CBT Training

Evidence-Based Strategies for Multiple Symptom Sets

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ($89)

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most empirically supported form of treatment for multiple psychiatric diagnoses and is widely considered the “gold standard” for treating a wide variety of problems encountered by consumers of behavioral health services. Most psychologists are familiar with standard CBT, but many clinicians in the trenches get “stuck” when dealing with clients with complex presentations, varying symptom sets, and longstanding problems. Leave this training with a schema focused understanding of how to assess, conceptualize, and treat even your most challenging cases without getting frustrated or feeling stuck.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe methods of socialization to the cognitive model in ways that elicit client buy- in and decreases dropout rates.
  2. List the 3 levels of cognition addressed in CBT
  3. Identify the 18 early maladaptive schemas and explain their role in client information processing.
  4. Discuss cultural factors and their role in contributing to the development of schemas
  5. Design client-specific cognitive conceptualization maps that drive treatment planning, agenda setting, and documentation.
  6. Select behavioral activation activities to increase affect in depressed patients to enhance cognitive change.


Jeff Riggenbach, PhD, LPC trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a member of the Beck Institute’s Speakers Bureau. Dr. Riggenbach lectures nationally & internationally on topics related to cognitive therapy and personality dysfunction. He currently serves as the Director of Outpatient Services at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Ok where he oversees Mood and Anxiety Disorders Programs and Brookhaven’s Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Program. Jeff’s book “The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians” has been extremely well received and is being used in graduate programs as well as by practicing clinicians and consumers alike. Dr. Riggenbach is well known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings, and day-to-day clinical practice. His talks routinely receive the highest marks from conference participants in terms of clinical knowledge, practical application, and entertainment value.


This training has been approved for 6.5 continuing education units by the following boards.

    • Minnesota Board of Social Work
      • CE Provider Approval Number: CEP-452
    • Minnesota Board of Psychology
      • CE Provider Approval Number: 202404.354
    • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy—LPC and LPCC
      • CE Provider Approval Number: 2024.CE.167
    • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy—LADC
      • CE Provider Approval Number: 2024.CE.ADC.071
    • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
      • CE Provider Approval Number: 2024-168
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Hybrid Hybrid Event


June 14
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Atria Corporate Center Maple/Oak Conference Room
3033 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441 United States
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