"Standard" cognitive therapy often is just not effective enough for clients with personality disorders. Participants will learn how to conceptualize patients and use this conceptualization to plan treatment across sessions and minute-by-minute within sessions. Special attention will be paid to developing the therapeutic alliance, structuring the session, maintaining a problem-solving focus, facilitating homework compliance, and using advanced cognitive and behavioral techniques to help these patients change their deep-seated beliefs at both an intellectual and emotional level.
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Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is President of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of training programs to health and mental health professionals worldwide, and a Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. She has authored over 100 chapters and articles and several books, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into over 20 languages, Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, and books for consumers on a CBT approach to weight loss and maintenance. She divides her time among teaching, clinical work, supervision, administration, program development and consultation, and writing.