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Technological Augmented Integrative and Multimodal CBT for Autism Spectrum

Event number: 19253
6 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Daniel David

The workshop will discuss and present the most advanced theoretical and practical developments in the field of CBT for autism spectrum disorder, in relationship with the classical evidence-based approaches. An Integrative and Multimodal CBT (IM-CBT) perspective will be used (i.e., first stage behavioral-second stage cognitive-third stage neobehavioral/mindfulness-acceptance-fourth stage technological clinical cognitive neurogenetic science). The use of virtual reality and robot-based psychotherapy will be introduced.


Outline for program

  • Fundamentals of autism spectrum disorder
  • Assessment
  • Conceptualisation
  • Therapeutic relationship
  • Modern evidence-based interventions (individual and family level) – IM-CBT

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the workshop participants will

  • Have an understanding of the fundamentals of autism spectrum disorder.
  • Understand what is IM-CBT.
  • Know what virtual reality therapy and robot-based therapy are.
  • Understand what is a personalized evidence-based IM-CBT protocol for autism spectrum disorder.

Procedurally at the end of the workshop participants will have knowledge regarding:

  • How to use advanced IM-CBT techniques for autism spectrum disorder.
  • How to use virtual environments and robots in the IM-CBT therapeutic packages for autism spectrum disorder.
  • How to create personalized evidence-based IM-CBT clinical protocols for autism spectrum disorder.

Suggested references

International Institute for Psychotherapy

DREAM project

9th Congress of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy

Journal of Autism and Development Disorders

International Journal of Cognitive Therapy


About the presenter(s)

Daniel David, Ph.D., is director of research and a supervisor in REBT/CBT at the Albert Ellis Institute, USA and a supervisor in CBT at the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, USA.

He worked with both Albert Ellis and Aaron T. Beck and he holds the Aaron T. Beck Professorship at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Dr. David is the President/Director of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health, as well as an adjunct professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Dr. David is the founding editor of the Journal of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies/Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies and the founding director of the “Babes-Bolyai – PsyTech” Psychological Clinic.

He is a national representative in the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and he was the president of the 9th Congress of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (

Dr. David has authored and co-authored numerous theoretical and practical books and book chapters.

His latest book, edited together with Dr. Steven Lynn and Dr. Guy Montgomery, – Evidence-based psychotherapy: the state of the science and practice - published by Wiley

Online registration


Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 26/2/2018
End date: 26/2/2018
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm


APS member: $110
APS student member: $55
Non APS member: $220


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