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The Dodo Bird Hypothesis & the APA Resolution of Psychotherapy Effectiveness with Dr Ray DiGiuseppe

MARCH 27, 2014

 

NYC CBT Presents: Are All Psychotherapies Equally Effective? 

About Dr Ray DiGiuseppe

Ray DiGiuseppe received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University. He was elected a fellow of APA divisions 12, 16, 29, 43.  His most recent publications include Understanding Anger Disorders and the Anger Disorders Scale, and The Practitioner Guide to rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He is Professor and chairperson of the Psychology Department at St. John’s University, and Director of Education at the Albert Ellis Institute. He served a Present of ABCT in 2006-2007 and is president of the Division of Psychotherapy (29) of APA.

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


 

Reshaping Grief and Remaking Life After Loss with Dr Katharine Shear, MD

JANUARY 29, 2014

 

NYC CBT Presents: Reshaping Grief and Remaking Life After Loss

About Dr Katherine Shear, MD

Katherine Shear, M.D. is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University School of Social Work and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is also Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work. Dr. Shear developed a novel composite psychotherapy for the syndrome of complicated grief. Her work culminated in publication of the first randomized controlled treatment study for CG. In 2007, Dr. Shear received a 5-year grant from the National Institute for Mental health to conduct the first clinical study to determine the effects of two different models of treatment for CG in older adults. In 2009, she received a second 5-year NIH grant for a complicated grief multisite treatment study examining the merits of antidepressant medication with and without complicated grief treatment.

About 2.5 million people in the United States and 59 million people worldwide die every year. If each person has on average three very close friends and relatives, at least 7.5 million people in the US and 177 million people in the world are bereaved each year. The death of a loved one is a uniquely challenging life experience, one of the most difficult a person can face. Yet, most people find a way to come to terms with the loss and restore a sense of meaning and purpose in their own lives. However, for an important subgroup, mourning is derailed leading to development of complicated grief (CG). CG can be reliably identified, is different from DSM-5 mood and anxiety disorders, and is associated with substantial distress and impairment, including a high risk for suicidal ideation and behavior. People with CG need treatment. Clinicians need to be able to understand, recognize and treat complicated grief and achieve the overarching goal of addressing grief complications and revitalizing and supporting the natural mourning process.

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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Back from the Brink: Using CBT to Help Suicidal Persons to Choose to Live with Cory Newman PhD

SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

 

NYC CBT Presents: Back from the Brink: Using CBT to Help Suicidal Persons to Choose to Live 

About Cory Newman PhD 

Cory Newman, Ph.D., ABPP is Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Professor of Psychology, in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Newman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Newman has served as a protocol therapist and supervisor in a number of large-scale psychotherapy outcome studies, including the Penn-Vanderbilt-Rush Treatment of Depression Projects and the NIDA Multisite Collaborative Study on Treatments for Cocaine Abuse. Dr. Newman is an international lecturer, having presented scores of cognitive therapy workshops and seminars across North America, as well as fifteen countries in Europe, South America, and Asia. Dr. Newman is the lead author on dozens of articles and chapters on cognitive therapy for a wide range of disorders, and has authored or co-authored five books, including Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide Through Cognitive Therapy, and the recently released Core Competencies in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Becoming an Effective and Competent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist.

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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Buried in Treasures: The Nature and Treatment of Hoarding Disorder with David Tolin PhD

JUNE 18, 2013

 

NYC CBT Presents: Buried in Treasures: The Nature and Treatment of Hoarding Disorder with David Tolin PhD, ABBP

As seen on Hoarders and The OCD Project

About Dr DavidTolin

Dr. Tolin is the founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at The Institute of Living and Adjunct Associate Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. He is President-Elect of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and recipient of the awards for Distinguished Contribution to the Science of Psychology and Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology from the Connecticut Psychological Association.  Dr. Tolin is the author of over 100 journal articles, books, and book chapters, and his research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.  A leading expert on hoarding disorder, Dr. Tolin is the author of the book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, as well as the bookFace Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions. He was the first psychologist featured on the A&E seriesHoarders, and was the host of the VH1 series The OCD Project and the Oxygen series My Shopping Addiction. He has been a recurrent guest on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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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Status Update on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Maximizing Treatment Response with Dr Lata McGinn

APRIL 9, 2013

 

NYC CBT Presents: Status Update on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Maximizing Treatment Response

About Dr. Lata K. McGinn

Dr. McGinn is Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Doctoral Clinical Program, and Director of the University-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is also co-founder of Cognitive Behavioral Consultants (CBC), a group practice located in Manhattan and White Plains, New York. Dr. McGinn specializes in anxiety and mood disorders and has authored numerous articles and chapters including two books titled “Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” and “Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders.” Dr. McGinn is President of the International Association of Cognitive Therapy and is on the board of directors of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is a founding fellow and Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and was appointed a Beck Institute Scholar in recognition of her contributions to the field of cognitive therapy. She is also associate editor of the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research, is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy and on the advisory board of the Journal of Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy. She also serves on Division 12, APA’s taskforce on Evidence-Based Doctoral Training.

Dr. Lata K. McGinn will provide a status update on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to help professionals maximize treatment gains for patients who are often hard to treat. Comprehensive evidence-based treatment strategies and the latest research findings will be presented along with clinical tips to achieve optimal efficacy in patients who present clinical challenges.

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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Motivational Enhancement Therapy with Dr Eric D. Collins, M.D.

MARCH 5, 2013

 

NYC CBT in association with Silver Hill Hospital Presents: Motivational Enhancement Therapy

About Dr Eric D. Collins, M.D. 

Dr. Collins is Physician-in-Chief at Silver Hill Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr Collins is board certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

This presentation will focus on the fundamental theory and practice of motivational interviewing (MI), with a particular focus on the use of MI in the treatment of patients with addictions. Dr. Collins will address the use of MI in patients with psychiatric co-morbidities, and the attendees should gain a broad understanding that will allow them to apply MI techniques in patients with other conditions

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

$50 for professional member ticket

$60 for professional non-member ticket


 

Treating Chronic Worry and Anxiety using an Integrative Emotional Regulation Approach with Dr Douglas Mennin., Ph.D.

DECEMBER 5, 2012

 

NYC-CBT Association and the Albert Ellis Institute Presents: Treating Chronic Worry and Anxiety using an Integrative Emotional Regulation Approach 

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by chronic anxiety, worry, and tension and is often seen, clinically, as occurring during a depressive episode. Despite causing significant life dissatisfaction, poorer marital functioning, and increased health care utilization and costs, GAD remains understudied, misunderstood, and hard to treat compared to the other anxiety disorders where our cognitive-behavioral interventions have demonstrated considerable efficacy.  Current cognitive-behavioral approaches to GAD are efficacious but may require additional components and a modification of conceptual framework to produce greater symptom change (including greater focus on depression), meaningful behavioral change, and lasting results in the long term. My colleagues and I have developed an approach to treating chronic worry, anxiety, and co-occurring depression that addresses emotion-related deficits characteristic of the disorder through principled integration of the affect sciences, traditional and acceptance based behavioral approaches, and emotion-focused approaches. Components of this treatment include 1) psychoeducation about chronic worry and anxiety from an emotion regulation perspective, delineation of motivations to avoid and approach, and the development of mindful awareness skills; 2) developing emotion regulation skills that promote a distanced perspective, acceptance, and mindful managing of emotional responses; 3) applying these skills during emotion-based exposure to meaningful behavioral actions and associated internal conflicts to taking these actions; and 4) relapse prevention and termination of the therapeutic relationship. Results from a series of therapy trials on this approach are promising. Although considerable work is still needed, integration of emotion-related approaches may contribute to our ability to treat chronic worry and anxiety.

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