About the Conference
175 participants attended DR. PADESKY'S first training in Winnipeg in November 2017. Evaluations were excellent and she is back to present her newest CBT workshop.
Is talking the best way to promote change and growth? We don't tell toddlers how to walk or ask them how they feel about walking. We encourage and support trial and error experience. How often do you leave a workshop feeling inspired but unsure how to do anything different in your next session?
We know from educational research that lasting learning and change are more likely to result from active experience and doing than from talking alone. If we apply this idea to psychotherapy, we need to consider that talk therapy by itself is not always best therapy. The phrase, "action-packed CBT" describes a therapeutic approach that combines talk with active learning experiences embedded into each session. It is designed to make therapy more effective and to promote faster client change.
Similarly, this is an action-packed workshop. Christine A. Padesky, PhD demonstrates a variety of action methods that can enhance cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other forms of psychotherapy. Like her other "Show Me" workshops, she structures her teaching around clinical demonstrations rather than lectures. For each segment of the workshop, she demonstrates particular methods so participating therapists can see exactly how Padesky conducts "action-packed" CBT. Structured exercises help therapists learn through experience how to implement action-oriented approaches. Thus, "More walk and less talk". Even so, there is ample time for questions, answers, and discussion to promote a more complete understanding of how to apply these approaches with diverse clients in a variety of settings.
Action methods demonstrated in this workshop include:
- interactive writing/drawing
- role playing
- behavioral experiments conducted both in and outside the office to test out beliefs and try new behaviors
Join us this fall to observe and practice a variety of actions that promote client learning. Experience how action-packed therapy helps maximize client engagement, discovery and change.
- Describe two benefits of action-packed therapy
- Recognize action opportunities within clinical interchanges
- Plan three actions appropriate to use with current clients
- Name two action methods that foster client engagement
- Demonstrate one action approach that is likely to enhance learning
- Identify two action methods that help promote change
- Devise in and out of office behavioral experiments
- Experience how collaborative writing increases client engagement
- Link imagery with in vivo change efforts
THIS WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR:
- Mental health professionals and graduate students in mental health fields
- Non-CBT therapists will learn ways to incorporate action-oriented CBT practices into therapy
- Beginning and intermediate CBT therapists will discover ways to transform treatment protocols into live action therapy
- More advanced CBT therapists are encouraged to identify one or two clients with whom progress is slow and keep these clients in mind throughout the workshop.