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Advanced CBT for Depression and Anxiety with Dr. David Burns-An Intensive Workshop for Therapists (CS003)

Join us for an unparalleled 3.5-day intensive workshop for therapists with Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt in South San Francisco this August.

Dates: August 8-11 (8/8 8:30am-8:30pm; 8/9 8:30am-4:30pm; 8/10 8:30am-9pm; 8/11 8:30am-12pm PT)
Location and Format: In-Person and Online. In-person (Limited to 100 spots) at South SF Conference Center: 255 S Airport Blvd, South SF, CA, includes 2 lunches
Price: In Person $895 Early Bird (only 100 seats), Online $495 Early Bird, $100 price increase on 6/3/24
For online attendance enter discount code: OnlineOnly when purchasing
CE Credits: 30 CEs

Designed to help you become a better therapist, this workshop offers:
Direct Learning from Experts: Learn from Dr. David Burns in his first in-person training in five years to master cutting-edge CBT techniques.
Hands-On Experience: Participate in lectures, group exercises, live demonstrations, and receive personal coaching to improve your practice immediately.
Transformative Growth: Apply new techniques in real-time, gain practical insights, and overcome personal and professional hurdles for profound professional and personal development.

Limited spots available. Don't miss out!

Learning Objectives:
1) Utilize session-by-session assessment
2) List 2 reasons why measurement can improve clinical outcomes and reduce suicide
3) Use patient criticism and empathy failures to enhance the therapeutic relationship
4) Put the lie to patient criticisms by finding the truth in them
5) List the Five Secrets of Effective Communication
6) Describe how disarming works
7) Demonstrate the “Invitation” step
8) Use the “Specificity” step to keep therapy on track
9) Describe the magic button technique to reduce resistance and boost motivation
10) Utilize the Acceptance Paradox
11) Name 2 cognitive distortions
12) Utilize the recovery circle in selecting appropriate methods
13) Describe two self-defeating beliefs
14) Utilize the Individual Downward Arrow
15) Describe how to uncover hidden emotions that trigger anxiety disorders
16) Describe the purpose of the externalization of voices technique
17) Explain the difference between the Self-Defense Paradigm and the Acceptance Paradox
18) Explain how to use the Daily Mood Log to do effective relapse prevention
19) List three of the steps in the Daily Mood Log
20) Explain the most common reason for therapeutic failure
21) Explain the difference between Outcome and Process Resistance
22) List 2 sources of Outcome Resistance for depression
23) List 2 sources of Outcome Resistance for anxiety
24) Describe process resistance for depression
25) Describe process resistance for anxiety
26) Explain the Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for emotional change
27) Apply the “Double Standard technique” to generate positive thoughts that will counter a negative thought
28) Describe the use of dangling the carrot, to help motivate a patient
29) Explain what it means to sit with open hands
30) Give examples of positive reframing for feelings of sadness and depression

100% attendance and completion of the CE survey is required to receive CE certificate of completion. Partial completion cannot be granted.

One week before the workshop, registrants will have access to the workshop materials through this online platform.

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 as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/30/2021-05/30/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 30 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 Jill Levitt, Ph.D. and David Burns, M.D. are at the top of the page under the tab: Instructor Bios

Course Dates: Thursday 8/8 8:30am-8:30pm; Friday 8/9 8...

  • Workshop Materials and Zoom Link Available Below 3 Days Prior To Workshop
  • End of Course Attestation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed