Psychotherapy Integration Workshop: Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Analytic...

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250 West 57th Street

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Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Analytic Therapists

CBT has become the dominant psychotherapeutic model within the U.S. Because it was developed in reaction to psychoanalysis, the two are often placed in stark opposition. In this course we explore how each of these approaches can enhance the other. The course provides a brief overview of core concepts from both traditional and contemporary mindfulness-based CBT approaches. A variety of CBT treatment methods including the classic techniques of cognitive restructuring and exposure, and newer techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) will be taught. Students will learn approaches to working with panic disorder and obsessional/ruminative problems, as well as how the techniques used can be employed to treat a variety of problems. Throughout the course we will think about how CBT approaches both converge with and diverge from psychoanalytic approaches, the rationale for choosing CBT techniques within an analytic treatment, and how to develop a fluid approach to incorporating both modalities in one treatment.

Classes will include didactic presentation of theory and techniques and discussion of case material drawn from the practices of the instructor and students. Active learning will be facilitated by demonstrations of techniques and opportunities for in-class practice. Readings will include texts by leading CBT practitioners, analytic practitioners who integrate CBT, and some psychoanalytic texts that provide a theoretical framework for integrating CBT into psychoanalytic work.

This course can be taken as a stand-alone course, or as a required part of NIP’s Certificate Program in Psychotherapy Integration. The course will be taught at NIP in eight seminar-style classes, each lasting one hour and fifty minutes. Class meetings are held on Mondays, January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 11, 24, March 4, 11, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:50 pm. Students will be charged $600.

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives include:

I. Understand the basic tenets of CBT and how they agree with and differ from the tenets of psychoanalysis.

II. Learn a variety of CBT techniques, including cognitive reappraisal, exposure, and mindfulness practices.

III. Develop skill in identifying when and how to integrate CBT techniques into psychoanalytic practice.

Continuing Education

In order to receive CE credits, you cannot arrive more than 15 minutes late to each session or leave 15 minutes to each session. If you miss one session, you will receive partial credit at the discretion of the instructor. No credits will be given if more than one session is missed.

This live in-person course is approved for CE credits for Pscyhologists, Psychoanalysts, LMSWs and LCSWs. This course in not approved for LMHCs.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies 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 #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

Refunds, & Cancellation Policy

No refunds for partial attendance. Refunds will be given up to a week prior to the first session.


Jill Bresler, Ph.D. is Co-Director of the Psychotherapy Integration Program at NIP. She is on the faculty of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where she did her psychoanalytic training. Dr. Bresler is a past Fellow of the Institute for Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, and has extensive training in multiple CBT approaches. She writes and teaches on the integration of CBT and psychoanalysis.

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