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Process-based Therapy

Presented by Prof. Dr. Stefan G. Hofmann

About the event

This Masterclass webinar will be hosted on Zoom. The webinar will be recorded and will be made available for 30 days after the event to delegates who have registered. You can choose to attend on the day, watch later or both. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 2 hours CPD (live attendance only). 

Registration closes - Midday Thursday 3 October


This webinar will describe the limits of contemporary models of psychopathology and treatments, and discuss alternatives to the latent disease model. It will also introduce a network perspective to psychopathology, and introduce process-based therapy as an idiographic approach that combines a network perspective and evolutionary theory.

Process-based therapy (PBT) is a radical departure from the latent disease model of the DSM and ICD with its proliferation of the protocols-for-syndrome approach. Instead, PBT focuses on how to best target and change core biopsychosocial processes in a specific situation for given goals with a given client.

This approach recognises that psychotherapy typically involves non-linear (rather than linear), bidirectional (rather than unidirectional), and dynamic changes of many (rather than only a few) interconnected variables. Effective therapy changes the entire system toward a stable and adaptive state by enhancing context-specific variability, selection and retention of biopsychosocial processes. PBT is, therefore, grounded in evolutionary science.

For therapy to be most effective, we therefore need to embrace a systematic, assessment-guided, and theory-based approach to understand the relationships of the various problems of a given client. Functional analysis, the foundation of behaviour therapy, provides the basis to understand these relationships. PBT acknowledges the complexity, inter-relatedness, and multidimensional levels of the problems in a given client.

This webinar will illustrate how PBT is used to target key treatment processes by combining functional analysis with a dynamic and person-specific network approach.

This webinar is most suitable for practitioners experienced in CBT, who have been dealing with its limits and want to expand their knowledge and skills in this area.

Learning Outcomes

1. Appreciating the limitations and concerns some people have about the contemporary medical model

2. Gaining an up-to-date understanding of the core processes of CBT

3. Developing an idiographic, functional diagnostic system based on evolutionary science

4. Establishing more progressive models and theories in clinical practice

5. Using functional analysis in conjunction with complex network approach in a given client

About the presenter(s)

Prof. Dr. Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D. is the Alexander von Humboldt Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Philipps-University Marburg in Germany. He is a prominent clinician-scientist examining CBT. He has won many prestigious professional awards, including the Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to the Field of Cognitive Therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the Lifetime Achievement Award of ABCT, and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award.

Professor Hofmann is a fellow of the APA, APS, ABCT, and was President of various national and international professional societies, including the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy.  He was also an advisor to the DSM-5 Development Process and a member of the DSM-5 Anxiety Disorder Sub-Work Group.

Professor Hofmann has been identified as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. He is currently editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research and associate editor of Clinical Psychology Review. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 books.


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8 Oct 2024
20.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
35.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non member

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