Led by expert Beck Institute faculty member Donna Sudak, M.D., this experiential workshop covers cognitive behavior therapy for mental health professionals who teach and supervise mental health professionals in CBT. Participants will learn how to identify key learning needs and micro skills for CBT training, and how to effectively provide feedback to students and trainees.

Topics include how to adapt teaching to adult learners, how and why to use multiple modalities to enhance teaching and training, developing learning exercises for the core competencies in CBT, developing a CBT curriculum, methods of evaluation in supervision, the importance of deliberate practice with feedback, how to address problems in supervision, and enhancing students’ professional development as CBT clinicians.

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Workshop Curriculum

Day 1: Teaching CBT

  • Key concepts in adult learning
  • CBT core competencies
  • Developing a CBT curriculum

Day 2: Supervising CBT

  • Evidence-informed supervisory practices: needs assessment, goal setting, structure and effective agenda setting
  • Conceptualization in supervision; methods of adult learning in “enriched” supervision
  • Skill-training and feedback in supervision: fostering the development of expertise

Day 3: Managing Supervision of CBT

  • Skill-training and feedback in supervision: fostering the development of expertise
  • Summative feedback – why it matters; mastering effective ways to convey constructive corrective information to trainees
  • Problems in supervision – handling common challenges
  • Managing supervision groups, patient selection and faculty development

Workshop Objectives

  1. Describe the basic principles of adult learning.
  2. Identify the core competencies of CBT and integrate them within the graduate curriculum.
  3. Create effective strategies for teaching CBT in the classroom.
  4. Identify technology to enhance the teaching of CBT.
  5. Design a model CBT syllabus that incorporates core competencies, adult learning principles, and experiential learning.
  6. Formulate ways to increase and enhance experiential learning of key CBT skills.
  7. Employ evidence-based strategies to improve CBT supervision.
  8. Use conceptualization to hone in on supervisee needs.
  9. Apply methods to give formative feedback and employ deliberate practice in training.
  10. Describe techniques to employ with problematic trainees.

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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.

Doctorate or master’s degree (or equivalent degree for practioners outside of the U.S.) in a mental health, medical, or related field. Core 1 and Core 2 Workshops recommended.

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