This interactive workshop presents a method for identifying, conceptualizing, and solving common problems in treatment. What do you do when patients present difficulties—for example, when they don’t do homework, get angry at the therapist, are afraid to reveal, go off on tangents, arrive late to session, demand special entitlements, engage in self-harm behaviors between sessions, jump from one crisis to another? Specialized techniques, adapted from psychodynamic, supportive, Gestalt, interpersonal, and other psychotherapeutic modalities, are often needed.
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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.