Category: Transdiagnostic

Clinical Roundtable

Clinical Round Table 13 - Applications of the Unified Protocol: Implementing Transdiagnostic Strategies for Complex and Highly Comorbid Clinical Cases

Sunday, November 19
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Sapphire 410, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: Transdiagnostic | Comorbidity | Treatment-CBT
Presentation Type: Clinical Roundtable

The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP; Barlow et al., 2011) has been designed to target core temperamental vulnerabilities implicated in the development and maintenance of emotional disorders by addressing key aspects of emotion processing and regulation. Several studies to date have supported the efficacy of the UP in reducing anxiety and mood symptoms (Ellard et al., 2010, Farchione et al., 2012).  Most recently, the UP demonstrated equivalence compared to diagnostic-specific CBT for a range of anxiety disorders (Barlow et al., under review). The UP is uniquely suited to address a range of emotional disorders and comorbidity with one protocol; increasing the efficiency of delivering treatment by simultaneously targeting comorbidity and ease of administration of the treatment as the provider only needs to rely on one protocol. The aim of this panel is to discuss the application of this transdiagnostic treatment for complex and highly comorbid conditions. Panelist will discuss clinical applications of the UP strategies illustrating the transdiagnostic framework in the following complex and comorbid clinical populations 1) alcohol use disorder, 2) borderline personality disorder, 3) depression, 4) bipolar disorder.


By focusing on the wide range of applications within a single evidence-based treatment, this discussion will highlight flexible and creative ways that one intervention can be applied to meet the demands and challenges of delivery for a range of complex and comorbid clinical presentations. In addition, panelists will reflect on maintaining a balance between treatment fidelity to the original, empirically supported version of the treatment while allowing for flexibility of delivering the treatment to diverse psychiatric disorders.  The panelist will also speak to the delivery of the treatment in diverse clinical settings, including the VA general outpatient services, a medical setting and an outpatient specialty clinic.

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Laren Conklin

Psychologist
Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Administration Ambulatory Care Center

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