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Advanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Implementing Psychotherapy Core Tasks

10.25 CE Hours Available

Dr. Don Meichenbaum will identify, describe, and demonstrate Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Core Tasks of Psychotherapy. These Core Tasks expand the power of the CBT orientation and enable therapists to have more success with their most challenging clients. The Core Tasks include ways to establish and monitor the quality of the therapy relationship, ways of conducting psycho- education, nurturing hope by means of collaborative goal-setting, teaching coping skills, employing generalization guidelines, and addressing the impact of victimizing experiences. Dr. Meichenbaum will use video demonstrations and other examples to show how expert therapists integrate CBT Core Tasks with challenging clients. Attendees will also learn how the Core Tasks can enhance their cultural competence and integrate spirituality within their psychotherapy.

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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Participants will be able to describe how to:

  • Implement Core Tasks to obtain improved treatment outcomes
  • Use client feedback to improve treatment effectiveness
  • Conduct risk assessments of a client's potential threat toward others and toward oneself
  • Conduct evidence-based integrative interventions with challenging clients who have co-morbid psychiatric disorders
  • Tailor treatment in a culturally-sensitive fashion
  • Integrate spirituality and psychotherapy
  • Bolster client and therapist resilience


Core Tasks of Psychotherapy

  • What ?expert" psychotherapists do
  • Implications for conducting psychotherapy 10:20 Break (coffee and tea)
    Initial Phase of Psychotherapy
  • Establishing and monitoring the therapeutic alliance
  • Engaging clients and significant others
  • The "art of questioning"
  • Facilitating treatment adherence including Motivational Interviewing
  • Using a Case Conceptualization Model
  • Assessing for the client's violence potential
    Nurturing Hope
  • Conduct psycho-education
  • Collaborative goal-setting
  • Strengths-based treatment approaches
  • Ways to bolster resilience
    Implementing Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Skills training: Emotional self-regulation, cognitive restructuring and stress inoculation training
  • Building in Generalization Guidelines
  • Treatment of depression and suicidal behavior
  • Using computer technology as an adjunctive tool
    Applications to Challenging Clients
  • Treating comorbid disorders
  • Prolonged and Complicated Grief
  • More Personal Healing
    Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Consideration of 12 STEP programs
  • Relapse prevention interventions
  • Integrating spirituality and psychotherapy
    Personality Disorders - Emotional Dysregulation
  • Borderline Personality Disorder 2:05 Break (coffee, ice tea, soda, snack)
    Traumatized Clients
  • Complex PTSD
  • Ways to avoid being revictimized
  • Traumatic brain injuries