Radionice Metka Shawe-Taylor održat će radionicu pod nazivom: “Core cognitive-behavior therapy methods that help clinicians to facilitate change”.

Sažetak radionice:

The workshop will introduce cognitive behavioural therapies and will outline their main principles. The main focus of the workshop will be on the three core processes in CBT including structure, collaboration and guided discovery. Methods that underpin these processes will be described and discussed using practical examples.

The workshop is suitable for all clinicians including those who have no experience of cognitive behavioural therapy or psychological therapies, as well as those who are already trained in CBT but wish to have an opportunity to revisit the subject. Active involvement in discussion will be welcomed from all participants. Dora Perczel Forintos održat će radionicu pod nazivom: “Out of hopelessness – suicide prevention in clinical practice”.

Sažetak radionice:

Literature refers to the presuicidal condition as the “cry for help” syndrome by Ringel (1964). Since most suicide attempts happen in major depression, empirical research by Teasdale, Williams, Zullinger and Nezu from the 1990s identified more clearly the cognitive characteristics of patients with suicide attempt.

These are the followings: negative cognitive triad, hopelessness, vague, not easily accessible autobiographical memory, poor problem solving skills – components that are closely interrelated. Hopelessness can be characterized by negative perspectives of the future and is considered as a reliable predictor of suicidality. When the individual can not escape from the aversive situation where s/he was defeated or humiliated, s/he might feel entrapped.  The entrapment  model by Williams (2000) provides a coherent theoretical framework for these different characteristics.

Psychological characteristics belong to the modifiable risk factors in suicidality and effective suicide prevention should focus on them. Improvement of problem solving skills by training is one of the most important empirically grounded, short-term approaches in suicide prevention.

Objectives: to understand via didactic and experiental teaching the entrapment model, its relation to cognitive distortions, ways of coping and problem-solving  deficits. In addition,  the workshop aims to demonstrate that PST can effectively contribute to the prevention of repeated suicide attempts. Ways of changing negative problem-orientation, an overview of problem solving training (PST) groups, their adaptation to depressed and / or borderline patients with a history of attempted suicide will be provided.

Training modalities involve self-experience, experiential and didactic teaching.


Helen Macdonald održat će radionicu pod nazivom: “Cognitive-behavioral strategies for working with persistent pain”.

Sažetak radionice:

Chronic pain affects a significant number of people, and up to 7% of the general population may have a long term pain condition. In addition to the personal misery experienced when in repeated or constant pain, there are occupational, financial, social and interpersonal difficulties which occur as a result of having persistent pain.  Chronic pain may occur due to injury, illness or surgery; or for no known reason. People with long term pain have often experienced multiple physical treatments without success before being referred for psychological therapies.

This workshop is aimed at introducing practical skills in working with people who have chronic pain, using evidence-based cognitive-behavioural interventions. There will be an emphasis on understanding the impact of pain and on CBT interventions which help the individual to manage their pain more successfully.