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Practical Applications Of Cognitive Therapy

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

C.E. Hours:

Location: National University - 3390 Harbor Boulevard (at Sunflower), Costa Mesa, CA 92626 - (714) 429-5100

SynopsisCognitive therapy is a practical, vibrant, and interactive approach to psychotherapy that combines the technology and art of therapy while addressing the interaction among thoughts, feeling, and behaviors. With a focus on the treatment of distressing emotion, this workshop will teach straight-forward interventions such as the empathic flip, scaling, identifying objectified and active emotions, the downward arrow, and other techniques to easily identify and challenge faulty underlying assumptions and core beliefs. Participants will learn the core motivators of client behavior and how to use cognitive restructuring to assist clients to shift from motivation based in fear (which leads to emotional distress) to motivation based on passion and desire.


  • Philosophy of CBT
  • Theory and Practice of CBT
  • The Language of CBT
  • Strategies to Manage and Relieve Anxiety
  • Skills of CBT
  • Belief Systems of Clients and Therapists
  • Interventions to Change Belief Systems
  • Applying Cognitive Therapy to Clinical Supervision
  • Common Pitfalls

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, you’ll be better able to:

  • Reproduce the cognitive therapy model (as published in Mind Over Mood).
  • Connect distressing emotions to specific underlying beliefs.
  • Identify language that activates emotional distress.
  • Challenge cognitive distortions.
  • Distinguish realistic cognitions from distorted beliefs.
  • Identify the primary strategies clients use to manage anxiety and understand why these are fundamentally ineffective.

Steven Sultanoff photoSpeaker Profile: Steven M. Sultanoff, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist, university professor (Pepperdine University), consultant, and professional trainer.  He has over 25 years of training in CBT including training programs with Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck and 12 years on the staff at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Newport Beach. Over the past 13 years he has offered over 300 continuing education seminars for MFT’s, psychologists, and social workers.  All of his workshops include fundamental material as well as innovative concepts that expand traditional training. Dr. Sultanoff is currently writing a book on the treatment of anxiety disorders where he outlines precisely why anxiety disorders exist and specifies exactly how they are connected to underlying negative cognitive process. 

Tuition: The sooner you register, the more you save! Plus, save an additional $10 per course when you sign-up at the same time for two or more courses, or save $15 per course when you sign-up (at the same time) with one or more colleagues. (Discounts may not be combined. No retroactive discounts or credits or adjustments.)

Unlicensed Interns and Students: Save an additional $20 by using coupon code CBT1 and entering your internship location and/or graduate school degree program in the order comments section. (Discounts may not be combined. No retroactive discounts or credits or adjustments.)

Early Registration: $99
Regular Registration: $119Late Registration: $129

For paid registration received on or before January 27.For paid registrations from January 28-February 1.Paid at-the-door.