Description

This interactive 4-week e-learning course provides an orientation and overview of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It provides clinicians with an understanding of CBT; an introduction to basic CBT techniques; and guidance on how to conduct assessments, engage patients in treatment, set goals and measure improvement.

Course materials are available from July 7, 2014 to August 11, 2014. Each week, new content will be available to course attendees. Lectures are pre-recorded and you may watch them at your convenience on your PC or mobile device. After the initial week, access to a subsequent week is gained only after you’ve completed the one preceding. Interactive components include weekly live chats with the faculty (see Q&A schedule) and a daily monitored discussion board (accessible 24/7) . Readings and case assessments can be completed on your own time.

Learning Objectives

Mental health professionals need to stay current with the latest treatment strategies. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is empirically-based, and training in cognitive and behavioral strategies makes clinicians more effective in helping their patients reach their treatment goals.

At the end of this online course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the essential components of CBT, including the core features of treatment and session structure.
  • Describe how the pre-treatment assessment informs treatment planning.
  • Review how to collaboratively set treatment goals with their patients.
  • Demonstrate use of basic CBT skills including: Psychoeducation, case conceptualization, basic mindfulness exercises, exposure and response prevention exercises, behavioral activation, relaxation exercises, cognitive strategies, and relapse prevention.

Target Audience

This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, psychologists, general practitioners, nurses and social workers.

Pricing

MDs/Doctoral-level Professionals: $395.00

Other Professionals: $295.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for requests made within the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund. If you choose to cancel your enrollment in the course after the first week, you will have until July 22, 2014 to receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course. No refunds or credits will be made thereafter.

Agenda

Week 1: Conceptualization of Presenting Problems
  • Psychoeducation
  • Conceptualization of Presenting Problems
  • Measure Progress
  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Problem Solving and Mindfulness Strategies
Participants should be able to understand the following key elements:
  1. Describe the essential components of CBT. 
  2. Explain the core features of treatment and session structure. 
  3. Describe how the pre-treatment assessment informs treatment planning. 
  4. Review how to collaboratively set treatment goals with their patients.
Week 2: Problem Solving and Mindfulness Strategies
  • Psychoeducation 
  • Conceptualization of Presenting Problems
  • Measure Progress 
  • Cognitive Strategies 
  • Problem Solving and Mindfulness Strategies
Participants should be able to understand the following key elements:
  1. Recognize the importance of psychoeducation and Case Conceptualization.
  2. Use basic cognitive exercises.
  3. Demonstrate basic mindfulness exercises.
Week 3: Behavioral Exercises
  • Exposure 
  • Response Prevention
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Relaxation
Participants should be able to understand the following key elements:
  1. Demonstrate exposure and response prevention exercises 
  2. Describe and apply behavioral activation 
  3. Identify the role of relaxation exercises in CBT
Week 4: Advanced Cognitive Approaches
  • Advanced Cognitive Approaches
  • Preventing Relapse
Participants should be able to understand the following key elements:
  1. Explain the role of advanced Cognitive Strategies. 
  2. Discuss and apply Relapse Prevention.

Q&A with Faculty

Please call in on the following days and times to speak with expert faculty:
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:00-12:30 pm EDT with Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12-12:30 pm EDT with Susan E. Sprich, PhD
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:30-4:00 pm EDT with Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
  • Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1:00-1:30 pm EDT with Susan E. Sprich, PhD

Faculty

  • Vice President of Clinical Development, Clintara, LLC
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Director for Postgraduate Psychology Education, Psychiatry Academy, MGH
    Clinical Director, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, MGH
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Director, OCD and Related Disorders Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Moderator

Through the duration of the course, the faculty moderator will respond to any clinical questions that are submitted to the interactive discussion board. The faculty moderator for this course will be:

Susan E. Sprich, PhD

CME Information

Release Date: July 7, 2014
Expiration Date: August 11, 2014

To receive credit for this activity, view the presentations and complete the post-test and evaluation.


CREDIT   

TYPE

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

11.00  

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

11.00   

Psychologists CE Credit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This offering meets the criteria for 11.00 continuing education credits for psychologists.

11.00   

Nursing CE Credit Contact Hours

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at (244 CMR 5.00) for 11.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.

11.00   

Social Work CE Credit Hours

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers.

This program has been approved for 11.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D51203.

11.00   

Other Professions

Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.


Planner Disclosures

The following planners of this activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have a relevant financial relationship to disclose.

John A. Fromson, MD
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Timothy Petersen, PhD, Reviewer


Speaker Disclosures

The following speakers of this activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have a relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

The following speakers of this activity have indicated that they or their spouse/partner do have a relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Susan E. Sprich, PhD
Royalties: Oxford University Press


Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit


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