Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

More research evidence supports cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) than any other psychological therapy (David et al., 2018). This course provides information to aid clinicians in their applications of core CBT interventions when working with clients. The course explores self-monitoring, Socratic questioning, thought records, behavioral experiments, and exposure therapy. Case examples will be presented and discussed, after which example dialogues will demonstrate skills and key concepts in action.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

Course Syllabus

Review the Generic Cognitive Model of CBT
Connecting the CBT Case Conceptualization and the Treatment Plan
            Case Example: Trisha
Demonstrating the CBT Model with Self-Monitoring
            Examples of Increasing Self-Awareness of Thoughts
            Examples of Increasing Self-Awareness of Emotions
            Examples of Increasing Self-Awareness of Behaviors
Core Interventions
            Socratic Questioning
            Thought Records
            Behavioral Experiments
            Exploring the Costs of Avoidance
Decatastrophizing Anxious Predictions
Framing Exposure as Behavioral Experiments
Debriefing Exposure in a Way That Will Facilitate Expectation Violation
Cultural Considerations


Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP

Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP, is a clinician, international trainer, and practice-based researcher. His interests include evidence-based psychotherapy practice, training, and implementation in systems that provide care to underserved populations. He is certified as a qualified Cognitive Therapist and Trainer/Consultant by the Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies. He also is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a board member for the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. More recently, Dr. Waltman, worked as a CBT trainer for one of Dr. Aaron Beck’s CBT implementation teams in the Philadelphia public mental health system. He is the first author of the book Socratic Questioning for Therapists and Counselors: Learn How to Think and Intervene like a Cognitive Behavior Therapist.

Accreditation Approval Statements is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6991. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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