Dr. Monika Kornacka: Transdiagnostic processes in cognitive behavioral therapy – from research to clinical application
Transdiagnostic processes are generally defined as processes responsible for risk, maintainance, and relapse in more than one psychological disorder. According to the processual approach in cognitive-behavioral therapy, addressing those processes directly might be a potential solution for enhancing the treatment of comorbid disorders. This approach might also resolve the problem of different symptoms patterns in patients with the same psychological disorder. Moreover, it could help to understand the interplay between the specific symptoms and their self-sustenance. In the context of mood and anxiety disorders, the main transdiagnostic processes identified in the literature are perfectionism, different forms of repetitive negative thinking and attentional biases. The lecture will discuss the theoretical and empirical basis of addressing those processes in clinical practice, but also the adaptation of classical cognitive-behavioral technics that enables to work with patients in the context of the processual approach. Finally, the role of new technologies in the research and clinical application of the processual approach will be addressed.
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