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The Fundamentals of CBT: An Interactive Online Course (July 2024)

Event Date(s): Jul 1, 2024 - 12:00am to Aug 19, 2024 - 12:00amAvailable Credits: 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 10.75 Nursing Contact Hours 10.75 Social Workers 10.75 Participation 10.75 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Registration Deadline: July 22, 2024

This interactive online course provides an orientation and overview of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). These skills are useful for clinicians in all practice settings across mental health, primary care, social work, and psychology.

Studies show that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions including anxiety and depression.

This course is led by psychology experts who will describe how and when CBT skills can be used in clinical practice. They introduce basic techniques and core features of session structure. Course content also covers how to work with patients to engage them in treatment and set goals, how to conduct cognitive therapy and use advanced cognitive techniques.  It also includes information about how to incorporate behavioral techniques, such as exposure and response prevention, how to incorporate mindfulness into CBT, and how to use relapse prevention strategies.

The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to enhance the learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed at any time. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets participants post questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Course materials are available beginning on July 1, 2024 and all online course work must be completed by August 12, 2024.


Registration Deadline: July 22, 2024

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after July 22, 2024,

Q&A with Faculty


Week Start Date

Date of Q&A

Time of Q&A

      Faculty Name

Week 1: 7/1/2024

7/2/20242:30-3:00 PM EDTSabine Wilhelm, PhD

Week 2: 7/8/2024

7/8/2024430-5:00 PM EDTSusan Sprich, PhD

Week 3: 7/15/2024

7/16/20243:30-4:00 PM EDT Sabine Wilhelm, PhD

Week 4: 7/22/2024

7/23/202410:30-111:00 AM EDTSusan Sprich, PhD

Course Summary

Available Credits:10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 10.75 Nursing Contact Hours 10.75 Social Workers 10.75 Participation 10.75 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • General and family practice physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Residents
  • Fellows
Event Starts: Jul 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Event Ends: Aug 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Cost: $445.00

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 program, participants will be able to:

  • List the essential features of CBT
  • Describe the session structure used in CBT
  • Discuss how the pre-treatment assessment informs treatment planning
  • Describe how to collaboratively set CBT treatment goals with patients
  • Demonstrate how to use psychoeducation and case conceptualization with patients
  • Use mindfulness techniques with patients
  • Discuss the use of relaxation exercises in CBT
  • Design a plan for exposure plus response prevention with patients
  • Explain the concept of behavioral activation
  • Utilize cognitive strategies with patients
  • Discuss the use of relapse prevention strategies in CBT

We have a dedicated staff member who is available by phone 5 days per week between 8 am and 5 pm by calling 866-644-7792 or email at mghcme@mgh.harvard.edu. All inquiries will be dealt with in a timely  (within one business day) and professional manner. Requests for credits or refunds will be reviewed by the Director of the Division of Professional and Public Education, Massachusetts General Hospital. Please refer to our cancellation policy for additional information.”