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Digital Seminar

Module 4: CBT for Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Substance Abuse

Leslie Sokol, PhD
6 Hours
Audio and Video
Oct 02, 2018
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Leslie Sokol, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and internationally recognized leader in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with almost 40 years of experience in practice, teaching and research. She was a past Director of Education and one of the principal instructors at the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is one of the leading CBT speakers in the world, providing teaching and training to professional and paraprofessional groups, both nationally and internationally, on a multitude of CBT topics.

Dr. Sokol is a distinguished founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, was a past president, and is currently Chairman of its Credentialing Committee. She is a fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the President Elect of the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IACBT). Dr. Sokol also served as Chairman of Behavioral Science for the Mercy Suburban Hospital and Family Practice Training Program for over 20 years. Her private practice is in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sokol has coauthored numerous books and book chapters. Her most recent books include: The Comprehensive Clinicians Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens: A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem; Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem; and The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Create Unshakable Self-Confidence and Reach Your Goals.  


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Leslie Sokol maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Montgomery County. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Sokol receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and record royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Leslie Sokol is a member of the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy. She serves as the president-elect of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr. Sokol is on the advisory board of the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research.

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4-Day Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Course
Copyright: 10/02/2018 - Product Code POS054185


  1. Apply evidence-based CBT techniques to multiple symptom sets to improve treatment outcomes.
  2. Choose methods for conducting CBT psychoeducation to elicit “buy in” from difficult clients.
  3. Point out, challenge and modify clients’ dysfunctional self-talk, thoughts and core beliefs to improve client level of functioning.
  4. Develop case conceptualization skills for treating DSM-5® diagnosis with CBT informed strategies.
  5. Implement rapport-building tools to improve the therapeutic alliance and client engagement.
  6. Evaluate behavioral activation strategies useful for improving treatment resistant depression.
  7. Develop strategies for treating depressive relapses to improve to improve client level of functioning.
  8. Implement cognitive behavioral methods to reduce intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts.
  9. Integrate strategies for impulse control to treat clients with substance use-disorders.
  10. Provide exposure and cognitive processing interventions to treat symptoms of PTSD and trauma.
  11. Utilize cognitive reprocessing for clients with PTSD in order to improve treatment outcomes.
  12. Implement CBT-informed symptom management strategies for personality disorders.
  13. Articulate the role of early maladaptive schemas in developing and maintaining chronic mental health conditions.
  14. Utilize schema-based strategies for breaking lifelong destructive behavioral cycles in clients.
  15. Determine eight motivations for parasuicidal behaviors and how to effectively intervene for each motivation.
  16. Determine how family dynamics are affected by an individual with Borderline Personality Disorder and identify strategies for improving family communication.
  17. Implement suicide assessment skills and compose accurate documentation in order to minimize risk and liability.
  18. Develop strategies to increase buy in with clients with substance abuse disorders.
  19. Determine the demanding imperative of anger and replace with more helpful preferences to improve treatment outcomes.
  20. Determine and differentiate the meanings given to unfulfilled demanding expectations as a strategy to reduce hurt and fear.
  21. Implement cognitive behavioral strategies in a group.
  22. Utilize techniques to enhance individual participation in group therapy.
  23. Develop a comprehensive understanding of clients through the lens of the cognitive model.
  24. Determine the specific cognitive content of fear associated with individual anxiety disorders.



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 5


Jessica M

"Great training! "

Michelle V

"This was a phenomenal course. I am now interested in pursuing CBT certification. Dr. Sokol was excellent and I hope to see more courses taught by her in the future. "


"Thanks! Great course"

Hadley G

"This was one of the best PESI trainings I have completed. Leslie did a wonderful job of covering a wide variety of topics and applied CBT effectively to every diagnosis. She provided good case examples and presented information in a way that was easily understandable. "

Eric K

"She was a great presenter. She has a great deal of knowledge. "

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