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Advanced CBT


Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based, psycho-social intervention method that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

This enhanced professional learning (EPL) series will provide a 20-hour curriculum for advanced practitioners of CBT and will cover topics essential to CBT therapy skills in treating social anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The series will be interactive, and participants will be expected to present a case study to the group using a CBT case formulation. Participants will also be given weekly learning activities to complete between sessions.


Every Tuesday, April 4 – May 30, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Mountain/2:30 – 4:00 PM Central


At the end of the Advanced CBT EPL series, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how CBT can be delivered and identify the types of difficulties that it can help with.
  2. Identify the key components of a cognitive behavioral approach to understanding social anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and OCD.
  3. Describe how specific kinds of behaviors and thought pattern can maintain difficulties in social anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and OCD, and identify key CBT techniques used to address these in therapy.


Mental health professionals that:

  • Are located in the Mountain Pains MHTTC region (HHS Region 8 includes CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).
  • Have at least one (1) year of CBT experience and understand the core concepts/foundations of CBT.
  • Are currently using CBT in professional practice.


  • Attend a live 1-hour Orientation Session on Tuesday, April 4 at 1:30 pm MT/2:30 pm CT
  • Commit to 8-weeks of training for 1.5 hours weekly from April 11-May 2023
  • Complete 1-hour of weekly self-study learning activities
  • Present a case study to the group during the series using a CBT case formulation.
  • Access to appropriate technology to utilize online videoconferencing platform (i.e., an internet connection, webcam, computer/tablet, speakers, and microphone)
  • Be prepared and actively engage while on camera during the scheduled series time.


  • Thomas Broffman, PHD, LICSW, CAADAC, CCS, CEAP


Registration for this series is limited to 35 mental health professionals who work in HHS Region 8 states on a first come first served basis (Region 8 includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming). Once the 35 spots have been filled, registration will be closed. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full requirements, please defer this opportunity to others.

Note: It is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology to be able fully participate and be on camera during the session. This is not a webinar series and active participation is required to gain/improve skills.


The series has been approved for a total of 21 contact hours (20-hours content instruction and 1-hour orientation session). No credit will be awarded for non-attendance. The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable Operating and/or Credentialing regulations in your State of practice.


Please contact Trisha Dudkowski at or by phone at 775-784-6265.