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Comprehensive Live Online CBT Training for Therapists Working with Children and Adolescent Fall 2022

This comprehensive 12-week CBT course uses a combination of live group didactic sessions together with practice and role-play, with emphasis on skill building of therapy tools and techniques for CBT.

12 Thursdays; Starts Sept 8, 2022 ** No Class on 11/24 due to Thanksgiving **
9:30am-11:15am Pacific Time (12:30-2:15pm ET).
Offers 21 CE Hours*
Provides 24 TEAM-CBT Units towards Level 1, 2 or 3 Certification
Therapist level: beginner through advanced
Recommended Pre-requisite: "Core Skills for Effective Therapy" course by Jill Levitt Ph.D.

Attendance at all 12 sessions and completion of CE survey after this course is required to receive CE certificate of completion.

Cost: $720

Please note: The price does not include the required purchase of David Burns' ebook - Tools, Not Schools, of Therapy. You will receive 25% off of $159, using the student discount available under the Description section here:

Learning Objectives
After attending this course, you will be able to:
1. Collect and review children and adolescents’ self-report data in order to improve therapy outcomes and strengthen the therapeutic alliance
2. Create an effective intake process with children/adolescent patients and their families
3. Apply empathy techniques including “the five secrets of effective communication” in interactions with young patients and their family members to improve your connection
4. Describe “the five steps of agenda setting” to address and reduce resistance in CBT with children and adolescents
5. Demonstrate the “Invitation” step with young patients
6. Use the “Specificity” step to keep therapy on track
7. Recognize several different forms of resistance that are common with children/adolescent patients
8. Describe the use of “Paradoxical Agenda Setting” to reduce resistance in CBT with children and adolescents
9. Explain the idea “we feel the way we think” in child-friendly language
10. Use thought logs effectively for cognitive techniques including “The Daily Mood Log” and “The List of 50 techniques” with children and adolescents
11. Change facts/thoughts into negative thoughts that can be worked on
12. Explain the idea of cognitive distortions to children and adolescents
13. Set-up a recovery circle to use with children and adolescents
14. Describe the use of social skills training and exposure therapy with socially anxious children and adolescents
15. Teach children and adolescents how to do smile and hello practice
16. Teach children and adolescents to use the five secrets of effective communication to improve their communication or deal with bullies
17. Screen for drug/alcohol use in adolescents
18. Identify “tempting thoughts” in the case of habits and addictions

Continuing Education Accreditation
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. Feeling Good Institute Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0175. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 21 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 21 continuing education credits. Feeling Good Institute, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0678. 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

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Course Dates: 12 Thursdays; Starts Sept 8, 2022 ** Ski...

  • September 8 2022 (Week 1) Introduction
  • September 15, 2022 (WEEK 2) Intake
  • September 22, 2022 (Week 3) Intake
  • SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 (Week 4) Empathy
  • October 6, 2022 (Week 5) Empathy and Testing
  • October 13, 2022 (Week 6) Agenda Setting Part I
  • October 20, 2022 (Week 7) Agenda Setting Part II/DML
  • OCTOBER 27, 2022 (Week 8) DML/Methods
  • NOVEMBER 3, 2022 (Week 9) Methods
  • November 10, 2022 (Week 10) Methods/Social Skills
  • NOVEMBER 17, 2021 (Week 11)
  • November 24, 2022 - NO CLASS- Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Dec 1, 2021, 2021 (Week 12)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed