How Can I Learn More About TEAM-CBT? Should I Attend the Fault Workshop Next Week?

How Can I Learn More About TEAM-CBT? Should I Attend the Fault Workshop Next Week?

 

Hungry to Learn More?

Hi Dr. Burns,

I am a 66 year old grad student at XYZ University and am an intern at a mental health clinic. I am excited about learning T.E.A.M. Where do you recommend beginning? Should I start with the “And It’s All Your Fault” webcast?

Thank you for what you are doing.

R
Dear R,

Thank you for your note, and way to go on your training! Very cool! (I have disguised your name and University to protect your identity, but probably not needed.) I hope to see you at one of the upcoming workshops!

Here are some suggestions for learning more about TEAM. You can

David

“And It’s All Your Fault!” Transforming Troubled Relationships Into Loving Ones

October 30 – 31, 2017–Raleigh, NC: Double Tree Raleigh Brownstone-University
November 1 – 2, 2017–Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Marriott Century Center
November 3 – 4, 2017–Denver, CO: Double Tree by Hilton Denver-Westminster
For more information, click here, or contact IAHB, phone: 800-258-8411

The Raleigh workshop on Oct 30 – 31 INCLUDES A LIVE WEBCAST– Click here for more information

If you are reading this blog on social media, I appreciate it! I would like to invite you to visit my website, http://www.FeelingGood.com, as well. There you will find a wealth of free goodies, including my Feeling Good blogs, my Feeling Good Podcasts with host, Dr. Fabrice Nye, and the Ask Dr. David blogs as well, along with announcements of upcoming workshops, and tons of resources for mental health professionals as well as patients!

Once you link to my blog, you can sign up using the widget at the top of the column to the right of each page. Please forward my blogs to friends as well, especially anyone with an interest in mood problems, psychotherapy, or relationship conflicts.

Thanks! David

Discount for Upcoming “Fault” Workshops if You Move Fast!

Discount for Upcoming “Fault” Workshops if You Move Fast!

Dear Web visitors,

My relationship workshops will take place in three east coast cities at the end of October, and the first will be live-streamed, so you can “attend” from anywhere in the world. Here’s a new development: When you register, if you use the code Burns50, you will receive a $50 discount. Not a bad deal! Here are the details:

“And It’s All Your Fault!” Transforming Troubled Relationships Into Loving Ones

October 30 – 31, 2017–Raleigh, NC: Double Tree Raleigh Brownstone-University
November 1 – 2, 2017–Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Marriott Century Center
November 3 – 4, 2017–Denver, CO: Double Tree by Hilton Denver-Westminster
For more information, click here, or contact IAHB, phone: 800-258-8411

The Raleigh workshop on Oct 30 – 31 INCLUDES A LIVE WEBCAST–
Click here for more information

In addition, my Feeling Good talk will be sponsored by Stanford and is free to Stanford-affiliated health professionals. There’s a $40 fee for the general public. I’ll be discussing  the developments led to the birth of TEAM-CBT, including a dramatic video clip of a patient with overwhelming depression and anxiety having a full-blown panic attack in my office during a therapy session. You will see the actual moment of her recovery during the session!

I will also present some inspiring vignettes of patients who recovered rapidly from severe depression and anxiety disorders without having to use medications. I’m honored to have this opportunity to present at Stanford! Here are the details.

Feeling Good
Friday, October 27, 2017, 8 to 10 AM
Stanford University Li Ka Shen Center, Room 130
For health professionals as well as the general public

Sponsored by the Stanford Health Promotion Network, this presentation by David D. Burns, M.D., will focus on fast, effective, drug-free treatments for depression and anxiety disorders. This event is free for Stanford-affiliated individuals and $40 for others who wish to attend. Click here for registration and more information

I sincerely hope you can join me for one of these exciting events!

All the best,

David

I’m Back! Missed You!

I’m Back! Missed You!

Hi friends and colleagues,

I am back from three fabulous two-day trauma workshops in Washington DC, Newark, NH, and Philadelphia. The people who attended were just fantastic, so warm and enthusiastic. One of my most rewarding workshop tours ever! All three of my evening live demonstrations with volunteers who attended were incredibly inspiring, and the changes the volunteers reported were pretty amazing. In fact, one person was skeptical and thought the demonstration was staged! Of course, it is all completely real.

I also enjoyed terrific support from esteemed colleagues who attended, including several who have started Feeling Good Institutes / TEAM-CBT training and treatment programs in New York (including Elise Munoz, Dr. Robert Schachter, Lynne Spevack, and Dr. Taylor Chesney), plus Lisa Kelley who came all the way from Colorado to do some much appreciated PR on the spot. She might have some brief videos to share with us.

I am on catch-up, and hundreds of emails behind after a week on the road, so will need a couple days before I start blogging in serious again for you, but I have some great topics coming up! In the meantime, I wanted to share a few photos from the Sunday hike (I got back really late Saturday from Philadelphia.) We talked about how a parent can motivate a son or daughter who procrastinates on school work, and the many errors we tend to make. It was pretty powerful. By the way, we weren’t all guys on the hike!

Below are two of the trails we hiked. I love photos like this! However, the real adventures on our hikes are internal, exploring and changing how we think, feel, and relate to loved ones, patient (clients), and colleagues.

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Three of the four hikers on Sunday. From left to right, Douglas, a therapist from Berkeley who does “running therapy” and wanted to experience my Sunday “hiking therapy,” yours truly, and Dave, a neighbor who hikes almost every week.

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Below are two lively participants from one of my workshops last week, I think it was the one in Philadelphia.

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There are lots of fabulous things scheduled, including a Feeling Good Podcast with Fabrice on how to deal with individuals who are dangerous, angry, and potentially violent. So stay tuned!

David

If you are reading this blog on social media, I appreciate it! I would like to invite you to visit my website, http://www.FeelingGood.com, as well. There you will find a wealth of free goodies, including my Feeling Good blogs, my Feeling Good Podcasts with host, Dr. Fabrice Nye, and the Ask Dr. David blogs as well, along with announcements of upcoming workshops, and resources for mental health professionals as well as patients!

Once you link to my blog, you can sign up using the widget at the top of the column to the right of each page. Please firward my blogs to friends as well, especially anyone with an interest in mood problems, psychotherapy, or relationship conflicts.

Thanks! David

 

Therapist Resistance!

Picture 9Hi web visitors,

Here is a self-photo I just clicked working here in my office!

I just got permission to publish an email from a mental health professional who has been listening to the podcasts. I wanted to publish it because his experience is the same as mine when he points out that so many of his colleagues appear to be stuck in their ways and refuse to open up to new, data-based, researched treatment methods that work so much better than traditional endless talk therapy. To me, this resistance to evolution in our field has been a source of ongoing frustration, although I’m sure I have some unenlightened “Should Statements” triggering my emotions!

And clearly, mental health professional ARE hungry, open, and eager to learn new and vastly more effective treatment methods. But when the Copernican Revolution first appeared, there were a hundreds years of oppression and attempted suppression of the new ideas by the established Catholic church, who did not want to be challenged.

At any rate, I have also found, like Ash below, that students who know nothing, as well as members of the general public, are far more open to the new and exciting developments in psychotherapy, including TEAM-CBT, as well as a number of other promising new methods.

So here is his note:

Dear Dr. Burns,

I hope you are keeping well. Your work has been indispensable for my practice. I routinely direct clients to your podcast and have been able to provide very effective counselling that is also efficient and affordable. Moreover, I have been teaching at a local University, as well as joining a local “MeetUp” for T.E.A.M., and spreading the word to the best of my ability. Unfortunately, many of my colleagues remain closed to the notion of evidence-based techniques but my clients and students have been much more open-minded!

I did receive an update for the therapist’s toolkit but that was some time ago. I think it might have been 2006. In any case, I wonder if I could get the latest update. I have seen you in person for workshops on three occasions and I love “When Panic Attacks”. Thank you so much for everything.

Warmest regards,

Ash

This was his reply to my request to publish his kind email:

Hi Dr. Burns,

My goodness, you’re fast! Yes, by all means, please publish my message. Please feel free to name me if you so wish. We need all the help we can get.

By the way, I’m good friends with Geoff Mudaliar, who has been working very diligently and sincerely to get more people on board. He’s the one heading our local T.E.A.M. on MeetUp.com.

Take care and I look forward to more podcasts and TED talks,

Ashif Kassam MA, RPN, BSc, CCC

780 902-1700, Lumina Counselling Services

 

Upcoming Trauma Workshops!

Hi web visitors and friends on FB and Twitter,

The brief video below invites you to my three upcoming workshops on high speed treatment for patients who have experienced depression and anxiety from traumatic experiences. You will learn the latest TEAM-CBT skills to improve your clinical outcomes, and have the chance to see TEAM in action in the live demonstration on the evening of day 1. And on day 2, you can do some personal healing as well!

You’ll find the dates, locations, and links right below the video! It is my first video of this type, and it is only okay, so I hope you will be kindly in your assessment! I’ve had a severe camera phobia since I was a child, only only finally overcame it just a month or so ago. So now I can smile in front of a camera! Wow, I am so happy about this!

 

Rapid Recovery from Trauma: New High-Speed TEAM-CBT Treatment Techniques

April 24 – 25, McLean, VA 22102, Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner (link to brochure)
April 26 – 27, Newark, NJ, Hilton Newark Penn Station (link to brochure)
April 28 – 29, Philadelphia, Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (link to brochure)
For more information, contact IAHB phone: 800-258-8411

Hope to see you at the workshop!

David

PS Here are several unsolicited anonymous comments on the evaluation forms for this workshop:

  • The live demonstration in the evening was freaking incredible!
  • The live demonstration was dynamite! . . . It was beautiful!!
  • The entire process was fantastic!
  • I liked all of it! I appreciated Dr. Burns willingness to be vulnerable with his own flaws and fears.