Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression and Suicidality
Learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for depression and suicidality through an experiential workshop at the Beck Institute. Led by Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. and Daniella Cortez Cavenagh, Ph.D., participants will learn how to conceptualize depressed patients, plan treatment based on an individualized conceptualization, establish the therapeutic relationship, instill hope, and use effective cognitive and behavioral strategies to motivate patients to complete homework, modify their maladaptive thinking and behavior, and solve problems on their own. Participants will learn how to elicit and respond to patients’ feedback, measure progress, and prevent relapse. The third day of training will address the ethical considerations when treating suicidal patients, identifying and assessing these patients, and implementing specific strategies for preventing and managing suicidal crises. A feature of the workshop is a special question and answer and role-play session with Dr. Aaron Beck. Participants are encouraged to prepare or have in mind cases for discussion or role-play.
This training is geared towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. CE/CMEs: 18 (includes 3 ethics credits)
All participants in our Core I workshop receive a complimentary Cognitive Therapy Worksheet Packet.
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Applicant Prerequisite: Doctorate or master's degree in a mental health, medical or related field
Workshop Duration: 3 Days, Mon-Wed: 8:45am - 4:00pm
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., President
Daniella Cortez Cavenagh, Ph.D.
CE/CME: 18 credits (includes 3 ethics credits)
Day 1: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression
Introduction and overview of CBT
The cognitive model of depression
Conceptualizing individual clients
Engaging the patient and developing the therapeutic alliance
Day 2: CBT for Depression (part 2)
Identifying and responding to automatic thoughts and beliefs
Day 3: CBT for Suicidality
Professional ethics of suicidality
Identifying and assessing suicidal patients
Strategies for preventing and managing suicidal crises
Trainees are awarded a letter verifying participation in this program.
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