The Workshop You’ve Always Wanted!

NASW Approved 31 CEUs
NBCC Approved 31 CEUs
MFT Approved 31 CEUs
UPA Approved 31 CEUs


Hilton Garden Inn Sandy, UT

277 Sego Lily Dr, Sandy, UT 84070

(801) 352-9400


About Dr. David Burns, M.D.DrBurns180x180

Dr. David Burns received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1964 and his M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1970. He completed his residency training in psychiatry in 1974 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1976. Burns is the author of numerous research studies, book chapters and books. He also gives lectures and conducts many psychotherapy training workshops for mental health professionals throughout the United States and Canada each year. He has won many awards for his research and teaching, and has been named “Teacher of the Year” three times by the graduating class of psychiatric residents at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Burns was an early student of Aaron T. Beck who developed cognitive therapy during the 1960s and 1970s. Cognitive therapy was also based on the pioneering work of the late Albert Ellis, PhD who popularized the notion that our thoughts and beliefs create our moods during the 1950s. However, the basic concept behind cognitive therapy goes all the way back to Epictetus, the Greek philosopher. Nearly 2,000 years ago he wrote that people are disturbed not by things, but by the views we take of them. In other words our thoughts (or “cognitions”) create all of our feelings. Thus when we make healthy changes in the way we think, we experience healthy changes in the way we feel.

In the past ten years, Burns has developed a new approach to psychotherapy called T.E.A.M. Therapy. T.E.A.M. is not just another new school of therapy, but a flexible, research-based, data-driven system for working with clients. T.E.A.M. stands for Testing, Empathy, Agenda Setting and Methods – these are the effective ingredients of all successful psychotherapy, regardless of which school of therapy the therapist uses. TEAM addresses some of the shortcomings in cognitive therapy, and is based on the notion that motivation influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions just as much as our thoughts (or cognitions). In addition, when you combine cognitive and motivational techniques, you will often see significantly faster recovery from depression and all of the anxiety disorders. For more information, visit www.feelinggood.com.

Burns is on the voluntary faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is actively involved in research and training. He has also served as a statistical consultant for Stanford’s new Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research. He has also served as Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Medical School and Acting Chief of Psychiatry at the Presbyterian / University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia.

An invitation from Dr. David Burns:

In the past several years, I have developed a new approach to psychotherapy called T.E.A.M. that can greatly accelerate recovery from depression and anxiety disorders. In fact, in many cases you will often see a dramatic or complete elimination of a client’s symptoms in a single session, without medications. This includes depressed and anxious clients who have experienced severe trauma. If you have ever dreamed of bringing extremely rapid healing to your clients, this is a workshop you won’t want to miss.

Teaching methods will include lecture, large and small group exercises, dramatic and inspiring video excerpts from actual therapy sessions, live demonstrations with audience volunteers, and opportunities to do your own personal healing as well. This intensive is intended to provide practical, hands-on experience, as well as a working knowledge of techniques you will be able to use right away in your clinical work. You will leave with fresh, new insights and powerful techniques that can revolutionize your practice.

Intensives have consistently been the most vibrant and inspirational teaching experiences I have created. We’ll work hard, have meals together, and share both laughter and tears as we learn. I warmly invite you to join us. I’ll do everything I can to make this one of the best learning opportunities of your career, and look forward to meeting you in November!


David D. Burns, M.D.
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Stanford University Medical School

Workshop Objectives

By attending this intensive training, participants will enhance their ability to:

• Utilize session by session assessment tools that can dramatically improve your clinical effectiveness
• Use patient criticism and empathy failures to enhance the therapeutic relationship
• Identify the eight most common forms of therapeutic resistance
• Rapidly reduce therapeutic resistance and motivate oppositional clients who “yes-but” you
• Discuss how T.E.A.M. therapy can trigger extraordinarily rapid and lasting recovery
• Utilize the “Acceptance Paradox” to trigger profound change in your clients and in yourself
• Explain how to challenge negative thoughts and feelings with cutting-edge Cognitive / T.E.A.M. Therapy techniques
• Pinpoint and modify deeply held schemas and beliefs
• Describe how to uncover hidden emotions that trigger anxiety disorders
• Demonstrate the use of scores of fast-acting psychotherapy techniques
• Individualize the treatment, using a wide variety of treatment techniques
• Heal yourself and boost self-esteem
• Utilize powerful relapse prevention techniques
• Learn scores of interventions that you can immediately use with clients.

Schedule & Agenda

Schedule: The Intensive will consist of 31 hours of training. There will be two evening sessions, 2.5 hours each, on Day 1 and 3 of the workshop.


Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration up to 10 days before the workshop (October 20, 2016) and receive a full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. If cancellation occurs in less than 10 days prior to the event, there is no refund.

ADA Accommodations
If you require ADA Accommodations, please contact our office at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.