Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Beyond: Expanding the Lens and Exploring Advanced Practical Applications

Learn more about the use of cognitive behavioral therapy as a practical treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD and adjustment disorder.

Key Program Information
Categories Continuing Education Human Services Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face

Who Should Attend

Human services professionals including social workers, counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors and school psychologists.

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Program Description

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Beyond: Expanding the Lens and Exploring Advanced Practical Applications

How can we ‘expand the lens’ of traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and apply specific CBT strategies to a variety of behaviors and treatment modalities?  In this workshop, you will explore CBT approaches in multiple areas: 

  • Treating maladaptive/self-destructive behaviors such as non-suicidal self-injury and addictive behaviors.
  • Addressing a wide range of diagnoses.
  • Incorporating CBT strategies within mindfulness practices.
  • Looking outside the systems lens to utilize CBT techniques within couples/relationship therapy. 

Throughout the session, you will have opportunities to practice these techniques and participate in guided mindfulness practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy including how CBT developed, is utilized, and is supported through evidenced-based outcomes.
  • Gain knowledge and application for a variety of CBT techniques.
  • Learn specific CBT interventions as applied to maladaptive behaviors, mindfulness strategies, and relationship/couple’s therapy.



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Luke Fedie earned his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Luke's primary approaches include solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal approaches to counseling. Luke also uses a variety of mindfulness approaches with clients, including meditation, guided imagery, and breathing exercises. Luke enjoys working with students with a variety of concerns, including depression, identity issues, family concerns, anxiety, relationships, personal growth, adjustment issues, and grief and loss. Luke works as the clinical services manager, a clinician, and a case manager for Counseling Services.

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Jenny Hlava earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. She uses a primarily cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused approach when working with clients. Jenny enjoys working with students with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationships, personal growth, and adjustment issues.

Dr. Rosemary O'Brien, PsyD, received her doctorate degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She is particularly interested in helping clients with a variety of issues, including adjustment to college, interpersonal/relational concerns, anxiety, depression, multicultural concerns, concerns related to sexual orientation and gender identity, family dynamics, acculturation, grief and loss, and working with survivors of sexual assault or abuse. She works from a client-centered, interpersonal, and brief psychodynamic approach and places great importance on clients' relationships with others and themselves. She seeks to provide a therapeutic relationship that serves as a vehicle for new experiences and deeper self- understanding for clients. She believes the counseling relationship to be a collaborative one that empowers clients to grow and change using their inherent strengths both during and after counseling has ended

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