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Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy

since 1999
Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy (Russia) Founded in 1999 We bring together mental health professionals with the mission to promote cognitive and behavioral therapy in Russian Federation as well as provide highly professional help and support for our patients and clients.

116A Metallistov ave. St-Petersbourg,

We are the only organization which has State Educational License and legally provide CBT training with local analog of CE for mental health professionals.
Every year RACBP publishes a few professional journals registered with ISBN and in Russian science citation index.
Our association
16 regional branches in Russia - our members include over 500 clinical professional - over 700 clinicians participated in our educational programs

Minsk, Belarus
Narva, Estonia
Keln, Germany

Leaders of direction and Chiefs of departments
Dmitrii Kovpak MD
Andrey Kamenyukin
Vice President
Alice Kovpak PhD
Developmental Director
Snezhana-Sophia Zamalieva PhD
Leader of mindfulness direction
Juliya Erukhimovich
Training Director
Ksenia Savelieva
HR Partner
Russia Workshops April 2018
Dr. Keith Dobson
Dr. Dobson is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary in Canada. His research has focused on both cognitive models and mechanisms in depression, and cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression. Dr. Dobson's research has resulted in over 240 published articles and chapters, 13 books, and numerous conference and workshop presentations. Recent work includes the Handbook of Cognitive-behavioral Therapies (3rd Edition) (2010, Guilford Press; 4th edition in press), two DVD series, and two 2017 books: Evidence- based Practice of Cognitive- behavioral Therapy (2nd edition; with D. Dobson, Guilford Press), and The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive- behavioral Therapy (with N. Kazantzis and F. Dattilio; Guilford Press). Dr. Dobson has been actively involved in organized psychology in Canada, including a term as President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He is a Past-President of both the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and is President-elect of the Canadian Association of Cognitive- behavioral Therapies. Dr. Dobson is also a Principal Investigator for the Opening Minds program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, with a focus on stigma reduction related to mental disorders in the workplace. Among other awards, he was awarded the Canadian
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation; April 28- 29, 2018
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Acute Depression and Depression Relapse Prevention
Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression is one of the most developed and extensively evaluated psychotherapy models, and considerable evidence exists to support the use of this treatment approach for acute depression and relapse prevention. In this two-day workshop, the major concepts and methods of CBT for depression will be presented. A focus of the workshop will be on the development of a case formulation for each client's experience of depression, as this case conceptualization is used to direct the selection and range of specific treatment methods for each individual with clinical depression. The workshop will present a comprehensive range of cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques that can be used in treatment. The workshop will employ a variety of techniques, including didactic instruction, video demonstration and live practice of major methods, to maximize both theoretical knowledge and skill acquisition.

Actual address: Hilton Expoforum , 62 build.1,Peterburgskoye highway, Shushary, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 196140
What will you learn in this workshop?
The workshop will help therapists to strengthen their work with depressed clients, and to:
Understand contemporary issues in the diagnosis and assessment of depression
Develop meaningful and clinically useful case conceptualizations, that can direct the choice of clinical tools and methods
Understand and practice the major evidence-based techniques that help depressed clients recover
Develop skills to manage relapse prevention in cases of depression
Improve confidence with the overall case management and treatment of clients, and with a variety of presentations of clinical depression
Who should participate?
This workshop will be valuable for mental health professionals with varied levels of knowledge of CBT, but it assumes some knowledge about the CBT of depression. The practical skills covered in this workshop will be directly useful in clinical work with depressed clients, and can be the basis of effective clinical work with tis clinical population. The conceptual models that are presented will be enhanced through personal practice and reflection of which skills professionals want to emphasize in their own clinical practice.
Moscow, Russian Federation: May 4, 2018
Strengthening the Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy
This one-day workshop will teach advanced relationship skills within the cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) framework. Many therapists experience significant challenges to engage and motivate clients in CBT interventions, or they find it difficult to foster the client's ownership of the therapeutic process. Therapists also commonly report difficulties in deciding whether to emphasize the therapeutic relationship or the use of techniques in CBT. Through clinical demonstrations and structured experiential exercises, this workshop will focus on therapist behaviors and qualities that promote an effective therapeutic relationship in CBT, and will help you to consider your own approach to the therapeutic relationship in CBT.

What benefits can you expect from this workshop?
The workshop will help therapists to strengthen their practice, and to:
Enhance core counseling skills with CBT case formulation – learn how to use the CBT case formulation to guide the adaptation of empirically supported relationship elements for each client
Engage and motivate clients with collaborative empiricism – learn practical strategies to encourage active client participation, and that include unique client experiences for the selection and evaluation of techniques
Encourage ownership and hope with Socratic Dialogue and guided discovery – learn practical strategies that facilitate discovery and learn how to determine the relative roles of the therapist and client in the therapeutic process
Who should participate?
This workshop will be valuable for mental health professionals with varied levels of knowledge of CBT. The practical skills covered in this workshop will be directly useful in clinical work, and the ideas and frameworks introduced will be helpful for professionals' self-reflection, and for those professionals in training and supervision roles.
Workshops April 2018
We are very proud of our honorary members:
Aaron T. Beck, MD, (Philadelphia, USA)
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., (Philadelphia, USA)
Arthur Freeman PD, (New York, USA)
Donna M. Sudak, M.D (Philadelphia, USA)
Robert Leahy (New York, USA)
John Viterito, MS, PD, (New York, USA)
Paolo Gomez PhD, (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
Astrid Müller, Ph.D., M.D. (Hannover, Germany)
Andreas Blazer (Switzerland, Bern)
Donna Sudac
Philadelphia, USA
Bern, Swetzerland
Andreas Blazer
The founder of problem-oriented psychotherapy
New York, USA
Robert Leahy
Director of American Institute for Cognitive Therapy
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