Multi-week live online course

Fast Track to Level 3 Advanced TEAM-CBT Therapist Certification - Fall 2024

Advance to Level 3 TEAM-CBT Certification in only six months. This course incorporates 15 hours of at-home study plus 25 weeks of live online practice group meetings using the Deliberate Practice model for mastering CBT skills. It is designed for TEAM-CBT Certified therapists who are committed to advancing their skills quickly and cost effectively for rapid progress and efficient patient outcomes!

Jill Levitt, Ph.D. & David Burns, M.D.

LJ Davis, MA, LPC, CPCS & Mike Christensen, MA

$645
$825
Early Bird Pricing

Hybrid Course 15 hours of at-home study plus 25 weeks of live online practice group meetings

Offers 41 CE Hours*

Weekly - Starts September 9th,  2024 through March 17th, 2025

Practice Group Meeting Options: Tues. at 12pm PT or Thurs. at 8am PT

 

 

Course Highlights:

  • Engage with lively videos, quizzes, therapy role plays, case examples, and interviews with the source - Dr. David Burns.
  • Learn the processes of therapy that have the greatest impact on positive therapeutic outcomes.
  • Practice routine outcome monitoring and empathetic patient engagement techniques.
  • Identify and reduce resistance, boost motivation, and connect with challenging patients.
  • Master cutting-edge cognitive and behavioral techniques: let's define terms, examine the evidence, re-attribution, be specific, the double standard role play technique, externalization of voices, and more.
  • Integrate learned skills into well-flowing therapy sessions.

 

Course Features:

Comprehensive Training: 41 hours of intensive training.

Free Textbook: Includes the Deliberate Practice of TEAM-CBT Textbook (valued at $49).

Includes Therapist Toolkit by Dr. David Burns with all the latest and greatest instruments for therapy ($199 value).

Interactive Learning: Engage in lively videos, quizzes, therapy role plays, and case examples.

Expert Insights: Interviews with Dr. David Burns, the source of the TEAM-CBT method.

Master The Skills: Weekly Live Online Deliberate Practice Groups.

Enrollment Details:
Course Fee:
Early Bird Pricing, $645 (22% off $825) - less than $17/hr for fantastic training 
Start Date:  Starts September 9th,  2024 Please note: practice groups will NOT meet during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 
Registration: Secure your spot and select your preferred practice group schedule upon registration (Tues at 12pm PT or Thurs at 8am PT)

At the end of the course, you'll have the chance to take the Level 3 TEAM-CBT Certification Exam without any extra charges. If you pass, you'll become Level 3 Certified! 

Asynchronous Learning Objectives - 15 CEs:
1. Identify two benefits of using symptom measurement
2. Explain the importance of measurement to my patients
3. Name two empathy skills
4. Explain the benefits of leading with empathy before problem-solving in therapy
5. Issue an invitation to a patient to get to work in therapy as a way of addressing resistance 
6. Explain the importance of “getting specific” in Cognitive Therapy
7. Identify one common theme of outcome resistance for anxiety
8. Explain the concept of process resistance
9. Describe the cognitive model
10. Define two cognitive distortions
11. Describe the difference between self-acceptance and self-defense
12. Describe the purpose of interoceptive exposure
13. Describe the purpose of cognitive exposure
14. Describe the purpose of the relationship journal
15. Identify two tempting thoughts common in habits and addictions
16. Explain the importance of homework completion in successful CBT

Live weekly practice group learning objectives - 26 CEs:
1. Describe one benefit of measurement and symptom tracking
2. Explain the difference between thought and feeling empathy
3. Use inquiry to invite patients to share more about their thoughts and feelings
4. Issue an invitation to get to work
5. Utilize the specificity step to stay on track with patients
6. Describe the difference between outcome resistance and process resistance
7. Identify two benefits of anxiety
8. Describe the purpose of positive reframing
9. Identify common forms of process resistance for depression and anxiety
10. Instill hope in my patients by explaining exactly how CBT can help
11. Hold my patients accountable by explaining exactly what is required in order to make improvements in therapy
12. Describe the concept of sitting with open hands
13. Use daily mood logs effectively to set up multiple cognitive behavioral techniques
14. Describe the use of cognitive distortions on the daily mood log
15. Demonstrate a cognitive therapy role playing technique 
16. Describe the technique: Examine the Evidence
17. Describe the steps involved in bringing a cognitive therapy technique to closure
18. Explain the rationale for exposure
19. Build a fear and avoidance hierarchy
20. Describe the purpose of the relationship journal
21. Identify two tempting thoughts common with habits and addictions
22. Explain the value of homework completion in CBT
23. Identify several useful homework assignments in CBT
24. Demonstrate how to review symptom measures while maintaining connection and empathy
25. Demonstrate how to transition from talking and support to active work in therapy
26. Describe the workflow of a typical CBT therapy session

FAQ

Is this the same video content that we learned in your Core Skills Course?

Nope! It is completely brand new content with new never before seen interviews with Dr. David Burns.


Who is this course meant for?

It is meant for anyone who would like to reach Level 3 Certification or for any TEAM-CBT therapist who would like the chance to review and practice their TEAM-CBT skills in a structured and methodical fashion!


What fees does this course include / what am I saving by taking this course?

The course includes Level 1,2, and 3 certification fees. You will not have to pay for these levels of certification. This also includes the cost of the Level 3 certification exam. If you do not pass the Level 3 Certification Exam, you will have to pay the fee to re-take the exam. The course also includes a free text book Deliberate Practice of TEAM-CBT. Includes Therapist Toolkit by Dr. David Burns with all the latest and greatest instruments for therapy ($199 value).


Do I have to choose a weekly practice group? How does that work?

Yes! We ask you to enroll in one of the two one-hour practice groups after you register for the course. The practice groups meet on Tuesdays at 12pm PT or Thursdays at 8am PT. If you occasionally need to meet at the other group time, we permit you to attend the alternative group time, as long as you let the instructors know ahead of time.


Who is leading the practice groups?

LJ Davis, MA, LPC, CPCS is leading one of the Deliberate Practice groups and Mike Christensen, MACP is leading the other one. Mike recently co-authored the book: Deliberate Practice of TEAM-CBT where they have outlined the basics of TEAM-CBT and created practice exercises and criteria so that you can learn and master the steps of TEAM-CBT. The practice groups involve reviewing the specific skill, practicing for 30 minutes with a partner, and Q and A about the skills practiced.


The one-hour practice groups meet for 25 weeks - so what if I have to miss a practice group meeting? Can I watch the recording? Can I still get CE credit?

If you have to miss your designated practice group, you may attend the other practice group the same week instead. If you cannot attend either practice group on a given week, we are able to allow a maximum of two makeup sessions over the course of the 25 weeks of the course. If you complete all sessions and/or up to two makeup sessions you can still get CE credit for the 25 weeks.There will not be an option to watch the recording of the practice groups, since the goal is to practice!


What constitutes a makeup session (as referred to above)?

While you can request to join the alternative practice group meeting as needed, there may be a week or two when you simply cannot attend either practice group time. You are allowed up to 2 makeup sessions. In order to complete a makeup session we will pair you with another member of your practice group and you will meet for 1 hour and work your way through the practice exercises together and send in a summary of your practice to the instructor. We can allow up to 2 makeups per person and still give you full CE credit.


Will Feeling Good Institute offer this course again?

Yes! Our goal is to provide this course at least twice per year. We will begin another cohort of this course in 2025.

What is the weekly time commitment to take this course?

You can expect that each week you will spend between zero and 40 minutes watching the asynchronous content, and exactly one hour in your practice group, so your weekly time commitment to take this course will vary from about 1-2 hours per week, including the live practice group. The last week of the course the practice group will last for 2 hours and will be a demonstration of the Level 3 Certification Exam with feedback. There is no other required homework beyond watching the didactic training videos. At the end of the course you can also take the post-test for the asynchronous portion of the course to get the 15 asynchronous CE credits. You are welcome to spend more time practicing with partners or reviewing the videos to get ready for the Level 3 Exam.


How does the CE credit work for this course?

This is a hybrid course consisting of asynchronous training (15 hours of videos divided over the 25 weeks of the course) plus 25 hours of live online practice groups.  In order to obtain the 15 asynchronous CEs, you must watch the videos and pass the post-test (75% is a passing grade). In order to obtain the 26 CEs for the live portion of the course you must be present at 100% of the practice groups (26 hours over the course of 25 weeks) OR make up a maximum of 2 of those classes. Partial credit cannot be granted for the live CEs. 


Remind me why I should take this course?

Where shall we begin?? You will get access to lively, informative and entertaining video content that will show you how to master the TEAM-CBT model in a step-by-step fashion, plus weekly guidance and practice groups led by two of Feeling Good Institute’s finest teachers, a chance to connect with a community of motivated and bright therapists, all while preparing for the Level 3 Certification Exam. And you get the Deliberate Practice of TEAM-CBT book and David Burns' electronic Toolkit! It doesn’t get much better than that for a launch price of only $645, down from $875. Register here.


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Continuing Education Accreditation

*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Feeling Good Institute Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0175. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 41 CEs. NAADAC Provider #149212. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Feeling Good Institute, #1442, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 05/30/2024-05/30/2027. Social workers completing this course receive 41 continuing education credits. Feeling Good Institute, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0678. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at maor@feelinggoodinstitute.com.

Instructor Biographies

Dr. Jill Levitt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Training at the Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View, CA.  Dr. Levitt has almost 20 years of experience conducting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has been trained by some of the world’s leaders in CBT.  She has co-written several scholarly articles in the areas of OCD, PTSD and Panic Disorder. Most recently she has been co-teaching CBT with Dr. David Burns at the Stanford University School of Medicine in her role on the Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She also trains other therapists in David Burns’ model of CBT called TEAM-CBT Therapy. She is a certified Level 5 Master Therapist and Trainer in TEAM-CBT Therapy.  Dr. Levitt teaches both in-person and online workshops for Feeling Good Institute on CBT methods, reducing resistance in psychotherapy, and improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

David Burns, M.D.  https://www.feelinggood.com/about/

LJ Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the US state of Georgia. He has been assisting in leading TEAM-CBT training groups since 2019, and working directly with the Feeling Good Institute since 2020. He has assisted in trainings with David Burns, Jill Levitt and Mike Christensen. He is a Level 4 TEAM-CBT Trainer, and is available for consultation or 1:1 training.

Mike Christensen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in Terrace BC Canada. A former national level athlete he completed his Youth & Counselling Theology undergraduate degree in 1995 followed by a 10 year career in business ownership. Introduced to Dr. David Burns’ work in 2006 Mike returned to school completing an MA in Counselling Psychology. Mike specializes in treating anxiety and depression using the TEAM CBT model. He teaches online groups for Feeling Good Institute, and assists Dr. Burns when he conducts workshops in Canada.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available for cancelations outside of a 14-day window prior to the beginning of a training event or course. All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Within a 14-day window prior to the beginning of a training event or course, no refunds are available. For cancelations within this window, credit may be applied towards a future similar training within a year of the original purchase date.