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Application of Basic Behaviorism as the Cornerstones of CBT
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When: 09/30/2016
1 - 4:15 PM
Where: Ohio Provider Resource Association
1152 Goodale Blvd
Columbus, Ohio  43212
United States
Contact: Ohio Psychological Association

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3 CE - Psychologists 
3 CE - Counselors and Social Workers

Registration Opens at Noon - Workshop begins at 1 PM
Snacks and lunch included

Cost: $75 OPA Members; $90 Non-OPA Members; $50 Students


Registration is Now Closed.


This is the second course in a specialty CBT track offered by the Ohio Psychological Association. It will incorporate Course 1 basics into the application of behavioral principles into core CBT strategies.  The content will first tie together behavioral foundations into the strategies of exposure therapy, behavioral activation, behavioral marital therapy (Gottman), and cognitive restructuring.  The content will conclude with an integration of behavioral/functional behavioral theory into case conceptualism and treatment design, providing an overview of how well-known methods such as CBT of depression and ExRP for OCD rely on these core concepts.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop is designed to: 

  • Provide a behavioral theoretical grounding for common CBT strategies,
  • Introduce ways behavioral foundations inform delivery of CBT strategies, and
  • Provide practical examples of integration of behavioral strategies as cornerstones of common CBT methods.


Literary References:

  • Miltenberger, RA. (2012). Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures (5th ed.).
  • Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Foa, EB, Yadin,E, & Lichner, TK. (2012). Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Therapist Guide (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Martell, CR, Dimidjan, S & Herman-Dunn, R. (2013). Behavioral Activation for Depression: A Clinician’s Guide. New York: Guildford.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Kevin Arnold
is Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, a past-president of OPA, and serves as President of the Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology and the Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Specialty Council. He is active in national leadership within APA and specialty organizations.

* This session is the second course of OPA’s CBT continuing education series. Other series sessions will be offered in 2016 and subsequent years. 


Questions? Contact OPA at 614.224.0034


The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists: OPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Disclaimers/Cancellation and Refund Policy: Attendees needing to cancel must do so in writing before 7 business days prior to the event and will be subject to a $30 service charge. ALL CANCELLATIONS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO THIS SERVICE CHARGE. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 8 days prior to the event. The planners and sponsors of this event are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information. However, they are not responsible for changes, additions or deletions to the services, but will work toward accommodating the needs of the attendees.

Conflict of Interest Statement: As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education as is consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Information regarding financial support, in-kind support or possible conflicts of interest will be included in promotional materials and can be accessed by contacting the Ohio Psychological Association Central Office. 
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Continuing Education Credit Policies: Those individuals wanting CE credits must sign and complete the Workshop Evaluation Form and return the form to OPA at the end of each workshop as instructed. OPA guidelines state that a participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 10 minutes early to receive credit for a program. No partial credit will be given. The workshop planners will make every effort to ensure that each workshop begins and ends promptly at its designated time.
Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers and Counselors:  The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board to offer continuing education to counselors and social workers. The approval number is RCS070608.
Certificates of Attendance will be distributed at the end of the workshop to all pre-registered participants who meet the criteria specified above.