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Shedler Presents Eleventh Annual Gibbard Memorial Lecture

Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Internationally-known psychologist, consultant, researcher, and author Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D., presented the 11th Annual Bruce A. Gibbard Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 11, on “The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Therapy: The Talking Cure in the Era of Evidence-Based Practice”.

Following a lunch reception in the Davis Auditorium Lobby, Shedler led a workshop for clinicians and mental health professionals only on “Personality Pathways to Depression.”

Shedler’s widely-acclaimed article “The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy” established psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment. His research and writing on personality are shaping contemporary views of personality syndromes and their treatment. The author of numerous scholarly and scientific articles in psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalysis, he is also the author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) for personality diagnosis and case formulation. Shedler, who is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is the former director of psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. He presents lectures and leads workshops for professional audiences nationally and internationally, consults on psychological issues to U.S. and foreign government agencies, and provides clinical consultation and study groups by teleconference to mental health professionals worldwide.

The late Bruce A. Gibbard, Ph.D., a psychoanalyst and clinical associate professor at the University of Vermont Department of Psychiatry, was recognized as a superb teacher, gifted clinician, and valued friend. He taught the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy and the transformative potential of the doctor-patient relationship to a generation of physicians who trained at the University of Vermont and now practice around the world. The annual Gibbard Lectureship Program is provided at no charge to participants, thanks to donations made to the Bruce A. Gibbard M.D. Lectureship in Psychiatry Fund at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Learn more about the 2014 Gibbard Lectureship Program.