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

Thursday July 26, 2018

With Noah Clyman, LCSW, ACT

1:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. 
Ruth S. Harley University Center

In this experiential workshop, participants will be introduced to the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS), an 11-item instrument used in research and clinical practice to evaluate therapist competency in delivering CBT. Participants will learn how competency on the CTRS is achieved and the most common ‘therapist errors’ will be described. Strategies to overcome therapist errors will be taught. Video-demonstrations and role-play practice will reinforce skills. Finally, the steps to become certified in CBT by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy will be explained.

Learning objectives:

You will be able to:

  1. Measure mood symptoms and collect feedback on the therapy session rapidly.
  2. Describe the use of the Daily Mood Log & the Pleasure Predicting Worksheet. 
  3. Identify ways in which the CTRS is used to measure therapist competency for CBT.

Noah Clyman

NYC Cognitive Therapy founder Noah Clyman, has dedicated his life to helping people work past problems for happier, more fulfilled lives, with a specific focus on anxiety problems and depression. After earning a Master’s degree from New York University he completed intensive post-graduate training in CBT at the Beck Institute, including ongoing case consultation and supervision with CBT founder Aaron Beck, MD and colleagues. Noah is an ACT Certified Trainer/Consultant and serves as a “rater” for the Academy–one of the expert CBT therapists who review and score audio samples submitted by individuals applying for certification in cognitive therapy. Noah is an Adjunct Lecturer for NYU and Columbia University. Noah developed a comprehensive internship program for trainee therapists at Gay Men’s Health Crisis and co-created and co-taught the graduate course, ‘Cognitive Behavioral Treatments,’ at Boston University with Beck Institute Instructor, Daniel Beck, LICSW in 2013. He is in private practice in NYC.

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