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Practical CBT Methods for Depression, Anxiety and Unwanted Habits 2023

This live online 6-week course will give you a comprehensive set of tools to enhance your treatment of: depression, anxiety, and habits/addictions with state of the art CBT. You will learn how to create and use thought logs with your patients, then transform them into cognitive role playing methods for the treatment of depression, various exposure methods for anxiety, and the addiction/habit log and devil’s advocate technique for the treatment of habits/addictions. During this course there will be many opportunities for practice and role-playing.

Instructor: Jill Levitt, Ph.D.
6 Fridays starting on 1/13/23 | 9am-10:45pm Pacific Time (12-1:45pm ET)
Offers 10.5 CE Hours*
Provides 12 TEAM-CBT Units towards Level 1, 2 or 3 Certification
Therapist level: beginner through advanced
Cost: $360

Attendance at all 6 sessions and completion of CE survey after this course is required to receive CE certificate of completion.

Following completion of this 6-week course you will be able to:
1. Use daily mood logs effectively to set up multiple cognitive behavioral techniques
2. Describe the use of cognitive distortions on the daily mood log
3. Demonstrate a cognitive role playing technique
4. Describe the rationale for exposure in treating anxiety disorders
5. Design exposure exercises to treat anxiety
6. Explain the concept of interoceptive exposure
7. Describe cognitive exposure
8. Identify and change positive distortions in tempting thoughts in the treatment of habits and addictions
9. Describe the devil’s advocate technique for treating habits and addictions

Key Topics
Session 1: The Art of the Setup: The Daily Mood Log, Eliciting Negative Thoughts, Rules for Negative Thoughts, Identifying Cognitive Distortions.
Session 2: Truth- and Logic-Based Techniques: Examine the Evidence, Re-attribution, Be Specific and Let’s Define Terms.
Session 3: Cognitive Role Playing Techniques: The Double Standard Technique & Externalization of Voices.
Session 4: Introduction to Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders. Psychoeducation. The rationale for exposure. Types of exposures: cognitive exposure, interoceptive exposure, situational exposure. Tips for introducing and conducting situational exposures.
Session 5: Interoceptive Exposure and Cognitive Exposure for Anxiety Disorders.
Session 6: Identify and Change “Tempting Thoughts” in Habits and Addictions: Use of the Addiction/Habit Log, identify positive distortions and the Devil’s Advocate 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. 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. FGI is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. 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. 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

Instructor Biography
Dr. Jill Levitt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Training at the Feeling Good Institute. Dr. Levitt has 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 is a certified Level 5 Master Therapist and Trainer in TEAM-CBT.

Refund And Cancellation Policy:

Course Dates: 6 Fridays starting on 1/13/23 | 9am-10:4...

  • More information will be provided as we get closer to the start of the course
  • Module 0| Mandatory Orientation and Introduction | Basics of Feedback
  • 0.1| Course Details
  • 0.2| Introduction to Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • 0.3 | Video: Learn How to Give Feedback in This Course
  • 0.4| This concludes the course orientation
  • Week 1 - January 13, 2023
  • Week 2 - January 20, 2023
  • Week 3 - JANUARY 27, 2023
  • Week 4 - February 3, 2023
  • Week 5 - February 10, 2023
  • Week 6 - February 17, 2023
  • End of Course Attestation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed