CBT group therapy pioneer named new director of the UBC Psychology Clinic

Ingrid SochtingPlease join us in welcoming Dr. Ingrid Söchting as the new Clinic Director of the UBC Psychology Clinic. Söchting, who joined the Department of Psychology in September 2014, will lead the operational activities of the clinic.

Prior to this, Söchting was chief psychologist in an outpatient mental health interdisciplinary program at Vancouver Coastal Health for 17 years. Her areas of clinical expertise include individual and group therapy emphasizing shorter-term therapies such a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). She also has experience with assessment, treatment, and research of Canadian Aboriginal people and immigrants from Asia.

Söchting has been instrumental in developing CBT group programs for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as IPT groups for later life depression.

Sochting book jacketSöchting covers her latest theory and research in her new book Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy: Challenges and Opportunities. Published by Wiley, this book is a complete guide to implementing cognitive behavioral group therapy for practitioners and trainees in a range of mental health disciplines.

Söchting, a Canadian-Certified CBT therapist and a Certified Group Therapist of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, also supervises and teaches CBT and IPT to psychology and psychiatry residents, coordinates the CBT program for the UBC Psychiatry program, and is a clinical assistant professor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry.