Core Competencies in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Becoming an Effective and Competent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist

Presented by Cory F. Newman, PhD on 05-16-2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific

This web conference will identify and illustrate some of the essential means by which to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) competently. Regardless of whether participants expect to follow set, manualized protocols or conduct principle-based, individually-conceptualized CBT, this workshop will communicate the core components of effective CBT practice.

Special emphasis will be placed on creating good session structure with a flexible agenda, establishing an atmosphere of collaborative empiricism, utilizing specific CBT techniques both in session and for homework, and improving the therapeutic relationship as a value in its own right, using it as an aid toward conceptualization and intervention. Participants will learn to infuse these elements with cultural awareness and adherence to professional and humanistic ethics. The workshop will also describe and discuss some of the core values at the heart of CBT, including ways to openly communicate and model these values to people in therapy. Further, participants will learn the importance of using and practicing CBT methods on themselves and becoming skilled at self-reflection, so that their actions with clients are mindful, congruent, and beneficent. In addition, the workshop will focus on the ways in which competent therapists achieve higher levels of proficiency by making CBT sessions more memorable and inspirational to those in therapy.

This web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Establish well-organized, well-focused, productive CBT sessions;
  2. Use key questions with individuals to assess their beliefs systems and gather other important data in order to develop culturally-informed, CBT case conceptualizations;
  3. Implement several primary CBT techniques, including cognitive and behavioral monitoring, guided discovery, rational responding, activity scheduling, and role-playing;
  4. Engage in self-reflection so that their clinical methods are more mindful and empathic.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. A recording of the web conference will be available to members in GoodTherapy.org's Continuing Education Archives within two weeks. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395. 

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Event Reviews from Members

"I felt he was very credible and I appreciated him sharing his expertise. He makes CBT seem so effortless!" - Heather Bade, LMSW

"He clearly enjoys his work with clients, and his satisfaction and competency come through." - Linda K. Lavin, MS, NCC, LMHC

Meet the Presenter

Cory F. Newman, PhD

Cory F. Newman, PhD

Cory F. Newman, PhD, ABPP, is a psychology professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, where he also directs the Center for Cognitive Therapy. He previously served as a supervisor and protocol therapist in a number of outcome studies that tested CBT for such problems as panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. He also participated in large-scale, multi-site trials, such as the NIDA Treatment of Cocaine Abuse Project.

Dr. Newman has lectured and presented CBT workshops worldwide, traveling to fifteen countries. He has authored many chapters and articles on CBT and other topics such as clinical supervision and training, the therapeutic relationship, substance abuse, suicide and non-suicidal self-injurious behavior, personality disorders, anxiety and avoidance, mood disorders, and other concerns. Dr. Newman has authored and co-authored several books, including Core Competencies in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Becoming an Effective and Competent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist and Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach, for which he was the lead author.

His teaching awards at the University of Pennsylvania include the Earl Bond Award for excellence in supervising and mentoring psychiatry residents and the Penn Psychotherapy Professorship Award for clinical teaching. For more information on Dr. Newman's publications and his work at the Perelman School of Medicine, please visit his faculty page on the University of Pennsylvania's website.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395.