Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders

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Presenter: Shannon Sauer-Zavala is the Director of Education and Training for the Unified Protocol Institute. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky and completed her internship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Sauer-Zavala is currently a faculty in BU’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and divides her time between her research, clinical work, and dissemination efforts. Dr. Sauer-Zavala enjoys training others in research-supported psychological treatments.

 

Webinar Summary: The proliferation of specific treatment manuals for specific disorders has created unintended barriers for the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments. The Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP; Barlow et al., 2018) is a transdiagnostic, emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) that targets core deficits occurring across the neurotic spectrum (e.g., anxiety, depressive, and related disorders). This webinar will review evidence supporting the development of such transdiagnostic interventions and provide a description of the core components of UP treatment modules, along with the similarities and differences between the UP and traditional CBT. The Unified Protocol is published as part of Oxford University Press’ Treatment’s That Work series, which highlights approaches with considerable empirical support (e.g., Ellard et al., 2010; Farchione et al., 2012). The Unified Protocol is based on decades of research on emotion science (Brown & Barlow, 2009; Campbell-Sills et al., 2006; Clark, Watson, & Mineka, 1994; Eaton, Krueger, & Oltmanns, 2011; Kessler et al., 2011; Rosellini et al., 2010; Watson, Clark, & Carey, 1988).

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to discuss the rationale for transdiagnostic psychological treatment
  • Participants will be able to develop a unified, transdiagnostic case conceptualization for patients presenting with comorbid emotional disorders.
  • Participants will be able to apply emotion-focused treatment concepts and strategies (e.g., objective monitoring, emotional awareness training, cognitive reappraisal, reduction of emotional avoidance and maladaptive emotion driven behaviors) to patients presenting with comorbid emotional disorders.

Description

Presenter: Shannon Sauer-Zavala is the Director of Education and Training for the Unified Protocol Institute. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky and completed her internship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Sauer-Zavala is currently a faculty in BU’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and divides her time between her research, clinical work, and dissemination efforts. Dr. Sauer-Zavala enjoys training others in research-supported psychological treatments.

 

Webinar Summary: The proliferation of specific treatment manuals for specific disorders has created unintended barriers for the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments. The Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP; Barlow et al., 2018) is a transdiagnostic, emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) that targets core deficits occurring across the neurotic spectrum (e.g., anxiety, depressive, and related disorders). This webinar will review evidence supporting the development of such transdiagnostic interventions and provide a description of the core components of UP treatment modules, along with the similarities and differences between the UP and traditional CBT. The Unified Protocol is published as part of Oxford University Press’ Treatment’s That Work series, which highlights approaches with considerable empirical support (e.g., Ellard et al., 2010; Farchione et al., 2012). The Unified Protocol is based on decades of research on emotion science (Brown & Barlow, 2009; Campbell-Sills et al., 2006; Clark, Watson, & Mineka, 1994; Eaton, Krueger, & Oltmanns, 2011; Kessler et al., 2011; Rosellini et al., 2010; Watson, Clark, & Carey, 1988).

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to discuss the rationale for transdiagnostic psychological treatment
  • Participants will be able to develop a unified, transdiagnostic case conceptualization for patients presenting with comorbid emotional disorders.
  • Participants will be able to apply emotion-focused treatment concepts and strategies (e.g., objective monitoring, emotional awareness training, cognitive reappraisal, reduction of emotional avoidance and maladaptive emotion driven behaviors) to patients presenting with comorbid emotional disorders.