Upcoming Workshop Schedule

2019 / 2020 Workshops

There will be only one more 
awesome intensive for you
this year!

High-Speed Treatment of Depression
and Anxiety Disorders

A Four-Day Advanced TEAM-CBT Intensive

November 4 – 7, 2019
The Atlanta, Georgia Intensive
Sponsored by Praxis

The Calgary and South SF intensives this summer were the highest rated in 25 years.

The November Atlanta program will be my first east coast intensive in 25 years.

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I also have three tremendous one day workshops scheduled that are potentially life- and career-changing experiences (really!) You will learn powerful new skills that will boost your mood, improve your clinical effectiveness and enhance your relationships with your patients as well as the people you care about.

Advanced Empathy Tools for Connecting
with Challenging Patients,
Colleagues, Friends, and Loved Ones

With Drs. David Burns and  Jill Levitt

Oct 6, 2019 |  7 CE hours. $135

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Do you have a patient, colleague, friend or loved one who:

  • Complains endlessly but does listen to any of your good advice?
  • Appears irate, but insists s/he isn’t upset?
  • Refuses to express his / her feelings?
  • Never listens?
  • Argues, and always has to be right?
  • Always has to be in control?
  • Is relentlessly critical?
  • Insists you don’t really care—or understand—when you think you do?

Then you’re going to LOVE this workshop with David and Jill. You’ll learn about–

  • The Powerful “Law of Opposites”
  • How to find out how your patients really feel about you–if you dare!
  • How to transform therapeutic failure into success
  • How to talk to people who refuse to talk to you
  • Why your worst therapeutic failure is actually your greatest success in disguise
  • The fine points of the Five Secrets of Effective Communication
  • Three Advanced Empathy Techniques: Multiple Choice Empathy / Disarming, Changing the Focus, and Positive Reframing
  • And more, including lots of small group practice with expert feedback and mentoring to refine your skills!

Attend in person or
from your home via Live Streaming

Sign up early because we nearly always sell-out for the in-person seats. Of course, there will be lots of skilled trainers to help the online participants with the small group exercises, so you will win either way.

My one-day workshops with Dr. Levitt are awesome! It is always an honor to teach with Jill!

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2020 Workshops

High Speed Methods to Reduce Resistance
and Boost Motivation

With Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt

Feb 9. 2020 |  7 CE hours. $135

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The Cognitive Distortion Starter Kit:
How to Crush Negative Thoughts

With Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt

May 17, 2020 |  7 CE hours. $135

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Incredible training.  The best workshop I have ever attended.  David is a compassionate, extremely knowledgeable teacher and psychiatrist.  I guarantee you will not be disappointed!  Marilyn Coffy, PhD

The following are unsolicited anonymous feedback on the evaluation forms from therapists who attended my workshops

  • 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.

The following is an unsolicited endorsement for one of the online workshops conducted by Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt.

This was my second online workshop with Drs. Burns and Levitt, and I must say that I was extremely satisfied with both of these fantastic training programs. The workshop this last Sunday was brilliantly conducted, and the learning experience was awesome.

It was amazing to see how they managed to include so much in just seven hours! But it didn’t even feel heavy.

I strongly recommend these workshops to every therapist all over the world! I do not want to miss a single one of these.

Dipti Joshi

The following are from participants who attended my two-day “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

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

The following feedback was from participants in my first online webinar series.

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!!!!! I have had many 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!


Shahrzad Irannejad, PhD, Psychologist

Hi Dr. Burns,

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!

(asked to remain anonymous)