Unified Protocol Workshop for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders
The Department of Psychology Clinic and the SU Wellness Centre, with support from the Campus Mental Health Strategy, are hosting a one day Unified Protocol Workshop for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders, presented by Shannon Sauer-Zavala, Director, Unified Protocol Institute and Research Associate Professor, from Boston University.
Developed by Dr. David Barlow and his colleagues, the Unified Protocol is a transdiagnostic, emotion-focused CBT approach that targets anxiety and depression-related disorders. The workshop will review evidence supporting the development of this treatment approach and will be followed by a description and demonstration of how to apply core UP treatment modules. Audio and videotaped illustrations of core treatment interventions (e.g., mindful awareness, emotion exposures) will be presented, along with detailed case examples involving complex comorbidity. Attendees will be invited to participate in exercises as part of these demonstrations.
Attendees will also be given the opportunity to participate in a follow-up remote presentation by Dr. Sauer-Zavala on facilitating 2-hour preventative workshops based on the UP, which have been piloted among students at Boston University. The 1-day training provides foundational skills for facilitating these groups, and materials for doing so will be shared.
Participants will ideally be individuals that will be able to use the UP in enhancing the well-being of students at their post-secondaries (e.g., counsellors, clinical supervisors, graduate students in health disciplines)—and have interest in potentially co-facilitating the 2-hour preventative workshops—or individuals that could otherwise support such endeavours (e.g., administrators). Some familiarity with Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is desirable but not required.
Friday, October 12, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dining Centre, Blue Room 402 Collegiate Blvd NW
A continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided.
Free for University of Calgary students, faculty and staff, and $75 for non University of Calgary members
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Veronika Markova at [email protected] or 403-220-7731.