Congrès 2014 à Halifax

Notre congrès pour l'année 2014 aura lieu à Halifax, du 23 au 24 mai. L'appel est maintenant disponible. La date limite pour les soumissions de résumés est le 14 mars: 

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Clinical Workshop


Effective Treatment for PTSD: Optimizing Outcomes

The workshop will focus on optimizing evidence-based treatment  for PTSD in clinical practice. Dr. Zayfert will demonstrate how to link research-based interventions to individualized case formulation. Aimed at the intermediate-advanced cognitive behavioral clinician, the  workshop will present a variety of evidence based treatments for trauma survivors. Interventions for challenging difficult trauma-

related beliefs as well as learning how to effectively use Prolonged Exposure for PTSD will be covered. In spite of the wealth of research support for exposure therapy, many clinicians find it challenging to implement PE in real-world clinical practice. The workshop is an opportunity to learn state-of-the-art tools and strategies to troubleshoot roadblocks  and increase your confidence in treating trauma survivors in your practice.

 Keynote Address

Forgotten Families: Helping Loved Ones Cope in the Wake of Trauma

Social support is one of the most robust factors determining outcomes from exposure to traumatic events. Yet most treatment approaches pay sparse attention to the social context to which the trauma survivor returns. Dr. Zayfert aims to shift our focus to the social context to which trauma survivors return: the families, friends, and communities who are key to supporting their recovery. Particularly for those working with veterans, being prepared to help their families will enable us to mitigate the damaging ripple effect of trauma within the support system. Drawing from her acclaimed family guidebook, When Someone You Love Suffers from Posttraumatic Stress: What to Expect and What You Can Do, she will discuss the needs of caregivers and family and highlight the ways we, as clinicians, can help.

Claudia Zayfert, PhD is a clinical psychologist and specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD, internationally known as a leader in bridging the gap between research and practice. Blending cutting edge empirical findings with clinical wisdom, her approach has been praised for its clarity of clinical vision, commitment and compassion. She speaks from her 20 years of experience implementing CBT for PTSD in both research and clinical settings as Associate Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and in association with the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. Her workshops have been enjoyed by audiences internationally including those of The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, The World Congress for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, The American Psychological Association, and The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies among others.