Description of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training Course
No therapist takes a one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on your client’s presenting problem and their unique background, you tailor your approach to best fit their needs.
This is why the latest research on CBT has focused on HOW to adapt the world’s most proven treatment modality to a wide range of clients and concerns, making it even more effective for lowering distress quickly.
Filled with the most up-to-date research, this course helps you turn theory into practice – giving you specific, step-by-step insights on how to help your clients get better faster.
From common questions like how to introduce CBT to your clients to the latest research on how to adapt it to blast through roadblocks… This course could be the most comprehensive, advanced CBT training we’ve created to date.
Whether you’ve just finished grad school or have been in practice for years, this course will take you from beginner to advanced through easy-to-follow guides, video case studies, and live demonstrations.
What you’ll learn in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training Course
Join international CBT trainer and author, Dr. Leslie Sokol, in this comprehensive and engaging training course, you’ll learn:
- How to build a stronger therapeutic alliance with your client from day 1… even if they’ve been mandated to come in
- The most surprising myths and misconceptions most therapists have about CBT (and what the experts know about CBT instead)
- Leading-edge research on how to adapt CBT for clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, anger, suicidal thinking, personality disorders, and more…
- How to address the most common client objections to CBT with confidence… so you can help them lower distress faster
Here’s what you’ll learn in this advanced CBT course:
In this exclusive online training, this world-class CBT trainer will show you…
- The most proven, up-to-date techniques to help your clients lower distress in as little as 6 to 12 weeks, even if they’ve struggled with chronic issues like… depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, suicidal thinking, personality disorders, and substance use.
- Easy-to-follow tips on how to build a strong alliance with your client from the start, helping them follow through and get the most out of therapy…even if it wasn’t their idea to be there.
- Sample scripts showing you how to confidently answer the most common questions and troubleshoot the toughest objections from your clients at each stage of therapy.
MODULE ONE: Building the Foundation and Busting CBT Myths
- How to engage even the most challenging clients starting in session 1, including court-mandated clients and oppositional teens
- The 13 CBT myths that most therapists get wrong about CBT
- The handy roadmap you can follow to confidently say you understand your client’s biggest concerns… and what to do next
- 4 shockingly simple steps to make sure your clients never “forget” their homework between sessions
- FREE Access to the “Gold Standard” tool to assess your level CBT proficiency – showing you where you’re hitting the mark and shining a lot on your areas of growth
MODULE TWO: CBT for Depression or Anger
- The 4 creative techniques you can use to unearth your client’s automatic thoughts, even if they’re struggling to identify the thoughts themselves
- The hidden root of your client’s anger… and 6 simple steps to help them cope effectively
- Why you should never START by asking for the evidence for their automatic thought (and what to do instead)
- How some therapists unconsciously make CBT less effective for their clients (and the one reframe that instantly flips this problem on its head)
MODULE THREE: Anxiety, Suicidal Thoughts, and Bipolar Disorder
- The newest directions in CBT research… including virtual reality, mindfulness, ACT, and more
- How the “Risk-_______ Ratio” helps clients so dangerous/anxiety-provoking situations feel less threatening
- Why Dr. Sokol recommends using “anti-suicide contracts” rather than outdated, ineffective safety contracts
- The most common “suicidogenic” beliefs clients have (and how to combat them to help keep your clients safe)
- Why using reflective delays can help clients stop impulsive, manic behaviors before they cause problems
MODULE FOUR: Trauma, Substance Use Concerns, and Personality Disorders
- How to adapt therapy to best help your clients after trauma… whether they’re “just going through the motions” or actively dissociating in session
- When intervening after trauma can actually be MORE harmful for clients (and when the research says it’s best to jump in and do the work together)
- The “parking lot” analogy that captures the biggest challenges for every personality disorder in one simple diagram (This is a reference tool you’ll come back to for years to come)
- How you can use CBT to help clients cope with substance use urges and relapses (and how to use it with clients with other impulse control issues)
About Leslie Sokol
Leslie Sokol, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and internationally recognized leader in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), with almost 40 years of experience in practice, teaching and research. She was a past Director of Education and one of the principal instructors at the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is one of the leading CBT speakers in the world, providing teaching and training to professional and paraprofessional groups, both nationally and internationally, on a multitude of CBT topics.
Dr. Sokol is a distinguished founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, was a past president, and is currently Chairman of its Credentialing Committee. She is a fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the President Elect of the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IACBT). Dr. Sokol also served as Chairman of Behavioral Science for the Mercy Suburban Hospital and Family Practice Training Program for over 20 years. Her private practice is in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sokol has coauthored numerous books and book chapters. Her most recent books include: The Comprehensive Clinicians Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem; Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem; and The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Create Unshakable Self-Confidence and Reach Your Goals.
Financial: Dr. Leslie Sokol maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Montgomery County. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Sokol receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and record royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Leslie Sokol is a member of the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy. She serves as the president-elect of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr. Sokol is on the advisory board of the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research.
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