Upcoming NYC CBT Events:

 
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Treating Clinical Perfectionism

Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP
Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Registration: 6 – 6:30pm
Speaker Presentation: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Q&A: 7:30 – 8pm
Wine and Cheese: 8 – 8:45

 Albert Ellis Institute
145 E 32nd St, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Register Here

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:

Clinical perfectionism is a tendency to hold standards for oneself or others that are unreasonably high and overly rigid, and to evaluate one’s worth based on whether these standards are met.  Excessive perfectionism is associated with a wide range of psychological disorders including obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, eating disorders, and pathological anger.  This presentation will provide an overview of pathological perfectionism, cognitive-behavioral approaches for understanding perfectionism, and a discussion of evidence-based strategies for assessing and treating this problem, with an emphasis on cognitive and behavioral approaches.

You will learn:

  1. How to conceptualize perfectionism within a CBT framework

  2. How to assess perfectionism

  3. How to use cognitive and behavioral strategies for treating perfectionism

Speaker Bio:

Martin M. Antony is professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University, clinical lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program, and president-elect of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Previously, he was founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.  He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and previously served as president of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has published 30 books and over 275 scientific articles and chapters in areas related to cognitive behavior therapy, anxiety-related disorders, and perfectionism. He has given more than 425 presentations to audiences across four continents, and has been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 450 times in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including CBC, CNN, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, New York Times, Washington Post, Scientific American Mind, and many others.


Past Events

 
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Mindfulness, CBT and the Effective Management of Mood and Anxiety Disorders by Zindel Segal, Ph.D

May 11, 2019

 

Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders, University of Toronto Scarborough

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

9 - 9:30 Registration & Coffee / Pastries
9:30 -12:00 Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 Break for Lunch (Not Provided)
1:00 - 4:00 Presentation
4:00 - 4:30 Wrap up and Evaluations

Middle Collegiate Church (Social Hall)
112 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Register Here

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.

CEs will be available, for a $25 additional fee, from the following certifying bodies:

  • NY Social Work Board

  • NY Mental Health Counseling Board

NYC CBT Members Only: Register by March 29th for $85 for professional members, $65 for student members

After March 29th: $125 for professional members, $80 for student members

Tickets are expected to sell out, so pre-register to reserve your seat now!

Topic Description:

 Recent treatment approaches for anxiety and depressive disorders stress the importance of addressing transdiagnostic factors such as rumination, worry, and impulsivity as part of comprehensive intervention.  Both CBT and training in mindfulness meditation have shown the ability to disengage neural networks supporting rumination and worry, along with enhancing clinical outcomes through increased tolerance of negative affective states. This workshop will explore, from both a data and personal practice perspective, which elements of mindfulness training are best suited to be incorporated into clinical practice, how their utilization can be compatible with a pre-existing CBT therapeutic frame, and how doing so has the potential to yield benefits for both patients and therapists alike.  

 Objectives:

  1.  Review the evidence base for mindfulness meditation in the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders.

  2. Understand how to integrate and appropriately sequence formal/informal mindfulness practices into the psychotherapeutic treatment of Major Depressive Disorder.

  3. Engage in experiential practice of the 3 Minute Breathing Space and understand how brief changes in attentional focus can be used to address negative automatic processing cycles.

Speaker Bio:

Zindel Segal, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto – Scarborough.  Dr. Segal has pioneered the use of mindfulness meditation for promoting wellness in the area of mood disorders.  He has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the past 15 years.  An author of over 10 books and 150 scientific publications, including The Mindful Way Through Depression – a patient guide for achieving mood balance in everyday life – Dr. Segal continues to advocate for the relevance of mindfulness-based clinical care in psychiatry and mental health. For Dr. Segal’s Ted Talk, please click HERE.


 
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NYC-CBT Spring Social Event

APRIL 11, 2019

 

Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Location: The Wayfarer – Upstairs Lounge

Please join your friends and colleagues from the NYC Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association in collaboration with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy for an evening of networking, socializing and discussion of all things CBT and beyond! All are welcome from students to early career professionals to seasoned NYC-CBT veterans.

Complimentary appetizers and cash bar at the Wayfarer Upstairs Lounge, 101 West 57th Street.

RSVP HERE


 
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Facing the Darkness: Using Behavioral Engagement Strategies in CBT Treatment for Depression with Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., ABPP

MARCH 13, 2019

 

Clinic Director, Psychological Services Center, University of Massachusetts, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Amherst, MA

 Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

 Registration: 6:30-7:00pm

Speaker Presentation: 7:00-8:00pm

Q&A: 8:00-8:30pm

 Weill Cornell Medical College

1300 York Avenue, Room C-200

New York, NY 10065

Register Here

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

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

Topic Description:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression is one of the most well studied talk therapies with strong empirical support.  The model has included behavioral strategies such as pleasure and mastery ratings and activity scheduling. More recently, interest has emerged in traditional behavioral treatments for depression and behavioral activation (BA) resurfaced as a specific treatment for depression.  BA has added an emphasis on identifying and modifying depressed clients’ avoidance patterns and ruminative thought processes. These processes often function as disengagement strategies for clients struggling with depressed mood and difficulties regulating affect. The functional and behavioral aspects of treatment can be enhanced in traditional CBT for depression, and incorporated into an overall treatment plan and case conceptualization to assist clients in fully engaging in life and moving beyond the pull of depression.

Speaker Bio:

Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist (in NY, WA, WI and MA) and is the Clinic Director of the Psychological Services Center – the training clinic for doctoral students – at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  A co-author of 8 books, and author of many published articles and chapters, Dr. Martell is an internationally recognized workshop leader and scholar in the areas of behavioral activation, affirmative CBT for sexual minorities, and integrative-behavioral couples therapies applied to same-sex couples. 


 
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NYC-CBT Cocktail Happy Hour at ABCT

NOVEMBER 15, 2018

 

Please join us at the ABCT conference for a
NYC-CBT Cocktail Happy Hour

WhereThe American bar/restaurant (main lobby bar)
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington,
District Of Columbia 20008 USA

When: Thursday November 15th, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Members: Pick up your NYC-CBT Ribbon in the Registration area


 
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Skills for Healthy Relationships: Building Romantic Competence in Couples and Individuals with Joanne Davila, PhD

OCTOBER 18, 2018

 

The New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association

Presents

Skills for Healthy Relationships: Building Romantic Competence in Couples and Individuals

By

Joanne Davila, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University

October 18, 2018

Albert Ellis Institute
145 E. 32nd Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Registration: 6:00-6:30pm
Speaker Presentation: 6:30-7:30pm
Q&A: 7:30-8pm
Wine and Cheese: 8:00-8:45pm

Register Here

Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Please note, NYC-CBT does not offer refunds for events.

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

Topic Description:

Relationship problems are rampant, and although people may know what a healthy relationship should look like, they often lack the skills to create one. This presentation focuses on the construct of romantic competence – the capacity for people to function adaptively in their romantic lives at all stages of the relationship process, regardless of relationship status or type. Dr. Davila will describe her model of the skills people need to function well in their romantic lives, focusing on insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation, and provide strategies for helping individuals and couples develop and enact these skills.

Learning Objectives:

You will learn…
1. How to conceptualize relationship difficulties according to the model of romantic competence
2. How to help clients assess their relational needs and use those to guide their relationship choices
3. How to assist clients with relationship difficulties by helping them develop skills in insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation

Bio:

Joanne Davila is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. She is an internationally known expert on romantic relationships and mental health. She has published widely in this area and is the co-author (with K. Lashman) of “The Thinking Girl's Guide to the Right Guy: How Knowing Yourself Can Help You Navigate Dating, Hookups, and Love” (Guilford Press). She is a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and is the Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist who specializes in evidence-based interventions for relationship problems, anxiety, and depression.


 
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Empowering CBT Interventions with Mindful Compassion with Dennis Tirch, Ph.D.

MAY 16, 2018

 

Director, The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy
President, The Compassionate Mind Foundation

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 
Registration: 6:30-7:00pm
Speaker Presentation: 7:00-8:00pm
Q&A: 8:00-8:30pm
 
NYC Seminar and Conference Center
46 West 24th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10010
 
Register Here
 
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:
The cultivation of mindfulness, acceptance and compassion is one of the primary aims of third generation behavior therapies, like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). Research has repeatedly demonstrated the value of these life changing processes as active variables in psychotherapy. Drawing upon work in ACT, CFT, Relational Frame Theory (RFT), and affective neuroscience, we will examine a model of mindful compassion, with a review of evidence based processes. This talk will provide direct instruction in imagery, meditation and intervention methods that cultivate these central qualities. This discussion will also illustrate how mindful compassion can be related to our evolved capacity for cooperation and parental care. We will explore how the neurophysiology and functional dimensions of attachment dynamics are related to adaptive response flexibility, and consider both the treatment implications and scientific questions generated by an understanding of compassion. Through this discussion, we will deepen our understanding of the relationships among compassion, flexibility and courage. 

Objectives:
1. Participants will learn, and be able to teach, a scientific model of mindfulness, acceptance and compassion
2. Participants will be able to practice and facilitate compassion focused imagery and meditative practices
3. Participants will be able to draw upon the substantial scientific literature supporting mindfulness and compassion focused interventions
 
Speaker Bio:
NYC-CBT Past President and Founding Fellow, Dr. Dennis Tirch is an internationally known expert on CFT, ACT and Buddhist Psychology. Dr. Tirch is the founder and Director of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy; President of The Compassionate Mind Foundation; and serves on the faculty of Icahn Medical School at Mt. Sinai. Dr. Tirch is an author of 6 books, and numerous chapters and peer reviewed articles, concerning compassion, mindfulness and acceptance in psychotherapy. He has also served on the faculty of Cornell Weill Medical College and Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Tirch served as the Associate Director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Tirch regularly conducts Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trainings, consultation & workshops globally, training hundreds of people each year in advanced applications of evidence based therapy. Dr. Tirch is a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS); a Diplomate, Fellow & Certified Consultant & Trainer for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and Founding President Emeritus of The New York City Chapter of ACBS. Dr. Tirch is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Contextual Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Tirch’s work has been featured in numerous media outlets from the Wall Street Journal to NPR. 


 
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NYC-CBT Spring Social Event

APRIL 9, 2018

 

Please join your friends and colleagues from the NYC Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association for an evening of networking, socializing and discussion of all things CBT and beyond! All are welcome from students to early career professionals to seasoned NYC-CBT veterans.

Light appetizers and cash bar at the Library Bar- Hudson Hotel, 358 W 58th St.

Date: Monday, April 9th, 2018
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: The Library Bar at Hudson Hotel

RSVP TO: DRADAMWEISSMAN@CHILDFAMILYINSTITUTE.COM


 
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Life After Grad School: Navigating Building Careers in Clinical Psychology and Social Work

MARCH 5, 2018

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT NAVIGATING LIFE DURING AND AFTER GRADUATE SCHOOL

Topics will include:

  • Experiences to acquire during training

  • Licensure, including how social workers can earn their clinical license

  • Starting, building and maintaining a private practice

  • Treating various patient populations

  • Supervision and consultation

  • Professional community

  • Self-care and burn out

  • Your questions

Monday, March 5th, 2018
Registration: 6:30-7:00pm
Panel Discussion/ Q&A: 7:00-8:30pm
Free for students and early career professionals!

Register Here

NYC Seminar and Conference Center
Training Room 3 (Lower Level)
71 West 23rd Street
New York, NY  10010

Our Panel:

  • Anna R. Edwards, Ph.D.- Clinical Psychologist

  • Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD- Clinical Social Worker

  • Lindsay G. Tulchin, Ph.D.- Clinical Psychologist

  • Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D.- Clinical Psychologist

Please email Lindsaygtulchinphd@gmail.com or your Graduate School Liaison (if applicable) with questions you’d like us to answer or bring questions with you to ask during the talk!


 
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The Sexual Tipping Point Model: Diagnosing & Treating Sexual Disorders with Michael A. Perelman, Ph.D.

JANUARY 25, 2018

 

Co-Director, Human Sexuality Program
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychology in Psychiatry
Former Clinical Professor of Reproductive Medicine & Urology
Weill Cornell Medicine | New York-Presbyterian        
&
Founder & Chairman, MAP Education & Research Foundation

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Registration: 6:30-7:00pm
Speaker Presentation: 7:00-8:00pm
Q&A: 8:00-8:30pm

Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Rm. C-200
New York, NY 10065

TOPIC DESCRIPTION:

This presentation will describe and illustrate the Sexual Tipping Point® model’s (STP) integrated approach to understanding the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders*. The greatest advantage of the Sexual Tipping Point Model (STP) model is its simplicity and the ease with which it provides clinicians as well as their clients (and partners) with a common sense explanation of sexual problems and potential solutions. Unlike most other biopsychosocial dual-control models, the STP was developed specifically as a heuristic for clinicians, patients, and partners to visualize and understand the overwhelming number of interrelated organic and psychosocial factors that predispose, precipitate, maintain, and exacerbate sexual disorders. Its illustrations can be used to help minimize blame and hurt feelings while offering hope. Adopting a Sexual Tipping Point® model and a transdisciplinary approach (that integrates counseling with current and emerging medical/surgical techniques for the treatment of male and female sexual disorders) helps demystify the delicate system of balances needed to facilitate treatment success and patient satisfaction. 

YOU WILL LEARN:

1. Participants will learn how to apply the Sexual Tipping Point® model within a cognitive behavioral framework to diagnose and treat sexual disorders. 
2. Participants will learn to utilize a “sex status” as a methodology for taking a focused sex history with their clients. 
3. Participants will learn how to coordinate care with medical colleagues when prescription pharmaceuticals need to be integrated with counseling to provide the most elegant efficacious and safe treatment for their clients. 

*Trademark registration owned by the MAP Education & Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity [mapedfund.org].

SPEAKER BIO:

Dr. Michael A. Perelman is a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychology in Psychiatry and former Clinical Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine.  He is the Co-Director of the Human Sexuality Program at N Y Presbyterian Hospital. In 2012 he founded the MAP Education and Research Foundation (mapedfund.org), which educates healthcare providers about biopsychosocial behavioral and cultural approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders.  Dr. Perelman served on several professional organization boards of directors and was the President of The Society for Sex Therapy and Research.  He was elected a Fellow of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the International Society for Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex. He served on the Sexual Function Advisory Council of the American Urological Association, the Standards Committee of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, and the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V Task Force as an Advisor. In 2015, Div. 43 of the American Psychological Association has presented him with the James W. Maddock Faculty Award. The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) certifies him as a sex therapy diplomate, supervisor, sex educator, sex counselor, CE provider, and honored him with their 2012 Award for Professional Standard of Excellence. His co-edited, Management Of Sexual Dysfunction In Men And Women: An Integrated Approach, was published in 2016, and he is the Emeritus Editor in Chief for Current Sexual Health Reports. He has published over 60 peer reviewed articles, as well as countless abstracts, posters, and over 25 chapters in sexual medicine texts along with delivering over 275 invited presentations. 


 
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Implementing LGB-affirmative CBT: A Transdiagnostic Minority Stress Treatment Approach with Dr. John Pachankis

OCTOBER 30, 2017

 

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

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:
1. How to summarize psychiatric epidemiologic findings related to sexual orientation and mental health
2. How to recognize clinical presentations of sexual minority stress
3. 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.