TEAM CBT Training

Mental Health Professionals: Are you looking to learn the most updated and progressive CBT skills?

Are you looking for additional ways to connect with your clients and help them to feel better ?

Are your clients feeling impatient or frustrated that they are not improving quickly?

Are you feeling stuck wondering why clients resist treatment?

My next 12 week training:  TBA

Cost:  (price doesn't include required course material $99 ebook). Upon completion, 21 CEU's from Louisiana State Board of Social Work and 21 credits toward FGI certification.

Like you, I want to help my clients help themselves. If you have a group already put together, email me to lead your TEAM CBT group.

This course is designed to help you:

1. Collect and review patients’ self report data in order to improve therapy outcomes and strengthen the therapeutic alliance 2. Utilize advanced empathy skills to connect with more challenging patients doing CBT. 3. Apply “the five secrets of effective communication” with your patients to improve your therapeutic alliance and improve CBT outcomes. 4. Describe “the five steps of agenda setting” to address and decrease resistance in CBT 5. Demonstrate the “Invitation” step 6. Use the “Specificity” step to keep therapy on track 7. Recognize several different common forms of resistance 8. Describe the magic button and magic dial techniques to reduce resistance and boost motivation 9. Use Daily Mood Logs effectively 10. Apply the Blame Cost/Benefit Analysis for use with relationship problems 11. Identify “tempting thoughts” and positive distortions in the treatment of habits and addictions 12. Utilize the recovery circle in selecting appropriate methods 13. Describe relapse prevention to prepare client for managing relapse 14. Use the “What if technique” to uncover anxiety provoking thoughts 15. Apply the “Double Standard technique” to generate positive thoughts that will counter a negative thought 16. Conceptualize the problem into one of four main areas (mood, relationship, habit/addiction, non-problem) to assist in dealing with resistance and guide method selection 17. Apply the “Examine the Evidence technique” to assist in generating positive/ more realistic thoughts 18. Apply dangling the carrot, sitting with open hands, and the gentle ultimatum to address process resistance

12 week Curriculum With Jill Kelly :

Participants wishing to get the very most out of the course, and apply the skills learned in it, more readily in their practice, may also want to purchase Dr. Burns “Therapists Toolkit” in addition to the required course materials.

Session 1

Review the TEAM-CBT model, including using measurement in CBT, advanced empathy skills training in CBT, 5 steps to melting away resistance in CBT, Setting up successful methods in CBT. Model and practice going over a difficult previous session evaluation form (backside of BMS) using the five secrets of effective communication. Participants will practice using role-play.

Session 2

Advanced empathy in CBT using 5 secrets of effective communication with difficult cases. The hopeless, angry patient. Participants will practice using role-play and giving / getting detailed feedback on skills.

Session 3

Advanced empathy skills practice for the meandering patient, followed by an introduction to the 5 steps to melting away resistance in CBT – agenda setting using the invitation and specificity skills. Practice offering the invitation and specificity — give / get feedback on skills.

Session 4

Five steps to melting away resistance in CBT — Agenda Setting. Conceptualization and Motivation steps. Review of conceptualization, and intro to Paradoxical Agenda Setting. Review of Outcome and Process resistance, what they are and how they are different. Examples of common forms of outcome and process resistance for depressed and anxious patients. Group participate by giving patient examples, and listing types of resistances.

Session 5

Eliciting and dealing with outcome resistance in CBT. Miracle cure question, magic button, voicing the resistance, magic dial techniques. Group member offer example patient. Group members learn and then practice these skills.

Session 6

Process resistance in CBT. Sitting with open hands and the gentle ultimatum techniques. Group member offer example patient. Group members learn and then practice these skills.

Session 7

Intro to the Daily Mood Log. Integrate Agenda Setting with the DML. Review all steps of agenda setting. Group members learn and then practice these skills. Give and get detailed feedback.

Session 8

Setting up successful methods in CBT. Using the Recovery Circle, the list of 50 techniques, and the DML. Group members learn and then practice these skills. Give and get detailed feedback.

Session 9

Case consultation to illustrate all steps of the TEAM-CBT tool set using anxious or depressed patient example. Group member(s) offer patient example. Group members learn and then practice TEAM-CBT skills. Give and get detailed feedback.

Session 10

Methods Review. Start with a completed DML (all group members have a DML completed for sample patient) and review the recovery circle, practice selecting methods, and review several relevant methods.

Session 11

Introduction to relationship work in CBT. Using the Cost Benefit Analysis and the Revise Your Communication Skills Worksheet. Group members learn and then practice these skills. Give and get detailed feedback.

Session 12

Introduction to Addiction work – The Addiction / Habit Log and other methods to target habits and addictions, including procrastination, and over-eating. Group members learn and then practice these skills. Give and get detailed feedback.

Hi, I’m Jill Kelly .

I am a LEVEL 4 TEAM CBT Trainer and Therapist trained and certified by doctors and mental health therapists through the Feeling Good Institute ( ).

I started this journey in December of 2014 after attending a conference in New Orleans by Feeling Good author Dr. David Burns.

Please email me if you are interested in learning more about TEAM CBT skills.

Group size is 8.

I've included several ways to contact me. Please give me a call at 504-615-5333, send an email to [email protected], or simply fill out the form on this page. I'm looking forward to speaking with you.

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