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.
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.
Ernest Rossi, PhD, Roxanna Erickson-Klein and Kathryn Rossi review the case work of Milton H. Erickson, MD in counseling, psychotherapy, therapeutic hypnosis and rehabilitation as evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy to treat anxiety, depression and trauma. This experiential workshop explores the timeless nature of the work of Milton H. Erickson, who substantially influenced the manner that psychotherapy is practiced in the 21 century.
Cognitive Therapy has been extended in recent years to the treatment of severe mental disorders, such as bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. This workshop will focus on strategies for relieving problems associated with severe disorders. Participants will be expected to present clinical problems and role-play patients illustrative of the specific problems that they encounter.
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.
The presenters will conduct a live interview with a participant who has struggled to lose weight or maintain a weight loss. They will demonstrate specific techniques to motivate the dieter and help him/her consistently use good eating habits, and solve dieting dilemmas.
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.