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11/4/17 Advanced CBT: Using Case Formulation to Drive Treatment and Reduce Burnout

Saturday, November 4, 2017  
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Advanced CBT: Using Case Formulation to Drive Treatment and Reduce Burnout



Date/Time:    Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter:     Lynn McFarr, Ph.D.

Location:      The New Center for Psychoanalysis

CE Credits:   6.0


Program fee includes continental breakfast and afternoon snack.  Lunch is on your own.


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Pre-registration ends Monday, October 30th at 9:00 PM

On-site registration will be available at an additional $20.00 if space permits.


 To register by mail, click here to download form.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) uses individual case conceptualizations to explain how symptoms are maintained, which guides interventions and protocol use. Typically, CBT clinicians target a single disorder and may not feel competent to address complex cases with multiple disorders and problems. In case-formulation-driven CBT, therapists can develop hypotheses about and assess psychological mechanisms that underlie a patient’s challenges allowing the clinician to efficiently treat multiple problems and disorders by incorporating cognitive and behavioral protocols. This workshop offers current best practices and practical strategies that therapists can use to identify mechanisms, develop a case formulation, design a treatment plan based on the formulation, and intervene to target specific cognitive and behavioral mechanisms. The workshop will also provide ways to collect data throughout treatment in order to test the formulation and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment plan. Teaching methods include didactic presentations, case examples, and interactive exercises.



Lynn McFarr, Ph.D., is the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic, former Interim Training Director, and the former Interim Chief of Psychology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is also a Professor of Health Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry for the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Director of CBT California (CBTC). Dr. McFarr received her Ph.D. from New York University (NYU) in clinical psychology and trained as a cognitive behavioral therapist under Dr. Robert Leahy at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City. She completed her internship at the Sepulveda VA and her postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. McFarr is an award-winning trainer of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies including DBT, CBASP, and ACT. She has twice been acknowledged as Teacher of the Year by the Department of Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA and has also received Psychologist of the Year from the L.A. County Department of Mental Health. She lectures for major universities and regularly presents at national and international conferences. Dr. McFarr is a Beck Scholar and is on the executive board for both the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and The International Association for Cognitive Therapy (IACP). She founded the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Society of Southern California as well as the listservs for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and CBASP. Dr. McFarr was the senior editor of Cognitive Therapy for eight years. Dr. McFarr conducts research on supervision, training and adherence in CBT, DBT, CBASP and ACT as well as studies on Therapy Interfering Behaviors and Secondary Targets in DBT. She is a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Strategic Planning Meeting, a consortium of international DBT researchers, and was the Chair of the annual meeting of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) for 2014-2015. She is published in the areas of CBT for schizophrenia, medication compliance, and adult friendships issues as well as papers on DBT processes and the development of model curricula for training doctoral students in CBT. Dr. McFarr was intensively trained in DBT in 2000 and 2010 and CBASP in 2007.


Program and location is subject to change.


The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


This course may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.


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