Track 1: 4 Weekend Program

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Take Steps Towards Certification in:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy * 

Earn up to 44 Continuing Education Hours over four 
weekends  

*Please check website of Academy of Cognitive Therapy for all certification requirements.

Offered Live in 2022!

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"This is the fourth course I have taken. I took the full series because the instructor is so knowledgeable, gifted, and has great delivery of subject matter." –K.S., Ph.D.

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Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Live Training  Offered in 2022!

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, March 19, 2022
10:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, March 20, 2022


Key Benefits & Takeaways:

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

Cognitive 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 therapist’s cases, therapists 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 in carrying out assignments
  • Socratic questioning
  • Using automatic thought records
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s 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
  • Strategies for helping suicidal patients

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Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders
Cognitive Therapy Training for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety

Live Training Offered in 2022!

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, June 4, 2022
10:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, June 5, 2022

Key Benefits & Takeaways:

  • Teach anxious clients the key tools to reduce anxiety
  • Help anxious clients practice overcoming avoidance
  • Learn effective strategies on staying on task with anxious clients 

Numerous outcome studies support cognitive behavioral therapy's efficacy with anxiety disorders. In this comprehensive CBT training workshop for Anxiety Disorders, receive 12 CE units while enhancing your ability to treat your patients successfully using cognitive behavioral therapy and Mindfulness-based techniques.

Through instruction, recordings  of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using therapist’s cases, therapists practice using CBT skills working with anxious clients.

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Participants will identify a treatment plan for generalized anxiety disorder
  • Participants will identify a treatment plan for panic disorder
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate using at least one technique for treating social anxiety

Day One

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

  • Common elements of anxiety disorders
  • Treatment of anxiety disorders
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Problem solving coping skills

Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

  • Assessment tools

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

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Treatment Plans
  • Practices on managing anxiety: Education and coping methods
  • Techniques on modifying images
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Using automatic thought records with anxious clients
  • Assignments: strategies to increase compliance
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clinical cases




Day Two

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

Panic Disorder

  • Assessment for Panic Disorder
  • Panic Disorder Interview
  • Reviewing the Panic Scenario
  • Inducing Panic Attacks
  • Treatment Plan for Panic Disorders: Session by session overview of objectives, methods
  • Possible assignments for patients with panic disorder
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clinical cases

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


Social Anxiety

  • Social anxiety: overview
  • Education about social anxiety
  • Assessment for social anxiety
  • Beliefs about social anxiety: Automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions, schema
  • Behaviors with social anxiety: avoidance, safety modes that clients use 
  • Treatment plan for social anxiety
  • Methods to use when client has social anxiety
  • Imaginal exposure, in vivo exposure, behavioral experiments
  • Assignments for social anxiety
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clinical cases


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Cognitive Therapy for Schema Change

Live Training  Offered in 2022!

10:00 am to 2:30 pm Saturday, September 17, 2022
10:00 am to 2:30 pm Sunday, September 18, 2022


Key Benefits & Takeaways:

  • Understand and identify what makes the client behave the way the client behaves
  • Practice a streamlined approach in changing clients core beliefs
  • Identify your own core beliefs that get in the way of your work

Core beliefs formed in childhood (schemas) often impede a client’s progress in therapy and play a role in maintaining chronic problems. Schema therapy is designed to bring about change for these beliefs formed in childhood.   Schema therapy is widely used with clients with personality disorders, as well as other Axis I clients.  Participants learn to plan treatment for schema change, practice schema techniques, treat noncompliance/resistance.
Through instruction, CD’s of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using therapist’s cases, therapists practice schema change techniques.

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Identify one technique to identify negative schema 
  • Identify one method to set up a data log                                       
  • Identify using an emotional technique to challenge negative schema    

Day One

 Saturday

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration
10: 00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ( 4 hours) 

Lunch 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Saturday
         
Schema Change 

  • Identify client’s schemas
  • Typical schemas, modes, goals
  • Introducing schema model
  • Construct alternative schema
  • Positive data logs

Day Two

Sunday 

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.   Registration
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ( 4 hours)

Lunch 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Behavioral Experiments: Schema change
  • Therapeutic Relationship
  • Imagery
  • Empty Chair
  • Continuum
  • Schema diary
  • Continuum
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s cases
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"Sherry has a unique ability to truly connect with students and teach techniques in ways that respect clients and get productive results-win-win for therapists and their clients!" C.G., P.A.

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Cognitive Therapy: Treatment of Axis II Cases
Treating Borderline, Narcissistic, Dependent, 
Avoidant personality disorders 
with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Live Training  Offered in 2022!

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, December 3, 2022
10:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, December 4, 2022

Key Benefits & Takeaways:

  • Learn effective strategies dealing with difficult clients
  • Change your own reactions to Axis II clients including  borderline personality disorder
  • Eliminate therapy interfering behaviors

Learn what works with Borderline and other Axis II cases using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based techniques. This practical and interactive cognitive therapy training program is loaded with clinical examples to help therapists working with Axis II clients.


Through instruction, CD’s of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using therapist’s cases, therapists practice working with Axis II cases.

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Identify one method of decreasing a borderline patient’s therapy interfering behaviors            
  • Identify one treatment target in treating narcissistic personality disorder

Day One

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session    
                         
Treatment for personality disorders in general 


Borderline Personality Disorder:

  • Key features of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Goals
  • Therapy interfering behaviors:borderline and therapist
  • Schemas
  • Mode flipping: Shifting rapidly from one intense emotional state to another 
  • Coping techniques to manage moods, feelings
  • Treatment plan: Behavioral targets
  • Problem solving

12:30 p.m to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon session           
                
Techniques on using therapeutic material

  • Assignments
  • Experiential practice using clinician’s cases
  • When to terminate 

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 

  • Schemas, modes for Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Narcissists in relationship
  • Treatment goals
  • Stages of Treatment

Day Two

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

  • Treatment interventions
  • Decrease grandiosity
  • Decrease hypersensitivity to evaluation
  • Develop empathy
  • Decrease patient’s negative behaviors
  • Guidelines for therapists/ client interactions
  • Problems in treatment
  • Assignments
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clients 

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


Dependent, Avoidant
For each of the above personality disorders, the following is reviewed:

  • Schemas/ Modes
  • Treatment goals
  • Interventions
  • Therapist patient relationship
  • Treatment plan
  • Assignments




Licensing Status

Where: via Zoom in 2021

Training Fee

Track 1: Intensive Training
Workshops

$1,170
Pre-Licensed
$1,030


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About Sherry

Sherry Reasbeck, Ph.D. is a recognized cognitive behavior therapist and CBT training leader who has presented at conferences, conducted training and consultation for mental health professionals in Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, Changing Schema or Core Beliefs, and Axis II Disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorders.

Dr. Reasbeck is a highly experienced San Diego therapist and is a Certified Affiliate with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, an international organization certifying Cognitive Therapists. She is also a member of the San Diego Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Consortium.

Sherry Reasbeck, Ph.D. Cognitive Therapy and Training Center, Inc

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