Leader: Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D.
Friday, September 16, 2016| 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This half-day workshop will address the factors involved in the development and maintenance of depressive symptomology. RE & CBT is an extremely effective treatment modality for depression. It not only teaches clients how to manage their depression-related thoughts, moods, and behaviors; it also encourages them to identify what they value and to work toward developing more meaningful relationships and activities. This half-day workshop will focus on how depression occurs and re-occurs and how evidence-based treatment approaches can be used to help under-motivated and stuck clients..……more
Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
Friday, September 30, 2016| 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Presently, there are 147 different types of Psychotherapy. All of which claim to be effective in helping clients change. Ellis designed REBT as and integrative theory of psychotherapy that drew on affective, emotive, and behavioral interventions. Integration of different perspectives has been a critical part of this treatment. This workshop will present some of the major controversies and theories in psychotherapy and review their implications for treatment in an attempt to build an integrative science of psychotherapy. Based on the different models and the empirical research an outline of an integrative working model of decision-making will be presented to help determine when to use the different approaches to therapy, and specify when each might be helpful, or even when each model is the preferred means of treatment. The workshop will explore the use of the common factors of psychotherapy, when insight is needed, how psychological assessment can be therapeutic when it is advisable to concentrate on emotions, when transference and countertransference arise and can be helpful when cognitive and behavioral interventions are the preferred treatments………more
Leader: Steve Johnson, Ph.D.
Friday, October 21, 2016| 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be challenging to treat, especially in the presence of co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse or major depression. Some treatments have been demonstrated to be of great value and others may have a tendency to aggravate the condition. This workshop will focus on five major evidence-based treatments for PTSD and co-occurring disorders and the contribution of REBT to treating these conditions. There will be a focus on concrete steps caregivers of those with PTSD can take to avoid caregiver burnout……….more
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Friday, November 4, 2016| 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and various forms of phobias are a few examples of disorders that include unhealthy anxiety as a core symptom and source of functional impairment. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of psychological disorders in the United States and motivate many people to seek psychotherapy. Fortunately, many highly effective, evidence-based approaches are available to practitioners. This half-day workshop will focus on how anxiety disorders develop and how evidence-based approaches can be utilized in the treatment of anxiety. Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT) theory, research, and techniques will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will learn how to utilize cognitive, emotive, and behavioral techniques to address a range of anxiety-related problems………more
Leader: F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.
Friday, November 18, 2016| 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Most clients present with multiple problems and with very different levels of motivation to change. This workshop will focus on creating evidence-based treatment plans for separate and distinct clients. There will be a focus on integrating motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and approaches that emphasize the importance of values, and spiritually-related issues. Participants will have the opportunity to practice techniques that have proven to be effective with individuals and groups and receive supervision. SMART Recovery, an RE & CBT-based self-help group approach, will also be discussed………more
Leader: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
Friday, December 2, 2016| 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Over the last several decades, psychotherapists have used different names to describe clients who fail to make progress. This presentation will explore the labels used to identify such clients, what these labels tell us about such clients, and the conclusions psychotherapists make regarding the lack of progress. The research that supports and challenges the concept of personality disorders and suggestion to redefine Personality Disorders in DSM-5 will be presented to understand the present state of knowledge. The outcome research for Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy with personality disorders will also be reviewed. A new model of treatment will be presented that includes personality awareness, self and radical acceptance, and adaptation. This model integrates concepts from RE & CBT, Temperament Theory, and Relapse Prevention..……more
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