Feeling Great: A New, High-Speed Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Presented by David Burns, M.D.

Live Streaming on March 24, 2021


7 Hours  | Pre-approved for 7 CEUs


This online course will be streaming live on March 24, 2021 from 8:30am – 5:00pm PST after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PST
12:00pm – 12:45pm PST
2:30pm – 2:45pm PST

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until April 23, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on March 22, 2021

Research indicates that most, if not all, current treatments for depression and anxiety are barely more effective than placebos, if at all. In most studies, fewer than half of the patients even experience a 50% reduction in depression after many months of treatment. Research also suggests that therapeutic failure nearly always results from patient resistance that hasn’t been skillfully addressed.

Most depressed patients believe they’re damaged, defective, or just “not good enough.” Perhaps you’ve felt that way at times. And although your patients may yearn for change, many of them seem to cling to feelings of depression and worthlessness, as well as the distorted thoughts that trigger these feelings.


In this workshop, you’ll learn about the two forms of resistance that can undermine the treatment of depression and anxiety. You will also learn how to quickly eliminate resistance and open the door to ultra-rapid recovery. Doctor Burns will bring these incredible methods to life with inspiring and dramatic video clips from live therapy sessions with two women recovered from years of depression, anxiety, shame, and anger in a single, two-hour therapy session.

Were these changes real? Can people really recover from chronic and refractory mood problems in a single therapy session? And can these changes last?

You will learn many powerful techniques to pinpoint and reduce therapeutic resistance, such as the Magic Button, Positive Reframing, Pivot Question and Magic Dial. You will also lean powerful techniques to crush the negative thoughts that cause depression and anxiety, including Explain the Distortions, the Downward Arrow Technique, the Experimental Technique, Examine the Evidence, the Externalization of Voices, Double Standard, Feared Fantasy, and more. Finally, you will learn fast, effective Relapse Prevention Techniques for lasting change.

Prepare to explore a revolutionary, paradoxical, and exciting new treatment based on the premise that depression and anxiety do not result from what’s wrong with you, but from what’s right with you!

  1. The benefits of Testing.
  2. How to use Worst, Best, Average for thoughts that include Overgeneralization and Labeling
  3. How to use Be Specific
  4. How to use Let’s Define Terms
  5. Several techniques to melt away therapeutic resistance for rapid change.
  6. Many techniques to crush the distorted thoughts that trigger depression and anxiety.
  7. The necessary and sufficient conditions for emotional change.
  8. How to use the Paradoxical Double Standard Technique to reduce intense self-criticisms
  9. How to use the Feared Fantasy Technique to reduce feelings of shame.
  10. The keys to effective Relapse Prevention Training (RPT)
  • Accurately track changes in symptoms from the start to the end of every session.
  • Accurately track therapist empathy at every session
  • Avoid the “reverse hypnosis” that sabotages treatment.
  • Distinguish between Outcome and Process Resistance, the two roadblocks to successful therapy.
  • Quickly melt away client resistance.
  • Use the elements of the TEAM—T = testing, E = empathy, A = Assessment of resistance and M = Methods—to bring about high-speed, lasting change.
  • Crush the negative thoughts that cause depression and anxiety.
  • Conquer your own feelings of insecurity and self-doubt and leave the workshop feeling great!

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.

David Burns, M.D. is an adjunct clinical professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His books Feeling Good and the Feeling Good Handbook have sold more than five million copies worldwide. Feeling Good has consistently been rate as the top depression self-help book by Canadian and American mental health professionals. His latest book, Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety, was released in the fall of 2020. It is for therapists as well as anyone who needs a little emotional tune-up! 

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/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