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Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Couples

6.0 CE Hours Available

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Program Description

This 6-hour seminar will provide you with the nuts and bolts of Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in your work with couples. Dr. Dattilio describes ways to integrate CBT techniques and strategies into your clinical practice.


This seminar will enable you to describe:

  • Effective cognitive-behavioral techniques for working with challenging couples
  • Core schemas and the cognitive distortions that affect relationship dysfunction
  • When to use cognitive vs. behavioral techniques
  • Effective methods of clinical assessment and ways to formulate a plan of intervention
  • When cognitive-behavioral techniques are inappropriate
  • How to maintain cultural sensitivity
  • How to deal with roadblocks and resistance to change
  • How to address the potential for relapse

Topics Covered

Historical Development of CBT with Couples

  • Cognitive-Behavioral strategies with couples
  • Cognition, affect, and behavior
  • Combined perspectives within a systems framework
  • Role of attachment and issues of vulnerability
  • Role of core beliefs & schemas - multimodal dimensions
  • Video clip
Assessment Techniques and Case Conceptualization
  • Conjoint and individual interviews
  • Use of surveys, questionnaires, and assessment measures
  • Development of case conceptualization, including dysfunctional automatic thoughts
  • Assessing personality and other disorders
  • Orienting couples to the CB systemic model
Techniques and Procedures for Couples
  • Identifying automatic thoughts, underlying schemas, maladaptive assumptions, and cognitive distortions
  • Using the Daily Dysfunctional Thought Record
  • Identifying negative frame and ingrained beliefs
  • Weighing evidence & challenging automatic thoughts
  • Using new evidence
  • Alternative explanations and behavioral followthrough
  • Reframing/restructuring thoughts, belief systems,schemas
Behavioral Techniques
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Integration of cognitive-behavioral strategies with other modalities of couples therapy

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