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(Professional CEUs provided by Rathbone & Associates)

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Introduction to the Unified Protocol: Rationale, Case Conceptualization, and Application

Clair Cassiello-Robbins, PhD

Online, live and interactive

Monday, October 4 2021
8:45 AM- 12:00 PM

3 Category 1 CEUs*


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The Unified Protocol (UP) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for individuals diagnosed with anxiety disorders, depression and related disorders (emotional disorders). It was developed by David Barlow and a team of researchers at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. The UP is a transdiagnostic treatment, which means that it can be applied to a range of different disorders and problems (e.g., panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive thought/compulsions, depressed mood, impulsive behaviors). The overarching goal of the UP is to help patients learn news ways of responding to uncomfortable emotion that reduce symptoms across a patient’s range of problems. The UP combines elements such as mindfulness, cognitive therapy, and behavioral therapy.

This three-hour training will provide an introduction to the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP). In this training, Dr. Robbins will provide a brief background on the development of the protocol as well as research evidence supporting its use. Next, she will focus on the application of this treatment and highlight differences between the UP and traditional CBTs.


  1. Provide the rationale for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders
  2. Review empirical support for the UP
  3. Review UP case conceptualization
  4. Review application of the protocol



Clair Robbins received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University in 2019. In graduate school she was mentored by Dr. David H. Barlow and co-authored the second edition of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP). During her time in graduate school she specialized in the application of this treatment to dysregulated anger. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Durham VA and postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. She is currently a psychologist at Triangle Area Psychology (TAP) clinic where she provides the UP to adults with a wide range of emotional disorders and trains therapists in the delivery of the UP. She is a national trainer in the UP and actively conducts workshops around the country and certifies therapists in the treatment.

*Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content. These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.


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