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The COVID-19 pandemic, which has been affecting global society for more than a year, continues to have a major impact on the mental health of the general population and patients who have contracted the disease. Specifically, some patients, who are already suffering from the stress caused by the disease, show, even after they have tested negative for the virus, a condition of slow recovery at a clinical level defined as "Post COVID Syndrome," together with a compromised quality of life with anxiety and depressive problems. This webinar proposes the application of Padesky and Mooney's (2012) Strengths-Based CBT model to the treatment of post-COVID patients through the use of CBT psychotherapeutic techniques that can be applied both for the remission of symptoms in psychopathological conditions and to encourage qualities, resources or strengths of an individual in order to promote processes of adaptation and self-care. Christine Padesky will describe her protocol, its main components and the four steps to help patients develop a personal resilience model (PMR). Afterwards, she will present the preliminary data of the clinical research, concerning the application of the protocol to a sample of Post COVID- 19 patients at the Bari and Foggia Hospitals, carried out as part of the Research Project of the AIPC Specialization School in Bari.

The seminar will be presented in English. 


Christine Padesky, PhD


Christine Padesky, Christine Padesky, PhD, clinical psychologist, is co-founder of the Cognitive Therapy Center in Huntington Beach, California, and co-creator of the Strengths-Based CBT model with Kathleen Mooney, PhD. She has received the Aaron T. Beck Award for significant and sustained contributions to the field of cognitive therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (now the Academy of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies; ACBT); the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association; and the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Award as the most influential international CBT therapist. She was appointed Distinguished Founding Member of ACBT and Honorary Member of BABCP. Regarded as one of the leading figures of CBT and renowned for her ability to integrate theory, empiricism, creativity and therapeutic skills, she has delivered over 500 workshops to more than 50,000 practitioners in North and South America, Europe and Asia, as well as 25 workshops with the founder of cognitive therapy, Aaron T. Beck, MD.



7 p.m. Opening

Psychotherapy in the COVID era between innovation, sustainability and effectiveness

MARIA GRAZIA FOSCHINO BARBARO Director of the School of Specialization in Cognitive Psychotherapy AIPC, Bari; Head of USD PSICOLOGIA – AOU Policlinico – Giovanni XXIII, Bari; SITCC Board of Governors

7.15 p.m. Strengths-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CHRISTINE A PADESKY, PhD, Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies

8.15 p.m. Psychological profiles and outcome monitoring of Strengths-Based CBT in POST Covid-19 patients
STEFANIA FERRANTE psychologist psychotherapist Centro Clinico AIPC Bari, Tutor Research Project AIPC Bari ANNAMARIA PETITO Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology -Department of Medicine and Surgery

University of Foggia, Lecturer AIPC Bari, Tutor Research Project AIPC Bari

8.30-9.00p.m. Discussion and Conclusions
ELISIANA CARPAGNANO Director of the School of Specialization in Diseases of the Respiratory System University of Bari
DONATO LACEDONIA Director of the School of Specialization in Diseases of the Respiratory System

University of Foggia

FRANCESCO MANCINI Director of Schools of Specialization in Cognitive Psychotherapy

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 17 November at 7pm (Romanian time) via the ZOOM platform, in English


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