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High-Speed Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) |  Depression and Anxiety
David Burns, MD
4 Day Workshop
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South San Francisco Conference Center - S. San Francisco, California



Workshop Description

32 CE/CME Credits

This intensive training experience is designed to help you become a better therapist. You and a select number of highly motivated healthcare professionals will receive at least 32 hours of training and personal coaching in the latest psychotherapy techniques. Lectures and demonstrations by a master therapist followed by the opportunity to practice the techniques with your colleagues will leave you with a deeper, richer appreciation of the practice of psychotherapy as well as a variety of specific tools you’ll be able to use immediately in your own work.


A Special Invitation from Dr. David Burns

I’m delighted to offer my annual TEAM-CBT intensive training at the South San Francisco Conference Center again this summer, and hope you’ll be able to join us. It’s nearly always my best workshop of the year, and your participation will make it even better!

So what is TEAM-CBT, and how does it differ from classic CBT? TEAM-CBT emerged from process research designed to pinpoint the ingredients of effective psychotherapy, regardless of the school of therapy the clinician is using. TEAM stands for:

T = Testing: You will learn to use brief, accurate assessment scales at the start and end of every session. The information will help you track therapeutic progress as well as the quality of the therapeutic alliance. This information alone, though sometimes shocking, will revolutionize your practice.

E = Empathy: You will learn advanced empathy skills to help you form a warm trusting relationship with even your most difficult and critical clients—and loved ones as well!

A = Paradoxical Agenda Setting: You will learn to bring therapeutic resistance to conscious awareness quickly and rapidly melt it away the resistance with innovative, powerful “resistance busting” techniques such as the Magic Button, Positive Reframing, Acid Test, Magic Dial, and more.

M = Methods: You will learn to use numerous methods drawn from more than a dozen schools of therapy to crush the negative thinking patterns that trigger depression and anxiety, including powerful role-playing techniques such as the Externalization of Voices, Acceptance Paradox, Double Standard, Devil’s Advocate, Interpersonal Downward Arrow, Hidden Emotion, and more.

TEAM-CBT can greatly accelerate recovery and boost your satisfaction in your clinical work. If you have ever dreamed of bringing extremely rapid healing to your patients, this is a workshop you won’t want to miss. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to do your own personal work during the workshop so you can experience greater self-esteem and joy in your professional work and in your personal life as well.

Teaching methods will include lecture, large and small group exercises, dramatic and inspiring video excerpts from actual therapy sessions, and live demonstrations with audience volunteers. You will leave with fresh, new insights and many powerful techniques that will revolutionize your practice.

I’ll do everything I can to make this one of the best learning opportunities of your career, and look forward to meeting you this summer!



P.S. - Special opportunity at this program only. I will be assisted in this workshop by many highly trained professional associates from my training groups at Stanford and from the Feeling Good Institute in Mt. View, Ca. These skillful assistants will provide individualized feedback during the small group exercises. Though I will do all the actual teaching, their presence will greatly expand the amount of personal, hands-on coaching and direction you will receive.



At the conclusion of this workshop, you’ll be better able to:

  • Utilize session by session assessment tools that can dramatically improve your clinical effectiveness
  • Use patient criticism and empathy failures to enhance the therapeutic relationship
  • Discuss how T.E.A.M. therapy can trigger extraordinarily rapid, complete and lasting recovery from depression and anxiety
  • Utilize the “Acceptance Paradox” to trigger profound change in your patients and in yourself
  • Explain how to challenge negative thoughts and feelings with cutting-edge Cognitive Therapy techniques
  • Pinpoint and modify deeply held schemas and beliefs
  • Describe how to uncover hidden emotions that trigger anxiety disorders
  • Demonstrate the use of 20 fast-acting psychotherapy techniques

Workshop Agenda


Monday - August 6

7:30 am - 8:30 pm

Tuesday - August 7

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday - August 8

8:00 am - 8:30 pm

Thursday –August 9

8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Registration is from 7:30-8:30 am on Monday, Aug. 6. For a complete agenda including scheduled lunches and breaks, please download the workshop brochure from the Brochures and Handouts tab.

Target Audience

This program is open to professionals with a beginner to advanced knowledge base in this field and advanced students in health-related fields. This program is not suitable for the general public. 

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Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors – TX: IBH is a provider of Continuing Education for Certification and Recertification for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors in the State of Texas. Provider #1847-12.
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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 contact hours.
CA Nursing - IBH is approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP #2672) for 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 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 32 CEHs. 

Brochure and Handouts


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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.

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