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

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Deadline fast approaching!

Eearly Bird extended until May 15.


Pre-conference workshops June 16th
Trinity College Dublin

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Make your room reservation now!
This year, 2016, is momentous in the history of Ireland, since it is the 100th anniversary of the Easter Uprising.  Hotels in Dublin will fill quickly, so please make your arrangements now – Don’t Wait! We have liaised with some Dublin hotels to hold a limited number of rooms at discounted prices for the duration of the conference. To book or enquire about these rooms, please contact the hotels directly
Jurys Inn Christchurch
€160.00 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on single occupancy
€170.00 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on twin/ dbl occupancy
Visit their website: to learn more about this hotel and to make a booking please contact their central reservations office on email or by phone +44 870 4100 800. They will also need to quote the block code SEPICO160616.
O’Callaghan 4* Davenport Hotel
€199.00 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on single occupancy
€209.00 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on twin/ dbl occupancy
Visit their website
to learn more about this hotel
O’Callaghan 4* Alexander Hotel
€199.00 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on single occupancy
€209.00 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on twin/ dbl occupancy
Visit their website
to learn more about this hotel
The contact name for the above 2 hotels is Tanja Paredes and her email is and you will need to mention SEPI Conference when booking.
Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane
€175BB Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on single occupancy
€185BB Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on Double or Twin Occupancy
Visit their website to learn more about this hotel
Delegates are asked to book accommodation directly with the Hotel, via weblink Password SEPI2016

Training Programs in Psychotherapy Integration

In 2016, the SEPI governance asked members to identify any integrative training programs at the graduate or post-graduate level with which they were affiliated. This document features the 66 training programs described by SEPI members.

The dual purposes of this alphabetical listing by country are (1) to highlight training in psychotherapy integration around the world and (2) to assist those seeking such integrative training.


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Video and audio highlights

The second pair of video highlights from the SEPI Baltimore 2015 conference have been posted for viewing!

John Norcross, Larry Beutler, and Beatriz Gomez on the personalization of treatment to the patient.


John Norcross discusses several empirically indicated factors that moderate the potential success of a treatment beyond just the patient's diagnosis. Larry Beutler presents a wealth of data on treatment-matching studies. Finally, Beatriz Gomez offers suggestions for incorporating the complex information about the patient and the therapist into treatment, training, and research.

Scott Browning introduces the concept of the contemporary family.


Family structures have changed radically in the past few decades, and so how has how we help members of a family. Scott Browning introduces the concept of the contemporary family and give a theoretical and empirical review of the nature and treatment of one type of contemporary family, a family in which one member experiences an autism spectrum disorder. Janee' Stevenson then presents on the conceptual and research status of African American families and Patricia Gratson reviews the literature on the diversity of LGBTQ+ families.


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

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

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

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

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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