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The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) is an international, interdisciplinary organization. Our aim is to promote the development of psychotherapies that integrate theoretical orientations, clinical practices, and diverse methods of inquiry.
SEPI brings practitioners and researchers together to learn from each other to an unprecedented degree. Effective psychotherapies must be rooted in both clinical and empirical exploration and therefore we facilitate collaboration between practitioner and researcher.
SEPI promotes dialogue between therapists of differing theoretical orientations. We aim to advance an understanding of the sources of therapeutic change and meet the needs of the growing ranks of integrative therapists.
SEPI prides itself on being an international and multicultural organization, representing perspectives from around the world. We welcome and highly value the participation of members from diverse cultures, regions, countries, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and religions.


SEPI President-elect Designate

SEPI’s Nominations & Elections Committee proudly presents two nominees for your consideration for the office of SEPI President-elect Designate: Stanley B. Messer and Jeff Harris. Please click on their names to read their candidate's statements or read their statements below.

The candidate that you elect to the position of President-elect Designate will serve for one year in that capacity (2016), move to the position of President-elect for one year (2017), and then serve as President in 2018.

Voting is taking place on the SEPI website and only current (paid) SEPI members may vote, by clicking on this link:

Please vote no later than December 15, 2015.

We appreciate your participation in SEPI and its election process.

Cordially yours,

Nominations & Elections Committee
Rhonda Goldman, Ph,D., Chair, Past-President
Louis Castonguay, Ph.D.
Nuno Conceicao, Ph.D., President-elect Designate
Shelley Mcmain, Ph.D.

SEPI's 32nd Annual Conference: June 16-18, 2016 - Dublin, Ireland

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Pre-conference workshops June 16th
Trinity College Dublin
Call for Papers!

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Video and audio highlights

Now you can relive, revisit, and reference those seminars at SEPI Baltimore (and even before!) that you enjoyed or to catch those that you missed because you were in some other great talk. SEPI will be releasing a series of webcasts of popular talks from prior conferences every few months, so be sure to check back.

The first video in the series will be Nancy McWilliams with a plea for “Integrative Research for Integrative Practice”. Dr. McWilliamsexplores the personality, social, and philosophical factors that maintain boundaries between roles of clinician and researcher and offers her perspective on how best to achieve a meaningful integration of the work of the two.

The second video picks up on a discussion between Les Greenberg and Marv Goldfried on “Conceptualizing Generalized Anxiety Disorder”. They began this dialogue at a beachhouse and saved it for the Inner Harbor of Baltimore to finish. SEPI members and prospective members can listen to these masters consider the similarities and differences in how each understands and treats anxiety.

Audio recordings of important discussions with luminaries in the field of psychotherapy integration are also now available! The titles available are

Upcoming highlights will be from John Norcross, Larry Beutler, Scott Browning, Clara Hill, and more from Nancy McWilliams and LesGreenberg!

Visit for future updates!

Pictures from the 2015 Baltimore Conference

Please visit our conference picture gallery.

Bridging the Psychotherapy
Practice-Research Gap

The first round of findings of the Two-Way Bridge Initiative are now available.


The Two-Way Bridge initiative is a collaboration between the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the APA) and the Psychotherapy Division of the APA—Division 29. It is part of an overall effort to bridge the long-standing gap between psychotherapy research and practice, in the true spirit of SEPI.

This initiative provides a way for practicing therapists to be a part of the research process by disseminating their clinical experiences in using various empirically supported treatments, which can hopefully inform future research.

For the survey findings on the use of empirically supported treatments for panic disorder, social anxiety, and OCD, visit:

For more information contact:
Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD
SEPI Past-President

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About The Integrative Therapist

Upcoming Webinar

Marvin R. Goldfried, Ph.D.
On Possible Consequences of
NIMH Funding for Psychotherapy
Research and Training...


 An Integrated Approach to
Treatment of Patients with
Personality Disorders by
John F. Clarkin et al.

read the article


I-Sharing on the Couch:
On the Clinical Implications
of Shared Subjective Experience
Elizabeth C. Pinel et al.

read the article


Integrative Psychotherapy and Coping With
Psychopathological Syndromes:
Dilemmas Around the Treatment
of a Patient With Resistant
Sharon Ziv-Beiman

read the article

Recent Webinars

Louis Castonguay, Ph.D.
Conducting Practice-Oriented
Research: What to do and what not
to do in building partnerships...

Marvin Goldfried, Ph.D.
Psychotherapy Integration Past,
Present, and Future