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CBT for Children & Adolescents (Beck Institute)

March 21 @ 9:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm

3-day Workshop: CBT for Youth  

With Robert D. Frieberg, PhD, ABPP in Collaboration  with the Beck Institute. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion from the Beck Institute.









DATES:           March 21-23 (Monday–Wednesday), 2022    

TIME:           9:00 AM –4:00 PM EST each day 

PLACE:        This workshop will be hosted online.

FEE:               $925. $ 775 early bird fee until February 1, 2022. Special additional discounts for first 10 applicants.  (Please contact us for student and group discounts)

Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.

Please see bottom of page for registration information.

Registration is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis


About the Workshop:

This experiential workshop focuses on the empirically supported applications of CBT with youth, emphasizing the developmentally appropriate and practical skills necessary to orient caregivers, children, and youth to the cognitive behavioral model. The aim of this training is to empower clinicians with skills that prevent or change the development of maladaptive cognitions and behaviors to enhance the wellbeing of this and future generations.

Suitable for both the novice and advanced clinician, this workshop will help build age-appropriate skills – specifically related to the interplay of emotions, behaviors, and cognitions – for caregivers and youth. An essential focus is placed on the cognitive conceptualization of the child, the system, and the dynamic interplay of the two within the system context. Skills to target emotion regulation, behavioral management, and cognitive flexibility will be taught and experientially practiced so learners leave armed with what they need to know to practice CBT for youth with fidelity to evidence-based practices.

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.


Meet the Instructor:

Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP








Dr. Robert Friedberg’s professional passion is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with children, adolescents, and families. He is recognized as one of the leading experts in applying Aaron T. Beck’s model of cognitive therapy to children. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy-Newport Beach under the mentorship of the noted cognitive therapist, Dr. Christine A. Padesky. Following his postdoctoral fellowship, Friedberg joined the staff of Mesa Vista Hospital (MVH) where he was the lead clinical psychologist on the Adult Cognitive Therapy Unit, developed the inpatient CBT program for children and adolescents, and collaborated on the launch of CBT programming in the residential treatment program. Dr. Friedberg was an Associate Professor in the Division of Child Psychiatry, Penn State University Milton Hershey Medical Center/College of Medicine.  At PSU-Hershey, Friedberg built the first Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic which cared for young patients and their families. Moreover, he launched the first Psychology Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in division history. He is especially proud to have been awarded the teaching excellence prize twice from the Child Psychiatry Division, as he was the first psychologist to be so honored. In 2005, Dr. Friedberg was invited to be an Extramural Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research where he has remained on training faculty supervising professionals from all over the world.


Dr. Friedberg has co-authored Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art, Cognitive Techniques for Children, a follow up from the best-selling and widely adopted Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Busy Child Psychiatrist and other Mental Health Professionals. In the 2017, he was honored by receiving the Spotlight on Mentorship award from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.

Application Deadline

  March 19, 2022 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

 Notification of Acceptance

 Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $50) until February 15, 2022. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Course level 

his course is appropriate for those with a beginner to  Intermediate level of knowledge in a mental health or medical field.

 Level of clinician 



 Conference is via webinar. Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

CE Information:

Continuing Education Credit (18) is  pending through Nefesh International for the following professions:  Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

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This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.


Please note: since this training will be delivered over 3 days, exact schedule will shift somewhat.

Please note that the workshop will not be recorded.

Day 1: March 21

8:50 – 10:30

Introductions The cognitive model and conceptualization

10:30 – 10:35


10:35 – 12:00

Treatment planning: identified problems, strengths, barriers (cont. case example) The structure of a CBT session

12:00 – 1:00


1:00 – 2:15

Laying the foundation: connecting thoughts, feelings, and behaviors Psychoeducation and interventions oriented around feelings Psychoeducation and interventions oriented around behaviors

2:15 – 2:20


2:20 – 4:00

Psychoeducation and interventions oriented around thoughts Self-assigned homework


Day 2:  March 22

8:50 – 10:30

Working with Disruptive Behavioral Disorders

10:30 – 10:35


10:35 – 12:00

Working with Depressive Disorders

12:00 – 1:00


1:00 – 2:30

Depression cont.

Working with Anxiety Disorders Self-assigned homework

2:30 – 2:35


2:35 – 4:00



Day 3: March 23

8:50 – 10:30

Anxiety cont.

10:30 – 10:35


10:35 – 12:00

Research-based creative activities Technology-based applications of CBT with youth

12:00 – 1:00


1:00 – 2:30

Pulling it all together Group-based activity with a provided case Share with the larger group

2:30 – 2:35


2:35 – 3:45

Application 40-minute session group roleplay executing an intervention identified in your treatment plan Feedback within the small group Share with the larger group

3:45 – 4:00

Self-assigned homework: what is one thing you will put into practice based on this training?


To apply for this training, please send an email to Nachasconsulting@gmail.com with the following information.
  1. Name, Address, Email, telephone
  2. Highest degree earned, license type, and current employer
  3. Are you interested in CEUs?
 Fee for the full training is $925. There is a $150 reduction (until 2/1/22) as well as an additional $100 reduction for the first 10 applicants (As of 1/17, 8 have completed registration). Current total fee is $675. 




March 21 @ 9:00 am
March 23 @ 5:00 pm


Online Webinar, United States