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CBT Comprehensive Training 2024 (Virtual)

July 8, July 10, July 12, July 16, July 18

9:00am - 5:00pm

  Anne D'Alessandro |

Registration for this training will close on Monday, July 1st, at 5:00pm EST!

New and updated to address navigating mental health in the post-pandemic world, CBC’s virtual CBT 5-Day Comprehensive Training will return in July 2024!

The coronavirus pandemic has brought on a mental health tsunami. Over the past three years, therapists have seen new and heightened mental health challenges surrounding social isolation, the increased use of technology and disruptions to daily routines. According to the CDC, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of an anxiety or a depressive disorder increased from 36.4% to 41.5% from August 2020 to February 2021, and the percentage reporting that they recently needed but did not receive mental health counseling or therapy jumped from 9.2% to 11.7%. Another study published in the Lancet journal found that daily COVID-19 infection rates and reductions in human mobility were associated with increased prevalence of major depressive disorder.

To address these issues, CBC is offering a five-day training to help mental health professionals and students deepen and build their cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) skills. The workshop, led by Dr. Lata McGinn and other master clinicians, will provide comprehensive training for all experience levels - whether beginner or advanced - in evidence-based techniques and strategies for mental health professionals to meet the increased mental health needs in the community today, as well as teach skills to engage clients using telehealth platforms.

What will I gain from this workshop?

  • List scope of mental health issues in a post-pandemic world.
  • Define CBT, describe CBT history, theory and how it differs from other psychotherapies
  • Describe evidence base of CBT
  • Describe goals, objectives, and processes of CBT
  • Explain the structure of a CBT session
  • Utilize cognitive and behavioral strategies using lectures, videos, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Learn and practice cognitive and behavioral strategies using role plays to treat stress, worry, general anxiety, rumination, panic, agoraphobia, social anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, selective mutism, oppositional defiant disorder, and relationship problems.
  • Demonstrate application of skills in cognitive and behavioral therapies
  • Identify, label, and assess symptoms
  • Learn and practice cross-sectional and longitudinal CBT sessions case conceptualizations.
    skill to understand and decrease problem behaviors
  • Define behavioral targets with precision based on values and goals and measure treatment outcomes.
  • Produce treatment plans and guide therapeutic interventions using CBT case conceptualizations
  • Explain cognitive models, assumptions, processes, and treatments
  • Define cognitive distortions
  • Manage dysfunctional cognitions using cognitive restructuring and cognitive delusion
  • Provide rationale for exposure and response prevention
  • Assess fears and create exposure hierarchy
  • Conduct in-vivo, imaginal, simulated, and interoceptive exposures
  • Monitor and process exposure using cognitive processing, inhibitory learning, and behavioral experiments,
  • Assess, create hierarchy, and prevent active avoidance
  • Define, explain rationale, and practice physiological strategies
  • Define, explain rationale and practice behavioral activation
  • Define, explain rationale and practice problem solving
  • Define, explain rationale and practice communication and social skills
  • Define, explain, and practice behavior modification and parent training

Dates: July 8, 10, 12, 16, 18 2024: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Virtual)

*Student scholarships are also available. To apply, please complete: Student Scholarship Application Form

In an effort to increase diversity in the field of psychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants has partnered with Access Psychology Foundation to provide scholarships to emerging therapists from historically underserved communities. For more information on the scholarship and to apply, email Stevie Monteiro, APF Operations Manager, at

Participants will receive 35 Continuing Education credit hours (35 CE credits) for New York social workers and all psychologists. CBC also offers other CE credits throughout the year. This course will also provide required hours of training in CBT necessary to apply to become a certified diplomate through the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT).

Feedback from 2023 CBT-Comprehensive participants:
"Dr. McGinn was one of the best trainers I have ever had - incredibly knowledgeable, thoughtful, patient and engaging...."

"Excellent course taught by skilled, engaging and knowledgeable instructors. Great opportunity to learn and try out your CBT skills"

"Clear, concise, comprehensive and extremely worthwhile"

"The experience was excellent. It highlights all aspects of CBT without diluting or highlighting any of them, so it was a very well rounded experience"

"The CBT Comprehensive training at CBC was transformative for me. Directly after the training, I found myself collaborating and discussing cases with my colleagues via a CBT framework. The training left me feeling more confident in my professional skills and excited to practice skills learned that can enhance my current practice"