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The CBT skills training opportunity you've been waiting for...

Do you have a client who everyone else has given up on?

They've seen multiple therapists, without the relief they want and deserve. 

Maybe you feel stuck with this client — and at this point, even the client believes they are not capable of getting better.

You can offer them hope...with powerful and practical interventions that are proven to WORK.

Evidence points to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as one of the most effective treatments for many chronic, recurring, and challenging mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, addiction, personality disorders, OCD, PTSD, trauma and more.

In this intensive CBT certificate course, you'll master a fresh set of clinical tools and skills that will transform your practice. This is NOT a "one-strategy-fits-all" approach. Rather, this online CBT course offers you a complete collection of practical ways to integrate this empirically supported approach into your very next session.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Intensive Training & Certificate Course

Valued at $529.98
Today Only $399.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

FREE Bonus! Register now and you'll lock in the free bonus PDF book,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox.

Plus, earn up to 19 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Click here for CE credit details


In this intensive certificate course, you'll master the skills and competencies of CBT, preparing you to apply CBT with a wide variety of clinical populations.

CBT expert and author John Ludgate, Ph.D., Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and trained at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia under Cognitive Therapy’s founder Dr. Aaron Beck, will guide you step-by-step through the following in-depth modules:

Module 1
Introductory Concepts of CBT

Get started with the fundamental core concepts of CBT. You’ll join John as he examines and reveals the power of Aaron Beck’s original CBT model. He’ll then walk you through effective strategies for socializing your clients to the cognitive model and three levels of cognition. John also shares insight on effective CBT clinical application, including session structure and phases of treatment, before looking at some current adaptations of the cognitive model including DBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy.

  • Foundations in CBT
  • Evolution of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • Neurobiological Findings
  • Outcome Studies
  • Offshoot Models
  • Third Wave Approaches
  • DBT
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Treatment Concepts
  • Socialization to the CBT Treatment Model
  • Three Levels of Cognition
  • Eliciting & Labeling Distortions
  • Identify & Evaluate Automatic Thoughts
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Establish Rapport
  • Ruptures in the Therapeutic Alliance
  • Predictive of Outcome


Module 2
Cognitive Conceptualization

Dive deep into cognitive conceptualization, the cornerstone of CBT that drives treatment planning, and gain a truly integrative understanding through a series of case studies and role plays.

  • Cognitive Conceptualization
  • Case Formulation
  • Collaborative Empiricism
  • Symptom Driven Treatment Planning
  • Application in Clinical Practice
  • Case Studies/Role Plays
  • The Therapeutic Relationship
  • Session Structure
  • Phases of Treatment
  • Key Components of CBT Practice
  • Structure
  • Feedback
  • Guided Discovery
  • Homework


Module 3
CBT for Bipolar, Depression and Sleep Issues

During module 3, you’ll move into the application of CBT to specific problems and symptom sets you see in the clinical setting, and this module will focus on bipolar and depressive related disorders as well as sleep issues.

  • CBT for Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Model of Depression
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Activity Monitoring & Scheduling
  • Modify Negative Cognitions
  • Gratitude & Meaning
  • Nutritional Interventions
  • Bipolar Disorder




Module 4
CBT for Anger, Anxiety Disorders, & OCD

Further building upon the application of CBT for specific clinical conditions, this section moves into anger management, multiple anxiety disorders including panic and phobias, and OCD. Case studies will demonstrate and reinforce the application of CBT for these conditions.

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Cognitive Model of Anxiety
  • ”Worry Cure”
  • Phobias
  • Hierarchy Work
  • Desensitization
  • Panic Disorder
  • Cognitive Model of Panic
  • Interoceptive Strategies
  • Anger
  • Cognitive Model of Anger
  • Role of Values & “Moral Resistance”
  • Symptom Management
  • OCD
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Metacognitive Strategies
  • Exposure & Response Prevention


Module 5
CBT for PTSD and Substance Abuse Treatment, Cluster B Personality Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

Module 5 moves into the application of CBT for treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, and non-borderline cluster B personality. You’ll learn about making a personality disorder diagnosis, and examine the unique characteristics and corresponding assessment strategies. Additional information on DBT and schema focused therapy will be covered.

  • PTSD
  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Nightmare Re-scripting
  • Trauma Narratives
  • Personality Disorder Treatment
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Personality Disorder Diagnosis
  • Characteristics
  • Assessment Techniques

  • Cluster B Personality Disorders
    • Antisocial
    • Psychopathy
    • Behavior Management
    • Histrionic
    • Schema Modification
    • Constructive Alternatives for “Getting Noticed”


Module 6
Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

Continue with treatment ideas for additional cluster B personality disorders including narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. The course will conclude with additional case studies and advanced CBT strategies.

  • Cluster B Personality Disorders
    • Narcissistic
    • Subtypes of Narcissism
    • Schema Mode Work
    • Borderline
    • DBT Based Strategies
    • Emotion Regulation Skills
    • Distress Tolerance Skills
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
    • Believe Reconstruction
  • Advanced Strategies
  • Modify Deep Seeded Beliefs
  • Continuum Work
  • Construct New Beliefs
  • Internalization Exercises
  • Build Resilience
  • Cognitive Behavioral Chain Analysis
  • Schema Mode Work


CBT ToolboxBonusFREE Bonus PDF Book
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox

Register now and you'll get a FREE - PDF Version of Richard W. Sears's Best-Selling Book: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox. This practical, engaging skills manual clearly defines the principles of CBT and then demonstrates steps for integrating mindfulness practices into therapy — all drawing from the latest research. Straight-forward explanations and dozens of worksheets provide fresh insights and new tools to move therapy forward when treating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, pain, trauma, addictions, and other issues.


Transform your therapeutic outcomes with CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Intensive Training & Certificate Course

Valued at $529.98
Now Only $399.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

FREE Bonus! Register now and you'll lock in the free bonus PDF book,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox.

Plus, earn up to 19 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Click here for CE credit details  


Here's how this 6-module Intensive Certificate Course works:


Dr. Ludgate will guide you step-by-step through 6 modules of in-depth CBT training. You'll have unlimited online access, and you can download the materials for future reference! Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices. Click here for course objectives and outline.


Interact and collaborate with hundreds of other professionals in the online community through chat boards and online forums. Participants love sharing ideas, asking questions and networking with other practitioners!


Complete your online CE test and earn up to 19 CE hours! Click here for CE credit details. You'll end the intensive CBT training with a certificate of professional recognition.

About Dr. Ludgate

John Ludgate, PhD, LPCJohn Ludgate, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a psychotherapist for almost 30 years. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His practice, which involves work in both a private practice and in an outpatient psychiatric center, consists largely of treating clients referred with mood problems and/or anxiety conditions. He is currently working at the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina in Asheville, North Carolina.

John is a native of southern Ireland and obtained a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1990. He trained at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia under Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy, obtaining a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He subsequently became Assistant Director of Training at Dr. Beck's Center.

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: John Ludgate has an employment relationship with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of WNC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: John Ludgate has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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