Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a scientifically tested form of psychotherapy that is effective for many different disorders and problems. In contrast to many forms of therapy, CBT is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills.
This workshop will provide an overview of CBT as well as instruction in tailoring interventions across the lifespan. Attendees will learn through case material, videos and group exercises. This workshop strives to not only impart knowledge but also instructs in the observation and practice of specific CBT skills.
Daniel Beck is currently Director of the CBT and Social Work Training Initiative (CASTI) at the Boston University School of Social Work is an Instructor in CBT in the MSW and Continuing Education Certificate Programs. He is also an Instructor at Simmons College School of Social Work. He received his M.S.W from Smith College School for Social Work in 1995, completed a two-year Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cognitive Therapy and Research Program in 1997 and became a Founding Fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy in 1998. He has worked as a research clinician on several CBT research projects, including ones at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Some areas of particular interest to Mr. Beck include CBT for severe mental illness and promotion of Social Work in various CBT professional organizations.
Laika Aguinaldo is a Ph.D. candidate in the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University. Her dissertation research focuses on, “Rapid Screening of Suicidal Risk with Adolescents in Primary Care,” a validation study of the Ask Suicide- Screening Questions instrument, funded by the Program for Patient Safety and Quality at Boston Children’s Hospital and in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health. Ms. Aguinaldo is currently working on three intervention development studies for suicidal adolescents, one of which is a randomized control trial testing the feasibility and effectiveness of a brief motivational interviewing intervention in partnership with Simmons College, Brown University, Boston Children’s Hospital, funded by the American Foundation on Suicide Prevention. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker and an associate for the Daniel Beck Group, the Center for cognitive behavioral therapy where she specializes in CBT treatment with children, adolescents and their families. Ms. Aguinaldo is currently adjunct faculty at Simmons College and Boston University where she teaches clinical courses in assessment and diagnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. She is also a student ambassador for the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy. Ms. Aguinaldo completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at California State University, Long Beach where she majored in Social Work.