WG2 on Mechanisms of Change in Youth Psychotherapy held a meeting at the University of Heidelberg in Germany on Nov. 30 and Dec 1st, 2018, to further develop the process of identifying mediators of outcome in youth psychotherapy.
The meeting was led by the leader of WG2, Prof. Svenja Taubner, and the vice-leader, Dr. Erkki Heinonen.
Having completed the initial screening of abstracts generated by an extensive systematic search, the group worked to develop and systematise the process of reviewing the full text of psychotherapy outcome studies to identify all measurable mediators of outcome.
Group members discussed and finalised inclusion and exclusion criteria for the studies and practiced rating a small sample so as to reach consensus in the rating process and establish reliability.
The group worked collaboratively and constructively before enjoying a walk in Heidelberg's renowned Christmas market and a delicious dinner in the historic centre.