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CE Talks for Professionals by Dr. Rachel Busman, Dr. Lata McGinn and Dr. Kelly Graling

FEBRUARY 11, MARCH 11, & APRIL 8, 2022


  Dr. William Buerger |

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Feb. 11, March 11 and April 8

1 CE credit/discussion (three total)


CBC is excited to offer new continuing education opportunities for professionals from three of our expert clinicians: Dr. Rachel Busman, Dr. Lata McGinn and Dr. Kelly Graling. Join us in these discussions about some of the most pressing topics in psychology by signing up today!

Can’t Everyone Just Get Along? Enhancing Collaboration Between Caregivers & Schools

Presented by Rachel Busman, PsyD, ABPP
Feb. 11, 2022 at 1 p.m.

According to the CDC, 7% (about 4.4 million) of children and teens struggle with anxiety disorders. To give these children and teens the support they need, clinicians often collaborate with parents and schools on a regular basis, especially when the anxiety symptoms are present in the classroom and at home. If and when there is tension between school and caregivers, the clinician may play an important role in aligning the systems to work together. However, clinicians may either be over-or under-involved with schools and caregivers. In this presentation, Dr. Rachel Busman will walk through real case scenarios to highlight strategies for collaborating with parents and schools and maximize support to the child/teen.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify two reasons why collaboration with schools doesn’t happen.
  2. Discuss two ways to orient parents to their participation in treatment, depending on their over- or under-involvement.
  3. Discuss strategies for increasing collaboration when tensions arise between parents and schools.

About the Presenter:

Rachel Busman, PsyD, ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Senior Director of the Child & Adolescent Anxiety and Related Disorders Program at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC). Dr. Busman has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidenced-based treatment to children, teenagers and young adults struggling with anxiety disorders and other related mental health disorders.

To view Dr. Busman’s full bio, please click here.

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Stabilizing Chaos: Fostering Psychological Resilience in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Lata K. McGinn, PhD
March 11, 2022, 1 p.m.

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The coronavirus pandemic is an unrelenting global crisis that has unleashed an unforeseen mental health tsunami. For many in our communities who continue to be impacted, the risk for developing clinically significant psychological symptoms such as chronic anxiety, grief, depression, and PTSD is high.

Based on the concept of human resilience, Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a universal evidence-based approach that helps people effectively cope in the aftermath of adverse events and crises and reduce the emergence of clinically significant symptoms. Research demonstrates that while resilience is the most common outcome in the face of adversity, the risk of developing clinically significant symptoms depends on several factors. Understanding how the pandemic impacts us, who is at risk for developing psychological illnesses, and learning the differences between normative and pathological symptoms is the next step in managing the aftermath of such crises. This presentation will provide clinicians with the necessary tools to navigate trauma exposure and chronic stress related to such crises and learn evidence-based strategies that prevent the onset of clinically significant symptoms.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what constitutes adverse and traumatic events, learn about common trauma reactions and distinguish between normative and pathological symptoms.
  2. Identify risk factors for developing clinically significant symptoms.
  3. Apply Psychological First Aid (PFA) along with other CBT principles during adverse events and traumatic crises to help individuals recover and prevent the onset of chronic psychological illnesses.

About the Presenter:

Lata K. McGinn, Ph.D., is co-founder of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC), an evidence-based center and a tenured Professor of Psychology and Director of the CBT training program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Her extensive publications span peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and her co-authored books, "Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" and "Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders.”

To view Dr. McGinn’s full bio, please click here.

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DBT Phone Coaching: Reducing Burnout for Yourself and Your Client

Presented by Kelly Graling, PhD

April 8, 2022, 1 p.m.

Phone coaching is one of the most integral and unique components of DBT. It is the primary means through which clients generalize skills, translating our treatment outside of the office and into the real world. Phone coaching can often be the setting where treatment may be less effective, and therapists become burnt out. Preemptively addressing these problems facilitates clients’ ability to use phone coaching, generalizes skills, as well as prevents Therapy Interfering Behavior (TIBs).

This workshop will help to identify common TIBs in phone coaching, such as calling after engaging in a target behavior, ineffective communication styles and willfulness in utilizing DBT skills. Dr. Kelly Graling will discuss how to properly orient clients to phone coaching to reduce the prevalence of TIBs, as well as how to utilize behaviorism both on the call and in subsequent individual sessions. This workshop will focus on clinician burnout around phone coaching and discuss how to shape more effective client behavior. Discussion will also cover case examples, audio recording of calls, as well as behavioral and dialectical strategies to combat TIBs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to identify and behaviorally describe common TIBs in phone coaching.
  2. Demonstrate how to effectively orient clients to phone coaching.
  3. Link case conceptualization to target TIBs on the phone and in subsequent sessions.

About the Presenter:

Kelly Graling, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director at CBC, where she trains and consults to numerous school districts, agencies, and corporations to implement CBT and DBT skills on a local, national, and international level. Dr. Graling supervises CBC staff, leads therapy groups, as well as conducts therapy for teens, young adults, and families. Dr. Graling is an expert in DBT and CBT, and specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, trauma and anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, as well as personality disorders, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors.

To view Dr. Graling’s full bio, please click here.

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Questions? Contact Dr. William Buerger, our director of continuing education, at