3 Day Intensive: Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.
Monday, July 20, 2020 – Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Registration Code: RIG-YEG
Date & Location
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Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy is considered the “gold standard” treatment for many psychological
conditions most commonly seen in the clinical setting. Despite it’s strong evidence base, many
practitioners have gone a more “integrative” route and surprisingly few have developed the advanced
expertise needed to deliver the most in-demand treatment effectively on a regular basis to a clientele that often remains “stuck.”
If this describes you, don’t miss this opportunity!
Join international CBT trainer and expert Dr. Jeff Riggenbach, for this three day intensive breakthrough course that will help you hone your skills, equip yourself to confidently deal with even your most challenging cases, and reignite your passion to the work you once loved.
You will be able to utilize concrete strategies that will provide greater levels of healing for clients that
- Depression – related disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Anger problems
- Substance use disorders
- Cluster B disorders
- Borderline personality disorder
- and many more!
Leave this course chock full of practical tools and techniques that you can implement with your clients the very next day!
Agenda & Learning Objectives
Day 1: Mastering Core competencies and fundamental strategies
Foundations in CBT
- Rationale for techniques and approach
- Neurobiological findings
- Outcome studies
- Socialization to minimize client dropout rates
- Emotional schemas
- Understanding levels of cognition
- Behavioural pattern breaking for disrupting lifelong destructive cycles
- “Third Wave” approaches
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance & commitment therapy ACT)
- Schema Therapy
- Case formulation
- Collaborative empiricism
- Individualized, theme based treatment planning and documentation
The Therapeutic Relationship
- Establishing rapport
- Dealing with ruptures in the therapeutic alliance
- Predictive of treatment outcome
Essential Strategies for your Toolbox
- Labeling distortions
- Types of cognitive interventions
- Identifying and evaluating automatic thoughts
- Cognitive restructuring
- Perspective taking
- Examining likelihood
- Behavioural experiments
- Evidence logs
- Modifying Core Beliefs
Application to clinical practice
- Structure of a CBT session
- Collaborative agenda setting
- Booster sessions
- Dialectical behaviour therapy
Day 2: CBT for Everyday Issues of Clinical Concern
Disorders Formerly known as Mood Disorders
- Cognitive model of depression
- Behavioural activation
- Sleep hygiene
- Activity monitoring and scheduling
- Gratitude and meaning
- Schema modification
- Bipolar disorder
- Safety planning
- The cognitive model of anger
- Dealing with violence and aggression
- “Moral resistance,” acceptance, and Values – based living
- The cognitive model of anxiety
- Metacognitive tools for GAD
- Exposure based work with phobias
- Interoceptive strategies for treating panic disorder
- Schema based journaling for amplifying change
- CBT for treating trauma
- Psycho education and the neurobiology of trauma
- Recognizing the symptoms of PTSD
- Trauma narrative work
- “Moral injury“ and restructuring cognitions feeding guilt and shame
- Interventions for recurring nightmares
- Cultivating resilience
The Cognitive Model of Addiction
- Substance use disorders in behavioural “addictions”
- Building motivation, Managing urges & developing self-control
- Cognitive behavioural chain analysis
- Addict letters, cognitive cue cards and coping cards
- Recognizing the signs of setbacks and doing relapse prevention work
- Episode management and the road to recovery
- Developing Relapse prevention plans
Day 3: Personality Disorders and other Challenging Cases
Treatment vs Symptom Management
- Putting out fires versus fire prevention
- Early maladaptive schemas
- Behavioural pattern breaking
Why was there ever an “axis II”???
- Distinguishing characteristics
- “Ego-syntonic” nature of PDs
- Talking about the diagnosis in a way that minimizes quiet resistance
- The role of the therapeutic relationship
- Duration of treatment
- Getting to the “root” of the problem
- Building trust
- Considering alternative explanations
- Managing Anger
- Getting needs met in more appropriate ways
- Targeting flirtatious behaviours
- Expanding sense of self worth
- Psychopathy and lack of remorse
- The role of attachment
- Dealing with rule – breaking behaviours
- Subtypes of narcissism
- Schema mode work
- Empathic confrontation and utilization of leverage
- Understanding BPD in Everyday language and learning to talk so clients can hear!
- Differential diagnosis – “complex PTSD, bi-polar disorder and more!
- Motivations NSSI and symptom- targeted and crisis strategies for each
- Complex chain analysis
- Integrated DBT/Schema case study
- Mode dialogues and restructuring early assigned meaning
- Q & A
- Summary of learning & dismissal
- Apply evidence-based CBT techniques to multiple symptom sets.
- Illustrate methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy in” from most difficult clients.
- Detect, challenge and modify dysfunctional self-talk, thoughts and core beliefs.
- Develop case conceptualization skills for treating any DSM-5® condition.
- Measure three cutting-edge uses of technology to improve treatment outcomes.
- Implement rapport-building tips and tools to improve client relationships.
- Summarize key behavioural activation strategies useful for alleviating treatment resistant depression.
- Develop and put to practical use in-session strategies for treating depressive related disorders.
- Implement cognitive behavioural methods to overcome intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts.
- Illustrate key strategies for impulse control used to treat substance use-disorders.
- Illustrate exposure and cognitive processing interventions used for treatment PTSD and trauma.
- Utilize nightmare re-scripting for clients with PTSD.
- Measure symptom management strategies for personality disorders.
- Apply DBT skills training for borderline personality disorder.
- Summarize the role of early maladaptive schemas in maintaining chronic conditions.
- Utilize schema-based strategies for breaking lifelong destructive behavioural cycles.
- Summarize eight motivations for parasuicidal behaviours and how to effectively intervene for each motivation.
- Discuss how family dynamics are affected by an individual with borderline personality disorder and discover how to improve family communication.
- Acquire suicide assessment skills and learn how to document to minimize liability.
Continuing Education Credits
This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
- Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
- Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
- Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
- Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
- Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
- Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
- Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
- Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)
† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.
* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.
This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations: Show more
- Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
- Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
- Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
- College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
- Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
- Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
- Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
- Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)
* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.
Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., is an award-winning and best-selling author who has devoted the first 17 years of his career to developing and implementing Cognitive Behavioural – based treatment programs in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has conducted CBT trainings in all 50 United states as well as Mexico & New Zealand. He Serves as faculty for educational institutes in Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the UK. Although he trained with the prestigious Beck institute of Cognitive Therapy and research, he has become known in the industry as the “practical tools guy.” Most importantly, he has used CBT with his clients in individual and group settings for 20 years, and will leave you with easy to implement strategies you can use with your clients the very next day!
“Overall enjoyed Jeff’s perspectives and relaxed nature! Spoke clearly and effectively, and delivered content in an easy and approachable way.”
– Charlottetown, PEI | July 10-12, 2017
“Definitely worth the dime and time. This course is structured so as to reach a wide variety of professionals. Jeff is a great presenter who knows his stuff and holds his audience’s attention. So glad I traveled to get here! I would have liked to have more handouts in regards to the examples he uses – ie. models, exercises, charts, logs.”
– Amanda Weeks | Charlottetown, PEI | July 10-12, 2017
Who Should Attend
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
Royal Hotel West Edmonton (Formerly the Executive Hotel Edmonton West)
10010 – 178 St. NW
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Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates”. To make a reservation over the phone, please call 780.484.6000
$119.00 plus tax per night
*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*
Please keep in mind when booking Jack Hirose and Associates corporate guest rooms, reservations booked for most hotels can be cancelled within 48 hours . If you are booking guest rooms through third party websites in many instances the reservations booked cannot not be cancelled.
When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.
Registration & Fees
||Early bird Fee
All fees are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD)
Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).
Early bird cutoff date: July 6, 2020
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Monday, July 6, 2020.
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