CBT Training Programs
CBT Online Certificate Program
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in many trials for many different disorders. In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. Much of what the client does is solve current problems. In addition, clients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behavior. The structured nature of a CBT session also lends itself well to addressing case management issues that a social worker might typically encounter in a community mental health setting.
This certificate program covers CBT-based assessment, treatment strategies, and skill application for the treatment of clinical disorders such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and substance abuse. Application of CBT methods with adults, children, and adolescents within domains such as outpatient settings, community mental health centers, and schools are discussed. Case examples are provided and participants are invited to present their cases for consultation. Participants emerge with a thorough introductory grounding in CBT methods and the capacity to integrate CBT into their current practices.
Knowledge and Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will understand the following:
1. Basics of CBT theory and practice.
2. How to structure a CBT session, including agenda setting, summary, and feedback.
3. How to deliver basic CBT interventions and tools, including thought records, behavioral experiments, core belief restructuring, and relaxation techniques.
4. How to develop a strategy for change over a course of treatment.
5. How to develop strategies for addressing depression, anxiety, and other specific disorders.
6. How to deliver interventions using a Socratic style.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have an appreciation of the following:
1. How to work with clients in a collaborative partnership.
2. How to be respectful of issues of diversity, including class, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
3. How to address the material and service needs of a client, as well as the psychological needs.
4. How to address the family, community, and environment when working with individuals
Participants engage in virtual lectures, interactive exercises and post comments and responses on discussion boards, and attend a virtual weekly live classroom with a BU School of Social Work instructor. There will be 12 mandatory one and a half hour “live classroom sessions” that will involve the participants and the instructor interacting about course material via video and phone conferencing to enhance the online classroom experience. Experiential recorded work will be evaluated. Participants will need to have a webcam and microphone as well as access to Adobe Connect.
Continuing Education Credits and Tuition
The tuition for the Post Graduate Certificate Program is $2000 per participant. Group discounts may be available. Upon successful completion of the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions, participants will be awarded 30 CECs. The Boston University School of Social Work Professional Education Program is nationally accredited by the NASW to award CECs and additionally accredited to award 30 LMHC contact hours to graduates of this Certificate Program.
POST GRADUATE FACE TO FACE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS
This introductory level course acquaints participants with the theoretical frameworks and basic practice skills of the evidence-based method Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This certificate program covers CBT-based assessment, treatment strategies, and skill application for the treatment of clinical disorders such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and substance abuse. Application of CBT methods with adults, children, and adolescents within domains such as outpatient settings, community mental health centers, and schools are discussed. Case examples are provided and participants are invited to present their cases for consultation. Participants emerge with a thorough introductory grounding in CBT methods and the capacity to integrate CBT into their current practices.
Daniel Beck, LICSW, LLC; Program Director, CBT and Social Work Training Initiative, and Lecturer, BUSSW
Format: Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30pm, over the course of 12 weeks for a total of 30 hours
Full tuition cost is $1,350.
Enrollment / Application Process: If you are interested in the Certificate Program, please enroll and make a $250 deposit that will be applied to your total tuition costs. After the deposit is received, we will send you the application materials. To pay only the deposit, enter the discount code: CBTDEPOSIT
Please note: the deposit is not refundable. Under special circumstances, we may be apply to apply the credit to another PEP offering.
Course Developer/Contributor Biographies
Course Developer and Instructor – Daniel Beck, LICSW
Daniel Beck is currently Director of the CBT and Social Work Training Initiative (CASTI) at the Boston University School of Social Work and teaches CBT in the MSW and Continuing Education Certificate programs. He received his MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 1995, completed a two-year Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cognitive Therapy and Research Program in 1997, and became a Founding Fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy in 1998. He has worked as a research clinician on several CBT research projects, including studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Some areas of particular interest to Mr. Beck include CBT for severe mental illness and promotion of Social Work in various CBT professional organizations.
Deborah Sheehan, LICSW; Director, Professional Education Program
Ms. Sheehan became the director of the Boston University School of Social Work’s Professional Education Programs (PEP) in 2013. She joined the School of Social Work in 2004, assuming the role of director of the Southeastern Massachusetts Program (SEMA), where she was responsible for the overall administrative and supervisory duties of the SEMA program’s two locations, one at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable and the other at the Fall River satellite for the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her 26-year professional career began as a child care worker at the New England Home and includes social work in both private and public human service agencies, including the Departments of Social Services, Boston Children’s Services Association, and Dare Family Services.