UPCOMING NYC CBT EVENTS:

Implementing LGB-affirmative CBT: A Transdiagnostic Minority Stress Treatment Approach

by

John Pachankis, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Public Health, Yale University

Director, Yale’s ESTEEM Research Group in New York City

 

Monday, October 30th, 2017

 Registration: 6:00-6:30pm

Speaker Presentation: 6:30-7:30pm

Q&A: 7:30-8pm

Wine and Cheese: 8:00-8:45pm

Albert Ellis Institute

145 E 32nd St, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Register Here:

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Become a member of NYC-CBT by joining here: http://www.nyc-cbt.org/join/

Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

There is an additional $5 surcharge for paying at the door, so pre-register and save! 

Topic Description:

Sexual and gender minorities (e.g., individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) are one of the highest risk-groups for psychiatric disorder (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance use) and related conditions (e.g., suicide), likely driven by LGBT people's disproportionate exposure to stigma-related stress.  This presentation will review the first evidence-based treatment package to reduce depression, anxiety, and related health conditions by reducing the processes through which stigma-related stress impairs the mental health of this population. Attendees will learn to utilize LGBT-affirmative therapeutic principles and techniques to adapt standard cognitive-behavioral approaches to specifically address the stigma-related stress faced by LGBT people across development.  We will review preliminary efficacy data from a recent RCT suggesting that this LGBT-affirmative treatment package, called ESTEEM, can reduce sexual minority men's depression, alcohol abuse, sexual compulsivity, and HIV risk behavior.

You will learn:

· How to summarize psychiatric epidemiologic findings related to sexual orientation and mental health

· How to recognize clinical presentations of sexual minority stress

· How to utilize transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches to reduce the mental health impact of minority stress

Speaker Bio:

Dr. John Pachankis is an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health and the Director of the ESTEEM Research Group in New York City.  He has published widely in the areas of stigma, LGBT mental health, and psychosocial mechanisms linking stigma to mental health. This work appears in journals such as Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, AIDS, and the American Journal of Public Health. His NIH-funded research has had both national and international scholarly, legal, and popular impact, having been referenced in national professional guidelines for LGBT mental health practice, cited in numerous amici curiae briefs before U.S. state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and featured in national and international media outlets, such as The New York Times. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a quantitative focus in 2008 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed his clinical psychology internship at Harvard Medical School / McLean Hospital.

Fall 2017

Implementing LGB-affirmative CBT: A Transdiagnostic Minority Stress Treatment Approach, Speaker: John Pachankis, Director, ESTEEM Research Group, Yale University / Oct 30, 2017 / Albert Ellis Institute
 

NYC-CBT Cocktail Party at the Annual Convention - ABCT / San Diego / Nov 2017 (Time and location to be Announced)

Winter 2018

Transdisciplinary Sex Therapy Based on the Sexual Tipping Point Model, Speaker: Michael Perelman, Director, Human Sexuality Program, NY Presbyterian Hospital / Jan 25th, 2018 / Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Auditorium-C200

Spring 2018

Acceptance and Compassion-Focused Therapy, Speaker: Dennis Tirch, Founder, Center for Compassion Focused Therapy (Details to be Announced)

Student Issues Panel – Topics Relevant to Students and Early Career Professionals, Experts Present and Answer Questions (Details to be Announced)

Annual NYC CBT Spring Social Networking Party (Details to be Announced)

PAST EVENTS:

 

Treatment of the Patient with Narcissistic Personality Disorder

by

Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., Sc.D., ABPP

Chair, Department of Behavioral Science

Touro College

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

6:30PM-8:30pm

Weill Cornell Medical College

1300 York Avenue, Rm. C-200

New York, NY 10065

Register Here: 

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Become a member of NYC-CBT by joining here: http://www.nyc-cbt.org/join/

Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

There is an additional $5 surcharge for paying at the door, so pre-register and save!

Topic Description:

Although the clinical literature on NPD is largely abstract, theoretical, and general (Ashmun, 2004), Dr. Freeman proposes viewing NPD through a lens on three fronts to aid in assessment and conceptualization. First, Dr. Freeman will describe twelve distinct subtypes of NPD, each needing a somewhat different emphasis.  Second, Dr. Freeman will discuss the unique clinical presentation of each subtype, which would be further classified as primarily internalizing, primarily externalizing or combined type. Third, participants will learn how each distinct subtype can differ in their levels of functional impairment. Combining these factors - the subtypes, the clinical manifestations, and functional impairment - will yield a more specific diagnosis and more tailored treatment planning.  Additionally, Dr. Freeman will go on to introduce a CBT treatment formula centering on this conceptualization to produce more effective results.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the presentation:

  1. Participants will learn specific methods of improving assessment and conceptualization with NPD patients by understanding subtypes, clinical presentations, and levels of functional impairment.
  2. Participants will learn a CBT treatment formula described for treatment planning with NPD patients.
  3. Participants will receive copies of the Freeman Diagnostic Profile to assist with assessment, conceptualization and treatment planning.

Speaker Bio:

Arthur (Art) Freeman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Behavioral Science at Touro College and University System in New York, and the former Chair and Program Director in the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL.  He completed his doctoral work at Teachers College-Columbia University and received the postdoctoral degree of Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.  He is board certified in Clinical Psychology, Family and Couples Psychology, and in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is a past president of both the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy.  He is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

In addition to 100book chapters, reviews and journal articles, he has published over seventy five professional books including work translated from English into 14 other languages.  His areas of clinical interest have included the treatment of personality disorders, clinical interventions with children and adolescents, treating couples, and the training of cognitive behavioral therapists.

 

 

Forensic CBT:

An Integrated Approach to Working with Justice-Involved Clients

by

Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.

 Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department

at Central Connecticut State University

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Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Registration: 6:30-7pm

Wine and Cheese: 7-7:30pm

Speaker Presentation: 7:30-8:30pm

Q&A: 8:30-9pm

Albert Ellis Institute

145 E 32nd St, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10016 

 

Register Here:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=u6qt9hqab&oeidk=a07ed6ycpxy490f8695

Become a member of NYC-CBT by joining here: http://www.nyc-cbt.org/join/

Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

There is an additional $5 surcharge for paying at the door, so pre-register and save!

Topic Description:

In the United States, approximately 1 in 33 adults are under some type of justice-related supervision.  Among the general population this makes justice-involvement as prevalent as common psychological problems such as Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.   Thus, even practitioners conducting traditional psychotherapy in private practice settings are likely to encounter justice-involved clients.  In this presentation, Dr. Tafrate will highlight the critical distinctions between traditional mental health treatment and interventions designed to decrease criminal behavior.  Participants  will learn to recognize key risk-relevant factors commonly found among justice-involved adolescents and adults, to incorporate risk factors into case conceptualization, and will have the opportunity to practice a CBT sequence designed to improve client decision-making. 

Learning Objectives

 -- Participants will learn to identify critical criminal risk domains to target in treatment
 -- Participants will become familiar with key thinking patterns most associated with criminal, antisocial, and self-destructive behavior
 -- Participants will practice and become skilled at a CBT sequence designed to improve client decision-making   

              
Speaker Bio:
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist in Connecticut and New York and a Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University.  He frequently consults with state Criminal Justice agencies in the application of empirically supported treatment programs for adolescents and adults with difficult-to-change problems such as alcohol and drug dependence, intimate partner violence, anger, and persistent criminal behavior. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, a Fellow and Supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute, and the co-chairperson of the Forensic Issues and Externalizing Behaviors special interest group for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. His work on engaging, assessing, and treating justice-involved clients has been presented throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  His most recent projects include: Forensic CBT: A Handbook for Clinical Practice (Wiley, 2014), The Criminogenic Thinking Profile (International Journal of Offender Therapy and Rehabilitation, 2012; Journal of Criminal Justice, 2013), The Anger Regulation and Expression Scale  (Multi-Health systems, 2010), Anger Management for Everyone: Seven Proven Ways to Control Anger and Live a Happier Life (Impact publishers, 2009), and Understanding Anger Disorders (Oxford University Press, 2006). 

 

 

 

Come to the NYC-CBT Association’s 

Cocktail Hour Event

At the upcoming ABCT 2016 Conference in NYC

 

When:

Saturday October 29th, 4:30-5:30pm

Where:

Broadway Lounge, 8th Floor, Marriott Marquis Hotel

1535 Broadway, New York NY 10036 

Why:

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) is here in NYC this year at the Marriott Hotel, Thursday October 27 – Sunday October 30. (Click HERE for more info on the conference.)

Let’s take the opportunity to get together to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and all around connect here on our home turf while at the national, professional home of CBT. 

Members and nonmembers welcome!

Cash bar

 

 

Imagined Ugliness: Understanding and Treating

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

by

Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Professor at Harvard Medical School

Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Related Disorders Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

 

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 

Check in and registration 6:30 pm

Lecture 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

 

Weill Cornell Medical College

Lecture Hall A-250, 2nd Floor

1300 York Ave., New York NY 10065

 (Entrance is on east side of York Avenue, near E 69th St.)

  

Register Here: http://conta.cc/1raoicw

 

Become a member of NYC-CBT by joining here: http://www.nyc-cbt.org/join/

Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

There is an additional $5 surcharge for paying at the door, so pre-register and save!

 

Topic Description:

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a severe body image disorder characterized by a preoccupation with an imagined or slight flaw in appearance. The most common appearance preoccupations involve the face or head (e.g., skin, hair), but any body part can be the focus of concern. BDD is a relatively common and often disabling illness with high suicide rates. The purpose of this presentation is to provide information on empirically-based cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies designed to help individuals with BDD. Dr. Wilhelm will first describe how to correctly recognize, diagnose, and conceptualize individuals with BDD. Participants will then learn a range of therapeutic techniques including: cognitive strategies for delusional and non delusional BDD, mindfulness exercises, attentional retraining, strategies to address low self-acceptance, novel strategies to reduce common BDD behaviors (e.g., body checking, comparing themselves with others) and strategies for involving patients’ families. In addition, motivational strategies for helping patients overcome resistance to treatment will be presented. 

 

You will learn:

  1. How to recognize, diagnose, assess and conceptualize BDD
  2. How to engage a patient in CBT for BDD
  3. How to design various cognitive and behavioral treatment strategies, which will allow the patient to develop new ways of thinking as well as new ways of behaving


Speaker Bio:
Sabine Wilhelm is a Professor at the Harvard Medical School. She is also the Chief of Psychology and the Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD) and Related Disorders Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of BDD, OCD, and related disorders. She has over 200 publications as well as 8 books in these areas.  She recently wrote a self-help book and a treatment manual for individuals with body image problems.

 

The New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association

Presents

Integrative Themes in Psychotherapy:

 Searching for Universal Principles of Change

 

by

Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD, ABPP

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Stony Brook University

 

Monday, February 8th, 2015

 

Check in and registration 6:30 pm

Lecture 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

 

Albert Ellis Institute 
145 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016

 

Register Here:

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Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

Note: a $5 surcharge will apply to tickets bought at the door, so pre-register in advance!

 

Topic Description:

The field of psychotherapy has been in existence for well over a century, and numerous advances have been made over the years.  At the same time, the practicing clinician is faced with a disjointed array of interventions, some of which have been developed from different schools of thought and others from variations within a given theoretical orientation. Moreover, there are developments in the field that often replace rather than build on past contributions. Finally, the field of psychotherapy continues to reflect a long-standing gap between research and practice.  Dr. Goldfried will address the need to integrate (a) different approaches to therapy, (b) new information with past contributions, and (c) clinical practice and research.


You will learn:
1. Principles of change that reflect cross-orientation themes.

2. The importance of developing a core of knowledge regarding psychotherapy.

3. Current attempts to develop a two-way bridge between research and practice.


Speaker Bio:


MARVIN R. GOLDFRIED, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University.  He is a diplomate in clinical psychology and recipient of numerous awards from the American Psychological Association, and awards from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) and the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR).  He is Past President of SPR, founder of the journal In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice and author of numerous articles and books. Dr. Goldfried is cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), founder of AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Family (www.sunysb.edu/affirm), and founder of the Two-Way Bridge Between Research and Practice (www.stonybrook.edu/twowaybridge).

 

 

Join Us for Drinks and Socializing

at ABCT in Chicago!

 

 NYC-CBT will be hosting an informal get together at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) Conference in Chicago.

Cash bar, members and non-members welcome.

 

Where: at the Hilton Hotel bar, 720 South Bar & Grill

 

When: Thursday, November 12th, 5 to 6pm

 

It will be a great chance for our members to meet each other and for friends and colleagues to gather together.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

The New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association

Presents

Coming to Terms with Fear

by

Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D.

Professor at NYU Center for Neural Science

Director, NYU Emotional Brain Institute and the Nathan Kline Institute

 

Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 Check in and registration 6:30 pm

Lecture 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

 

Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Auditorium, room C-200, 2nd Floor

1300 York Ave., New York NY 10065

 (Entrance is on east side of York Avenue, near E 69th St.)

 

 

Register Here:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebebnqn93b3f8881&oseq=&c=&ch=

Become a member of NYC-CBT by joining here: http://www.nyc-cbt.org/join/

Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

 

Topic Description:

Joseph LeDoux is one of the foremost neuroscientists in the world today. His research explores the biological underpinnings of emotion and memory, especially brain mechanisms that underlie fear and anxiety. In his highly acclaimed book "The Emotional Brain", Dr. LeDoux investigates the origins of human emotions. Dr. LeDoux’s recent work focuses on important questions such as: What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, even though we have no conscious memory of them?


Speaker Bio:


Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. He also a Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical School. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion and he is the author of The Emotional BrainSynaptic Self, and Anxious (July 2015).  LeDoux has received a number of awards, including the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, the American Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award.  LeDoux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.   He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, The Amygdaloids.

 

 

 

 

The New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association

Presents

The Role of the Family in CBT for Anxiety in Youth

by

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP

Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Youth Disorders

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Dept. of Psychiatry, 
Columbia University

 Monday May 11th, 2015 

Check in and registration 6:30 pm

Lecture 7:00 pm9:00 pm

 

Weill Cornell Medical College

Room: Auditorium A-250

1300 York Ave., New York NY 10065

 (Entrance is on east side of York Avenue, near E 69th St.) 

Register Here: LINK

Become a member of NYC-CBT by joining here: http://www.nyc-cbt.org/join/

Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

 

Lecture Description:

It is well established that anxiety disorders are associated with early and continued parental over protection, a parenting style that contributes to maintenance of the disorder. And yet, research has been focused solely on the youth with anxiety, and not on the family system.  In this presentation Dr. Albano discusses how the outcomes and limitations of clinical trials shaped a developmental and evidence-based treatment approach for youth suffering with anxiety.  Dr. Albano, the director of a large faculty clinical practice, as well as a principal investigator of the largest study of anxiety in youth, will discuss the family-based model, conceptualization, and practice for children from ages 3 to 25 who suffer with anxiety.  Challenges and future directions will be presented.

You will learn:
1.      Participants will learn to recognize the strengths and limitations of clinical trials, and understand the outcomes of the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS).
2.      Participants will learn key developmental tasks and family factors that impact anxiety and child development.
3.      Participants will learn a new treatment model for involving family in the child's treatment, at various developmental stages from ages 3 to 25, that evolved from research investigations.

 

 

Networking Event!

 

Join NYC-CBT for an Evening of Networking 

Help bring the NYC Evidence-Based Therapy Community

together by joining us for an Evening of Networking. 

Tuesday, April 21st, 6:30pm

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Students, Early Career & Seasoned Professionals Welcome! CBT, DBT, ACT, IPT

  • Share Your Experience 
  • Learn From Others 
  • Expand Your Referral Network
  • Promote areas of interest and expertise 
  • Prep talking points, business cards, websites 
  • Just Have fun!  

  Arrive Before 7:30 for 

Two Free Drinks and Finger Food 

 

Where?  The Beautiful Asellina Lounge at the Gansevoort Park Hotel (420 Park Ave South, bet 28th & 29th)

When? Tuesday, April 21st, 6:30pm

Please RSVP Bruce Hubbard, NYC-CBT Marketing Committee Chair at drhubbard@cognitivehealthgroup.com

 

 

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