What to Consider When Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Isn't Working

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This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBTs) is consistently referred to as "evidence-based" or "empirically supported." However, even the most experienced and skillful cognitive-behavioral therapists understand from experience that CBT doesn't always work. The purpose of this webinar is to focus on CBT processes and content in order to identify common (though often undetected) problems in the provision of CBT. In this webinar we consider various potential reasons for treatment failure without blaming the patient. We discuss structure, collaboration, case conceptualization, psychoeducation, and techniques, as well as potential problems that often occur in each of these areas.

Learning Objectives

•    Identify the five essential components of effective CBT.
•    Describe at least five common problems that readily lead to CBT not working.



Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Liese is Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas. He has taught numerous courses and workshops on psychotherapy and evidence-based practice, and he has supervised hundreds of psychotherapy trainees. Dr. Liese has more than 75 publications and he has co-authored two texts with Dr. Aaron Beck. In 2015 Dr. Liese received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training award from APA Division 50 as recognition for his excellence in teaching and his deep commitment to education.

Continuing Education

1.5 CE
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Price: $50.00

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