The treatment of adult psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety has typically focused on individual interventions, often employing cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) principles. We can build upon individual CBT interventions by recognizing that these disorders exist in a social context, and interpersonal relationships have the potential to significantly influence the course of the disorder and treatment.
The current workshop will demonstrate how to treat adult individual disorders by integrating individual CBT principles with strategies from cognitive-behavioral couple therapy (CBCT) while working with a couple together in therapy. Participants will be taught three different approaches to treating psychopathology in a couple context and how these three approaches can be combined to provide optimal intervention.
Using anxiety disorders and depression as examples, the workshop will include presentations, videotapes demonstrating these techniques, and opportunities for participants to practice these strategies. Clear principles for developing couple-based treatment plans will be presented, so that the therapist can develop couple-based interventions for numerous types of psychopathology, in addition to depression and anxiety.
Deze workshop wordt in het Engels gegeven.