Process-Based CBT for Anxiety
An Alternative to Syndrome-Focused Treatments
About This Course
Process-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PB-CBT) is an alternative to the contemporary approach. It is a radical departure from the latent disease model of the DSM and the absurd proliferation of the protocols-for-syndrome approach. Instead, PB-CBT focuses on how to best target and change core biopsychosocial processes in a specific situation for given goals with a given client. This approach recognizes that psychotherapy typically involves non-linear (rather than linear), bidirectional (rather than unidirectional), and dynamic changes of many (rather than only a few) interconnected variables. Effective therapy changes the entire system toward a stable and adaptive state. For therapy to be most effective, we, therefore, need to embrace a systematic, assessment-guided, and theory-based approach to understand the relationships of the various problems of a given client. Functional analysis, the foundation of behavior therapy, provides the basis to understand these relationships. PB-CBT acknowledges the complexity, inter-relatedness, and multidimensional levels of problems in a given client. This workshop will illustrate how PB-CBT is used to target key treatment processes by combining functional analysis with a dynamic and person-specific network approach. To illustrate the unique features of the treatment, two common anxiety-related problems are discussed in detail: social anxiety and generalized anxiety. To illustrate the unique features, the contemporary approach will be juxtaposed with PB-CBT to target specific processes in a specific client.
Session 1 | August 3, 2021, 12 PM—2 PM EDT
From Protocols-for-Syndrome to Process-based Therapy
Session 2 | August 10, 2021, 12 PM—2 PM EDT
The Nature and Treatments of Anxiety
Session 3 | August 17, 2021, 12 PM—2 PM EDT
A Treatment Protocol for “Generalized Anxiety Disorder”
Session 4 | August 24, 2021, 12 PM—2 PM EDT
The PBT Alternative for Treating Generalized Anxiety and Worry
Session 5 | August 31, 2021, 12 PM—2 PM EDT
A Treatment Protocol for “Social Anxiety Disorder”
Session 6 | September 7, 2021, 12 PM—2 PM EDT
The PBT Alternative for Treating Social Anxiety
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the limitations of a latent disease model.
- Develop a functional analysis based on network theory.
- Apply evolutionary science to a mental health issues.
- Identify the dimensions of mental health as adaptation.
- Describe the principles of evolutionary science: Variation, selection, and retention in context.
- Select the most appropriate treatment strategies to a given problem.
- Contrast the syndrome-based protocol treatment of GAD with a PB-CBT approach.
- Contrast the syndrome-based protocol treatment of SAD with a PB-CBT approach
Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 12 CE Hours by the following:
- NBCC – National Counselors
- NAADAC – Drug & Alcohol Counselors
- WESPSB – Educators
- ACCME – Physicians
- ANCC – Nurses
- APA - Psychologist: Institute for Better Health, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Institute for Better Health, Inc maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
- NY State: Social Worker, Counselor, & Psychologists
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Hofmann, S. G. (2020). The anxiety skills workbook: Simple CBT and mindfulness strategies for overcoming anxiety, fear, and worry. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press. ISBN: 1684034523
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