Cognitive Therapy For Depression

Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Live Training Offered via Zoom! 

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, January 27, 2024
10:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday,   January 28, 2024

12 Continuing Education Units
$385 licensed/ $350 pre-licensed/ $210 Auditing for returning students

                       Take Steps Towards Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*
*Please check website Academy of Cognitive Therapy for all certification requirements

Key Benefits & Takeaways:

  • Learn in a small group setting with your peers 
  • Receive lots of  feedback working with your own cases using CBT
  • Treat specific symptoms: rumination, hopelessness, anger, anxiety

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most effective, well-researched models for treating depression. Therapists learn successful strategies for using CBT therapy and Mindfulness-Based skills to treat clients with depression. The workshop is lead by San Diego CBT therapist, Sherry Reasbeck, PhD.

Through instruction, recordings of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using your own cases,  practice using CBT skills working with depressed clients.

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Participants will identify two elements of Socratic Questioning through instructor evaluation of training exercises
  • Participants will identify one method of identifying underlying assumptions through instructor evaluation of training exercises
  • Participants will identify two aspects of setting an agenda

Day One

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session        

  • Overview of cognitive model, plus cognitive model for depression
  • Three methods of planning treatment for depression
  • Levels of thoughts: automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions, schema
  • Techniques on reviewing the treatment plan with a client to increase collaboration, motivation 
  • Assessment tools

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

  • Setting an agenda
  • Weekly activity schedules
  • Motivating clients to  complete assignments
  • Socratic questioning
  • Using automatic thought records
  • Experiential exercises using your own clinical cases

Day Two

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session

  • Using Socratic questioning
  • Automatic thought records
  • Treating targeted symptoms such as anxiety, shame, low motivation, self-criticism
  • Rumination

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch 
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

  • Practice techniques from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Practice identifying and changing underlying assumptions
  • Treatment plan for depression: goals, techniques
  • Relapse in depression
  • Resources for helping suicidal patients


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