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An Overview of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

May 06, 2016 09:00am -
May 06, 2016 04:30pm

Event Description

Master Series in Clinical Practice

Jointly sponsored by The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Major Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School; Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; and William James College.

The Master Series affords the chance to spend a complete day with leaders in our field to consider the unique perspective each speaker brings to the challenging dilemmas in both theory and practice. We hope that you will consider joining us for the entire series at a reduced tuition or choose the programs most relevant to your own practice.

Robert Goisman, MD, instructor

This program will serve as an introduction to the expanding field of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Designed particularly for the clinician without a significant background in this form of psychotherapy, this course will provide a review of the development of CBT and an overview of its use in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, and psychotic disorders. Basic methods common to all cognitive-behavioral therapies such as exposure, skill deficit remediation, cognitive restructuring, contingency management, and stimulus control will be discussed in detail. The relationship of CBT to psychodynamic psychotherapy will also be considered in some depth. The program is most likely to be useful to clinicians working in outpatient or partial hospital settings, but it will be applicable to inpatient work as well.  Other than perhaps regarding some mild anxiety during role-playing, this course is unlikely to be experienced as stressful by attendees.


Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the history and development of CBT

  • Describe CBT approaches to anxiety disorders, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, and psychotic disorders

  • Define exposure, cognitive restructuring, skill deficit remediation, contingency management, and stimulus control as they apply to the practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy

  • Discuss issues in the relationship between CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Program Code: MS85

6 CE/CME Credits

Location: William James College, Newton

Robert M. Goisman, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Part-Time, at Harvard Medical School and maintains a private practice in Brookline, MA.  He has taught and practiced cognitive-behavioral therapy since 1977.  Formerly Director of Medical Student Education at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston, Dr. Goisman has received numerous teaching awards and the 2000 Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Public Sector Service.  He is a Founding Fellow and Certified Trainer/Consultant of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. 

Register for multiple programs at the same time and save!

Use the appropriate discount code (below) during checkout to receive proper discount.

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Cost per program

1 program

2 programs*


Doctoral Level Professionals

$225 each

$195 each


Master’s Level Professionals

$195 each

$175 each


Fellows, Interns, Students,
Unemployed & Retired Professionals

$115 each

$100 each


*Only for Master Series attendees who register for multiple dates at the same time.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Master Series (Clinical)
Early registration ends on Jul 14, 2015.
Regular registration starts on Jul 15, 2015 and ends on Apr 25, 2016.
Late registration starts on Apr 26, 2016.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Doctoral Level Professionals
Member Fee: $225.00$225.00$225.00
Non-Member Fee: $225.00$225.00$225.00
 Master's Level Professionals
Member Fee: $195.00$195.00$195.00
Non-Member Fee: $195.00$195.00$195.00
 Fellow's, Interns, Students, Unemployed & Retired Professionals
Member Fee: $115.00$115.00$115.00
Non-Member Fee: $115.00$115.00$115.00

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