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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:
Please, click on the city name below to register or Contact Us for additional information.

New York: Workshops scheduled to be held in November 20-21, 2015 (Part I), January 22-23, 2016 (Part II) and March 11-12, 2016 (Part III). Address: NPAP,  40 W 13th St #1, New York, NY 10011.
Time: 9AM-1PM and 2PM-6PM.

 

Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy Institute is now approved to provide continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State.

See here short video showing the ambiance of one of the trainings in NYC.
Your registration for the Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) training and certification will be confirmed after payment to Irismar Reis de Oliveira, on behalf of the Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy Institute (Address: 6574 E Brainerd Rd Apt 211, Chattanooga, TN 37421-3702). For instructions regarding payment, please, send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Rates for the three 2-day NYC workshops (6 days of training = 48 hours)
Total cost for the 48-hour training is $1,100.00, excluding group and/or individual supervision:
A 5% discount (you pay US$ 1,045.00) is available if you register and pay by October 31.
A 10% discount (you pay US$ 990.00) is available if you register and pay by September 30.
The earlier you register, the sooner you guarantee your participation.

After attending the three 2-day workshops, and being approved, you will become a certified Trial-Based Cognitive Therapist. Supervised practice of TBCT skills between workshops is strongly encouraged. Supervisors (Donna Sudak, MD and Noah Clyman, LCSW-R) will be available for weekly or biweekly supervision; however, this is not included in the above mentioned fee.

Please, send an e-mail to Irismar de Oliveira ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you have further questions.
Cancelation/refund policy: No refunds will be provided for cancelation. However, you may request to transfer your registration to a different training date with no additional costs.

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 (available for extra-class supervision)


Noah Clyman, LCSW, Clinical Director, NYC Cognitive Therapy (present during the New York City training, 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).

Request training in your city
If you wish to receive training in TBCT in your city, please Contact Us. Your city may be next!

 

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

Program

 

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)
Participation Grid (PG)
Role-play demonstration with students
In-class exercises


Part 2

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
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)
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)
  4. Participation Grid (PG)

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. Sailboat Metaphor


Training Objectives

At the end of this predominantly practical training, attendees will be able to demonstrate that he/she can:
1) explain the cognitive model, utilizing the 3 levels and 3 phases of the Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) conceptualization diagram;
2) implement and explain the 14 steps of the Intra-personal Thought Record (Intra-TR);
3) implement and explain the 9 steps of the Inter-personal Thought Record (Inter-TR);
4) implement and explain the 7 steps of the Consensual Role-Play (CRP);
5) demonstrate the 7 steps of Trial-Based Thought Record (Trial I) to change one or more core beliefs;
6) demonstrate the 7 steps of the Trial-Based Metacognitive Awareness (Trial II) technique;
7) demonstrate the Participation Grid (PG) in working with events that produce guilt;
8) combine relaxation and the sailboat metaphor.

 

 

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.
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  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.
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  10. 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.
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  14. Kafka, F. (2008). Letter to my father. North Carolina: Howard Colyer (First published as Brief an den Vater, in 1953).
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