Presenter: Aldo R. Pucci, Psy.D.
Because Dr. Aldo Pucci is both a cognitive-behavioral therapist and a Certified
program that emphasizes weight loss from a natural health perspective.
classes / groups.
(3) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The Basics of Helping People Get Better
Today, the mental health field is
focused on Evidence-Based and short-term counseling and psychotherapy for
several reasons. First, clinicians and treatment centers need to practice
an approach that is supported by psychotherapy outcome research.
In other words, the approach
must work. Secondly, in today's
managed care environment, clinicians often are limited in terms of the
number of sessions they have to help their clients.
therapy (CBT) has always been the ideal research-supported, short-term
therapy, even before it was popular to practice such an approach! The very
instructive nature of CBT produces long-term results because it teaches
clients rational self-counseling that they can apply not only to their
current concerns, but to anything that might come their way. CBT also
emphasizes getting better, rather than feeling better. When CBT clients are
understand exactly why.
This seminar will teach you
the basics of a very systematic approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy.
The systematic approach helps the therapist know where he or she is in the
therapeutic process at any given point. Because many approaches to CBT are
not particularly systematic, the systematic nature of the CBT approach
presented in this seminar is very comforting and reassuring to both novice
and experienced CBT therapists.
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY OF CBT
The theoretical and philosophical basis of CBT and how to be guided by it
Learning CBT theory and how to apply it to many different therapeutic
situations Learn the myths and misconceptions of CBT to better address
concerns with your clients and colleagues
THE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO CBT: HOW TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN THE THERAPY
PROCESS AT ANY GIVEN POINT
Not all approaches to CBT are systematic
Systematic approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Know where you are in the therapeutic process at any given point
GOAL SETTING THE COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL WAY
Developing goals for therapy, life goals and daily living goals
How to motivate the client to develop goals and to achieve them
OF EMOTIONS: HOW TO TEACH CLIENTS WHAT CAUSES THEIR FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOR
Understanding of the
Emotional ABC's is
essential to emotional and behavioral improvement
Learn how to present the
of emotions to their clients in a manner that is understandable
make it appear as though people, situations and things cause feelings and
Practice the ABC's
during the seminar
THE RATIONAL QUESTIONS: HOW TO HELP CLIENTS DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES
WHETHER OR NOT THEIR THOUGHTS ARE RATIONAL
Learn how to teach clients the three rational questions to help clients
determine whether or not their thinking and behavior is rational and healthy
Practice the rational questions during the seminar
COMMON MENTAL MISTAKES: HOW PEOPLE GO WRONG IN THEIR THINKING, AND HOW TO
HELP THEM CORRECT THOSE MISTAKES
Learn how to recognize
errors in clients' thinking
Learn how to teach clients to recognize for themselves errors in their
Help clients correct those mistakes and develop new, rational replacement
HELPING PEOPLE PRACTICE THEIR NEW THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIORS
Learn excellent techniques that help clients practice their new, rational
thoughts and behaviors
HOW TO END THERAPY, ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER LONG-TERM RESULTS
Learn, from a CBT perspective, how to recognize when a client is ready
for therapy termination
Learn how to foster long-term results
THE ISSUE OF HOMEWORK
Discover homework assignments that can provide clients with an ongoing
ALDO R. PUCCI, Psy.D., is
President of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
(http://www.nacbt.org). Pucci holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from
Radford University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Pucci was
trained in Rational Behavior Therapy by its originator, internationally
acclaimed psychiatrist Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr., M.D. Pucci then went on to
develop his own form of CBT known as "Rational Living Therapy." He
has trained thousands of mental health clinicians and has presented his
workshops and certification seminars on Rational Living Therapy and Rational
Hypnotherapy throughout the United States. Pucci's
seminars receive rave reviews.
He holds the titles of
Diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (NACBT), Certified Medical
Hypnotherapist (Institute of Medical Hypnosis), and Certified Clinical
Hypnotherapist (National Board for Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic
Anesthesiology). Dr. Pucci is the author of many articles and books,
including The Client's Guide to
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: How
to Live a Healthy, Happy Life, No Matter What! and Feel the Way You
Want to Feel ... No Matter What!
All three courses included in this home study program include a manual.