CBT 5 Day Certificate Course

Presenters: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW and Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, CAP

CEUs: 40

Proficiency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an area of clinical expertise that remains in high demand in all areas of practice. Obtaining a certificate in CBT from a regionally accredited university will distinguish your resume as well as communicate to your clients and potential employers a level of sophisticated clinical acumen. This certificate program will extend CBT theory beyond the introductory graduate course level. This program is open to anyone with a graduate degree in Social Work or a related field, or currently enrolled as a graduate student in Social Work or a related field.

The curriculum for the program is as follows:

May 6th: Review of the CBT Model and CBT Treatment for Depressive Disorders (David)

May 7th: CBT Treatment for Anxiety, Trauma, & Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (Jeff)

May 8th: CBT Treatment of Personality Disorders (David)

May 9th: CBT Treatment for Substance –Related and Addictive Disorders & Motivational Interviewing (Jeff)

May 10th: CBT for Couples and Family Therapy (David)

Upon completion of the course, participants will each receive a frameable certificate.

The program begins with grounding in the cognitive behavioral therapy model and accompanying theory. Emphasis is placed on learning to use the cognitive therapy model to specifically treat various issues and clinical disorders. Participants are taught how to apply cognitive therapy techniques in both psychotherapy practice, as well as in other social work settings such as child welfare, schools, foster care, case management, aging, and hospital social work. To supplement in class learning, participants will receive a required out of class reading/lesson to accompany each classroom day and along with a brief open book quiz.

At the completion of each course unit participants will be able to:

1) apply the cognitive therapy case conceptualization and theory to the specific disorder covered in the course unit;

2) implement specific CBT techniques when providing treatment in a myriad of social work settings;

3) create treatment plans utilizing CBT theories and interventions;

4) describe the DSM-5 categorical grouping as per the disorder discussed in the course unit;

5) integrate CBT with other approaches to treatment.

This program fulfills all 40 credit hours of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy certification requirement of specific education in CBT. For more information go to Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

About the instructors:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW, is a Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Wohlsifer is the co-founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL, and on the faculty of Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work. He was formerly a clinical faculty member and therapist at Center for Cognitive Therapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and has extensive experience as a CBT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. He is also a Florida certified sex therapist.

Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, CAP earned his Master’s in Social Work from Florida State University in 1992 and attained his LCSW in 1994. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Certified Addictions Professional credential from the Florida Certification Board, as well as Nationally Roster Child Parent Psychotherapist. Mr. Shearer is the Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Tykes & Teens, Inc. in Stuart, Florida and agency that provides counseling services to infants, children, adolescents and their families.

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

FAU BOca Raton Campus, Social Sciences Building Room SO 170

Event Type

Lecture, Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc., Workshops/trainings






$695 by April 26th, 2019, $745 thereafter.

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