ACT Webinars Season 5: Session 12

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with Steven C. Hayes, PhD, and Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been an enormous empirical and practical success over its 50+ year history. The situation surrounding evidence-based care has dramatically changed, however, and it is important for CBT to change as well. For decades, evidence-based therapy has been defined in terms of scientifically validated protocols focused on syndromes. That era is now fading away. This episode will feature didactic presentations, demonstration of practical strategies, and exercises on how to utilize the core competencies of CBT in a pragmatic way that honors the behavioral, cognitive, and acceptance and mindfulness wings of the tradition in a new form of Process-Based CBT.

Stefan Hofmann and Steven C. Hayes will review the history of this change, and will point to how you can begin to develop a more functional approach to diagnosis that is based on known processes of change and the specifics of a given case. We will explore the role of models that organize key change processes, and how this can open up clinical practice to forms of evidence-based methods that are fitted to the clients goals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the reasons behind the decline of the DSM as a diagnostic system.
  2. Link case features to known process of change.
  3. Explain how methods draw from different wings of CBT can be integrated in a progressive way.