| I am honored
to invite you to participate in two workshops on
the treatment of anxiety disorders.
The first workshop on November 3rd will address
the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
and will focus primarily on OCD characterized by
multiple obsessions. As is known, routine CBT for
OCD is not particularly successful among patients
with resistant obsessions who often lack overt rituals.
Cognitive theories on obsessions target meta-cognitions
of the personal meaning of the unwanted obsessions.
The workshop will teach how to treat these common
cases and how to change these personal appraisals
in order to alleviate the patient's suffering.
The second workshop on November 4th will address
treatment of anxiety disorders with transdiagnostic-unified
treatments. The interest in these treatments emerged
both as a result of the high comorbidity among these
disorders and also from practical considerations
of the advantage of implementing such treatments.
The workshop will address the elements that characterize
these protocols and will emphasize adjunct therapeutic
factors such as motivation and readiness to change
and familial support systems.
Both workshops will be accompanied by detailed handouts.
The workshops will be given by Dr. Sheila Woody.
Dr. Woody has conducted research over the past twenty
years on evidence-based treatments in psychology,
mainly for anxiety disorders. She is an Associate
Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical
Training at the University of British Columbia in
Vancouver, Canada. She is a talented speaker and
lectures widely around the world. Dr. Woody published
many scientific articles and has received many distinguished
awards for her contribution to science.
The Israeli Organization for the Advancement of
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (ITA) is honored to invite
Dr. Woody and appreciates Dr. Woody's willingness
to share with us her vast knowledge and experience.
We expect the workshops to be highly instructive
I look forward to your participation and am certain
you will find it worthwhile.
With warm wishes for the New Year,
Dr. Sofi Marom
ISAS International Seminars
Jerusalem, 91340, Israel