Category: Treatment-CBT

Clinical Intervention Training

Clinical Intervention Training 3 - Building a Better CBT-An Introduction to the TEAM-CBT Model

Thursday, November 16
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Sapphire Ballroom M, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: Treatment-CBT | Evidence-Based Practice | Transdiagnostic
Presentation Type: Clinical Intervention Training
Level of Familiarity: Minimal familiarity with the material is needed

Clinical practice and research suggest that many different aspects of psychotherapy can enhance positive outcomes, including the quantitative assessment of therapist effectiveness—or lack of effectiveness—at every session (i.e., Routine Outcome Monitoring), a strong therapeutic alliance, and homework compliance, as well as the use of powerful CBT techniques that target each patient’s specific negative thoughts and feelings. Dr. Burns has integrated these elements in an evidence-informed, transdiagnostic treatment called TEAM-CBT. The components of TEAM-CBT include:
• T = Testing. Measurement of symptoms as well as the quality of the therapeutic alliance at the start and end of every session.
• E = Empathy. A sophisticated set of skills to help therapists connect with challenging patients and repair alliance ruptures.
• A = (Paradoxical) Agenda Setting. 15+ innovative techniques to identify and reduce therapeutic resistance and boost motivation.
• M = Methods. 50+ cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal techniques, such as the Externalization of Voices Technique, The Acceptance Paradox, The Paradoxical Double Standard Technique, and more.
This training will review each component of the TEAM-CBT model and participants will leave with new tools to enhance therapeutic connection, boost motivation, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in their patients. Teaching methods will include lecture, role-play demonstrations, and small group practice, as well as opportunities for audience members to work on their own feelings of insecurity and self-doubt and experience personal healing. The session will be lively and interactive, with plenty of time for practice.

Earn 7 continuing education credits

Learning Objectives:

Recommended Reading: Jonsson, H., Kristensen, M., & Arendt, M. (2015). Intensive cognitive behavioural therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 6, 83-96.
Burns, D. D., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1991). Coping styles, homework compliance and the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59(2), 305-311.
Burns, D. D., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1992). Therapeutic empathy and recovery from depression in cognitive-behavioral therapy: A structural equation model. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 60(3), 441-449.
Burns, D., Westra, H., Trockel, M., & Fisher, A. (2013). Motivation and changes in depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 368-379.

David D. Burns

Stanford University School of Medicine


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Jill Levitt

Feeling Good Institute


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