Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If your practice includes patients who have complex mental health conditions, it’s important to have knowledge and skills in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

These online CBT courses are easy to use and give you access to high-quality education led by clinical experts.  They include live weekly chats with course faculty and interactive discussion boards that let you share ideas and post questions. The course schedules are fully on-demand so you have the flexibility to complete assignments whenever your practice schedule allows.



Our course topics are complementary and each one takes place several times during the year. We recommend taking several courses so you have a well-rounded knowledge of using CBT.

In order to claim credit, you must complete all modules within one week after the course ends. This includes post-tests and evaluations.

The Fundamentals of CBT: An Interactive Online Course

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, psychology, and more.


Timothy Petersen, PhD; Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
Next course begins on November 4, 2019

Advanced Psychotherapy Strategies: CBT, DBT, and Dynamic Concepts for Use with Challenging Cases

This interactive course teaches practical concepts and strategies that you can use in challenging therapy situations. It expands your clinical skill set and enhances your knowledge so you feel grounded and effective in complex therapy situations. It also aids in resiliency against reactivity and burnout.


Rebecca Harley, PhD; Michelle Jacobo, PhD; Ellen Prairie, PhD
Next course begins on December 2, 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: An Introductory Online Course

This interactive course is led by experts in research, assessment and treatment of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). The course trains you to identify clinical features of BDD and accurately differentiate it from other conditions that present in similar ways.


Sabine Wilhelm, PhD; Susan Sprich, PhD; Jennifer Greenberg, PsyD
Next course begins on December 2, 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: An Introductory Online Course

This online course helps you understand and identify clinical features of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).


Sabine Wilhelm, PhD; Noah Berman, PhD
Next course begins on October 7, 2019, 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD in Children and Adolescents

This interactive course offers an overview of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).


Aude Henin, PhD; Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD

Using CBT with Children

This course provides an overview for effectively using CBT principles in the treatment of children. It is important to develop these skills if you work with children and there are few postgraduate educational opportunities that focus on this specific skill set. The course is ideal for psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, nurses and social workers. Course topics include how to conduct comprehensive assessments, develop case conceptualizations, modify CBT techniques for use with children, develop a relapse prevention program, and much more.


Aude Henin, PhD; Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, PhD

Next course begins on November 4, 2019, 2019


One-Hour Webinars on CBT for Anxiety

Enhance your cognitive behavioral therapy skills with these one-hour, on-demand sessions on the treatment of anxiety. Topics include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and general anxiety disorder.


Available on-demand

CBT and Medication Treatment for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), including trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) and excoriation (skin-picking) disorder, are chronic psychiatric conditions with significant prevalence rates, comorbidity and associated distress and functional impairment. These disorders have historically been challenging to treat. This course will provide an overview of BFRBS and discuss the most up-to-date assessment instruments and treatment interventions (both CBT and medication).


Nancy Keuthen, PhD; Erica Greenberg, MD
All course content is on-demand

New Strategies for Treatment of Insomnia

Insomnia is treated by health care professionals across all practice settings, from private practices to inpatient units to schools and corporate health centers. Millions suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives and it is associated with many medical illnesses. This on-demand course focuses on using CBT and other behavioral interventions as part of an effective treatment strategy for patients who suffer from insomnia. Course topics include assessment of sleep disorders, behavioral and relaxation techniques, best practices for goal setting, and much more.


David Mischoulon, MD, PhD; Timothy J. Petersen, PhD
All course content is on-demand

Parenting, Teaching and Treating Challenging Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

This online training program is presented by Think:Kids and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Led by Dr. J. Stuart Ablon, it provides a foundation for professionals and parents who are interested in learning about Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS is an evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with behavioral challenges. This online training serves as the prerequisite for professional, intensive training.


J. Stuart Ablon, PhD
All course content is on-demand