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...And It's All Your Fault

...And It's All Your Fault

Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Faculty :
David Burns
2 Day Workshop
Product Type:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Available Dates:


Workshop Description


​We all find ourselves at odds with family members, friends, and colleagues from time to time. Why is it sometimes so hard to get close to the people we care about? And why do so many of our clients persistently fight and complain about friends or family members, even when we provide them with outstanding tools to overcome those conflicts?

Dr. Burns argues that effective relationship therapy cannot simply involve a series of techniques designed to enhance intimacy and communication, no matter how sensible or helpful those techniques might seem to be. That’s because darker and more devious motives compete with our desires for loving, joyous relationships. The failure to deal with those motives is the most common cause of therapeutic failure. In the workshop, Dr. Burns will illustrate powerful TEAM-CBT techniques for working with individuals as well as couples with troubled relationships. He will give you the opportunity to work on a conflict you’ve experienced with a friend, family member, colleague or patient so that you can gain a personal perspective as well as a deeper clinical understanding of these new techniques. Teaching methods will include didactic presentations, Q&A, practice exercises, and live demonstrations.




By the end of this workshop you should be able to: 

  • TRACK therapeutic progress and monitor the quality of the therapeutic alliance at every session
  • USE the Blame Cost-Benefit Analysis to assess motivation
  • USE Interpersonal Decision-Making with ambivalent clients
  • EXPLAIN the five steps in the Relationship Journal
  • USE the Intimacy Exercise to help individuals with troubled relationships
  • CONTRAST Good vs. Bad Communication using the EAR Checklist
  • DESCRIBE the Five Secrets of Effective Communication
  • EXPLAIN the Law of Opposites
  • ​RESOLVE your own relationship problems--with patients, colleagues, friends or family members

PLEASE NOTE: This advanced workshop includes descriptions, videotapes, audiotapes, and/or reenactments of actual therapy sessions. Some of the case material may contain graphic descriptions of violence, sexual activity, or other content which could be disturbing, especially to participant who themselves have had similar experiences. The workshop is intended for healthy professionals and advanced students, who participate in at their own risk. If you find portions of the program upsetting, or if you need assistance for any other reason, please notify the instructor or program coordinator.  


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Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - NAADAC: IAHB is approved by the National Association Of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Approved Provider Program (NAADAC Approved Provider #92713) for 13 CEHs.
Counselor/MFT - IL: IAHB is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Provider #168-000119)
Counselor/MFT - TX: IAHB has been approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs. Provider Number 154.  
Counselor - NY: Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior, Inc. (IAHB) 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 contact hours.
Educators - CEAPS: This course has been approved by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EAPA/EACC) in Domain III. Approval #VKIBHE0817-L17 .
Educators - WESPSB: The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior 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 hours for this activity. Please contact your individual state boards for information regarding reciprocity and any additional requirements.
Nursing - ANCC: The Institute for Better Health accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing - CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP #2672) for 13 contact hours.
Psychologists - APA: IAHB is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  IAHB maintains responsibility for the program and its content
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 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, IAHB 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.
Social Work - NY: IAHB SW CPE 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 #0091. This course is approved for 13 contact hours. 
Social Work - ASWB: Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior, #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 the Advancement of Human Behavior 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 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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Feeling Good Institute

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


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