Cognitive Behavior Therapy Tools

September 16, 2021 @ 6:00 am – September 17, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
CBT Canada
(877) 466-8228

Workshop overview
This three-credits-per-hour workshop is for clinicians wishing to integrate more of CBT’s tested tools into their daily work with general medical patients.

Veteran presenter Dr. Greg Dubord and CBT Canada faculty explain the key features of over 50 tools used to change patients’ maladaptive beliefs and behaviors. You’ll then see step-by-step demonstrations of how to best integrate each tool into ten-minute medical appointments. Participants gain familiarity and comfort with the tools through the coaching received while practicing in dyads.

This sleeves-up workshop emphasizes practical assessment tools, homework compliance enhancers, and change-oriented charting. The focus is on the most strategic interventions that can be integrated into routine (e.g., 10 minute) clinical appointments.

Learning objectives
1. Discover the incredible utility of persuasion tools in medicine

2. Gain comfort with the most versatile tools for your practice
3. Implement the appropriate tool(s) in a given situation
4. Use newly acquired tools under direct supervision
5. Formulate more effective ways to motivate patients
6. Recognize and address “empathy addiction”
7. Learn more effective ways to get the patient “on side”
8. Discover how to non-negotiably orient patients towards action
9. Recognize ways to harness strong complaining for change
10. Learn to overcome many vexing blocks to compliance

Case studies
1. Mary, 35, wants antibiotics yet again—but doesn’t need them
2. James, 56, is doing almost nothing to control his diabetes
3. Patricia, 44, insists she’s not an alcoholic, despite two blackouts
4. John, 61, wants yet another note for time off work
5. Linda, 36, demands that all tests be repeated to rule out MS
6. Robert, 53, refuses medication for his significant hypertension
7. Jennifer, 16, has started cutting herself when distraught
8. William, 43, has poorly controlled epilepsy but feels safe to drive
9. Elizabeth, 68, still smokes despite many health complications
10. David, 54, is still not exercising despite your best efforts
11. Barbara, 31, wants another questionable pain medication refill
12. Richard, 57, says his naturopath advises against the flu vaccine