Cognitive Behavior Therapy – 2019 
Presented by Milton Spett, PhD
Sunday, October 6, 2019
NJPA Headquarters – Main 354 Plaza Café
354 Eisenhower Parkway
Livingston, New Jersey 07039 
4 CE Credits Available
9:00AM – 2:45PM  

Fee includes Lunch:
NJPA Member: $120 NJPA Sustaining Member: $102 NJPA Student Member: $60
Non-Member: $240 NJPA ECP: $90 NJPA Non-Student Member: $120 


Registration Policies: On–Site Registration fees will increase by $20. Refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted until September 20, 2019. No refunds after September 20, 2019.

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Program Schedule:
• 9:00-9:30 AM Registration
• 9:30-11:45 AM Program (2 CE)
• 10:30 AM-10:45 PM Break
• 11:45 PM-12:30 PM Lunch
• 12:30-2:45 PM Program (2 CE)
• 1:15 PM-1:30 PM Break
• 2:45PM Program Conclusion

Part 1: Summaries of the 7 most important CBT Therapies in 2019
• Prolonged Exposure (Edna Foa)
• Cognitive therapy (Aaron Beck)
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Steven Hayes)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Marsha Linehan)
• Cognitive Processing Therapy (Patricia Resick)
• Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Zindel Segal)
• Positive Psychotherapy (Martin Seligman)

Part 2: New forms of CBT
• Inhibitory Learning Theory for anxiety disorders
• The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression
• Concreteness Training for rumination
• Memory Specificity Training for PTSD

Part 3: New research has found certain CBT techniques are very effective and other CBT techniques are not effective.
• New techniques for increasing the effectiveness of exposure for anxiety disorders
• When to use which form of Mindfulness
• When relaxation should and should not be used for anxiety disorders

Part 4: Contemporary CBT for specific disorders
Depression, panic disorders, social anxiety, pain insomnia, PTSD, OCD, phobias, eating disorders, couple therapy, chronic pain, obsessive compulsive personality, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Medication: For which disorders does medication add to the effectiveness of CBT and for which disorders does medication impede the effectiveness of CBT?

Part 5: General principles of CBT which can be applied to any disorder, including disorders you have never seen before. This section includes a summary and critique of David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe 2 explanations of how exposure works
2. Describe the research that supports one of these explanations over the other
3. Explain the most important difference between Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
4. Explain the key difference between Inhibitory Learning Theory and Edna Foa's Emotional Processing Theory of Prolonged Exposure
5. List the 3 types of mindfulness exercises
6. Explain when to use each of these 3 types of mindfulness exercises
7. Explain when relaxation exercises should be used and when they should not be used 8. Explain why exposure is less effective for social anxiety than it is for other anxiety disorders
9. List the only 3 mental disorders for which medication is more effective than psychotherapy
10. Explain the 3 components of David Barlow's Unified Protocol for Emotional Disorders 11. Name 3 cognitive techniques for OCD
12. Describe the findings of research on Cognitive Therapy for OCD
Target Audience: Psychologists; Psychiatrists; Social workers; and Graduate Students

Program sophistication: Intermediate: some basic knowledge of the specific content is required.

The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict for interest for this program.

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ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact [email protected] for more details.