So You Only Have Eight Sessions, What Do You Do? Integrating Evidence Based Practices in Time-Limited Psychotherapy/Counselling

So You Only Have Eight Sessions, What Do You Do? Integrating Evidence Based Practices in Time-Limited Psychotherapy/Counselling

 

Event Details

 CCMH_LI_Logo_blues_on_white Leading the way in Mental Health Training and Education for Professionals

Dates:  January 28 and 29, 2020

Facilitator:  Cleo Haber, BSW, MSW, RSW

This training is suitable for:

Medical Professionals:  Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors

Mental Health Professionals:  Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers

Medical Professionals:  Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors

Direct Service Workers:  Drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth  justice workers

Description: This two day workshop is designed for front-line workers and mental health clinicians working in community agencies, Family Health Teams or Community Health Centres where you have a limited number of sessions to see your clients.  You will learn how to structure time-limited psychotherapy and counselling sessions with evidence-based interventions to make the most of your time with your clients.  You will learn the beginning, middle and end-phase tasks of psychotherapy/counselling, discus common factors of psychotherapy effectiveness and review key interventions from both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to address common mental illness.  The workshop will use video, small group discussion, role-play, experiential learning and didactic teaching methods. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to describe the beginning, middle and end-phase tasks in time-limited psychotherapy/counseling.
  • Participants will learn the common principles of psychotherapy/counseling effectiveness.
  • Participants will acquire evidence-based strategies/interventions from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT) to address common mental illness.
  • Participants will be able to integrate CBT and IPT interventions into the phase tasks of time-limited psychotherapy/counselling

Outline Day One:

  • Learning the beginning, middle and end phase tasks of time-limited psychotherapy.
  • Beginning Phase Tasks: Presenting issues, history of presenting issues, symptom check-list, medical issues, why are they coming for help now?
  • Gathering psychosocial information--Learn interventions to gather family history: the genogram, the closeness circle.
  • Formulation and assessment through an attachment lens.
  • Middle Phase Tasks: choosing intervention based on formulation and assessment.
  • CBT for anxiety; IPT for depression or combination of interventions based on presenting issues.
  • End Phase Tasks: review gains made during treatment phase, review strategies learned, discuss what more or what next for the client; refer onwards if necessary, termination.
  • Learn common factors of psychotherapy effectiveness: therapeutic attunement, positive regard, empathetic reflections, validating statements, non-verbal messages and body language.
  • Practice: empathetic reflections, validating statements, non-verbal ques (interactive game).
  • Assessing ‘Window of Tolerance’ and ways to bring client into zone of optimal arousal through use of common factors

Outline Day Two:

  • Learning middle phase interventions in both CBT and IPT.
  • CBT: Employ thought records, behaviour activation and exposure exercises with a relational understanding of individual client differences, strengths and vulnerabilities to aid in recovery from anxiety.
  • Watch video on completing thought record.
  • Practice: role-plays in triads.
  • IPT: Employ the interpersonal inventory, communication analysis and formulation with a relational understanding of individual client differences, strengths and vulnerabilities to aid recovery from depression.
  • Watch video: communication analysis.
  • Practice: role-plays in triads.
  • Trouble-Shooting around ruptures in therapeutic relationships; adjust therapeutic engagement and exploration according to individual client differences related to culture or unresolved trauma.
  • Watch Video: ruptures.


  • When

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health - Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    2nd Floor, Seminar Rooms ABC
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1
    Canada
    416-924-1164

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