This presentation will demonstrate the heuristic value of using a Case Conceptualization Model to inform assessment and treatment decision- making ; the "art of Socratic questioning; a strength-based treatment approach and ways to implement the Core Tasks of psychotherapy. A Constructive Narrative treatment approach that focuses on the nature of the client's "story-telling" features will be highlighted.
This short course will focus on the treatment of couples from the perspectives of symptoms, rigid, dysfunctional behavior patterns, and narcissistic defenses. An integrative approach utilizing creativity and humor will be presented, incorporating CBT, psychodynamic, Ericksonian, Jungian and existential perspectives. Validation, sequencing, containment and questions that facilitate accountability will be highlighted in the context of empowering clients on a variety of levels.
Clinicians are very likely to encounter patients in their clinical practice that experience both anxiety and medical illness. Sometimes differentiating the symptoms of each can become extremely difficult and can serve to exacerbate either condition. This workshop will introduce some of the cognitive-behavioral techniques that are used in helping clinicians differentiate symptoms and also intervene, providing patients with skills for managing their anxiety, as well as their medical illness.
This workshop focuses on the specific use of cognitive-behavioral strategies as an adjunct to the many treatment modalities of couples’ therapy. It offers a basic overview of the theories of cognitive-behavioral therapy, particularly as it applies to couples. Participants will learn firsthand techniques and strategies for working with difficult couples and how to integrate these strategies with their respective modes of treatment. The presentation is followed by a videotape that demonstrates the implementation of techniques and interventions.
In this keynote address, the following topics will be covered: the development of cognitive therapy; applications to other psychiatric and medical conditions; the relationship of brain abnormalities to symptoms; the use of neuroimaging and cognitive therapy; and predictions of the future for cognitive therapy, and psychotherapy in general.
Is it possible to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) methods not just to reduce distress but also to promote happiness, resilience and other positive qualities? We are developing strengths-based therapy approaches that use CBT principles and practices to construct new beliefs and behaviors that promote positive client growth. A structured search for client strengths is central to the approach. When the goal is to construct something new, experiential methods often trump analytic approaches.
Behavioral experiments require action-based learning and are frequently used both in and out of session in cognitive behavior therapy. Observe a live demonstration of how to set up a behavioral experiment. Once the client has completed the experiment, Padesky demonstrates how to debrief the outcomes of this experiment using the four stages of Socratic Dialogue.
Dr. Burns will describe his personal evolution from biological psychiatry during his psychiatric residency to cognitive behavior therapy, and then to the new TEAM-CBT, which he has recently developed. TEAM-CBT aims for extremely high-speed treatment using innovative cognitive and motivational (resistance-busting) techniques. He will invite questions from audience participants.
On the surface, CBT and mindfulness can look quite different. Are they? Kornfield and Padesky explore similarities and differences in the purposes, practices and philosophies of CBT and Buddhism/Mindfulness. They also discuss when therapists might employ either approach in therapy or recommend clients pursue one and/or the other for self-improvement or mood management.
According to a recent survey, Cognitive Therapy is now the leading form of psychotherapy throughout the world. Its application to the numerous psychological disorders, as well as medical problems, has been well documented. In recent years, Cognitive Therapy has been successfully applied to the most intractable and chronic disorders, such as severe mental illness. Strategies and techniques in treating schizophrenia will be described.