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UCBTA Workshops

 

Unified CBT for ADHD 

This workshop will introduce key skills for working with Adults with ADHD. You will also learn about assessment of AADHD and appropriate use of rating scales. Relevant aspects of the Canadian guidelines for ADHD will also be reviewed, including a brief overview of medications and their interaction with psychological treatments.

4 Day Unified CBT Foundations 

This course provides a robust overview of techniques, session structure and learning strategies with hands-on practice. There is an emphasis on identifying key cognitions, working with specific behaviours and experiments, using value-based goal setting and more. Register with the link below!

 

Unified CBT for Skin Picking and Hair Pulling

Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) and Excoriation Disorders (Skin Picking Disorder) are included in the obsessive-compulsive related disorder section of the DSM-5. This workshop is an ‘all you wanted to know’ offering to plan comprehensive and effective treatments for these conditions. Dr Rao will cover recognition, diagnosis, co-morbidity, medication and psychological treatments. The focus will be on formulating and implementing an experiential CBT treatment plan. 

 

Unified CBT for Panic Disorder 

The course will start with a general background of anxiety and related disorders highlighting the key neuroscience and psychological finding in panic disorder. Panic disorder in DSM-5 and ICD-11 will be referenced. The course will combine principles of learning, cognitive change, attention, mindfulness, and acceptance strategies for the treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia in a variety of settings. 

CRAFT: Community Reinforcement and Family Training

The Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) is an evidence based cutting edge program for practitioners who work with family members of those affected by addiction. It is grounded in the principles of behavior therapy and CBT, and the focus is on teaching families to work smarter, not harder. CRAFT invokes a spirit of kindness, empathy and caring for both the family member and the addicted person themselves. This three-hour webinar will focus on practical tools that clinicians can use right away to be more effective with this client population.

Systematic Behavioural Activation Treatment of Depression

Contrary to popular belief, behavioural activation treatment (BAT) is not merely increasing activity levels. BAT is one of the evidence-based treatments for depression. This course covers the theory and model for diagnosing and treating depression. Approach BAT through the functional analysis of avoidance and loss of rewards in depression. By understanding the skilled use of the activity diary, you will learn to identify ‘stuck’ points and effective treatment strategies to get clients unstuck.

Unified CBT for Social Anxiety

This workshop provides an overview of DSM diagnosis, key theories and treatment modalities for social anxiety disorder. Gain an insightful understanding of experiential cognitive and exposure-based exposure treatment of social anxiety. Enhance your confidence in providing therapy by following a step by step specific protocol rather than all too common generic ‘thought mood’ stereotypes of CBT formulation.

Unified CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD is a complex condition with multiple features. Treatment success in OCD requires systematic and specific approaches with CBT.  This workshop covers the current DSM classification of OCD and related disorders as well as theories and models explaining causation. Participants see an overview of all treatment options (including medications) for OCD. 

Unified CBT for Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

This course covers the key theories on worrying including intolerance of uncertainty, metacognitive beliefs, experiential avoidance and failures in problem-solving. A step by step protocol approach will convert the above theories into a practical framework for delivering intervention for GAD in clinical practice. The course is designed to use effective experiential and structured techniques to work towards skills mastery in treating clients with GAD.

Unified CBT for Health Anxiety 

This course will review the phenomenology and DSM-5 diagnoses of Health Anxiety. The CBT approach and evidence will be discussed. Attendees will work with a step by step protocol with suitable modifications to address health conditions. 

Schema Focussed Approaches with Unified CBT 

This workshop will start with a history and overview of understanding the concept of schemas across cognitive behavioural therapies. From this viewpoint, we will review why and when to do schema work and when it is unnecessary. Appropriate references to literature and case examples will be made. The workshop will also discuss both generic/transdiagnostic and specific approaches to schema formulation.

 

Unified CBT: Mindfulness and 3rd Wave Approaches

This workshop will cover the theory and practice of mindfulness drawings from multiple traditions. Evidence for 3rd wave interventions across common mental health conditions and personality disorders will be reviewed. A clinical approach to different types of mindfulness and attentional control techniques will be presented. A strategy to work from a psychological formulation to choose a mindfulness stance and method will be emphasized. 

Treating Comorbid Conditions with CBT 

This workshop will review a range of approaches to understand comorbidity. Data on common forms of comorbidities across mental health disorders will be reviewed. Evidence for the treatment of common comorbid mental health conditions will be presented.

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) for PTSD

This course explores Written Exposure Therapy (WET), a shorter and less demanding form of therapy that appears to be effective as demonstrated by several randomized controlled trials with patients/clients with complex PTSD. The nature of PTSD, the advantages and disadvantages of different exposure treatments for PTSD, and the history of WET, will be briefly covered. The delivery of WET for in person and virtually, as well as how to problem solve for challenges that may develop, will be discussed.

Supporting our commitment to evidence-based treatment and an improvement in client outcomes with measurement-based care.

 

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Unified CBT for Social Anxiety
17/10/2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Get an insightful understanding of experiential cognitive and exposure-based exposure treatment of social anxiety. Enhance your confidence in providing therapy by following a step by step specific protocol rather than all too common generic ‘thought mood’ stereotypes of CBT formulation. 


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Unified Experiential CBT for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
03/10/2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Get an insightful understanding of experiential cognitive and exposure-based exposure treatment of social anxiety. Enhance your confidence in providing therapy by following a step by step specific protocol rather than all too common generic ‘thought mood’ stereotypes of CBT formulation. 


Bookings are closed for this event.


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Behavioural Activation Treatment For Depression
10/10/2019 | All Day EDT

The course covers the theory and model for diagnosing and treating depression. Approach BAT through the functional analysis of avoidance and loss of rewards in depression. By understanding the skilled use of the activity diary, you will learn to identify ‘stuck’ points and effective treatment strategies to get clients unstuck. 


Bookings are closed for this event.


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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Unified CBT Approach
23/11/2019 - 24/11/2019 | 9:00 am EDT

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Unified Experiential CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
07/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a first line evidence-based treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 


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Rumination Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
14/11/2019 | 9:00 am EDT

Rumination is a common phenomenon across a range of conditions like posttraumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder. It can be a challenge for therapists as it is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Rumination may go undetected and derail therapy.


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STAR Centre’s Structured Psychotherapies Conference
15/11/2019 | 8:00 am EDT

This 1-day event is packed with learning opportunities for practicing clinicians with a diverse array of topics on structured psychotherapies delivered by recognized experts. The conference consists of state of the art presentations and workshops, focused on key skills for practice.


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Unified Experiential CBT Skin Picking & Hair pulling
21/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and Excoriation Disorders (Skin Picking Disorder) are included in the obsessive-compulsive related disorder section of the DSM-5 and are present in about 1-2% of the population. They are more common in females, often co-morbid with other conditions.


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Unified Experiential CBT for ADHD
28/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common presentation in adult mental health. It is often co-morbid mood and anxiety disorders. Adult ADHD (AADHD) is frequently missed in presentations. There is also the danger of overdiagnosis in presence of other conditions which disrupt attention and concentration. 


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