This intimate 12-week live interactive online course is designed to help clinicians with some background in TEAM-CBT master their skills to the level of Level 3 TEAM-CBT certification. Class format includes didactic training, live demonstrations and role-play practice exercises with opportunities for feedback throughout. This course is ideal for (but not limited to) therapists preparing for the TEAM-CBT level 3 skills verification interview (known as the oral exam). Cost: $720 21 CE hours. 21 Certification Units.



Please note: attendance at all 12 sessions and completion of CE survey after this course is required to receive CE certificate of completion. Therapist level: intermediate through advanced.

Prerequisite: TEAM-CBT Certified Level 2 or equivalent (at least 20 hours of course training or 40 hours of training group in TEAM-CBT), clinicians who don’t meet this criteria but feel they may be a good fit are welcome to contact the course instructor: lorraine@feelinggoodinstitute.com

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Course meets 12 weeks starting Thursday February 18th 2021; 12-1:45pm PST (3-4:45pm EST)

Learning Objectives:

Following completion of this course you will be able to:

1. Utilize evidence-based outcome measures to track your patients’ progress

2. Review summary scores from pre- and post- session outcome measures utilizing inquiry when highlighting changes in mood to elicit deeper understanding and connection

3. Skillfully empathize with challenging patients

4. Describe “the five steps of agenda setting” to address and decrease resistance in CBT

5. Issue an “Invitation step” and skillfully know when to “sit with open hands” when necessary

6. Guide your patients in determining a specific problem to work on and a specific moment in time so as to make better use of the cognitive behavioral model

7. Determine & articulate the conceptualization of the patient’s problem

8. Issue the “magic button and magic dial” techniques to reduce resistance and boost motivation

9. Explore outcome resistance through the use of “positive reframing”

10. Apply “dangling the carrot and sitting with open hands” to address process resistance

11. Use “the gentle ultimatum” technique to address process resistance

12. Describe the purpose of the recovery circle

13. Articulate your reasoning for the selection of methods based on the conceptualization of the patient’s problem

14. Set up and deliver the “Externalization of Voices” cognitive role playing method to generate positive thoughts to counter a negative belief

15. Set up and deliver the “Double Standard” technique to help patients combat self-critical thoughts

16. Set up and deliver the “Feared Fantasy” exposure technique to help patients combat social anxiety

17. Select a cognitive behavioral method suited for the treatment of depression or anxiety and provide a thorough explanation for the purpose of the method.

18. Successfully deliver a self-chosen cognitive behavioral therapy method from beginning to end, incorporating set up, delivery, and wrap up as well as maintaining empathy and connection throughout.

19. Disarm an angry patient through skillful use of inquiry, I feel statements and thought and feeling empathy.

20. Bring cognitive therapy role playing methods to closure in therapy sessions in order to facilitate patient learning.

12 week Curriculum:

Session 1

Review a sample case that will be used throughout the course. Leader will demonstrate a role play of the pre-session BMS (outcome measure) for the current session & provide didactic instruction before having group members grade the demonstration with a scoring rubric. Group members will break out into groups to role play and provide each other with feedback on their empathy skills using grading.

Session 2

A demonstration and didactic training will be provided for review of the BMS and ETS (outcome measure and alliance measure) from the previous session. Participants will break out into groups to role play and provide each other feedback on how to process these measures with patients using the grading system.

Session 3

Didactic teaching as well as a demonstration of advanced empathy skills (the five secrets of effective communication) with an angry patient will be followed by practice in break out groups. Participants will offer feedback with use of the grading rubric.

Session 4

Leader will demonstrate an invitation, sitting with open hands, and specificity (choosing a specific problem and a specific moment in time) followed by role play practice in small groups with feedback. Leader will teach conceptualization. Scoring rubric will be reviewed to highlight grading criteria to increase the helpfulness of feedback among participants.

Session 5

Assessing and addressing outcome resistance – part 1. Leader will demonstrate the magic button, voicing outcome resistance by eliciting advantages and core values of the problem and the magic dial. Group members will learn and then practice these skills with feedback.

Session 6

Assessing and addressing outcome resistance – part 2. Additional demonstration of magic button, voicing resistance and magic dial steps to address resistance. Group members will practice these skills with feedback.

Session 7

Assessing and addressing process resistance with dangling the carrot, the gentle ultimatum and sitting with open hands will be demonstrated. Practice and feedback with use of grading rubric will follow.

Session 8

Use of recovery circle and demonstration describing “failing as fast as we can.” Participants will give and get detailed feedback. Questions and answers about selection of methods.

Session 9

Demonstration, practice and feedback of the Double Standard Cognitive Role Playing method to help patients address self critical thoughts.

Session 10

Demonstration, practice and feedback of the Externalization of Voices Cognitive Role Playing Method to help patients address anxious and/or depressed thoughts.

Session 11

Demonstration, practice and feedback of the Feared Fantasy Exposure method to help patients address thoughts common in social anxiety.

Session 12

Demonstration of the TEAM-CBT Level Three Exam will take place to help participants learn how to integrate all of the learning from the course and to experience and practice the flow of a TEAM-CBT therapy session from beginning to end.


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*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 21 CEs. NAADAC Provider #149212. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This organization (Feeling Good Institute, #1442) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/30/2018-05/30/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 21 Social Work continuing education clock hours. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at maor@feelinggoodinstitute.com.