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Comprehensive Live Online CBT Training for Therapists Winter 2023

This comprehensive 13-week (includes a mandatory intro meeting) 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 better CBT.

Course Instructor: Michael Christensen, MACP, RCC

13 Mondays Starts January 9, 2023 | 4:00-6:00 pm Pacific Time (7:00-9:00pm 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 13 sessions and completion of CE survey after this course is required to receive CE certificate of completion.

Cost: $720

Please note: The price doesn't include 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
This course is designed to help you:
1. Collect and review patients’ self report data in order to improve therapy outcomes and strengthen the therapeutic alliance
2. Utilize advanced empathy skills to connect with more challenging patients doing CBT.
3. Apply “the five secrets of effective communication” with your patients to improve your therapeutic alliance and improve CBT outcomes.
4. Describe “the five steps of agenda setting” to address and decrease resistance in CBT
5. Demonstrate the “Invitation” step
6. Use the “Specificity” step to keep therapy on track
7. Recognize several different common forms of resistance
8. Describe the magic button and magic dial techniques to reduce resistance and boost motivation
9. Use Daily Mood Logs effectively
10. Apply the Blame Cost/Benefit Analysis for use with relationship problems
11. Identify “tempting thoughts” and positive distortions in the treatment of habits and addictions
12. Utilize the recovery circle in selecting appropriate methods
13. Describe relapse prevention to prepare client for managing relapse
14. Use the “Double Paradox" form to address resistance for Habits & Addictions.
15. Apply the “Double Standard technique” to generate positive thoughts that will counter a negative thought
16. Conceptualize the problem into one of four main areas (mood, relationship, habit/addiction, non-problem) to assist in dealing with resistance and guide method selection
17. Apply the “Examine the Evidence technique” to assist in generating positive/ more realistic thoughts
18. Apply dangling the carrot, sitting with open hands, and the gentle ultimatum to address process resistance

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: Starts Jan 9th, 2023

  • Orientation - Before We Begin
  • Module 1 | Jan 9, 2023 (Week #1)
  • Module 2 | Jan 16, 2023 (Week #2)
  • Module 3 | Jan 23, 2023 (Week #3)
  • Module 4 | Jan 30, 2023 (Week 4)
  • Module 5 | Feb 6, 2023 (Week 5)
  • Module 6 | Feb 13, 2023 (Week 6)
  • Module 7 | Feb 20, 2023 (Week 7)
  • Module 8 | Feb 27, 2023 (Week 8)
  • Module 9 | March 6, 2023 (Week 9)
  • Module 10 | March 13, 2023 (Week 10)
  • Module 11 | March 20, 2023 (Week 11)
  • Module 12 | March 27, 2023 (Week 12)
  • Module 13 | April 3, 2023 (Week 13)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed