The development of cognitive-behavior therapy parallels major developments in how to conceptualize the role of cognition in psychopathology and behavior change. Dr. Meichenbaum will trace his "personal journey" as a clinician and researcher, noting the altering views of cognition from a behavioral, information processing and constructive narrative perspective. He will examine the therapeutic and research implications of this shift.
The focus will be on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of affective disorders (anxiety, depression, and anger). Such procedures as cognitive restructuring, problem-solving, and stress inoculation training will be examined.
This workshop will address how to elicit and systematically change core beliefs (schemas) with Axis II patients. Topics include the constructive use of transference reactions as a therapeutic tool, and the management of hostility and excessive dependency. The use of imagery and role playing, and the applications of childhood material will be reviewed. A cognitive conceptualization of a case will be given. Ways to handle problems such as missed sessions, prolonging sessions, avoidance, and homework noncompliance will be addressed.
This revision of the original ABCs of RET and cognitive-behavior therapy shows that people's Belief System (B) about their Activating Events (A) of their lives largely contribute to their emotional and behavioral Consequences (C) but that A, B, and C importantly influence and include each other and that all three include interacting cognitive, emotive, and behavioral elements.
Strategies developed in cognitive therapy of depression are readily applied to couples' problems: Assessment includes ascertaining conflicting perspectives, thinking disorder, escalation of distortions, and cognitive interference with communication. Interventions include reducing hostility, reinforcing pleasure, increasing collaboration) and improving sexual satisfaction through cognitive interventions. Prerequisite reading: Love is Never Enough (Harper & Row).
The field of psychotherapy is moving toward an integrative approach, both in terms of theory and practice. Meichenbaum will discuss how Cognitive-Behavior Modification attempts to integrate, on the one hand, the clinical concerns of psychodynamic and interpersonal/systems approaches with the technology of behavior therapy on the other hand. He will trace the history of Cognitive-Behavior Modification and examine its future directions. Common clinical treatment issues, such as client resistance, patient noncompliance, and treatment nonadherence that all psychotherapists face will also be considered.
Invited Address Session 13 - Part 1 - The Evolution of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) featuring Albert Ellis, PhD.
With discussant Mary M Goulding, MSW.
Moderated by Aaron H Canter, PhD.
$29.00Base Price - $59.00price reduced from Base Price - $59.00
An information processing model designed to clarify the biased and constricted thinking in depression will be described. The practical applications of the model use principles of guided discovery and collaborative empiricism. There will be a demonstration of specific strategies applied to dysfunctional cognitions and beliefs. A blending of cognitive and behavioral techniques are used for in vivo exercises.
The Cognitive Model of anxiety as applied to acute and chronic anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, agoraphobias, panic disorders and simple phobias will be presented.
Cognitive-behavioral strategies include identification and evaulation of dysfunctional cognition, induced imagery, induced panic attacks, and cognitive monitoring of exposure treatment. A videotaped demonstration of the treatment of panic disorders will be shown.