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.

June 2018

How to Develop Stronger, Deeper Relationships with Clients, Colleagues, and Loved Ones*

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 of CAMFT 
(California Association of marriage and Family Therapists)

Unlike my usual workshops, which include quite a bit of didactic material and live demonstrations, plus some small group practice, you’ll get a great deal of practice so you can master new skills that can transform you clinical work and your personal life as well. You’ll learn to use the Five Secrets of Effective Communication to transform failed, frustrating relationships into satisfying, trusting ones, and you’ll get plenty of helpful feedback while you learn. You’ll learn how to develop more meaningful and rewarding relationships with your clients as well as the people you care about the most.

I’ll be joined by the brilliant and totally wonderful Kyle Jones, a 3rd year PhD student at Palo Alto University with outstanding clinical skills. Although I’ll be doing the main teaching, Kyle will back me up and help 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

Hope to see you there!

 

Also coming in Canada in June!

One of my best two-day workshops ever!

“Scared Stiff–
Fast, Effective, Drug-Free Treatment for Anxiety Disorders”

A two-day workshop Sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates

It’s just around the corner–Register Now!

June 4 -5, 2018 Calgary, Canada

June 6 – 7, 2018 Winnipeg, Canada

Mike Christensen and several others will be joining me at both locations to help out with supervision of the small group exercises. You’ll LOVE this workshop and you’ll learn TONS of powerful techniques to treat every type of anxiety.

On the evening of day 1 of each workshop, I will do a live demonstration with someone from the audience who’s been struggling with some type of anxiety, such as social anxiety or public speaking anxiety. Mike Christensen will be my to-therapist. The live work is nearly always the highlight of this workshop.

You’ll learn how to heal your clients and your own feelings of insecurity and self-doubt as well. In fact, on the afternoon of day 2, I will catapult at least two-thirds of the audience into a state of euphoric enlightenment. You can’t beat that!

I greatly appreciate your support, and hope you will continue to spread the word about TEAM-CBT and www.feelinggood.com. i am trying hard to reach as many people as possible with my free programming and blogs designed to help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and habits and addictions, as well as the therapists who treat them!

July, 2018

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

August, 2018

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

This is usually my best workshop of the year, since many individuals from my Tuesday training group at Stanford attend and help out with the small group exercises, providing lots of individual feedback and support. If you can only attend one of my workshops, consider attending this one!

December, 2018

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

I will be giving a Keynote Address plus a two hour workshop at this fantastic event which is sponsored by the Milton Erikson Foundation. Details TBA.

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)