Report on the Whistler Intensive / More Training Opportunities for You!*

Report on the Whistler Intensive / More Training Opportunities for You!*

Hi everybody,

last week’s psychotherapy training intensive in Whistler, Canada was just awesome. Oops, Lisa Kelley has urged me not to go over the top with language, so let me say it was arguably a bit above average. In fact, the ratings for all four days were the highest I’ve received–by a big margin, actually–in the last 25 years or more of doing workshops. I was thrilled and grateful to have such a warm and responsive group.

My dear colleague, Jack Hirose, who organized the conference, said the ratings were the highest he has seen in the many hundreds of workshops that he has sponsored in Canada with a variety of speakers. I was grateful for the skillful help of my dear colleague, Mike Christensen, who attended and assisted greatly with the teaching. He was also my co-therapist in the live demonstration on the morning of the second day of the conference with an audience volunteer who had experienced severe trauma and abuse.

The session was riveting. We were fortunate to have it filmed in gorgeous ultra-high definition video, and I hope to make it available to you as part of a training program before long.

If you would like to attend a similar conference, consider the upcoming San Francisco intensive in a few weeks. I will try my hardest to make it a little above average, too!

My San Francisco summer intensive is always one of my BEST training programs of the year because the group is quite small. This gives you lots of chances for Q and A and personal connection with me, plus lots of chances for networking with your colleagues. In addition, many individuals from my Tuesday group at Stanford will join me to provide feedback for you during the small group exercises.

Here are the specifics:

Coming in San Francisco in August

High Speed, Drug Free Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders–
A Four-Day TEAM-CBT Advanced Intensive

August 6 – 9, 2018, South San Francisco Conference Center, California
For more information, click here
or contact http://www.iahb.org/
phone: 800-258-8411

If you can only attend one of my workshops, consider this intensive! it is simplly

THE BEST!

Seating is limited. Register now  if you want to get in on the action!

Hope to see you in San Francisco in August! David

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Also coming up soon on my Sunday FB Live Broadcasts

Sunday, July 15th, 2018, at 3 PM: The Disarming Technique–Taking a Deeper Dive, with special guest, Mike Christensen

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, at 3 PM: The Shouldy Approach to Life–How to Crush Should Statements, with special guest, Jill Levitt, PhD

If you attend live, you can ask questions and be a part of the show. However, they are all recorded so you can tune in anytime on my Public FB page!

Attention: Mike and I need your help for the program this coming Sunday, July 15th. We are going to show you how to put the lie to any criticism by agreeing with the criticism. This is called the Disarming Technique, one of the Five Secrets of Effective Communication. But to bring the show to life in a personal way, we need you to provide challenging criticisms you may have heard from angry clients, or from friends, family, or colleagues.

No one has emailed me with any good criticisms yet. This is your chance for individual feedback from us!

People often complain along these lines: “But how can you agree with a criticism that simply isn’t true?” Well, we’ll show you! But you need to send us examples of criticisms you have received that “simply aren’t true!”

Thanks!

No FB Show tomorrow, July 8, 2018

No FB Show tomorrow, July 8, 2018

Next Show will be Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3 PM PST

Hi everybody. There will be no FB show tomorrow, Sunday, July 8, 2018. The next show will be on July 15th on the topic of “The Disarming Technique: Taking a Deeper Dive.” Mike Christensen will return to do the show with me.

The Disarming Technique is tremendously powerful and important, but extremely challenging to learn. Essentially, you agree with a criticism, even if it sounds wrong, exaggerated, or unfair. The Disarming Technique is based on the Law of Opposites which states:

If you defend yourself and disagree with a criticism that sounds totally wrong or unfair, you will immediately prove that the criticism is valid, and the person who is criticizing you will stop be even more convinced, and rightfully so, that the criticism is absolutely correct. This is a paradox.

If. in contrast, you immediately and genuinely agree with a criticism that sounds totally wrong or unfair, you will immediately put the lie to it, and the person who is criticizing you will stop believing it. This is also a paradox.

Therapists and the general public alike struggle with this mightily! They always ask, “But what if there is no truth in the criticism? How can you possibly agree with a false criticism?”

To prepare for this incredibly important and hopefully exciting show, please send me one or more criticisms you have received, from a patient or from a friend or family member or colleague or customer, that you are convinced could not be true. Mike and I will show you how to use the Disarming Technique to put the lie to the criticism.

NOTE: Please do not email me with vague, general questions about this technique, as general dialogue usually will not be productive. Instead, provide me with some specific examples, please. Thanks!

I just returned from the Canadian intensive in Whistler, BC. Mike Christensen helped me with the teaching and therapy. It was a fabulous experience, and we received the highest ratings I’ve had for workshops in the last 25 years or more. It was an amazing experience in beautiful setting with some beautiful people! I have to thank Jack Hirose and Associates for sponsoring this program!

Even better, Mike and I did therapy with a volunteer who’d experience some pretty awful traumas. The therapy was magical. so inspiring, and arguably almost unbelievable! It was filmed by Mike Manor, a therapist and videographer, who happened to attend the workshop. I am hoping to do something with the video, as it will make for some pretty powerful learning for therapists and for everyone, to be honest!

The San Francisco intensive is coming up in early August, so check it out if you’re interested. It is usually an excellent if not fabulous event as well! See below for details.

I apologize for being over the top in my descriptions of some events, but sometimes, this is warranted, I think.

You can find our previous FB Live recordings, as well as the one scheduled for the 15th, on my public FB page.

David

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Coming in San Francisco in August

High Speed, Drug Free Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders–
A Four-Day TEAM-CBT Advanced Intensive

August 6 – 9, 2018, South San Francisco Conference Center, California
For more information, click here
or contact http://www.iahb.org/
phone: 800-258-8411

If you can only attend one of my workshops, consider an intensive! They are

THE BEST!

Register right away if you want to get in on the action!

Hope to see you in San Francisco in August!

David and Jill Show Returns! Intimacy Training, Part 3!

David and Jill Show Returns! Intimacy Training, Part 3!

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 3 PM PST.

The beloved and brilliant Dr. Jill Levitt will return this Sunday for Part 3 on Intimacy Training. You can join us live and participate in the dialogue or watch the recording anytime later on.

In our two previous FB Live broadcasts on Intimacy Training, Jill and I discussed how to receive criticism and how to give criticism.  This week, we will take a deeper dive into how to form warm, trusting relationships with others. We will address several questions from fans, including a man who asks about people who are prone to anxiety and afraid of confrontations, as well as a question from a woman who tends to get very self-critical when criticized. These are themes we can perhaps all identity with!

This will provide balance in our presentations on loving relationships. We’ve had three broadcasts on flirting and hustling with Angela Krumm, PhD and Kyle Jones, who were fabulous. These three broadcasts addressed the problem of how to flirt skillfully, how to find someone to date, and how to play the dating game to win–instead of getting rejected over and over.

This coming Sunday will be our third broadcast on the other side of the coin: once you’ve found someone to date, how do you develop meaningful, loving relationship with him or her? And how can we develop more satisfying relationships with friends and family members?

Mental health professionals, as well as our patients, and human beings in general, seem to have incredible difficulties resolving relationship conflicts. What can we do about this problem? Can it be solved? And if so, how?

If time permits, we will also address a question from a therapist who asked about the treatment of depression in a patient who does well and then gets episodically suicidal. What types of interventions should this therapist consider?

You can find our previous FB Live recordings, as well as the one this Sunday, on my public FB page.

David

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Coming in Canada on Tuesday!

You still have time to register if you move fast!

Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
A Four-Day Intensive Training in TEAM-CBT

July 3 – 6, 2018 Whistler, BC, Canada

For more information, contact Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.
Phone: 604.924.0296, Toll-free: 1.800.456.5424

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Coming in San Francisco in August

High Speed, Drug Free Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders–
A Four-Day TEAM-CBT Advanced Intensive

August 6 – 9, 2018, South San Francisco Conference Center, California
For more information, click here
or contact http://www.iahb.org/
phone: 800-258-8411

If you can only attend one of my workshops, consider an intensive! They are

THE BEST!

Register right away if you want to get in on the action!

Hope to see you in Whistler in July or San Francisco in August!

 

 

 

 

 

Free TEAM-CBT Training in New York

Free TEAM-CBT Training in New York

Leader:  David Bricker, PhD, Certified Level 4 Trainer

Location: Feeling Good Center of New York, 160 Broadway, Suite 1204, New York City

When:  Wednesday evenings — 7 to 8:30 pm

Qualifications:  Licensed Professionals who are currently working with patients

Requirements:

Contact:  davidbricker@gmail.com

 

 

 

Flirting Training, Part 2, on FB Live, Sunday, June 23, 2018 at 3 PM PST!

Flirting Training, Part 2, on FB Live, Sunday, June 23, 2018 at 3 PM PST!

More Fabulous Dating and Flirting Strategies with Angela Krumm, PhD

This week our amazing special guest, Angela Krumm, PhD, returns for Part 2 of her Flirting Training series. Angela is Clinical Director of the Feeling Good Institute in Mt. View, California (www.feelinggoodinstitute.com) She will discuss more successful dating strategies, including the specifics of how to flirt and meet attractive strangers. Before the show, feel free to review her fabulous list of copyrighted (but free for you!) Flirting Skills.

If you want to catch our first show (Angela Part 1), you can click here.

If you watch the new show live on my public FB page this Sunday at 3 PM. you can participate and ask questions during the show. Of course, you can watch the recording of the show anytime on my public FB page.

Your official “textbook” for the dating presentations will be my book, Intimate Connections, which you can purchase at Amazon.com.

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Coming in July and August, 2018

My summer intensives! Two great locations!

Register Now!

Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
A Four-Day Intensive Training in TEAM-CBT

 July 3 – 6, 2018 Whistler, BC, Canada

For more information, contact Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.
Phone: 604.924.0296, Toll-free: 1.800.456.5424

OR

High Speed, Drug Free Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders–
A Four-Day TEAM-CBT Intensive

August 6 – 9, 2018, South San Francisco Conference Center, California

For more information, click here or call 1-800-258-8411

The summer intensives are nearly always my best workshops of the year. If you can only attend one of my workshops, consider one of the intensives!

David

Dating Strategies, Today, on FB Live, Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 3 PM PST!

Dating Strategies, Today, on FB Live, Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 3 PM PST!

Dating and Flirting Strategies

Dr. David Burns and Kyle Jones

This week I will have another fantastic special guest, Kyle Jones, a third-year PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University. Kyle and I will discuss common dating errors and how to avoid them. We will also discuss successful dating strategies, including how to make the first move, how to overcome the fear of rejection or being alone, how to deal with people who give you the run-around, and more!

Kyle helped me with the full day Intimacy Workshop for the local chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists on Friday, and was superb! Of course, before you can use the Five Secrets of Effective Communication to deepen any relationship, you have to have someone to connect with! That is quite a different challenge, requiring a different set of methods.

When I was in clinical practice, nearly 60% of my patients were not in intimate relationships, so this was one of most popular therapy topics–how to play the dating game so you can find someone to love.

Today’s broadcast, like most, will be for therapists and for the general public. However, it will be pretty “down to earth,” and not at all academic. We will be teaching things they did not teach us during medical school or psychiatric residency.

Your official “textbook” for these dating presentations will be my book, Intimate Connections, which you can purchase at Amazon.com.

 

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Coming in July and August, 2018.

My summer intensives will be here soon! Two great locations!

Register Now!

Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
A Four-Day Intensive Training in TEAM-CBT

 July 3 – 6, 2018
Whistler, BC, Canada

For more information, contact Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.
Phone: 604.924.0296, Toll-free: 1.800.456.5424

OR

High Speed, Drug Free Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders–
A Four-Day TEAM-CBT Intensive

August 6 – 9, 2018
South San Francisco Conference Center, California

For more information, click here or call 1-800-258-8411

The summer intensives are nearly always my BEST workshops of the year. If you can only attend one of my workshops, make it one of the intensives!

David

Coming Soon: Dr. Burns’ Awesome Summer Intensive in San Francisco

Coming Soon: Dr. Burns’ Awesome Summer Intensive in San Francisco

Coming in August!

David’s Amazing Summer Intensive

TEAM-CBT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders

August 6 – 9, 2018 at the
South San Francisco Conference Center

For more information, click here, or call IBH.com at 800-258-8411

Here are just a few of the really cool things about this workshop:

  • Rapid Recovery for Depression and Anxiety Disorders. You’ll learn state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral, and motivational treatment techniques for depression and all of the anxiety disorders.
  • Melt Away Resistance and Boost Patient Motivation. The innovative anti-resistance techniques that Dr. Burns has created now make incredibly rapid recovery a possibility for most patients, including individuals struggling with chronic depression and anxiety disorders.
  • Practice and Personal Feedback. You will have the chance to practice in small groups and get immediate feedback and personal grooming from Dr. Burns and his colleagues from his weekly training group at Stanford.
  • Live Demonstration. There will be a live demonstration of TEAM-CBT with an audience volunteer on the evening of day 1. Dr. Jill Levitt, who teaches with David at Stanford, will be David’s co-therapist. All of the live demonstrations in recent years have been jaw-dropping and inspirational!
  • Solo Flight. You’ll get a chance to practice TEAM-CBT in real time on day 3. This will be a challenging but rewarding “solo flight.”
  • Personal Work. You will be able to do your own personal work during the workshop.
  • Relapse Prevention Training (RPT). TEAM-CBT aims for rapid, dramatic, and lasting recovery.
  • Advanced Empathy Training. You’ll improve your empathy skills.
  • Fun and Schmoozing. You will have abundant opportunities to schmooze, network, and have fun.
  • TEAM-CBT Certification. Attending this workshop will make you eligible for Level 1 TEAM-CBT Certification by the Feeling Good institute in Mt. View, California.
  • Earn 32 CE/CME Credits. Please visit IBH.com for details.
  • Free lunches on days 1 and 3 with special presentations by Sunny Choi, who uses TEAM-CBT in a multi-cultural setting with individuals with limited resources, and Vandana Aspen, PhD, who will speak on new approaches to eating disorders.
  • And much more.

If you can only attend one of my workshops this year, the South San Francisco August intensive is the one to attend! I hope to see you there!

Register Now!

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David Burns, MD

 

 

Coming Soon: Dr. Burns’ Awesome Summer Intensive in Whistler, BC

Coming Soon: Dr. Burns’ Awesome Summer Intensive in Whistler, BC

Coming in July!

David’s Amazing Canadian Summer Intensive

Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
for Depression and Anxiety Disorders 

A Four-Day Intensive Training in TEAM-CBT

July 3 – 6, 2018

In Gorgeous Whistler, BC

For more information, contact Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.
Phone: 604.924.0296, Toll-free: 1.800.456.5424

Here are just a few of the really cool things about this intensive:

  • Rapid Recovery for Depression and Anxiety Disorders. You’ll learn state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral, and motivational techniques for depression and all of the anxiety disorders.
  • Melt Away Resistance and Boost Patient Motivation. The innovative anti-resistance techniques that Dr. Burns has created now make incredibly rapid recovery a possibility for most depressed and anxious patients.
  • Practice and Personal Feedback. You will have the chance to practice in small groups and get immediate feedback and personal grooming from Dr. Burns and Mike Christensen, a tremendously skillful TEAM-CBT therapist and trainer.
  • Live Demonstration. There will be a live demonstration of TEAM-CBT with an audience volunteer on the morning of day 2. Mike Christensen will be Dr. Burns’ co-therapist. All of the live demonstrations in recent years have been incredibly inspirational!
  • Personal Work. You will be able to do your own personal work on the last day of the workshop using the Externalization of Voices and Acceptance Paradox.
  • Relapse Prevention Training. You’ll learn how to do Relapse Prevention Training (RPT).
  • Advanced Empathy Training. You’ll improve your empathy skills.
  • Fun and Schmoozing. You will have abundant opportunities to schmooze, network, and have fun.
  • Hiking with Mike and David. Although there will be no evening sessions, Dr. Burns and Mike Christensen will organize evening hikes following the workshop. You’ll have the chance to ask questions, do personal work, and receive case consultations.
  • TEAM-CBT Certification. Attending this workshop will make you eligible for Level 1 TEAM-CBT Certification by the Feeling Good institute in Mt. View, California.
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits
  • Complimentary Lunch on Days 1 & 3
  • And much more.

If you can only attend one of my workshops this year, this is the one to attend!

Register Now!

Move Fast for the Early Bird Rate—Only $620.00 US + 5% GST tax

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David and Mike Christensen

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David Burns, MD

 

 

Dr. Burns’ Intimacy Training Workshop

Dr. Burns’ Intimacy Training Workshop

Do you have clients or loved ones who

  • Never listen?
  • Refuse to talk or open up?
  • Unfairly criticize you?
  • Constantly complain but ignore your efforts to help?
  • Are narcissistic, controlling, or self-centered?
  • Are resistant and oppositional?
  • Are overwhelmingly depressed, panicky, angry, or hopeless?

Would you like to enjoy greater satisfaction in your clinical work and more loving relationships with the people you care about? 

Attend this Exciting Workshop this Friday—

A Day of Intimacy Training!

HOW TO DEVELOP STRONGER, DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES, AND LOVED ONES

by David Burns, MD, with Kyle Jones

Friday, June 15th, 2018 in Mt. View, California

 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Michael’s at Shoreline
2960 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT
(California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

In this exciting workshop, you’ll learn how to develop more meaningful and rewarding relationships with your clients as well as the people you care about the most, and you’ll get plenty of helpful feedback while you learn. I’ll be joined by the brilliant and totally wonderful Kyle Jones, a 3rd year PhD student at Palo Alto University. Although I’ll be doing the main teaching, Kyle will help me provide helpful feedback to all of you during the small group exercises.

In the morning, we’ll focus on dealing with challenging, difficult clients, and in the afternoon, we will take on a far greater challenge: how to deal with challenging, difficult loved ones!

All of that plus:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free lunch
  • 6 CE credits
  • Lots of fun while learning!

Register Now!

Click here for registration and further details

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Kyle Jones

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David Burns, MD

Flirting Training, Part 1, tomorrow, on FB Live, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3 PM PST!

Flirting Training, Part 1, tomorrow, on FB Live, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3 PM PST!

Dating and Flirting Strategies with Angela Krumm, PhD

This week I will have a fantastic special guest, Angela Krumm, PhD, Clinical Director of the Feeling Good Institute in Mt. View, California (www.feelinggoodinstitute.com.) Angela and I will discuss successful dating strategies, including flirting training. If you watch the show live on my public FB page you can participate and ask questions during the show. Of course, you can watch the recording of the show anytime on my public FB page.

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Your official “textbook” for the dating presentations will be my book, Intimate Connections, which you can purchase at Amazon.com.

More Dating Strategies Next Week

Next week, my special guest will be the totally awesome Kyle Jones, and we will continue to discuss dating strategies, including how to make the first move, and more!

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Hey, I am offering a really great, all-new workshop this coming Friday, right here in California. You still have time to register if you move fast.

A Day of Intimacy Training!

HOW TO DEVELOP STRONGER, DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES, AND LOVED ONES

Friday, June 15th, 2018 in Mt. View, California

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Michael’s at Shoreline
2960 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT
(California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

In this exciting workshop, you’ll learn how to develop more meaningful and rewarding relationships with your clients as well as the people you care about the most, and you’ll get plenty of helpful feedback while you learn. I’ll be joined by the brilliant and totally wonderful Kyle Jones, a 3rd year PhD student at Palo Alto University. (You can see his photo above.) Although I’ll be doing the main teaching, Kyle will help me provide helpful feedback to all of you during the small group exercises.

In the morning, we’ll focus on dealing with challenging, difficult clients, and in the afternoon we will take on a far greater challenge: how to deal with challenging, difficult loved ones!

All of that plus:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free lunch
  • 6 CE credits
  • Lots of fun while learning!

Click here for registration and further details

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Coming in July and August, 2018.

My summer intensives! Two great locations!

Register Now!

Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
A Four-Day Intensive Training in TEAM-CBT

 July 3 – 6, 2018 Whistler, BC, Canada

For more information, contact Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.
Phone: 604.924.0296, Toll-free: 1.800.456.5424

OR

High Speed, Drug Free Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders–
A Four-Day TEAM-CBT Intensive

August 6 – 9, 2018, South San Francisco Conference Center, California

For more information, click here or call 1-800-258-8411

The summer intensives are nearly always my best workshops of the year. If you can only attend one of my workshops, consider one of the intensives!

I greatly appreciate your support, and am trying to reach as many people as possible with my free blogs designed to help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and habits and addictions, as well as the therapists who treat them! If you like what you see, please share it with friends and encourage them to sign up right here on www.feelinggood.com. The sign-up widget is in the upper right hand corner of every page!

David