jill_s_rSix Fridays starting 1/8/21 – 11am-12:45pm PST (2-3:45pm EST)

Live online 6 week course with focus on setting up successful CBT methods for your patients. This course will give you a comprehensive set of tools to enhance your treatment of: depression, anxiety, and habits/addictions with state of the art CBT. You will learn how to create and use powerful thought logs with your patients, then transform them into cognitive role playing methods for the treatment of depression, various exposure methods for anxiety, and the addiction/habit log and devil’s advocate technique for the treatment of habits/addictions. During this course there will be many opportunities for practice and role-playing. Completion of this course counts toward TEAM Therapy Level 1 Certification, or partial criteria for Level 2 or 3 Certification  (Level 1, Item 1.a. Level 2, Items 1.a. or 1.c. Level 3, Item 1.a.) Pair this with a single day Feeling Good Institute workshop and meet full criteria for Level 1 certification! Cost: $360 – 10.5 CE hours*. Please note: attendance at all 6 sessions and completion of CE survey after this course is required to receive CE certificate of completion. Therapist level: beginner through advanced.

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Following completion of this 6-week course you will be able to:

1)  Use daily mood logs effectively to set up multiple cognitive behavioral techniques

2)  Describe the use of cognitive distortions on the daily mood log
3)  Demonstrate a cognitive role playing technique
4)  Describe the rationale for exposure in treating anxiety disorders
5)  Design exposure exercises to treat anxiety
6)  Explain the concept of interoceptive exposure
7)  Describe cognitive exposure
8)  Identify and change positive distortions in tempting thoughts in the treatment of habits and addictions
9)  Describe the devil’s advocate technique for treating habits and addictions

6 week Course Curriculum With Jill Levitt/Feeling Good Institute:

Week 1

The Art of the Setup: The Daily Mood Log, Eliciting Negative Thoughts, Rules for Negative Thoughts, Identifying Cognitive Distortions, The Straightforward Technique. 

Week 2

Truth- and Logic-Based Techniques: Examine the Evidence, Re-attribution, Be Specific and Let’s Define Terms.

Week 3

Cognitive Role Playing Techniques: The Double Standard Technique & Externalization of Voices Technique.

Week 4

Introduction to Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders.  Psycho-education on the nature of anxiety. The rationale for exposure. Types of exposures: cognitive exposure, interoceptive exposure, situational exposure. Tips for introducing and conducting situational exposures. Building an exposure hierarchy.

Week 5

Interoceptive Exposure and Cognitive Exposure for Anxiety Disorders: Symptom induction, interoceptive exposure, and cognitive exposure.

Week 6

Identify and Change “Tempting Thoughts” in Habits and Addictions: Use of the Addiction/Habit Log, identify positive distortions and the Devil’s Advocate Technique.

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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 10.5 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 10.5 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.