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.
Padesky and Mooney’s CBT clinical innovations introduced over the past 25 years are now unified in the model they call Strengths-Based CBT. Dr. Padesky demonstrates key aspects of this approach including how to identify and integrate client strengths into CBT, use of metaphor and imagery, therapeutic smiling, and the importance of silence for fostering client creativity.
When people are depressed, they often deny having any strengths or positive areas of enjoyment in their life. This workshop demonstrates how to help depressed clients become more aware of their own strengths so these can be incorporated into CBT treatment. Participants are guided through exercises that help clients notice and capture small positive experiences, even when depressed.
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.
The success of brief therapy with anxiety disorders largely depends on how well and consistently the therapy targets central fears maintaining anxiety. Live demonstrations and guided clinical exercises show participants how to a) identify the central thoughts and images that maintain anxiety disorders, b) use worksheets from the 2nd Edition of Mind Over Mood to construct fear ladders and identify underlying assumptions to guide treatment, and c) set up and evaluate behavioral experiments to help clients test out anxious underlying assumptions (central fears).
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.