Delegates at the 2022 EABCT Congress can register to attend one or more of the 6 half-day workshops (3 hours) that will be running during the congress. There is an extra charge of €45 (members), €35 (EMG and Students) and €60 (non-members) for each of the workshops.
Places on the workshops are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can register at the congress registration desk but to guarantee a place it is advisable to book in advance
Rethinking CBT: "Positive CBT captures the essential importance of building on positive feelings, motives, imagery, memories and behaviors. It changes what we focus on and how we work in helping people change." This quote by Prof.dr. Paul Gilbert says it all: Positive CBT offers a different approach not only for our clients but also for ourselves, therapists, as an antidote against burnout and general negativity. Positive CBT integrates positive psychology and solution-focused brief therapy within a cognitive-behavioral framework. It focuses not on what is wrong with people and how to repair the worst, but on what is right with them and how to create the best. In this interactive workshop Fredrike Bannink presents her model of Positive CBT, now used worldwide, and the research and practice of the individual and group treatment protocols.
After the workshop the attendants will have:
- knowledge of positive CBT and how it is different from traditional CBT
- knowledge of the differences between working from the analysis paradigm and synthesis paradigm
- an overview of the two treatment protocols (individual and group protocol)
- skills to enhance positive emotions and have more hopeful and optimistic conversations
- a few practical positive CBT tools, such as designing positive FBA's
Dr. Fredrike Bannink MDR is a clinical psychologist and lawyer. She is a trainer and supervisor of the Dutch Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and founder and past chair of the Dutch Positive CBT section and EABCT's SIG Positive CBT. She is an international keynote speaker, trainer and author of 50 books. www.fredrikebannink.com
Imagery rescripting is nowadays regarded as an evidence-based technique for treating different disorders, such as PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and personality disorders (Morina et al., 2017). The therapeutic goal is to generate corrective emotional experiences in aversive memories/images using mental imagery. However, it is not always easy to identify and target the core need in the image effectively. This workshop is aimed at participants with at least a basic knowledge of imagery rescripting who would like to become more proficient and confident in using imagery rescripting for different disorders. This workshop uses the model of basic emotional needs as a guiding compass for effective imagery rescripting. The workshop focuses on three components: (1) correctly identifying and targeting the basic emotional needs in the image (2) rescripting by the therapist and then by the client (3) common challenges
Understanding and applying the basic needs model to guide effective imagery rescripting
Adequately intervening in the image as the therapist, then helping the client rescript themselves
Becoming more confident in handling common challenging situations
CBT therapists are often confronted with clients who express the frustration that they know on a cognitive level that their core negative beliefs are not realistic, but still ‘feel them to be true’. Imagery rescripting bridges the gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘feeling’, and can be offered as a stand-alone treatment of integrated in CBT
Training methods: The workshop contains instruction, demonstration (role-play/video), and exercises in group and pairs. Remco van der Wijngaart works as a psychotherapist in a private practice in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Initially trained in CBT, he was later trained and supervised in schema therapy by Jeffrey Young, with imagery rescripting as one of the most frequently used techniques in this therapy model. Since 2000 he has been providing accredited courses in schema therapy worldwide. He produced and directed several productions, e.g., Fine Tuning Imagery Rescripting, and is the author of the 2021 book Imagery Rescripting, theory and practice. Julie Krans is an assistant professor in clinical psychology at the Radboud University, and senior researcher at Pro Persona Overwaal centre for anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. Her research focuses on imagery rescripting and schema therapy for chronic psychological disorders. She recently co-founded a European consortium for research collaboration and clinical dissemination of imagery rescripting. She was trained as a CBT therapist and has clinical experience with imagery rescripting.
Morina, N., Lancee, J., & Arntz, A. (2017). Imagery rescripting as a clinical intervention for aversive memories: A meta-analysis. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 55, 6-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.1003.
Van der Wijngaart, R. (2021). Imagery Rescripting, theory and practice. Pavilion Publishing. West Sussex, UK. https://www.pavpub.com/mental-health/psychology/imagery-rescripting-theory-and-practice.
Arntz, A., Rijkeboer, M., Chan, E. et al. (2021). Towards a Reformulated Theory Underlying Schema Therapy: Position Paper of an International Workgroup. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 45, 1007-1020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-021-10209-5.
Who the workshop is aimed at:
Therapists working clinically with complicated and complex PTSD. Prior training and experience in delivering CBT for PTSD is needed to follow this workshop.
Can we envisage a world without the devastating effects of depression, and mental health is a fundamental human right?Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) was first developed to address one of the world’s most pressing public health challenges – depression. Depression affects > 230 million people across the world and will likely affect one billion people at some point during their lifetime. MBCT for depression uses psychological understanding of depression to help people learn the skills that can prevent depressive relapse and recurrence. Numerous randomized controlled trials have demonstrated it is effective, at least as effective as anti-depressant medication. It is increasingly accessible around the world. We will briefly overview the story to date of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), including definition, theory, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation.
The last decade has seen innovation in MBCT curricula and developments in translational science. Also, it is becoming increasingly clear that MBCT teaches foundational skills of attention and self-regulation that can be used to support mental health and unlock human capital in different populations and contexts. Our work in Oxford has adapted MBCT to begin to support different groups of people (e.g., students, teachers and health care professionals), in different contexts (e.g., NHS, education, workplaces, prisons, parliaments) learn skills to support their well-being and effectiveness. The evidence for MBCT’s broader acceptability, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is growing.
Key learning objectives:
This workshop will explore these themes and new applications.
Willem Kuyken is the Riblat Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and Director of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre. His work is focused on depression and its prevention and treatment across the lifespan. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, including key papers on the effectiveness, mechanisms, and implementation of both cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based programs.
Feldman, C. and Kuyken, W. (2019) Mindfulness. Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology, published by Guilford Press. All delegates will receive a sample chapter from Mindfulness Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology and extensive set of resources.
Research and clinical interest in moral injury (MI), the psycho-spiritual consequences of events that deeply transgress one's moral values, has grown exponentially over the last decade. The pattern of distress that characterizes MI includes intense feelings of guilt, shame, and anger, loss of trust in oneself and others, and troubling existential and spiritual dissonance. Conceptualizations of MI are largely founded in the military mental health literature, although the application of this construct, including research supporting its clinical relevance, has been shown in other populations (e.g., health care, refugees). While debate continues as to whether existing diagnoses and treatment approaches adequately address MI, ample research shows that MI is uniquely associated with mental health outcomes such as PTSD and suicidality. As such, there is growing consensus that MI is deserving of targeted mental health intervention.
Key learning objectives:
Through presentations, activities and case discussions participants will acquire:
1) An up-to-date understanding of MI, including: conceptualization relevant to an interdisciplinary care environment; knowledge of associations among MI and specific mental health problems; and ongoing controversies surrounding MI and their implications for nosology and treatment.
2) Familiarity with existing evidence and development efforts related to interventions for treating the distress associated with MI in clinical practice, including fit with existing trauma-informed evidence-based treatments.
3) Familiarity with existing methods (e.g., questionnaires, interview strategies), common challenges and practical skills for assessing MI in practice.
Implications for the clinical practice of CBT:
Moral injury (MI) represents a collection of experiences associated with, but not specifically captured by, existing diagnoses (e.g., PTSD). Research is ongoing to develop an evidence base for interventions specific to MI, however given significant associations with clinical impairment and suicidality, proper guidance regarding best practice in intervention for MI-related problems is urgently needed. Our workshop presents a comprehensive overview of the state of the evidence regarding the conceptualization of MI as a clinically relevant construct, including current assessment methods and interventions for MI. We will discuss at length how clinicians can best integrate this evidence with existing evidence-based, trauma-informed cognitive-behavioural therapies (Cognitive Processing Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to address the distress associated with MI in their clinical practice.
Stephanie Houle is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has garnered national recognition regarding her work on moral injury and trained clinically with Canadian Armed Forces members suffering operational stress injuries.
Andrea Ashbaugh, PhD, C.Psych is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and former President of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. Her research focuses on cognitive factors implicated in a variety of problems, including moral injury-related distress.
Currier, J.M., Drescher, K.D., & Nieuwsma, J. (Eds). (2021). Addressing moral injury in clinical practice. American Psychological Association.
A crucial part of the treatment is the prevention of relapse and recurrence. Sequential Preventive Cognitive Therapy (PCT), as started after remission, is effective in preventing relapse and recurrence in recurrent depression, also as alternative to long term use of antidepressants and on top of antidepressants. A short overview will be given of the effectivity of PCT as studied in several Randomised Controlled Trials (Bockting et al., 2018, 2009, 2005, Biesheuvel-Lelieveld, 2017, de Jonge et al., 2019) as well as the application of PCT in pregnant women that wish to stop antidepressants (Brouwer et al., 2020).
Specific ingredients of PCT will be discussed, interventions will be demonstrated (video) and role played, including the use of positive imagery to evaluate schemata and beliefs. Divers types of PCT, that is video- based-PCT, face to face PCT, guided self-help-PCT in primary care and guided internet-based PCT will be demonstrated. The latest insights based on Individual Patient Data analyses will be shared to inform clinicians on what works for whom in relapse prevention (Breedvelt et al., 2021). Clinical and research implications will be discussed.Key learning objectives:
As scientist practitioner and a professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Amsterdam University Medical Centers/co-director the interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam Claudi’s focus is on common mental health disorders (such as depression and relapse prevention (for a personal profile in Lancet Psychiatry see: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30562-9/fulltext). She studies with her team potentially modifiable etiological factors of onset, relapse and chronicity using an interdisciplinary complex systems approach. She is a (co-)author of 170 peer reviewed publications. She developed PCT implemented in clinical guidelines (English; under review, Spanish, 2021, Dutch 2009) and wrote several chapters on relapse prevention for English textbooks (e.g. The Oxford Handbook of Mood Disorders). She was the main editor of 11 clinical handbooks including treatment manuals. In addition, she developed several other treatment manuals for common mental health conditions, including e- interventions and chatbots (fellow at the World Health Organisation). In 2014 she was awarded with a Fellowship at Beck Institute International Scholarship Philadelphia. For more information see www.claudibockting.com.References
Biesheuvel-Leliefeld. K. E. M., Dijkstra-Kersten, S.M.A. , van Schaik, D.J.F., van Marwijk, H. W. J., Smit, F., van der Horst, H.E., Bockting, C. L. H. (2017). Effectiveness of supported self help in recurrent depression: a randomised controlled trial in primary care. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 86(4), 220-230, doi: 10.1159/000472260.
Breedvelt J. J. F., Warren F. C., Segal Z., Kuyken W., Bockting C. L. H. Continuation of Antidepressants vs Sequential Psychological Interventions to Prevent Relapse in Depression: An Individual Patient Data Meta- Analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online May 19, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0823
Brouwer, M. E., Molenaar, N. M., Burger, H., Williams, A. D., Albers, C., Lambregtse-van den Berg, M., & Bockting, C. L. H. (2020). Tapering antidepressants while receiving digital Preventive Cognitive Therapy during pregnancy: An experience sampling methodology trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.574357
Bockting, C. L. H., Schene, A. H., Spinhoven, P., Koeter, M. W. J., Wouters, L. F., Huyser, J., & Kamphuis, J. H. (2005). Preventing relapse/recurrence in recurrent depression using cognitive therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 647-657. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.73.4.647.
Bockting, C. L. H. (2009). Preventive cognitieve therapy in recurrent depression. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum.
Bockting, C. L. H. (2009). No more: workbook for prevention of relapse in depression. Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum.
Bockting, C. L. H., Klein, N. S., Elgersma, H. J., van Rijsbergen, G. D., Slofstra, C., Ormel, J., . . . Burger, H. (2018). Effectiveness of preventive cognitive therapy while tapering antidepressants versus maintenance antidepressant treatment versus their combination in prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (DRD
de Jonge, M., Bockting, C. L. H., Kikkert, M. J., van Dijk, M. K., van Schaik, D. J. F., Peen, J., . . . Dekker, J. J. M. (2019). Preventive cognitive therapy versus care as usual in cognitive behavioral therapy responders: A randomized controlled trial, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(6), 521-529. doi:10.1037/ccp0000395