Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy National Conference

7th Edition
Resilience and Trauma
16-17 June 2022
Online Exclusively

Working with guilt in trauma-focused CBT

Dr. Amy Chisholm

Woodfield Trauma Service, UK

The workshop aims to be a practical guide for therapists addressing interventions based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to change the emotions of guilt. The therapeutic techniques discussed in the workshop were developed in the clinical context for patients diagnosed with PTSD, but can also be used for other categories of clients who do not have a diagnosis of PTSD, but have been exposed directly to traumatic events or adversity and feel guilty, such as: war veterans, refugees, abuse survivors, grieving persons, and health professionals affected by COVID-19.

The architecture of the workshop involves discussing the strategies that can be used to assess the emotions of guilt but also the cognitive and imaging strategies that can be used to reduce them. The symptoms of PTSD will also be specifically discussed as to when guilt occurs and how it affects the intervention.

  1. Therefore, the objectives of this workshop are:
  2. Provide an understanding of the emotions of guilt that arise from experiences of trauma and / or adversity.
  3. Develop the skills to assess emotions of guilt.
  4. Develop skills in cognitive intervention techniques that could be used in therapy.
  5. Develop skills in imaging intervention techniques to support cognitive interventions used in guilt reduction interventions.

Radu Șoflău


Esther Deblinger


Amy Chisholm


Steve A. Johnson

preconference Workshop

Anke Ehlers

Keynote / Workshop

Ruth Malkinson


Andrada Neacșiu


Daniel David


Lia Oltean


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This Event was organized with the support of the Cluj-Napoca Local Council and its Office for Social and Medical Care