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In his research and policy work, he collaborates closely in particular with families and disability NGOs. Hastings, R. Do children with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a negative impact on other family members? The case for rejecting a negative narrative. International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities , 50 , Totsika, V.

Parenting and the behavior problems of young children with an intellectual disability: Concurrent and longitudinal relationships in a population-based study. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities , , Behavior problems at five years of age and maternal mental health in autism and intellectual disability. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39 , War, natural disaster, and humanitarian crises are a major global issue, disproportionately affecting people in low and middle income countries LMICs.

Most people in need of mental health interventions in LMICs do not receive appropriate care because of lack of resources, including having few mental health specialists. This review will highlights recent initiatives by the World Health Organization to develop cognitive behavioral programs that are brief, transdiagnostic, and can be readily trained to lay providers with no mental health experience. These programs are underpinned by a focus on change mechanisms that have been chosen on the basis of evidence of treating common mental disorders.

Randomized controlled trials will be described that have tested these interventions in adults and youth. Further, attempts to implement these programs into existing health services will be outlined, with the goal of demonstrating the importance of local capacity building to promote sustainability of evidence-based care in LMICs. Limitations of this approach will also be described and challenges this endeavor faces in the future will be explained, including the need to address more persistent and complex mental disorders that arise from trauma and adversity.

His work has focused on the nature, course, and treatment of traumatic stress and grief. Professor Bryant has produced over publications on traumatic stress and anxiety. He has developed with the World Health Organization transdiagnostic psychological interventions that can be delivered by lay providers in low and middle income countries. He has led multiple trials of psychological interventions in LMICs, and is currently involved in evaluating trials of transdiagnostic interventions for Syrian refugees in multiple countries in Europe and the Middle East. Singla, D. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 13 , ,.

Bryant, R. PLOS Medicine, 14, e Dawson, D. World Psychiatry, 14 , Evidence-based psychological therapies have been developed for many mental health problems and surveys show that the public prefer psychological therapy to medication in a ratio. However, in no country does the public get what it wants. Psychological therapies are only available to a small number of people and attempts to make them more widely available have been hampered by a shortage of suitably trained therapists and the high costs of traditional delivery models.

The English IAPT programme aims to get round these problems by training an extra 11, new psychological therapists and deploying them in specialist, stepped care psychological therapy services for anxiety disorders and depression which can be accessed by self-referral. From small beginnings in , the programme has grown to a point where it treats over , per year. In the interests of public transparency, the outcomes of all IAPT services are available on the worldwide web. Study of the variability of outcomes between services has helped to identify many organizational and other factors that are associated better outcomes.

This information has been feedback to services and has helped 1 reduce variability and 2 achieve overall outcomes in a mass implementation that are broadly in line with those observed randomized controlled trials. This talk explains how a combination of political lobbying, economic analyses and clinical data were used to gain an initial government commitment to start the IAPT programme.

It then goes on to explain how the programme achieves its remarkably high data completeness rates, before discussing the many things the complete data has taught us about how to deliver psychological therapies at scale and economically. Despite its successes, IAPT is a work in progress. Limitations of the programme are discussed, along with likely future developments, including greater use of digitally assisted assessment, therapy, and follow-up.

Development of IAPT-like services in several other countries is also discussed. He is well-known for his research on the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders. With colleagues, he has developed new and effective forms of cognitive therapy for social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and PTSD in adults and adolescents. Effective internet based versions of the social anxiety and PTSD treatments have also been developed.

Layard, R. Thrive: The power of psychological therapy. Penguin, London. Clark, D. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 9, Transparency about the outcomes of mental health services IAPT approach : an analysis of public data. Lancet, , A specific psychotherapeutic strategy for increasing psychological well-being and resilience, well-being therapy WBT has been developed and validated in a number of randomized controlled trials. A decreased vulnerability to depression, mood swings, and anxiety has been demonstrated after WBT in high-risk populations.

Its updated scope encompasses increasing resilience in a variety of psychiatric and medical conditions, modulating psychological well-being and mood, developing alternative pathways to established treatment modalities, including psychotropic drugs. An important characteristic of WBT is self-observation of psychological well-being associated with specific homework. Such perspective is different from interventions that are labelled as positive but are actually distress oriented. Another important feature of WBT is the assumption that imbalances in well-being and distress may vary from one illness to another and from patient to patient.

The WBT manual has been translated in many languages and studies are in progress all over the world. Giovanni A. He has introduced a novel psychotherapeutic approach for increasing psychological well-being Well-Being Therapy, www. Since , he is editor-in-chief of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, a journal published by Karger that, with its current impact factor of Well-being therapy in depression: New insights into the role of psychological well-being in the clinical process. Depression and Anxiety, 34, The number of people suffering Alzheimer or related dementias is growing significantly worldwide.

Through the long and changing journey of dementia, persons suffering the illness need supervision and care even for 24 hours a day for many demanding tasks. That care is usually provided by a family member. These facts help to understand why dementia family caregiving has been described as a prototypical example of chronic stress, and a natural experiment of extreme stress.

Caregivers usually report high levels of depressive symptomatology and anxiety, as well as other emotions such as guilt or ambivalence. Physical health problems, such as elevated blood pressure, are also observed in this population. I will describe some CBT and contextual techniques strategies and exercises that we have adapted or developed for addressing these targets in this population. These strategies will be described in the context of several research intervention projects that we have run in Spain, comparing cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, testing the efficacy of a modular therapy guided by functional analysis, and, more recently, analyzing the efficacy of an individualized psychotherapeutic intervention for caregivers with high levels of distress and guilt feelings.

The potential mechanisms of change of these interventions will be discussed, and recommendations for the improvement of the clinical significance of the interventions, and the maintenance of therapeutic benefits in the long-term in future research will be provided. During the last 20 years he has been principal investigator in several research projects aimed at developing and analysing psychological therapies for dementia family caregivers.

He is also interested in the development and testing of assessment tools for dementia family caregivers, having developed specific measures for assessing experiential avoidance, ambivalence, dysfunctional thoughts or guilt feelings in this population. These measures have been translated and validated to several languages and are been used in clinical trials.

Some of the works done by his team have received research awards. Losada, A. Caregiving issues for older adults. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Doi: Caregiving issues in a therapeutic context: New insights from the acceptance and commitment therapy approach. Pachana, K. New York: Oxford. University Press. The problem of distinguishing between delusions and other incorrigible beliefs has taxed the greatest minds in psychopathology, and seems ever more important in an age of extreme ideology. Clinically, this problem leads to difficulties in deciding who should be the recipient of mental health care, especially in the forensic domain, in which professionals often fail to decide on whether a particular person Ron and Dan Lafferty in the United States, Anders Breivik in Norway is mentally ill.

Standard criteria e. This lacuna is remarkable, given that beliefs are thought to play a central role in all types of psychopathology not just psychosis, but, for example, depression and anxiety disorders and, indeed, all of the social sciences not just psychology but sociology, anthropology, and history. In this talk I will draw together evidence from a wide range of sources including human learning theory and political psychology to sketch out a two-process account of belief.

I will describe a set of Master Explanatory Systems which include conspiracy theories, religious beliefs, supernatural beliefs and arguably political ideologies, which share common characteristics with delusional especially paranoid beliefs. Using recent survey evidence I will show that these beliefs exist along continua with less extreme beliefs, and that they are the consequence of the dominance of type-1 associative, emotional reasoning over type-2 slow, analytic reasoning.

Using data from psychiatric patients I will describe parallel findings for clinical paranoia. I will conclude by discussing implications for clinical practice, public mental health and briefly current world events. His research interests have mainly focused on psychosis. He has studied the cognitive and emotional mechanisms involved in psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoid delusions and manic states, using methods ranging from psychological experiments, and experience sampling to functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Most recently, his research has focused on why social risk factors for example childhood adversities such as poverty, abuse, and bullying provoke the cognitive and emotional changes that lead to these symptoms, leading to a new research focus on public mental health. In collaboration with colleagues at Manchester and elsewhere he has also conducted large scale randomized controlled trials of psychological interventions for people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and prodromal psychosis, and is currently conducting a feasibility trial of EMDR for psychotic patients with a history of trauma.

He has published over peer-review papers and a number of books including Madness explained: Psychosis and human nature Penguin, and Doctoring the mind: Why psychiatric treatments fail Penguin, In he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Bentall, R. In Bortolotti, L. The speaker will review his work on the use of psychosocial interventions as adjuncts to pharmacotherapy in bipolar disorder. His most recent work is on the early stages of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.

He will review a targeted psychosocial intervention — family-focused therapy — to enhance the outcomes of young patients at high risk for bipolar disorder: those with early signs of depression or hypomania, psychosocial impairment, and a family history of bipolar disorder.

A recent trial conducted in three sites indicates that children at high risk who receive 4 months of family-focused treatment have longer times to depressive recurrence and less severe manic symptoms than those who receive a comparison intervention consisting of 4 months of psychoeducation and support.

With effective treatment and the support of their families, young patients with bipolar disorder can learn to manage their disorder and become independent and healthy adults. His research focuses on family environmental factors and family interventions for children, adolescents and adults with bipolar disorder. His work has helped establish the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions as adjuncts to medication in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

He has received multiple grants for his research from the National Institute of Mental Health and private foundations. Miklowitz has published over journal articles and chapters, and 8 books. His most recent book, written with psychiatrist Michael Gitlin, M. Miklowitz, D. New York: Guilford Publications. Family-focused treatment for bipolar disorder: reflections on 30 years of research.

Family Process, Jul Early intervention for symptomatic youth at risk for bipolar disorder: a randomized trial of family-focused therapy. Cognitive-behavioural therapy CBT principles have proven to be highly efficacious for treating a variety of psychological disorders in adults. Yet some individuals do not benefit; others relapse following treatment, and some drop out before treatment is completed.

Therefore, it is important to build upon current treatment principles to address these issues and strengthen clinical interventions even further. Consequently, including a partner in the treatment of adult psychopathology has the potential to harness the social context for treatment success while also addressing interpersonal factors that might interfere with optimal outcomes. The current presentation highlights the empirical background detailing the concurrent and longitudinal associations between psychopathology and relationship functioning.

A conceptual framework for the various ways in which both distressed and nondistressed relationships can contribute to the precipitation, maintenance, and exacerbation of psychopathology is presented. Similarly, the routes through which satisfying relationships can serve as a resource for alleviating psychopathology are discussed. Based upon these empirical findings and conceptual framework, the rationale and format for couple-based treatments for psychopathology are described, with a focus on treating the disorder rather than emphasizing relationship adjustment as the primary goal of treatment.

Three different types of couple-based interventions that can be applied to a variety of disorders are differentiated. These interventions, which are employed with both partners together, include the integration of treatment principles from individual CBT along with couple intervention strategies from cognitive-behavioural couple therapy. The presentation concludes with results of several intervention trials employing couple-based interventions, including the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and depression.

Although some of these couple-based interventions for psychopathology are still in the early stages of evaluation, initial findings are encouraging when compared to individual CBT treatments. Clinical guidelines and recommendations regarding when to employ these interventions, the partial inclusion of partners in treatment, and additional treatment developments for the future are discussed. Overall, implications for the future of CBT given these developments are briefly discussed, with considerations for a proposed paradigm shift in systematically considering the interpersonal context of psychopathology in treatment.

Donald H. Since he received his doctorate in clinical psychology in , he has been actively involved in developing and evaluating couple-based interventions from a cognitive-behavioural perspective. This work has included focusing on interventions for relationally distressed couples, employing couple-based interventions for couples in which one partner has a psychological or medical problem, treating infidelity, and preparing couples for marriage or committed relationships.

He has been a pioneer in developing and evaluating couple-based interventions for depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, the focus of the current presentation. He also has been an active clinician in private practice with couples for 43 years. He has won several teaching awards, and he holds an Endowed Chair at the University of North Carolina for his research contributions to the field. He also has received awards for his excellence in clinical supervision and mentoring doctoral students.

He gives frequent talks and workshops to professionals around the world with a particular commitment to making empirically supported interventions applicable in real world, clinical settings. Baucom, D. Couple-based intervention for depression: An effectiveness study in the National Health Service in England.

Family Process, 57 2 , Baucom, D H. Findings from a couple-based open trial for adult anorexia nervosa. Journal of Family Psychology,31 5 , Fischer, M. Couple-based interventions for relationship distress and psychopathology. Hooley Eds. Sexual Dysfunctions are highly prevalent in men and women across the world and constitute a major health problem Laumann et al. In the last three decades, several clinical and laboratorial studies have been emphasizing the role played by psychological variables on sexual response and functioning.

Despite the accumulated knowledge about the role of psychological factors in the etiology and maintenance of sexual dysfunctions SD , there is a lack of evidence based models of SD, and a dearth of randomized control trial studies RCT testing the efficacy of psychological interventions. Results showed the strong influence of cognitive and emotional variables on sexual response and allowed the development of explaining models for sexual dysfunction in men and women Nobre, a, b. These conceptual models are currently being tested in our SexLab www. Moreover, fMRI studies and a treatment outcome study is also undergoing to test the efficacy of Cognitive behaviour therapy CBT for erectile dysfunction when compared to medication.

Studies on predictors of subjective and physiological response to erotic material in the laboratory have shown that cognitions and emotions e. These findings suggest that psychotherapy e. Additionally, preliminary findings of the RCT suggest that CBT may be superior to medication in maintaining treatment gains in men with Erectile Dysfunction at 3 and 6 month follow-up.

Results are in line with previous studies indicating that CBT yield more durable benefits than different pharmacological interventions for different psychological problems e. Moreover, he received several international prizes for scientific merit including the Best Paper Award presented at the WAS world meeting in Runner-up. Nobre, P. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, Differences in automatic thoughts presented during sexual activity between sexually functional and dysfunctional males and females.

Journal of Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, Journal of Sex Research, 43, In this invited address I will focus on new developments and research findings in Schema Therapy ST for personality disorders. ST has become quite popular as a treatment for personality disorders and other chronic conditions, and the good effectiveness, low dropout, and high attractiveness of the model for patients and therapists might all have contributed to that.

However, the basic theory underlying ST, and especially the schema mode model that is currently dominant, is not always well understood. In the first part of this contribution I will therefore first discuss the links between emotional needs, schemas, coping with schema activation, and schema modes. Based on the theory of Dweck on emotional needs, I will argue that a specific area has so far been overlooked in ST theory. I will present an extension of the theoretical model and discuss the important clinical implications. In the second part of this contribution I will focus on recent empirical findings on the effectiveness of ST.

A recent development in Schema Therapy ST is the shift from individual treatment to group treatment. By using the group dynamics in a specific way, the idea is that schema change processes are catalysed. However, it is unclear what the preferred format should be: pure or mainly group therapy, or the combination of individual and group ST. The very first results will be presented. More specifically, the following issues will be addressed: what was the most effective format? Which format had the lowest dropout? And, how did participants experience the treatment?

His main research interests lie in the fields of personality disorders and PTSD, both applied and fundamental. He also practices as a therapist at PsyQ in Amsterdam, where he treats patients with trauma and personality disorders. Using the approach of experimental psychopathology he tested psychological theories of anxiety disorders and PDs and contributed to the development of their psychological treatment. In developing and testing psychological theories and treatments he aims to connect basic research and clinical work.

He is perhaps best known for his contributions to the development of Schema Therapy and Imagery Rescripting. Professor Arntz also chairs a Dutch-German collaborative study investigating basic brain and cognitive processes in BPD and their change during treatment, which is associated with the international RCT on group-ST. Arntz, A. Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.

Chichester: Wiley. Dweck, C. From needs to goals and representations: Foundations for a unified theory of motivation, personality, and development. Psychological Review, 6 , — Young, J. Guilford Press. Some clients and therapists bring distorted beliefs about themselves and other people to the therapy session. Conceptualizing relevant therapy-interfering beliefs about the therapist and associated maladaptive coping strategies is fundamental to planning interventions that can not only strengthen the alliance but that also can be generalized to improve their relationships outside of therapy.

Judith S. Beck, Ph. The Beck Institute offers national and international training in CBT, certification of clinicians and accreditation of organizations. Beck is also clinical professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She divides her time among administration, supervision and teaching, clinical work, program development, research, and writing. She has presented hundreds of workshops nationally and internationally on various applications of cognitive therapy.

Beck has written over articles and chapters. She is the author of the primary text in the field, Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, which has been translated into 20 languages. The online CBT courses she has developed have been taken by people in countries. Safran, J. Alliance ruptures, impasses, and enactments: A relational perspective. Repairing alliance ruptures. Norcross, J. Evidence-based therapy relationships: Research conclusions and clinical practices. Are there benefits? What if any is the impact on therapist skills?

Or client outcomes? Should personal practice play a part in therapist training and professional development? Since the time of Freud, debate has raged about the value of personal practice. During the 20th century, personal practice usually meant personal therapy. Whether or not a therapist engaged in personal therapy was largely a matter of preference, belief, and choice — and which school of psychotherapy you were trained in.

There was little empirical evidence for its value. However since the turn of the century, a new landscape of personal practices has emerged, together with a new wave of research. Do they have a role in enhancing therapist effectiveness and client outcomes? If so, how might they be of value? Bringing together research on the qualities of effective therapists, and comparing outcomes from conventional training strategies with outcomes from personal practice, James will suggest that different types of personal practice can develop key aspects of therapist skill development which are beyond the scope of conventional skills training.

He will further suggest that the personal and interpersonal qualities developed through personal practice are central to effective client outcomes. He will conclude that, alongside a paradigmatic shift towards more process-based therapies, it is timely for educators, therapists and researchers to include personal practices in their training and professional development, and to evaluate the impact. In particular it will be helpful to ask: which forms of personal practice are most effective for which outcomes, with which practitioners, in what contexts, at what point in time? He is a recognised leader in the field of therapist training making important theoretical and empirical contributions.

In the Australian context, he has led projects to train Aboriginal health professionals in digital mental health strategies Bennett-Levy et al. James has taught in 24 countries. The World Congress in Berlin will be his 25 th. Over the next years, he looks forward to teaching further afield, in particular developing CBT countries. Bennett-Levy, J. Why therapists should walk the talk: The theoretical and empirical case for personal practice in therapist training and professional development.

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 62, The role of personal practice in therapist skill development: A model to guide therapists, educators, supervisors and researchers. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 47, Castonguay, L.

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How and why are some therapists better than others? Understanding therapist effects. Washington, D. Over the past decade the research literature on precision mental health has evolved from rare and obscure to prominent and promising. The primary aim of research in this area is to develop tools that will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of treatments for mental health problems.

Several empirical investigations — some published, some in earlier stages — will be used to exemplify this approach to the study of processes and mechanisms. In a randomized trial of treatments for Panic Disorder, baseline characteristics that predicted differential benefit from CBT and a panic-focused psychodynamic therapy pointed to the possibility that different mechanisms of change were at work in the two treatments.

Using this information, we found that patients entering treatment with a greater tendency toward catastrophic interpretations of bodily symptoms experienced greater benefit from improvement in catastrophic interpretations, whereas patients with a lesser tendency to catastrophize did not experience more symptom improvement when they experienced these changes. In a relapse prevention trial comparing antidepressant continuation vs.


Changes in those variables observed from baseline to 12 weeks post-treatment were associated with resistance to relapse across the 2-year follow-up period, and they largely accounted for the predicted differential benefit from the treatments. Other examples of this approach will be described that have been used to identify which patients are most likely to benefit more from a stronger vs. He has published well over papers, the majority of which center on the treatment of depression, and he has received career awards for his research from, among others, the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the Association for Psychological Science.

He has spoken about his work on podcasts and radio and television news programs, as well as to the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus in Washington, DC. Early in this decade, Dr. DeRubeis and his team embarked on a mission to test the limits of actuarial methods in support of precision mental health. He is now exploring the ability of these models to sharpen research on the processes and mechanisms of psychological treatments for mental health problems.

Rob and his wife of 37 years are proud parents of two daughters who this year will begin careers in mental health after completing advanced degrees in Clinical Psychology and Social Work, respectively. In the past decade especially, Dr. DeRubeis has enjoyed the privilege of traveling to and residing in Europe to pursue research collaborations with colleagues in Holland, the U.

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He has also hosted, at Penn, more than a dozen visiting clinical scholars from across Europe, and he looks forward to future opportunities to interact with clinical scientists from around the world. Cohen, Z. Treatment selection in depression. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology , 14 , Forand, N. Prognosis moderates the engagement—outcome relationship in unguided cCBT for depression: A proof of concept for the prognosis moderation hypothesis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85 , Lorenzo-Luaces, L. A prognostic index PI as a moderator of outcomes in the treatment of depression: A proof of concept combining multiple variables to inform risk-stratified stepped care models.

Journal of Affective Disorders, , Cognitive behaviour therapists have always recognised that many of our dispositions for certain kind of goals and motives to avoid harm, to connect with others, develop attachment relations with the young and partners along with our emotions and ways of thinking, are rooted in evolved mechanisms Beck ; Beck et al. This talk will outline how the evolution of attachment and other prosocial motives and behaviours created brain processes that are central to the regulation of emotion, and prosocial versus antisocial behaviour.

Attention will also be given to some of the central practices of compassion focused therapy which are designed to stimulate these internal physiological systems and create a compassionate mind. Developing a compassionate mind and that self-identity then becomes a central therapeutic aim which is used to address kind difficulty such as self-criticism shame and trauma.

Beck, A. Cognitive models of depression. New York: Basic Books.

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Marks, I. Oxford: Oxford University Press. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology with a special focus on mood, shame and self-criticism in various mental health difficulties for which Compassion Focused Therapy was developed. In he established the Compassionate Mind Foundation as an international charity with the mission statement To promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion www.

There are now a number of sister foundations in other countries. He has written and edited many books on compassion. His latest Book is Living Like Crazy. Gilbert, P. In, P. Gilbert and Bailey K. G eds. Genes on the Couch: Explorations in Evolutionary Psychotherapy p. Hove: Psychology Press. Compassion: Concepts, Research and Applications. London: Routledge. Psychological disorders remain common, chronic and difficult to treat. Progress toward developing effective interventions must include the identification of novel intervention targets that are safe, powerful, inexpensive and deployable.

This talk will describe two novel intervention targets and address approaches proposed to hasten progress including 1 the use of science to derive and disseminate treatments and 2 targeting treatment at a transdiagnostic process. The first intervention target that will be described is sleep and circadian dysfunction. Persistent sleep and circadian dysfunction is associated with functional impairment, mood regulation and problem solving difficulties, increased work absenteeism, higher health-care costs and heightened risk of developing future comorbid health and psychiatric conditions.

Sleep and circadian problems are important transdiagnostic targets as 1 various types of sleep and circadian dysfunction coexist with, predate and predict psychological disorders, 2 sleep and circadian dysfunction contributes to vicious cycles in psychological disorders and 3 it is clear that sleep and circadian dysfunction is modifiable.

An observation that underpins our approach is that prior research has tended to treat specific sleep problems e. Yet real life sleep and circadian problems are often not so neatly categorized, particularly in psychological disorders where features of insomnia often overlap with delayed sleep phase, irregular sleep-wake schedules, and even hypersomnia. Evidence from two recently completed RCTs involving high-risk youth and adults diagnosed with severe mental illness will be described. The latter was conducted in community mental health settings, which are publicly funded, under resourced and provide treatment to poor and underserved community members.

The second intervention target that will be described is patient memory for the contents of treatment. This target is important as poor memory for treatment is associated with worse treatment outcome. Data will be presented on the development and outcome from an approach to improving memory for treatment; namely, the adjunctive Memory Support Intervention. The Memory Support Intervention was distilled from the basic, non-patient research in cognitive science and education and is comprised of eight powerful memory promoting strategies that are proactively, strategically, and intensively integrated into treatment-as-usual.

Allison G. Her clinical training and Ph. Harvey moved to the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and then joined the Department of Experimental Psychology as faculty with a Fellowship at St. In she moved to UC Berkeley. Harvey has practiced as a cognitive-behavior therapist for more than 20 years.

She is a treatment development researcher who conducts experimental and intervention studies focused on understanding and treating sleep and circadian problems, severe mental illness and treatment processes. She has published over peer reviewed papers and chapters and has published 3 authored books. Harvey, A. Improving outcome for mental disorders by enhancing memory for treatment. Modifying the impact of eveningness chronotype in adolescence: a randomized controlled trial.

New York: Guilford Press. As it does so, a number of practical and scientific challenges are coming to the fore in the behavioral and cognitive therapies. Fundamental changes are needed in research, research strategy, training, assessment, diagnosis and application in order to take full advantage the opportunities for advancement provide by process-based CBT. In this talk I will enumerate several of these challenges and show how profound their implications are for our field, and its role in the behavioral and life sciences more generally.

Among the challenges I will address are:. As I will attempt to show, all of these problems are solvable, but not without modifications of current practices. The behavioral and cognitive therapies have an exciting future ahead if we are able to rise to the challenges our process-based future presents.

Steven C. An author of 44 books and nearly scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. He is the developer of Relational Frame Theory, an empirical behavioral account of human higher cognition, and has guided its extension to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT , a popular evidence-based form of behavioral and cognitive therapy that uses mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based methods to foster psychological flexibility.

Hayes has been President of several scientific and professional associations including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Hayes, S. The role of the individual in the coming era of process-based therapy. Behaviour Research and Therapy. Hofmann, S. The future of intervention science: Process based therapy. Clinical Psychological Science, 7 1 , 37— Much of CBT has focused on helping individuals get rid of unpleasant emotions—especially anxiety, sadness, and anger.

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But a life worth living often involves experiencing unpleasant emotions that are often complex emotions. Emotional Schema Therapy emphasizes that all emotions evolved because they were adaptive—including emotions that we are often told we should not have. These include jealousy, envy, ambivalence, boredom and regret. In addition, many of us struggle with Emotional Perfectionism and Existential Perfectionism—that is, the belief that we should feel good and that our lives should follow certain expectations that we have.

But real life is filled with disappointments, loss, unfairness, and even betrayal. I describe both the biological and the social constructivist models of emotions, recognizing that at different times in history and in different cultures people had different theories and evaluations of emotions. Of particular focus in this presentation is the role of jealousy, envy and ambivalence, problematic emotion theories and responses and possibly helpful strategies about how to cope with these inevitable and sometimes difficult experiences. Finally, I describe strategies for deepening meaning without avoiding the unpleasant emotions often associated with finding meaning.

Robert L. His research focuses on individual differences in emotion regulation and decision making. He is a recipient of the Aaron T.

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  6. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Leahy, R. New York: Guilford. Socratic questioning, now called Socratic dialogue, is no longer a chair-bound, predominantly cognitive intervention. Instead, it is most effective when paired with action-packed therapy methods such as behavioural experiments, role plays, imagery, and interactive writing.

    Pairing these action methods with Socratic dialogue increases engagement, elicits here and now data, and ensures discoveries are more memorable. The original 4-stage model of Socratic questioning is intact but we now emphasize its collaborative and interactive nature by calling it Socratic dialogue. Discovery is still the ultimate goal but the nature of these discoveries has expanded over the decades.

    In addition to examining existing beliefs, we now employ Socratic dialogue in the context of action therapy methods to identify strengths, guide development of new beliefs and behaviours, and inject greater potential for discovery into practical self-help exercises. Christine A. Along with Kathleen Mooney, PhD, she created Strengths-Based CBT which helps clients construct new beliefs and behavioural strategies in order to improve overall functioning and relationships.

    Included in this approach is a 4-step protocol which helps people build a personal model of resilience. Padesky has taught more than workshops on 5 continents, provides consultation for therapists, hospitals and mental health clinics worldwide www. Her presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, audience interaction, practical skills and humour. Beck Award for her enduring contributions to the field. Padesky is co-author of five books, including Mind Over Mood, 2nd Edition www.

    Kazantzis, N. Unresolved issues regarding the research and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy: The case of guided discovery using Socratic Questioning. Behaviour Change, 3, Padesky, C. Socratic questioning: Changing minds or guiding discovery? Strengths-based Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy: A four-step model to build resilience. Addictive Disorders. Adult Anxiety. References Bautista, C. Adult Depression. References Harkness, K. Adult Obsessive States. References Phillips KA editor. Adult Trauma. References Schnurr, P. Basic Processes and Experimental Psychopathology. References Craske, M.

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    References Everitt, H. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. References Hudson, J. References Conner, C. References Webster-Stratton, C. Cross Cultural and Global Issues. This fact raises the following questions, especially in the non-Western world: — what cultural factors require management of CBT? Eating Disorders. References Fairburn, C. Cognitive behavior therapy and eating disorders. NY: Guilford. Murray, S. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. References Hastings, R.

    New Developments. In addition to community leaders, support was often sought from relatives. Discussions highlighted that the couple may also be invited by elders in the community. In this context, the husband or wife had the opportunity to express their grievances while the elders intervened to resolve conflict or offer advice. The participants reported that punishments were given to the erring party or the guilty party was warned. Participants described that every decision reached by the elders must be strictly adhered to. Almost one-third of the respondents affirmed that they sought relationships outside marriage concubinage or extra-marital affairs.

    Many could not imagine what marriage stands for without sex. Just to sleep together or be his cook? Among those who adjusted their sexual behavior, were women whose husbands had sperm problems or those who could not engage in sex. Two participants, however, believed that their situation did not warrant seeking external sexual partners. These participants believed there was hope, the condition may be temporary and, according to them, seeking help could resolve the problems.

    Few women, aged 35—50, indicated that they have adopted abstinence as a solution. Three of the participating women stated that the situation gave them the opportunity to pursue businesses and work without distorting their marital relationship. These women were older and most had at least one child. These women believed the situation gave them the privilege of focusing on other family issues, friends, and their careers.

    This, according to the respondents, comprised of foreplay and creating fun with their husbands. Another woman, aged 15—34, indicated that having children was crucial to marriage, and if the husband could not impregnate her, she would not hesitate to leave. An excerpt from another woman in the same age group shows:. Among women who preferred to stay married, they explained this choice based on the desire for children and economic reasons. The majority of participants indicated that when a problem is discovered; the wife cannot easily report their concerns.

    Woman, aged 35— There was consensus, especially among older participants, that sexual problems cannot be easily reported, not only due to tradition, but also because of the manner the husband may interpret this act. Few of their responses are as follows:. Participants were asked whether they had recently discussed with their husbands the need to seek a solution. This study provides evidence of coping strategies used by women whose husbands have sexual health problems. These findings extend beyond existing studies on husband-wife communication and wives coping with alcoholic spouses [ 5 , 6 , 7 ] or sexual function, attitude and lifestyles [ 9 , 11 , 16 , 17 , 20 , 21 ].

    Apart from adding to the body of knowledge on marital relationships, the findings may help in sustaining relationships notwithstanding the threat of sexual dysfunction, especially in the study location and by extension sub-Saharan Africa. Among the important contributions of this study, is the development of a thematic framework demonstrating the coping strategies of women with husbands that have reproductive health problems. Several of the primary themes suggested that the conjugal relationship could be sustained in spite of these sexual health problems.

    It also highlighted that rather than resigning to fate alone, seeking guidance from health practitioners, especially family doctors and discussion between the spouses husband-wife communication could help. This finding is in concordance with coping mechanisms that suggest that appropriate responses could deal with external stressors in a manner to avoid conflict [ 32 , 33 , 35 ].

    Access to health practitioners for the management of sexual health problems could prevent domestic conflict, as found in other studies [ 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 ]. Older respondents were more likely to be in favour of adjusting their sex life, such as abstinence and sexual therapy, rather than seeking external partners or separation. The patterns of responses indicated two groups: 1 situations in which women may separate, divorce or engage in concubinage, and 2 situations in which women would endure sexual problems and maintain the marriage.

    The majority in the first group had husbands with erectile problem or suffered from premature ejaculation. Women in the second group had children and husbands with genital ulcers or testicular cancer. The second group also included women whose husbands were the breadwinners, women that resigned to fate or believed there was hope for the problem to be solved.

    If the couple already had children, the wife might consider the future challenges children would face if they divorced [ 10 , 28 ]. Many cited the presence of children and finances as fundamental factors for not divorcing. Additional information gathered suggested that financial buoyancy could play a vital role in keeping the marriage intact. Since men rarely report sexual health problems [ 21 ], knowledge from their wives could be helpful to marriage counsellors, social workers, and medical personnel to guide diagnosis and management.

    There are limitations of this study, which include the use of a convenience sample of health facilities which limits generalizability of the findings. The sexual health problems were self-reported and were not confirmed through medical testing. The small number of FGDs could also be a limitation to the scope of the study. Finally, the combination of all male sexual health problems together may hide the variations inherent in different sexual challenges.

    This study has added to the body of knowledge on coping strategies for sexual challenges. However, the fact that the wives cannot easily discuss or report sexual health dysfunctions can be an obstacle to a healthy relationship. This work is essential for planning couple sexual health services in Nigeria, and where appropriate, couples should be encouraged to attend clinic together for counselling and treatment.

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    We also recognise the responses from our anonymous respondents as their contributions to humanity. The scholarship award for the Ph. The Data and final Ph. This study is based on a qualitative data which we are not in the position to share because the ethical clearance for the study forbids such. EOA was the principal investigator and the originator of the idea.

    He designed the research methods, coordinated the data analyses and interpretation, sketched the diagram and drafted the manuscript. AKO was the main supervisor for the project and oversaw the compilation of the manuscript and data interpretation. TOF was the second supervisor for the project and ensured logical and timely presentation of the results.

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