Category: Education, Training, and Supervision - Graduate / Undergraduate/ Postdoctoral

Research and Professional Development

Research and Professional Development 3 - Strategies for Providing Effective Training in CBT With Diverse Populations

Saturday, November 18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Sapphire Ballroom B, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: Cultural Diversity/ Vulnerable Populations | Training / Training Directors | Dissemination
Presentation Type: Research and Professional Development

The theme of this year’s ABCT convention reflects researchers’ and clinicians’ increasing attention toward improving the application of CBT and related interventions among diverse populations. To successfully implement the gains our field has made in this area, we must give equal thought and attention to best practices in training novice CBT providers to deliver competent CBT among diverse populations. Thus, the purpose of this panel is to discuss strategies for effectively educating and supervising CBT trainees to effectively work with clients of diverse backgrounds (e.g., ethno-racial minorities, LGBTQ, immigrants). Panelists represent a diverse group of multidisciplinary researchers and clinicians with expertise in CBT with diverse populations and who have been involved in training and supervision. We plan to discuss broad conceptual issues in providing supervision of culturally-sensitive CBT, as well as concrete, practical strategies for facilitating self-awareness and skill-development among supervisees. Drawing from research on evidence-based CBT for diverse populations and using examples from panelists’ own experiences, we plan to discuss qualities of effective supervision, how to foster appropriate self-awareness among supervisees, how to facilitate the growth of cultural competency among supervisees, use of the supervision relationship as a model for the therapeutic relationship, and how to inspire continued cultural competency growth after trainees become independent CBT providers. Ensuring that the future generation of CBT providers has the awareness and skills to competently implement CBT among diverse and underserved populations is critical to the continued relevance and effectiveness of our field. We hope that this discussion will provide attendees with increased knowledge of strategies for ongoing professional development in this area.

Earn 1.5 continuing education credits

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Jillian C. Shipherd

Director, LGBT Health Program
Veterans Health Administration; VA Boston Healthcare System; National Center for PTSD; Boston University School of Medicine


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Anu Asnaani

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety


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Shadi Beshai

Assistant Professor
University of Regina


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Lloyd K. Chapman

Clinical Psychologist
Independent Practice, Louisville, KY


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Jordana Muroff

Assoc Prof
Boston University


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Sarah E. Kleiman

Boston VA Healthcare System


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