Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Series
Bring the most effective treatments into your practice
"I had a lot of patients who were depressed. So, I was interested in just being able to treat them as well as I could"- Aaron Beck
Aaron Beck is considered to be the father of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT). In the last half-century, his research into this ground-breaking treatment has transformed psychotherapy and has established a new standard of care.
Initially developed as a treatment for depression, CBT is now known to be effective with the anxiety disorders, personality disorders, non-suicidal self-injury, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and, most recently, as a key component in the treatment of psychotic disorders. CBT is fully effective with children, adolescents and adults.
CBT is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on understanding and changing problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviors and thus has a sustained and positive impact on the person’s emotional wellbeing.
CBT is rapidly becoming an essential component of every clinicians’ toolkit. This 4-part series is intended to provide a complete examination of the most current techniques. The newcomer to CBT will get a comprehensive set of skills to bring their practice into the 21st century. Experienced CBT practitioners will learn the latest developments based on the most current research.
You will learn the theoretical foundation of CBT, how to conceptualize cases within a CBT framework, conduct assessments and develop specific treatment plans and strategies. You will learn how to structure a CBT session, and how to work flexibly within this structure. You will also learn how to employ cognitive restructuring, behavioral strategies, exposure and behavioral experiments.
You may select any individual training or take the series in its entirety.
The CBT Training Series
Stefanie Gregware, MA, LMHC is the Director of Clinical Services at the Bridge of Central Massachusetts. In this capacity, she oversees clinical services agency wide. She is trained in all evidence-based practice models The Bridge provides and supervises each clinical team ensuring fidelity, outcome measurement, training, supervision, and development of self-sufficient practices.
Ms. Gregware received her Master’s Degree from Assumption College with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She was also awarded a certificate in CBT through the Aaron T. Beck Institute in Cognitive Studies at Assumption College. Ms. Gregware also received advanced training and consultation in Recovery Oriented CBT for Schizophrenia through the Beck Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she has received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Ms. Gregware has provided direct clinical care for the past 10 years with treatments based in a Cognitive Behavioral therapy framework. These treatments include; DBT, CBT for symptoms of psychosis, Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD, and CBT for anxiety and depression. She has received training and supervision from leaders in these practices (Charles Swenson, M.D., Kim Meuser, Ph.D., Jennifer Gottlieb, Ph.D., Corine Cather, Ph.D, Aaron Brinen, Ph.D,) Ms. Gregware is one of two CR for PTSD practitioners at the Bridge who are trained to provide fidelity ratings on audio-taped therapy sessions.
Ms. Gregware has also co-facilitated a 2-day course on Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy. This workshop was created under the supervision of Aaron Brinen, Ph.D., at the Beck Institute.
Andrea Wolloff, MA, LMHC is the Director of CBT Services at The Bridge of Central Massachusetts where she trains and supervises clinicians and provides Cognitive Behavioral treatment for individuals. In this capacity, Ms. Wolloff directs the Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD treatment team. She provides training and direct supervision to clinicians including providing fidelity assessments of audio recorded sessions for new CR clinicians. In 2014, Ms. Wolloff and her team were awarded the Association for Behavioral Health’s Excellence in Outcomes award for their strong outcomes in CR for PTSD.
Ms. Wolloff received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. She also received additional certifications in CBT for children and families and general CBT from The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College. Ms. Wolloff received advanced training and consultation in Recovery Oriented CBT for Schizophrenia through the Beck Institute and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is the Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she has evaluated and treated individuals of all ages with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Dr. Thomas completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Yale University, her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, and her post-doctoral research fellowship jointly at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. She has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Klarman Family Foundation, and the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation, and is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Dr. Thomas’ scientific research focuses on the development of an eating disorder typology that better reflects clinical reality, which is also the topic of her book Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? which has been featured on Dr. Oz, Today Show, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Huffington Post.
Dr. Kamryn Eddy is the co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, a staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Eddy received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in eating disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her pre-doctoral internship was at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she trained in family-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders. She also trained at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and at Children's Hospital, Boston and has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders.
The author of over 50 published research papers and book chapters, Dr. Eddy focuses her research on the diagnostic classification of eating disorders, particularly among children and adolescents. Her longitudinal research describes the long-term outcome of anorexia and bulimia nervosa over 25 years. In addition, she is involved in biological research focused on identifying and treating neuroendocrine complications of anorexia nervosa.
Dr. Eddy is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and she has received support for her research through the NIMH and through private foundations. Dr. Eddy's clinical specialty areas are the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with eating disorders.