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Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

SEP. 27, 2024 - FEB. 8, 2025 | 9:30 A.M.-3 P.M. ET
Per session: $125* | 5 CEUs | Virtual

Per session: $125* | 5 CEUs | Virtual

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program begins with grounding in the cognitive behavioral therapy model and accompanying theory. Emphasis is placed on learning to use the cognitive therapy model to specifically treat various issues and clinical disorders.


Delivery: Synchronous Virtual Classroom via Zoom
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ET

Program Cost: $125* per session (*See below for discount rate.)

Register for single session(s) or full certificate.

Continuing Education Credit: 5 CEUs per session  | Full Certificate = 40 CEUs | Act 48 credit where indicated.

Mission: CBT Certificate Program

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program begins with grounding in the cognitive behavioral therapy model and accompanying theory. Emphasis is placed on learning to use the cognitive therapy model to specifically treat various issues and clinical disorders. Participants are taught how to apply cognitive therapy techniques in both psychotherapy practice, as well as in other social work settings such as child welfare, schools, foster care, case management, aging, and hospital social work. 

This series is appropriate for post-master's level clinical practitioners.

Friday, Sep. 27, 2024
2 Act 48 credits
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
An introduction to the CBT model, its history, and current application. Emphasis will be placed on learning the CBT basic approaches and techniques to working with clients.

Participants registering in sessions 2 through 8 without taking session 1 should have a foundational knowledge of CBT. 

Saturday, Sep. 28, 2024
2 Act 48 credits
CBT Treatment for Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
An introduction to the treatment of the anxiety disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders from a CBT perspective. Participants are instructed in a myriad of CBT skills that are aimed at the treatment and remission of anxiety and obsessive compulsive and related disorders.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2024
2 Act 48 credits
CBT Treatment for Depressive Disorders
An overview of the range and severity of depressive disorders as per the DSM 5 utilizing CBT. Participants will be instructed on the protocols of treatment for mood disorders.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2024
2 Act 48 credits
Using Mindfulness in CBT
This seminar will integrate the techniques from mindfulness with the CBT model. Research on mindfulness practices support its ability to help with a variety of clinical problems. Participants are given an overview of the multiple models that integrate CBT and Mindfulness. Mindfulness techniques such as the body scan, progressive muscle relaxation and breathing techniques will be taught. In addition, clinicians will learn about mindfulness’ effect on the brain and how to support clients in building a mindfulness practice.

Friday, Jan. 3, 2025
CBT Treatment for Insomnia and Chronic Pain

Two common concerns of clients are insomnia and chronic pain. Current thinking is that insomnia is often a primary presenting problem, not secondary to depression or anxiety. Insomnia often affects sleep. This course will address ways to help clients to identify thoughts and behaviors that impede the ability to sleep and improve sleep without medications. The effects of pain are both physical and psychological. Thoughts that pain can cause a physiological reaction may increase the initial pain. The practice of CBT with these clients may help lessen this cycle and support clients in finding deescalating cognitions, and relaxation and problem solving techniques for a full life despite pain.

Saturday, Jan. 4 2025
CBT for Effective Coping with Trauma

Ample research supports CBT as effective for adults who have coped with trauma. Trauma symptoms and resulting beliefs from trauma impede an individual’s ability to optimally manage social, emotional, relational and educational/ employments tasks. Ergo, clinical knowledge of how to support clients in the management of trauma is vital. Participants will learn techniques for creating an effective trauma narrative, several relaxation techniques and imagery re-scripting.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2025
CBT Treatment for Personality Disorders
Traditionally (and erroneously) deemed “untreatable," the signs and symptoms of personality disorders have shown a marked improvement with CBT intervention. Specific attention will be paid to Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Dependent, Avoidant, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2025
CBT for Distressed Couples

CBT has established and empirically validated approaches to work with couples. Participants will be instructed in ways to apply the model to systemic work. Couples’ struggles frequently encompass a sexual component, and CBT techniques will be taught to encourage couples to discuss common sexual problems and possible resolutions.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of each course unit participants will be able to: 1) apply the cognitive therapy case conceptualization and theory to the specific disorder covered in the course unit; 2) implement specific CBT techniques when providing treatment in a myriad of social work settings; 3) create treatment plans utilizing CBT theories and interventions; 4) describe the DSM-5 categorical grouping as per the disorder discussed in the course unit; and 5) integrate CBT with other approaches to treatment.

Program Cost | *Discount | Payment Options

Program Cost: $125 per session

Discount Rate: $880 ($110 per session)
Note: In order to receive the discount rate of $110 per session, payment in full must be made at the time of registration for the certificate program.

Payment Plan Option:

  • Registrants have the option to register for the full certificate using the pay-as-you-go rate of $125 per session. If using this payment plan option, the fee for the first session must be submitted with initial registration. Fees for subsequent sessions must be submitted at least two weeks prior to each of the session dates.

Faculty: CBT Certificate Program

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Ruth Feinblum Conviser, M.S.S., L.C.S.W., founded Growth Solutions Counseling in 2008 and specializes in helping couples, healthy divorce, and people struggling with anxiety. She is a graduate of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) at Bryn Mawr College, and completed the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate at GSSWSR. She focuses her training on many areas of the CBT model. Prior to founding Growth Solutions Counseling, she worked in residential treatment as a family based therapist and as an outpatient therapist with children and families. 

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