Category: Treatment - CBT

Symposium

Symposium 18 - New Advances in Group CBT: Expanding the Reach and Context of Interventions

Friday, November 17
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Sapphire Ballroom K & L, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: Group Therapy | Randomized Controlled Trial | Psychotherapy Outcome
Presentation Type: Symposium

Group treatment offers a number of advantages over the individual treatment format, including normalizing symptoms for patients, reducing social isolation, and the potential for cost efficiency. Despite its frequent use in practice settings, the group treatment research literature has generally lagged behind that of individual treatment. However, significant advances have been made in the group treatment literature in recent years. This 60 minute symposium will highlight these advances in group treatment approaches across several disorders and populations. Dr. Beck will present data from a large, randomized controlled trial in which a group cognitive behavioral treatment for PTSD was compared to group present centered treatment. This study included a sample of 198 veterans diagnosed with PTSD and included follow up assessments across the course of one year. Next, Dr. Chronis-Tuscano will present data from a randomized controlled trial comparing a multi-modal group treatment for behaviorally inhibited preschoolers and their parents relative to a parent-only group treatment approach. Lastly, Dr. Green will describe an open trial of a group version of cognitive behavior treatment for insomnia (CBTi). CBTi is an individual evidence-based treatment for insomnia; the development of a group format for CBTi represents an important advance given the number of people needing treatment for insomnia.  In addition to providing efficacy data for group treatment approaches of interest, each of the presenters will describe how group treatment for their population of interest offers specific advantages over the individual treatment format. Dr. Heimberg will serve as a discussant and will address issues that are inherent in designing, testing, and implementing group cognitive behavioral therapies.

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Denise M. Sloan

Associate Director
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

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J. Gayle Beck

Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence
University of Memphis

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Richard Heimberg

Temple University

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    J. Gayle Beck

    Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence
    University of Memphis

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    Andrea Chronis-Tuscano

    Professor of Psychology
    University of Maryland- College Park

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    Sheryl M. Green

    McMaster University

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