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Jeffrey Barnett Recorded Webinar: Ethics

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Abstract:  Various technologies may be integrated into mental health practice, both for administrative and clinical purposes. These include the telephone, e-mail, text messaging, Apps, and interactive televideo communications. The relative merits of each for augmenting in-person treatment as well as as the sole medium for providing professional services across distances will be reviewed along with their potential limitations and challenges. Ethics and legal issues and concerns regarding integrating these various technologies into practice will be addressed and recommendations for the effective, ethical, and legal practice of behavioral telehealth will be made.

Cheryl McNeil Recorded Webinar: PCIT

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Abstract:
This webinar provides an overview of Parent‑Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based behavioral treatment for families of young children with severe behavior problems. PCIT is based on Baumrind’s developmental theory, which holds that authoritative parenting – a combination of nurturance, good communication, and firm limits – produces optimal child mental health outcomes.  In PCIT, parents learn authoritative parenting skills through direct therapist coaching of parent‑child interactions, guided by observational data collected in each session. Therapists coach parents  using a Bluetooth-type device from behind a one-way mirror, as the parent interacts with the child. Parents receive immediate feedback on their use of techniques such as differential social attention and consistent consequences as they practice new relationship-enhancement and limit-setting skills. Children learn appropriate play and social skills through daily play therapy sessions with the parent. Children’s defiance, aggression, and tantrums decrease as parents gradually introduce compliance training procedures into the home. Videotape review and slides will be used to teach participants the basic parenting skills, coding procedures, and coaching techniques, as well as to provide an overview of the research supporting the intervention. Applications of PCIT within physically abusive families and other populations will be discussed.

Roz Shafran Recorded Webinar: OCD & Perfectionism

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Abstract: "Clinical perfectionism" is a highly specific construct designed to capture the type of perfectionism that can often poses problems in routine therapeutic practice. The core psychopathology of clinical perfectionism is an over evaluation of achievement and striving that causes significant adverse consequences.

Clinical perfectionism has been implicated in the maintenance of psychopathology, in particular eating disorders. A specific cognitive-behavioural intervention has been developed by the Oxford Eating Disorders Research Group for the treatment of clinical perfectionism in Axis I disorders including eating disorders, anxiety disorders and depression. The intervention has been enhanced by incorporating techniques used by clinical research groups in Australia. It can be delivered in traditional face-to-face individual or group therapy, or in the form of online self-help. The treatment has evaluated in a recent meta-analysis which demonstrated a positive impact on both perfectionism and Axis I disorders.

Celia Fisher Recorded Webinar: Ethics

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Abstract: The primary purpose of this webinar is to provide a practical guide to the meaning and applicability of the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct to the professional practice of psychology. The webinar will put into practical perspective the rational behind and application of ethical standards to the broad spectrum of professional roles and activities of psychologists using clear examples of behaviors that would be in compliance with or in violation of enforceable standards.  Using case examples the workshop is intended to assist psychologists in effectively using the Ethics Code to address new ethical challenges that continue to emerge in the rapidly changing new technologies, evidence-based practice competencies, cultural landscape, and health care law.

Nancy J. Keuthen Recorded Webinar: CBT for Trichotillomania and Excoriation Disorder

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Abstract:
Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), including hair pulling and skin picking, are receiving increasing recognition given their prevalence rates, potential medical complications and functional impact. Although empirical evidence supports CBT as the first-line intervention, these disorders can remain challenging to treat. This webinar will review existing treatment approaches and highlight ways to improve treatment efficacy.

Richard Gallagher Recorded Webinar: Providing EST for Organizational Skills Deficits in Children with ADHD

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Abstract:

Organization, Time Management, and Planning are hindered in ADHD.  Problems with these skills have an impact on school and adjustment in childhood, adolescence, and contribute to limited adult success as well.  For over 10 years, we have conducted a thorough program to understand OTMP deficits in ADHD.  Our extensive efforts supported by foundation and federal government grants have provided insights into the assessment and effective treatment of OTMP deficits.  We have a sound program that has been fully tested with elementary school age children and a promising program for middle school children. Additionally, we have used insights from this work to begin development of programs for high school and college students.  This presentation will review our systematic program of research and resulting assessment and intervention tools. 

Anu Asnaani Recorded Webinar: Multicultural Competency in CBT

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Abstract:  Achieving effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy across a diversity of patients continues to be a foremost concern of clinicians and clinical researchers alike. Further, therapeutic alliance appears to be an important feature in supporting favorable outcomes from evidence-based treatments. Yet, there remains a scarcity of empirical data testing specific features that most readily facilitate effective collaboration in a multi-cultural therapy relationship. This webinar aims to enhance clinicians’ competency in providing multi-cultural therapy within the context of CBT, via discussion of empirically-derived guidelines for achieving this goal in therapy with patients (and therapists) of various cultural/racial backgrounds. A multi-cultural case study presenting with several co-morbid Axis I disorders is briefly provided to exemplify the practical application of these guidelines over the course of CBT.

Craig Bryan Recorded Webinar: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicidal Military Personnel

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Abstract: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT) for suicide risk is a 12-session outpatient psychological treatment that directly targets the cognitive, affective, and behavioral mechanisms that underlie suicidal behavior. Results of a recently-completed randomized controlled trial indicate that BCBT reduces suicide attempts by 60% among active duty military personnel as compared to treatment as usual. The current workshop is designed to provide participants with a summary of critical treatment components when working with suicidal patients and an overview of the BCBT protocol.

John Pachankis Recorded Webinar: Implementing LGB-affirmative CBT: A Transdiagnostic Minority Stress Treatment Approach

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Abstract:
Sexual orientation disparities in mental health and related psychosocial outcomes are one of the most robust population disparities in psychiatric epidemiology, likely driven by LGB people's disproportionate exposure to stigma-related stress.  This presentation will review the first evidence-based treatment package to reduce depression, anxiety, and related health conditions by reducing the processes through which stigma-related stress impairs the mental health of this population. Attendees will learn to utilize LGB-affirmative therapeutic principles and techniques to adapt standard cognitive-behavioral approaches to specifically address the stigma-related stress faced by LGB people across development.  Preliminary efficacy data from a recent RCT will be presented suggesting that this LGB-affirmative treatment package, called ESTEEM, can reduce sexual minority men's depression, alcohol abuse, sexual compulsivity, and HIV risk behavior.

Rinad Beidas & Shannon Wiltsey Stirman Recorded Webinar: Why should I care about implementation science? Applying principles of implementation science to your work across the continuum of research to practice

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Abstract:  Implementation science, or the study of methods to improve the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), is relevant from bench to bedside. This presentation will review the basic principles of implementation science, including definitions, methods, design, and outcomes. We will also delineate how the principles of implementation science can be applied to treatment development, outcome research, and routine practice, whether within or outside traditional mental health settings. We will conclude with a discussion on how implementation science can inform practical implementation efforts which endeavor to implement evidence-based practice in the service of improving patient, clinic, and system outcomes

Candice Alfano Recorded Webinar: Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia in Children: Beyond the Basics

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Abstract:
Adequate sleep is essential for all age groups, but sleep during childhood is particularly critical based on its temporal overlap with brain development and physical growth. In addition to sleep problems that persist into adulthood, insomnia in childhood is a potent risk factor for a wide range of negative outcomes including overweight/obesity, inattention, hyperactivity, learning problems, conduct problems, substance use, anxiety, and depression. Unfortunately, up to 70% of children in the U.S. age 10 and under experience a sleep problem several times per week. Effective, evidence-based treatments are available, but the number of providers with training in behavioral sleep interventions is limited. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of insomnia in children. Following brief review of the essential role of sleep in childhood and specific factors that give rise to poor sleep, validated assessment tools that provide a comprehensive understanding of children’s sleep problems will be discussed. Evidence-based treatment strategies will then be presented and discussed in the context of a  case example.

Anne Marie Albano Recorded Webinar: Anxiety in the Transition to Adulthood

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Abstract:  The developmental transition from adolescence to early adulthood is characterized as a time of uncertainty and instability but also of optimism and growth (see Arnett, 2004).  For youth suffering with an anxiety disorder, this period can be fraught with impairments in meeting everyday tasks, resulting in a failure to achieve independent functioning. CBT and medication are effective treatments for anxiety in adolescents and children (Walkup, et al., 2008), however, long-term remission through the transition to adulthood is not maintained for nearly half of effectively treated youth (Ginsburg et al., 2014). Missing from our studies of clinical treatments has been a focus not just on anxiety management in the present, but on assisting youth and families in understanding and meeting the tasks of development.  Central also, to treatment, is for youth to take on the challenges of anxiety and daily living with appropriate parental guidance and support.  In this webinar, Dr. Albano will discuss the Launching Emerging Adults Program (LEAP), a model integrating the core components of effective CBT for anxiety in adolescents and young adults with novel components designed to address patient-caretaker dependency, role transitions, and attainment of behaviors necessary for independent functioning.  LEAP is a developmentally-informed treatment aimed at both syndrome relief and improved functioning, based on our experiences in treating transition-aged youth and informed by critical reviews of the developmental psychology of emerging adulthood (e.g., Arnett, 2004).  Dr. Albano will present the LEAP-specific assessment and treatment protocol with an emphasis on novel components including: negotiating a developmental hierarchy, planning for parental “letting go” while engaging and addressing core beliefs and fears of the parents and their emerging adult child, and engaging youth in community-based group exposures.

Melba Vasquez Recorded Webinar: Dilemmas in Ethical Practice and Strategies for Decision Making

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Abstract: This webinar will present an overview of the various dilemmas and challenges faced by psychologists in their clinical work.  Available data of vulnerable areas for practitioners will be provided to increase practitioner's awareness, including from the Insurance Trust regarding primary allegations in losses; the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) summary of reported disciplinary actions for psychologists by licensing boards; and the American Psychological Association Ethics Office summary of number and types of complaints.  Controversial changes in the adjudication processes of cases in the latter will be briefly described. Strategies to prevent violations will be reviewed, including basic tasks for professional ethics, moral principles that underlie the Ethics Code standards, and information from various guidelines. A model for resolving ethical dilemmas will be provided as foundation for developing an ethical orientation to aid in ethical decision making.

Jill Ehrenreich-May Recorded Webinar: Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents

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Abstract:

The Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C/UP-A) present the compelling idea that there may be a more efficient method of presenting effective strategies, such as those commonly included in CBT and third-wave behavior therapies, in order to simultaneously address an array of emotional disorder concerns in children and adolescents. The child and adolescent Unified Protocols frame treatment strategies in the general language of strong or intense emotions and promote change through a common lens that can be flexibly adapted across youth emotional disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders and others, sub-threshold presentations of such or combinations of these problem areas. Specifically, the UP-C and UP-A help youth by allowing them to focus on a straightforward goal across emotional disorders: reducing intense negative emotion states by extinguishing the distress and anxiety these emotions produce through emotion-focused education, awareness techniques, cognitive strategies, problem-solving and an array of behavioral strategies, including a full-range of exposure and activation techniques. This webinar will provide a comprehensive introduction to the UP-A, a modular, individual therapy for adolescents; and, a more structured, group therapy for children (UP-C), the latter of which also includes a full parent-directed curriculum. Case illustrations and brief technique demonstrations throughout the webinar will help illustrate the flexible nature of the UP-C and UP-A materials and how they may be utilized in a clinician-directed manner to optimize and personalize treatment outcomes.

Sabine Wilhelm Recorded Webinar: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a severe body image disorder characterized by a preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance. The most common appearance preoccupations involve face or head (e.g., skin, hair), but any body part can be the focus of concern. BDD is a relatively common and often disabling illness with high suicide rates. The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on empirically-validated cognitive-behavioral interventions designed to help individuals with BDD. The presenter will first describe how to correctly recognize, diagnose, and conceptualize individuals with BDD. Participants will then learn a range of therapeutic techniques including: cognitive strategies for delusional and non-delusional BDD, metaphors and mindfulness exercises, strategies to address low self-esteem and over-importance of appearance, novel strategies to reduce common BDD behaviors (e.g., body checking, comparing themselves with others, avoidance behaviors), attentional retraining, and strategies for involving patients’ families. In addition, motivational strategies for helping patients overcome resistance to treatment will be presented.

Steve Safren Recorded Webinar: Evidenced Based Approaches for Treating Depression and HIV & AIDS

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The prevalence of depression and other psychiatric disorders is elevated in medical illness in general and HIV in particular.  Additionally, depression, in the context of chronic illness, is associated with worse self-care and adherence behaviors, which therefore can lead to increased morbidity.  Evidenced based psychosocial interventions can be a useful component to managing depression and self-care in the context of medical illness, and approaches used in HIV can be applied to other illnesses.  In HIV, the major self-care behaviors are adherence to daily medications and managing sexual transmission risk.  The present webinar will first review data on depression comorbid with HIV, including prevalence estimates, and data on its association with adherence.  It will then provide an overview of one studied intervention, Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adherence and depression (CBT-AD), and review data on its efficacy.  It will also discuss other approaches to managing depression in HIV, including medications, and data on the outcomes of these approaches.  It will conclude by discussion depression and additional comorbidities in individuals living with HIV who do not benefit from antiretroviral therapy.  

Lynn McFarr Recorded Webinar: Stuck Points in CBT Training in Community Mental Health

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Given the preponderance of evidence supporting the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), there has been an increased emphasis on dissemination to community mental health systems (CMH).This webinar will focus on the challenges for implementation of CBT with community mental health clinicians with respect to support, assistance, and resources CMH clinicians need as they continue to build CBT competency. Common stuck points in training will be discussed. Several basic strategies identified by trainers to be commonly used during consultation (adherence to structure, behavioral rehearsals, practice sample review, and case consultation) will be reviewed.  Additionally, difficulties in implementing the most effective strategies including experiential learning, practice sample review, and case conceptualization will be discussed. Finally, the relation between implementation models that add case consultation and treatment adherence and intervention skill across CMH clinicians will be highlighted.

Julia Reynolds and Dr. Stephen Schueller Recorded Webinar: Practical Guidance for Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral and Cognitive Treatments

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Abstract: eHealth and mHealth technologies, such as Internet websites, mobile apps, and wearable devices, have been increasingly developed to deliver and facilitate behavioral and cognitive treatments. Accumulating research continues to demonstrate the efficacy of such resources for improving the management of behavioral and mental health issues with strong support for behavioral and cognitive approaches. Unfortunately, few practitioners have received training or education regarding practical concerns related to these technological resources or best practices for integrating them into practice. This webinar will present strategies for identifying and evaluating eHealth and mHealth technologies and discuss a variety of practical concerns including understanding data security and privacy, using technology to support treatment, and documenting the use of technology in clinical notes. We will discuss the evolving regulatory landscape regarding websites, apps, and digital therapeutics and provide guidance as to how professionals can better understand, search for, and evaluate different resources. We will then present information regarding clinical integration of technologies including working technology into one’s workflow, introduction technologies into clinical care, using technologies in support of a treatment plan, reviewing data collected through these resources, and documenting the use of technologies in clinical records. We will close with a discussion of some emerging technologies in the behavioral and mental health space to provide practitioners with some ideas of what to expect in this rapidly developing and evolving field.

David Mandell Recorded Webinar: Changing Practice and Outcomes in Low-Resource Public Schools

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Abstract: 

The science of behavior change in children with autism is well developed and sophisticated. The science and practice of changing the behavior of educators to increase their use of evidence-based practices lags far behind, however. Nowhere is this more evident than in low-resource public schools, where poor pre-service training, school resources, and organizational culture and climate all can contribute to inadequate implementation of evidence-based practices. In these situations, traditional consultation and training practices often don’t result in desired change. In this presentation, I describe a 10-year public-academic partnership and line of research in Philadelphia through which we have developed the science and practice of supporting public school teachers working under difficult circumstances.

Kim Mueser and Susan McGurk Recorded Webinar: The Thinking Skills for Work Programs: Cognitive Enhancement and Employment for People with Serious Mental Illness

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Abstract: This presentation will: 1) sum up findings of approximately 40 randomized, controlled trials evaluating the effects of cognitive rehabilitation on cognitive outcomes in SMI; 2) demonstrate the basics of cognitive training programs, including cognitive practice software, strategy coaching, meta cognitive strategies, and compensatory strategies; 3) provide examples of the generalization of cognitive task practice to performance of work tasks; 4) describe the Thinking Skills for Work Program, a cognitive enhancement program that is integrated with supported employment, and contains 5 specific components, including assessment, cognitive task practice, individualized self-management strategies, job search planning, and job support consultation.

Andrew Christensen Recorded Webinar: Acceptance and change in couple therapy: Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy

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Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) is an evidence-based approach to the treatment of couples developed by Andrew Christensen from UCLA and the late Neil S. Jacobson from the University of Washington. IBCT is integrative in that it brings together the twin goals of emotional acceptance and behavior change. Also, it integrates a variety of treatment strategies under a consistent behavioral theoretical framework. IBCT is part of what some have called the “third wave” of behavior therapy.  Like other so-called “third wave behavior therapies” like ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), it focuses on inner experience as well as overt, concrete behavioral change. It is adaptable for same sex as well as different sex couples as well as couples from diverse cultural backgrounds.  Several clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of IBCT. It has been adopted by the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs as one of their empirically supported treatments for couples; extensive efforts to train VA therapists in IBCT have continued since 2010, with positive results. IBCT has also been adapted into an online program, www.OurRelationship.com by Brian Doss and Andrew Christensen; a recent clinical trial showed the effectiveness of that program. Currently, a nationwide study is evaluating the impact of this treatment for low income families in the United States.  In this webinar, Christensen will provide an introduction to IBCT. 

Ari Lowell & Marco Bongioanni Recorded Webinar: Working with Military Service Members and Veterans: Assessment and Cultural Competency 101

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Military veterans and service members currently serving are seeking community mental health in greater numbers than ever before. Yet, many community providers lack awareness and understanding of military culture, and may not feel competent to adequately assess their problems and needs. This webinar provides a basic overview of military culture, to include examination of its explicit and implicit elements, how to interact with military veterans and service members, as well as a review of key assessment areas, techniques, and strategies. 

Ed Watkins Recorded Webinar: Rumination-Focused CBT for Depression and Anxiety

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Rumination has been identified as a core process in the maintenance and onset of depression (Nolen-Hoeksema, 1991; 2000) and as a possible transdiagnostic mechanism contributing to co-morbidity (Harvey et al., 2004; Nolen-Hoeksema & Watkins, 2011). Furthermore, rumination seems to be a difficult-to-treat symptom, which is associated with poorer outcomes for psychological therapy. This webinar will illustrate how the CBT approach can be modified to reduce rumination in chronic, recurrent and residual depression and co-morbid anxiety, using new approaches derived from clinical experience and experimental research. A programme of research by Dr Watkins has suggested that the thinking style adopted during rumination can determine whether it has helpful or unhelpful consequences on social problem solving (Watkins & Moulds, 2005) and emotional processing (Watkins, 2004, 2008). This experimental work has inspired a novel approach to treating depression, called Rumination-focused CBT, which focuses on changing the process of thinking, rather than simply changing the content of thinking, in order to be more effective in successfully reducing rumination and treating depression (Watkins, 2016). There is now empirical backing for the efficacy of this approach for difficult-to-treat patients in terms of a randomised controlled trial funded by NARSAD (Watkins et al., 2011; Watkins, 2015). Moreover, a recent trial of group RFCBT has found that it outperformed standard group CBT for outpatient depression (Hvennegard et al., 2019). 

R. Kathryn McHugh Recorded Webinar: Effective Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Recognition, Referral and Treatment

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Abstract:

In 2017, over 47,000 people died of opioid overdose, continuing the more than 2-decade trend of unabated escalation of opioid-related fatalities. In addition, over 2 million people suffer from opioid use disorder, with many more misusing heroin or prescription opioid analgesics. The scope of this problem requires response from the entire healthcare system, including mental health clinicians. The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of effective treatment for opioid use disorder as well as practical guidance on preventing and detecting opioid misuse and making appropriate referrals. Topics reviewed will include a description of evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorder, assessment and identification of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder, resources for referral, and the role of behavior therapy in the treatment of opioid use disorder. 

Robert Meyers Recorded Webinar: Introduction to Conducting Psychological Assessments in Federal Immigration Cases

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In today’s heated political climate, unauthorized immigrants living in the United States are increasingly the focus for capture and deportation. Congress, in establishing the immigration laws of this nation, has provided for a number of exceptions to deportation when the foreign national is in the country without legal status. Three of these exceptions include when the foreign national: suffers spousal abuse at the hands of a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (Violence Against Women Act); faces immediate danger or death (political asylum); or, if a qualified family member would suffer extreme hardship as a result of the removal of the foreign national. Psychologists can play a significant role in these cases by conducting assessments and providing evaluations and expert testimony. This introductory workshop will give a brief review of the immigration laws and the professional role(s) of a psychologist in an immigration case. This cursory introduction to this area will, hopefully, inspire you to learn more about how you can participate in this legal and ethical process, and to include work as a “forensic psychologist” in your professional toolbox.

David Rosmarin Recorded Webinar: Spirituality, Religion & Cognitive Behavior Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know

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The vast majority of CBT clinicians receive no training in how to broach spiritual matters with patients, and many never inquire about this domain at all (Rosmarin, Green, Pirutinsky & McKay, 2013). These limitations are significant considering that more than nine in ten Americans believe in God (Gallup Poll, 2011) and the statistical majority of psychotherapy patients wish to discuss spirituality in treatment (Rose, Westefeld, & Ansley, 2001). Based on current research this workshop will present an easy-to-understand framework for CBT clinicians to conceptualize the relevance of spirituality/religion to a variety of mental health concerns. Attendees will also learn how to implement a brief CBT-based assessment of spirituality/religion in clinical practice.

Angela Fang Recorded Webinar: Neuroscience-Informed CBT: Bridging the Gap Between Basic Brain Findings and Clinical Care

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Perhaps the most critical problem facing our discipline today is the lack of understanding of why some individuals do not benefit fully from treatment. Indeed, we have no reliable predictors of treatment outcome for people presenting for psychological treatment. This accords with evidence from recent meta-analyses indicating that approximately half of patients in treatment studies do not achieve clinical remission. Neuroscience offers a set of tools that may help solve this problem. The goal of this webinar is to describe specific ways that integrating neuroscience in our work as researchers and clinicians may improve clinical care and enhance the efficacy of CBT. Specific topics that will be addressed include: the promises and challenges of neuroprediction, role of neurocognitive interventions in the context of CBT, and enhancement of neuroscience literacy in clinical psychology training programs. 

Denise Sloan Recorded Webinar: Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A brief treatment approach

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent and debilitating disorder. Although effective treatments for PTSD have been identified, there are barriers to both delivering and receiving these treatments. From the patient perspective, the treatments are time consuming (e.g., number of sessions and between session assignments), which accounts for high dropout rates (i.e., 36%). From the provider perspective, the treatments involve substantial training to be able to effectively deliver the intervention and the time required to prepare for treatment sessions serves as an additional barrier (Finley et al., 2015).  Written Exposure Therapy (WET) represents an alternative, evidence-based PTSD treatment approach that is efficient and associated with low treatment dropout rates (e.g., less than 10%). Moreover, WET has been found to be non-inferior relative to the more time intensive Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), with significantly lower dropout rates relative to CPT. This webinar describes the development of WET, efficacy findings support its use, and provides recommendations for the types of patients for whom WET might be most appropriate.

Charity Wilkinson-Truong Recorded Webinar: Exposure Therapy Basics – Getting Started

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Exposure therapy has existed for nearly 100 years. Exposure has a robust body of evidence to demonstrate its use for anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Exposure is not only a highly effective treatment; research has shown that it is well tolerated and has lasting results. Despite this, exposure treatment may be difficult to obtain. Therapists rarely use exposure therapy. Many cite fear of using exposure due to lack of training to properly administer the treatment. Additionally, myths about exposure therapy have endured. This training will provide psychologists with the tools that they need to begin using exposure in their practice.

This training will begin by addressing unhelpful myths about exposure to help reduce therapist fears. Participants will learn about emotional processing theory and inhibitory learning theory and how these apply to real world clinical settings. Exposure will be demonstrated through a series of videos and instruction.

Participants will also learn to provide a rationale for exposure that is understandable to clients. Methods for creating exposures will be demonstrated. Participants will also learn how to conduct exposures during therapy sessions and assign home practice. Avoidance and safety behaviors that maintain and worsen symptoms will also be discussed.

Common errors made by therapists who are new to using exposure, such as delaying or avoiding treatment for fear of client distress will also be discussed. Finally, goals for therapy and maintenance of improvement will also be reviewed.

Ricardo F. Muñoz Recorded Webinar: Disseminating evidence-based interventions globally: On Digital Apothecaries and Massive Open Online Interventions

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Abstract: Most people in need of behavioral health interventions locally, nationally, and globally, do not have access to evidence-based interventions because of fear of stigma, financial or time cost, unavailability of trained providers, or unavailability of providers with appropriate language or cultural expertise.  Digital interventions (web-based interventions, mobile apps, wearable sensors, and other technological advances) have been tested in randomized controlled trials and found to be effective for a number of health and mental health conditions. Most of these interventions are based on cognitive-behavioral approaches found effective in face-to-face modalities.  This webinar will present an overview of digital interventions that have been found effective for several common health conditions, such as depression, smoking, and eating disorders. The webinar will describe the concept of Digital Apothecaries (online repositories of evidence-based digital interventions) and Massive Open Online Interventions (MOOIs, similar to Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs), and the important differences between consumable and non-consumable interventions.  

Amelia Aldao Recorded Webinar: Helping Clients Transition to the New Normal

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As restrictions to physical distancing begin to lift in the coming months, we are all facing an unprecedented situation: on the one hand, we will be “going back to normal,” but, on the other one, much has changed over the past few months, so we will actually living in a “new normal.” This juxtaposition of familiar and new can be the source of much anxiety and distress, but it can also represent an opportunity to redefine ourselves and grow. As therapists, we have a unique opportunity to help our clients not only cope with these changes, but also thrive in the face of this new life we’re about to start. In this webinar, I will discuss an emotion-focused CBT approach for helping clients manage surges in anxiety (e.g., worries about resuming in-person interactions, heightened fears of contamination, agoraphobic concerns, existential anxiety, hopelessness) and adopt a values-based approach to re-envision their lives (e.g., career, relationships, health). I will review a transdiagnostic approach, since clients might experience concerns that are not necessarily aligned with their current diagnosis (e.g., someone with social anxiety might become preoccupied with contamination). It will be highly interactive (so come prepared with questions!) and we’ll also tackle self-care as therapists.

Riana Elyse Anderson Recorded Webinar: Healing racial trauma: Focusing on racial socialization as a CBT strategy for Black youth

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For Black youth and adults, prolonged exposure to racial discrimination has resulted in debilitating psychological, behavioral, and health outcomes. To help their children prepare for and prevent the deleterious consequences of discrimination, many Black parents utilize racial socialization, or communication about racialized experiences. And, while racial socialization strategies correspond with several CBT strategies widely used by clinicians, there is a critical gap between what Black families do to mitigate discriminatory distress and what clinicians and providers offer Black youth. As such, training clinicians to more effectively utilize racial socialization processes and develop such skills to help Black youth and parents heal from the effects of past, current, and future racial trauma is important. Greater racial socialization competency is proposed as achievable through intentional and mindful practice, thus, this symposium will explore theories and practices important in the healing processes of racial trauma for Black families, clinicians, and researchers alike, especially in times of exceptional stress (e.g., COVID-19).

William Shunkamolah Recorded Webinar:The art and science of ethical practice in Native communities: A Native Psychologist’s Perspective

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Abstract:
This webinar provides clinicians with an introductory examination of factors that influence ethical decision making in the treatment of American Indian clients utilizing examples and vignettes based upon the experiences of a Native psychologist. An overview of the Society of Indian Psychologist commentary on the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists will also be utilized to assist clinicians with self-assessment and considerations when initiating services with an individual client or in a Native community.

Cory F. Newman, Ph.D. Recorded Webinar: Supervision Essentials for Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy

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Abstract

Drawing on findings from evidence-based programs of CBT supervision, this presentation will highlight the essential contents and processes of CBT supervision. The following sub-topics will be described: (1) The supervisory relationship, (2) the chief responsibilities and teaching methods of a CBT supervisor, (3) promoting ethical behavior and cross-cultural sensitivity in supervisees, (4) helping supervisees to conceptualize cases to assist in their use of techniques, and (5) providing feedback and formal evaluations in a timely, constructive manner. Multi-modal aspects of the methods of supervision will be highlighted, including the use of readings, audio-visual recordings, role-modeling, and role-playing. This webinar is designed for early career professionals who anticipate or have recently commenced providing CBT supervision, as well as more experienced CBT supervisors looking for a refresher course.

Martin La Roche, Ph.D. Live Webinar: Cultural Psychotherapy: Concepts, Interventions and Telepsychiatry

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Abstract

During 2020, the twin pandemics of COVID 19 and social unrest exposed significant socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities within the United States. Unfortunately, psychotherapy has often reflected these disparities. If psychotherapy is to remain meaningful and credible it needs to be inclusive of the needs and characteristics of all, not just of a privileged few. Cultural Psychotherapy addresses this issue by underscoring how our interventions/relationships and who we are is embedded within socio-economic cultural contexts that confine our relationships and meanings. In this presentation Cultural Psychotherapy’s integrative and systematic model is underscored describing its specific applications. The three treatment phases are depicted, highlighting how they are used to address patients’ symptoms and to empower them to transform unjust socioeconomic contexts.

Anti Racism Panel Recorded Webinar: Enough talk, more action: Exploring ways to be actively anti-racist across professional domains in our work as mental health professionals

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Abstract:

Recent widely publicized incidents of police brutality targeting Black people have helped to expose the depth and breadth of racism in our society. As a result, considerable attention has been placed across our academic institutions and organizations in the past few months on providing guidance and facilitating dialogue around the impacts of racism on clinical practice, teaching curricula, research pursuits, and professional/hiring patterns within our field. However, it is crucial we recognize that the occurrence of racism within our society, and our field, has been ever-present for Black and brown individuals for decades preceding the more recent media attention on these issues. Further, there is growing recognition that simply not being overtly racist is neither acceptable nor sufficient to achieve equity, but many people are not aware of the many opportunities they have to actively promote equity and inclusion in their work as mental health professionals. Thus, this panel will discuss ways that attendees can be actively anti-racist across a range of roles: as clinicians, educators, administrators, and researchers. This panel consists of four experts in the field with a range of expertise across these professional domains, who will share specific examples, strategies, and tools to pursue an actively anti-racist agenda in our professional pursuits. This panel is relevant to everyone in the field of mental health, regardless of training level, area of focus, and professional roles. It provides an important dialogue to ensure that efforts to move the needle in terms of inclusion and equity fall on every single one of us in the field, instead of just a few.

Shawn C.T. Jones Recorded Webinar: Leveraging diverse family systems to promote dignity and prepare for discrimination: Racial socialization for Black youth

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Abstract:

Keniston (1978) asserted that Black youth are “the most endangered children in our society.” Indeed, Black children and teens are exposed to myriad risks, particularly those that emanate from the legacy of racism in this country. Yet, despite historical deficit-oriented narratives concerning them, Black youth—and their families—have continued to demonstrate positive psychosocial outcomes. Moreover, assisting diverse family structures in cogently providing racial socialization may optimize the historical psychosocial protection of this racially-relevant factor. In this presentation, conceptual and empirical work on mechanisms undergirding the salutary benefit of familial racial socialization will be discussed. Specifically, mixed-methods (i.e., survey, observation, interview) research will be presented that addresses how diverse families of Black youth navigate teaching their children about race.  This presentation will conclude with a discussion of ongoing and future research, including how both experimental and prospective studies can serve to promote the resiliency of Black youth.

Wei-Chin Hwang Recorded Webinar: Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Americans: From Depression to Anti-Asian Discrimination

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Abstract:

What are cultural adaptations? How do we culturally adapt psychotherapy in a clinically sound and evidence-based manner? This workshop discusses how culture influences mental health processes and identifies areas for cultural adaptation when working with Asian Americans. Top-down and bottom-up frameworks created to culturally modify therapy will be provided. In addition, I will present concrete examples from a culturally adapted treatment manual that I developed and tested in a randomized controlled trial with depressed Chinese Americans. Finally, I will discuss the rising tide of xenophobia and violence towards Asian Americans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide recommendations for how to address these issues in treatment. The goal of this workshop is to gain both breadth and depth of understanding, as well develop practical clinical tools for use with diverse populations.

No CE Credit Recorded Webinars

Patricia Resick Recorded Webinar: Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: The purpose of this webinar is to review five studies of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD with regard to the efficacy with clients who have a history of child sexual abuse or child physical abuse. Therapists often wonder if trauma-focused therapies are appropriate for clients with childhood trauma histories or whether they need other stabilization therapy before starting to work on their trauma. In the case of these studies, clients were recruited from the community or referred by therapists and had PTSD with or with childhood trauma histories. The webinar will describe the components of CPT and then will describe the studies chronologically including the control conditions for four randomized controlled trials and one program evaluation study conducted at a VA hospital. The webinar will end with a discussion of the implications of these studies, will provide information on resources on CPT and will allow time for audience questions.

James Herbert Recorded Webinar: ACT (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: Over the past decade, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has rapidly grown in popularity. As an applied arm of a field known as contextual behavioral science, ACT is a psychotherapy model that is at once quite familiar to more traditional cognitive behavior therapists in some respects, yet also strikingly different in other ways. A substantial body of research supports the effectiveness of ACT for a wide range of psychological conditions, with a growing literature also supporting its theorized mechanisms of action. This webinar will provide an overview of the ACT model, including its underlying philosophy of science, its theoretical basis, and its technical applications. Typical ACT interventions will be reviewed, including how these can be applied in conjunction with well-established behavioral approaches. Similarities and differences between ACT and more traditional forms of CBT will also be explored.

Anne Marie Albano Recorded Webinar: Adolescent Anxiety (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:  Anxiety is expected during adolescence, as teenagers transition from childhood to the independence of young adulthood.  For some, anxiety interferes with achieving goals resulting in stalled development.  Certain parent-adolescent interactions may hinder a healthy transition to adulthood.  Such interactions involve the parents’ perception that the anxious adolescent is incapable of handling responsibilities.  Parents may control tasks and responsibilities, intending to prevent missed opportunities for advancement.  This prevents learning problem solving, complex social-interpersonal skills, and self-regulation that are necessary for healthy and productive adult functioning.  Dr. Albano will review the role of development in adolescents and ways in which anxiety interferes with achieving adolescent to adult transition milestones.  A new treatment model, focused on goals in managing anxiety and achieving developmental goals is presented.  Central to the treatment are CBT strategies to involve parents in helping adolescents transition to adulthood while learning to master anxiety and related emotions.

Allison Harvey Recorded Webinar: CBT for Insomnia (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:

Sleep disturbance is a highly significant psychological health problem. There is an established evidence base indicating that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a powerful intervention for many sleep disturbances, even when the sleep disturbance is co-morbid with another psychiatric or medical disorder. This webinar will provide an overview of case conceptualization, CBT-I and cognitive therapy approaches, all within a transdiagnostic framework.

Steven Hayes Recorded Webinar: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: This webinar will briefly review the key elements of the ACT model for anxiety disorder. I will emphasize how ACT support and vitalize the work of CBT practitioners, so that you can take elements of the model and integrate them with your preferred style of work with this population.

Dennis Tirch Recorded Webinar: Compassion Focused Therapy (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:  Recent advances in CBT theory and practice have suggested that compassion may be a significant, active process in psychotherapy effectiveness (Baer, 2010; Hofman et. al., 2011; Goetz et. al., 2010; Neff et. al.; 2007).  As a result, cognitive behavioral technologies are emerging, which aim to directly train clients to develop mindfulness and compassion (Neff & Germer, 2011; Gilbert, 2009; Tirch, 2012).  This webinar will introduce participants to the theory and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) (Gilbert, 2009).  CFT is based upon empirically supported CBT processes, affective neuroscience, evolutionary science, and meditation disciplines.  CFT techniques are easily integrated with other CBT tools, such as exposure and response prevention and cognitive reappraisal or defusion.  During this webinar, participants will learn how CFT practices may be used to help clients with psychological disorders.  CFT aims to help clients develop a range of skills and attributes that emerge from our compassionate mode of mind; including self-compassionate motivation, attention, emotion, cognition and behavior.  This approach has great utility in the treatment of anxiety, as it specifically targets the regulation of our threat-detection system through systematic mental training in mindful compassion.  Participants will learn the CFT evolutionary model, including the nature of our three basic emotion regulation systems, and how to apply this theory in practical ways to case formulation and intervention strategies for treating anxiety.  Through didactic instruction and experiential exercises, participants will learn key skills include the use of compassion focused imagery, building the compassionate self, and compassionate exposure.

Barbara McCrady Recorded Webinar: Substance Abuse (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:

Alcohol and other substance use disorders (AUDs and other SUDs) are among the most prevalent problems seen in outpatient medical and mental health practices.  Cognitive behavior therapy is one efficacious approach to treating these client problems.  The CBT model includes motivational enhancement techniques, the use of functional analysis to organize coping skills oriented treatment, and additional relapse prevention techniques to maintain change.  The implementation of the treatment with voluntary, relatively high functioning clients can be straightforward, but clinical challenges are the rule rather than the exception.  Clinical issues include dealing with client ambivalence about change; developing a positive therapeutic alliance with certain clients; selection of drinking goals; difficulty with attaining abstinence or specific moderate drinking goals; and managing other social and psychological problems.  Clients who are mandated to treatment and those with low educational attainment present additional challenges, as does the integration of CBT with other client experiences such as AA or NA involvement.  In this webinar, Dr. McCrady will overview the CBT model, and then present clinical strategies for managing specific client challenges.  A case example will be used to illustrate the approach.

Alec Miller Recorded Webinar: DBT for Adolescents (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:

DBT is the leading evidence-based treatment for suicidal adults diagnosed with BPD. Recently, treatment researchers have found empirical support for the adaptation and application of DBT to self-harming multi-problem adolescents and their families.  In addition, DBT is being applied to elementary, middle and high school students in a variety of school settings.  This presentation will highlight the recent empirical findings that support the application of DBT to self-harming adolescents and their families.  In addition, the presenter will describe the rationale and various formats of school-based DBT.  Special consideration is paid to the relevance of the biosocial theory within the school context.  Lastly, the presentation will introduce some skills that have been expanded upon to address some of problems that arise when treating adolescents and their family members.

Jonathan Abramowitz Recorded Webinar: OCD (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous condition with a seemingly infinite variety of obsessional themes and ritualistic behaviors.  Even the most experienced clinicians can feel bewildered when trying to assess, conceptualize, and use cognitive-behavioral treatment techniques (e.g., exposure and response prevention) for such a dizzying array symptoms. The wide variability in obsessions and compulsions, however, can be distilled down to four symptom dimensions or subtypes: (a) contamination, (b) fears of responsibility for harm and mistakes, (c) the need for order and completeness, and (d) unacceptable/taboo obsessions.  This work has paved the way for the development of “dimension specific” cognitive-behavioral assessment and treatment strategies.  This workshop will introduce participants to an empirically supported dimensional approach to assessing and treating OCD symptoms that maximizes efficiency when working with clients. New empirically-informed strategies for assessing symptom severity and conducting a functional (behavioral) analysis for each symptom dimension will be discussed.  The bulk of the workshop will focus on how to integrate and apply exposure, response prevention, and cognitive therapy techniques for each of the four OCD symptom dimensions.  Common pitfalls in providing these treatments will also be covered.

Zindel Segal Recorded Webinar: Mindfulness (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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ABSTRACT:

Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the  present moment and non-judgmentally to things as they are.  Recent empirical reviews support the efficacy of mindfulness training in reducing depressive and anxious symptoms, largely through targeting rumination, worry and other forms of elaborative emotional regulation.  The heart of this work lies in acquainting clients with the modes of mind that often characterize emotional disorders while simultaneously inviting them to develop a new relationship to these modes.  Integrating experiential exercises and formal presentation, this webinar will provide an overview of the research and clinical rationales for introducing mindfulness meditation into your clinical work.  Discussion will focus on  ways to  enhance client access to three elements that all mindfulness practices share in common; awareness, present moment and acceptance, the role of the therapist’s own practice of mindfulness as determining competence in this approach and deciding  between offering a structured mindfulness group intervention or simply sprinkling specific mindfulness practices into your ongoing individual therapy work with clients.

Katherine Shear Recorded Webinar: Complicated Grief (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:  About 2.5 million people die every year in the United States alone, and 60 million worldwide. Estimating an average of three very close friends and relatives means at least 7.5 million people are bereaved yearly in the United States and 177 million people are bereaved every year around the world. The death of a loved one is a uniquely challenging life experience - one of the most difficult a person can face - yet most people find a way to come to terms with the loss, reshape their relationship with the person who died and restore a sense of meaning and purpose in their own lives. However, for an important subgroup mourning is derailed, leading to development of complicated grief (CG). CG can be reliably identified and is associated with substantial distress and impairment, including a high risk for suicidal ideation and behavior. Research suggests that people suffering in this way respond to a targeted treatment that addresses grief complications and also supports and revitalizes the natural healing process. The purpose of this webinar is to describe CG, discuss ICD11 and other criteria for the condition and to outline the development and testing of a targeted psychotherapy, along with some study results. 

Lizabeth Roemer Recorded Webinar: GAD (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: Acceptance-based behavioral therapies (e.g., Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) have demonstrated efficacy in both reducing symptoms and promoting quality of life in a wide range of clinical disorders. Principles and strategies from these approaches have been adapted to develop an acceptance-based behavior therapy (ABBT) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which has demonstrated efficacy in reducing GAD, worry, depressive symptoms, and comorbid diagnoses, while also increasing quality of life. This treatment approach is grounded in behavioral principles and draws on traditional cognitive behavioral, as well as acceptance-based, strategies. This webinar will begin with presentation of an evidence-based conceptual model that can be used to understand GAD and comorbid disorders and to guide the flexible delivery of treatment. A range of clinical strategies that can be used to target the central elements of this model (a critical, entangled relationship with internal experiences, experiential avoidance, and restricted engagement in meaningful aspects of one’s life) will be described. This will include a progression of mindfulness exercises that help clients learn to pay attention in the present moment with compassion toward their internal experiences. Methods to help clients clarify what matters to them and more fully engage in their lives will also be presented.  The webinar will also present relapse prevention strategies to help clients maintain their newly learned habitual patterns of responding and revisit these skills as they face new challenges in their lives.

Elissa Brown Recorded Webinar: CBT for Traumatized Youth (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: Dozens of randomized trials over the past two decades have established trauma-specific cognitive behavioral therapies as efficacious for children exposed to violence and disaster.  Trauma-specific CBTs have resulted in significant reductions in PTSD, depression, and externalizing behavior problems in preschoolers, children, and adolescents who have been sexually abused, physically abused, exposed to intimate partner violence, and terrorism/disasters.  Trauma-specific CBTS that include caregivers also have shown improvements in parenting skills and caregiver stress.  Dr. Elissa Brown, Director of the Child HELP (Heal, Empower, Learn, Prevent) Partnership, a program dedicated to protecting children from violence and its mental health impact, will be conducting a webinar on trauma-specific CBTs for families.  Dr. Brown is a certified trainer for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a co-developer of Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Dr. Brown will provide an overview of treatment goals and associated components, including: (1) engagement and psychoeducation, (2) building coping skills, (3) parent training for caregivers, (4) imaginal exposure for youth, and (5) conjoint sessions with children and their caregivers to improve communication, particularly about the trauma, and enhance family problem solving.  Case examples will be integrated into the presentation.  Resources for further training and education will be provided.

Donna Sudak Recorded Webinar: Supervision (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: This webinar will provide an overview of the evidence about supervision and evidence-informed practices in supervision. You will learn effective ways to form supervisory relationships, establish learning goals with supervisee and conceptualization in mind, and identify competency measures. The workshop will pay specific attention to principals of adult learning and skill training. Strategies for giving effective feedback will be discussed, and practical methods of managing group supervision detailed.

Jacqueline B. Persons Recorded Webinar: Overcoming Treatment Failure (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: All psychotherapists have the experience of working with clients who fail to make progress. Dr. Persons presents a model of clinical work that helps the clinician handle this common problem in an ethical and effective manner. The model is an evidence-based case formulation-driven approach that calls for the therapist to provide informed consent at the outset of treatment to let the patient know that the therapist will not continue treatment unless it is effective, monitor progress in every session, pursue a systematic strategy to attempt to overcome lack of progress when it occurs, and bring treatment to a close when treatment failure cannot be overcome.

In this webinar, Dr. Persons focuses on one part of the model: the clinician’s efforts to overcome treatment failure. Dr. Persons will walk clinicians through an exercise that will help them identify factors that may contribute to treatment failure in one of their own cases, and action items they can take to try to overcome the failure. Participants are asked to bring to the webinar a case they are treating that is not making progress (the exercise will not require the clinician to share any information about the case). Dr. Persons will ask participants for permission to contact them by e-mail after the webinar to evaluate the effects of the webinar training on the clinician’s practice, including to learn whether the clinician was able to implement the action items identified in the session. 

Terence Keane Recorded Webinar: PTSD (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:   This program is designed for practitioners working with patients who have been exposed to life-threatening or traumatic events and who develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is one of the most prevalent of all psychological disorders and is being more readily recognized in clinical practices worldwide. Participants will learn contemporary methods for assessing patients with PTSD and will also learn current models for screening for PTSD in primary care, mental health, and substance abuse clinics. Changes and implications of the newest edition of the DSM will comprise a portion of the webinar; modifications of the structured instruments for the measurement of PTSD will be reviewed especially with respect to their use in clinical and clinical research settings. A conceptual model that guides our clinical work will be described and explained. And, finally, treatments with a significant evidence base will be discussed and reviewed and future directions for improving access and mitigating barriers to care for those with this disabling condition will be presented.

Simon Rego Recorded Webinar: Social Media in Dissemination (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: The rapid rise of social media over the past decade has created numerous potential benefits to clinical psychologists, including increased ease in connecting and collaborating professionally with the media as well as increased opportunities for direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing – both of which can aid in the dissemination of information to the general public. However, despite the fact that Internet users continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site, many psychologists have been slow to embrace this movement and, as a result, now feel anxious, confused, and overwhelmed when they think about getting started (i.e., what we might think of as social media phobia)! These feelings appear to be connected to an unfamiliarity about how it all works (e.g., the websites and the technology behind them) and an uncertainty about the potential benefits of using this technology.  As a result, this webinar will seek to help attendees treat their social media phobia by providing an overview of the social media movement, reviewing the major social media websites, addressing the ethical issues and risks involved, providing examples of the potential benefits, and offering guidance, tips, and examples of how to get started on various social media platforms. 

Todd Farchione Recorded Webinar: An Introduction to the Unified Protocol (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:

This webinar will provide clinicians with an introduction to the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP; Barlow et al., 2011). We will briefly review the theoretical background and efficacy data supporting this transdiagnostic intervention; however, the presentation will primarily focus on the clinical application of the UP’s primary therapeutic cognitive-behavioral components (including mindfulness, cognitive reappraisal, and exposure). Attendees are expected to gain a better understanding of the UP and how this innovative protocol can be effectively applied in their clinical practice. Case examples will be used to illustrate how the core treatment modules can be successfully applied transdiagnostically to anxiety and related disorders.

Robin Gurwitch Recorded Webinar: Military Families and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract

Approximately two million children have been impacted by parental deployments associated with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The majority of these children are under the age of eight years yet few intervention services are available for the young child. The Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health stated, “The system of care of psychological health that has evolved over recent decades is insufficient to meet the needs of today’s forces and their beneficiaries and will not be sufficient to meet their needs in the future.” As EBTs are adapted, it is essential to maintain fidelity to treatment models to determine if outcomes seen in civilian populations can be replicated. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is one evidenced-based practice that is currently being adapted to address the gap in serving military families with very young children. The webinar will review the stressors common in military families at all phases of development and will summarize current research on the impact of deployment on young children and families. The presentation will give a brief overview Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and how it is being adapted for military families. Findings from a small pilot study with Army families will be shared. The webinar will conclude with current efforts to disseminate PCIT for use with military families and suggested next steps to better serve those who have given so much.

Mary Fristad Recorded Webinar: Evidence Based Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Youth (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract: Until recently, bipolar disorder was rarely diagnosed in youth. Now diagnostic rates have exploded and “bipolar” is the most common diagnosis for psychiatrically hospitalized youth. There is concern that bipolar disorder is being over-diagnosed and over-medicated in children. Fortunately, there has been a surge of evidence about the validity of carefully diagnosed bipolar in youths, along with better evidence-based tools for assessment and treatment. This mini-workshop provides a brief overview of evidence-based assessment of bipolar disorder in youth and available biological interventions, emphasizing what non-prescribing clinicians need to know about these treatments. The majority of the mini-workshop focuses on how to conceptualize comprehensive care and delineates specific therapeutic techniques. Therapeutic techniques taught come from the individual-family and multi-family versions of psychoeducational psychotherapy (IF-PEP, MF-PEP), one of the most promising evidence-based approaches to managing mood disorders in youth. Treatment techniques include: learning about the disorder and its treatment, differentiating the child from the disorder, building emotion regulation “tool kits,” CBT fundamentals, problem solving, verbal and nonverbal skill enhancement, improving “healthy habits” (sleep hygiene, eating and exercise), navigating the mental health and school systems to build more effective treatment teams, changing maladaptive family patterns, and specific symptom management strategies.

Amy Tishelman Recorded Webinar: Working with LGBT Adolescents (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:

Our society is changing in dramatic ways in recognizing the diversity of sexual expression and gender identification that are part of the full human experience.  Mental health professionals have been coming together with medical professionals to provide services for gender variant youth in the past with recent advances made in the approach through specialty, innovative programs.  Dr. Tishelman will provide a foundation for understanding gender diversity and the psychosocial issues that arise for gender diverse youth.  She will bring insight to this webinar from her research and clinical experience in one of the main centers at the forefront of this emerging field.  The webinar provides the basics that are incorporated in training and supervision for medical and mental health professionals and professionals in training. The program is designed to help those professionals and students that wish to gain an initial understanding of the mental health role in serving gender diverse youth with compassion and expertise.  

Barbara Kamholz Recorded Webinar: Title: Context, Considerations, and Curriculum: Training Psychiatry Residents in CBTs (DOES NOT OFFER CE CREDIT)

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Abstract:
CBT Training for Psychiatry residents is mandated by ACGME (ACGME, 2007), and further outlined by the Psychiatry Milestone Project (ACGME & ABPN, 2013). Key competencies for CBT education and practice have also been widely discussed (e.g. Klepac et al., 2012; Newman, 2012; Roth & Piling, 2008), and are at the heart of ABCT’s Academic Training and Education Standards Subcommittee on Doctoral Training Competencies in CBTs.  Further, major CBT-oriented organizations, such as ABCT and ADAA, highlight the importance of interprofessional CBT education, and acknowledge the role of such education in the dissemination of CBTs (e.g., Kamholz et al., 2014). However, implementation of these ideals remains challenging.  Despite increases in the quantity and quality of CBT education for psychiatry residents in recent years, CBT education in psychiatry residencies remains limited (cf. Sudak & Goldberg, 2012). In addition, challenges abound for residents who must learn psychodynamic, supportive, and cognitive-behavioral therapies simultaneously, and while seeing mental health outpatients for the first time. There are also challengers for CBT educators in this arena, as relatively few resources and/or syllabi are available to model training programs, and there appears to be no nationally-consistent standard (formal or informal) for resident CBT education.  This webinar will address goals and possible structures for residency training in CBTs, key factors for consideration in residency training (e.g., educational context, conceptual and practical challenges, mutual benefits, and career trajectories), and assessment of training outcomes.

Podcasts

ABCT makes Podcasts available to visitors of this website to help demonstrate clinical techniques and to illustrate behavioral and cognitive therapies. These podcasts can be used to learn more about CBT, and to help teach CBT.

Administrative Leadership in Psychology

ABCT speaks with Dr. Jeanette Hsu (VA Palo Alto Health Care System), Dr. Simon Rego (Montefiore Medical Center), and Dr. Paula Schnurr (National Center for PTSD) about their administrative leadership roles. Hear these panelists share their experiences and advice for trainees/early career professionals interested in pursuing mental health leadership careers. Video 

Stabilizing Chaos: Fostering Psychological Resilience in the Wake of Adverse Events

Presented by Lata McGinn, Ph.D.Yeshiva University

Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants

In ABCT’s continued effort to support our members, we are offering a free 1-hour podcast, “Stabilizing Chaos: Fostering Psychological Resilience in the Wake of Adverse Events.” It is our hope that this information will be of assistance as we partner to meet the increased mental health needs of our community. The COVID-19 pandemic, the economic downturn, and the racist killing of George Floyd have led to national crises and have impacted all of our lives in unprecedented ways. For many in our communities, including essential workers and those who have lost family and friends as a result of the virus, the risk for trauma exposure is high. This podcast will offer practical strategies rooted in Psychological First Aid (PFA), an evidence-based approach for fostering resilience, helping people effectively cope in the aftermath of a trauma, and preventing the development of pathological symptoms. The webinar will also describe maladaptive coping that increases the chances of developing pathological symptoms, and present CBT strategies that prevent onset of symptoms and help individuals adaptively cope with chronic stress. The goal of this webinar is to support clinicians to feel prepared to navigate the increase in trauma exposure and chronic stress that their clients may soon be, or already are, experiencing. Participants will learn common trauma reactions, risk and resilience factors, the components of PFA, how to apply PFA and other CBT principles during these crises in a virtual setting.

Please note that this webinar will not be eligible for CE credit.

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Surviving a Dangerous Time and Preparing for a Better One

Dean McKay takes us through a tour of the landscape fraught with peril, uncertainty, and the kinds of triggers that make OCD so difficult. CDC tips on handwashing are excellent for the general population, but how is that different from what an OCD sufferer experiences? In this video McKay talks about defending against the unseen risk, the added pressures of increased uncertainty, and ways we can manage. There’s even commentary on the unrealistically optimistic. Video read more

Understanding Emetephobia

Sometimes the things that scare us are so far removed, so long ago, so remote, we can’t remember when was the last time. And so it can be for the Fear of Vomiting, or emetephobia. Some people have spent so long, and been so successful at, avoiding vomiting that they couldn’t tell you the last time they actually did it. But the fear is so strong as to control one’s life, restricting the kinds, or amounts, of food or avoiding those things, like roller coasters or airplanes, that might trigger queasiness. Schmuel Fischler has strategies to share, as well as putting emetephobia in context.

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Scrupulosity

One of the little corners of OCD that afflicts some people is this need to be precise in one or more ways, whether it’s prayer (was I earnest enough?) or conversation (did I give enough credit to my assistant, without whom none of this would have been possible?) or the grocery store. Scrupulosity is yet another way OCD attempts to exercise control, although, try as we might, it’s never quite enough.

Listen to Schmuel Fischler as he explains more

OCD

Michael Hickey explains how OCD affects people and how one can go about getting treatment.

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ADHD

Ray DiGiuseppe talks about the history of ADHD and where to find help.

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Confronting School Refusal

Jonathan Dalton explains why kids avoid school and what can be done to help them. He says: “We don’t treat anxiety; we treat avoidance.” My favorite line is “Courage is what you do, not what you feel.”

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ABCT has captured 64 sessions from the convention.

All people who attended the 45th annual ABCT Convention in Toronto as general registrants can take advantage of a special benefit. We captured 64 different sessions at the convention, recording the speakers and their slides. These synched presentations are available, free, to all who registered for the convention. We know you can’t attend everything; you can’t even attend everything in your specialty. To help you get the most out of the convention, attendees can here read more and view any of the captured sessions. You’ll see a panel, and for complete instructions on logging in for the first time, click on “instructions” on the left hand side. Once in, most computers will allow you to stay registered and stay logged in, allowing you to bypass this step. Use the unique number sent to you in a broadcast email.
Those who didn’t attend the convention can take advantage of this, too. We make these sessions available with attractive pricing (even more attractive to members) and you can choose to view one, a series, or the entire collection.

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“Deb Hope, in her presidential address, confronts the effect of gender in studies and the real world.” Viewers can see Dr. Hope, her slides, or both. Audio, video and the PowerPoint slides are available. Click the icons under “Views” in the upper right to toggle between them. Click on the third icon titled ‘contract screen’ to see both video and related slides; click on the other two icons to see slides only or Dr. Hope only. Watch Video

Anne Marie Albano explains how to get involved with ABCT. Collaborations happen at ABCT, from students to presidents.
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An excerpt from: Clinical Grand Rounds: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and the Prevention of Depression. J. Mark G. Williams, University of Oxford. Presented at the ABCT Conference, 2007
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Social Phobias.
Deb Beidel discusses Social Phobias and how CBT can help sufferers.
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Specific phobias are common in children, but parents are often unsure of when or where to seek treatment. Dr. Thomas Ollendick of Virginia Tech, interviewed here by Dr. Susan White, discusses evidence-based treatment options for childhood phobias, suggestions for parents, and tips for determining if a fear is age-appropriate or indicative of a phobia that requires intervention. He also provides up-to-date information on the state of treatment research in this area for clinicians.
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Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide in Children and Adolescents
Click here to learn how identify the signs that your child might be considering suicide or self-injury. There are ways to see who is most vulnerable; and strategies to help.
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Presidential Addresses

Sabine Wilhelm

2018 Presidential Address

Gail Steketee

2017 Presidential Address

Michelle G. Craske

2016 Presidential Address

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzk-RH24L-HJZEhhMVVLVl9GTUU

Jon Abramowitz

2015 Presidential Address

Dean McKay

2014 Presidential Address

Stefan G. Hofmann

2013 Presidential Address

Robert Klepac

2012 Presidential Address

http://www.mediafire.com/watch/jzq1yj32mr1k1sf/ABCT_GN.wmv

CBT Pioneers

CBT is already a mature field, often being the approach someone seeking treatment specifically names, and a young enough field to still have many of the first influential thinkers, researchers, and practitioners among us. We are thus blessed with the ability to ask them about themselves and their approach to the problems that confront many of us. Imagine a world where we got to listen to Darwin outside the Royal Society or to the Wright brothers, and you’ll get a sense of the important of these sessions, and the treat they are to so many of us.

Meet our CBT Pioneers….

Greg Siegle

In a discussion in which he lays out various elements that we do, or can, use to help us better address our patients’ needs, Greg Siegle points to neuroscience, mindfulness, dissemination and implementation, as well as brain mechanisms, and manages to make it all visible, understandable, and come to life.

Talking about neuroscience’s role, he says negative emotions are visible, we can see them: he’s watched a 30-second response to a negative word, uttered in a nanosecond; by showing this to our patients, we show them they are not the sole cause of their negative emotions. Ultimately, we might be able to personalize medicine, finding those who are more likely to respond better to CBT or, even better, find ways to prepare those who might not so that they could better benefit. He hopes we can harmonize the language of psychology, as researchers, clinicians and patients, and industry each use different languages. We should aim to build dissemination and implementation into research so our findings can be used. Talking about ABCT, Siegle said the Association kept him touch with what clinicians care about.

Steven Safren

Steve Safren recounts his work on “Life Steps,” which promotes adherence to taking HIV medicine. In 1996, medicines were becoming available that changed HIV from a death sentence to something manageable, but the drugs were difficult to take, had huge side effects, and had complex dosages. Life Steps helped people break those complex dosages into manageable steps. He notes that this adherence intervention has since been adapted to other areas, include comorbid depression and other mental health problems. And, he says, it’s become the standard of care for Doctors without Borders in their fights against HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

He thinks that what science shows isn’t always practiced. He notes how, when confronted with severe mental health problems, instead of sequencing various solutions, such as medicines and cognitive-behavioral therapy, which science shows is the most effective approach, practitioners might just throw everything at it at once. He is also looking forward to seeing more studies comparing new technologies to in person treatment, to see which has more success for which clients; and hoping to involve CBT in the medical system more effectively.

Patricia Resick

Patricia Resick looks to the future, discussing the potential of technology, not only in treatment where remote sessions are being shown to be as effective as in-camera ones, but also in helping train front-line providers, like the social workers who are often the ones administering most of the treatment that people will receive. She thinks courses in CBT, especially basics, diagnosis, and assessment, could supplement the two years in masters-level training that often doesn’t cover enough.

Russell Barkley

Meet Russell Barkley, who has explored ADHD and its implications for half a century, looking at parental relationships, its effects on executive functioning as well as it long-term health and occupational outcomes. Lately, he’s been studying mortality rates and life expectancy as he has followed ADHD through adulthood, showing it is not only a mental health problem but a health concern as well.

Tom Ollendick

Tom Ollendick talks pediatric anxiety treatments, and especially his early work with one-session treatments that had success rates as high as 75% and long-term success even at 4 years.

Gail Steketee

One of the foremost experts in hoarding, Gail Steketee reflects on her past and psychology’s future. She thinks it essential to find out what works best, for whom, and under what conditions. She believes we need to take advantage of new information available now from our research findings in neuroscience and biology in order to better help people.

Gail thinks that it is important to distinguish when diagnostic categorizing works for us; when the “lumping and splitting we all do as humans is used to best advantage.”

Steve Hollon

One of CBT’s recognized experts in depression, Steve Hollon looks at the landscape in clinical practice today, seeing a need for change. He wants us to use what we know works, not what we know best. He lauds those, like Vikram Patel, who is researching ways to increase access to mental health care in less developed countries, exploring new ways of task shifting.

Alan Kazdin

Alan Kazdin recounts how he came to be a psychologist and discusses where his emphasis is now: studying models of treatment delivery with the idea of completely changing who, and how many, can access treatment. He notes that “most people in need of psychological help receive no treatment.” This is based on current delivery models. He’s hoping to find ways to make delivery scalable and accessible, overcoming the current inherent limits.

Andrew Christensen

Andrew recounts his interesting path from deep South chicken-farming family to Southern California researcher, therapist, and innovator. From “practice dating” and family systems, he’s moved to couples’ conflict and couples’ intervention, studying the push-pull patterns and the roles the partners take. With the late Neil Jacobson, he developed Integrated Couple Behavior Therapy that focuses on understanding broad patterns, causal analysis, and behavioral change and, especially, emotional acceptance.

Esther Deblinger

Esther Deblinger shares her personal and professional journey choosing a career in clinical psychology and focusing her research on helping children and families overcome adversity. Her research in collaboration with colleagues not only led to highly effective evidence-based treatments that are utilized worldwide, but her academic pursuits deepened her understanding of the impact of childhood trauma on her own parents. Her training, research and service efforts continue to be inspired by the resilience she has seen in her parents as well as the many children and families with whom she has worked.

Steve Hayes

Perhaps most famous for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Hayes is equally passionate about social justice and societal concerns and his hope that psychology can leave the protocols behind and focus on the competencies.

When asked about dissemination, he said he hates the word and hates the very idea. We shouldn’t be telling, or showing, he says, but, instead, creating a safe space in which we welcome all to talk about their perspectives before talking about ours. At the same time, Hayes relishes the work of Ronan and Klepac’s Organizational Task Force and wishes we were banging the drums more loudly about their findings.

Art Nezu and Christine Maguth Nezu

Art and Chris have done outstanding work in developing problem solving approaches and specialty competencies in psychology, as well as promoting multiculturalism and diversity within the field. Listen as they discuss early days in art, theatre, and social activism through their fortune telling for the field.

Judy Beck

Listen to Judy Beck as the teacher comes full circle, returning to her roots. It includes fascinating insights, especially a discussion of the principles and fidelity inherent in manuals and the need to conceptualize the patient’s individual needs.

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Transdiagnostic Therapy

David Barlow explores a new approach to therapy: Transdiagnostic Therapeutic Elements that would be applicable across a range of disorders. Watch as he tells us more.

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TEAM Therapy

 

David Burns explores his approach to a patient-focused approach to therapy.

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Phil Kendall, Ph.D.

 

Clinical Grand Rounds, Panels and Series

Clinical Grand Rounds

Our Clinical Grand Rounds series feature internationally renowned master clinicians at work solving the most challenging problems therapists encounter. Take advantage of the videos listed below to observe live clinical interviews with mock clients. Treatment conceptualization and implementation are highlighted. Ideally suited for both individual and classroom learning, these 1 ½ hour tapes show the “how-to” that defines good therapy.

Presidential Panels

In order to commemorate its 40th anniversary in 2006, ABCT convened an unprecedented series of presidential panels. Each of these videos captures rare and fascinating exchanges between past presidents of the association as they chronicle the critical issues that have faced ABCT and the field over the years. Please click on each of the links below for a synopsis of each presidential panel as well as for purchasing information.

Psychotherapy.Net Partnership

psychotherapy.net

Single-User Subscriptions – Psychotherapy.net

www.psychotherapy.net

Psychotherapy articles, videos, interviews with master psychotherapists, continuing education, psychotherapy humor and other professional resources for psychotherapists….

First, there are two subscription plans at http://www.psychotherapy.net/subscriptions :ABCT continues its partnership with Psychotherapy.net, now offering multiple ways to learn from leaders in CBT.

  • (a) Choice Plan (2-Video-per-Month): Subscribers choose two new videos per month to add to your personal video library. These will remain accessible to you in your library as long as you maintain your subscription. Price will be $39/per month, with a 6 month commitment.
  • (b) Unlimited Plan: Subscribers have unlimited access to all our videos (currently 220 titles, and growing). Price will $79/month, with a 6 month commitment.
  • ABCT members enjoy an introductory 25% discount on these subscriptions for the first 6 months, bringing the subscription price down to $29.25 per month for the Choice Plan, and $59.25 per month for the Unlimited Plan. Just type the promotional code unique to ABCT members (SUBACT15) when you order a subscription to obtain the discount.

Or stream individual sessions. Choose from these titles, and more:

Finally, there’s a series, Perspectives in Behavior Therapy, which includes 8 of these influential therapists.

All come with CE credit, so you earn while you learn

ABCT has entered into a partnership with Psychotherapy.Net in which they present online videos of important leaders in BT, CT, CBT, and the full gamut of empirically based treatment. Proceeds from downloads of these sessions are shared between the two organizations. The expanding list currently includes five of the earliest luminaries captured on tape.

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