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Advanced Experiential CBT Techniques: Enhanced Conceptualization & Body-Based Techniques

Matis Miller, LCSW, ACT, DBT-LBC
Approx. 6 Hours
May 11, 2023
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“I understand the logic, but I just don’t feel the change.”

Clients struggle with CBT when it can feel like it does not fully capture how deeply rooted their suffering can be.

This training will teach you next-level case conceptualization and body-based approaches so you can....

...develop more targeted treatment plans and watch clients embody the change worked on in therapy.

Move beyond problematic schemas!

…and help clients form new belief structures to breakthrough rigid and destructive habits.

Move beyond problematic thoughts!

…and implement body-based techniques that help clients feel in charge of their minds and emotions.

Best of all, the learning will be fun and easy—including use of case studies, activities, visual tools, and experiential exercises.

If you want to take your CBT to the next level, purchase now!


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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Matis Miller, LCSW, ACT, DBT-LBC, is a licensed clinical social worker and certified cognitive behavioral therapist with 18 years of experience specializing in severe emotional and personality disorder, complex PTSD, anxiety in teens and adults, and parent training. He is the founder, director, and supervisor of the Center for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy of New Jersey. Matis’ impressive educational and training background includes certification in CBT from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, certification from the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is EMDR trained.

Matis’ experience in CBT, DBT, and schema therapy compelled him to found the Center and select the finest therapists to complete his team. He is a seasoned lecturer on CBT and DBT-related topics, addressing parents, clients, and professionals, and is focused primarily on supervision, education, and consultations. Matis is the author of the popular book, The Uncontrollable Child: Understand and Manage Your Child’s Disruptive Moods with Dialectical Behavior Skills (New Harbinger Publications, 2021).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Matis Miller has an employment relationship with The Center for CBT of NJ. He receives royalties as a published author. Matis Miller receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Matis Miller has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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  1. Develop comprehensive conceptualization of client’s presenting problems based on the cognitive model.
  2. Apply and integrate the cognitive conceptualization diagram collaboratively into treatment sessions.
  3. Utilize evidence-based techniques to uncover and label clients underlying negative core beliefs and conditional assumptions.
  4. Implement a variety of cognitive and behavioral strategies to modify underlying core beliefs, rules, and assumptions to improve treatment outcomes.
  5. Execute strategies to identify, develop, and strengthen positive core beliefs in clients.
  6. Employ experiential interventions such as imagery, chair technique, and role-plays to create long-lasting emotional change to improve client outcomes.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Overview and Next-level Assessment
  • CBT model & most practiced techniques
  • When is deeper CBT work needed?
  • Setting-up and structuring sessions
  • Debunking CBT myths
  • Latest CBT research
Advanced CBT Interventions
  • Advanced core beliefs and schemas
  • Clinical questionnaires: Identifying core beliefs and schemas
  • Cognitive continuum for irrational beliefs
  • “Pac man model” for developing adaptive beliefs and habits
  • Overcoming compensatory strategies (avoidance, control, etc.)
  • The “Downward Arrow Technique” for negative core beliefs
  • The “Upward Arrow Technique” for positive core beliefs
  • Strengths work for lasting change
  • Transcending schemas questionaire
  • Schema flash cards for connecting schemas
  • Re-framing core beliefs worksheet
  • Case Study: A father with deeply rooted self-criticism
Advanced Experiential Techniques
  • Behavioral experiments
  • Role plays and Gestalt-based techniques
  • Imagery dialogues with experiences in early development
  • Adaptive belief systems
  • EMDR-rooted approaches
  • Case Study: A woman suffering from severe anxiety. Exposure therapy is not working
Collaborative Case Conceptualization—the “Road Map” to Treatment
  • Clinical outcomes of collaborative case conceptualization
  • Judy Beck’s Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram
  • When and how to share case conceptualization with clients
  • Guidelines for developing conceptualization
  • Guidelines for collaborative conceptualization
  • Case Study: Young adult struggling with rejection sensitivity
Special Issues
  • Limitations & scope of practice
  • Overcoming reasons people don’t change
  • Overcoming fear of new perspectives

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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