Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association

Upcoming events

    • 10/06/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Evans Hall Room 327 A/B; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; 4170 City Ave; Philadelphia, PA 19131
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    Psychologists routinely face complex ethical dilemmas in private practice. While professional ethics codes provide critical information on psychologists’ responsibilities and the boundaries of practice, they do not give direct guidance for navigating the shifting currents of real-world situations. This workshop will present a positive approach to ethical decision-making that establishes personal values and striving for ethical ideals as goals for every practitioner. The ethics literature on decision-making and professional standards of conduct will be reviewed, along with findings from several disciplines regarding the “science of morality.” In addition, the workshop will review quality enhancement strategies for decision-making in high-risk situations involving suicidal clients. These strategies include effective informed consent, consultation, reviewing procedures, and accurate documentation.n groups.

    Throughout the workshop, participants will be invited to consider how their personal values inform their ethical behavior. The workshop is designed to be interactive and engaging. The presenter will use numerous clinical examples, as well as participatory exercises, to demonstrate ethical concepts. In addition, participants will be encouraged to discuss ethical concerns from their clinical work and receive guidance and feedback from their colleagues.n groups.

    CE Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the components of ethical decision-making.
    2. Identify personal values or aspirations informing ethical and professional conduct.
    3. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of traditional ethical decision-making models.
    4. Observe the role that our emotions play in our ethical decision making.
    5. Apply ethical decision-making informed by personal values to a dilemma involving risk (e.g., suicidal client).
    6. Discuss strategies for enhancing effectiveness when working with suicidal or other at-risk clients.
    About the Presenter

    Randy Fingerhut is an Associate Professor of Psychology at La Salle University and the Director of La Salle University’s Psy.D. program. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Center for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Fingerhut is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has been practicing CBT as a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania for 15 years. His specialty interests include perinatal mood anxiety disorders and self-care for graduate students. Dr. Fingerhut has presented workshops on The Fundamentals of CBT, CBT for Anxiety Disorders, CBT for Suicidality, and Teaching and Supervising CBT for the Beck Institute. He has taught Ethics within La Salle’s doctoral program and has previously presented Ethics workshops for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. He is co-author with Samuel J. Knapp and Leon D. VandeCreek of Practical Ethics for Psychologists: A Positive Approach.

    Target Audience

    This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.

    Continuing Education

    Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This program provides four (4) hours of CE credits. This workshop qualifies for three (3) contact hours for the ethics requirement and one (1) contact hour for the suicide prevention requirement as mandated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

    Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.

    • 10/06/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Evans Hall Room 327 A/B; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; 4170 City Ave; Philadelphia, PA 19131
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    Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are evidence-based practices that can complement one another in maximizing the effectiveness of treatment and facilitating the change process. Designed for clinicians with some previous exposure to MI, this 3-hour training reviews the core components of MI (spirit, method, and 4 processes) and explores how MI can enhance common components of CBT, including alliance building, treatment engagement, agenda setting, Socratic questioning, cognitive restructuring, in-session skill development, and homework participation. Participants will understand how MI’s emphasis on change talk, its relational competencies of partnership, autonomy support, and empathy, and its technical use of open questions, reflections, affirmations, and summaries map directly onto CBT processes. CBT tasks both in early and later sessions will be viewed through the MI lens of the 4 processes of the change conversation: engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning.

    CE Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate MI spirit in initial sessions when educating clients about CBT, describing confidentiality, gathering information on goals and values, and setting an agenda.
    2. Describe the process of Elicit-Provide-Elicit across phases and tasks of CBT and give examples for several different applications (e.g., session focus, homework planning, rationale review).
    3. Enhance Socratic guided discovery with reflective listening, affirmation, and open questions.
    4. Explain and demonstrate MI integration with discussions about self-monitoring and homework development, including the use of “blended EPE” which incorporates clients’ perceived importance and helpfulness.
    5. Use a Dysfunctional Thought Record in an MI-consistent way.
    6. Model the introduction and processing of a skills training component (e.g., mindfulness) within an MI framework.
    About the Presenter

    Scott Glassman, PsyD is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the MS Program in Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a consultant for the Family Medicine Department at PCOM, Dr. Glassman directs the Group Wellness Program in PCOM’s primary care centers and trains students, faculty, and staff in patient-centered communication. He has developed patient-centered medical home initiatives at PCOM that foster collaboration between psychology students and healthcare professionals, including the integration of behavioral health in primary care. Dr. Glassman has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2012. He has presented on brief adaptations of motivational interviewing (MI) at the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association’s Annual Clinical Assembly, Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital Grand Rounds, and the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. He also trains staff across the region in MI to apply this approach in a wide variety of contexts. His areas of interest include positive psychology, cognitive behavioral approaches in primary care, and recovery-oriented models of care.

    Target Audience

    This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.

    Continuing Education

    Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This program provides three (3) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

    Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.

    • 01/26/2018

    Although a number of treatment approaches have been investigated in the treatment of pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), cognitive-behavioral therapy with exposure with response prevention has been one of the most effective psychological treatments (Lewin et al., 2005; POTS, 2004), with an average response rate of 60-74% or higher (Connolly & Nanayakkara, 2009; van der Leeden et al., 2011). In order to further improve this treatment-response rate, empirical studies have identified several external and internal factors that are associated with pediatric treatment-resistant OCD (Bystritsky, 2006; Flessner et al., 2011; Franz et al., 2012; Storch et al., 2008). Accordingly, treatment gains can be maximized when mental health practitioners identify and intervene with factors external to the youth while also working directly with youth resistance. In order to improve outcomes and minimize the need for a higher level of care in inpatient and residential settings, there is a need to disseminate and deliver efficacious psychological treatment for pediatric treatment-resistant OCD within an outpatient setting. The complexity of pediatric treatment-resistant OCD typically requires an intensive treatment schedule, flexibility of treatment goals, and the use of a tailored multisystemic evidence-based approach that targets patient-specific external and internal factors (Bystritsky, 2006; Mennin, 2006; Storch et al., 2008). This talk will review basic information regarding the nature and evidence-based treatment of pediatric OCD. This talk will describe the delivery of intensive, multisystemic evidence-based treatment within an outpatient setting for youth with treatment-resistant OCD. Furthermore, the talk will present ways in which exposure with response prevention may be tailored to incorporate internal and external factors that maintain treatment resistance. Lastly, a model will be presented for a comprehensive individualized intensive outpatient treatment program which has the goals of maximizing compliance and treatment response among youth with treatment-resistant OCD.

    CE Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe fundamental information regarding the nature and treatment of pediatric OCD and tailor evidence-based interventions to incorporate patient-specific internal factors.
    2. Intervene with parents, family, school, and community to treat factors that function to maintain treatment-resistant pediatric OCD.
    3. Design and deliver intensive, multisystemic evidence-based treatment within an outpatient setting to maximize outcomes among youth with treatment-resistant OCD.
    About Dr. Erwin

    Dr. Brigette Erwin founded and directs one of the few Philadelphia-area providers of evidence-based treatment for the anxiety and related disorders. The organization’s programs include The Anxiety and OCD Center, Dr. Erwin Consulting, and Coaching for Calm and Confidence™. Distinguished by its use of evidence-based practices and onsite training of all providers, The Anxiety and OCD Center is one of the Philadelphia region’s largest practices specializing in the treatment of the anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Erwin Consulting provides evidence-based strategies to meet and exceed client’s personal, professional, and corporate objectives. Coaching for Calm and Confidence™ delivers in digital format evidence-based strategies for creating calm, confidence, and successful relationships.

    Dr. Erwin has close to twenty years of experience as a psychologist, business developer, and business owner. Dr. Erwin received her PhD from Temple University, completed a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Erwin is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Public Relations Chair of the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, and Admissions Board Member and Consultant to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. She is honored as a 2017 Woman on the Move by Main Line Today.

    About Dr. Roemer

    Erin Roemer is a licensed psychologist and the Assistant Director at the The Anxiety and OCD Center. Dr. Roemer has a wealth of experience providing evidence-based interventions to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Roemer received her PsyD in Combined Clinical and School Psychology from Kean University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at The Anxiety and OCD Center and completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship at Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake School. Dr. Roemer serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Public Relations Chair of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association Executive Board.

    Target Audience

    This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.

    Continuing Education

    Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This program provides three (3) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

    Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.

Past events

09/15/2017 Donna Sudak, MD - Challenges in CBT Supervision
05/26/2017 Chris Molnar, PhD - Mindfulness Training for the Extreme States of Mind and Body that Drive Reactive Behaviors
10/14/2016 Melissa Hunt, PhD - CBT for Chronic GI Disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
06/09/2016 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Richard G Heimberg, PhD
12/04/2015 Doug Tynan, PhD and Scott Glassman, PsyD - Integrating Mental Health with Physical Healthcare/Making the Case for Behavioral Health in the New Health Care System
11/20/2015 Randy Fingerhut, PhD - Advanced Ethical Decision Making
06/22/2015 William Young, MD & Ronald Kaiser, PhD, ABPP - Migraine from the physician's and psychologist's perspective: What do mental health professionals need to know?
04/14/2015 Jeffrey Greeson, PhD - Why is mindfulness training helpful across many psychological disorders? A transdiagnostic view, and mindfulness as a transtherapeutic process
03/02/2015 Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD - Introducing the New Anxiety Disorder: Selective Mutism
02/21/2015 Cory Newman, PhD - Back from the Brink: Using CBT to Help Suicidal Patients to Choose to Live
01/24/2015 Douglas Woods, PhD - Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
11/19/2014 Zindel Segal, PhD - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the treatment of Mood Disorders
09/19/2014 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award presented to: Michael J Kozak, PhD
04/30/2014 Family involvement in the treatment of chrildren with anxiety disorders
02/15/2014 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Supervision: Evidence-Informed Practices and Ethical Considerations
12/02/2013 An Introduction to Parent-Child Interaction therapy (PCIT) in community settings
11/04/2013 Stress: Mindfulness, Stress Reduction Pathways, and Health
09/27/2013 Technology, Electronic Communication, and Clinical Practice: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices for Emerging Trends and Challenges
09/14/2013 Mastering the Language of Therapy: How to Use Relational Frame Theory in Your Clinical Practice
04/20/2013 Building Clinical Competencies in Working with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
02/16/2013 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Conditions
04/28/2012 Mike Femenella, PhD - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): An Experiential Introduction
03/01/2012 Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
02/25/2012 Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
02/24/2012 Manufacturing Memories
10/24/2011 Emotion Regulation Therapy for Complex and Refractory Presentations of Anxiety and Depression
10/15/2011 The Practice of Psychology over the Internet & e-Tele Health
05/23/2011 Buried in Treasures: The Nature and Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding
05/02/2011 From the Cutting Edge Science of Fear to Psychotherapy: Exposure Therapy for Phobia and Anxiety Disorders
04/28/2011 Core Beliefs on Trial
03/02/2011 Helping Students, Teachers, and Parents Recognize and Respond Positively to Peer Bullying
11/21/2010 CBT for Pediatric OCD and Related Conditions
05/25/2010 Positive Psychology
05/17/2010 Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders
04/26/2010 Grady Nia Project: Assessing and Treating Abused, Suicidal, Low-Income, African American Women
02/18/2010 The Practice of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
11/16/2009 Understanding and Working Better with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
11/06/2009 Therapy with Latino Clients and Families
10/17/2009 Ethics for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
06/03/2009 Some Common Principles of Change in Treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders ; The Roles of Avoidance, Affective Arousal, and Cognitive/Emotional Processing
03/20/2009 The Mental Health Professional In Coerced Interrogations: Ethical And Legal Issues
02/04/2009 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Best Practices in Assessment and Intervention
11/03/2008 Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy: Sleep and Sleep Disturbances in Children and Adolescents
10/06/2008 Distinguishing Scientific from Pseudoscientific Mental Health Practices
09/17/2008 Becoming a Calm Mom: Using CBT Techniques to Help Moms Adjust to the First Year of Motherhood
06/04/2008 PBTA Lifetime Achievement Award & A Clinical Conversation Between Drs. Aaron T. Beck & Judith S. Beck
05/12/2008 The Role of Religion in Coping with Stress and Trauma
04/21/2008 Flexible Applications of Treatment Strategies for Anxious Youth
03/19/2008 Understanding and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder from a Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
01/14/2008 Mindfulness and Meditation: Tools for Healing and Growth
11/05/2007 Addressing the Crisis With Nutrition and Obesity: How to Create Real Change
10/13/2007 Ethics for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
07/23/2007 Communicating Your Expertise Through the Media: Becoming a Media Expert / Marketing Your Practice
06/18/2007 Managing "Resistance": A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective
05/09/2007 Hardiness, the Exception or the Rule?
03/12/2007 Obesity and the Power of the Food Environment: Rethinking the CBT Approach to Treatment
10/11/2006 Prolonged Exposure for the Treatment of PTSD
05/07/2006 Cognitive Therapy for Adult ADHD
10/15/2005 Ethics for Psychologists
04/13/2005 BT for Pediatric OCD & Related Disorders
04/07/2005 Prolonged Exposure for Chronic PTSD
11/03/2004 The "3rd Wave" of Behavior Therapy: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
10/13/2004 Application of Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Treating Substance Abuse
04/27/2004 Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

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