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Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders

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Length: 5 hours 30 minutes

Part of the ABPP 4th Annual Summer Workshop Series.

The annual ABPP Workshop Series provides top quality professional development opportunities to psychologists, as well as opportunities for networking and collegial interaction. All workshops are instructed by psychologists who are ABPP board certified specialists in their area of presentation, with the occasional exception being a highly respected individual of another profession, such as law. 

Recordings were selected from highlighted, day long programs at the 2013 Series.

The Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP; Barlow et al., 2011) is a recently developed transdiagnostic, emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) that targets deficits in emotion regulation that occur across the neurotic spectrum. This workshop will briefly review evidence supporting the development of such transdiagnostic interventions and describe and demonstrate how to apply core UP treatment modules, along with the similarities and differences between the UP and traditional CBT for anxiety and mood disorders. Illustrations of core treatment interventions (e.g., mindful awareness, emotion exposures) will be presented, along with detailed case examples involving complex comorbidity. Attendees will be invited to participate in exercises as part of these demonstrations.

Presenters: David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP; James F. Boswell, PhD; Todd J. Farchione, PhD; and Shannon E. Sauer‐Zavala, PhD

Dr. Barlow is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He received his PhD from the University of Vermont in 1969 and has published over 500 articles and chapters and over 60 books mostly in the area of the nature and treatment of emotional disorders. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Award for Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association and James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award honoring individuals for their lifetime of significant intellectual achievements in applied psychological research.


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