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Rooms have been made available at both Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club.

Both resorts are within a 7 – 10 minute walk to the Dolphin.

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Intensive Learning Opportunities

Continuing Education Events That Require Purchased Tickets
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Master Clinician Seminars


Throughout the Convention attend these useful sessions where the most skilled clinicians explain their methods and show recordings of clients' sessions.

Master Clinician Seminar 1

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Adapting Cognitive Therapy for Depression in Treating Complex Presentations and Comorbid Conditions

Mark A. Whisman, University of Colorado at Boulder

Level: All levels of familiarity

Master Clinician Seminar 2

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM

Application of a Unified Approach to Treating Emotional Disorders

David H. Barlow and Todd Farchione, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

Level: Minimal level of familiarity with the material

Master Clinician Seminar 3

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Sex, Violence, and Blasphemy: Cognitive Treatment of Repugnant Obsessions

Maureen L. Whittal, University of British Columbia Hospital

Level: Moderate

Master Clinician Seminar 4

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

John P. Forsyth, SUNY, Albany

Georg H. Eifert, Chapman University

Level: Beginner to intermediate; Moderate-to-high level of familiarity with the material

Master Clinician Seminar 5

Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Terminating Therapy: Professional Tools for Ending on a Positive Note

Denise D. Davis, Vanderbilt University and Independent Practice, Nashville

Level: All levels of familiarity

Master Clinician Seminar 6

Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Supercharging CBT With Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Maximizing Therapeutic Impact by Using the Client-Therapist Relationship

Mavis Tsai, Independent Practice, Seattle

Robert J. Kohlenberg, University of Washington

Level: Low familiarity with FAP, moderate familiarity with CBT and moderate experience in treating disorders such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and problems of the self.

Master Clinician Seminar 7
DBT for Risk Averse

Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM

The Underdeveloped Dialectic: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Emotionally Constricted and Risk-Averse Personality Disorders

Thomas. R. Lynch, University of Exeter, UK

Jennifer S. Cheavens, Ohio State University

Level: It is recommended that participants have a moderate level of understanding of standard DBT (for BPD) in order to get the most out of this seminar.


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