What IPH (if) You Could Find Your Ideal Psychotherapy Treatment Before Seeing a Therapist?
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 2:00pm to 3:00pmVirtual Event
The What IPH (if) Seminar Series is hosted by the Center for Innovation in Population Health, University of Kentucky. Our goal with the What IPH series is to present innovative ideas that can apply to the public health space. We invite all those that are interested in this topic to attend this free event. The seminar speaker for this event is Matt Southward, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Every time someone sees a therapist, their course of treatment is unique because every person is unique. However, the uniqueness of each treatment relies on therapists using their best judgment as the treatment unfolds. Researchers on treatment personalization are working to develop precision medicine models that can predict a patient’s best course of treatment from the outset and better inform therapists’ judgments. Matt Southward, PhD will provide the latest findings on how well these models work, introduce novel approaches to personalization under development, and discuss competing approaches to improving population mental health.