CBT Certification: Rational Living Therapy Level-One Certification Webinar

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Rational Living Therapy Level-One Certification Webinar (Three-Day Training)

Dates: October 14, 2021 (Day One)
October 21, 2021 (Day Two)
October 28, 2021 (Day Three)

Time: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm Eastern Time
Cost: $150

Presenter: Dr. Aldo R. Pucci

To Register, please visit: https://nacbt.americommerce.com/rational-living-therapy-level-one-webinar.aspx

Continuing Education: 18 Contact Hours are Available for this webinar an additional  $40 fee. ***  Please see the bottom of this page for details.

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom Meeting to allow for more and easier interaction.

About This Webinar

Our Level-One Certification Seminar in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Rational Living Therapy) is a three-day training that is very comprehensive. Attendees learn the start-to-finish systematic approach, as well as how to deal with difficult and challenging clients who resist therapy, and an comprehensive introduction to applying it to various problems (depression,anxiety, etc…).

The systematic approach presented in this training is so straightforward and practical that attendees can begin implementing it immediately.  It takes the best of the cognitive-behavioral approaches Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Schema Therapy, as well as original approaches and techniques and delivers it in a
very systematic manner.

To be certified, a person must possess at least a Masters degree (or be a graduate student) in a mental health profession. For those who do not meet that criterion, a paraprofessional certification can be granted.

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What You Will Learn
Day One ( October 14, 2021 )

1. The Theory of Rational Living Therapy

a. How thoughts are acquired and how to utilize thought acquisition theory to develop psychotherapeutic techniques.

b. Cause of normal and abnormal emotional and behavioral response.

c. Myths and misconceptions of cognitive-behavioral therapy

d. Psychotherapeutic characteristics of Rational Living Therapy

2. Rational Living Therapy Assessment Techniques

a. Differentiating learned vs. not-learned emotional / behavioral problems

b. Determining core beliefs utilizes the vertical arrow technique

3. Conversational Persuasion Techniques

a. How to indirectly suggest that the client will succeed and indirectly encourage a desired outcome.

b. A variety of conversational persuasive techniques will be presented, including: Truisms, embedded commands, illusion of choice,
positive label bind, Non-sequitur double bind, time bind, apposition of opposites

4. ABC’s of Emotions and Reflexive Thoughts

a. Attendees will learn the RLT definition of emotions and how to teach clients the cause of their emotional / behavioral problems.

b. How to teach clients how to assess reflex or automatic thoughts

c. How to encourage an internal locus of control

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Day Two ( October 21, 2021 )

5. Rational Questions

a. The Three Rational Questions and how to teach them to clients so that they can determine for themselves whether or not their thoughts
/ behaviors are rational for them.

6. Thought Disputing Techniques

a. How to dispute thoughts with clients.

b. Techniques presented: didactic, Socratic, indirect, physical, self-disclosure

7. Common Mental Mistakes

a. The 25 Common Mental Mistakes, including:

All or none thinking, overgeneralization, discounting the positive, mental filter, irrational should statements, confusing
needing with wanting, confusing possibility with probability,
relying vs. depending, irrational definitions.

b. How to teach the common mental mistakes to clients

8. The Stages of Emotional Re-education

a. How to teach the stages of emotional re-education to clients

b. Excellent examples of how to demonstrate the experience of
cognitive-emotive dissonance

c. How to emphasize to clients the importance of practicing their new thoughts.

9. Rational Action Planner

a. How to teach clients how to complete a Rational Action Planner

10. Rational Hypnotherapy

a. Attendees will learn what hypnotherapy is and why it is utilized in
Rational Living Therapy

11. Practicing Techniques

a. How to teach clients various thought and behavior practicing
techniques, including Simple script rehearsal, rational
visualization, self-hypnosis, systematic desensitization

12. Therapy Termination

a. Attendees will learn how to determine when it is appropriate to end
therapy.

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Day Three ( October 28, 2021 )

13. Resistance

a. How to identify and help clients overcome over twenty causes of
resistance in therapy, including:

Fear of discomfort, fear of disclosure / shame, symptom stress,
suppression, reactance / rebelliousness, severe disturbance,
secondary gain, hopelessness, guilt / shame, cognitive-emotive
dissonance

b. How to help clients identify their own reasons for resistance

c. How to engage poorly motivated clients with excellent Rational Living

Therapy goal producing strategies

14. Persuasive Techniques

a. How to help clients to at least consider new thoughts utilizing
various persuasive techniques, including:

Creating a mind-set, changing physiology, providing a two-sided
argument, changing parameters of behavior

15. Application of Rational Living Therapy

a. Attendees will develop an introductory understanding of the mental
mistakes associated with various disorders / problems, and how
to overcome those mental mistakes.

b. Disorders covered include:

Depression, anxiety, anger, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,
guilt, low self-esteem, compulsive behavior, drug / alcohol
abuse.

16. Advanced Rational Living Therapy Techniques

a. Attendees will learn advanced behavioral techniques utilized in RLT,
including:

Contingent reinforcement, reinforcement of incompatible
behavior, classical conditioning, rational reminders, positive /
negative imagery, tour-through-the-future technique

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Seminar Objectives

Define obsessive-compulsive disorder from a cognitive-behavioral perspective
Utilize techniques to correct obsessive fears and intrusive thoughts
Utilize behavioral techniques to eliminate compulsive behavior
Create long-term / permanent results

Training Objectives:

  1. Explain the characteristics of Rational Living Therapy
  2. Summarize the development of Rational Living Therapy
  3. Explain the ABCs of Emotions
  4. Explain Reflexive Thoughts
  5. Describe the Three Rational Questions
  6. Create new rational replacement thoughts
  7. Demonstrate the Importance of Practice
  8. Explain the process of completing a Rational Action Planner
  9. Explain the 26 cognitive distortions / mental mistakes
  10. Determine successful termination and long-term results
  11. Evaluate and solve the client’s reasons for displaying therapeutic resistance
  12. Apply persuasive techniques
  13. Apply the systematic approach to problem areas
  14. Demonstrate behavioral techniques for behavioral change

Cancellation can be made at any time until the commencement of the webinar.   Please direct any questions, concerns, or cancellations to nacbt@nacbt.org.

Information concerning how you can obtain your CE certificate will be emailed to you at the conclusion of the webinar.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

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About the Presenter
Dr. ALDO R. PUCCI, is President of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. Dr. Pucci was trained in Rational Behavior Therapy by its originator, internationally acclaimed psychiatrist Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr., MD. Dr. Pucci then went on to develop his own form of CBT known as “Rational Living Therapy.” He has trained thousands of mental health clinicians and has presented his workshops and certification seminars on Rational Living Therapy and Rational Hypnotherapy throughout the United States. Dr. Pucci’s seminars receive rave reviews. He holds the titles of Diplomate in Psychotherapy (The International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy), Diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (NACBT), Certified Medical Hypnotherapist (Institute of Medical Hypnosis), and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (National Board for Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Anesthesiology). Dr. Pucci is the author of many articles and two books, The Client’s Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Feel the Way You Want to Feel…No Matter What!

Continuing Education Information

For an additional $40 fee paid to R. Cassidy Seminars, you can obtain 18 Continuing Education contact hours.  Information to access the CEs is provided at the conclusion of the webinar.

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Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com
Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 18 CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 18 clock hours. Live online

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.
18 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785.
18 CE hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 18 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
18 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.
18 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 18 contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 18 contact hours. Live online.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
18 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 18 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 18 contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0555 for 18 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 18 hours general. Expires 3/31/5051.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 18 CE Hours.
Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 18 contact hours

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 18 CE Hours.
Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

To Register, please visit:  https://nacbt.americommerce.com/rational-living-therapy-level-one-webinar.aspx

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