ABCT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ABCT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Work: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886427222-2563) for 49 continuing education contact hours.
The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5797. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is recognized by the National Association for Social Workers to offer continuing education as Provider #886427222 for 25 continuing education hours.
The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) to offer continuing education as Provider #4600.
Keniston (1978) asserted that Black youth are “the most endangered children in our society.” Indeed, Black children and teens are exposed to myriad risks, particularly those that emanate from the legacy of racism in this country. Yet, despite historical deficit-oriented narratives concerning them, Black youth—and their families—have continued to demonstrate positive psychosocial outcomes. Moreover, assisting diverse family structures in cogently providing racial socialization may optimize the historical psychosocial protection of this racially-relevant factor. In this presentation, conceptual and empirical work on mechanisms undergirding the salutary benefit of familial racial socialization will be discussed. Specifically, mixed-methods (i.e., survey, observation, interview) research will be presented that addresses how diverse families of Black youth navigate teaching their children about race. This presentation will conclude with a discussion of ongoing and future research, including how both experimental and prospective studies can serve to promote the resiliency of Black youth.
The prevalence of depression and other psychiatric disorders is elevated in medical illness in general and HIV in particular. Additionally, depression, in the context of chronic illness, is associated with worse self-care and adherence behaviors, which therefore can lead to increased morbidity. Evidenced based psychosocial interventions can be a useful component to managing depression and self-care in the context of medical illness, and approaches used in HIV can be applied to other illnesses. In HIV, the major self-care behaviors are adherence to daily medications and managing sexual transmission risk. The present webinar will first review data on depression comorbid with HIV, including prevalence estimates, and data on its association with adherence. It will then provide an overview of one studied intervention, Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adherence and depression (CBT-AD), and review data on its efficacy. It will also discuss other approaches to managing depression in HIV, including medications, and data on the outcomes of these approaches. It will conclude by discussion depression and additional comorbidities in individuals living with HIV who do not benefit from antiretroviral therapy.
What are cultural adaptations? How do we culturally adapt psychotherapy in a clinically sound and evidence-based manner? This workshop discusses how culture influences mental health processes and identifies areas for cultural adaptation when working with Asian Americans. Top-down and bottom-up frameworks created to culturally modify therapy will be provided. In addition, I will present concrete examples from a culturally adapted treatment manual that I developed and tested in a randomized controlled trial with depressed Chinese Americans. Finally, I will discuss the rising tide of xenophobia and violence towards Asian Americans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide recommendations for how to address these issues in treatment. The goal of this workshop is to gain both breadth and depth of understanding, as well develop practical clinical tools for use with diverse populations.