Evidence-based strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Mindfulness
Effective treatments for anxious, depressed and impulsive clients
Neuroscience findings that integrate CBT and Mindfulness with other cutting-edge approaches
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are at the heart of evidenced based psychotherapy. Add to these, clinical applications from the latest research on activating brain centers for positive emotions and you will have an arsenal of cutting edge techniques that are effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and a host of other disorders. These innovative methods accelerate acquisition of adaptive beliefs in child and adult populations.
By attending this seminar you will learn advanced methods to detach from thoughts and help clients regulate emotions. In addition, you will take home symptom specific treatment protocols that combine mindfulness and CBT. Author, expert and national speaker, Kate Cohen-Posey, will provide you with a new, effective approach rooted in research. This is an interactive seminar with demonstrations and exercises that promote the use of novel therapy tools.
Assess the extent of your knowledge of CBT protocols and interventions using fidelity rating scales.
Practice mindfulness exercises that rapidly switch clients from the fight and flight to the rest and digest nervous systems.
List three steps to detach from thoughts and how this accelerates treatment.
Describe brain research that activates centers of positive emotion and circuitry for pleasure and reward.
Implement a neurologically based protocol that combines CBT, mindfulness, and activation of brain centers for positive emotions.
Discuss symptom specific treatment protocols that combine CBT, mindfulness and neurologically enhanced therapy.
CBT, MINDFULNESS, AND THE LATEST RESEARCH
Demonstration: Use the CBT Thought Record
CBT Protocol and Fidelity Scales
Uncover core beliefs with guided discovery
Demonstration: strategies that change core beliefs
The impact of changing 12% of automatic thoughts
Cognitive and affective principles compared
Introduce clients to mindfulness*
Three skills necessary for mindfulness*
Body scans and the dopamine effect*
Neurological advantages of compassion meditation*
Mindfulness, the vagus nerve, and the dive reflex*
Research on the efficacy of Mindfulness
Innovations on Mindfulness and CBT
Cognitive restructuring v. cognitive de-fusion
The language of parts and 2nd person core beliefs
Three Ds: de-centering, de-fusion, dis-identification
Exercise: Identify 2nd Person Core Beliefs
Exercise: Personify core beliefs
Accessing Insight, the self, and consciousness
Exercise: Identify with and name resources*
Neural research on Imagery
Demonstration: Neurologically Enhanced Therapy (NET)
Exercise: Dialogue Between Resources and Parts*
Reverse dialogue-case example
Compare traditional CBT and novel approaches
Treatment Protocols for Specific Disorders
Behavior and anxiety disorders of childhood
Anger management issues-reset affective curits
Panic Disorder-neutralize a surge of adrenalin
OCD-charge an underactive caudate nucleus
Impulse control disorders-apply trauma strategies to positive feeling states
*Items involve experiential exercises
About the Speaker:
Katie Cohen-Posey, MS, LMHC, LMFT is the director at Psychiatric & Psychological, Lakeland, FL, with over 35 years of clinical experience. In addition to training in CBT with Judith Beck, she has integrated her studies of Ericksonian, Gestalt, Ego State, EMDR, somatic, and Brain Spotting therapies into her current approach. She is the author of the best-selling client handbook books, including 12 handouts on mindfulness, 14 handouts for children and adults on CBT, 10 handouts on constructive self-talk. Her book, Empowering Dialogues Within (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2008) gives more than 50 examples of how to externalize automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) and develop healing inner resources. The dominance of ANTs is reduced through dialogue. In a companion book, Making Hostile Words Harmless, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2008), dialogue is used to disarm difficult people. She has translated an extraordinatry amount of research into user friendly treatment approaches.
Kate has studied with the Hokori-Ji Zen Center and has been practicing yoga for many years. A presenter at numerous conferences, her interactive, experiential approach has prompted such comments as: "Loved the ways she teaches"; "Interesting ideas, good theory"; "Unique, very useful tools"; "Practical experience and application"; "Great presenter, interesting, fun, skilled"; "Has given me new insights and tools".