In 2017 Susan participated in the following workshops at the Beck Institute:
Dr. Aaron Brinen, Dr. Judith Beck, and Dr. Aaron Beck taking questions after the CBT for Schizophrenia Workshop in 2016.
Accepted the invitation to observe Dr. Beck interacting with his research team.
Susan studied Cognitive Therapy in graduate school, updated her skills in 2011 with 28 continuing education units, participated in one year of supervision, and has been providing structured CBT for over six years as a contractor for Helen Farabee Center and in private practice. She completed the certification process and is now a Diplomate of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Cognitive Therapy is based on a highly researched theory that the way we think about a situation affects how we feel, and how we feel affects our behavior. CBT helps clients identify thoughts they find distressing and learn to test the reality of those thoughts. When thinking is realistic clients feel better, and they meet their behavior goals. Collaboration between counselor and client, problem solving, and skills practice between sessions are emphasized.
Meeting Dr. Aaron Beck, father of Cognitive Therapy, Spring 2016
Susan J Cardwell, M.A., LPC-S
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