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.

End Habits and Addictions!

Coming Soon!

Act fast if you want to attend!

Don’t miss out learning from David Burns, MD, one of the great pioneers of Cognitive Therapy, and from the fabulous, Jill Levitt, PhD, Director of Training at the Feeling Good Institute in Mt. View, CA!

TEAM-CBT Methods for Unwanted Habits and Addictions: Step-by-Step Training for Therapists

WHEN: February 10th, 2019, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm PST (11:30 am-7:30 pm EST)

WHERE: Join us live online or in person at the Creekside Inn, Palo Alto, CA.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $135,

WILL I GET CE CREDITS? YES!
7 CE hours available

WILL I GET CREDIT IN THE TEAM LICENSURE PROGRAM? YES!
Completion of this workshop also counts towards TEAM-CBT Level 1, 2 or 3 Certification

WHO CAN ATTEND? Therapists of all levels are welcome

CAN I REGISTER IF I’M NOT A THERAPIST? In my opinion (Dr. Burns), although the workshop is geared for therapists, it will be taught in a clear and basic way that anyone can benefit from. Please check with the Feeling Good Institute if you want to attend.

CAN I WORK ON MY OWN HABIT / ADDICTION? Absolutely!
Heal yourself, heal your clients!

WILL I HAVE FUN? Yes!

WILL I HAVE SOME GREAT FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH? Yes!

WILL I HANG OUT WITH SOME COOL PEOPLE? Yes!

You will also:

  • Learn new skills to reduce resistance and boost the motivation to change. This is THE key to the treatment of any habit or addiction.
  • Learn how to use Dr. Burns’ powerful Decision-Making Tool and Triple Paradox Technique.
  • Practice and master the Devil’s Advocate Technique to help you and your patients overcome difficult-to-stop habits and addictions to drugs, alcohol, overeating, procrastination, and more.

You will love this lively, amusing, and immensely useful day of training with Drs. Burns, Levitt and the Feeling Good Institute Staff. The trainers will use a combination of didactic teaching, live demonstrations, and breakout group practice to enhance skill-building.

This wonderful workshop will stream live and is easily accessible from anywhere in the world on any device with WiFi. To join, just click on the link provided before the workshop.

REGISTER / LEARN MORE

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TEAM-CBT for Anxiety Disorders–

Step-by-Step Training for Therapists

by David D. Burns, MD and Jill Levitt, PhD

May 19, 2019

You can attend in person or from home via Live Streaming

Stay tuned for more details or check it out now!

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And there will be two awesome summer intensives for you this year!

July 15 – 18, 2019
Calgary four-day intensive
Sponsored by Jack Hirose & Assoc.

July 29 – August 1, 2019
South San Francisco four-day intensive
details TBA

Mark one of these on your calendar because they are simply THE BEST!

 

In addition, I am planning to offer one or two online weekly classes this spring. I am considering a variety of exciting topics, and will post more information as soon as I have some details for you. They will likely be two hours per week for approximately 12 weeks, and you will have the chance to ask questions live and interact with me and other participants. So keep tuned!

Thanks, David

 

Workshop Feedback

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

  • 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.

Scared Stiff / Anxiety Disorders Workshop: The following is an email from a participant at my “Scared Stiff” workshop,

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 the same workshop 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)