More Past Events


 

Treatment of the Patient with Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Dr. Arthur Freeman

MAY 16, 2017

 

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

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 with Dr. Raymond Chip Tafrate

OCTOBER 13, 2016

 

Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University

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 

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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).


 

Imagined Ugliness: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Dr. Sabine Wilhelm

MAY 12, 2016

 

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

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:
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.


 

Integrative Themes in Psychotherapy: Searching for Universal Principles of Change with Dr. Marvin R. Goldfried

FEBRUARY 8, 2016

 

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

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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.

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).


 

Coming to Terms with Fear with Dr. Joseph LeDoux

OCTOBER 28, 2015

 

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

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 Role of the Family in CBT for Anxiety in Youth with Dr. Ann Marie Albano

MAY 11, 2015

 

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 pm- 9:00 pm

Weill Cornell Medical College
Room: Auditorium A-250
1300 York Ave., New York NY 10065

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.


 

On the precipice of a paradigm shift: Novel therapeutics for PTSD and Anxiety disorders. With JoAnn Difede, Ph.D.

OCTOBER 21, 2014

 

NYC CBT Presents: On the precipice of a paradigm shift: Novel therapeutics for PTSD and Anxiety disorders

About Dr. JoAnn Difede

JoAnn Difede, Ph.D., is a Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, and Director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS). She is internationally recognized for her pioneering work using virtual reality technology in the treatment of PTSD consequent to the WTC attack of September 11, 2001, and more recently in treatment of combat-related PTSD. Dr. Difede is currently serving as PI of a multi-site Department of Defense funded clinical trial, “Enhancing Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Virtual Reality and Imaginal Exposure with a Cognitive Enhancer,” which is investigating how the use of virtual reality and the pharmacologic agent, d-cycloserine, may accelerate recovery from combat-related PTSD among U.S. service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as examining a single candidate gene hypothesis seeking to determine if a variant in brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) will predict treatment response. These results may provide a step toward precision medicine in psychiatry providing groundwork for targeting specific PTSD treatments to the individual patient’s neurobiological and genetic profile. Additionally, Dr. Difede served on the NYC Mayor’s Advisory WTC Working Medical Group for several years. She has advised many corporations, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies in the U.S. and internationally regarding the implementation of best practices for the screening, evaluation and treatment of trauma and PTSD.

Dr. Difede’s work has been featured in many popular media venues including the New Yorker, the NY Times, Newsweek and Scientific American as well as on many television programs including the Charlie Rose Show Brain Series, CNN, NBC and ABC’s World News Tonight. Notably, she was featured in New York magazine’s Best Doctors issue in 2005 for her work developing a virtual reality-based treatment for PTSD.

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

Wine and cheese reception to follow the event

$30 for professional member ticket

$40 for professional non-member ticket

$15 for student member ticket

$20 for student non-member ticket

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CBT in the Age of the DSM-5 and RDoC with Dr Stefan Hoffman

MAY 13, 2014

 

NYC CBT Presents: CBT in the Age of the DSM-5 and RDoC

About Dr Stefan G. Hofman PhD

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology at Boston University where he directs the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory. His main research focuses on the mechanism of treatment change, translating discoveries from neuroscience into clinical applications, emotion regulation strategies, and cultural expressions of psychopathology, such as social anxiety disorder. He has more than 200 scientific publications and 15 books. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, president-elect of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, the editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research, Associate Editor of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Modern CBT refers to a family of interventions that has evolved from a specific treatment model into a mature and empirically-supported approach that incorporates a wide variety of patient-tailored treatment techniques. In this presentation, Dr. Hofmann will discuss some exciting new advancements in CBT that are an expansion of its underlying core model. Dr. Hofmann will go on to propose that these techniques and principles could serve as the framework of a new, clinically relevant nosological system.

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

$30 for professional member ticket

$40 for professional non-member ticket

$15 for student member ticket

$20 for student non-member ticket

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