Session 1: Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What "Expert" Psychotherapists Do

Egg Harbor, WI US
July 21, 2014 to July 25, 2014

In this advanced workshop, Dr. Meichenbaum will critically examine the controversy between those who advocate for evidence-based manualized interventions versus those who advocate for common factors relationship and outcome-focused interventions.  He will propose a third alternative approach based on a model of expertise and on ways to implement the core tasks of psychotherapy.  He will provide practical discussion and demonstrations of what works in psychotherapy using videos and a very detailed handout.  Participants will have self-assessment checklists to evaluate their level of "expertise".

Monday Controversies in the field of psychotherapy; Nature of “expertise” and implications for psychotherapy; Core tasks of psychotherapy:  Initial phase, therapeutic alliance, effective communication, art of questioning, engagement strategies, psycho-education, outcome-informed procedures
 
Tuesday Case conceptualization model and client feedback; Risk assessment toward others and oneself; Nurturing hope using a constructive narrative perspective and collaborative goal-setting; Treating clients experiencing prolonged and complicated grief
 
Wednesday Emotion-focused interventions and behavioral skills training; Stress inoculation training; Ways to bolster collective efficacy and compassion; How to build in generalization guidelines
 
Thursday Treating traumatized and victimized clients; Ways to incorporate spirituality and psychotherapy; Integrative treatments for clients with co-occurring disorders; Relapse prevention and termination strategies
 
Friday Tailoring interventions in a cultural, gender, and developmentally sensitive fashion; Working with Native American, military, and Hispanic populations; Future of psychotherapy using computer technology; Helping the helpers: Vicarious resilience
 

Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.

Purchase an additional session and receive a $100.00 discount. Use coupon code: +DCSI

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Target Audience

This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement the core tasks of psychotherapy
  • Use a case conceptualization model that informs assessment and treatment decision-making, including risk assessment toward others, as well as toward oneself (suicidality)
  • Bolster client's resilience using a "strengths-based" constructive narrative treatment perspective
  • Implement integrative treatment approaches of clients with co-occurring disorders in a gender and culturally sensitive fashion
     
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 15.00 Illinois Social Worker
    Illinois Social Worker credit.
Course opens: 
03/03/2014
Course expires: 
03/17/2015
Event starts: 
07/21/2014 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
07/25/2014 - 12:15pm
Cost:
$1.00
Parent activity set: 
The Landmark Resort and Conference Center
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States

The Landmark Resort


4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Reservations (800) 273-7877
E-mail: stay@thelandmarkresort.com
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Donald Meichenbaum , PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is presently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment of Victims of Violence in Miami (www.melissainstitute.org).  He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and was voted, "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century." He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association.
 
He has consulted at a variety of psychiatric and addiction treatment facilities, consulted for 15 years at a center for traumatic brain injuries, and has trained clinicians working with returning service members, high risk children and their families, and in school systems. He has published extensively, and his most recent book is Roadmap to Resilience.  Dr. Meichenbaum has described this workshop as the "penultimate product of over 40 years of clinical practice and consultation."
 

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 15.00 Illinois Social Worker
    Illinois Social Worker credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/03/2014
Course expires: 
03/17/2015

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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