This session provides a practical introduction to neuroscience-informed cognitive–behavioral therapy (nCBT; a redesign of the conventional A-B-C model drawn from rational emotive behavior therapy), as well as opportunities for attendees to practice applying the new model to hypothetical cases. Foundational neuroscience concepts will be reviewed. Emerging research on the model is described. Client handouts and worksheets are provided for practitioners to use in their counseling practices.
Participants will gain an understanding of how to utilize cognitive-behavioral treatments from a neuroscience perspective.
Participants will be able to discern and demonstrate advanced clinical conceptualizations of client scenarios that include the role of implicit memory in activating the autonomic nervous system and assimilate this knowledge into the application of A-B-C models for explaining client distress.
Participants will practice applying this new approach with hypothetical cases to better understand how to use this approach in their own client work.
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Boston University School of Medicine
The Family Institute at Northwestern University