The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration XXXV Annual Conference – June 6-8, 2019 Lisbon, Portugal

The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration – XXXV Annual Conference
Call for Papers – Deadline Extended!
June 6-8, 2019 – Lisbon, Portugal

News from the SEPI Program Chair about the 2019 Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

Conference Theme: Building Alliances

Call for Submissions The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) invites submissions for the 35th Annual Conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from Thursday, June 6, to Saturday, June 8, 2019. Pre-conference workshops will be held the morning of June 6. The conference site is the Faculdade de Psicologia – Universidade de Lisboa.

SEPI is an international, interdisciplinary organization of practitioners and scholars exploring the benefits of integrating ideas from multiple perspectives and promoting alternative ways of meeting the needs of our clients. SEPI also advances the integration of practice and research.

Program Format:
We encourage the participation of practitioners and scholars from all psychotherapy traditions and disciplines to attend our 2019 conference. The program will consist of pre-conference workshops, panels, structured discussions, mini-workshops, individual papers, and posters. There also will be plenary panels and the SEPI president’s address.
We wish to underscore that:
•     SEPI is particularly devoted to facilitating dialogue among participants. As such, all presentations should allocate ample time for audience participation and discussion.
•     We encourage the use of videotaped sessions, verbatim transcriptions, demonstrations, case presentations, or other methods that ground the dialogue, clarify practical considerations, and demonstrate clinical application. Please be sure to secure client’s informed consent for the ethical use of session material.
Types of Presentations
PANELS/SYMPOSIA (75 minutes)
A panel/symposium is a formal presentation that ideally includes 3 presenters and 1 discussant, leaving time for audience participation. Each panel must have a moderator who will introduce the presenters and topics, monitor time allotments, and guide audience participation.
Please note that the moderator of a discussion group is responsible for confirming at least two other individuals’ participation and for organizing all aspects of the presentation. Film, videotape, music, artwork, or other forms of media can also be used to stimulate discussion.
MINI-WORKSHOPS (75 minutes)
Mini-workshops are designed primarily for practitioner audiences and focus on skill development or experiential involvement. Preference will be given to workshops that include multiple presenters. A workshop “summary sheet” (overview of the topic) and handouts (if applicable) should be available to participants. Only a limited number of mini-workshops will be possible during the conference. Due to the short nature of these workshops, a pointed focus is desirable.
This category includes research, theoretical, and clinical papers that are not part of a panel/symposium. The program committee will form accepted papers into panels. However, we strongly recommend that instead of submitting individual papers, you try to create a panel yourself by seeking out other people doing similar work and recruiting a discussant. For this purpose, you are encouraged to use the SEPI listserv or Facebook
Posters are graphic representations of the results of studies or tools to help in decision-making. Interested attendees have one-on-one discussions with the presenter whose work is displayed. Poster dimensions should approximate 91 x 122 cm (or 36 x 48 inches). Many attendees appreciate receiving a handout that summarizes a poster’s findings.
We hope to see you in Lisbon, June 6-8, 2019!
Catherine Eubanks, PhD – SEPI 2019 President and Program Chair
SEPI Program Committee: Alexandre Vaz, Program Assistant, Judith Baer, Dan Fishman, Shigeru Iwakabe, Richard Lane, Tracy Prout, Sigal Zilcha-Mano
Important Links:
  •  Click Here for the SEPI website
  • Click Here for the 2019 Conference Submission Portal
  • Click Here for information about the Paul Wachtel Travel Grants
  • Click Here for information about CE guidelines for submissions
  • Click Here to reach the 2019 Program Chair