The Four “Great Deaths” of the Therapist’s Ego!

Watch David and Mike on FB Live this Sunday,
April 29, 2018, at 3 PM (Pacific Time) as they discuss–
The Four “Great Deaths” of the Therapist’s Ego, or “Self”

Hi all!

Our Sunday show on April 22 on the four “Great Deaths” that correspond to recovery from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and habits and addictions, respectively, was really well received. You can still watch it on my public FB page.

As it turns out, there are also four “Great Deaths” of the therapist’s “ego,” or “self,” that are required in TEAM-CBT. Do you know what they are? Here’s a hint–they correspond to the four letters of TEAM. In other words, there is a

  • T = Testing “Great Death” of the therapist’s ego
  • E = Empathy “Great Death” of the therapist’s ego
  • A = Agenda Setting “Great Death” of the therapist’s ego
  • M = Methods “Great Death” of the therapist’s ego

In you want to find out what these four “Great Deaths” involve, and why, tune in Sunday at 3 PM Pacific Time to listen live (you can ask questions and make comments if you listen live) or any time after that at my Public FB Page.

Hey, I am almost fully recovered from my bronchitis and started my Sunday hikes again. Here are some incredible photos by our beloved and brilliant Maryam! I hope you enjoy them. This first one, of the trail, is rather stupendous! Wow!


The next is a shot of a consultation I was doing with Alex, one of the psychiatric residents at Stanford, on a potential solutions to a challenging clinical problem.


These next two are photos of Zane and Heather, both members of the Tuesday group, as well as teacher, and both are outstanding TEAM-CBT therapists.





Some Cool Upcoming Workshops

Coming on May 20th! Act fast if you want to join us! Partially sold out but a few slots are still available for online participants.

May 20th, 2018  Advanced, High-Speed CBT for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety A one day workshop by Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt. 6 CE Credits, $135
You can join in person or online from wherever you live! Click here for registration information.

There are no spots left for the live workshop in Palo Alto, but we still have room for you to join us online. Mike Christensen and others will be available to help those who join online with the small group exercises in “virtual” rooms. In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to personal work, so you can boost your own feelings of confidence and self-esteem while at the same time learning tons of new tools that will greatly boost your clinical effectiveness!

Coming in June! One of my best two-day workshops ever!

“Scared Stiff: Fast, Effective Treatment for Anxiety Disorders”
a two-day workshop Sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates
June 4 -5, 2018 Calgary, Canada
June 6 – 7, 2018 Winnipeg, Canada

Mike Christensen and several others will be joining me at both locations to help out with supervision of the small group exercises. You’ll LOVE this workshop and you’ll learn TONS of powerful techniques to treat every type of anxiety. You’ll learn how to heal your clients and your own feelings of insecurity and self-doubt as well! And I’ll do a live demonstration at each location, to add some drama, illumination, and inspiration. Should be exciting! Hope you can join us!

I greatly appreciate your support, and hope you will continue to spread the word about TEAM-CBT and i am trying hard to reach as many people as possible with my free programming and blogs designed to help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and habits and addictions, as well as the therapists who treat them!

I think there are ways you can “share” these blogs, Feeling Good Podcasts, and Sunday FB Broadcasts with friends and colleagues. Please do that! This month, my Feeling Good Podcasts with beloved host, Dr. Fabrice Nye, will likely exceed 50,000 downloads for the first time. So you ARE helping! Thanks so much!