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Digital Seminar

CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques for Everyday Clinical Practice

John Ludgate, PhD
5 Hours 59 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jul 26, 2016
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  • New Cognitive Behavioral Approaches
  • Apply CBT Skills to Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Trauma, PTSD and more
  • Top Strategies for Emotional Regulation
  • Best of Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement

In a few short hours, you can easily solve the age-old question of finding practical ways to integrate evidence based therapies into everyday clinical practice with clients.

Join expert John Ludgate, Ph.D., for a workshop chock-full of practical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, focusing on how to treat clients by challenging and replacing automatic negative thoughts, core beliefs and self-defeating behaviors. Case studies, interactive discussions, role plays, handouts and worksheets will be utilized in this enjoyable seminar that features cutting-edge skills to improve and enhance your understanding of CBT -- and help your clients live more enjoyable and worthwhile lives.

Apply CBT Skills To Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
  • PTSD


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Licensed Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Private Practice

John Ludgate, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a psychotherapist for almost 30 years. He trained at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia under Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy, and is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He subsequently became assistant director of training at Dr. Beck’s Center. His current practice consists largely of treating clients referred with mood problems and/or anxiety conditions at the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina in Ashville, North Carolina.

John is a native of southern Ireland and obtained a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1990. In the early 1990s, Dr. Ludgate was a research clinical psychologist at the University of Oxford in England and served as cognitive therapist in several outcome studies of panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia and hypochondriasis.

He authored Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention for Depression and Anxiety (Professional Resources Press, 2009) and was co-editor with Wright, Thase and Beck of Cognitive Therapy with Inpatients: Developing a Cognitive Milieu (Guilford Press, 1993). His other books include Overcoming Compassion Fatigue (PESI, 2014 co-authored with Martha Teater) and The CBT Couples Toolbox (PESI, 2018). He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of Cognitive Behavior for Anxiety and Depression. He has presented many seminars and workshops on cognitive behavioral approaches, both nationally and internationally.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. John Ludgate is the owner and President of CBT Training & Consultancy, Inc. He has an employment relationship with the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of WNC. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording and book royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Ludgate receives royalties as a published author. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. John Ludgate is a member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.


  • Apply and integrate evidence-based techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapies.
  • Identify motivational interviewing strategies to build rapport and engage challenging clients.
  • Describe behavioral therapy techniques to modify and change maladaptive behaviors.
  • Utilize more effective goal setting and problem solving strategies with clients.
  • Describe key behavioral activation and exposure strategies used in behavior therapies.
  • Summarize 4 key cognitive-behavior therapy questions to use with all clients.
  • Recognize, challenge and replace negative self-talk, thoughts, assumptions and core beliefs.
  • Describe cognitive and behavioral interventions for clients who are depressed and anxious.
  • Identify practical exercises and worksheets to help implement CBT into clinical practice


Clinical Applications of CBT Skills

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Cognitive Therapy Strategies and Skills

  • Challenge Automatic Thoughts
  • The CBT Thought Record
  • Guided Discovery and Socratic Questioning
  • Setting Goals and Monitoring Progress
  • Label Cognitive Distortions
  • Thought Stopping Techniques
  • Feel Better with the ABC Technique
  • Reduce Worry: Consider the Odds
  • Increasing Positive Self-Talk
  • Schedule Worries
  • Strengthen Positive Core Beliefs

Behavior Therapy Strategies and Skills

  • Techniques for Behavior Change
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Increase Positive Coping Skills
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Act More Assertive
  • Social Skills Training
  • Small Step Success Therapy
  • Relaxation and Breathing Training
  • Gradual Exposure to Feared Situations
  • Anger Management Strategies
  • Increase Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness

Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Skills

  • 4 Guiding Principles
  • Personal Strengths and Supports
  • Stages of Change
  • Decisional Balance Worksheets
  • Discussing the Pros & Cons
  • Preparing a Change Plan
  • Identify Personal Values
  • Providing Personalized Feedback

Emotional Regulation Strategies and Skills

  • Identify and Label Feelings
  • Identify Situations that Trigger Feelings
  • Feeling Better Strategies Worksheet
  • Grounding & Self-Soothing Strategies
  • Coping with Frustration
  • Emotional Regulation Skills

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, , Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

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