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Systematic Treatment Selection (STS) Trainings from Local Community to the World

Article from the June 2014 Edition of Global Mental Health Newsletter

Systematic Treatment Selection (STS) is an integrative model based on empirically supported principles of therapeutic efficacy developed by Dr. Larry E. Beutler, Dr. Bruce Bongar and their colleagues. This evidence consists of consistent, empirical evidence that outcomes are associated with three classes of variables: patients, interventions, and relationship factors.

Larry Beutler visit to Japan

Thus, the STS can apply to cross-theories and cross-cultural approaches. Currently, a cloud-based online system is available. The Palo Alto University (PAU) Gronowski Center (Directors Dr. Sandra Macias, Dr. Nancy Haug, and Dr. Nichole Shiloff) have been conducting a study of effective supervisor-supervisee training using STS. The project Manager is Dr. Satoko Kimpara. Moreover, recently, Dr. Beutler provided a lecture of STS supervision training at the International Society of Psychothera- py Research (SPR: Dr. Beutler was a past president for two terms) through webinar. Dr. Larry Beutler and Dr. Satoko Kimpara have been travelling and conducting STS trainings among Argentina, Portuguese, Mainland China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. Dr. Larry E. Beutler is already selected as a key note address at the International Congress of Psychology (ICP: a biggest international conference) in 2016, Yokohama, Japan and the Systematic Treatment Selection Panel is also invited to address this significance. Dr. Satoko Kimpara is currently a member of program and promotion committees of ICP 2016, Yokohama, Japan. She was requested to write articles of PAU from the editorial board of Japanese Journal of Stress Management. She is going to introduce scholars, students, and board members’ works twice a year to highlight PAU Global Mental Health activities to Japan.

Satoko Kimpara Visit to Indonesia

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  1. Larry Beutler, Ph.D. visit to Japan
  2. Satoko Kimpara Visit to Indonesia