Summer Institute: Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment

July 23-26, 2018, Adelphi University, Ruth S. Harley University Center Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom

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Earn up to 40 continuing education hours.

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. Increasingly it is becoming incumbent upon mental health professionals to become versed in this form of treatment and to develop skills that will enable them to practice directly using this approach or 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 (social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses and educators).

Develop your evidenced-based practice skills and earn up to 40 CEU’s in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. This course will combine online video and training. The total cost for 40 hours of training is $745. Seating will be limited!

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Schedule for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment

Monday, July 23, 2018

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

An Introducation of CBT SKILLS for Psychodynamic Professionals

With Dena Rabinowitz, PhD ABPP

(Lunch included)


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

An Overview of CBT and Trauma Treatment: Which Approach to Use and When?

With Mandy Habib, Psy.D. and Victor Labruna, Ph.D. 

(Lunch included)


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

CBT and Anxiety Disorders

With Dena Rabinowitz, PhD ABPP

(Lunch included)


Thurday, July 26, 2018


8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

CBT with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

With Lauren L. Bodkin, Psy.D.

(Lunch included)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

CBT with Depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

With Noah Clyman, LCSW, ACT

1:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

How am I doing? Using the CTRS to Evaluate Therapist Competency & Improve Clinical Practice

With Noah Clyman, LCSW, ACT


Online Training

A Web-based CBT training program for therapists to increase accessibility to CBT training that is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will be utilized to supplement the live workshops trainings. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of each module of training. These certificates will be provided to Adelphi University Continuing Education staff at the end of the four-day workshop in order to receive the Postgraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment.

Upon acceptance to the program, participants will be provided with a link to log onto these trainings. The cost of these trainings are INCLUDED into the program cost. 




Dr. Kobak has been at the forefront of research and development efforts creating computer applications in psychology for over 25 years. Dr. Kobak was a pioneer in the development and validation of computer-based assessments to screen and diagnose psychopathology in adolescents and adults. He has worked closely with nationally and internationally renowned thought leaders to develop computer-administered psychotherapy programs. He has been responsible for creating and evaluating web-based clinical training and education for many years.

Dr. Kobak earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology in 1996 while managing a clinical trials research unit at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Medical School. During that time he pioneered the development of numerous computer-administered rating scales that are widely used in clinical drug trials today. At the 1996 annual meeting of New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit, Dr. Kobak was recognized by the National Institute on Mental Health with a New Investigator Award. Having a keen interest in cognitive behavior therapy, Dr. Kobak completed a post-doctoral internship at Rogers Memorial Hospital, a nationally recognized center for treating anxiety disorders.

He subsequently founded Research Training Associates, a consultancy group who used newly emerging technologies to develop innovative methods for training clinical raters and calibrating their performances to improve measurement reliability and validity in clinical trial research. Such technologies included interactive web-based tutorials, live remote training via video conferencing, and automated monitoring of rater performances for quality assurance using digital audio and video. In 2002 Dr. Kobak helped launch MedAvante, now an international company, as Vice President of Research. MedAvante continues to provide remote, centralized clinical ratings as patient outcome measures in global clinical drug trials.



This course will combine online video & training. 

A deposit of at least $400 is due at time of registration. The remaining $345 must be paid by July 26, 2018.

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For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
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