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Intermediate Level CBT: Evidence-Based Strategies for Multiple Symptom Sets

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

Event Location:
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435


6.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work Board log number: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC & LPCC) Board log number: 2018.CE.285
MN Board of Psychology Board log number: 201912.398

Order By Phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill. 

Program Description:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most empirically supported form of treatment for multiple psychiatric disorders, and is widely considered the "gold standard" approach for a wide variety of diagnoses and problems mental health consumers encounter. Most practitioners are familiar with the basics of CBT, but many clinicians in the trenches get "stuck" when It comes to practically applying it in a way that works or adapting it to clients presenting with different types of symptom sets. Attend this one-day workshop with international CBT trainer Dr. Jeff Riggenbach and learn the basics of CBT, newer applications, “offshoot models” as well as the intricacies needed to practically apply the model in a way that is helpful for people struggling with a variety of cognitive makeups and behavioral problems. Leave this chalk full presentation not only having experienced engaging lecture, but with the handouts, worksheets, case studies, and all the “tools” you need to transform the way you work with your clients immediately!

About Dr. Riggenbach


Dr. Jeff Riggenbach has devoted the past 20 years to practicing and disseminating evidence based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. During that time, he has developed & directed CBT, DBT, & schema focused treatment programs for two different psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics treating a wide range of patient populations. He has run CBT specialty based programs for treating depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, OCD, and borderline personality disorder. Jeff Is the author of two best-selling books; The CBT Toolbox: A a Workbook for Clients & Clinicians, and the award winning, The BPD Toolbox: An Evidence-Based Guide for Regulating Emotions, which won a silver award in the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards for Small Publishing Companies.

 He is a diplomat with the academy of cognitive therapy, a certified cognitive therapist, and most importantly, has 20 years of experience practicing CBT in individual and group settings.

Dr. Riggenbach has presented in all 50 United States and is on faculty of educational institutes in Canada, Australia, & South Africa. His presentations routinely receive the highest conference evaluations in terms of quality content as well as entertainment value.

Daily Agenda

Overview of Cognitive-Behavioral Based Approaches
 - Introduction and Fundamental Tenants
 - The Role of the Therapeutic Relationship
 - Socialization to the Model
 - “Third Wave” and Newer “Offshoot Models”
 - Early Maladaptive Schemas

Cognitive Conceptualization
 - Case Formulations
 - Developing Individualized Client Roadmaps to Recovery
 - Treatment Planning and Documentation 


The Cognitive Model of Depression
 - Behavioral Activation
 - Positive Psychology and Gratitude
 - Schematic Interventions for Negativity

The Cognitive Model of Anxiety
 - Amplifying Internal and External Resources
 - Modifying Approval Seeking Schema’s in Social Anxiety
 - Interoceptive Strategies to Reduce or Eliminate Panic Attacks
 - Metacognitive Interventions for GAD

Assessment and Treatment of Personality Dysfunction
 - Recognizing and Assessing BPD and other Personality Disorders
 - Integrating DBT and Schema Therapy
 - Cognitive Behavioral Chain Analysis

Relapse Prevention
 - The Stages of Change
 - Harnessing Strengths
 - Developing Relapse Prevention Plans

Learning Objectives
  • Acquire an understanding of broader meaning of “cognitive behavioral therapies”
  • Develop an understanding of the the 3 different levels of cognition and learn 3 types of cognitive strategies for intervention at each of the different levels
  • Incorporate mindfulness, acceptance, and other metacognitive strategies into treatment
  • Learn language to socialize clients to the model and connect to relapse prevention
  • Develop 3 sets of cognitive conceptualization skills to help diagnose, document, and drive treatment
  • Utilize 5 behavioral activation strategies to use in early stages of treatment resident depression
  • Understand the 7 motivations for self-injurious behavior and how to effectively intervene with each
  • Learn 5 cognitive techniques proven to help reduce arousal in anxiety disordered individuals
  • Develop schema modification skills to help clients not only manage symptoms in the moment but create long- term change that lasts
  • Understand the fundamental tenants of relapse prevention and develop skills in implementing 3 specific techniques to facilitate it.