Child & Adolescent CBT via the Unified Protocol
May 20 - May 21
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Child & Adolescent CBT via the Unified Protocol
Presenter: Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD
Title of program: The Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Dates: May 20-21, 2020 (Wednesday–Thursday)
Brooklyn, NY Palace Cafe, 2603 Nostrand Avenue
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.
This workshop will provide an introduction to both the UP-A, a modular, individual therapy for adolescents; and, a more structured, group therapy for children (UP-C), the latter of which also includes a full parent-directed curriculum to aid parents in managing their own strong emotions in the context of youth distress and dysregulation. Following a brief review of the rationale for the UP-C and UP-A, the clinical content of this intervention approach will be discussed using video examples and brief technique demonstrations to illustrate the flexible nature of the UP-C and UP-A materials, its similarities and distinctions from traditional CBT and parent training models and how UP materials may be utilized in a clinician-directed manner to optimize and personalize treatment outcomes.
Main points of workshop.
- To explain rationale for taking a transdiagnostic approach to cognitive behavior therapy using the Unified Protocols for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children (UP-C) and Adolescents (UP-A)
- To describe current research demonstrating the efficacy of the UP-C and UP-A
- To discuss the 8 child-directed clinical modules or sections of the UP-C and UP-A
- To identify 4 emotional parenting behaviors and the opposite parenting behaviors encouraged in the UP-C and UP-A
- To participate in interactive clinical practice opportunities using behavioral rehearsal to increase comfort in using the UP-C and UP-A
Tuition: $550 per person (early bird discount—prior to April 1, 2020 $475 ). Special discounts for groups of 3 & 10, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Includes morning refreshments, handouts, and CE credits.
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May 18, 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.
Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $50) until April 20th, 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).
Conference site is an accessible, barrier-free location. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals with visual and/or hearing impairments if needed.
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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.
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.
Day 1: Wednesday May 20, 2020
9:00-10:30: Introduction and rationale for the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders in Children (UP-C) and Adolescents (UP-A); Caregiver involvement in the UP-C and UP-A
10:45-11:15: Overview of research support regarding the efficacy and effectiveness of the UP-C and UP-A
11:15-12:00: Module 1: Increasing motivation and tracking individual progress in the UP-C and UP-A; Opposite actions for caregiver criticism
1:00-2:30: Module 2: Increasing emotional awareness and emotion education; Functional assessment in the UP
2:45-4:00: Module 3: Acting opposite; Introducing behavioral activation and exposure in a personalized manner; Opposite actions for caregiver accommodation
4:00-5:00: Module 4: Body awareness and interoceptive exposure
Day 2: Thursday, May 21, 2020
9:00-10:30: Module 5: Cognitive reappraisal; Problem-solving; Opposite actions for caregiver inconsistency
10:45-12:00: Module 6: Mindful awareness; Opposite actions for excessive modeling of distress and avoidance by caregivers
1:00-2:30: Module 7: Exposure strategies: Overview, demonstrations and behavioral rehearsal
2:45-3:30: Module 7: Exposure strategies: Extended behavioral rehearsal and discussion
3:30-4:00: Module 8: Relapse prevention; Q&A