Dr. Dave reports on his latest interview with Dr. Jeffrey Magnavita, who is also on the advisory board of The Neuropsychotherapist. He is a leading psychologist, psychotherapist and clinical theorist, who has been practicing psychotherapy for three decades. He is the author and editor of seven professional books on psychotherapy, personality theory, and the treatment of personality disorders. Dr. Magnavita has received numerous awards for his work including the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Independent or Institutional Practice in the Private Sector. He has been featured in two APA videotapes demonstrating his unifiying approach to psychotherapy. He served as the President of the Division of Psychotherapy of APA in 2010 and is the producer of the video series Psychotherapists Face-to-Face .
His work focuses on the unification of clinical science and is the Founder of the Unified Psychotherapy Project http://www.unifiedpsychotherapyproject.org/ and the Co-Editor of the Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science (JUPSC). He is trained in a number of modalities and approaches to clinical treatment and his work seeks to combine the best of all approaches to maximize treatment outcome. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the APA Steering Committee, tasked with the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines and is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. His most recent volume with Jack C. Anchin is Unifying Psychotherapy: Principles, Methods, and Evidence from Clinical Science, and his forthcoming volume is Clinical Decision-Making in Behavioral and Mental Health Practice with APA.
You can find the interview at http://shrinkrapradio.com/413-the-unification-of-clinical-science-and-psychotherapy-with-jeffrey-magnavita-phd/