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EP13 Invited Address 13 – The Motivation Revolution – David Burns, MD

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Invited Addresses |  Psychotherapy |  Research |  Resistance |  Motivation
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
David Burns, MD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 2013
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New research indicates that motivation influences how we think, feel, and behave, as much as cognitions, and that the failure to address resistance is the cause of most therapeutic failure. Dr. Burns will describe the eight most common forms of resistance and present powerful new techniques to melt away resistance before using any cognitive, behavioral, or interpersonal techniques.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the difference between Outcome Resistance and Process Resistance.
  2. Describe the most common cause of nearly all therapeutic failure.
  3. Describe paradoxical techniques to melt away resistance and motivate resistant patients.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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David D. Burns is an adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of the best-selling books Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy and The Feeling Good Handbook. Burns popularized Aaron T. Beck's cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) when his book became a best seller during the 1980s.