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Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Program Overview

The Post-Master's Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a 13 session program taking place over one semester.  The program begins with the foundations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches and quickly progresses to application of these techniques to issues commonly seen in clinical practice including: Depression, Transdiagnostic Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Panic, etc.), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and more.  "Third wave" CBT approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques are weaved into many of the sessions to enhance standard CBT practices.  This program will teach practical hands-on clinical skills to help practitioners better help their clients.

All the courses are taught by scholars/practitioners who are active in direct practice.  Sessions are very interactive and are taught with a variety of approaches including slides, handouts, worksheets, videos, case examples, role playing, experiential exercises, and facilitated discussion.

Program requirements

This certificate requires the completion of 13 sessions over the course of one semester. Each session is two hours long. Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test.

Program Brochure

Download the program brochure by clicking here.

2017 Program Calendar

Monday Evenings (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • September 11, 18, 25
  • October 2, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20, 27
  • December 4, 11

NOTE: This program will meet for only the fall semester.

Program Highlights

Topics include:

  • Cognitive-based therapy approaches
  • Behavioral-based therapy approaches
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Thought diaries, identifying cognitive disorders, and using Dysfunctional Thought Records
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques to enhance standard CBT practices

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • This program is currently being designed for 26 CE credits. Once the design is complete, it will be submitted for review and approval.
New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.


To apply for this program, please click on the application link below.

You will be taken to a new page and prompted to set up an application account. Once you create an application account, you will be able to begin an application for one of our certificate programs.  Make sure to select the application for "Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" from the list of available applications.

NOTE: If you have an NYU email address, you should not use this email address when creating the application account.

Special Accommodations & Grievance Policy

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to

Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

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