The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: CBT for Personality Disorders
Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Over the last several decades psychotherapists have used different titles to describe clients who fail to change. This presentation will explore the concepts used to identify these clients and what they tell us about the clients and psychotherapists. The outcome research for CBT with personality disorders that supports as well as challenges the concept will be reviewed. Changes in diagnoses in DSM-5 will be highlighted… more
REBT/CBT Strategies for the Treatment of Depression
Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D.
Friday, April 11, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This half-day workshop will address the factors involved in the development and maintenance of depressive symptomology. REBT/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… more
Treating Multiple Diagnoses: An Integrative, Evidence-Based Approach
Leader: F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Many clients struggle with interacting multiple problems. Many have problems with emotional and behavioral dysregulation as well as interpersonal relationships. Fortunately, it is possible for them to learn and use techniques to manage their moods, thinking and behavior, including addictive behaviors. This workshop will focus on an integrative, transdiagnostic treatment approach for difficult-to-treat clients… more
REBT/CBT: Similarities and Differences
Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.
Friday, May 9, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
The goal of this workshop is to present the distinctive features of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and to show how it both overlaps with but has important distinctive features not found in generic Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Topics to be discussed will be REBT’s philosophic emphasis, lack of self-rating, the role of absolutistic premises and beliefs in emotional disturbance, disfavor of palliative methods, concept of discomfort anxiety, view of meta psychological disturbance, the importance of semantic precision, the delineation of healthy and unhealthy negative emotions, stance on the therapeutic relationship… more
An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for School-Based Mental Health Professionals
Leader: Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D.
Friday, May 30, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This Experiential workshop introduces mindfulness as a tool to enable young people to learn the power of the mind, and the means to find the calm beneath a storm of swirling thoughts. The workshop will trace the beginnings of mindfulness practices from ancient Buddhism, through their introduction in the Unites States, to the many current applications of MBSR in the classroom and in school-based counseling groups with our student population from kindergarten through college… more
REBT/CBT Strategies for Working with School-Age Children
Leader: Caren Baruch-Feldman, Ph.D..
Friday, June 13, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This workshop will introduce mental health professionals to cognitive behavioral techniques that can be used in a classroom or office setting. Strategies that address children who are exhibiting anxiety related issues and aggression will be discussed. Ways to adapt traditional cognitive behavioral strategies to working with younger children will be shared. In addition, actual forms and materials that can be used in a school or office setting will be distributed… more