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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy:
  The Basics of Helping People Get Better

Presented by:
Aldo R. Pucci, Psy.D.

in Collaboration with
Cross Country Education


To register, or for a brochure,
 contact Cross Country Education at
 (800) 397-0180

or visit

 Click Here > Cross Country Education Online < Click Here


Dates & Locations

 February,  2010 
February 9 -- Cedar Rapids, IA
February 10 -- Des Moines, IA
February 11 -- Omaha, NE

February 23 -- Jacksonville, FL
February 24 -- Savannah, GA
February 25 -- Columbia, SC

 
March,  2010 
March 16 -- Sherman Oaks, CA
March 17 -- San Bernardino, CA
March 18 -- Las Vegas, NV

March 23 -- Nashville, TN
March 24 -- Knoxville, TN
March 25 -- Asheville, KY

 
April,  2010 
April 13 -- San Diego, CA
April 14 -- Irvine, CA
April 15 -- Long Beach, CA

April 20 -- Charleston, WV
April 21 -- Lexington, KY
April 22 -- Louisville, KY
 

To register, or for a brochure,
 contact Cross Country Education at
 (800) 397-0180

 Click Here >
Cross Country Education Online < Click Here


Why Learn Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

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 todays  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.
 

COURSE CONTENT

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 SETTINGTHE 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 ABCS OF EMOTIONS: HOW TO TEACH CLIENTS WHAT CAUSES THEIR FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOR

Understanding of the Emotional ABCs is essential to emotional and behavioral improvement

Learn how to present theABCs 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 ABCs 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 therapeutic focus
 

Course Director

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. Puccis 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, including The 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!


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