for clinicians seeking training in the provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy
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Atlanta Center for Cognitive Therapy has been training clinicians in the art and science of CBT since 1985.
We are approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer CEs to psychologists. The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) has also designated us as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) to offer CEs to counselors, therapists, and social workers. ACCT maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.
ACCT complies with the rules of the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatry, Pastoral Counseling, and Marriage & Family Therapists.
CBT Certification Training Program
This is our largest and most successful training opportunity. Upon completion of The Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Certification Training Program, 70 CE hours are awarded. It is possible to spread your training over the course of two licensing cycles (e.g., earn 30 CEs at the end of one licensing period and 40 more CEs at the start of the next licensing period).
The CBT Certification Training Program was originally designed in 1985 by Mark Gilson, Ph.D. and Arthur Freeman, Ph.D.. Dr. Freeman has served as the training director of The Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Chair of the Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has authored over 40 books on contemporary mental health treatments. Dr. Gilson, is the founder and Director of Training for ACCT, has authored several treatment manuals and patient workbooks on Cognitive Therapy, and has served as faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Georgia State University Psychology Department. Dr. Gilson and Dr. Freeman continue to remain consultants with the program, which is primarily overseen by it's co-directors: Scott Greenaway, Ph.D., Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D., and Charlie Davidson, Ph.D.
Over the years, the program has employed the services of notable clinicians and researchers, such as David Barlow, Aaron T. Beck, David Burns, David Clark, Edna Foa, Don Meichenbaum, John T. Watkins, Jeff Young, and others. Past workshops were recorded in their entirety and cover a wide range of clinical concerns. There are two versions of the program: 1.) Live Attendance and 2.) Self Study. The Live Attendance version is completed in 9 months, whereas the Self Study depends on the participant. Both versions of the program include four discrete sections of one program.
Level 100, Fundamentals, provides an overview of the theoretical basis and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Section 1 includes presentations by faculty, reading, and passing an exam.
Level 200, Application,demonstrates how CBT theory and techniques are applied in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders (phobias, OCD, etc.), and others. Speakers vary from year to year but have included Arthur Freeman, Ph.D., David Burns, M.D., Mark Gilson, Ph.D., Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D., and others.
Level 300, Special Topics Paper, requires the participants to submit a five-page paper, addressing the clinical application of CBT. The area of focus will be determined by the interests and needs of the participant.
Level 400, Case Consultation, has participants present ongoing cases and includes small-group consultation. Self-study participants will fulfill this requirement through audio-video consultation (Zoom) with a trained psychologist.
The entire program costs $1500, and there is an additional $50 registration fee. A payment plan for 3 payments of $550 is possible. Payments are divided over a 6 month period.
If you are interested in starting the program or want to learn more, call ACCT at (404) 842-0555 or contact us via email by clicking HERE. You may also download the brochure/application form HERE..
CBT Treatment for Depression (Read and Take Quiz) Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach (Client Workbook and Therapist Guide) by Mark Gilson, Ph.D. and Arthur Freeman, Ph.D.
Five APA-approved CE hours are offered to clinicians upon ordering both the Client Workbook and Therapist Guide and passing a short quiz.
CBT Case Consultation Program This program is for those who have documented training and experience seeing clients/patients and would like consultation guidance in the application of CBT. This offering consists of scheduled one-on-one Zoom meetings, lasting one hour each. Participants will discuss cases, formulate treatment plans, and be given recommended readings tailored to their individual needs. Cost: $180 per consultation meeting Participants receive 1 CE for each hour of consultation.
Guest Speakers Guest Faculty are again being scheduled. We have featured lecturers such as David Barlow, Ph.D., Aaron T. Beck, M.D., David Burns, M.D., Marlene Maheu, Ph.D., David Clark, D.Phil., Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D., Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., Jeffery Young, Ph.D., and others. We now coordinate our programs with IAHB (IAHB.org). See our News & Information page for links to newest upcoming workshops.
DVD Presentations Note: The following DVD presentations are temporarily unavailable. Videotaped/DVD presentations are 5-10 hours long and allow you, the mental health professional, to see and hear the workshops. We believe this promotes more involvement in learning and understanding than most audiotaped lectures. Plus, you choose the times you wish to participate. Our programs are not directed by George Lucas or Steven Spielberg and use a single camera to record. They are unedited with all useful content intact along with the occasional extraneous events that occur at workshops. They have limited distribution and do not compete with documentary and professional film presentations and will never win prizes on artistic/aesthetic merits. They are not part of APA approved CE program for certification.
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Overcoming Regrets, Mistakes, and Missed Opportunities written and presented by Arthur Freeman, Ph.D.
In this recorded workshop, Dr. Freeman discusses and highlights his book of the same name. Any participant purchasing this DVD will receive a free copy of the book. Click here to be connected to Amazon.com, to view the book. Cost $110 (includes the recorded workshop DVD, book, and free shipping)
12 CE credits are contingent upon viewing the DVD, reading the book Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda, and completing an exam within 90 days of receiving the materials.
Outline of the presentation:
I. What is Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Thinking ? a. Where does it come from? b. How does it affect our lives? c. Can we fight it? d. What will happen if we put it aside? e. How does thinking set us up for success or failure? II. Taking a More Realistic View of Live a. Common mistakes of thinking. b. Breaking the negative distortion habit c. Arguing your defense d. The lure of fantasy e. memories of the future and other mind games III. Making Change Happen a. Recalculating your life equation b. Building problem solving skills c. The real secret of success d. Taking risks e. Taking action IV. Lost Loves, Wrong Lovers, & Inappropriate Friends a. Barriers to love and relationships b. A relationship action plan c. Checking your relationship criteria d. Removing relationship myths e. Why do fools fall in love? V. Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda in Everyday Life a. Reducing procrastination b. Resisting the pressure from others c. Stop comparing yourself to others d. Don't get even, live better e. Tying all the pieces together
Treatment of Adults With Dual Diagnosis: Addressing Issues of Comorbidity Presented by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. 6 CE hours COST: $110 (includes shipping and handling) Thriving as a Psychotherapist in the Next Millennium: Telehealth, Technology, and Ethics Presented by Marlene Maheu, Ph.D., publisher of Psychology & Self Help Internet Magazine.
Learn the new legislation for medicine and psychotherapeutic services you must adapt to and more. Dr. Maheu makes the tough stuff easy to understand and has information that will enhance the way you adapt to the new methods of making therapy and your practice work. Be a step (or even a flight of stairs) ahead! 6 CE hours (fulfill the ethics requirement for licensure) Cost: $110.00 (free shipping and handling) Creating Your Own Treatment Manual for Private, Public, and Managed Care Settings Presented by Arthur Freeman, PH.D.
Arthur Freeman is the former president of The Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy and author of over 40 books in the past 30 years. He is a powerhouse presenter who travels the globe to teach new methods of empirically validated therapies. The demand for accountability in solution focused, short term treatment demands that private practitioners and institutions present a coherent approach to psychotherapy. Art will show you how and help you complete a treatment manual that will improve your practice or clinic in one day. This presentation has the highest feedback ratings from participants who attended. 6 CE hours $110 (free shipping and handling)