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CBT for Chronic Medical Conditions

This workshop, taught by Allen Miller, PhD., offers practical tools useful for planning and implementing treatment for patients with a variety of chronic medical conditions.

Participants will learn to conceptualize clients according to the cognitive model, use motivational techniques, develop treatment and action plans, integrate relaxation and mindfulness techniques, and encourage clients to make healthy lifestyle choices. Techniques will be presented to help patients respond to dysfunctional beliefs related to hopelessness, discouragement and unfairness—and other cognitions that undermine their motivation and sense of self-efficacy.  This interactive workshop includes case discussions and experiential exercises.

This workshop is designed for mental health and allied health practitioners, including physicians, nurses, and psychiatrists who treat patients in a medical setting.

Available Dates in 2019:

  • February 11-13
  • August 19-21

$900

Workshop Times:

8:45am – 4:00pm

Workshop Location:

Beck Institute

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CE/CME:

18 credits

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All trainees receive a Certificate of Workshop Attendance verifying participation in this program.

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Workshop Curriculum

Monday, August 19

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Overview for Using CBT with Medical Patients, Allen Miller, PhD
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Conceptualization of Medical Conditions, Allen Miller, PhD
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15
    Therapeutic Relationship and Motivational Techniques, Allen Miller, PhD
  • 2:15 – 2:20
    Break
  • 2:20 – 4:00
    Therapeutic Relationship and Motivational Techniques (cont’d.), Allen Miller, PhD

Tuesday, August 20

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Goal Setting and Treatment Planning for Medical Patients, Allen Miller, PhD
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Structure of Cognitive Therapy Sessions and Behavioral Activation, Allen Miller, PhD
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15
    Behavioral Techniques (Mindfulness, Relaxation), Allen Miller, PhD
  • 2:15 – 2:20
    Break
  • 2:20 – 4:00
    Advances in Cognitive Therapy with Aaron T. Beck, MD, Allen Miller, PhD

Wednesday, August 21

  • 8:45 – 10:30
    Decatastrophizing Beliefs, Allen Miller, PhD
  • 10:30 – 10:35
    Break
  • 10:35 – 12:00
    Adapting CBT to Medical Settings, Allen Miller, PhD
  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15
    Evaluating Core Beliefs and Developing Alternative Beliefs, Allen Miller, PhD
  • 2:15 – 2:20
    Break
  • 2:20 – 4:00
    Action Planning to Keep Patients Engaged Between Sessions, Allen Miller, PhD

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