Description

This interactive 4-week e-learning course provides an orientation and overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It provides clinicians with an understanding of CBT; an introduction to basic CBT techniques; and guidance on how to conduct assessments, engage patients in treatment, set goals and measure improvement.

Course materials are available through August 31, 2017. Each week, new content will be available to course attendees. Lectures are pre-recorded and you may watch them at your convenience on your PC or mobile device. After the initial week, access to a subsequent week is gained only after you've completed the one preceding. Readings and case assessments can be completed on your own time.

Learning Objectives

Mental health professionals need to stay current with the latest treatment strategies. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is empirically-based, and training in cognitive and behavioral strategies makes clinicians more effective in helping their patients reach their treatment goals.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the essential components of CBT, including the core features of treatment and session structure.
  • Describe how the pre-treatment assessment informs treatment planning.
  • Review how to collaboratively set treatment goals with their patients.
  • Demonstrate use of basic CBT skills including: Psychoeducation, case conceptualization, basic mindfulness exercises, exposure and response prevention exercises, behavioral activation, relaxation exercises, cognitive strategies, and relapse prevention.

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • MGH Psychiatry residents and MGH Psychology interns.

Agenda

Topics and faculty subject to change without notice.

Week 1

Conceptualization of Presenting Problems

  • Psychoeducation
  • Conceptualization of Presenting Problems
  • Measure Progress

Participants will be able to understand the following key elements:

  1. Describe the essential components of CBT.
  2. Explain the core features of treatment and session structure.
  3. Describe how the pre-treatment assessment informs treatment planning.
  4. Review how to collaboratively set treatment goals with their patients.

Week 2

Problem Solving and Mindfulness Strategies

  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Problem Solving and Mindfulness Strategies

Participants will be able to understand the following key elements:

  1. Recognize the importance of psychoeducation and Case Conceptualization.
  2. Use basic cognitive exercises.
  3. Demonstrate basic mindfulness exercises.

Week 3

Behavioral Exercises

  • Exposure
  • Response Prevention
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Relaxation

Participants will be able to understand the following key elements:

  1. Demonstrate exposure and response prevention exercises
  2. Describe and apply behavioral activation
  3. Identify the role of relaxation exercises in CBT

Week 4

Advanced Cognitive Approaches

  • Advanced Cognitive Approaches
  • Preventing Relapse

Participants will be able to understand the following key elements:

  1. Explain the role of advanced Cognitive Strategies.
  2. Discuss and apply Relapse Prevention.

Faculty

  • Associate Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Program Director, The Bulfinch Program
    Clinical Psychologist, Home Base Program
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Postgraduate Psychology Education, MGH Psychiatry Academy
    Director, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • Chief of Psychology
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Director
    Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

    Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry)
    Harvard Medical School

CME Information

Release Date: July 5, 2016
Expiration Date: August 31, 2017

This course is for residents of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry only. To receive your participation certificate for this activity, view the presentations and complete the post-test and evaluation. Any other requirements will be provided by your instructor.


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This program
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accredited.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is not being offered for this activity.

Even though this event is not accredited, providing information regarding planning, disclosure, and conflict of interest is important to us. Some providers may be able to claim Category 2 CME credit for participating in this activity.


Faculty Disclosure Statement

In accord with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), planners, speakers and anyone who may have an influence on the content of the activity have been asked to disclose any relationship they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, devices, etc. that may be germane to the content of their presentation. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias, but provides participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest (COI)

The MGH Academy has implemented a process to resolve potential COIs for this CME activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public.



Planner Disclosures

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Tristan L. Gorrindo, MD, Reviewer
Timothy J. Petersen, PhD
Jane Pimental, MPH
Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Susan E. Sprich, PhD, Psychologist Reviewer, Moderator
Royalties: Oxford University Press (for co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook), Springer (for co-editing book)


Speaker Disclosures

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Timothy J. Petersen, PhD
Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Susan E. Sprich, PhD, Psychologist Reviewer, Moderator
Royalties:Oxford University Press (for co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook), Springer (for co-editing book)


Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit


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