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 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.
Stefanie Gregware, MA, LMHC is the Vice President of Clinical Services at Open Sky Community Services. In this capacity, she oversees clinical services agency wide. She is trained in all evidence-based practice models Open Sky 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 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 Open Sky 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 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 is a Private Practitioner who provides counseling, consultation, training, and supervision. The treatment modality she provides is CBT. Her specialties include PTSD and trauma, anxiety disorders, and depression. She uses evidence-based treatment models to treat PTSD, including Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD, Prolonged Exposure, and Written Exposure Therapy.
Ms. Wolloff also delivers consultation and training in Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD.
In this capacity, Ms. Wolloff provides training and direct supervision to clinicians including providing fidelity assessments of audio recorded sessions for newly trained CR clinicians. In 2014, Ms. Wolloff lead a team that was awarded the Association for Behavioral Health’s Excellence in Outcomes award for their strong outcomes in CR for PTSD. Ms. Wolloff co-authored a research poster for these outcomes at the ABCT conference in 2018. She also provides consultation and supervision in CBT.
Prior to Private Practice, Ms. Wolloff worked at Open Sky Community Services for 18 years. During this time, she developed a specialty in working with those who experience serious and persistent mental illness. She received intensive training in Recovery Oriented CBT for Schizophrenia, CBT for Psychosis, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD. She served as a treatment provider, training developer, trainer, consultant, and supervisor in these practices.