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Today, the mental health field is focused on Evidence-Based and short-term counseling and psychotherapy for several reasons. First, clinicians and treatment centers need to practice an approach that is supported by psychotherapy outcome research.
In other words, the approach must work. Secondly, in today’s managed care environment, clinicians often are limited in terms of the number of sessions they have to help their clients.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has always been the ideal research-supported, short-term therapy, even before it was popular to practice such an approach! The very instructive nature of CBT produces long-term results because it teaches clients rational self-counseling that they can apply not only to their current concerns, but to anything that might come their way. CBT also emphasizes getting better, rather than feeling better. When CBT clients are "better," they understand exactly why.
This seminar will teach you the basics of a very systematic approach to
cognitive-behavioral therapy. The systematic approach helps the therapist know
where he or she is in the therapeutic process at any given point. Because many
approaches to CBT are not particularly systematic, the systematic nature of the
CBT approach presented in this seminar is very comforting and reassuring to both
novice and experienced CBT therapists.
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY OF CBT
The theoretical and philosophical basis of CBT and how to be guided by it Learning CBT theory and how to apply it to many different therapeutic situations Learn the myths and misconceptions of CBT to better address concerns with your clients and colleagues
THE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO CBT: HOW TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN THE THERAPY PROCESS AT ANY GIVEN POINT
Not all approaches to CBT are systematic
Systematic approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Know where you are in the therapeutic process at any given point
GOAL SETTING—THE COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL WAY
Developing goals for therapy, life goals and daily living goals
How to motivate the client to develop goals and to achieve them
THE ABC’S OF EMOTIONS: HOW TO TEACH CLIENTS WHAT CAUSES THEIR FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOR
Understanding of the Emotional ABC’s is essential to emotional and behavioral improvement
Learn how to present theABC’s of emotions to their clients in a manner that is understandable
Uncover "automatic thoughts" that make it appear as though people, situations and things cause feelings and behaviors
Practice the ABC’s during the seminar
THE RATIONAL QUESTIONS: HOW TO HELP CLIENTS DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER OR NOT THEIR THOUGHTS ARE RATIONAL
Learn how to teach clients the three rational questions to help clients determine whether or not their thinking and behavior is rational and healthy
Practice the rational questions during the seminar
COMMON MENTAL MISTAKES: HOW PEOPLE GO WRONG IN THEIR THINKING, AND HOW TO HELP THEM CORRECT THOSE MISTAKES
Learn how to recognize errors in clients’ thinking
Learn how to teach clients to recognize for themselves errors in their own thinking
Help clients correct those mistakes and develop new, rational replacement thoughts
HELPING PEOPLE PRACTICE THEIR NEW THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIORS
Learn excellent techniques that help clients practice their new, rational thoughts and behaviors
HOW TO END THERAPY, ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER LONG-TERM RESULTS
Learn, from a CBT perspective, how to recognize when a client is ready for therapy termination
Learn how to foster long-term results
THE ISSUE OF HOMEWORK
Discover homework assignments that can provide clients with an ongoing
ALDO R. PUCCI, Psy.D., is President of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (http://www.nacbt.org). Pucci holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Radford University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Pucci was trained in Rational Behavior Therapy by its originator, internationally acclaimed psychiatrist Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr., M.D. Pucci then went on to develop his own form of CBT known as "Rational Living Therapy." He has trained thousands of mental health clinicians and has presented his workshops and certification seminars on Rational Living Therapy and Rational Hypnotherapy throughout the United States. Pucci’s seminars receive rave reviews.
He holds the titles of Diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (NACBT), Certified Medical Hypnotherapist (Institute of Medical Hypnosis), and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (National Board for Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Anesthesiology). Mr. Pucci is the author of many articles and books, includingThe Client's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: How to Live a Healthy, Happy Life, No Matter What! and Feel the Way You Want to Feel ... No Matter What!