Workshops

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

The following schedule will evolve; changes will be made as we add new workshops or update details and registration information. Check back here at times, or call the contact numbers to stay informed.

TREAT ANXIETY FAST–
Powerful, Fast-Acting, Drug-Free Treatment Techniques
that Defeat Anxiety & Worry

a 2-day workshop by David D. Burns, MD

November 29 and 30, 2018–San Francisco, CA (in person only)

and

December 3 and 4, Portland, Oregon (in person and live streaming)

PESI is proud to offer an exciting workshop by David Burns, M.D., a pioneer in the development of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Achieve rapid and lasting recovery with all your anxious clients, just as Dr. Burns has done in over 35,000 therapy sessions with severely troubled clients. Become skilled at treating every type of anxiety without drugs.

In this unique 2-day certificate course you’ll master more than 20 treatment techniques to help your clients eliminate the symptoms of anxiety quickly – even your most challenging, resistant clients.

Dr. Burns will illustrate concrete strategies that provide rapid, complete recovery and lasting change for your patients. You’ll learn…

  • How to integrate four powerful treatment models to eliminate symptoms.
  • How to enhance your client’s engagement in therapy.
  • How to develop a treatment plan that specifically targets each client’s unique problems and needs.
  • …and so much more!

David will provide you with guided instruction and share powerful video sessions that capture the actual moment of recovery. You will take away practical strategies to use immediately with any anxious client. Leave this certificate course armed with tools you can use in your very next session!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of America’s most highly acclaimed psychiatrists and teachers!

Sponsored by PESI
To register, or for more information, call: 800-844-8260

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December, 2018

Brief Therapy Conference, December 6 – 9, Burlingame, California

Sponsored by the Milton Erikson Foundation

I will be giving a Keynote Address on

Overcoming Therapeutic Resistance

on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from  2:30 – 3:30 PM

plus a two-hour workshop on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 10:45 AM – 12:45, with Dr. Jill Levitt on

Healing Yourself: A Live Demonstration of TEAM-CBT

plus a

Great Conversation

on addictions with Jeffrey Zeig at 14:00 – 15:00 in Sand Pebble A-C on Saturday September 8th at this fantastic event.

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Workshop Feedback

Trauma workshop: These are unsolicited anonymous feedback on the evaluation forms

  • The live demonstration in the evening was freaking incredible! J J
  • 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.

Scared Stiff Workshop: The following is an email from a participant at my “Scared Stiff” workshop last week in Salt Lake City. He generously gave permission to post his generous comments on my website.

Dear Dr. Burns,

I attended your conference in salt lake yesterday. It was wonderful. Thank you very much. I’ve been clinician for 15 years and never has any conference been superior to yours! I’ve attended “Scared Stiff” three times over the years and I’m always pushed to the next level of thinking and understanding!

Thank you for your dedication and your willingness to share your incredible skill and knowledge. YOU ARE MY HERO!! I look up to you and your work!

Thanks again for your wonderful conference!

Nik Chertudi

The following is from a colleague who attended my Scared Stiff workshop recently in Minneapolis:

Hi David

I just wanted to wish you and your family a very happy, healthy new year.

Meeting you and taking your workshop in Minneapolis was definitely the highlight of my year. Thanks so much again. Using your techniques has really made a difference in my work. My clients and I are very grateful to you.

Jackie A. Castro MA LMFT
Granada Hills CA

Worried Sick Webinar

The following is a participant in my first online webinar series, described below. You can still sign up for this as of today (January 11, 2017), but I will be offering this 6 session webinar series again in the future. I was very touched by this note, as I was a bit nervous about doing my first pre-recorded webinar series. David

#1: Hello David,

I just want to take a few minutes to let you know how much I enjoyed your first webinar session of Worried Sick. It flowed very well, and your presence was shining and reaching through the screen, despite the distance.  I heard your disappointment at not being physically with us, and I also wished we could have all been in the same room. I think going to events is a good way to challenge ourselves in a setting that is very different from the office. For me, to face the crowd, and have to interact with other professionals is always a stretch, and a good one. Many of us are introverts, and making meaningful conversation during unstructured moments is an important skill for life. I thought your comments on the topics of distance and the use of technology were genuine and wonderful, and they helped build closeness and community. Why I am so thankful you made this webinar is because it makes it available to so many more of us. It really fits into a perspective of democratization of knowledge. Personally, I am too far lost in the boonies -and working within a public health system with limited resources- to have affordable access to live workshops of this quality. This first video was excellent, and I am impatient to view the other ones. I thank you kindly for your teaching.

Cheers, Stéphanie Giguère  MA, RCC,
Mental Health and Substance Use Clinician, Creston BC

#2: Hi David,

This is Shahrzad from Montreal/Canada. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your webinars! I find them to be tremendously informative and helpful! I wish I had been trained under your supervision!!!

You have such a kind, compassionate, genuine, down-to-earth, and real presence! I truly love that!!!!!

By the way, in your first webinar, you mentioned how you laugh and/or cry together with the audience in your live workshops, and you were disappointed that this may be missing in a webinar format where everything is pre-recorded! Well, I don’t know about the other people who are watching these webinar series, but I can tell you that I have had moments where I have laughed out loud and shed tears while watching your talk in these past few weeks!

Thank you for this great opportunity to learn from your expertise, experience, and wisdom!

Cheers,

Shahrzad Irannejad, PhD, Psychologist

Hi Shahrzad, what a great note! I had no idea that the emotion could be conveyed in this format. I really appreciate hearing from you! And thanks for permission to post your terrific note!

David

#3. Hi Dr. Burns,

I’m a young psychotherapist in Montreal, Quebec, and I’ve been following your Worried Sick webinar series.

I just wanted to send you a brief note to let you know that I’ve appreciated the content of the webinars, and I am excited to continue learning about the T.E.A.M. approach in order to work more effectively with clients suffering from anxiety (of which I have many).

Your presence and personality has made the webinars especially enjoyable. You come across as very humble, genuine, passionate, and caring, and I feel this is a presence to emulate and aspire to as I continue to develop my own therapeutic approach.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

(asked to remain anonymous)