Following completion of this 6-week course you will be able to:
1) Use daily mood logs effectively to set up multiple cognitive behavioral techniques
2) Describe the use of cognitive distortions on the daily mood log
3) Demonstrate a cognitive role playing technique
4) Describe the rationale for exposure in treating anxiety disorders
5) Design exposure exercises to treat anxiety
6) Explain the concept of interoceptive exposure
7) Describe cognitive exposure
8) Identify and change positive distortions in tempting thoughts in the treatment of habits and addictions
9) Describe the devil’s advocate technique for treating habits and addictions
6 week Course Curriculum With Jill Levitt/Feeling Good Institute:
The Art of the Setup: The Daily Mood Log, Eliciting Negative Thoughts, Rules for Negative Thoughts, Identifying Cognitive Distortions, The Straightforward Technique.
Truth- and Logic-Based Techniques: Examine the Evidence, Re-attribution, Be Specific and Let’s Define Terms.
Cognitive Role Playing Techniques: The Double Standard Technique & Externalization of Voices Technique.
Introduction to Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders. Psycho-education on the nature of anxiety. The rationale for exposure. Types of exposures: cognitive exposure, interoceptive exposure, situational exposure. Tips for introducing and conducting situational exposures. Building an exposure hierarchy.
Interoceptive Exposure and Cognitive Exposure for Anxiety Disorders: Symptom induction, interoceptive exposure, and cognitive exposure.
Identify and Change “Tempting Thoughts” in Habits and Addictions: Use of the Addiction/Habit Log, identify positive distortions and the Devil’s Advocate Technique.