The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Core Treatment Strategies
Learn how to use the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment with David Barlow and Shannon Sauer-Zavala
Dr. Shannon Sauer-Zavala presents on the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment, with a guest appearance by Dr. David Barlow.
Presenters: David Barlow, PhD; Shannon Sauer-Zavala, PhD
Duration: ~6 hours
*including breaks in original live webinar
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About the Unified Protocol
The Unified Protocol (UP) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for individuals diagnosed with anxiety, depressive and related disorders (which we refer to as emotional disorders). The UP is a transdiagnostic intervention, which means that it can be applied to a range of different disorders and problems (e.g., panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive thought/compulsions, depressed mood, impulsive behaviors). The overarching goal of the UP is to help patients learn news ways of responding to uncomfortable emotion that reduce symptoms across a patient’s range of problems.
Topics covered in the webinar:
- Preface by Dr. David Barlow
- Conceptual background/rationale for transdiagnostic CBT
- Introductory session and Module 1 (Motivational Enhancement)
- Module 2 (Psychoeducation)
- Module 3 (Emotional Awareness)
- Module 4 (Cognitive Flexibility)
- Module 5 (Emotion Avoidance)
- Module 6 (Interoceptive Exposures)
- Module 7 (Emotional Exposures)
- Module 8 (Relapse Prevention)
Dr. David 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 Ph.D. from the University of Vermont in 1969 and has published over 575 articles and chapters and over 75 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.
For more information, visit: Dr. Barlow’s CARD website
Dr. Shannon Sauer-Zavala received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She completed her predoctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at Boston University, focusing on cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and borderline personality disorder. Currently, Dr. Sauer-Zavala is a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University; her work is focused on exploring emotion-focused mechanisms that maintain psychological symptoms and using this information to develop more targeted, easily-disseminated intervention strategies.
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