Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dissociative Identity Disorder

How about using scientifically & evidence-based treatment for multiple personalities/alter selves/inner children/ and parts therapy?

Psychotherapists, trained or not, often do not utilize the science associated with psychology to treat patients diagnosed with, or suspected of having, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). What is more unfortunate is that people who think they have parts or multiple personalities are often not aware that there are alternatives to focusing on trauma memories that may result in abreactions that seem to fail to make the patient more functional and able to handle the stresses of daily life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an alternative, or additional treatment, that does not focus on memory recall or talk therapy.

If you are stuck in treatment for DID, why not give science a try? If you’ve been in treatment for years, or decades, don’t you owe it to yourself to try something else? Unless of course being in treatment with a loving person devoted to you is something you want for the rest of your life.

Therapists, add science to your treatment so your clients have a chance to try something outside talk therapy.


The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior in joint sponsorship with The Beck Istitute presents:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety

Core 2 of our Core Curriculum

Learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders through an experiential workshop at the Beck Institute. Under the direction of Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., and led by Amy Wenzel, Ph.D., this three-day workshop focuses on fundamental cognitive behavior theory and treatment for anxiety in adults.

Participants will learn how to conceptualize anxious patients, plan treatment based on the individualized conceptualization, engage the anxious patient in the therapeutic relationship, decrease physiological symptoms of anxiety and increase functional behavior. They will learn how to use evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to help patients identify and respond adaptively to key anxious thoughts and beliefs, restructure maladaptive cognitions and catastrophic misinterpretations, develop exposure hierarchies, build symptom tolerance, eliminate safety behaviors, increase tolerance for uncertainty, and reduce obsessions, compulsions, and avoidance.

A feature of the workshop is a special question and answer and role-play session with Dr. Aaron Beck. Participants are encouraged to prepare or have in mind cases for discussion or role-play.

[This training is geared towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and includes 18 CE/CME credits]

Click here to see recent video from Beck Institute workshops.

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Applicant Prerequisite:

Doctorate or master’s degree (or equivalent degree for practioners outside of the U.S.) in a mental health, medical, or related field. Core 1 Workshop recommended.

Workshop Duration: 3 Days, Mon-Wed: 8:45am – 4:00pm

Workshop Location: Beck Institute

Faculty: Amy Wenzel, Ph.D.

Tuition: $1200

Continuing Education/CME: 18 credits

Workshop Curriculum

Day 1: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety

  • Introduction and overview of CBT for anxiety
  • The cognitive model of anxiety
  • Conceptualizing individual clients
  • Core strategies in CBT for anxiety: self-monitoring
  • Core strategies in CBT for anxiety: cognitive restructuring
  • Core strategies in CBT for anxiety: exposure

Day 2: CBT for Anxiety

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy of social phobia

Day 3: CBT for Anxiety

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy of panic disorder
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Trainees receive a letter verifying participation in this program.

Accreditation information»

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships»

Refund, cancellation, and transfer policy»Space is limited. Your payment, due upon acceptance, guarantees your space.

  • Feb 24–Feb 26 2014 Apply
  • May 19–May 21 2014 Apply
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  1. Rachel

     /  01/16/2014

    Not a bad idea! This is a suggested training for professionals. Any ideas for those living with complex PTSD and dissociative spectrum disorders for seeking treatment that will actually result in benefit?



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