21 May
HKSCP Professional Seminar 2021
6 Aug
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Date: 27 May 2021 – 28 May 2021


Across different treatment settings, practitioners routinely see clients who harm others. Such cases pose a range of challenges that are quite different from addressing the traditional mental health needs of those suffering from mainly internalizing problems such as anxiety and depression.

Join CBT Australia and international author, Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D., for fast paced, interactive, virtual learning sessions that will provide you with the foundational knowledge and tools to better understand, manage, and prevent harmful behaviours. These intensive workshops cover a range of clinical topics such as conceptualizing intervention with intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) cases, managing dysregulated anger and addressing antisocial and criminal conduct.

The most efficient way to develop new skills is through practice – learning by doing. Therefore, all workshops in this series are highly interactive, incorporating structured learning activities including case examples, audio/video-recorded work samples, small group exercises, and “real”-plays. Class sizes are limited to allow for practice opportunities in a virtual learning environment. The goal is for you to be able to transfer and incorporate newly learned knowledge and skills into your real-world interactions.

These virtual workshops can be taken as a series or can stand alone; sign up for 1 or 2. The materials covered are applicable to a range of professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, psychiatric nurses, graduate students, case managers, probation/parole officers, and other professionals working with clients in private practice, outpatient mental health centres, hospitals, day reporting centres, halfway and transitional housing programs, prisons, and probation/parole systems.

Addressing antisocial patterns is no longer just an “add-on” area of practice. For example, among the general populations in many countries, justice-involvement has become as prevalent as common mental health disorders. For this reason, practitioners across numerous settings will encounter adolescents and adults whose antisocial thinking and behaviour patterns put them at risk for significant loss because of reckless decision-making, destructive behaviours, and deeper involvement in the criminal justice system. CBT has been shown to be effective with antisocial and forensic clientele, although modifications of CBT practices are required for this client group.

Two critical adaptations are necessary to make CBT effective for reducing antisocial and criminal conduct. First, successful intervention requires a focus on a set of specific risk domains that facilitate criminal/antisocial behaviour (beyond mental health symptoms). Step-by-step procedures for assessment and case formulation of these key intervention targets will be provided. Second, traditional automatic thoughts and irrational beliefs are not as broadly applicable to antisocial and forensic clients as they are for those suffering from mental health disorders. An alternative constellation of criminogenic thinking patterns that drive criminal and self-destructive behaviours will be reviewed, as well as specific techniques for altering criminogenic thinking.

Successful IPVA intervention requires a focus on a set of risk domains and thinking patterns that facilitate aggressive, coercive, and abusive behaviour (beyond mental health symptoms and traditional irrational beliefs). In this session, step-by-step guidelines will be provided for identifying specific IPVA relevant risk factors and treatment targets.

Duration: 9am – 1pm AEST

Venue: Online

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Language: English

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