Competent CBT therapists must know both what CBT is (theory, empirically-supported protocols, models of therapy, etc.) as well as how to do CBT effectively, creatively, and reliably. The way in which therapists achieve competency is in large part due to their graduate education and training. It is essential, therefore, that the process of teaching and training, as well as the content, be evidence based. Under the direction of Judith S. Beck, PhD, and led by Donna Sudak, MD, CBT instructors and supervisors will learn how to employ evidence-based strategies to improve CBT teaching and supervision, how to identify key learning needs and micro skills for CBT training, and how to effectively provide feedback to students and trainees. Using concepts from the field of adult learning, this workshop will review the most effective methods of teaching CBT, explore venues of learning, discuss the use of technology in learning, and provide teaching and training resources. The workshop will also address faculty development, program development (including coordination of training elements within a program), and processes of student/trainee evaluation. Experiential exercises will be conducted throughout. Participants are encouraged to bring any CBT training materials they are currently using.

[This training is geared towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. CE/CMEs: 12]

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Applicant Prerequisite

This course is appropriate for those with an intermediate to advanced level knowledge in the mental health or medical field.

Graduate faculty, clinical supervisors & residents/postdoctoral fellows entering careers in academia.

Workshop Details

Workshop Information

Workshop Duration:

2 Days, Sat – Sun: 8:15am – 4:00pm

Workshop Location:

Beck Institute, Philadelphia, PA


Donna Sudak, MD




12 credits

Workshop Curriculum

  • Structuring and conducting CBT supervision
  • Measuring and evaluating therapist progress and competence
  • Adapting CBT supervision to the trainee’s level of development
  • Special issues in group supervision
  • Working effectively with a problematic trainee
  • Using measures to improve patient outcomes with informative feedback
  • Creating a comprehensive CBT curriculum based on core competencies necessary for practice
  • Teaching Socratic questioning and other specific competencies
  • Distance learning and use of technology
  • Advocating for CBT in training programs and competing for resources

Continuing Education


12 credits

Trainees receive a letter verifying participation in this program.

All Beck Institute workshop are eligible for NYS Social Work CEU’s through the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior

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

Travel Information

There are two hotels within walking distance of the Beck Institute. The Hilton City Avenue is directly across the street, and the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West is about a ten-minute walk away. The Crowne Plaza also offers a shuttle to Beck Institute trainees that will take you to and from our office each morning and afternoon. When you register for a workshop, you will be provided with information to book your room at the “Beck Institute Rate”.

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