AACBT Master Clinician Series Webinar – Loneliness
- Roz Shafran
- Michelle Lim
This event was recorded live and is now available for on-demand viewing.
CBT for chronic loneliness: theory and practice
Presented by Professor Roz Shafran with Dr Michelle Lim
Part of the AACBT Master Clinician webinar series.
This event was recorded live and is available for on-demand viewing.
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This 1hr 43min Master Clinician webinar was recorded in May 2020.
Chronic loneliness plagues many of our clients and COVID-19 presents new challenges. Learn how to use CBT to help your clients improve their social connections.
It is now widely accepted that chronic loneliness is a common problem affecting people of all ages. Such loneliness is typically conceptualised as ‘A subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship. It happens when we have a mismatch between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have, and those that we want’ (Perlman & Peplau, 1982). The experience of chronic loneliness is influenced by a combination of psychological factors, including mental health problems, and the relationship between chronic loneliness and mental health problems appears bi-directional.
This webinar will:
- Provide an update on the evidence with regard to psychological therapies for chronic loneliness including (but not limited to) cognitive behaviour therapy
- Describe the CBT intervention evaluated in a recent internet based trial of CBT for chronic loneliness and present preliminary data on its efficacy
- Present a new modular CBT approach to addressing chronic loneliness that aims to account for the range of presentations seen across different populations.
Key Learning Objectives
- Knowledge of the evidence-based for psychological therapies for chronic loneliness
- Gain knowledge of the relationship between loneliness and mental health problems across the age range
- Gain CBT skills to help address chronic loneliness
The skills and knowledge presented in this webinar will facilitate and enhance clinical practice by increasing awareness of the assessment and treatment of chronic loneliness, and its association with mental health disorders.
Käll, A., Shafran, R., Lindegaard, T., Bennett, S., Cooper, Z., Coughtrey, A., & Andersson, G. (2020). A common elements approach to the development of a modular cognitive behavioral theory for chronic loneliness. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(3), 269.
Käll, A., Backlund, U., Shafran, R., & Andersson, G. (2020). Lonesome no more? A two-year follow-up of internet-administered cognitive behavioral therapy for loneliness. Internet Interventions, 19, 100301.
Lim, M. H., Rodebaugh, T. L., Zyphur, M. J., & Gleeson, J. F. (2016). Loneliness over time: The crucial role of social anxiety. Journal of abnormal psychology, 125(5), 620.
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