Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Specialty Workshop

Under the direction of Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., and led by Torrey Creed, Ph.D., this experiential workshop covers the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with depression and anxiety.  Topics covered include how to develop a conceptualization based on the Cognitive Model, plan treatment, and deliver CBT interventions to children, adolescents and their families. Specialized techniques are described and demonstrated for clients with depression and anxiety. Training focuses on therapy with clients between the ages of 7 and 18. A special feature is a question and answer session with Dr. Aaron Beck.

[This training is geared towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and includes 18 CE/CME credits]

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Applicant Prerequisite:

Doctorate or master's degree (or equivalent degree for practioners outside of the U.S.) in a mental health, medical, or related field. Core 1 Workshop recommended.

Workshop Duration:

3 Days, Mon-Wed: 8:45am - 4:00pm

Workshop Location:

Beck Institute | Directions


Torrey Creed, Ph.D.




18 credits

Workshop Curriculum:

Day 1: Overview of CBT for Children and Adolescents

  • Introduction and overview of CBT
  • The general Cognitive Model
  • The role of family in the development and maintenance of beliefs and behavior
  • Case conceptualization of individuals and families
  • Cognitive models of anxiety and depression
  • Experiential exercises

Day 2: Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions in CBT

  • Structuring sessions
  • Identifying thoughts and feelings
  • Cognitive interventions: thought records, guided discovery, cognitive restructuring and the 3 Cs
  • Experiential exercises
  • Question and answer session with Dr. Aaron Beck

Day 3: Putting it all Together: Case Conceptualization Driven Interventions

  • Behavioral interventions: behavioral experiments, problem solving, activity monitoring, activity scheduling, graded task assignment, hierarchical exposures
  • Conceptualization of a client with depression: choosing and implementing interventions
  • Conceptualization of a client with anxiety: choosing and implementing interventions
  • Experiential exercises

Trainees receive a letter verifying participation in this program.


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Upcoming Dates

Space is limited. Your payment, due upon acceptance, guarantees your space.

  • Mar 23–Mar 25 2015 Apply