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]