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Child & Adolescent CBT via the Unified Protocol

June 29 - July 17

Child & Adolescent CBT with COVID19 focus via the Unified Protocol 

Presenters: Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD  & Sarah M. Kennedy, PhD

Title of program: Using Brief Versions of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents to Support Caregivers, Children and Adolescent During COVID-19 

Dates: Monday June 29 9AM–12PM EST; Monday, July 6 9AM-12PM EST; Friday July 17, 9AM–12PM EST 

 

LIVE WEBINAR  

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C/UP-A) present the compelling idea that there may be a more efficient method of presenting effective strategies, such as those commonly included in CBT and third-wave behavior therapies, in order to simultaneously address an array of emotional disorder concerns in children and adolescents.

The child and adolescent Unified Protocols frame treatment strategies in the general language of strong or intense emotions and promote change through a common lens that can be flexibly adapted across youth emotional disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders and others, sub-threshold presentations of such or combinations of these problem areas. Specifically, the UP-C and UP-A help youth by allowing them to focus on a straightforward goal across emotional disorders: reducing intense negative emotion states by extinguishing the distress and anxiety these emotions produce through emotion-focused education, awareness techniques, cognitive strategies, problem-solving and an array of behavioral strategies, including a full-range of exposure and activation techniques.These techniques have been used in brief 4- and 5- session formats across several service grants and implementation projects via telehealth, making these briefer versions of the UP useful during COVID-19 to support caregivers, children & adolescents, respectively, that may be experiencing distress duing this time via telehealth. 

This workshop will be sub-divided into 3 parts to provide an introduction to brief UP models for 1) caregivers of school-age children, which utilizes both aspects of the adult Unified Protocol and the caregiver-directed component of the Unified Protocol for Children (UP-C); 2) brief UP-A, which adapts a modular, individual therapy for adolescents; and, 3) brief UP-C for children ages 6-12. 

Following a brief review of the rationale for the UP-C and UP-A, the clinical content of each intervention approach will be discussed using video examples and brief technique demonstrations to illustrate the flexible nature of these UP-Caregiver, UP-C, and UP-A materials, its similarities and distinctions from traditional CBT and parent training models, and how these brief  UP materials may be utilized in a clinician-directed manner via telehealth to optimize and personalize treatment outcomes during COVID-19.

 

 

Main points of workshop.

 1) Explain rationale for taking a brief, transdiagnostic approach to cognitive behavior therapy using the Unified Protocols for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders for Caregivers (UP-Caregiver), Children (UP-C) and Adolescents (UP-A) via telehealth during COVID-1

2) Describe current research demonstrating the efficacy of the UP-C and UP-

3) Discuss the brief 4-5 session versions of the clinical modules or sections of the UP-Caregiver, UP-C and UP-A that are recommended for use via telehealth during COVID-19

4) Identify 4 emotional parenting behaviors and the opposite parenting behaviors encouraged in the UP-C and UP-A that are discussed in the brief UP-Caregiver approach

5) Participate in interactive clinical practice opportunities using behavioral rehearsal to increase comfort in using brief UP-Caregiver, UP-C and UP-A approaches via telehealth during COVID-19

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Tuition: $425 per person. Special discounts for groups of 3 & 10 and students, please contact us at nachasconsulting@gmail.com for details.

Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.

Registration is considered complete when payment in full payment is received. Please scroll to bottom of page to register.

Application Deadline

 June 27, , 2020 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

 Notification of Acceptance

 Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $50) until June 8, 2020. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

 Conference is via webinar. 

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register.

 

Faculty

Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD, is Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment program at the University of Miami, where she is also  Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology. She has expertise in the treatment of emotional disorders in youth and the development and evaluation of evidence-based therapy protocols for children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She is perhaps best known as the developer of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C and UP-A). Her currently funded work in this area includes effectiveness trials regarding treatment of youth emotional distress in community settings (including both community mental health clinics and preschools) and the application of the Unified Protocols to new populations and treatment conditions. Dr. Ehrenreich-May directs the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program at the University of Miami, which provides UP-C and UP-A related research services to the community. She is currently the Science Committee Chair for Division 53 of APA and a former Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG Leader for ABCT. Dr. Ehrenreich-May’s research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies in the Unified States and internationally. Her current collaborators at UM include Drs. Amanda Jensen-Doss, Rebecca Shearer and Barbara Coffey.

 

 Sarah M. Kennedy is Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Her research interests are focused on the development, implementation, and dissemination of transdiagnostic interventions for youth with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns. She has published treatment manuals and empirical articles on this line of research and provides training and consultation to individuals and organizations in the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children (UP-C) and Adolescents (UP-A). 

 

CE Information:

Continuing Education Credit (9) has been approved  through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:  Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

 

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

 

Recommended reading to prepare for the workshop:

Ehrenreich-May, J., Kennedy, S.M., Sherman, J.A., Bennett, S.M., & Barlow, D.H. (2018). Unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in adolescents: Workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ehrenreich-May, J., Kennedy, S.M., Sherman, J.A., Bilek, E.L. & Barlow, D.H. (2018). Unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in children: Workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ehrenreich-May, J., Kennedy, S.M., Sherman, J.A., Bilek, E.L., Buzzella, B.A., Bennett, S.M., & Barlow, D.H. (2018). Unified protocols for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents: Therapist guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Program Schedule: 

 Day 1: Monday June 29, 2020 

9:00-9:45AM: Introduction and rationale for using brief versions of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders for Caregivers (UP-Caregiver) during COVID-19. 

9:45-10:00 AM: Considerations for the UP delivery via telehealth

10:00-10:30 AM: Overview of Brief UP session 1: Motivation, Ideographic Assessment, Emotion Education 

10:30-11:00 AM: Overview of Brief UP Session 2: Opposite Action 

11:00-11:30 AM: Overview of Brief UP Session 3 and 4: Cognitive Strategies–Present-Moment Awareness and Cognitive Reappraisal 

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Option Brief UP Content and Planning for the Post-COVID Future 

 

Day 2: Monday July 6, 2020 

9:00-9:45AM: Introduction and rationale for using brief versions of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders for Children (UP-C) during COVID-19. 

9:45-10:00 AM: Considerations for the UP delivery via telehealth

10:00-10:30 AM: Overview of Brief UP session 1: Motivation, Ideographic Assessment, Emotion Education 

10:30-11:00 AM: Overview of Brief UP Session 2: Opposite Action 

11:00-11:30 AM: Overview of Brief UP Session 3 and 4: Cognitive Strategies–Present-Moment Awareness and Cognitive Reappraisal 

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Option Brief UP Content and Planning for the Post-COVID Future 

 

Day 3: Friday July 17, 2020 

9:00-9:45AM: Introduction and rationale for using brief versions of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders for Adolescents (UP-A)  during COVID-19. 

9:45-10:00 AM: Considerations for the UP delivery via telehealth

10:00-10:30 AM: Overview of Brief UP session 1: Motivation, Ideographic Assessment, Emotion Education 

10:30-11:00 AM: Overview of Brief UP Session 2: Opposite Action 

11:00-11:30 AM: Overview of Brief UP Session 3 and 4: Cognitive Strategies–Present-Moment Awareness and Cognitive Reappraisal 

11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Option Brief UP Content and Planning for the Post-COVID Future 

 

Child and Adolescent CBT-Unified Protocol

Jill Ehrenreich
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Start:
June 29
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July 17