|Incorporating Strengths into Collaborative Case Conceptualization to Build
by Dr. Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.
Christine A. Padesky,Ph.D
A recent new approach (Kuyken, Padesky, & Dudley, 2009) offers a step-by-step
model for CBT case conceptualization. This approach incorporates three
(1) collaborative empiricism,
(2) three levels of conceptualization that evolve over the course of therapy,
(3) incorporation of client strengths into each level of conceptualization
so therapy is designed to both relieve distress and build resilience.
While this workshop
demonstrates all three principles, there is an emphasis on incorporation of
client strengths into case conceptualization. Dr. Padesky models how to
incorporate client culture, personal interests, imagery, and metaphors into
constructive, strengths-based conceptual models. She then demonstrates how
awareness of client strengths can help build resilience.
Structured exercises help participants develop relevant skills. Throughout
the workshop, participants explore the implications of explicitly adding
a strengths and resilience focus to CBT conceptualization and treatment.
This is a
multimedia program that enhances learning via live and video clinical
demonstrations, structured role plays, small group exercises, and comprehensive
handouts. Dr. Padesky is internationally renowned for her ability to convey
complex clinical processes with simplicity, depth and humanity. In addition,
audiences appreciate her clinical excellence, warmth, clarity and humor.
Don=t miss out!
Learn this innovative approach that Aaron T. Beck calls Aa gold
standard for how to develop individualized case conceptualizations with our
your awareness of how to search for “hidden” client strengths
methods to bring strengths into client awareness
with your clients to construct conceptualizations of difficulties that
incorporate strengths as well as vulnerabilities
the added value of identifying client-generated metaphors and imagery
clients use awareness of strengths to construct a personal model of resilience
W., Padesky, C. A., & Dudley, R. (2009). Collaborative case conceptualization: Working effectively with clients
in cognitive-behavioral therapy. New York: Guilford.
Mooney, K.A. & Padesky, C.A. (2000). Applying client creativity to
recurrent problems: Constructing possibilities and tolerating doubt. Journal
of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 14 (2), 149-161
[available online at www.padesky.com/clinicalcorner].