Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression

Training Description:

This online training is 4 hours and is best for practitioners with a foundational understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) including the theory and structure of practice in adherent CBT. This course will focus on the interventions used in CBT for symptoms of depression and will provide learners with an overview of the CBT model of Depression and general assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment strategies. Learners will be oriented to, observe demonstrations of, and practice specific cognitive and behavioral strategies traditionally used in the treatment of depression.

Training Objectives:

After participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the CBT model of depression
  2. Describe CBT assessment and conceptualization for depression
  3. Create a general CBT treatment plan to address depression
  4. Use behavioral strategies to address symptoms of depression
  5. Use cognitive strategies to address symptoms of depression
  6. Describe relapse prevention strategies for symptoms of depression

Continuing Education Credits:

DisciplineApproval Statement
Licensed Social WorkerThis program has been approved for 4 Social Work Continuing Education hour(s) for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D91842.
Licensed PsychologistCE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is cosponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Berkshire AHEC at For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at 5.5 CE Hours. 
MA Licensed Mental Health CounselorThis program has been approved for 4 Category I MaMHCA hours for re-licensure in accordance with 262 CMR. MEACP Authorization 24-0261. 
MA Licensed Alcohol and Drug CounselorThis course has been approved by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services/LADC Unit for 4 contact hours for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Assistants. 
MA Registered NurseProgram meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing 244 CMR 5.04.
MA Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistThis activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Certification # PC- 042321.