Working Group 2

WG2 focuses on mediators that occur within the patient and are trigged by the events in therapy sessions. 

Mechanisms of Change (Mediators)

WG2 will identify putative mechanisms of change in treatment of mental disorders in young people. WG2’s objectives are:

  • To exchange knowledge and research experience, and collaborate with clinicians in order to identify putative mechanisms of change in therapy
  • To identify what is missing in the evidence base on mechanisms of change in therapy
  • To suggest what kind of research on mechanisms of change is needed in order to advance individualized treatment for individuals in this age group

Progress report

In this webinar you hear Professor Svenja Taubner presenting the uptodate scientific knowledge base concerning the question:  What are the mechanisms of change in youth psychotherapy?

Status report by the end of the Action September 2021

WG2 has successfully established a WG on mechanisms of change consisting of 16 members from 11 different countries that has worked together in Training Schools, WG meetings as well as STSMs throughout the Action.

Meetings were F-2-F and digital in the beginning and changed to virtual meetings only since the pandemic.

WG2 has created a data base of a systematic review of all published studies on mediators in psychotherapy research with young people, published 3 protocol papers and 1 systematic review, and 1 protocol paper and 3 reviews are currently in progress.

The achievement was reached through the intensive shared labor within the WG. Dissemination as planned for the reviews from WG1.


Published Oct. 19, 2017 12:40 PM - Last modified Mar. 29, 2022 10:08 AM