We’ve Corrected the Audio Error in Monday’s Feeling Good Podcast

For many of you, there was an error in the audio file for the Monday, January 6, 2020 podcast on “What if I really am a useless human being?” I have corrected this problem, and you can find the show notes with the fully functioning audio file at this link. Rhonda and I apologize for this error, and greatly appreciate your interest and support!

You can also play the audio right here, but the show notes may also be of interest to you and you’ll find those at the link above.


Hungry for Some Awesome Training?

BI’ll be doing two cool one day workshops on topics of enormous importance:

  1. How to overcome therapeutic resistance and boost patient motivation on February 9, 2019. This is the most important topic in all of psychotherapy, and the methods you will learn are innovative, surprising, and powerful. The focus will be on melting away therapeutic resistance in patients with depression (morning session) and anxiety disorders (afternoon).
  2. The best techniques to smash each of the ten cognitive distortions first described in my book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.

I’m thrilled to be joined at both workshops by my esteemed colleague, Dr. Jill Levitt.  We love to teach together! When we teach together, it makes for a dynamic and fun dance of  learning.  If you’ve heard us before, you know that Jill is warm, brilliant, and incredibly clear, so you can really LEARN and master concepts and practice techniques that can transform your practice.

You can join both online from anywhere in the world, or join us in person in Palo Alto for free breakfast,  lunch, and schmoozing! You’ll find the details below.


You can reach Dr. Burns at Dr. Rhonda Barovsky practices in Walnut Creek, California, and can be reached at She is a Certified TEAM-CBT Level 4 therapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. She also does forensic work in family court, but finds TEAM-CBT to be way more rewarding!

If you like our jingle music and would like to support the composer Brett Van Donsel, you may download it here.


Coming up in 2020

High Speed Methods to Reduce Resistance
and Boost Motivation

This is the most important, and least understood, topic in the behavioral sciences. Nearly all therapeutic failure results from the failure to address resistance. Therapists do not understand what causes resistance or how treat it effectively.

Come to this workshop and learn how to melt away resistance for incredibly high-speed recovery!

With Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt

Feb 9. 2020 |  7 CE hours. $135

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The Cognitive Distortion Starter Kit:
How to Crush Negative Thoughts

TEAM-CBT includes more than 100 powerful techniques to change the distorted thoughts that trigger negative emotions. But what techniques should I select for my patient who feels depressed, anxious, or angry?

As you know, in my book, Feeling Good, I listed the ten most common cognitive distortions, like All-or-Nothing Thinking, Should Statements, Emotional Reasoning, and more, and you probably use that list all the time in your clinical work. But do you know which techniques work the best for each distortion?

Come to this workshop and find out! You’ll learn with tons of cool techniques you can use every day to boost your clinical effectiveness.

With Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt

May 17, 2020 | 7 CE hours. $135

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