A Psychological Corporation (APC)
The Cognitive Therapy Institute offers a variety of training and consultation options for mental health professionals of all disciplines: psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and others have come to the Institute for advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and for guidance in the integration of CBT with other treatment approaches for specific conditions such as PTSD, OCD, other anxiety disorders, or depression. We periodically offer a Brief Training Class and will be offering other consultation groups for mental health professionals.
Some mental health professionals prefer our 1:1 consultation options because they offer flexibility in terms of focusing on treatment of specific conditions or cases, such as the CBT protocol for panic disorder, or because we can then offer flexibility in the scheduling or the meeting times. Our staff not only includes members of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy each of our licensed therapists has additional areas of expertise such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, sexual abuse, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and weight loss.
The primary goal of this Cognitive Therapy Consultation Group is to increase competence in conceptualization and application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to a wide range of clinical cases. This group is designed for licensed, practicing therapists and psychiatrists and will be limited to a maximum of 7 participants. The monthly meetings will typically include a 30 minute review, modeling, and discussion of CBT protocols for specific psychological disorders followed by presentation and discussion of participant clinical cases. The primary objectives of this group are to develop your expertise in CBT and to facilitate integration of Mindfulness, ACT, Interpersonal, with other therapy approaches. This course can prepare participants to apply for certification by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (www.academyofct.org).
1) COGNITIVE CONCEPTUALIZATION: Improve skill in conceptualizing presenting problems, clinical conditions, personality
patterns (interpersonal, emotional, behavioral), and therapeutic process issues from a cognitive perspective in ways that
directly lead to specific, targeted interventions.
2) CBT SKILLS: Improve your CBT treatment strategies, techniques and process skills, developing expertise in how to:
3) THEORETICAL INTEGRATION: More effectively integrate cognitive therapy with psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral or
other therapy approaches
4) THERAPIST-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP ISSUES (e.g. transference, counter transference): Increase sensitivity and skill
in utilizing cognitive therapy approaches to address interpersonal reactions in the therapy relationship.
5) SHORT-TERM TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS: Maximize treatment efficiency and effectiveness, with emphasis on treatment
goals, session agendas, and treatment structure
Group Consultation & Training:
Individual Consultation: (in person, by phone, via Skype or VSee)
Cognitive Therapy Consultation / Training programs allow you to become a Certified Affiliate through the
How to Contact Us
To inquire about therapy or training or other services at the Cognitive Therapy Institute, please call (858)450-1101 or fill out our contact form and we will contact you with in 2 business days.
3262 Holiday Court, Suite 220
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Cognitive Therapy Institute of San Diego
Date/Time/Cost for Group Consultation & Training:
Objectives for CBT Consultation & Training
CBT Clinical Consultation & Training
Identify, evaluate and respond effectively to the most relevant automatic thoughts, images, assumptions, and core beliefs
Effectively use collaborative empiricism, guided discovery and Socratic methods to facilitate therapeutic change
Discover creative, experiential ways of applying CBT that go beyond simple dialogue and written assignments
Ensure competency with use of other CBT interventions
(e.g. exposure based treatment, homework assignments, metacognitive therapy)
Understand how to design powerful behavioral experiments that can change the entrenched, maladaptive beliefs and schemas underlying anxiety, depression, or personality disorders
The Cognitive Therapy Institute, APC
3262 Holiday Ct, Suite 220
La Jolla, CA 92037