Clinical Colloquium | Joshua Swift PhD

Thursday, September 28, 2023 1:00pm to 2:15pm


Virtual via Zoom

Joshua Swift PhD, Professor of Psychology at Idaho State University, will present a talk titled Learning From Our Clients: Research on Client Preferences and Experiences in Psychotherapy

Abstract: Client preferences have long been recognized as one of the three essential components to evidence-based practice in psychology (APA, 2006); however, this variable often receives less attention in both research and practice settings. In this presentation I will discuss research demonstrating the importance of preference accommodation in treatment as well as findings from several studies using novel methods to identify clients' preferences and beliefs regarding psychotherapy. By listening to our clients, we can better tailor our interventions and approaches to their unique needs and values. 

Dr. Swift serves as a core faculty member in Idaho State University's APA-accredited Clinical Psychology PhD program. He previously held a faculty position at the University of Alaska Anchorage and recently completed a visiting professor position at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. At Idaho State University he primarily teaches courses in ethics, clinical practice, and psychotherapy supervision. He is also a psychotherapy process and outcome researcher, conducting studies on help-seeking stigma, psychotherapy dropout, and clients' experience in psychotherapy. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in these areas and frequently presents this research in countries across the globe. 

Please email Jennifer McDermott for Zoom link.

All are welcome!

Research Area: 

Clinical Psychology