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Primary and Advanced Practicum in Rational Emotive and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy

CAPE TOWN
11-13 MARCH 2016


The Center for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in association with the Albert Ellis Institute is pleased to announce the dates for the following Primary and Advanced Practicums in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

These intensive and highly experiential three day practicums will be presented in Cape Town from 11-13 March 2016.

Both the Primary and Advanced Practicums replicate the same practicums as presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus bringing world class professional training in CBT and REBT at a fraction of the cost.

Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Advanced and Associate Fellow Practicums respectively. The Primary and Advanced Practicums are accredited by the American Psychological Association for 24 and 28 CE credits respectively.



Primary Practicum Certificate In Rational Emotive And Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

This intensive three-day practicum will be presented in Cape Town for the sixth time from 11-13 March 2016. The practicum will be hosted in collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. This three-day practicum will closely follow the three-day primary practicum presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus providing world class professional training in REBT and CBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicums in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. This practicum therefore involves three full morning seminars on CBT and REBT theory aimed at assessment, case conceptualization and treatment of a variety of emotional and behavioural problems. Afternoon sessions will entail small group supervision where delegates will be exposed to learning how to assess for, conceptualize and intervene with dysfunctional thinking underlying emotional and behavioural problems. Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Advanced Practicum. The Advanced Practicum is being held concurrently but is only open to delegates with Primary Practicum certificates. The workshop is accredited by the American Psychological Association for 24 CE credits.

PROGRAM

Professionals will further their knowledge of rational-emotive and cognitive behavior therapy, as well as up-to-date research and clinical applications, and will receive individual supervision in small groups.

During the 3-Day Primary Practicum, participants will learn to:

  • Understand and apply the REBT theory of emotional disturbance and change.
  • Apply the ABC model to a wide range of clinical issues.
  • Identify, challenge and dispute clients' dysfunctional thoughts.
  • Construct and teach clients how to develop new adaptive thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Participants will receive:

  • The opportunity to observe live demonstrations of therapy sessions.
  • 12 hours of lectures on practical assessment strategies, case conceptualizations, and intervention skills.
  • 12 hours of small group supervised practice of REBT and CBT skills.

FACULTY

  • Dr. Kristene Doyle, Associate Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services of the Albert Ellis Institute; Faculty, St. John's University
  • Bradley Drake, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.
  • Jaco Rossouw, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.
  • Dr Richard Bennett, Clinical Psychologist, University of Birmingham, UK, and Associate Fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and graduate students. Minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master's degree in psychology or counseling. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcohol/drug counselors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate. Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

REQUIRED READING LIST

  • Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy, 3rd Ed. (DiGiuseppe, Doyle, Dryden and Backx, 2014)
  • A Guide to Rational Living (Ellis & Harper)
  • A Primer on RET (Dryden & DiGiuseppe)
  • REBT Therapist's Pocket Companion (Dryden & Neenan)
  • First Steps in REBT (Dryden)

PRACTICUM FEES

Early Registration (Closing strictly on the 18th December 2015)

  • R3750 deposit payable STRICTLY by 18th December 2015 to secure early registration fee
  • Outstanding amount of R4000 payable STRICTLY by 29th January 2016
  • Total amount payable for early registration: R7750

Late Registration (Closing strictly on the 19th of February 2016)

  • R8750 per person (Total payable by 19th February 2016)

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited to 16 due to the small group supervision component and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

Application Form


Advanced Practicum Certificate In Rational Emotive And Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

This intensive three-day practicum will be presented in Cape Town for the fifth time from 11-13 March 2016. The practicum will be hosted in collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. This three-day practicum will closely follow the four-day primary practicum presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus providing world class professional training in REBT and CBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicums in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. This practicum therefore involves three half-day seminars on CBT and REBT theory at an advanced level with greater emphasis on cognitive disputation, homework and behavioural assignments. Morning sessions will entail small group supervision where delegates will continue with exposure to the assessment and conceptualization of emotional and behavioural problems. Greater emphasis will be placed on cognitive restructuring than what is typical of the primary practicum. Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Associate Fellowship Practicum. The workshop is accredited by the American Psychological Association for 28 CE credits.

PROGRAM

Professionals will further their knowledge of rational-emotive and cognitive behavior therapy, as well as up-to-date research and clinical applications, and will receive individual supervision in small groups.

During the 3-Day Advanced Practicum, participants will learn:

  • Comprehensive strategies for challenging clients' dysfunctional thinking and creating new rational philosophies.
  • Developing case conceptualizations of REBT and CBT for numerous clinical disorders.
  • Integrating affective and behavioural interventions into each session of therapy.
  • Understanding the theory, research, and clinical intervention on self-schemas and self-worth.

Participants will receive:

  • 14 hours of lectures on advanced assessment strategies, case conceptualizations, and intervention skills.
  • 14 hours of small group supervised practice of REBT and CBT skills.
  • Live demonstrations of therapy sessions.

FACULTY

  • Dr. Kristene Doyle, Associate Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services of the Albert Ellis Institute; Faculty, St. John's University
  • Bradley Drake, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.
  • Jaco Rossouw, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.
  • Dr Richard Bennett, Clinical Psychologist, University of Birmingham, UK, and Associate Fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.

ELIGIBILITY

Primary Practicum Certificate

REQUIRED READING LIST

  • Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy, 3rd Ed. (DiGiuseppe, Doyle, Dryden and Backx, 2014)
  • The REBT Resource Book
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You

PRACTICUM FEES

Early Registration (Closing strictly on the 18th December 2015)

  • R3750 deposit payable STRICTLY by 18th December 2015 to secure early registration fee
  • Outstanding amount of R4000 payable STRICTLY by 29th January 2016
  • Total amount payable for early registration: R7750

Late Registration (Closing strictly on the 19th of February 2016)

  • R8750 per person (Total payable by 19th February 2016)

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited to 16 due to the small group supervision component and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

Application Form
Exposure Therapy: An Essential Component of CBT Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
CAPE TOWN
24-25 October 2015

It's well known that anxiety disorders are the most prevalent set of psychiatric conditions and are estimated to have a life-time prevalence rate as high as 28% within certain populations. Over the course of the last 4 decades, ongoing research into the conceptualization and treatment of anxiety disorders has yielded exciting results and we now know from empirical research that as many as 75% of individuals who receive exposure therapy for their anxiety disorder will experience a significant improvement in symptomatology. Despite this encouraging data, very few South African clinicians have received any training in exposure therapy.

Our very own experience in having presented a variety of workshops on disorder specific treatments in addition to the annual practicums in RECBT, has alerted us to the need for more thorough and dedicated training in exposure therapy.

Many clinicians are aware of the empirical support for the efficacy and effectiveness of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders, but few attempt to use it, often citing a lack of confidence in the implementation of this unfamiliar intervention as a reason. This workshop serves to bridge that gap and provide a thorough introduction to the use of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.

Clinicians should expect to be able to expand their own skill set and clinical practice by developing the most central skills necessary to treat Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias using exposure therapy.

This workshop aims to disseminate the most current theoretical perspectives on the implementation of exposure therapy for both experienced and less experienced clinicians. The primary objective of this workshop will however be to demonstrate the practical implementation of exposure therapy for each of the anxiety disorders. The carefully considered and systematic use of the combination of cognitive, imaginal, interoceptive and situational exposure will be demonstrated for various anxiety presentations. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice conceptualizing anxiety disorder presentations, strategically plan for appropriate exposure-based intervention and actually implement exposure-based interventions for a host of presentations. We hope that this workshop will be the most practical workshop presented thus far and that delegates will walk away from the training, able to return to their practice with sufficient knowledge and confidence in the use of exposure therapy such that the greater treatment seeking community can begin to benefit from this now well established and highly effective treatment approach.




Workshop Objectives:
  • Present the research data supporting the efficacy of Exposure Therapies (ET)
  • Describe the goals of ET (e.g., corrective learning, anxiety/fear tolerance)
  • Describe the theory of fear maintenance, including the role of safety behaviours
  • Present and discuss typical misconceptions held by clinicians about ET
  • Describe and demonstrate the various components of ET, including assessment and the development of SUDS, creating exposure hierarchies, planning and implementing exposure tasks and setting exposure homework
  • Discuss and demonstrate the various forms of of exposure (in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, interoceptive exposure and cognitive exposure)
  • Present and demonstrate common problems during exposure, such as over-engagement, under-engagement and avoidance
  • Describe the principles for debriefing exposure tasks with clients
  • Demonstrate ET as relevant to each of the anxiety disorders
Workshop Fees:

This workshop is HPCSA approved for 15 CPD points.

Early Registration (Closing strictly on the 25th September 2015): R3200 per person

Late Registration (Closing strictly on the 16th October 2015): R3600 per person

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Arrival tea/coffee, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments and lunch is included. Halaal/Kosher meals are available at an additional cost in line with the hotels policy.


Application Form Workshop Program Map to Venue


PRIMARY AND ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN RATIONAL EMOTIVE AND COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
CAPE TOWN
20 FEBRUARY - 22 FEBRUARY 2015

The Center for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in association with the Albert Ellis Institute is pleased to announce the dates for the following Primary and Advanced Practicums in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

These intensive and highly experiential three day practicums will be presented in Cape Town from the 20th February to the 22nd of February 2015.

Both the Primary and Advanced Practicums replicate the same practicums as presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus bringing world class professional training in CBT and REBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicums in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. These practicums therefore involve three half-day seminars on CBT and REBT theory aimed at assessment, case conceptualization and treatment of a variety of emotional and behavioural problems. The second half of the day will entail small group supervision where delegates will be exposed to learning how to assess for, conceptualize and intervene with dysfunctional thinking underlying emotional and behavioural problems.

Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Advanced and Associate Fellow Practicums respectively. The Primary and Advanced Practicums are accredited by the American Psychological Association for 24 and 28 CE credits respectively.



PRIMARY PRACTICUM

This intensive three-day practicum will be presented in Cape Town for the fifth time from the 20th February to the 22nd February 2015. The practicum will be hosted in collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. This three-day practicum will closely follow the three-day primary practicum presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus providing world class professional training in REBT and CBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicum in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. This practicum therefore involves three full morning seminars on CBT and REBT theory aimed at assessment, case conceptualization and treatment of a variety of emotional and behavioural problems. Afternoon sessions will entail small group supervision where delegates will be exposed to learning how to assess for, conceptualize and intervene with dysfunctional thinking underlying emotional and behavioural problems. Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Advanced Practicum. The Advanced Practicum is being held concurrently but is only open to delegates with Primary Practicum certificates. The workshop is accredited by the American Psychological Association for 24 CE credits.

PROGRAM

During the 3-Day Primary Practicum, participants will learn to:

  • Understand and apply the REBT theory of emotional disturbance and change.
  • Apply the ABC model to a wide range of clinical issues.
  • Identify, challenge and dispute clients' dysfunctional thoughts.
  • Construct and teach clients how to develop new adaptive thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Participants will receive:

  • The opportunity to observe live demonstrations of therapy sessions.
  • 12 hours of lectures on practical assessment strategies, case conceptualizations, and intervention skills.
  • 12 hours of small group supervised practice of REBT and CBT skills.

FACULTY

Dr. Kristene Doyle, Associate Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services of the Albert Ellis Institute; Faculty, St. John's University
Bradley Drake, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.
Jaco Rossouw, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and graduate students. Minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master's degree in psychology or counseling. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcohol/drug counselors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate. Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

REQUIRED READING LIST

  • Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy, 3rd Ed. (DiGiuseppe, Doyle, Dryden and Backx, 2014)
  • A Guide to Rational Living (Ellis & Harper)
  • A Primer on RET (Dryden & DiGiuseppe)
  • REBT Therapist's Pocket Companion (Dryden & Neenan)
  • First Steps in REBT (Dryden).

PRACTICUM FEES

Early Registration (Closing strictly on the 19th December 2014)

  • R3750 deposit payable STRICTLY by 19th December 2014 to secure early registration fee.
  • Outstanding amount of R3750 payable STRICTLY by 30 January 2015
  • Total amount payable for early registration: R7500.

Late Registration (Closing strictly on the 13th of February 2015)

  • R8500 per person (Total payable by 13 February 2015)

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited due to the small group supervision component and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

Application Form Map To Venue


Advanced Practicum

This intensive three-day practicum will be presented in Cape Town for the fourth time from the 20th February to the 22nd February 2015. The practicum will be hosted in collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. This three-day practicum will closely follow the four-day primary practicum presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus providing world class professional training in REBT and CBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicum in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. This practicum therefore involves three half-day seminars on CBT and REBT theory at an advanced level with greater emphasis on cognitive disputation, homework and behavioural assignments. Morning sessions will entail small group supervision where delegates will continue with exposure to the assessment and conceptualization of emotional and behavioural problems. Greater emphasis will be placed on cognitive restructuring than what is typical of the primary practicum. Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Associate Fellowship Practicum. The workshop is accredited by the American Psychological Association for 28 CE credits.

PROGRAM

Professionals will further their knowledge of rational-emotive and cognitive behavior therapy, as well as up-to-date research and clinical applications, and will receive individual supervision in small groups.

During the 3-Day Advanced Practicum, participants will learn to:

  • Comprehensive strategies for challenging clients' dysfunctional thinking and creating new rational philosophies.
  • Developing case conceptualizations of REBT and CBT for numerous clinical disorders.
  • Integrating affective and behavioural interventions into each session of therapy.
  • Understanding the theory, research, and clinical intervention on self-schemas and self-worth.

Participants will receive:

  • 14 hours of lectures on advanced assessment strategies, case conceptualizations, and intervention skills.
  • 14 hours of small group supervised practice of REBT and CBT skills.
  • Live demonstrations of therapy sessions.

FACULTY

Dr. Kristene Doyle, Associate Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services of the Albert Ellis Institute; Faculty, St. John's University
Bradley Drake, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.
Jaco Rossouw, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.

ELIGIBILITY

Primary Practicum Certificate.

REQUIRED READING LIST

  • Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy, 3rd Ed. (DiGiuseppe, Doyle, Dryden and Backx, 2014)
  • The REBT Resource Book
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You

PRACTICUM FEES

Early Registration (Closing strictly on the 19th December 2014)

  • R3750 deposit payable STRICTLY by 19th December 2014 to secure early registration fee.
  • Outstanding amount of R3750 payable STRICTLY by 30 January 2015
  • Total amount payable for early registration: R7500.

Late Registration (Closing strictly on the 13th of February 2015)

  • R8500 per person (Total payable by 13 February 2015)

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited due to the small group supervision component and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

Application Form Map To Venue

Exposure Therapy: An Essential Component of CBT Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
Protea Hotel, Midrand, Gauteng
18-19 October 2014

The Center for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is pleased to announce this newly developed workshop on Exposure Therapy. It's well known that anxiety disorders are the most prevalent set of psychiatric conditions and are estimated to have a life-time prevalence rate as high as 28% within certain populations. Over the course of the last 4 decades, ongoing research into the conceptualization and treatment of anxiety disorders has yielded exciting results and we now know from empirical research that as many as 75% of individuals who receive exposure therapy for their anxiety disorder will experience a significant improvement in symptomatology. Despite this encouraging data, very few South African clinicians have received any training in exposure therapy.

Our very own experience in having presented a variety of workshops on disorder specific treatments in addition to the annual practicums in RECBT, has alerted us to the need for more thorough and dedicated training in exposure therapy.

Many clinicians are aware of the empirical support for the efficacy and effectiveness of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders, but few attempt to use it, often citing a lack of confidence in the implementation of this unfamiliar intervention as a reason. This workshop serves to bridge that gap and provide a thorough introduction to the use of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.

Clinicians should expect to be able to expand their own skill set and clinical practice by developing the most central skills necessary to treat Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias using exposure therapy.

This workshop aims to disseminate the most current theoretical perspectives on the implementation of exposure therapy for both experienced and less experienced clinicians. The primary objective of this workshop will however be to demonstrate the practical implementation of exposure therapy for each of the anxiety disorders. The carefully considered and systematic use of the combination of cognitive, imaginal, interoceptive and situational exposure will be demonstrated for various anxiety presentations. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice conceptualizing anxiety disorder presentations, strategically plan for appropriate exposure-based intervention and actually implement exposure-based interventions for a host of presentations. We hope that this workshop will be the most practical workshop presented thus far and that delegates will walk away from the training, able to return to their practice with sufficient knowledge and confidence in the use of exposure therapy such that the greater treatment seeking community can begin to benefit from this now well established and highly effective treatment approach.




Workshop Objectives:
  • Present the research data supporting the efficacy of Exposure Therapies (ET)
  • Describe the goals of ET (e.g., corrective learning, anxiety/fear tolerance)
  • Describe the theory of fear maintenance, including the role of safety behaviours
  • Present and discuss typical misconceptions held by clinicians about ET
  • Describe and demonstrate the various components of ET, including assessment and the development of SUDS, creating exposure hierarchies, planning and implementing exposure tasks and setting exposure homework
  • Discuss and demonstrate the various forms of of exposure (in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, interoceptive exposure and cognitive exposure)
  • Present and demonstrate common problems during exposure, such as over-engagement, under-engagement and avoidance
  • Describe the principles for debriefing exposure tasks with clients
  • Demonstrate ET as relevant to each of the anxiety disorders
Workshop Fees:

Early Registration (Closing strictly on the 19th September 2014)

  • R3000 per person
Late Registration (Closing strictly on the 10th October 2014)
  • R3500 per person

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Arrival tea/coffee, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments and lunch is included. Halaal/Kosher meals are available at an additional cost in line with the hotels policy.

Application Form Workshop Program Map to Venue



Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for Social Phobia:
Empirically Supported, Disorder Specific Treatment Strategies
Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town: 19-20 October 2013
Protea Hotel, Midrand: 2-3 November 2013

Social phobia is arguably one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders within the general population and has been associated with a lifetime prevalence of as high as 12%. It represents the most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder. Additionally, subclinical presentations and shyness have been reported by up to 40% of the population. Social phobia appears to often run a chronic and unremitting course and initial symptoms are often present during early stages of adolescence. Left untreated, it can adversely influence the development of children and teenagers on multiple levels and impact substantially on adult functioning. Social phobia thus often also precedes the development of other comorbid disorders with major depression and substance abuse being most common.

Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment for social phobia and has been shown to be effective with both specific and generalized subtypes. Controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy of CBT for social phobia both in terms of symptom reduction and functionality. CBT is no less effective than pharmacological treatments and may even be superior with respect to relapse risk subsequent to active treatment withdrawal.

During this 2-day workshop, contemporary treatment models will be presented. The primary objective of the workshop will be to equip clinicians sufficiently to assess various clinical presentations and develop a clinical conceptualization informed by empirically supported theoretical models. Conceptualization driven treatment strategies will be presented using practical demonstrations, experiential learning exercise and video case example.

Comprehensive notes, therapy worksheets, refreshments and lunch are included. The workshop is accredited for 16 CPD points.


Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Obssessive-Compulsive Disorder
DURBAN
28th and 29th of September 2013

This intensive two-day professional training workshop on empirically supported, up-to-date therapeutic and treatment strategies in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) will be presented by Bradley Drake and Jaco Rossouw in Durban on the 28th and 29th of September 2013.

OCD typically presents across all age groups. The effective treatment of OCD using CBT, or CBT in combination with medication is well documented and CBT is the prescribed treatment in practice guidelines for OCD in the UK (www.nice.org.uk), the USA (www.psych.org) and the Netherlands (www.trimbos.nl). Non-CBT psychotherapy interventions for OCD could well be considered to not be in line with best practice guidelines.

This highly informative yet practical 2-day workshop will provide delegates with a thorough CBT conceptualisation of OCD. Recent theory will be presented together with hands-on treatment guidelines for the management of OCD in children (younger than eight), older children and young adolescents as well as adults. This workshop aims to provide psychotherapists with the most up to date information on the theoretical conceptualisation and treatment of OCD. The cornerstone of behavioural intervention (exposure and response prevention (ERP) as originated by Foa, will be comprehensively covered and based on their 4-day training practicum. Cognitive models and associated interventions, based largely on the work of Rachman, Salkovskis, Whittal and Radomsky will follow.

A strong emphasis on treatment and experiential learning with regards to cognitive restructuring and behavioural intervention will be employed. Video demonstration, live interviews and practical role plays will be used throughout the workshop. Several assessment scales and treatment aids will also be made available.

The workshop therefore aims to cover assessment, functional analysis and conceptualisation and CBT intervention strategies. A specific focus on flexibly applying and adapting intervention for various OCD themes including contamination (physical/mental), checking and so-called "pure obsessions" (aggression/sexual/moral-religious) will be employed for both adults and children.

It is the goal of the workshop to assist clinicians to be able to effectively implement up-to-date interventions.

Please see the links below for the registration form and workshop fees, the course outline and venue map.



WORKSHOP DETAILS
DATE: 28th and 29th of September 2013
VENUE: Sica's Guest House, Durban

APPLICATION FORM COURSE OUTLINE MAP TO VENUE

PRIMARY AND ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN RATIONAL EMOTIVE AND COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
CAPE TOWN
1-3 MARCH 2013

  Practicum Schedule: Primary and Advanced Practicum

The Center for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in association with the Albert Ellis Institute is pleased to announce the dates for the following Primary and Advanced Practicums in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

These intensive and highly experiential three day practicums will be presented in Cape Town from the 1st to the 3rd of March 2013.

Both the Primary and Advanced Practicums replicate the same practicums as presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus bringing world class professional training in CBT and REBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicums in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. These practicums therefore involve three half-day seminars on CBT and REBT theory aimed at assessment, case conceptualization and treatment of a variety of emotional and behavioural problems. The second half of the day will entail small group supervision where delegates will be exposed to learning how to assess for, conceptualize and intervene with dysfunctional thinking underlying emotional and behavioural problems.

Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Advanced and Associate Fellow Practicums respectively. The Primary and Advanced Practicums are accredited by the American Psychological Association for 24 and 28 CE credits respectively.



PRIMARY PRACTICUM CERTIFICATE IN RATIONAL EMOTIVE AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
This intensive three-day practicum will be presented in Cape Town for the third time from the 1st to the 3rd March 2013. The practicum will be hosted in collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. This three-day practicum will closely follow the three-day primary practicum presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus providing world class professional training in REBT and CBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicum in NYC.


The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. This practicum therefore involves three full morning seminars on CBT and REBT theory aimed at assessment, case conceptualization and treatment of a variety of emotional and behavioural problems. Afternoon sessions will entail small group supervision where delegates will be exposed to learning how to assess for, conceptualize and intervene with dysfunctional thinking underlying emotional and behavioural problems. Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Advanced Practicum. The Advanced Practicum is being held concurrently but is only open to delegates with Primary Practicum certificates. The workshop is accredited by the American Psychological Association for 24 CE credits.

PROGRAM

During the 3-Day Primary Practicum, participants will learn to:

  • Understand and apply the REBT theory of emotional disturbance and change.
  • Apply the ABC model to a wide range of clinical issues.
  • Identify, challenge and dispute clients' dysfunctional thoughts.
  • Construct and teach clients how to have new adaptive thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Participants will receive:

  • The opportunity to observe live demonstrations of therapy sessions.
  • 12 hours of lectures on practical assessment strategies, case conceptualizations, and intervention skills.
  • 12 hours of small group supervised practice of REBT and CBT skills.

FACULTY

Dr. Kristene Doyle, Associate Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services of the Albert Ellis Institute; Faculty, St. John's University
Bradley Drake, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.
Jaco Rossouw, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and graduate students. Minimum qualification for certificate candidacy is a master's degree in psychology or counseling. Other helping professionals (e.g., alcohol/drug counselors) may be eligible to participate in the full Practicum but will receive a Paraprofessional Certificate. Proof of degree or license must accompany registration form.

REQUIRED READING LIST

  • Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy (Walen, DiGiuseppe & Dryden)
  • A Guide to Rational Living (Ellis & Harper)
  • A Primer on RET (Dryden & DiGiuseppe)
  • REBT Therapist's Pocket Companion (Dryden & Neenan)
  • First Steps in REBT (Dryden)

PRACTICUM FEES

Early Registration
R 7000, payable by 15 January 2013, 50 % deposit required by 12 December 2012

Late Registration
R 8500, payable by 15 February 2013.

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited due to the small group supervision component and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Map To Venue Program Outline Final Letter to Participants


ADVANCED PRACTICUM CERTIFICATE IN RATIONAL EMOTIVE AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
This intensive three-day practicum will be presented in Cape Town for the second time from the 1st to the 3rd March 2013. The practicum will be hosted in collaboration with the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. This three-day practicum will closely follow the four-day primary practicum presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus providing world class professional training in REBT and CBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicum in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. This practicum therefore involves three half-day seminars on CBT and REBT theory at an advanced level with greater emphasis on cognitive disputation, homework and behavioural assignments. Morning sessions will entail small group supervision where delegates will continue with exposure to the assessment and conceptualization of emotional and behavioural problems. Greater emphasis will be placed on cognitive restructuring than what is typical of the primary practicum. Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Associate Fellowship Practicum. The workshop is accredited by the American Psychological Association for 28 CE credits.


PROGRAM

Professionals will further their knowledge of rational-emotive and cognitive behavior therapy, as well as up-to-date research and clinical applications, and will receive individual supervision in small groups.

During the 3-Day Advanced Practicum, participants will learn:
  • Comprehensive strategies for challenging clients' dysfunctional thinking and creating new rational philosophies.
  • Developing case conceptualizations of REBT and CBT for numerous clinical disorders.
  • Integrating affective and behavioural interventions into each session of therapy.
  • Understanding the theory, research, and clinical intervention on self-schemas and self-worth.

Participants will receive:

  • hours of lectures on advanced assessment strategies, case conceptualizations, and intervention skills.
  • hours of small group supervised practice of REBT and CBT skills.
  • Live demonstrations of therapy sessions.

FACULTY

Dr. Kristene Doyle, Associate Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services of the Albert Ellis Institute; Faculty, St. John's University.
Bradley Drake, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.
Jaco Rossouw, M.Sc., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for CBT and Associate fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Albert Ellis institute.


ELIGIBILITY

Primary Practicum Certificate.

REQUIRED READING LIST

  • Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Therapy (Walen, DiGiuseppe & Dryden)
  • The REBT Resource Book
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You

PRACTICUM FEES

Early Registration
R 7000, payable by 15 January 2013, 50 % deposit required by 12 December 2012

Late Registration
R 8500, payable by 15 February 2013.

It should be noted that delegate numbers will be limited due to the small group supervision component and delegates are therefore encouraged to register as early as possible so as to avoid disappointment.

Map To Venue Program Outline Final Letter to Participants




COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR OBSSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

This intensive two-day professional training workshop on empirically supported, up-to-date therapeutic and treatment strategies in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) will be presented by Jaco Rossouw and Bradley Drake in Midrand, 31 August – 1 September 2012.

OCD has the potential to be a debilitating condition that typically presents across all age groups. The effective treatment of OCD using CBT, or CBT in combination with medication is well documented and CBT is the prescribed treatment in practice guidelines for OCD in the UK (www.nice.org.uk), the USA (www.psych.org) and the Netherlands (www.trimbos.nl). Non-CBT psychotherapy interventions for OCD could well be considered to not be in line with best practice guidelines.

This highly informative and practical 2-day workshop will provide delegates with a thorough CBT conceptualisation of OCD. Recent theory will be presented together with hands-on treatment guidelines for the management of OCD in children (younger than eight), older children and young adolescents as well as adults. This workshop aims to provide psychotherapists with the most up-to-date information on the theoretical conceptualisation and treatment of OCD. The cornerstone of behavioural intervention (exposure and response prevention, ERP) as originated by Foa, will be comprehensively covered. Cognitive models and associated interventions, based largely on the work of Rachman and Salkovskis will follow.

A strong emphasis on treatment and experiential learning with regards to cognitive restructuring and behavioural intervention will be employed. Video demonstration, practical assignments and demonstrations will be used throughout the workshop. Several assessment scales and treatment aids will also be made available.

The workshop therefore aims to cover assessment, functional analysis and conceptualisation and CBT intervention strategies. A specific focus on flexibly applying and adapting intervention for various OCD themes including contamination (physical/mental), checking and so-called "pure obsessions" (aggression/sexual/moral-religious) will be employed for both adults and children.

It is the goal of the workshop to assist clinicians to be able to effectively implement up-to-date interventions.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
Date: 31 August - 1 September 2012
Venue: Protea Hotel, Midrand

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Arrival, morning and afternoon tea and coffee and lunch (halaal/kosher options available at an extra cost), together with extensive course notes are included in the course fees.

Workshop Fees:
Early Registration - R 2800 (closing strictly on 1 August 2012)
Late Registration - R 3500 (closes 17 August)

Please note that the course will run from 08:00 - 17:30 on day one and from 08:00 - 17:00 on day two.
The workshop will be accredited for 15 CPD points (HPCSA)


You are also welcome to email us at cognitivetherapy@telkomsa.net for any further enquiries.





CERTIFICATES IN RATIONAL EMOTIVE AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
CAPE TOWN
1-4 MARCH 2012


Despite the significant early contributions of Wolpe, Lazarus and Rachman to the advancement of behaviour and cognitive therapy, professional training opportunities in empirically-based treatments and cognitive-behavioural therapy remain almost non-existent in South Africa.

There are currently only a handful of internationally trained cognitive behaviour therapists in the country. This is both concerning and indicative of the degree to which empirically supported treatments are unavailable to the general public utilizing both public and private mental health care services in South Africa. This therefore highlights the need for world class training opportunities for budding cognitive behaviour therapists.

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KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE:
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF COMORBID ANXIETY DISORDERS
Jaco Rossouw (M.Sc) and Bradley Drake (M.Sc)
The Centre for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy


Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
as a primary intervention (or in combination with pharmacological treatment) is considered the most empirically supported psychotherapy intervention for anxiety disorders and recent treatment models have typically yielded impressive effect sizes in randomized trials. The vast majority of empirically supported treatment protocols for anxiety disorders are however disorder-specific and typically fail to address the clinical reality of comorbidity. Comorbidity often presents treatment decision-making challenges for clinicians, especially with cases involving co-principle and secondary diagnoses, for which there remains a lack of empirically supported treatment options.

The Unified Protocol (UP) for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Barlow et al., 2011) aims to address the often present phenomenon of comorbidity amongst anxiety and related emotional disorders. The UP was developed at Boston University's Centre for Anxiety and related Disorders (CARD) and has already demonstrated efficacy in a multi-centre trial for the treatment of comorbid anxiety disorders (Ellard et al., 2009).

The theoretical underpinnings of the model focus on underlying processes and specific phenomena that exist across affective disorders which, if targeted, result in clinical improvement of co-occurring diagnoses. The UP "consists of four core treatment modules that target key aspects of emotional processing and regulation of emotional experience" (Boisseau et al., 2010, p 102). These include (1) present focussed emotional awareness, (2) cognitive flexibility, (3) emotional avoidance and emotion-driven behaviours, and (4) interoceptive and situation-based emotion exposure. Three additional modules (psychoeducation, motivational enhancement and relapse prevention) typically consistent with CBT protocols, accompany these core components. These seven modules are flexibly administered in a fixed order, and within a specific timeframe. Results from an initial trial have demonstrated robust treatment effects, with 85% of participants achieving responder status and 69% achieving high end-state functioning six months post treatment (Ellard et al., 2009). The UP has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of panic disorder (with/without agoraphobia), social phobia, OCD, PTSD, GAD, unipolar mood disorders and hypochondriasis.

The objective of this workshop is to present the theoretical constructs underlying the model, clearly describe the various modules associated with the UP and demonstrate the application thereof using case examples and video vignettes for a variety of comorbid anxiety disorder presentations.

Core Skills for the Treatment of Comorbid Anxiety Disorders to be Addressed During the Workshop

  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion regulation skills
  • Exposure-based interventions (imaginal/cognitive/interoceptive/in-vivo)
  • Cognitive restructuring

The workshop is aimed at providing clinicians with a set of empirically supported guidelines for managing comorbid anxiety disorders, based on what we already know about the effective treatment of anxiety disorders in isolation.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
Date: 12 November 2011
Venue: Protea Hotel, Midrand

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Arrival, morning and afternoon tea and coffee and lunch (halaal/kosher options available), together with extensive course notes are included in the course fees.

Please note that the course will run from 08:00 - 17:30.

An application for 8 CPD points from the HPCSA has been submitted. We do not expect any challenges in this regard.

Early registration is advised as a result of the limited capacity of our venue and registration will close strictly one week prior to the workshop.

Workshop Fees:
Early Registration - R 1200 (closing strictly on 1 November 2011)
Late Registration - R 1600

We look forward to meeting with you!





PRIMARY PRACTICUM IN RATIONAL EMOTIVE AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY


Despite the significant early contributions of Wolpe, Lazarus and Rachman to the advancement of behaviour and cognitive therapy, professional training opportunities in empirically-based treatments and cognitive-behavioural therapy remain almost non-existent in South Africa.

There are currently only a handful of internationally trained cognitive behaviour therapists in the country. This is both concerning and indicative of the degree to which empirically supported treatments are unavailable to the general public utilizing both public and private mental health care services in South Africa. This therefore highlights the need for world class training opportunities for budding cognitive-behaviour therapists.

We are exceptionally pleased to announce the very first Primary Practicum Certificate in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in South Africa. This intensive three day practicum will be presented in Cape Town from the 11th to the 13 March 2011. World renown CBT and REBT expert Dr. Raymond Di Giuseppe, Director of the Albert Ellis Institute and Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology at St Johns University in NYC and Dr. Kristene Doyle, Director of Education at the Albert Ellis Institute and Faculty member of St John's University will be co-presenting the practicum.

This three-day practicum will closely follow the 3 day primary practicum presented by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, thus bringing world class professional training in REBT and CBT at a fraction of the cost. Click here to view an estimated cost outline for attending the same practicum in NYC.

The training of cognitive therapists requires a combination of didactic instruction and experiential learning or supervised practice. This practicum therefore involves three full morning seminars on CBT and REBT theory aimed at assessment, case conceptualization and treatment of a variety of emotional and behavioural problems. Afternoon sessions will entail small group supervision where delegates will be exposed to learning how to assess for, conceptualize and intervene with dysfunctional thinking underlying emotional and behavioural problems.

Delegates will receive official Albert Ellis Institute certificates that will enable admission to the Advanced Practicum. The Advanced Practicum is presented in NYC but plans for presenting the Advanced Practicum in South Africa are underway. The workshop is accredited by the American Psychological Association for 24 CE credits. Click here to read more

CBT For Panic Disorder, Worry and GAD

We are planning on presenting our 2-day workshop on CBT for Panic Disorder and GAD in Midrand and for the first time making the trip to Durban for the same workshop early in the year. This particular workshop was presented for the first time in Cape Town during 2009 and was well received.

We are also very excited about the introduction of another 2-day workshop on CBT for OCD, which will take place towards the end of the year in Cape Town. To date, our training has focussed almost solely on the treatment of adults. We however perceive a need for a greater emphasis on CBT-based interventions with children and adolescents. We are therefore planning to present our OCD workshop in such a manner so as to ensure that delegates accumulate practical and theoretical knowledge that is applicable to the treatment of OCD across all age groups.

CBT For Panic Disorder, Worry and GAD
Midrand, 12-13 March 2010 (15 CPD Points Approved)
Durban, 14-15 May, 2010 (15 CPD Points Approved)

This workshop intensively covers the diagnosis, epidemiology, theory and empirically supported treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia and GAD. The workshop will include a significant amount of experiential learning and the provision of practical treatment strategies revolving around cognitive restructuring, behavioural assignments and exposure based learning. The GAD portion of the workshop will be based primarily on the Intolerance of Uncertainty (Dugas et al.), Metacognitive (Wells et al.) and Cognitive Avoidance (Borkovec et al.) models of worry.

COURSE OVERVIEW APPLICATION FORM MIDRAND APPLICATION FORM DURBAN

COURSE OUTLINE REFERENCE LIST MIDRAND MAP


CBT for OCD Across All Ages Groups: Provisional Dates
Cape Town, 27-28 August, 2010 (15 CPD Points Applied for)

OCD is a condition present across all age groups. The effective treatment of OCD using CBT, or CBT in combination with medication is well documented. It is the prescribed treatment in practice guidelines for OCD in the UK (www.nice.org.uk), the USA (www.psych.org) and the Netherlands (www.trimbos.nl). This highly informative yet practical 2-day workshop will provide delegates with a thorough cognitive-behavioural conceptualisation of OCD. Recent theory will be presented together with hands-on treatment guidelines for the management of OCD in children (younger than eight), older children and young adolescents as well as adults. A strong emphasis on treatment and experiential learning with regards to cognitive restructuring and behavioural intervention will be employed. It is the goal of the workshop to assist clinicians to efficiently implement up-to-date interventions.

We will be making further announcements with regards to the confirmation of dates, workshop fees etc early within the New Year.

CBT FOR PANIC DISORDER, WORRY AND GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town 16th & 17th October 2009

This intensive two-day professional training workshop on the most recent therapeutic and treatment developments in cognitive-behavioural therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia will be presented by Bradley Drake and Jaco Rossouw in Cape Town during October of 2009.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has previously often been referred to as the "waste paper" basket of the anxiety disorders. Treatment efficacy studies have historically yielded uninspiring results. As a result, GAD has typically been thought of, amongst clinicians, as a somewhat chronic, unremitting and "difficult to treat" diagnosis. However, more recent theoretical models that emphasise the intolerance of uncertainty and metacognition as central factors in chronic worry, have potentially raised the bar in terms of our conceptualisation of worry and GAD. Associated treatment options are more promising and provide us with a clearer understanding of dysfunctional worry and its management.

Panic disorder is one of the most prevalent and disabling psychological conditions that individuals present with to mental, general and emergency health care practitioners in South Africa. The disorder has the potential to seriously impact upon an individual's quality of life and the fact that people often battle with this condition for lengthy periods of time is testimony to the fact that the condition is often inadequately treated. Panic disorder is however a highly treatable condition and one of the "success stories" of modern day cognitive- behaviour therapy (CBT). There is now a significant amount of empirical evidence for the efficacy of CBT in the treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia.

This workshop, which ultimately focuses on both GAD and Panic Disorder, is specifically designed to assist clinicians in improving their theoretical knowledge regarding both conditions. Recent theory will be presented together with intensive hands-on treatment guidelines for the management of both Panic disorder and GAD. A strong emphasis on treatment and experiential learning with regards to cognitive restructuring and behavioural intervention will be employed. It is the goal of the workshop to assist clinicians to be able to effectively conceptualise client's symptoms associated with these conditions and efficiently implement up-to-date interventions.

The primary reason for addressing both GAD and Panic Disorder simultaneously is due to the frequent co-occurrence of the two conditions. It is hypothesized that clinicians would be more adequately equipped to treat either Panic Disorder or GAD or both if they are well equipped in conceptualising and treating both conditions. This proposal is based on the fact that chronic worry and anxiousness often precipitates an initial panic attack and that worry and associated anxiety often remains once panic has remitted. In addition, worriers often have difficulties with panic and present with catastrophic misappraisal about their worry and anxiety.

For individuals who attended the 4-hour telematic panic disorder presentation that was broadcast throughout the country in November 2008, the panic disorder component to this workshop is not merely a repeat of this. This workshop will be highly interactive and will be aimed at disseminating specific treatment techniques and will involve a great deal of experiential and interactive learning.


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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR PTSD: THEORETICAL CONCEPTUALIZATIONS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Protea Hotel in Midrand, Gauteng 29 - 31 May 2009

This intensive three-day professional training workshop on the most recent therapeutic and treatment developments in cognitive-behavioural therapy for PTSD will be presented by Jaco Rossouw and Bradley Drake in Midrand, Gauteng from 29 - 31 May 2009.

The focus of the training will be to provide participants with a thorough theoretical grounding of the latest cognitive-behavioural theory with regards to the conceptualisation and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It will however also be aimed at providing participants with a significant degree of experiential knowledge and therapeutic skill. The ultimate objective of the course, is to provide professionals, unfamiliar with the approach, with the necessary knowledge and grounding to begin using CBT, in an ethical manner, as a highly effective intervention for clients suffering with acute stress disorder or PTSD. Individuals with existing knowledge of CBT and/or PTSD would benefit from the update regarding recent theoretical and practical issues. The workshop offers a highly interactive opportunity for learning and covers a large volume of work over the three-day period.

There appears to be a general lack of opportunity for psychologists and other mental health professionals wishing to further educate themselves locally within the field of cognitive- behavioural therapy. This is unfortunate considering the well-documented effectiveness of CBT as an empirically-based treatment approach for anxiety disorders and many other forms of psychopathology.

It is our medium to long-term vision to be involved in the growth of CBT within South Africa and we see this as a progressive move toward stimulating a greater level of interest and proficiency in CBT within the professional community.

The course will be held at the Protea Hotel in Midrand, Gauteng. Arrival, morning and afternoon tea and coffee and lunch (halaal) are included in the course fees.

COURSE OUTLINE APPLICATION FORM PSTD REFERENCE LIST





CBT TREATMENT FOR PANIC DISORDER AND AGORAPHOBIA

Panic disorder is one of the most prevalent and disabling psychological conditions that individuals present with to mental, general and emergency health care practitioners in South Africa. The disorder has the potential to seriously impact upon an individual's quality of life and the fact that people often battle with this condition for lengthy periods of time is testimony to the fact that the condition is often inadequately treated. Panic disorder is however a highly treatable condition and one of the "success stories" of modern day cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT). There is now a significant amount of empirical evidence for the efficacy of CBT in the treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia.

This brief but intensive workshop is intended to provide delegates with an up-to-date summary of the latest theoretical conceptualisation of panic disorder from a CBT perspective. Delegates will also be presented with a comprehensive overview of the diagnostic issues surrounding the disorder and a thorough overview of evidence-based treatment interventions for panic disorder and agoraphobia. The presenters will share insights from both the most recent theoretical updates and their own clinical experience in treating the condition.

This morning workshop will be presented at various centres throughout the country via a live video feed. Delegates are able to attend the workshop in any of the following 9 centres throughout the country:
- Bellville - Kimberley - Port Elizabeth - Stellenbosch
- Bloemfontein - Klerksdorp - Polokwane - Upington
- Durban - Middelburg - Pretoria - Worcester
- George - Nelspruit - Rivonia  

The workshop is being organized and hosted by Inter-Ed Seminars. Places are limited and booking is essential. Please visit their website at www.inter-ed.co.za for further information regarding registration.

Please note that we will not be taking bookings for this course and all delegates must contact Inter-Ed (see website above) for further information.


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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR PTSD WORKSHOP

August 14 - 16 2008, Cape Milner Hotel, Tamboerskloof Cape Town

The first workshop on CBT for PTSD took place between the 14-16 August 2008. We were honored in hosting 35 delegates from throughout the country for this very well received workshop. The workshop provided delegates with the opportunity to remain up-to-date with the latest theoretical conceptualizations of PTSD from a cognitive-behavioural perspective, which included relevant findings from neuro-scientific investigations associated with fear conditioning and extinction models. Theoretical models presented included cognitive models of anxiety, information processing theory, behavioural models of fear conditioning and fear extinction, emotional processing theory, dual representation theory and cognitive models for PTSD. A strong emphasis on exposure-based treatment interventions provided an excellent platform for interactive learning which included a significant practical component. The inspiring story of Capt. Marias humbled us all and reminded us of the importance of offering the best possible treatments to patients with PTSD in a responsible way. A significant component dedicated toward cognitive restructuring of typical misappraisals associated with PTSD brought a close to the course. A large number of delegates reported having gained sufficient knowledge and confidence to begin using CBT and exposure-based interventions in treating their clients with PTSD.

We enjoyed a lovely setting and great food at the Cape Milner.
Planning is currently underway for the course to be held again. Please enquire via the website for further information regarding the next course in 2009.

REFERENCE LIST


The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD Workshop.
Held August 14 - 16 2008 at the Cape Milner Hotel in Tamboerskloof Cape Town





INTERNATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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