Therapist’s Guide to Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This manual is designed for mental health practitioners who want to establish a solid foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills. The manual details the basic steps needed to provide cognitive behavioral therapy with the intent that the therapist will feel increasingly comfortable using CBT. The manual is not designed for advanced CBT practitioners.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE program is designated as beginning to intermediate.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify treatment problems and assess a patient’s suitability for brief CBT;
  • Use strategies for developing a strong therapeutic relationship;
  • Develop a treatment plan for patients and orient the patient to brief CBT;
  • Work with the patient to address and manage dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs; and
  • Use behavior strategies for positive patient change.

 

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Essential Psychotherapy Skills
  • Part 2: Essential Brief CBT Skills
  • Part 3: References
  • Part 4: Appendix A
  • Part 5: Appendix B
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Jeffrey A. Cully, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a staff psychologist and core investigator at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s HSR&D Center of Excellence. Dr. Cully is a member of the Baylor College of Medicine’s Academy of Distinguished Educators, and he services on the steering committee for the Department of Psychiatry’s Clinician Educator Track. His clinical interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, short-term psychotherapy, and primary care mental health.

Andra Teten, PhD, is a health scientist in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She has over 40 publications and has made numerous presentations at international, national, and local conferences. In addition to her work at CDC, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, 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. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA (PA requires that courses be at least 2 credits), RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460 (Exp. August 1, 2017).

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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