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This workshop will review what we know about anger and the implication of this knowledge for identifying anger disorders, and assessing and treating anger problems. It will propose a model of anger as a clinical problem. Existing measures of anger and aggression will be examined. The workshop will also focus on how anger and related concepts appear in DSM-5 and ICD-10. The research literature on anger interventions will be presented and the implementation of interventions for individual, couples, and group therapy will be presented. Case examples will be provided.
Increasing motivation to change is a key skill all therapists must practice in their offices on a daily basis. Many clients are only half motivated to change. They want to change but they also want to go on doing what they are doing, for example, engaging in addictive behaviors, depressing themselves, and procrastinating. This workshop will focus on a variety of MI techniques designed to motivate clients to make important changes in their lives.
In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of REBT’s theory of emotional and behavioral disturbance. Techniques for identifying and restructuring irrational beliefs will be taught, as well as generating homework assignments to reinforce session content. Strategies for motivating clients to agree on the goals and tasks of therapy will also be discussed. A live demonstration with a volunteer will bring the theory and its applications to light.
Suicide has been a significant public health crisis for a long time and it is still surrounded by limited public awareness and understanding. Furthermore, existing literature suggests that several factors are involved in understanding a suicide attempt and subsequent treatment. This presentation will explore some of the main suicide factors and how they can be identified along a “wanting to live/wanting to die” continuum instead of using a categorical approach “I want to die” or “I want to live.” This workshop will address high-risk suicidal thinking in terms of subjective versus objective attitude; utilizing a collaborative approach; identifying verbal versus nonverbal communication when assessing clients at high-risk for suicide; the importance instilling hope and addressing ambivalence and understanding hesitation. Other areas of discussion will include the role the environment plays; the delay-discounting process; structured versus unstructured assessment; a one size fits all versus a client-centered assessment approach; assessing acute versus chronic suicide; and treatment strategies. A model of a “Suicide Domino Effect” will be presented to integrate these factors within an RE & CBT perspective. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with clinical cases for role plays and discussions.