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 Introduction of CBT SKILLS for Psychodynamic Professionals

With Dena Rabinowitz, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. ABPP

(Lunch included)

Thursday, 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 and 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 in the program cost. 

Online Training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (7.5 CE)

Therapist Training on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Adolescent Depression (5.5) CES

Becoming a Member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapists

In addition to the 40 CEs you will receive (which will enable you to complete your 3-year requirement for continuing education) – the 40 CEs will also enable you to complete your certification within the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). This satisfies the 40-hour educational coursework requirement that will enable you to apply for membership in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.  To qualify you will also need at least one year of experience using cognitive therapy in a clinical setting with a minimum of 10 patients. Please visit the ACT website to become more familiar with the application process.  


Kenneth Kobak, Ph.D., MSSW

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.


We have rooms available to reserve in one of our residence halls (Eddy Hall).

Cost: $60 per person per night

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Payment Plan and Cost

Cost: $745

This course will combine online video and 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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Continuing Education Credit

  • Social Workers: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
  • Mental Health Counselors: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0068
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: Adelphi University is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0038
  • Psychologists: Adelphi University School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
  • CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for earning or re-credentialing for CASAC clock hours.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

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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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