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...And It's All Your Fault

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
David Burns, MD
2 Day Webcast
Audio and Video
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Workshop Description

13 CE/CME Credit Hours


​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

Disclosure Information

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Workshop Agenda

Check-in begins at 8am 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.


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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 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 contact hours.
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 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 contact hours.
CA Nursing - IBH is approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP #2672) for 13 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 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 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 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 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 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 CEHs. 

Brochure and Handouts


David Burns, MD's Profile

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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


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