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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.
To know more about TBCT, read Dr. de Oliveira's new book Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy: A Manual for Clinicians, published by Routledge.
FUTURE WORKSHOPS (2015):
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New York: Workshops scheduled to be held in March 22-23 (Part I), May 15-16 (Part II) and June 19-20 (Part III). Address: NPAP, 40 W 13th St # 1, New York, NY 10011.
Philadelphia: Workshops scheduled to be held in March 27-28 (Part I), May 17-18 (Part II) and June 26-27 (Part III). Address: Department of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine, 245 N. 15th Street, 17th Floor New College Building, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
See here short video showing the ambiance of the ongoing training in NYC.
Rates for the three 2-day workshops (6 days of training = 48 hours)
Total amount: US$ 1,800.00 [or US$ 1,980.00 if paid in 6 installments (US$ 330.00 per month during 6 months)].
A 5% discount (US$ 1,710.00) is available if you register by February 15. Another 5% discount is available if you register in groups of 3 attendants (US$ 1,710.00 each). If you register in a group of 3 people by February 15, you will pay US$ 1,620.00.
After attending the three 2-day workshops, and being an active participant, you will become a certified Trial-Based Cognitive Therapist. For those who desire extra-class supervision, supervisors (Donna Sudak and Noah Clyman) will be available for weekly or biweekly supervision; however, this is not included in the above mentioned fee.
The earlier you register, the sooner you guarantee your participation in this highly personalized and practical training.
TBCT workshops faculty members:
Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (TBCT developer, present during the whole training)
Donna Sudak, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (present to the Philadelphia training, Part III, and also available for extra-class supervision)
Noah Clyman, LCSW, Clinical Director, NYC Cognitive Therapy (present to both the New York City and Philadelphia trainings, and also available for extra-class supervision)
Scott Kellogg, PhD, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University (2-hour presentation at the NYC training, 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
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
Cognitive conceptualization diagram – 3rd level: How Kafka inserts himself in psychotherapy
Techniques in cognitive restructuring at the 3rd level:
Video demonstrations of Trial I
Role-play demonstrations with students
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
Video demonstration of Trial II
Role-play demonstration with students
Video demonstration of Trial II (patient with panic disorder and agoraphobia)
Participation Grid (PG, Trial III)
Role-play demonstration with students
Research data of the Trial
Conclusion and training evaluation
Synopsis of TBT Techniques
- Cognitive Distortions Questionnaire (CD-Quest)
- Intra-personal Thought Record (Intra-TR)
- Interpersonal Thought Record (Inter-TR)
- Behavioral experiments facilitated by color-coded symptoms hierarchy (CCSH)
- Consensual role-play (CRP)
- Trial-Based Thought Record (Trial I)
- Trial-Based Metacognitive Awareness (Trial II)
- Participation Grid (PG, Trial III)
- Sailboat Metaphor
At the end of this training, whose main characteristic is to be predominantly practical, the student should be able to:
- 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;
- 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;
- understand and be able to implement the Inter-TR;
- 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;
- use Trial I in order to reduce the mean percentage of the negative core belief and emotion in patients at least by 60%;
- use Trial II in order to have his/her patients perceive the metacognitive character of their thoughts and beliefs (also sailboat metaphor);
- use the PG in working with patients facing events that produce feelings of guilt.
- 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.
- 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.
- De-Oliveira, I. R. (2011). Downward/upward arrow. Common language for psychotherapy procedures (www.commonlanguagepsychotherapy.org), retrieved August 7, 2011.
- 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.
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- 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).
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- De-Oliveira, I. R. (2014) Trial-based cognitive therapy (TBCT): A new cognitive therapy approach. In: De-Oliveira, I. R., Schwartz, T., Stahl, S. M. (eds.) New York: Routledge.
- De-Oliveira, I.R. (2015) Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy: A Manual for Clinicians. New York: Routledge.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kafka, F. (2008). Letter to my father. North Carolina: Howard Colyer (First published as Brief an den Vater, in 1953).
- Kafka, F. (1998). The trial. New York: Schocken (first published in 1925).
- 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.
- 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).