Dr. Ingrid Söchting has been instrumental in developing CBT group therapy program for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as interpersonal therapy (IPT) groups for later life depression. She supervises and teaches CBT and IPT to psychology and psychiatry residents, coordinates the CBT program for the UBC Psychiatry program, and is a clinical professor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Ingrid Söchting is a Canadian-Certified CBT therapist and a Certified Group Therapist of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.
Clinical research interests include outcome evaluations of CBT and IPT group therapy including for Asian immigrants, the role of patients’ expectations for group therapy, predictors of success in group therapy, dropout rates, impact of alexithymia on psychotherapy outcome, competency standards for specialized cognitive and behaviour therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bridging the gap between science and practice of psychotherapy.
Söchting, I. Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy: Challenges and Opportunities. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. (2014). Purchase
Journal articles in the past five years
Sookman, D., et al including Söchting, I. (2021). Knowledge and competency standards recommended for specialized cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for adult Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Psychiatry Research.
Garceau, C., Chyurlia, L., Baldwin, D., Boritz, T., Hewitt, P.L., Kealy, D., Söchting, I., Mikail, S.F., & Tasca, G.A. (2021). Applying the Rupture Resolution Rating System (3RS) to group therapy: An evidence-based case study. Group Dynamics, 25 (1), 89-105.
Ogrodniczuk, J.S., Cheek, J., Kealy, D., & Söchting, I. (2019). Take me back to move me forward: Re-enactment of the family system as a pathway to better quality of life for alexithymic patients in group therapy. Psychiatria Danubina, 31.
Bilsker, D, Gilbert, M., Alden, L., Söchting, I., McCall, M., Khalis, A. (2019). Basic dimensions of resilient coping in paramedics and dispatechers. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 6, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.16.690
Schultz, C.N., Lambek, R., Højgaard, Söchting, I., Thastum, M., Thomson, P.H., & Hybel, K.A. (2018). Validation and psychometric properties of a Danish version of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire-Child Version (OBQ-CV). Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, November. doi.org/10.1080/08039488.2018.1513068
Söchting, I, Lau, M, & Ogrodniczuk, J (2018). Predicting compliance in group CBT using the Group Therapy Questionnaire. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 68 (2), 184-194.
Söchting, I., Tsai, M., & Ogrodniczuk, J.S. (2016). Patients’ perceptions of treatment credibility and their relation to the outcome of group CBT for depression. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 18, 7–15 DOI: 10.12740/APP/66485
Hungr, C., Ogrodniczuk, J.S., & Söchting, I. (2016). Alexithymia and locus of control among psychiatric outpatients. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. DOI:10.1007/s11469-016-9687-x
Visla, A, Constantino, M.J., Newkirk, K, Ogrodniczuk, J, & Söchting, I. (2016). The relation between outcome expectation, therapeutic alliance, and outcome among depressed patients in group cognitive-behavioural therapy. Psychotherapy Research. DOI:10.1080/10503307.2016.1218089
Constantino, M. J., Vîslă, A., Ogrodiczuk, J. S., Coyne, A. E., & Söchting, I. (2016). Looking forward: Correlates of posttreatment outcome expectation among depressed outpatients. Estudios de Psicología (Studies in Psychology). DOI: 10.1080/02109395.2016.1189205
Schwartz, K, Söchting, I., Vitemb, S, & Keng, A (in press). Group therapy. In Kaplan and Saddock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (11th ed). Wolters Kluwer.
Söchting, I. Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy Virtually (in press). In A. Rolnick, H. Weinberg, and A. Leighton (Eds.), Practicing Online Group Therapy: Theory, Research, and Technical Considerations. Routledge.
Dr. Söchting does not supervise graduate students for research.