2 Day Intensive: Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Presented by Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

Live Streaming on July 27 - 28, 2021


12 Hours  |  Pending CEU Approval


This online course will be streaming live on July 27 – 28, 2021 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET

Recored footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until August 27, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on July 26, 2021

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!

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For further information, please visit: www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca

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, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, 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 an award-winning and best-selling author who has devoted the first 17 years of his career to developing and implementing Cognitive Behavioural – based treatment programs in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has conducted CBT trainings in all 50 United states as well as Mexico & New Zealand. He Serves as faculty for educational institutes in Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the UK. Although he trained with the prestigious Beck institute of Cognitive Therapy and research, he has become known in the industry as the “practical tools guy.” Most importantly, he has used CBT with his clients in individual and group settings for 20 years, and will leave you with easy to implement strategies you can use with your clients the very next day!

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

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact webinars@jackhirose.com for more information and registration. 

  • 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