HEAD OF THE CBT UNIT AT THE GREATER MENTAL HEALTH CENTER AND PROFESSOR
INTERDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY IN HERZLIYA
A Third Wave CBT universal protocol and it’s application for therapy and prevention
This workshop approach is based on principles of the 3rd wave CBT and of Low Intensity CBT Interventions (LICBT-I) and is aimed to address masses of people who might need psychological assistance. This course will present a universal short protocol mainly based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach, created for psychotherapy and implemented and adapted to a resilience prevention intervention.
Based on the therapeutic protocol, an intervention that integrates emotional, physiological and cognitive behavioural techniques as well as attentional regulation, mainly mindfulness, was developed to build resilience in the community. Thousands of teachers and counselors have trained, to deliver resilience to their students (~1,000,000 nationwide). The program has been endorsed by the Ministry of Education of Israel to be part of the regular curriculum of every school. A series of empirical studies has shown the effectiveness of the program. This cost-effective approach, delivered by the teachers as mediators, decreased by 50% the development of posttraumatic responses in children following severe stressful exposure.
Based on this program we have developed and implemented resilience programs for different populations (e.g., parents and educational staff of infants in day-care centers and autistic kids, adolescents at risk, students in the university, medical stuff, and the elderly) and different cultures (Israeli Muslims, Refugees from Africa, Orthodox religious Jews and a pilot in schools in Norway).
The workshop is based in scientific published material.
1. To understand the theoretical background and present the research of the clinical and the resilience prevention intervention (Max 30 min).
2. To learn how to implement the principles and techniques of the intervention with groups, and with individuals in the clinic.
3. To experience and practice tools from the intervention.
The workshop is based in scientific published material
Methodology. Presentation, discussion, case descriptions, practicing variety of physiological, cognitive and focusing exercises.
Resources and materials. Techniques from the ACT (acceptance-and-commitment-therapy), Mindfulness and Metacognitive-therapy