This interactive online course provides an orientation and overview of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). These skills are useful for clinicians in all practice settings across mental health, primary care, social work, and psychology.
Studies show that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.
This course is led by psychology experts who will describe how and when CBT skills can be used in clinical practice. They introduce basic techniques and core features of session structure. Course content also covers how to work with patients to engage them in treatment and set goals, how to conduct cognitive therapy and use advanced cognitive techniques. It also includes information about how to incorporate behavioral techniques, such as exposure and response prevention, how to incorporate mindfulness into CBT, and how to use relapse prevention strategies.
The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to enhance the learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed at any time. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets participants post questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Course materials are available beginning on July 6, 2020, and all online course work must be completed by August 14, 2020.