Cognitive Conceptualization: Don't get stuck in therapy again

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., LPC • 4/23/2016 • 4 Comments

It's difficult to do good therapy without having an accurate case conceptualization. Jeff Riggenbach, PhD, LPC, says, "It's like getting lost hiking on a mountain trail with no map. You don't know where you've come from, and you don't know where you're going."

But with the Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram, you can develop a road map for your clients that shows them where their problems came from to set them on a path to success.

Download the worksheet below, and watch this short video to learn how to use this tool effectively with your clients.

Download the Worksheet: Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., LPC, is one of the most sought after trainers in North America in the area of CBT and personality disorders. Over the past 15 years he has developed and overseen CBT based Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder treatment programs at two different psychiatric hospitals serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and has presented in all 50 United States, Mexico, and Canada on topics related to CBT, DBT and Personality Dysfunction.

Online Course: Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Topic: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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Monday, April 25, 2016 9:23:44 PM | posted by Kirra
Another great tool to use with clients! Thanks for sharing.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 1:02:01 PM | posted by Michelle
Beautiful explanation! I do a lot of attachment based work with clients, so i love how you included childhood experiences. Thank you.

Monday, January 1, 2018 4:02:56 AM | posted by James Javorsky, Ph.D.
As an Associate professor in educational psychology in youth with severe emotional and behavior disorders (from Purdue University) at Oakland University, I do a lot of teaching on CBM and appreciate your worksheet.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 8:12:20 PM | posted by Alix McMurray
Dr. Riggenbach--I really enjoyed the soundbite of your cognitive conceptualization and the congenial manner with which you presented the concept. The idea of making our clients' problems simpler and not more complex was a breath of fresh air. Thank you.