This short one-unit course briefly explores cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) by identifying the key concepts that characterize best practices in psychotherapy and related clinical interventions. Topics addressed include the use of CBT in screening, assessment, and clinical interventions, as well as case documentation that reflects the use of CBT. Participants read online content that includes case examples, view a short web-based video, and complete an interactive exercise before passing the online posttest with a score of 80% or better and printing a certificate of completion.
This course provides social workers and behavioral health practitioners with a better understanding of the complexities of an evidence-based approach to CBT and how to respond to a variety of clinical conditions using a CBT approach.
Upon completion of this course, readers will be able to do the following:
- Distinguish cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) from simply discussing a client’s thoughts/cognitions
- From the perspective of CBT, explain how symptoms develop
- Identify intervention principles of CBT for resolving symptoms
- Write clinical documentation that demonstrates the use of CBT