Thursday, July 14, 2016
1:00–3:30 p.m.


Alumni House

Trial Based Cognitive Therapy/Using the CTRS to Evaluate Therapist Competency & Improve Clinical Practice

This workshop is for 2016 Summer Institute registrants only.

Total of 2.5 CEUs

Trial Based Cognitive Therapy: Examining and Changing Core Beliefs

1:00 p.m.–2:15  p.m.

The Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram (CCD) is used by CT practitioners to develop an individualized conceptualization of their client, identify a client’s key beliefs or schemas associated with distress, and plan treatment based on this conceptualization. The Trial Based Thought Record (TBTR or Trial I) is an evidence-based structured strategy in which the therapist uses a creative and stimulating process to make clients aware of their core beliefs about themselves (self-accusations) and engages them in a constructive trial to develop more positive and functional beliefs.

How Am I Doing? Using the CTRS to Evaluate Therapist Competency and Improve Clinical Practice

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

In this experiential workshop, participants will be introduced to the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS), an 11-item instrument used in research and clinical practice to evaluate therapist competency in delivering CBT. Participants will learn how competency on the CTRS is achieved and the most common ‘therapist errors’ will be described. Strategies to overcome therapist errors will be taught. Video-demonstrations and role-play practice will reinforce skills. Finally, the steps to become certified in CBT by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy will be explained.

noah-clymanAbout the Instructor: Noah Clyman, LCSW, ACT

NYC Cognitive Therapy founder Noah Clyman has dedicated his life to helping people work past problems for happier, more fulfilled lives, with a specific focus on anxiety problems and depression.  ​After earning a Master’s degree from New York University he completed intensive post-graduate training in CBT at the Beck Institute, including ongoing case consultation and supervision with CBT founder Aaron Beck, MD and colleagues.  Noah is an ACT Certified Trainer/Consultant and serves as a “rater” for the Academy—one of the expert CBT therapists who review and score audio samples submitted by individuals applying for certification in cognitive therapy.  Noah is an Adjunct Lecturer for NYU and Columbia University. Noah developed a comprehensive internship program for trainee therapists at Gay Men’s Health Crisis and co-created and co-taught the graduate course Cognitive Behavioral Treatments at Boston University with Beck Institute Instructor, Daniel Beck, LICSW in 2013. He is in private practice in NYC.