Jill’s Journey

Jill’s Journey from CBT to TEAM

Dear web visitors, friends, and colleagues,

You might enjoy this brief (six-minute) video from my dear colleague, Jill Levitt, PhD, who I teach with at my weekly Stanford psychotherapy training seminar, which is free to local mental health professionals. In the video that follows, Jill describes her personal journey from traditional CBT to TEAM-CBT.


Jill is a fabulous therapist because she combines masterful technical skills with great compassion and empathy. In addition, she is director of training at the Feeling Good Institute in Mt. View, California. She also offers weekly online training groups for therapists as well, so you can join from anywhere in the world. Check it out if you want to give your clinical skills a shot in the arm!

Some of you may remember Jill from the live therapy podcasts that she and I did with Mark in the spring of 2017 on the theme, “I’m a failure as a father.”  If you haven’t yet listened to those podcasts, you might find them compelling. The response from listeners was tremendous.

Perhaps that’s because so many of us, perhaps including you, sometimes feel that we’ve fallen short in our role as a father, mother, partner, teacher, or whatever. The session documents Mark’s extraordinary recovery / enlightenment occurring in real time in a single TEAM therapy session. You will witness decades of depression suddenly transformed into overwhelming joy.

If you want to see Jill and David in action, we will be doing a half-day and a full-day workshop on TEAM-CBT at the upcoming ABCT conference (Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies) in San Diego in November, and we’d love to see you there. If you live in northern California, and you’re a licensed mental health professional or graduate student, you’d also be welcome to join our free Tuesday training group at Stanford.

Here are the particulars on our ABCT presentations, in case you want to join us!

ABCT Conference
(Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies)

November 16 – 17, 2017, San Diego

Jill and I will present two workshops on the latest developments in high-speed psychotherapy (TEAM-CBT) for depression and anxiety disorders. I LOVE teaching with Jill at our weekly psychotherapy training seminar at Stanford every Tuesday. She is a tremendous teacher and therapist, so these promise to be fun and highly educational presentations.

Thursday, November 16, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Building a Better CBT-An introduction to the TEAM-CBT model (6 hours)

Friday, November 17, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
When Helping Doesn’t Help: Overcoming Therapeutic Resistance With TEAM-CBT (3 hours)



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Thanks! David