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REMINDER: Clinical Conference on Friday, November 19, 1:00 pm EST - 1.0 CE unit

News Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 13:15

*REMINDER about our Division 50 Clinical Conference Zoom on Friday

Presenter: Bruce Liese, Ph.D., ABPP 

Qualifications: Dr. Liese is a Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His work focuses on assessment and treatment of complex psychological problems and addictive behaviors. He has taught university courses and workshops on psychotherapy, addictions, and evidence-based practice – and he has supervised hundreds of trainees. Dr. Liese has more than 75 publications, including two texts on addictive behaviors and a third book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addictive Disorders, which is in press (Liese & Beck, 2022). For his work in Division 50 of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Liese received a Division 50 President’s Citation. In 2015, he received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training award from Division 50, and he received an APA Presidential Citation in 2018 for a lifetime of community volunteerism. Dr. Liese continues to teach, conduct research, and provide psychotherapy to approximately 25 patients per week.  

Program Description: Many individuals with addictive disorders seek psychotherapy. In this talk, salient constructs associated with both psychotherapy and cognitive science (e.g., executive functions, judgement, heuristics, dual processes, bias, problem-solving, decision-making, expertise, intuition) are described and applied to patients and therapists. It is assumed that an in-depth and evidence-based understanding of these constructs has the potential to enhance clinical skillfulness. Clinical scenarios are presented throughout to demonstrate the application of these constructs to real-world practice.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain how insights from cognitive science may potentially enhance psychotherapy skills 
  2. Participants will be able to describe how three core executive functions (inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility) relate to mental and physical health 
  3. Participants will be able to distinguish between dual processes (e.g., System 1 and System 2 thinking) and relate these to psychotherapy  
  4. Participants will be able to relate cognitive effort and heuristics to psychotherapy and life in general 

Date & Time: 

Friday, November 19, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern Time 

To join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 996 0021 9077 

Passcode: 358550 

1.0 Continuing Education credit will be provided for attending this Zoom conference call.

Participants must have their Zoom windows open throughout the talk and complete an evaluation to obtain 1.0 APA CE credit.

Note: This conference call will be video-recorded. 

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