47th CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATIONFOR BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE THERAPIES
13 - 16 SEPTEMBER 2017 / LJUBLJANA - SLOVENIA

Organized by Turkish Association Of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

Judith Beck

SPEECHES

  • PRE- CONGRESS WORKSHOP (FULL DAY)
  • IN CONGRESS WORKSHOP
  • KEYNOTE

 

 

PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOP (FULL DAY)

A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Weight Loss and Maintenance

Key learning objectives:

Participants will be able to
1. Describe how the cognitive model applies to weight loss;
2. List techniques to deal with hunger, craving and emotional eating;
3. Use strategies to motivate the reluctant or inconsistent client

Brief Description:

Most individuals have difficulty either losing weight or sustaining weight loss. A significant reason for this is that they never learned the cognitive and behavioral skills they need to be successful. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how to help dieters make fundamental changes in their thinking so they can maintain fundamental, and long lasting changes in their eating behavior. Skills include setting achievable goals; creating an accountability system; building self-efficacy; consistently using good eating habits; managing hunger, cravings, and the desire to eat for emotional reasons; solving eating-related problems; staying on track and getting back on track immediately when they make a mistake; and continually motivating themselves through their lifetime.

 

IN CONGRESS WORKSHOP

CBT for Personality Disorders

Key learning objectives:

Participants will be able to
1. Conceptualize personality disorder patients according to a developmental cognitive model;
2. Describe a cognitive behavioral formulation for several personality disorders
3. Improve and use the therapeutic alliance in treatment;
4. Engage personality disorder clients in treatment;
5. Describe advanced cognitive and behavioral techniques.

This intermediate workshop deals with the challenges of treating clients with personality disorders, clients who, for example, fail to engage in treatment, miss sessions, feel hopeless and stuck, become angry in session, engage in self-harm, use substances, blame others, avoid homework, experience continual crises, and so on. The workshop will focus on conceptualization, the therapeutic alliance, treatment planning, and the use of a variety of strategies from many different psychotherapeutic modalities within the context of the cognitive model to help clients change their thinking at both an intellectual and an emotional level to bring about enduring changes in cognition, mood, behavior, and general functioning.

 

KEYNOTE

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Key learning objectives:

Participants will be able to
1. Prevent problems in the therapeutic relationship, including potential counter-transference issues;
2. Conceptualize alliance problems according to the cognitive model;
3. Use the conceptualization to resolve therapeutic ruptures;
4. Use the therapeutic alliance to help patients improve relationships outside of therapy

Brief Description:

Some patients (and therapists) bring distorted beliefs about themselves and other people to the therapy session. As a result of their genetic inheritance, their formative experiences, and the appraisal of their experiences, they develop certain "rules for living” and associated behavioral strategies, which may be adaptive in certain situations but are maladaptive in other contexts. Their dysfunctional beliefs may become activated in the context of psychotherapy and they may employ certain coping strategies which interfere with the development of a strong therapeutic alliance and with their ability to benefit from treatment. Conceptualizing relevant therapy-interfering beliefs about the therapist and associated maladaptive coping strategies is fundamental to planning interventions that can not only strengthen the alliance but that also can be generalized to improve their relationships outside of therapy.