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The Deeper Dimension in CBT: Getting at The Root Causes

The Deeper Dimension in CBT: Getting at The Root Causes

Typically, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy have focused on exploring childhood experiences to pinpoint the root causes of pathology, while Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) focuses on current thoughts and behaviors. In this exciting workshop, you will get the best of both worlds! Learn how to use four uncovering techniques that can bring the root causes to conscious awareness quickly, including:
· The Individual Downward Arrow
· The Interpersonal Downward Arrow
· The What-If Technique
· The Hidden Emotion Technique

You will learn strategies to transform insight into rapid growth and lasting change for your patients.
Join David and Jill, the dynamic duo for a fun and engaging day of learning, practice, and community building.
Sunday Feb 6, 2022 8:30am-4:30pm PST
7 CE units

Learning Objectives
After attending this workshop you will be able to:
1. Explain the purpose of the Individual Downward Arrow Technique
2. Use the Individual Downward Arrow Technique to uncover a self-defeating belief
3. Describe two Self-Defeating Beliefs
4. Use a cost-benefit analysis to evaluate a self-defeating belief
5. Describe the “what if” technique
6. Describe the purpose of the hidden emotion technique
7. Describe the two steps of the hidden emotion technique

Continuing Education Accreditation
*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 7 CEs. NAADAC Provider #149212. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Feeling Good Institute, #1442 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this course. Ace provider approval period: 05/30/2021-05/30/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 7 continuing education credits. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at

Instructor Biographies
David Burns, M.D.-

Dr. Jill Levitt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Training at the Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View, CA.  Dr. Levitt has almost 20 years of experience conducting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has been trained by some of the world’s leaders in CBT.  She has co-written several scholarly articles in the areas of OCD, PTSD and Panic Disorder. Most recently she has been co-teaching CBT with Dr. David Burns at the Stanford University School of Medicine in her role on the Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also trains other therapists in David Burns’ model of CBT called TEAM-CBT Therapy. She is a certified Level 5 Master Therapist and Trainer in TEAM-CBT Therapy.  Dr. Levitt teaches both in-person and online workshops for Feeling Good Institute on CBT methods, reducing resistance in psychotherapy, and improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

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Course Dates: Sunday February 6, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm ...

  • Reminder email and materials will be sent out 2-3 days prior to class date
  • 1 - Welcome Letter
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed