Led by Judith S. Beck, PhD and Amy Cunningham, PsyD, this advanced-level workshop is designed for mental health professionals who have mastered the basics of CBT and want to enhance their ability to deliver CBT efficiently and effectively to clients who present with more complicated problems. Participants will learn specific techniques to use in challenging cases, as well as how to use CBT techniques on themselves when clients’ behaviors trigger their own core beliefs.
Day 1: Why do clients with personality disorders behave in such dysfunctional ways?
- Conceptualizing client beliefs and strategies
- Engaging complex clients in treatment and developing a strong therapeutic alliance
- Setting goals when clients are resistant
- Structuring sessions with clients who resist structure
- Demonstration and dyadic role-plays of challenging problems
Day 2: How can I help clients modify their highly dysfunctional core beliefs?
- Explaining core beliefs to clients
- Motivating clients to modify beliefs
- Intellectual and experiential techniques to modify beliefs
- DVDs of therapy sessions conducted by Drs. Aaron Beck and Judith Beck
- Role-play and Q&A with Aaron T. Beck, MD
Day 3: How can I work effectively with clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder?
- Remaining nonjudgmental
- Using validation to strengthen the therapeutic relationship
- Reducing self-harm behaviors
- Modifying strong negative emotions
- Case discussions of challenging problems
For hotel and travel assistance, contact our travel team online or via phone at (919) 336-4126 x3.
There are two hotels within walking distance of the Beck Institute with special rates available. The Hilton City Avenue is directly across the street, and the Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue (formerly the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West) is about a ten-minute walk from Beck Institute. The Courtyard also offers a shuttle to Beck Institute trainees that will take you to and from our office each morning and afternoon.