An Introduction of CBT SKILLS for Psychodynamic Professionals

Monday July 23, 2018

With Dena Rabionowitz, PhD, ABPP

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
6.5 CEs
Ruth S. Harley University Center (lunch included)

Cognitive Behavioral therapy is increasingly a sought-after form of treatment. However, many psychodynamic therapist have has little to no exposure to this type of therapy. Furthermore, CBT is often misunderstood as a simple, tool based treatment which leaves out many of the key elements such as therapeutic alliance, family or origin impact, and insight that are so central to psychodynamic therapy. In fact, CBT is a rich theory including both some shared aspects with psychodynamic therapies, as well as some divergent ways of thinking about people, emotions and psychopathology. 

Dr. Rabinowitz will introduce the basics of CBT including both the fundamentals of both cognitive and behavioral principles and therapy. Participants will be introduced to the cognitive and behavioral models, how to begin to think about clinical material in cognitive/behavioral terms, and most importantly, how to form a CBT case conceptualization. From there, the workshop will talk about the best ways to identify interventions based on the case formulation.  This workshop will include didactic and interactive components, demonstrations and case examples. The goal is to begin to understand how CBT may enhance your own clinical work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to differentiate cognitive from behavioral principles of therapy.
  2. Participants will be able to identify 3 interventions based upon a case formulation.
  3. Participants will be able to describe how to do a case forumulation.

Dena Rabinowitz

Dena Rabinowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, is the founder and clinical director of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology of NY, PC, a private practice specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy with offices in New York City and Westchester. She is board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology, a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and an adjunct faculty member at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, where she teaches an advanced CBT course and supervises doctoral students. Dr. Rabinowitz received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. and Ph.D. from St. John’s University. She has written articles, gives presentations and workshops, and has been featured on national TV. 

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