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4-Day Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Course

Program Information


  1. Apply evidence-based CBT techniques to multiple symptom sets to improve treatment outcomes.
  2. Choose methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy in” from difficult clients.
  3. Point out, challenge and modify clients’ dysfunctional self-talk, thoughts and core beliefs to improve client level of functioning.
  4. Develop case conceptualization skills for treating DSM-5® diagnosis with CBT informed strategies.
  5. Implement rapport-building tools to improve the therapeutic alliance and client engagement.
  6. Evaluate behavioral activation strategies useful for improving treatment resistant depression.
  7. Develop strategies for treating depressive relapses to improve to improve client level of functioning.
  8. Implement cognitive behavioral methods to reduce intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts.
  9. Integrate strategies for impulse control to treat clients with substance use-disorders.
  10. Provide exposure and cognitive processing interventions to treat symptoms of PTSD and trauma.
  11. Utilize cognitive reprocessing for clients with PTSD in order to improve treatment outcomes.
  12. Implement CBT-informed symptom management strategies for personality disorders.
  13. Articulate the role of early maladaptive schemas in developing and maintaining chronic mental health conditions.
  14. Utilize schema-based strategies for breaking lifelong destructive behavioral cycles in clients.
  15. Determine eight motivations for parasuicidal behaviors and how to effectively intervene for each motivation.
  16. Determine how family dynamics are affected by an individual with Borderline Personality Disorder and identify strategies for improving family communication.
  17. Implement suicide assessment skills and compose accurate documentation in order to minimize risk and liability.
  18. Develop strategies to increase buy in with clients with substance abuse disorders.
  19. Determine the demanding imperative of anger and replace with more helpful preferences to improve treatment outcomes.
  20. Determine and differentiate the meanings given to unfulfilled demanding expectations as a strategy to reduce hurt and fear.
  21. Implement cognitive behavioral strategies in a group.
  22. Utilize techniques to enhance individual participation in group therapy.
  23. Develop a comprehensive understanding of clients through the lens of the cognitive model.
  24. Determine the specific cognitive content of fear associated with individual anxiety disorders.


Master the Core Skills and Competencies of CBT

Foundations in CBT

Offshoot Models

Treatment Concepts

The Therapeutic Relationship

Cognitive Conceptualization

Key Components of CBT Practice

Proficiency and Fidelity to the Model

CBT for Mood Disorders, Anger, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Abuse and Group Settings

CBT for Mood Disorders

Behavioural Activation

Cognitive Restructuring

Application to Clinical Practice

CBT for Anger

CBT for Anxiety

Specific Anxiety Disorders


CBT for Substance Abuse

Group CBT

Difficult Cases, Cluster B & C Personality Disorders

Overview of CBT for Challenging Cases

Treatment Model

CBT for Cluster B Personality Disorders

CBT for Cluster C Personality Disorders

Please Note: PESI is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Copyright : 02/10/2018

Building Self-Esteem in Youth

Program Information


  1. Apply evidence-based CBT principles to building self-confidence in youth to improve treatment outcomes.
  2. Communicate a youth cognitive conceptualization of their self-doubt in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  3. Utilize effective behaviour strategies for youth related problems to improve client level of functioning.


-Cognitive conceptualization of self-doubt

-Tools to gain self-confidence

-Replacing ineffective action with effective action

-Sustaining and growing self-confidence

Copyright : 28/05/2019

CBT For Couples

Program Information


  1. Apply evidence-based CBT principles for repairing and fortifying relationships.
  2. Analyze couples’ problems from a CBT perspective in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  3. Utilize clinical strategies to identify and manage distorted thinking patterns in couples. 


Copyright : 13/06/2019