The first stakeholder consultation in TREATme was held in Oslo, Norway on the 4th of April, 2017.
The chair of the COST Action TREATme, Randi Ulberg, and members of the Managing committee Professor at the University of Heidelberg and leader of the TREATme working group on specific markers, Svenja Taubner and Professor at the University of Oslo (UiO), Jan Ivar Røssberg, presented the researcher network. Stakeholder representatives attending the meeting, were clinicians from the Psychotherapy-practice research network in the Youth psychotherapy research Group at UiO, experienced and early career psychotherapy researchers and representative from the regional health authorities (Gaute Skirbekk).
The presentation included aspects of mental health in the youth population in the world and more specifically challenges in youth psychotherapy in European countries. The presentation included the objectives and aims of TREATme and the critical lack of basic knowledge concerning individualized psychotherapy for the youth in European countries. An interesting discussion was unfolded about the main aims of the Action TREATME. The discussion centered mainly about challenges in youth psychotherapy such as; what are the important patient factors in youth psychotherapy and what are the mechanisms of change in youth psychotherapy?