A specific psychotherapeutic strategy for modulating psychological well-being and pursuing euthymia, Well- Being Therapy (WBT), has been developed and validated in a number of randomized controlled trials. WBT has been manualized (Fava, G.A.: Well-Being Therapy. Treatment Manual and Clinical Applications. Basel, Karger, 2016). Translations of the manual have been published in Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Hungarian and Turkish. A certification process for WBT has been promoted by the Academy of Well-Being Therapy (AWBT), whose president is Giovanni A. Fava, MD. The certification process includes attendance of an introductory course, individual supervision of two cases treated with WBT, and case presentation at an advanced workshop. The next introductory course on Well-Being Therapy will be held online on May 12-14, 2023.
For further information please visit www.well-being-therapy.com.
Traumatic experiences across the lifespan often lead to long-term negative consequences on mental health. Recent studies on trauma- and stress-related disorders reveal diverse trajectories of human responses to adverse life experiences. Various mental disorders associated with stress, such as adjustment disorder, prolonged grief, or complex posttraumatic stress disorder call for novel approaches to providing trauma treatment for those in need. In our free autumn webinar, Prof. Evaldas Kazlauskas and his guests Prof. Rachel Dekel, Dr. Siri Thoresen and Prof. Krys Kaniasty explored recent developments and future challenges in this sparkling field of Clinical Psychology. The original webinar was streamed live on September 20 2022, and can now be watched on YouTube:
The concept of borderline personality disorder (BPD) was defined nearly 100 years ago, and its diagnosis has been part of clinical practice for almost 50 years. What have we learnt about treating BPD in the past century? This is the question that Prof. Svenja Taubner and Dr. Shelley McMain tackle in our spring webinar, stremed live on May 17 2022:
Ever wondered how psychological treatments might get to the next stage and produce better outcomes? In this webinar, streamed live on Feb 17 2022, Prof. Claudi Bockting held a case for redefining psychopathology as a means to improve treatment results in clinical psychology. Watch how her presentation was discussed with Profs. Karekla, Fried and Botella now:
In case you were not able to attend our latest webinar, streamed live at Nov 16 2021, on the question "What is the common ground for modern psychotherapy?" with Profs. Stefan Hofmann, Jacques Barber, Bruce Wampold and Paul Salkovskis, you now have the chance to follow the vivid debate on YouTube. Enjoy!
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