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Student Workshop: CBT for Depression – Core 1

July 24, 2017 @ 8:45 am - July 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm EDT

- $650
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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 other expert Beck Institute faculty, participants will learn how to conceptualize depressed clients, plan treatment based on an individualized conceptualization, establish the therapeutic relationship, instill hope, and use effective cognitive and behavioral strategies to motivate clients to complete homework, modify their maladaptive thinking and behavior, and solve problems on their own. Participants will learn how to elicit and respond to clients’ feedback, measure progress, and prevent relapse. The third day of training focuses on identifying and assessing suicidal clients, implementing specific strategies for preventing and managing suicidal crises, and ethical issues.

Workshop Detail

The third day of training focuses on identifying and assessing suicidal clients, implementing specific strategies for preventing and managing suicidal crises, and examining ethical issues.

The workshop features 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.

Workshop Duration:

3 Days, Mon-Wed: 8:15am – 4:00pm

Workshop Location:

Beck Institute | Directions


Judith S. Beck, PhD, President Beck Institute

Robert Hindman, PhD

Francine Broder, PsyD



Workshop Curriculum

Day 1: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression

  • Introduction and overview of CBT
  • The cognitive model of depression
  • Conceptualizing individual clients
  • Planning treatment
  • Engaging the patient and developing the therapeutic alliance
  • Setting goals
  • Experiential exercises

Day 2: CBT for Depression (part 2)

  • Structuring sessions
  • Identifying and responding to automatic thoughts and beliefs
  • Behavioral activation
  • Homework
  • Case conference

Day 3: CBT for Suicidality

  • Professional ethics of suicidality
  • Identifying and assessing suicidal patients
  • Strategies for preventing and managing suicidal crises
  • Experiential exercises

Continuing Education


18 credits (includes 3 ethics credits)

All trainees receive a letter verifying participation in this program.

To request accommodations for disabilities or to address grievances, please contact Allie Jessar at 610-664-3020 ext 235 or email assist@beckinstitute.org

Travel and Hotel Information

For hotel and travel assistance, contact our travel team online or via phone at (919) 336-4126 x3.

There are two hotels within walking distance of the Beck Institute with special rates available. The Hilton City Avenue is directly across the street, and the Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue (formerly the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West) is about a ten-minute walk from Beck Institute. The Courtyard also offers a shuttle to Beck Institute trainees that will take you to and from our office each morning and afternoon.

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July 24, 2017 @ 8:45 am
July 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Graduate Student Workshop 07.24.17$650.00