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Do you have a client who everyone else has given up on?

They've seen multiple therapists, without the relief they want and deserve...

Maybe you feel stuck with this client — and at this point, even the client believes they are not capable of getting better.

But it doesn’t have to be that way…

You can offer them hope...with powerful and practical interventions that are proven to WORK.

Evidence reveals Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective treatments for chronic, recurring, and challenging mental health conditions such as:

✓ Anxiety
✓ Trauma
✓ Addiction
✓ Depression
✓ Personality disorders
✓ And more!


Now, you have an exclusive opportunity to learn this powerful modality in a comprehensive online course from CBT expert and author John Ludgate, PhD.


Dr. Ludgate is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He trained under Cognitive Therapy’s founder Dr. Aaron Beck at the Center for Cognitive Therapy.

In this intensive online CBT training course, you'll master a fresh set of clinical tools and skills that can transform your practice, and treatment outcomes.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Intensive Online Course

Valued at £491.38
Today Only £115.99 (VAT Inclusive) — An Unbelievable Value!
Bonus! Register now and you'll lock in the FREE e-workbook,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox, by Richard Sears (a $23.39 value).

Plus, earn up to 19 CPD Hours—included in the course tuition!
In this intensive course, you'll master the skills and competencies necessary to apply CBT with a wide variety of clinical populations.

This is NOT a "one-strategy-fits-all" approach.

Rather, this CBT course offers you a complete collection of practical ways to integrate this empirically supported approach into your very next session.

This online training has been created for helping professionals, including:

  • Nurses
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists


What You’ll Discover in This Online Course
Dr. John Ludgate will guide you step-by-step through the following in-depth modules:

Introductory Concepts of CBT
Get started with the fundamental concepts of CBT. You’ll join John as he examines and reveals the power of Aaron Beck’s original CBT model.

He’ll then walk you through effective strategies for socializing your clients to the cognitive model and three levels of cognition.

John also shares insight on effective CBT clinical application, including session structure and phases of treatment, before looking at some current adaptations of the cognitive model including DBT, ACT, and Schema Therapy.
Foundations in CBT
  • Evolution of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • Neurobiological Findings
  • Outcome Studies

Offshoot Models
  • Third Wave Approaches
  • DBT
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
Treatment Concepts
  • Socialization to the CBT Treatment Model
  • Three Levels of Cognition
  • Eliciting & Labeling Distortions
  • Identify & Evaluate Automatic Thoughts

Therapeutic Relationships
  • Establish Rapport
  • Ruptures in the Therapeutic Alliance
  • Predictive of Outcome


Cognitive Conceptualization
Dive deep into cognitive conceptualization, the cornerstone of CBT that drives treatment planning. Gain an integrative understanding through a series of case studies and role plays.
Cognitive Conceptualization
  • Case Formulation
  • Collaborative Empiricism
  • Symptom Driven Treatment Planning

Application in Clinical Practice
  • Case Studies/Role Plays
  • The Therapeutic Relationship
  • Session Structure
  • Phases of Treatment
Key Components of CBT Practice
  • Structure
  • Feedback
  • Guided Discovery
  • Homework


CBT for Bipolar, Depression and Sleep Issues
In module 3, you’ll move into the application of CBT to specific problems and symptom sets you see in the clinical setting. You'll focus on bipolar and depressive related disorders as well as sleep issues.
CBT for Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Model of Depression
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Activity Monitoring & Scheduling
  • Modify Negative Cognitions
  • Gratitude & Meaning
  • Nutritional Interventions
  • Bipolar Disorder

CBT for Anger, Anxiety Disorders, & OCD
Further building upon the application of CBT for specific clinical conditions, this section moves into anger management, multiple anxiety disorders including panic and phobias, and OCD. Case studies will demonstrate and reinforce the application of CBT for these conditions.
Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Cognitive Model of Anxiety
  • "Worry Cure"
  • Phobias
  • Hierarchy Work
  • Desensitization
  • Panic Disorder
  • Cognitive Model of Panic
  • Interoceptive Strategies
  • Cognitive Model of Anger
  • Role of Values & "Moral Resistance"
  • Symptom Management

  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Metacognitive Strategies
  • Exposure & Response Prevention

CBT for PTSD and Substance Abuse Treatment, Cluster B Personality Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

Module 5 moves into the application of CBT for treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, and non-borderline cluster B personality.

You’ll learn about making a personality disorder diagnosis, and examine the unique characteristics and corresponding assessment strategies. Additional information on DBT and schema focused therapy will be covered.

  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Nightmare Re-scripting
  • Trauma Narratives

Personality Disorder Treatment
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Focused Therapy

Personality Disorder Diagnosis
  • Characteristics
  • Assessment Techniques
Cluster B Personality Disorders
  • Antisocial
  • Psychopathy
  • Behavior Management
  • Histrionic
  • Schema Modification
  • Constructive Alternatives for “Getting Noticed”

Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment
Continue with treatment ideas for additional cluster B personality disorders including narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. The course will conclude with additional case studies and advanced CBT strategies.
Cluster B Personality Disorders
  • Narcissistic
  • Subtypes of Narcissism
  • Schema Mode Work
  • Borderline
  • DBT Based Strategies
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • Believe Reconstruction
Advanced Strategies
  • Modify Deep Seeded Beliefs
  • Continuum Work
  • Construct New Beliefs
  • Internalization Exercises
  • Build Resilience
  • Cognitive Behavioral Chain Analysis
  • Schema Mode Work
FREE Bonus e-Workbook
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox (A $23.39 Value)
Register now and you'll get this practical, engaging skills manual. It draws from the latest research to clearly define the principles of CBT, and then demonstrate steps for integrating mindfulness practices into therapy. Straightforward explanations and dozens of worksheets provide fresh insights and new tools to move therapy forward when treating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, pain, trauma, addictions, and other issues.
Free Bonus e-Workbook: CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Intensive Online Course

Valued at £491.38
Today Only £115.99 (VAT Inclusive) — An Amazing Value!
Bonus! Register now and you'll lock in the FREE e-workbook,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox, by Richard Sears (a $23.39 value).

Plus, earn up to 19 CPD Hours—included in the course tuition!

About Dr. Ludgate
John Ludgate, PhD
John Ludgate, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a psychotherapist for almost 30 years. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His practice, which involves work in both a private practice and in an outpatient psychiatric center, consists largely of treating clients referred with mood problems and/or anxiety conditions. He is currently working at the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina in Asheville, North Carolina.

John is a native of southern Ireland and obtained a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1990. He trained at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia under Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy, obtaining a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He subsequently became Assistant Director of Training at Dr. Beck's Center.

In the early 1990s, Dr. Ludgate was a Research Clinical Psychologist at the University of Oxford in England and served as cognitive therapist in several outcome studies of panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia and hypochondriasis.

He authored Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention for Depression and Anxiety (Professional Resources Press, 2009) and was co-editor with Wright, Thase and Beck of Cognitive Therapy with Inpatients: Developing a Cognitive Milieu (Guilford Press, 1993). His other books include Overcoming Compassion Fatigue (PESI, 2014) co-authored with Martha Teater and The CBT Couples Toolbox (PESI, 2018). He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. He has presented many seminars and workshops on cognitive behavioral approaches, both nationally and internationally.
Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: John Ludgate has an employment relationship with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of WNC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: John Ludgate has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Dr. Ludgate's CBT Intensive Course has received dozens of 5-star reviews.
See what others are saying!

The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation. You’ll receive instructions for instantly accessing the comprehensive videos, handouts and bonus materials—all designed to help your clients regulate their nervous systems so they can feel safe in their body. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace, in your own home or office, and at your convenience! All materials are downloadable/printable, and you’ll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online—forever. You can also use the PESI Mobile™ App to access the content on your mobile devices, wherever and whenever you want.
Collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. When you register for this course, you’ll join a community of hundreds of practitioners using these tools in their own practices. Use this valuable connection to share insight and experiences, and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CPD tests and earn up to 19 CPD hours!

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Intensive Online Course

Valued at £491.38
Today Only £115.99 (VAT Inclusive) — An Unbelievable Value!
Bonus! Register now and you'll lock in the FREE e-workbook,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox, by Richard Sears (a $23.39 value).

Plus, earn up to 19 CPD Hours—included in the course tuition!

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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