Live-online → Daylong Workshop

CBT for Shame and Anxiety: A Blueprint for Helping Your Patients Heal

Sunday February 5th, 2023 8:30am-4:30pm PST - 7 CE units.

Shame is an important but often overlooked emotion that plays a prominent role in depression, all of the anxiety disorders, and trauma. In addition, our teaching has confirmed that many mental health professionals also struggle with shame, thinking they are not "good enough" or skillful enough, although many hide these feelings from others and suffer alone.

In this workshop we will take you step-by-step through the case of Melanie, a prominent and beloved mental health professional who struggled with intense feelings of shame for a decade. We will share dramatic video clips from our work with Melanie, emphasizing key features of her treatment. You will see how and why she recovered so rapidly, followed by an unexpected relapse during the session, followed by a second
dramatic recovery.

You will also have the chance to practice and get feedback on many of the techniques in breakout groups during the workshop.

You will learn how to:
Uncover feelings of shame using skillful empathy techniques
Bring resistance to conscious awareness and defeat it
Accurately pinpoint the thoughts that trigger feelings of shame, anxiety, inadequacy, and anger
Create an individualized and innovative treatment plan
Use the Paradoxical Double Standard, Externalization of Voices, and Feared Fantasy Techniques to crush feelings of shame
Assign homework to help your patients maintain and extend their gains

This is a live-streamed online one day workshop. 100% attendance and completion of the CE survey after the workshop is required to receive the CE certificate of completion.

Three days before the workshop, registrants will have access to the workshop materials through this online platform.

Learning Objectives
1. Name one method to reduce resistance related to shame
2. List two cognitive distortions in the thoughts that trigger shame
3. Describe two common Self-Defeating Beliefs in patients with shame
4. Explain the purpose of the compassion-based double standard technique
5. Explain the purpose of positive reframing
6. Name one method for crushing distorted thoughts
7. Describe the rationale for the recovery circle

Can't attend live? A recording of the workshop will be sent to all who register.
**Please note that CEs can only be provided to those who attend live.**
Online registration closes at 5:30pm PST on Saturday 2/4/23. No Exceptions.

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. 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. 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 Bios for David Burns, MD and Jill Levitt, Ph.D. are at the top of the page under the tab: Instructor Bios

Refunds are available for cancellations outside of a 14-day window prior to the beginning of a training event or course. All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. A credit may be applied towards a future similar training within a year of the original purchase date.

Course Dates: February 5, 2023

  • Workshop materials and zoom login will appear below 2 days prior to workshop
  • 1 - Information About The Free Crash Course in Core Skills for Effective Therapy
  • 2 - Day Plan
  • 3 - Tips & Reminders for February 5th, 2023
  • 4 - Download Course Materials
  • 5 - Sign In For Attendance
  • 6 - Live Workshop Link
  • 7 - Post-Workshop Survey Complete at 4:30pm PST February 5th, 2023
  • End of Course Attestation
Completion rules
  • You must complete 5.00% of the content