Personalization of Psychological Treatments and Data-informed Clinical Practice_Enduring
The development of change measurement in psychotherapy has substantially evolved in recent decades, making it an integral part of clinical practice and training. This presentation addresses fundamental issues of change in psychotherapy: how to measure, monitor or to predict it and how to provide feedback on treatment change. The presentation starts with a historical overview of psychotherapy research, covering several approaches applied to a data-informed clinical practice. The focus will be on the impact of assessments and feedback into clinical practice, the tracking and prediction of individual change, therapist differences, and continuous and discontinuous patterns of change within treatments as well as differences between treatments. A research program and treatment navigation system is presented (the Trier Treatment Navigator), that investigates the change processes as well as progress and outcome on different levels of the psychotherapeutic endeavor. Such new treatment navigation systems allow the inclusion of individually tailored problem-solving strategies for treatment selection and adaptation, especially for those patients at risk for treatment failure. Furthermore, the integration and implementation of outcome measurement into clinical practice and training and its hurdles will be presented.
This program was designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and social workers.
- Lutz, W., de Jong, K., Rubel, J., & Delgadillo, J. (2021). Measuring, Predicting and Tracking Change in Psychotherapy. In M. Barkham, W. Lutz, & L. G. Castonguay (Eds.), Bergin and Garfield's Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (7th ed.), (pp. 89-133),. New York, NY: Wiley.
- Lutz, W., Deisenhofer, A.-K., Rubel, J., Bennemann, B., Giesemann, J., Poster, K., & Schwartz, B. (2021). Prospective evaluation of clinical decision support system in psychological therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000642
- Lutz, W., Rubel, J., Schwartz, B., Schilling, V., & Deisenhofer, A. (2019). Towards integrating personalized feedback research into clinical practice: Development of the Trier Treatment Navigator (TTN). Behaviour Research and Therapy.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000579671930124X?via%3Dihub
- Lutz, W., Schwartz, B., Hofmann, S. G., Fisher, A. J., Husen, K., & Rubel, J. A. (2018). Network analysis predicts treatment dropout in patients with mood and anxiety disorders. Scientific Reports. 8, 7819. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25953-0
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe what Personalized Mental Health Care is
- Identify what we know about therapist effects
- Recognize what is the better-than-average effect
- Identify why clinical support tools are useful for routine practice
- Explain how digital phenotyping information can be useful for clinical practice
Wolfgang Lutz, PhD
Wolfgang Lutz is a Professor and Director of the Outpatient Clinic and Postgraduate Clinical Training
Program in the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy department at the University of Trier in Germany.
Dr. Lutz’s research focuses on change in psychotherapy and using empirical data for personalized
decision-making in mental health. He is particularly interested in assessing and modelling patients’
individual change in anxiety and depressive disorders over the course of treatment. His work also entails
identifying predictors and mediators of treatment outcome. His work has been featured in numerous
psychology journals, including Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Affective
Disorders, JAMA Psychiatry, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Psychological Assessment, and more. Dr.
Lutz has been recognized for various awards and fellowships, including an Early Career Contribution
Award of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, and distinguished research and leader
recognition from the Association for Psychological Science.
Judy Callan, PhD RN
Rudi De Raedt, PhD
Angela Fang, PhD
Ryan Jane Jacoby, Ph.D.
Maria Kryza-Lacombe, PhD
Andrew Peckham, PhD
Greg Siegle, PhD
Michael Thase, MD
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