2 Day CBT Skills Training Intensive

Presented by Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

On Demand | Available Now


12 Hours  |   Pre-approved for CEU’s


This online course is on-demand.

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until July 14, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on July 7, 2027. 

Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy is considered the “gold standard” treatment for many psychological conditions most commonly seen in the clinical setting. Despite it’s strong evidence base, many practitioners have gone a more “integrative” route and surprisingly few have developed the advanced expertise needed to deliver the most in-demand treatment effectively on a regular basis to a clientele that often remains “stuck.”

If this describes you, don’t miss this opportunity!

Join international CBT trainer and expert Dr. Jeff Riggenbach, for this two day intensive breakthrough course that will help you hone your skills, equip yourself to confidently deal with even your most challenging cases, and reignite your passion to the work you once loved.

You will be able to utilize concrete strategies that will provide greater levels of healing for clients that suffer from:

  • Depression – related disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD
  • Anger problems
  • Substance use disorders
  • Cluster B disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • and many more!

Leave this course chock full of practical tools and techniques that you can implement with your clients the very next day!

Day 1

Foundational Tenets and Core Competencies

  • The Therapeutic Alliance
  • Levels of cognition
  • Early Maladaptive Beliefs
  • Schema maintenance process
  • Behavioural pattern breaking Standard CBT
  • New trends in Cognitive Therapy

Case Formulation

  • Developing Case Conceptualization and Hypothesis
  • Collaboration with the Client
  • Treatment Planning and Documentation

CBT Tools and Techniques

  • The 3 Types of Cognitive Interventions
  • Behavioural ExperimentsAdvanced cognitive distortions work
  • Following the Affect
  • Eliciting Underlying Core Beliefs
  • The Downward Arrow Technique
  • Case Studies


The Cognitive Model of Depression

  • Facilitating Behavioural Activation
  • Gratitude
  • Decreasing Vulnerability to Negative Emotions
  • Depression-Related schema work Negative Cognitive Triad

The Cognitive model of Anxiety

  • Appraisal of Risk
  • Developing internal and external resources
  • Meta cognitive strategies for GAD\
  • Exposure-Based Strategies for Phobias
  • Interoceptive Strategies

Application to clinical practice

  • Collaborative Agenda Setting
  • The 3 Stages in a CBT Session
  • Homework and Cognitive Fortification
  • Self-Therapy Sessions


Day 2

The Cognitive Model of PTSD

  • Neurobiology of trauma
  • Psychoeducation and Consent for Treatment
  • Grounding techniques and soothing strategies
  • Writing out an Impact Statement
  • Trauma Narratives
  • Nightmare restricting
  • Moral injury
  • Post-traumatic Growth

The Cognitive Model of Addiction

  • The Cycle of Addictive Behaviour Disorders
  • Facilitating Awareness of Triggers
  • Managing Urges
  • Identifying and Restructuring Drug Related Beliefs
  • Overcoming powerlessness and developing self control
  • Building Community Support and Relational Healing


Cognitive approaches to Personality Disorders

  • Identifying Red flags Immediately
  • What Makes These Clients Challenging?
  • The Thinking of the Therapist
  • How Treatment Must Differ to Achieve Effective Outcomes
  • Skills Training
  • Individual therapy
  • Complex Chain Analysis
  • Integrated case study

Relapse prevention

  • Identifying early warning signs
  • Episode management
  • Individualized Relapse Prevention Plans
  • Q & A and Dismissal
  1. Apply evidence-based CBT techniques to multiple symptom sets.
  2. Illustrate methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy in” from most difficult clients.
  3. Detect, challenge and modify dysfunctional self-talk, thoughts and core beliefs.
  4. Develop case conceptualization skills for treating any DSM-5® condition.
  5. Measure three cutting-edge uses of technology to improve treatment outcomes.
  6. Implement rapport-building tips and tools to improve client relationships.
  7. Summarize key behavioural activation strategies useful for alleviating treatment resistant depression.
  8. Develop and put to practical use in-session strategies for treating depressive related disorders.
  9. Implement cognitive behavioural methods to overcome intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts.
  10. Illustrate key strategies for impulse control used to treat substance use-disorders.
  11. Illustrate exposure and cognitive processing interventions used for treatment PTSD and trauma.
  12. Utilize nightmare re-scripting for clients with PTSD.
  13. Measure symptom management strategies for personality disorders.
  14. Apply DBT skills training for borderline personality disorder.
  15. Summarize the role of early maladaptive schemas in maintaining chronic conditions.
  16. Utilize schema-based strategies for breaking lifelong destructive behavioural cycles.
  17. Summarize eight motivations for parasuicidal behaviours and how to effectively intervene for each motivation.
  18. Discuss how family dynamics are affected by an individual with borderline personality disorder and discover how to improve family communication.
  19. Acquire suicide assessment skills and learn how to document to minimize liability.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D. is a best-selling and award winning author who has earned a reputation as an international expert in CBT and personality disorders. Over the past 20 years he has developed and overseen CBT-based treatment programs for Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive behaviour disorders and Personality Disorders at two different psychiatric hospitals and clinics serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a certified cognitive therapist. He has trained over 20,000 professionals worldwide including audiences in all 50 United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Riggenbach is the author of six publications including his most recent release The CBT Toolbox (2nd ed): A Workbook for Clients, Clinicians and Coaches.

Jeff is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings and day-to-day clinical practice, and his work has earned him the reputation for being. “The practical tools guy.” His seminars on CBT, DBT, and Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy routinely receive the highest evaluations from conference participants in terms of clinical utility as well as entertainment value.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$449.00N/A
Full-Time Student$359.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits