Learn about Affect Phobia Therapy – an integrative approach that combines cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic and experiential techniques into a powerful whole that can increase the effectiveness of therapy and help it to proceed more rapidly.
Affect Phobia Therapy (APT) is based on the premise that internal conflicts about feelings underlie most psychologically-based disorders. APT is an integrative model of short term dynamic psychotherapy that was developed by Harvard Medical School psychologist and researcher, Leigh McCullough.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to conceptualize an emotional conflict and how to use experiential, cognitive- behavioral and psycho-dynamic techniques to treat them. They will also deepen their understanding of how a phobic response to an emotion is developed and maintained, like when people are unable to feel angry and assert themselves. Emphasis will be placed on assessment and treatment of current problems that originate from the past.
This interactive workshop will include video segments to demonstrate techniques and interventions, a therapy demonstration and the opportunity to discuss cases.