Cathryn Prendergast – Workshop Participant Spotlight

Traveling all the way from Perth, Australia, Cathryn is a psychologist at the Hollywood Clinic, a private hospital, where she provides individual and group treatment to inpatients and outpatients for a variety of diagnoses including addiction, borderline-personality disorder, and eating disorders. Cathryn initially learned the foundation of CBT from her masters program at Curtin University and always wanted to travel to Beck Institute as, “the base of CBT globally.” DSC_0002

The most valuable part of the workshop for Cathryn was not a specific skill, but the entire experience. “At times, the workshop felt more like specialized supervision for my practice. I’m taking a lot home with me.” Cathryn also mentioned that, while the instructors are wildly experienced, they are still human and provide examples that apply to a variety of professions.

Unlike most workshop participants, Cathryn decided to stay in downtown Philadelphia to get the full experience, and used the convenient SEPTA bus to travel to the Crowne Plaza each day for the workshop. This allowed her to explore the Reading Terminal Market, and plan to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell on Thursday.

“This workshop exceeded my expectations very much. I hope I can come back!”