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Treat Anxiety Fast: Certificate Course

PESI is proud to offer an exciting seminar by David Burns, M.D., a pioneer in the development of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Achieve rapid and lasting recovery with all your anxious clients, just as Dr. Burns has done in over 35,000 therapy sessions with severely troubled clients. Become skilled at treating every type of anxiety without drugs.

In this unique certificate course you’ll master more than 20 treatment techniques to help your clients eliminate the symptoms of anxiety quickly – even your most challenging, resistant clients.

Dr. Burns will illustrate concrete strategies that provide rapid, complete recovery and lasting change for your patients. You’ll learn...

  • How to integrate four powerful treatment models to eliminate symptoms.
  • How to enhance your client’s engagement in therapy.
  • How to develop a treatment plan that specifically targets each client’s unique problems and needs.
  • ...and so much more!

David will provide you with guided instruction and share powerful video sessions that capture the actual moment of recovery. You will take away practical strategies to use immediately with any anxious client. Leave this certificate course armed with tools you can use in your very next session!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of America’s most highly acclaimed psychiatrists and teachers!


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David Burns, M.D.
13 Hours 24 Minutes
Audio and Video
Dec 03, 2018
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Digital Seminar
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12.5 hours CPD.



David Burns, M.D.'s Profile

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David D. Burns, M.D., is an emeritus adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His best-selling books, Feeling Good and the Feeling Good Handbook, have sold over five million copies worldwide.

Although he was a pioneer in the development of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), in the past 10 years he has created a more powerful approach called TEAM-CBT. Individuals who attend this workshop will be eligible for Level 1 TEAM certification by the Feeling Good Institute in Mt. View, California.

More than 50,000 therapists have attended his training programs over the past 35 years. His website,, offers many free resources for therapists and clients alike, including his tremendously popular Feeling Good Podcasts which draw more than 50,000 downloads per month.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Burns receives royalties from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Burns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  1. Track therapeutic progress using the brief mood survey.
  2. Describe why therapists and clients alike avoid exposure.
  3. Describe at least five techniques for treating anxiety disorders.
  4. Develop a creative, individualized treatment plan for each client.
  5. Reduce therapeutic resistance in session and boost motivation.
  6. Integrate four powerful treatment models for anxiety.
  7. Select the most effective interventions for each client.
  8. Track the client’s perception of therapeutic alliance.
  9. Explain how the hidden emotion model works.
  10. Describe how the experimental technique works.
  11. List several cognitive distortions that trigger anxiety.
  12. Explain the concept of “failing as fast as you can”.
  13. Contrast outcome vs. process resistance for anxiety.
  14. Explain how the daily mood log works.
  15. Contrast classical, cognitive, and interpersonal exposure techniques.


Day 1
What is TEAM-CBT? Reverse Hypnosis

  • How your anxious patients cast a spell on you and sabotage the treatment
Four Powerful Treatment Models for Anxiety Disorders
  1. The Cognitive Model: I THINK therefore I FEAR
    • Single session treatment for Panic Disorder (video)
  2. The Exposure Model: Taking a Page from the Tibetan Book of the Dead
    • Blood Phobia
  3. The Hidden Emotion Model: Cycling Back to Freud?
    • The Burrito Slasher
  4. The Motivational Model: Heading Off the Resistance at the Pass
    • A Case of Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Overcoming Toxic Shame (video)
  • Magic Button
  • Positive Reframing
  • Acid Test
  • Magic Dial
Clinical Exercise
  • Electrical engineer with Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    • Recovery Circle: Failing as Fast as You Can
    • A Visit to the Shopping Center from Hell
Day 2
The Cognitive Model
  • Truth-Based Techniques
  • Compassion-Based Techniques
  • Uncovering Techniques
  • Motivational Techniques
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Visual Imaging Techniques
  • Humor-Based Techniques
  • Role-Playing Techniques
  • Spiritual Techniques
The Hidden Emotion Model
  • The Niceness Dynamic
  • Bringing Hidden Feelings to Conscious Awareness
Innovations in Exposure Therapy
  • Classical, Cognitive, and Interpersonal Exposure
Treatment Algorithms
  • Who Do We Treat? The Person or the Disorder?
Relapse Prevention Training
  • Getting Better vs. Feeling Better

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 10


Kelli W - Kansas City, Missouri

"Great training!!!"

Aurora M - ANTIOCH, California

"Loved this training by Dr. Burns!"

Teresa S - CHESTERTOWN, Maryland

"EXCELLENT training!!!!!! Video lacked quality, but the training was simply terrific."

Shannon H - WEST FARGO, North Dakota


Thomas M - SHADYSIDE, Ohio

"Dr. Burns is an outstanding presenter. "

Toni S - GOLETA, California

"Excellent in every respect!"

Sherry G - NEPTUNE, New Jersey

"Superior training by Burns!"

Margaret L - Monrovia, California

"Fantastic seminar!"

Dan B - Rexburg, Idaho

"Excellent. I have participated in a prior Workshop facilitated by Dr. Burns (nearly 20 years ago). He is more effective in his instruction, responding to participants, and in empathic expression. A+"

Aman D - Edmonton, Alberta

"Very useful and informative workshop. So much learning and feel very honored to learn from Dr. Burns."

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