American Board of Professional Psychology

The annual American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) workshop series provides top quality professional development opportunities to psychologists, as well as opportunities for networking and collegial interaction. All workshops are instructed by psychologists who are ABPP board certified specialists in their area of presentation, with the occasional exception being a highly respected individual of another profession, such as law.

Recordings were selected from highlighted, daylong programs at the 2013 series.

DSM-5: The Journey

CE Credits: 3

Understanding DSM-5 requires thorough knowledge of the historical foundations of diagnostic criteria. This presentation will provide a broad historical background of medical and psychiatric diagnosis and a brief review of the field of nosology. It also covers the history of the development of DSM-5 and the DSM-5 field trials.

Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Principles-Based Model

CE Credits: 6

This workshop will focus on the current iteration of broad, foundational principles of forensic mental health assessment.

The Risk Assessment of Suicidal Clients

CE Credits: 5.5

This workshop provides an overview of the demographic, historical and clinical suicide risk factors, describes the current theories of suicidal behavior, reviews the self-report suicide measures and presents two structural clinical interviews for adult and adolescent clients at risk, and provides response guidelines for suicidal clients using case examples.

Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders

CE Credits: 5.5

This workshop will briefly review evidence supporting the development of such transdiagnostic interventions and describe and demonstrate how to apply core UP treatment modules, along with the similarities and differences between the UP and traditional CBT for anxiety and mood disorders. Illustrations of core treatment interventions will be presented, along with detailed case examples involving complex comorbidity.