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Rapid Recovery from Trauma: New, High-Speed TEAM CBT Techniques

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
David Burns, MD
17 Hours
Audio and Video
Product Type:
Live Webcast

Schedule at a glance


Trauma is one of the most critical medical / psychological problems in the US and around the world. The symptoms can be devastating.

In this workshop, Dr. Burns will describe a new treatment approach called TEAM-CBT. TEAM-CBT is based on research on how psychotherapy actually works and addresses many of the shortcomings in traditional CBT.

TEAM-CBT offers rapid, profound, and lasting clinical change.

In this exciting workshop, you will learn practical methods you can use right away in your clinical work. Although the focus of the workshop will be on the treatment of clients who have experienced severe traumas, you will find that the techniques will dramatically improve your effectiveness with all your depressed and anxious clients.

Have you also experienced trauma? Do you sometimes struggle with feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt? The segments on personal healing

will deepen your understanding of TEAM-CBT and help you develop greater self-esteem, confidence, and joy in your clinical work and in your personal life as well.


Experience our New Extended Workshop Format with David Burns, M.D.

Dr. Burns, author of Feeling Good and The Feeling Good Handbook, is an internationally-recognized expert in the treatments of depression and anxiety. He is a knowledgeable and inspiring speaker whose workshops

consistently get rave reviews.

Attend Dr. Burns’ new full emersion workshop experience and receive 16 CE/CME hours (if you can attend the dynamic evening session) or 13.5 CE/CME hours (if you cannot).


Special for this workshop series –

Special evening session including a live demonstration with an audience volunteer Dr. Burns will attempt to complete a course of psychotherapy in a single session with a participant who has experienced severe trauma. This evening session of the TEAM-CBT demonstration promises to be the highlight of the workshop!


Become Level 1 TEAM-CBT Certified

What is TEAM-CBT Certification? Four progressive Certification levels provide opportunities for clinicians to deepen their level of skill mastery and receive public acknowledgement. Apply to receive these benefits: a supportive community, listserv participation for additional learning, access to cutting edge developments in TEAM-CBT, and referrals. If you attend this workshop, you will qualify for Level 1 TEAM-CBT Certification! For more information, go to


Elements of TEAM-CBT Therapy

T = Testing. You will learn fast, accurate techniques for the initial evaluation and diagnosis of trauma clients and for assessing clients; progress along with their feelings of trust and understanding in subsequent sessions.

E = Empathy. Dr. Burns will emphasize the unique challenges of empathizing with trauma clients and will demonstrate challenging empathy training methods that can quickly and dramatically improve your empathy skills with trauma clients as well as family, friends, and colleagues.

A = (Paradoxical) Agenda Setting. Dr. Burns will pinpoint the eight most common forms of therapeutic resistance in trauma clients and illustrate 15 innovative ways to melt away resistance before trying to “help” the client.

M = Methods. You will learn large numbers of specific techniques to boost self-esteem, eliminate numbing, reduce anxiety, and enhance feelings of warmth, trust, and intimacy in trauma clients. The goal is to bring about a rapid, dramatic, and complete elimination of symptoms.


Workshop Objectives

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Pinpoint the main cause of nearly all therapeutic failure
  • Describe the three components of an “abuse contract”
  • Track therapeutic progress at every therapy session
  • Use the Five Secrets of Effective Communication to empathize far more effectively
  • Identify and overcome the eight most common forms of therapeutic resistance
  • Treat depression and anxiety rapidly
  • Uncover and modify Self-Defeating Beliefs
  • Utilize powerful relapse prevention techniques
  • Heal yourself and boost self-esteem

Disclosure Information

Please remember to check speaker/planner conflict of interest disclosures prior to registering. Click here for more info.


Workshop Agenda

Check-in begins at 7:30am and workshop hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM with an hour for lunch from 12:00PM to 1PM. There will be one 15-minute break in the morning and another in the afternoon.

For a complete workshop agenda, please download the workshop brochure from the Brochures and Handouts tab.


Click here for course completion and CE/CME information, and FAQ.


Counselor/MFT - IL: IBH is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Provider #168-000119)
Counselor/MFT - TX IBH has been approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs. Provider Number 154. This course is approved for 13.5 contact hours.
NY Counselors - Institute for Better Health, Inc (IBH) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0063. This course is approved for 13.5 contact hours.
Educators - CEAPS: This course has been approved by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EAPA/EACC) in Domain III. Approval #VKINBH0718-J37 .
Educators - The Institute for Better Health has been approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (WESPSB), a member of NASDTEC, as a Clock Hour Provider for Educators. Learners may claim 13.5 hours for this activity. Please contact your individual state boards for information regarding reciprocity and any additional requirements.
National Nursing - Institute for Better Health, Inc is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is approved for 13.5 contact hours.
CA Nursing - IBH is approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP #2672) for 13.5 contact hours.
Psychologists - Institute for Better Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute for Better Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is approved for 13.5 contact hours.
Physicians - ACCME The Institute for Better Health (IBH) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Better Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Social Work - TX As an approved continuing education provider for the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, IBH offers continuing education for Texas licensed social workers in compliance with the rules of the board. License No. 3876; MC 1982, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714, (512) 719‐3521. This course is approved for 13.5 contact hours.
NY Social Work - Institute for Better Health, Inc. (IBH), is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0091.This course is approved for 13.5 contact hours. 
Social Work - ASWB Institute for Better Health, #1426, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Institute for Better Health maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 3/16/2017 – 3/16/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 13.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - NAADAC: This course has been approved by Institute for Better Health, as a NAADAC approved Education Provider for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #92713. Institute for Better Health is responsible for all aspects of the programing. This course is approved for 13.5 CEHs. 
Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - CA: Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider #4N-86-074-0119 for 13.5 CEH'S.

Brochure and Handouts


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David D. Burns, M.D. is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has served as Visiting Scholar at Harvard Medical School and Acting Chief of Psychiatry at the Presbyterian / University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. His best-selling books, Feeling Good and Feeling Good Handbook have sold over five million copies worldwide and are the books most frequently recommended by American and Canadian mental health professionals for patients suffering from depression. His latest books, When Panic Attacks and Feeling Good Together, illustrate new approaches to the treatment of anxiety disorders and interpersonal conflict. Dr. Burns has won many awards for his research and teaching. The graduating residents at the Stanford Medical School have named him `Teacher of the Year` on three occasions.

 Dr. Burns may be contacted directly at