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Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) is a three-level, three-phase, case formulation approach, developed by Professor Irismar Reis de Oliveira at Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. TBCT's foundation is in cognitive therapy (CT); however, it has a unique approach to conceptualization and techniques that make it a distinct intervention in modifying patients' core beliefs, especially those about the self.
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New York: Workshops scheduled to be held in November 14-15, 2014 (Part I), January 9-10, 2015 (Part II), and March 20-21, 2015 (Part III). Address: NPAP, 40 W 13th St # 1, New York, NY 10011.

Boston: Workshops scheduled to be held in November 17-18, 2014 (Part I), January 19-20, 2015, (Part II), and March 23-24, 2015 (Part III).

KNOW MORE ABOUT TBCT
Poster presented at the NEI Congress, San Diego, October 18-21, 2012.
New Dr. de-Oliveira's free CBT book
You can download the new free CBT book edited by Dr. Irismar Reis de Oliveira. Chapters 1 and 3 concern TBCT. Enjoy the book!
See the comments about the first training workshops held in USA. Talk with a colleague about this training. Get informed with people that have already been trained. Hundreds of people have completed the workshops in Brazil, in France, and in the United States. See here what they have to say. After the workshop held in New York in March 17, 2012, at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, other workshops were held in Paris (May 14-16, 2012), at the Clinique des Maladies Mentales et de l'Encéphale, and in Carlsbad, California, at the Neuroscience Education Institute (June 28-30, 2012).

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Training in Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT)
Prof. Irismar Reis de Oliveira

Agenda

 

Part 1

Introduction to the cognitive model and to TBCT: cognitive conceptualization in 3 levels according to TBCT
Cognitive conceptualization diagram – 1st level (explaining the cognitive model to the patient)
Role-play Demonstrations with students and in-class exercises
Video demonstration and in-class exercise
Techniques in cognitive restructuring at the 1st level
Cognitive distortions (explanation of cognitive distortions to the patient)
Cognitive Distortions Questionnaire (CD-Quest)
Intra-personal Thought Record (Intra-TR)
Video demonstrations of Intra-TR
Techniques in cognitive restructuring at the 1st level (cont.)
In-class Intra-TR practical exercise
Interpersonal Thought Record (Inter-TR)
Inter-TR practical exercises (role-play demonstrations with students)
Cognitive conceptualization diagram – 2nd level
Techniques in cognitive restructuring at the 2nd level
Behavioral experiments facilitated by color-coded symptoms hierarchy
Consensual role-play (CRP)
Video demonstrations of CRP
Role-play demonstrations with students
In-class exercises


Part 2

Cognitive conceptualization diagram – 3rd level: How Kafka inserts himself in psychotherapy
Techniques in cognitive restructuring at the 3rd level:
Trial I
Video demonstrations of Trial I
Role-play demonstrations with students
In-class exercises

Part 3

Review of cognitive conceptualization diagram with emphasis on the 3rd level
Techniques in cognitive restructuring at the 3rd level (cont.)
In-class exercise in Trial I, in the form of an Appeal
Video demonstration of Trial I with severely ill patients
Trial II
Video demonstration of Trial II
Role-play demonstration with students
In-class exercises
Video demonstration of Trial II (patient with panic disorder and agoraphobia)
Participation Grid (PG, Trial III)
Role-play demonstration with students
In-class exercises
Research data of the Trial
Conclusion and training evaluation

 

Synopsis of TBT Techniques

1st level

  1. Cognitive Distortions Questionnaire (CD-Quest)
  2. Intra-personal Thought Record (Intra-TR)
  3. Interpersonal Thought Record (Inter-TR)

2nd level

  1. Behavioral experiments facilitated by color-coded symptoms hierarchy (CCSH)
  2. Consensual role-play (CRP)

3rd level

  1. Trial-Based Thought Record (Trial I)
  2. Trial-Based Metacognitive Awareness (Trial II)
  3. Participation Grid (PG, Trial III)
  4. Sailboat Metaphor


Training Objectives

At the end of this training, whose main characteristic is to be predominantly practical, the student should be able to:

  1. explain, socratically, the cognitive model to his/her patients, utilizing the TBCT conceptualization diagram, so that the patients may demonstrate that they have understood correctly the reciprocal and circular relation between situation, thought, emotion and behavior/physical reaction;
  2. use Intra-TR in such a way that the patient will consider him/herself apt to implement it as homework as of its first utilization in session, generally the second one;
  3. understand and be able to implement the Inter-TR;
  4. use CRP in such a way that the patient, whatever decision was made, will feel relief in his/her relative ambivalence regarding the topic to be decided;
  5. use Trial I in order to reduce the mean percentage of the negative core belief and emotion in patients at least by 60%;
  6. use Trial II in order to have his/her patients perceive the metacognitive character of their thoughts and beliefs  (also sailboat metaphor);
  7. use the PG in working with patients facing events that produce feelings of guilt.

 

References

  1. De-Oliveira, I. R. (2007). Sentence-reversion-based thought record (SRBTR): a new strategy to deal with “yes, but…” dysfunctional thoughts in cognitive therapy. European Review of Applied Psychology, 57, 17-22.
  2. De-Oliveira, I. R. (2008). Trial-based thought record (TBTR): preliminary data on a strategy to deal with core beliefs by combining sentence reversion and the use of an analogy to a trial. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria (RBP Psychiatry), 30, 12-18.
  3. De-Oliveira, I. R. (2011). Downward/upward arrow. Common language for psychotherapy procedures (www.commonlanguagepsychotherapy.org), retrieved August 7, 2011.
  4. De-Oliveira, I. R. (2011). Kafka’s trial dilemma: proposal of a practical solution to Joseph K.’s unknown accusation. Medical Hypotheses, 77, 5-6.
  5. De-Oliveira, I. R. (2011). Trial-based cognitive therapy. Common language for psychotherapy procedures (www.commonlanguagepsychotherapy.org) retrieved August 7, 2011.
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  7. De-Oliveira, I. R. (2011). Uso do “Processo” para  modificar crenças nucleares disfuncionais. In: Rangé B, Diálogo com a psiquiatria. Porto Alegre: Artmed.
  8. De-Oliveira, I. R. (2012). Assessing and restructuring dysfunctional cognitions. In: De-Oliveira, I. R. (ed.), Standard and innovative strategies in cognitive behavior therapy. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech (free access at www.intechopen.com).
  9. De-Oliveira, I. R. (2012). Use of the trial-based thought record to change negative core beliefs. In: De-Oliveira (ed.) Standard and innovative strategies in cognitive behavior therapy. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech (free access at www.intechopen.com).
  10. De-Oliveira, I.R. (2015) Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy: A Manual for Clinicians. New York: Routledge.
  11. De-Oliveira, I. R, Powell, V. B., Wenzel, A., Seixas, C., Almeida, C., Grangeon, M. C., Caldas, M., Bonfim, T., Castro, M. M., Galvão, A., Moraes, R. O. & Sudak, D. (2012). Controlled study of the efficacy of the trial-based thought record (TBTR), a new cognitive therapy strategy to change core beliefs, in social phobia. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 37, 328-334.
  12. De-Oliveira, I. R., Hemmany, C., Powell, V. B., Bonfim, T. D., Duranll, E. P., Novais, N., Velasquez, M., Di-Sarno, E., Alves, G. L., Cesnik, J. A. & the Brazilian TBTR Study Group (2012). Trial-based psychotherapy and the efficacy of trial-based thought record in changing unhelpful core beliefs and reducing self-criticism. CNS Spectrums, 17, 16-23.
  13. Kafka, F. (2008). Letter to my father. North Carolina: Howard Colyer (First published as Brief an den Vater, in 1953).
  14. Kafka, F. (1998). The trial. New York: Schocken (first published in 1925).
  15. Powell, V. B., De-Oliveira, O. H., Seixas, C., Almeida, C., Grangeon, M. C., Caldas, M., Bonfim, T. D., Castro, M., Galvão, A., Moraes, R. O., Sudak, D. & De-Oliveira, I. R. (2013). Changing core beliefs with trial-based therapy may improve quality of life in social phobia: a randomized study. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 35:243-247.
  16. Wenzel, A. (2012). Modification of core beliefs in cognitive therapy. In: De-Oliveira, I.R. (ed.), Standard and innovative strategies in cognitive behavior therapy. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech (free access at www.intechopen.com).