheavens, and completed his pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center. He is interested in using open science practices with translational behavioral research to better understand, optimize, and personalize the processes of change in therapy, specifically among those with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.

To this end, he has investigated facets of emotion regulation flexibility, the quality of participants’ emotion regulation skills, and the role of acceptance- and change-based skills on within- and between-person changes in CBTs broadly. His research has been supported by funding from the NIH and Ohio State. Matt also currently serves as the Social Media Coordinator for the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12) and is a member of UK Psychology’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Team.

Event Information:

This free webinar is hosted by the Center for Innovation in Population Health. Our goal with our What IPH series is to present innovative ideas that can apply to the public health space. We invite all University of Kentucky faculty, staff, students, and the TCOM Collaborative to join us for our seminar series. 

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