Time to complete: 0.5 hours

Number of credits hours:
CE Approvals
Course Notes
This course does not provide CE credits. This course is included in the CBT Essentials package, which does provide CEs.
Anne Marie Albano Ph.D., ABPP, is the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi. Anne Marie is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Anne Marie was the recipient of the 2015 ABCT Award for Outstanding Contributions by an Individual for Clinical Activities, and established by a grateful donor, ABCT offers an annual award in her name for a member early in their career and demonstrating excellence in the integration of science and practice. Upon her retirement from Columbia University, the CUCARD Professorship will be renamed after her. 
You can read more about Dr. Albano here.
Building awareness of cognitions and guiding anxious adolescents toward reframing versus accepting thoughts is a key tenant of the CBT model of anxiety. In this course, participants will learn how to a) educate patients on threat bias and cognitive distortions in anxiety, b) build insight into how the patient’s own thought patterns impact the sympathetic nervous system and increase avoidance behaviors, c) teach the patient how to examine thoughts using a more scientific, realistic lens, and d) guide the patient toward reframing unhelpful thoughts and/or tolerating uncertainty as a method for increasing patient’s range of approach behaviors. Using case vignettes, participants will learn how to engage with clients across the adolescent developmental spectrum as well as how to consider how client attributes (e.g., culture, race, sexual/gender identity) might impact discussion about cognitive restructuring.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the rationale for cognitive skills training in an expert way to patients

Administer the four components of cognitive skills training into CBT treatment for anxious youth: teaching cognitive skills, building cognitive awareness, guiding patients to challenge thoughts, and teaching patients to reframe thoughts.

Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive, .5 hours)

Topic Area:
Cognitive skills

Instructional Level:

Who Should Attend:
Behavioral health professionals including social workers, counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, etc.

Financial Disclosures:
The instructors are employees of Lumate Health and do not receive financial support for this course. 
Dr. Albano reports the following disclosures: ​
  • Paid advisor and equity share from Lumate Health, a for-profit youth mental health treatment provider​
  • Publication Royalties from Oxford University Press​

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