CBT for Chronic Medical Conditions
February 11 @ 8:45 am - February 13 @ 4:00 pm
This workshop, taught by Allen Miller, PhD, will focus on the application of CBT to patients with chronic medical conditions. Participants will learn to conceptualize clients according to the cognitive model, use motivational techniques, develop treatment and action plans, integrate relaxation and mindfulness techniques, and encourage clients to make healthy lifestyle choices. Techniques will be presented to help patients respond to dysfunctional beliefs related to hopelessness, discouragement and unfairness—and other cognitions that undermine their motivation and sense of self-efficacy. This interactive workshop includes case discussions and experiential exercises. The workshop offers practical tools useful for planning and implementing treatment for patients with a variety of chronic medical conditions. This workshop is designed for mental health and allied health practitioners, including Physicians, Nurses and Psychiatrists who treat patients in a medical setting.