- a framework for understanding bereavement and grief from an attachment system perspective.
- how to recognize and assess the symptoms of complicated grief.
- an overview of the core principles, strategies and procedures used in CGT.
- An overview of the organizational framework of CGT.
- A description of the therapist as Sherpa guide.
- An explanation of core elements of CGT and their rationale.
- A review of the evidence behind CGT.
This workshop is the second step in pursuing CGT training through theCenter for Complicated Grief. Following completion, you are encouraged to pursue case consultation to develop essential skills and competencies to administer CGT.
- learn Person-Centered theory and practice
- apply the principles of PCA to their professional practice
- identify individual strengths and professional working styles
- distinguish sympathy from empathy
- maintain innate authenticity and presence with clients
- participate in moderated group work and observation
In this experiential workshop, licensed social workers with 1-2 years of CT clinical experience or clinicians new to the tools and techniques of CT will learn how to recognize the qualities of an expert cognitive therapist and learn about several tools therapists use to both identify and help change a client’s negative core beliefs.
Specifically, participants will
- learn the theory undergirding the design of the Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram (CCD) and the Trial Based Thought Record (TBTR or Trial I)
- view demonstrations of how the CCD and TBTR are used in a therapeutic/clinical setting
- practice using the CCD and TBTR in roleplay scenarios with other participants
- recognize and evaluate therapist competencies using the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS)an empirically-validated instrument used in research and clinical practice
- identify strategies that help clients strengthen new positive core beliefs.
- understand and recognize concept of empathy from a Person-Centered theory and practice perspective.
- distinguish sympathy from empathy – the former being more about ‘us’, the latter about our clients’ lives and experiences.
- distinguish between “optimal empathic attunement” and giving too much of yourself
- incorporate empathy into professional practice, learning how to manage conflict and affect client-driven growth.