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Saturday January 28, 2017
 at 10:00 a.m. PST
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Sunday April 30, 2017 
at 4:30 p.m. PST
Track 1: Intensive 
Training Workshops
$1,160.00

TRACK I: Four Weekend Cognitive Therapy Training Program 

Take Steps Towards Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.  Earn up to 44 Continuing Education Hours over four weekends in San Diego.
  • Learn in a small group setting with your peers 
  • Receive one-on-one feedback working with your own cases using CBT
  • Get your own questions answered in an intimate small group setting 
"This is the fourth course I have taken. I took the full series because the instructor is so knowledgeable, gifted, and has great delivery of subject matter." –K.S., Ph.D.

Key Benefits & Takeaways:

  • Learn in a small group setting with your peers 
  • Receive one-on-one feedback working with your own cases using CBT
  • Learn techniques to help clients manage their own symptoms 
Cognitive Therapy is one of the most effective, well-researched models for treating depression. Therapists learn successful strategies for using CBT therapy and Mindfulness-Based skills to treat clients with depression. The workshop is lead by San Diego CBT therapist, Sherry Reasbeck, PhD.

Through instruction, CD’s of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using therapist’s cases, therapists practice using CBT skills working with depressed clients.

Learn to:

  • Structure a forty-five minute session using Cognitive Therapy for depression
  • Introduce clients to cognitive behavioral model, and planning treatment for depression
  • Motivate clients to comply with CBT depression treatment
  • Establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship
  • Treat specific symptoms: rumination, hopelessness, anger, low motivation
  • Learn techniques of Mindfulness, Cognitive behavioral therapy

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Participants will identify two elements of Socratic Questioning through instructor evaluation of training exercises
  • Participants will identify one method of identifying underlying assumptions through instructor evaluation of training exercises
  • Participants will identify two aspects of setting an agenda

Day One

9:45 a.m. Registration and Check-In
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session        
  • Overview of cognitive model, plus cognitive model for depression
  • Three methods of planning treatment for depression
  • Levels of thoughts: automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions, schema
  • Techniques on reviewing the treatment plan with a client to increase collaboration, motivation 
  • Assessment tools
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

  • Setting an agenda
  • Weekly activity schedules
  • Motivating clients in carrying out assignments
  • Socratic questioning
  • Using automatic thought records
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clinical cases

Day Two

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session
  • Using Socratic questioning
  • Automatic thought records
  • Treating targeted symptoms such as anxiety, shame, low motivation, self-criticism
  • Rumination
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch 
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

  • Practice techniques from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Practice identifying and changing underlying assumptions
  • Treatment plan for depression: goals, techniques
  • Relapse in depression
  • Strategies for helping suicidal patients

Cognitive Therapy Training for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety

Key Benefits & Takeaways:

  • Teach anxious clients the key tools to on reduce anxiety
  • Help anxious clients practice overcoming avoidance
  • Learn effective strategies on how to stay on task with anxious clients 
Numerous outcome studies support cognitive behavioral therapy's efficacy with anxiety disorders. In this comprehensive CBT training workshop for Anxiety Disorders, receive 12 CE units while enhancing your ability to treat your patients successfully using Cognitive therapy and Mindfulness-based techniques.

Through instruction, CD’s of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using therapist’s cases, therapists practice using CBT skills working with anxious clients.

Learn to:

  • Master effective CBT treatment plans: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety
  • Help anxious clients overcome avoidance/resistance
  • Practice keys to enhance client compliance with CBT anxiety disorders techniques
  • Review education about treatment for anxiety disorders
  • Practice Mindfulness techniques
  • Learn assessment tools, treatment plans, specific techniques for treating generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety
  • Engage the anxious client in treatment
  • Practice assignments in overcoming avoidance specific to generalized anxiety disorders, panic disorder, social anxiety

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Participants will identify a treatment plan for generalized anxiety disorder
  • Participants will identify a treatment plan for panic disorder
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate using at least one technique for treating social anxiety

Day One

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration and Check-In
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session                     
  • Common elements of anxiety disorders
  • Treatment of anxiety disorders
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Problem solving coping skills
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder assessment tools
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Treatment Plans
  • Practices on managing anxiety: Education and coping methods
  • Techniques on modifying images
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Using automatic thought records with anxious clients
  • Assignments: strategies to increase compliance
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clinical cases

Day Two

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session
  • Panic Disorder
  • Assessment for Panic Disorder
  • Panic Disorder Interview
  • Reviewing the Panic Scenario
  • Inducing Panic Attacks
  • Treatment Plan for Panic Disorders: Session by session overview of objectives, methods
  • Possible assignments for patients with panic disorder
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clinical cases
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social anxiety: overview
  • Education about social anxiety
  • Assessment for social anxiety
  • Beliefs about social anxiety: Automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions, schema
  • Behaviors with social anxiety: avoidance, safety modes that clients use 
  • Treatment plan for social anxiety
  • Methods to use when client has social anxiety
  • Imaginal exposure, in vivo exposure, behavioral experiments
  • Assignments for social anxiety
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clinical cases

Key Benefits & Takeaways:

  • Understand and identify what makes the client behave the way the client behaves
  • Practice a streamlined approach in changing clients core beliefs
  • Identify your own core beliefs that get in the way of your work
Core beliefs formed in childhood (schemas) often impede a client’s progress in therapy and play a role in maintaining chronic problems. Schema therapy is designed to bring about change for these beliefs formed in childhood.   Schema therapy is widely used with clients with personality disorders, as well as other Axis I clients.  Participants learn to plan treatment for schema change, practice schema techniques, treat noncompliance/resistance.

Through instruction, CD’s of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using therapist’s cases, therapists practice schema change techniques.

Learn to:

  • Find strategies to identify deeply held beliefs (schemas) with cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Change core beliefs (schemas) formed in childhood or through life’s events
  • Plan for and treat noncompliance / resistance with skills learned in schema change
  • Practice techniques to change core beliefs (schemas) of clients by using CBT, emotional techniques
  • Use schema change techniques with Axis II clients

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Identify one technique to identify negative schema 
  • Identify one method to set up a data log                                       
  • Identify using an emotional technique to challenge negative schema            

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration
10: 00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (3.5 hours) Morning Session           
Schema Change 
  • Identify client’s schemas
  • Typical schemas, modes, goals
  • Introducing schema model
  • Construct alternative schema
  • Positive data logs
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (4.5 Hours) Afternoon Session
  • Behavioral Experiments: Schema change
  • Therapeutic Relationship
  • Imagery
  • Empty Chair
  • Continuum
  • Schema diary
  • Continuum
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s cases

Sherry has a unique ability to truly connect with students and teach techniques in ways that respect clients and get productive results-win-win for therapists and their clients!” C.G., P.A.
Treating Borderline, Narcissistic, Dependent, Avoidant, Obsessive Compulsive with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Key Benefits & Takeaways:




Learn what works with Borderline and other Axis II cases using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based techniques. This practical and interactive cognitive therapy training program is loaded with clinical examples to help therapists working with Axis II clients.

Through instruction, CD’s of expert clinicians, experiential exercises using therapist’s cases, therapists practice working with Axis II cases.

Learn to:

  • Develop collaboration with your Axis II clients
  • Plan treatment for individual Axis II clients
  • Identify therapy interfering beliefs when working with Axis II clients

Specific Educational Objectives:

  • Identify one method of decreasing a borderline patient’s therapy interfering behaviors            
  • Identify one treatment target in treating narcissistic personality disorder

Day One

 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session    
                         
Treatment for personality disorders in general Borderline Personality Disorder:
  • Key features of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Goals
  • Therapy interfering behaviors-borderline and therapist
  • Schemas
  • Mode flipping: Shifting rapidly from one intense emotional state to another 
  • Coping techniques to manage moods, feelings
  • Treatment plan: Behavioral targets
  • Problem solving
12:30 p.m to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon session           
                
Techniques on using therapeutic material
  • Assignments
  • Experiential practice using clinician’s cases
  • When to terminate 
Narcissistic Personality Disorder 
  • Schemas, modes for Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Narcissists in relationship
  • Treatment goals
  • Stages of Treatment

Day Two

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Morning Session
  • Treatment interventions
  • Decrease grandiosity
  • Decrease hypersensitivity to evaluation
  • Develop empathy
  • Decrease patient’s negative behaviors
  • Guidelines for therapists/ client interactions
  • Problems in treatment
  • Assignments
  • Experiential exercises using therapist’s clients 
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session

Dependent, Avoidant, Obsessive-Compulsive
For each of the above personality disorders, the following is reviewed:
  • Schemas/ Modes
  • Treatment goals
  • Interventions
  • Therapist patient relationship
  • Treatment plan
  • Assignments

Where: Holiday Inn Express

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Holiday Inn Express 
5925 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121  

About Sherry

Sherry Reasbeck, Ph.D. is a recognized cognitive behavior therapist, career counseling expert, and CBT training leader who has presented at conferences, conducted training and consultation for mental health professionals in Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, Changing Schema or Core Beliefs, and Axis II Disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorders.

Dr. Reasbeck is a highly experienced San Diego therapist and is a Certified Affiliate with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, an international organization certifying Cognitive Therapists. She is also a member of the San Diego Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Consortium.
Sherry Reasbeck, Ph.D. 
Cognitive Therapy and Training Center, Inc 
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