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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 3 Day Intensive Training in PEI

Presented by Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., LPC

Monday, July 10, 2017 – Wednesday, July 12, 2017  |  , ,

!  Important Notice:

The Earlybird Deadline has been extended to July 6

Date & Location

Monday, July 10, 2017 – Wednesday, July 12, 2017

9:00am – 4:00pm

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

75 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

Complete this workshop and master the core competencies in cognitive behavioural based treatments and improve your skills in CBT to achieve better therapeutic outcomes, with even your most challenging client.

  • CBT for Bipolar and Depressive Related Disorders, anger, anxiety, PTSD & substance use disorders
  • Difficult cases, co-occurring conditions & Cluster B personality disorders

Trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Jeff Riggenbach has developed expertise in applying cognitive behavioural therapy to a variety of clinical populations. Join him for this engaging and dynamic three-day workshop as he draws from clinical experience, current literature and outcome findings to give you the skills you need to succeed when applying CBT to any client, including:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anger
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD
  • Substance abuse
  • Personality disorders
  • Suicidality

Learn how to help clients identify and restructure dysfunctional cognitions, modify maladaptive beliefs, break lifelong patterns of destructive behavior, face their fears, eliminate nightmares, manage anger, as well as help them develop healthier tools and alternative coping skills. Discover new trends and technology in CBT, including the use of apps and text messaging, to reach tech-savvy clientele. Through case studies, interactive discussions, role-plays, and reproducible handouts, you will take away practical CBT strategies to use immediately with any client. Leave this intensive workshop armed with tools you can use in your very next session.


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Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives


Foundations in CBT

  • Rationale for Techniques Approach
  • Neurobiological Findings

Treatment Concepts

  • Socialization to Treatment Model
  • Levels of Cognition

Offshoot Models

  • Third Wave Approaches
  • DBT

The Therapeutic Relationship

  • Establish Rapport
  • Ruptures in the Therapeutic Alliance

Cognitive Conceptualization

  • Case Formulation
  • Collaborative Empiricism

Technology in CBT

  • Smart Phone Apps
  • Text dialogues

Application to Clinical Practice

  • Case Studies/Role Plays


CBT for Mood Disorders

  • Cognitive Model of depression
  • Behavioral Activation

CBT for Anger

  • Cognitive Model of Anger
  • Role of Values & “Moral Resistance”

CBT for Anxiety

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Cognitive Model of Anxiety


  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Metacognitive Strategies


  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Nightmare Re-scripting

CBT for Substance Abuse

  • Impulse Control Models
  • Monitor cravings & Resist Urges


  • Treatment Model
  • CBT for Co-occurring Conditions
  • CBT for dissociation
  • CBT for Cluster B Personality disorders
  • Strategies for Cluster B Personality disorders
  • CBT for Suicidal Clients

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

Your Presenter(s)

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D., LPC

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Oklahoma. He is currently on staff at Brookhaven Psychiatric Hospital in Tulsa where he serves as their Director of Outpatient Services. Dr. Riggenbach has developed and provided clinical oversight of personality disorders treatment programs for two different hospitals over the last 15 years whose programs have treated over 500 personality disordered patients. He trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research, is a member of the academy of cognitive therapy, and lectures nationally and internationally on issues related to cognition, behavior, and personality dysfunction. Over the last ten years he has trained thousands of mental health professionals in all 50 United States, Canada, and Mexico. His sessions routinely receive the highest marks from seminar participants in terms of practical application, clinical relevance, and entertainment value.

He has also authored two books: The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians, and The BPD Toolbox: A Guide for Managing Intense Emotions Without Acting Destructively.



“Jeff provided some good tools and strategies for helping to map out motivations/issues/thinking disorders so that clients might see why & how they think like they do.”
– The Manitoba CBT & DBT Conference | June 3, 2016


“Very thought-provoking. Provided tangible evidence and resource supports.”
– The Manitoba CBT & DBT Conference | June 3, 2016


“Very good presenter. Very dynamic, fluid, and knowledgeable with good use of personal experience and humour.”
– The Vancouver CBT & DBT Conference | May 25, 2016


Who Should Attend

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Recommended Accommodation

Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

75 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

For July 9-12, 2017

Standard Single/Double Room- $209 + Tax

Cut-off Date: June 9, 2017

Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate. 

* Please note that the number of rooms at our corporate rates are limited. 

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual $529 $549
Group 3-7 $499 $519
Group 8-14 $479 $499
Group 15+ $429 $449
Full-Time Student $429 $449

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Fees do not include applicable taxes (15% HST).

Early bird cutoff date: July 6, 2017
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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