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1 Effective: The UP is research supported to reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms 2 Efficient: the UP targets multiple disorders simultaneously 3 Cost-effective: Therapists learn only one protocol to treat most common mental disorders Learn More »

“Supervision in the Unified Protocol with Dr. Sauer-Zavala helped me to really understand how to deliver the treatment, and more importantly, helped my patients gain momentum with recovery. We are so pleased with the protocol and with the supervision that we are organizing a training workshop for the entire organization, and have discussed ways to implement it throughout our state.” Learn More »

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The Unified Protocol is a cutting edge cognitive-behavioral (CBT) treatment that can be used to treat many common mental disorders like anxiety and depression. The Unified Protocol Institute is dedicated to CBT training for mental health care providers and treatment teams to implement the Unified Protocol in their practice settings. We offer continuing education credits (CE credits) for psychologists for our programming. The Unified Protocol Institute applies the most effective and efficient methods of training to implement the Unified Protocol at a competent level. We frequently provide CBT training workshops in our Boston location and travel all over the world in order to customized UP trainings that are requested.


Unified Protocol News!

Eager to learn more about the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders? We are excited to announce that Neuroticism: A New Framework for Emotional Disorders and Their Treatment, written by Drs. Shannon Sauer-Zavala and David H. Barlow is available for pre-order at the following link: Explore how neuroticism contributes to the development of emotional disorders, and how the UP leads to promising results by targeting neuroticism directly. 

We are thrilled to announce the publication of the main outcomes from our 5-year clinical trial comparing the UP to gold-standard single-diagnosis protocols for common anxiety disorders (click here for full article). The UP indeed led to equivalent symptom reduction on patients' primary diagnoses as our comparison interventions, with significantly less attrition. Additionally, we recently saw the release of our "UP Applications" book in which we describe techniques for applying the UP to a broad range of emotional disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, insomnia, suicidal thoughts and behaviors and many more. 

Looking for even more ways to learn about the UP? We are also excited to announce the start of an online UP course in Spanish! Created by Dr. Jorge Osma at The University of Zaragoza, this course is open until December 2020 and participants will have 6 weeks to complete the 22 hour course. The course includes videos and homework, and was created with the help of The Professional College of Psychologists in Aragon, Spain (COPPA). Find out more details here!


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Unified Protocol Institute
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders
900 Commonwealth Ave, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-9610
Fax: 617-353-9609 Attn: UP Institute


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