APA Clinician's Corner: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD

The Clinician's Corner

October 17, 2014

Washington, D.C.

The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offers monthly Clinician’s Corner workshops that feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter. All workshops include CE credits. You can attend two ways:

  • On-site (PDF, 112KB) (in person at the APA building, 750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.) 
  • Live webcast

When: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Time: 1-4 p.m.
CE Credits: 3

This introductory workshop presents an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for the treatment of PTSD and relationship functioning (CBCT for PTSD). CBCT has been adapted for veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to include mindfulness training and a couples group retreat. Participants will learn the theoretical and research basis for utilizing this intervention, in particular, the role of a supportive relationship in recovery from PTSD. CBT intervention strategies will be conveyed didactically through a case vignette and mindfulness intervention strategies will be introduced experientially. Steps to overcome common barriers to engaging in and benefiting from this treatment for military and other diverse populations will be discussed.

This workshop is designed to help you: 

  • Explain the theoretical and research basis for using mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral interventions for the treatment of PTSD and relationship functioning.
  • Describe the implementation of the integrated Mindfulness-Based Conjoint Therapy for PTSD.
  • Apply personal experience with mindfulness practice gained during the workshop to clinical use.
  • Discuss considerations for implementing mindfulness and CBT interventions with diverse populations.

Presenter: Louanne W. Davis, PsyD

About the presenter: Davis is a clinical research psychologist at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. She completed two VA-funded studies adapting Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and exploring effects first on anxiety and then work outcomes for people with schizophrenia. She recently completed VA-funded research that developed and evaluated an adaptation of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD that integrates mindfulness. Davis is a certified CBCT for PTSD trainer and consultant for the national VA dissemination effort currently underway. She also completed all trainings required by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness for teacher certification.

Live webcast and on-site workshop fees: Member: $45 (originally $65); Nonmember: $70 (originally $80) 

Special pricing is good through Sept. 26, 2014. Enroll today.

How to Enroll (Two Options)

Live webcast only: 
On-site only (in person at the APA building, Washington, D.C.)
  • By telephone: (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991 or (202) 336-5991 (within D.C. Metropolitan area); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., EST. Pay by credit card only (AMEX, MC or VISA).
  • By fax: (202) 336-6151: Pay by credit card only; must have valid signature and expiration date (AMEX, MC or VISA).
  • By mail: APA Accounting/CEP Office, Clinician’s Corner Enrollment, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
  • The enrollment form (PDF, 112KB) will be accepted only with one of the following forms of payment: check, money order or valid credit card. Checks should be made payable to "American Psychological Association." On-site enrollment limit: 35 (Space is limited; sign up now)