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Trauma Informed CBT: A Model for Integrating Brainspotting into a CBT Protocol

  • 09/12/2019
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online through Zoom


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As our understanding of neuroscience and the effects of trauma on the brain and body have progressed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been criticized for not keeping up. More Specifically, many have criticized the CBT trauma intervention technique commonly referred to as Cognitive Processing as being ineffective and, in many instances, re-traumatizing.

Furthermore, many of the third wave CBT approaches, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), TEAM Therapy, etc., have created confusion by renaming commonly understood CBT principles and techniques in an attempt to accommodate their desire to trademark their “unique” psychotherapies. In an effort to deal with this lexicon problem and, to provide context for articulating emerging trauma interventions into a CBT framework, Dr Galen Cole developed and published what is commonly referred to as the Trans-Theoretical Model for Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (™ M-CBT).

The ™M-CBT is an organizing framework for systematically conceptualizing and developing treatment plans based on 1st, 2nd & 3rd wave Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. It is considered trans-theoretical because it incorporates the ABC model (Albert Ellis), the Cognitive Appraisal Theory of Emotion (Richard Lazarus), the Cognitive Triad Model (Beck) and, the Process Model of Emotion Regulation (James Gross).

In this presentation, Dr Cole will demonstrate how CBT has and continues to evolve and, how the ™M-CBT can be used as an organizing framework for systematically conceptualizing and treating clients from a Trauma-Informed CBT perspective. 

After registering, you will be able to join our meeting on September 12th from the comfort of home or anywhere you'd like. Please note that sharing the event link is prohibited and individuals not on our participant list will be removed. 

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