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2-Day: Advanced CBT Training
Digital Seminar
$439.99 USD
$219.99 USD
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Digital Seminar
Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
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  1. Articulate the underlying theory of cognitive behavioral therapy and describe the current state of the science regarding CBT.
  2. Utilize CBT skills and rationale to foster the therapeutic alliance and enhance motivation for CBT.
  3. Utilize a cross-sectional, cognitive behavioral conceptualization to assess presenting problems.
  4. Choose cognitive interventions to modify dysfunctional thinking patterns and core beliefs.
  5. Conceptualize cases from a cognitive-behavioral perspective to inform treatment planning.
  6. Implement cognitive and behavioral techniques to alleviate generalized anxiety symptomology.
  7. Utilize key behavioral activation strategies useful for alleviating treatment resistant depression.
  8. Demonstrate cognitive and behavioral methods to address intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts.
  9. Incorporate exposure and cognitive processing interventions used to treat PTSD.
  10. Utilize exposure and cognitive approaches to reduce social anxiety.
  11. Articulate the role of schemas in maintaining anxiety and depression disorders.
  12. Identify and manage multicultural, interpersonal and family issues which may arise in cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Exploring the Model
  • Empirical support for CBT
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
  • Evolution of CBT from its initial model to the expanded
  • CBT’s influence on the development of other models (ACT, DBT, schema therapy)
Assessment and Treatment Planning Through the Lens of CBT
  • Cross-sectional
  • Longitudinal conceptualization
  • Issues in case formulation
Behavioral Interventions
  • Behavioral activation
  • Graded assignments
  • Pleasure scheduling
  • Problem solving
Cognitive Interventions
  • Identifying core beliefs
  • Eliciting negative thoughts
  • Recognizing cognitive distortions
  • Use of reframing
The CBT Session, Step-by-Step
  • Fostering the therapeutic alliance
  • Collaboration
  • Structure and agenda setting
  • Feedback
  • Guided discovery
  • Homework
CBT with Depressive Disorders
  • Psychoeducation
  • Transforming anhedonia, feelings of worthlessness, and low self-esteem
  • Helping clients overcome low energy, fatigue
  • Problem solving strategies to provide solutions to daily problems
  • Relapse prevention
  • Crisis intervention for active and passive suicidal ideation
CBT with Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Psychoeducation
  • Management of manic symptoms
  • Mood rating and monitoring
  • Identification of triggers and prodromal symptoms
  • CBT for medication compliance
  • Overcoming sleep disturbance
CBT for Anxiety Disorders
  • CBT’s role in managing anxiety and worry
  • Reducing physiological effects of anxiety
  • Disrupting rumination, anxiety spirals, and more
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder: cognitive and behavioral interventions
    • Panic Disorder: Situational and interoceptive exposure
    • OCD: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
    • PTSD: Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
    • Social Anxiety Disorder: Exposure and Cognitive Approaches
Special Issues
  • Multicultural consideration
  • Interpersonal and family issues
  • Other common issues in treatment delivery


John Ludgate, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a psychotherapist for almost 30 years. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His practice, which involves work in both a private practice and in an outpatient psychiatric center, consists largely of treating clients referred with mood problems and/or anxiety conditions. He is currently working at the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina in Asheville, North Carolina.

John is a native of southern Ireland and obtained a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1990. He trained at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia under Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy, obtaining a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He subsequently became assistant director of training at Dr. Beck’s Center.

In the early 1990’s, Dr. Ludgate was a research clinical psychologist at the University of Oxford in England and served as cognitive therapist in several outcome studies of panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia and hypochondriasis. He authored Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention for Depression and Anxiety (Professional Resources Press, 2009) and was co-editor with Wright, Thase and Beck of Cognitive Therapy with Inpatients: Developing a Cognitive Milieu (Guilford Press, 1993). His other books include Overcoming Compassion Fatigue (PESI, 2014 co-authored with Martha Teater and The CBT Couples Toolbox (PESI, 2018). He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. He has presented many seminars and workshops on cognitive behavioral approaches, both nationally and internationally.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: John Ludgate has an employment relationship with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of WNC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: John Ludgate has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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