David Burns Live: Rapid Recovery in Real Time
May 16, 2021 | 7 CE hours. $135
Featuring David Burns, MD and Jill Levitt, Ph.D.
Sponsored by the Feeling Good Institute
I am extremely excited to bring you a full day of live work featuring live therapy. Dr. Jill Levitt and I will work in real time with two audience volunteers who are struggling with feelings of, depression, anxiety, and inadequacy. We will attempt to bring about rapid and profound change in both of our volunteer “patients,” and will highlight what works and what does not.
When you witness the transformation of depression and anxiety into feelings of joy, relief, and enlightenment, you will feel much better about your own flaws, and you will discover some awesome new TEAM-CBT tools that can improve your clinical outcomes. This might be one of the most rewarding workshops of your career!
Teaching methods will include didactic segments, two live therapy sessions, and small group practice with experts who will provide mentoring and feedback.
Jill and I hope you can join us!
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Registration will be strictly limited. Don’t wait too long and end up disappointed!
This workshop will be limited to mental health professionals and graduate students in some branch of mental health.
I recently purchased Feeling Great and have been using Dr Burns’s others books for about 15 years.
One thought troubles me regarding the idea that our thoughts alone produce our negative emotions:
We know for example that animal experience mood and anxiety disorders. For example, left alone for extended periods, chimps become lonely and depressed, and in response to traumatic experiences, they exhibit behavioural disturbances closely resembling PTSD and depression.
And yet chimps are not capable of rational thought. They can no more ‘label’ or overgeneralise than they can think about political theory.
it would seem then that anxiety and depression can indeed be directly caused by experiences independent of thought.
Thanks, Joseph. I used to have thoughts like this, too. Actually, cognitive therapy is about the impact of perceptions on how we feel. The word, “thought,” is just a shorthand for certain kinds of perceptions that humans have, using language. Animals also have perceptions, like “I’m in danger,” or “I’m loved,” or “I have done something bad,” and so forth, and they have a rich emotional life, too, just like humans! Two animals can be in the same exact situation, and have radically different feelings, depending on their perceptions and interpretations of the situation. For example, one animal on seeing a person for the first time may be terrified, and another may be happy and curious. d