3 Day Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)

March 28th, 2022

Unified CBT Academy
    Location: Online
    Contact Phone Number: (800) 691-6111
    Contact E-Mail: info@unifiedcbt.com
    Event Link: https://unifiedcbt.com/workshops/.

    This 3-day workshop will provide an in-depth training in and hands-on practice with the major techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy, an evidenced-based treatment for persistent depression. We will review how CBASP is designed to address interpersonal avoidance and teach coping skills by promoting felt safety with the therapist and an acquisition of “perceived functionality” – that is, the patient’s ability to recognize and begin to change the consequences of their behavior. CBASP is effective in reducing depressive symptoms in chronically depressed individuals, and is more effective than antidepressant monotherapy in chronic depressives with a confirmed history of childhood trauma and early adversity.

    We will present the CBASP empirical methodology to facilitate and measure exactly what and how much is being learned during the course of therapy. The core treatment strategies of CBASP will be presented and include the Significant Other History (SOH), Situational Analysis (SA) and the two techniques of Contingent Personal Responsivity (CPR) and Interpersonal Discrimination Exercises (IDE) using therapist Disciplined Personal Involvement (DPI). The SOH is a developmental interpersonal learning history used to help define the therapist’s role in treatment. The SA is a problem-solving algorithm taught to patients demonstrating that the interpersonal dilemmas patients report in therapy are, in part, self-productions that can be resolved. The disciplined personal involvement methodologies are used by the therapist to heal earlier developmental trauma and employ a contingent manner of involvement by the therapist to modify pathological interpersonal behavior. Disciplined personal involvement will be reviewed to demonstrate how these novel approaches are ethically used to modify patient behavior.

    Additionally, we will review and demonstrate adaptations made to use CBASP for chronically depressed patients who also meet criteria for alcohol use disorders, bipolar depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Finally, CBASP adapted for group therapy will be demonstrated.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the theoretical rationale for Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP).
    2. Describe how a depression timeline is used to diagnose persistent depressive disorders (PDD) and used in CBASP.
    3. List the three basic therapeutic components of CBASP.
    4. Describe the significant other history (SOH) and how it differs from a clinical history.
    5. Describe the transference hypothesis as it relates to CBASP.
    6. List the steps to creating the transference hypotheses.
    7. Describe the situational analysis (SA) and how it differs from a cognitive thought diary.
    8. List the steps of the situational analysis.
    9. Demonstrate/role play the SA.
    10. Describe the operant and classical conditioning paradigms incorporated into the SA.
    11. Describe the use of disciplined personal involvement (DPI) in CBASP.
    12. List the two types of DPI.
    13. Describe the interpersonal discrimination exercise (IDE).
    14. Demonstrate the IDE.
    15. Describe the contingent personal responsivity (CPR).
    16. Demonstrate the CPR.
    17. Describe the ethical dilemmas
    18. Describe some solutions for the ethical dilemmas involved with DPI.
    19. Describe applications of CBASP to the group format.
    20. Describe adaptations of CBASP for comorbid addiction.
    21. Describe adaptations of CBASP for bipolar.
    22. Describe adaptations of CBASP for PTSD.

    For details or to register, visit Unified CBT_ CBASP.pdf