Monday, July 11 through 14


Angello Alumni House
154 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education

Summer Institute 2016

Event, Continuing Education Course - Ongoing, Social Work CE Ongoing

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment

Social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses and educators.

Develop your evidenced-based practice skills and earn up to 40 CEUs in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. This training is geared to meet the 40 hour requirement towards certification in CBT through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). Workshops will be supplemented with blended online training and videos.

» Learn about CBT in a video from Dr. Aaron Beck , father of cognitive therapy

Monday 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Clock Hours:


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Since its inception, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has become the method of choice to deliver evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health issues ranging from procrastination and worry to major depression, substance abuse, trauma, personality and psychotic disorders. Mental health professionals need to become versed in this form of treatment and to develop skills that will enable them to practice directly using this approach or to make appropriate referrals for treatment. Adelphi University is proud to present our Postgraduate Certificate in the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) designed to appeal to a broad base of mental health professionals.

CBT is a form of treatment that focuses upon the relationships between thoughts, feeling and behaviors. Coping can be improved by modifying the patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and beliefs that direct these thoughts. Research supports the effectiveness of this treatment approach using a short-term model generally ranging from 8-12 weeks of sessions. Its utility has also been demonstrated across many different populations including children, adolescents, adults, developmentally delayed individuals and survivors of traumatic brain injuries to name a few. CBT has also been tailored to meet the needs of culturally diverse populations so that virtually any set of clients can benefit from this treatment approach.

The Postgraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of CBT is designed to immerse interdisciplinary professionals in an intensive training experience that can lead to certification within the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). The program is designed to blend 26 hours of direct training with an additional 14 hours of blended online course materials, video presentations, readings and assignments. This will satisfy the 40 hour educational coursework requirement to apply for membership to the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. To qualify you will also need at least one year of experience using cognitive therapy in a clinical setting with a minimum of ten patients. Participants may elect to continue their intensive education by taking additional workshops, and obtaining clinical supervision to assist with a case presentation (please visit the ACT website to become more familiar with the application process).

Regardless of your ultimate goal, whether it is to enhance your knowledge of CBT or to become a member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, we welcome your presence at our annual Summer Institute.

Postgraduate Certificate Requirements

Please note: This is a four day event. There will be two parts: 14 hours of online training will need to be completed in addition to the in-class workshop experience. SEATING WILL BE LIMITED.

In order to receive the Postgraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of CBT

  • Attendance is mandatory each day.
  • Prior to entering the workshop on July 11, 2016 you must complete Part 1 7.5 CEUs of ONLINE TRAINING “Therapist Training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders.”  The link to this training will be provided to you upon registration for the course.  Bring the certificate of completion to the first class. Upon registration, we will email you a username and password to use for both courses.

  • Prior to the final class, July 14 participants must present the certificate of completion for “Therapist Training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Adolescent Depression”- 5.5 CEUs of online training. An excused extension will be granted to completion up to July 22, 2016.
  • We must have copies of completion of BOTH online trainings in order to receive the Postgraduate Certificate.

An excused extension will be granted to completion up to July 22, 2016.

Please note that there is no additional cost for the 14 online hours of training into our program, consisting of two courses: Therapist Training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders 7.5 (CEUs) and Therapist Training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Depression (5.5 CEUs).  The cost is included in the total.  The Adult Anxiety disorder course needs to be completed prior to July 14, 2016.  Please bring completed certificate to first session. 

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Please note that there is no financial aid available for continuing education courses. We do offer a partial payment plan. Minimum payment due upon application is $400. The remaining $345 payment will be due no later than July 14, 2016 in order to receive your postgraduate certificate. Following July 1, 2016 there will be no refund of this deposit. Prior to July 1, 2016 the deposit will be returned with a 10% administrative fee.


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Blended Learning Online Component – Part 2

The need for clinicians to use evidence-based practices (such as cognitive behavior therapy [CBT]) is now well recognized. However, a gap exists between the need for empirically based treatments and their availability. This is due, in part, to a shortage of clinicians formally trained on CBT. To address this problem, we developed a Web-based therapist CBT training program, to increase accessibility to this training that is approved by the APA and NASW for continuing education credits. Each module will feature brief quizzes,  The end of the training a certificate will be awarded.

Therapist Training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
7.5 (Ceu’s) to be completed prior to July 11, 2016.  Please bring completed certificate to first session. 

Therapist Training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Adolescent Depression
5.5 (Ceu’s) to be completed prior to final class July 14, 2016.  Please bring completed certificate to class on July 14, 2016.  Excused extensions will be granted no later than July 22, 2016.

Please use Firefox or Google Chrome to log into the online classes.  Internet Explorer is not recommended.

Please note that you must complete BOTH sessions in order to receive the Postgraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of CBT for 40 CEUs.

Kenneth Kobak HeashotDr. Kenneth Kobak, Ph.D., M.S.S.W.
Dr. Kobak has been conducting research on computer applications in psychology for over 25 years, including web-based clinical training and education, computerized and web-based assessments of adult and adolescent psychopathology, and computer-administered psychotherapy. Dr. Kobak received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology in 1996, and did a post-doctoral internship at Rogers Memorial Hospital, a nationally recognized center for inpatient and outpatient treatment of OCD and other anxiety disorders. He worked at the University of Wisconsin Medical School managing a clinical trials unit, and helped pioneer the use of computer-administered rating scales in clinical drug trials. He subsequently founded Research Training Associates, where he developed new methodologies for training and calibrating raters in clinical trials. These included interactive web-based tutorials, live remote training via videoconferencing, and monitoring of rater performance using digital audio and video. Dr. Kobak has been the Principal Investigator on several NIMH grants, and has received NIMH grant support since 2001. He received the New Investigator Award from NIMH in 1996. More recently, Dr. Kobak founded the Center for Telepsychology (formerly Center for Psychological Consultation), devoted to full time research and development of computer applications in psychology. 

Committee Members

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC  Director of Continuing Ed & Professional Development Adelphi University, School of Social Work
Deborah Melamed, Ph.D.   Founder Soho Cognitive, NYC
Deborah Moskovic, M.S.W. ’14, Graduate Student Assistant, AU Department of Continuing Education & Professional Development
Dena Rabinowitz, Ph.D., ABPP Founder and clinical director of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology of NY, PC,
Daniel Beck, LICSW, LLC    Practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Brookline, Mass
Peter Chernack, Associate Dean, School of Social Work, Adelphi University
Noah Clyman, LCSW, ACT Diplomate, Certified Trainer/Consultant & Credentialing, NYC
Kenneth A. Kobak, Ph.D  Center for Telepsychology
Carolyn Singer, LMSW Private practice in Syosset/ Adjunct Professor Adelphi University School of Social Work

This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for social work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of Continuing Education for licensed social workers #0032.

According to NYSED, in order to award social work clock hours; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education
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