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Taking ACTion To Enhance Your CBT Practice

This event is a part of the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning's Spring 2017 Seminar Series.

February 24, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYU Silver Center
31 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003


Using all your Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) skills with your clients but getting nowhere? Join us for this workshop to learn how to enhance your CBT Skills with ACT. Isn’t it time to take ACTion? This workshop will cover the basics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques and will teach attendees how to integrate these approaches into their Cognitive Behavioral Practice. Learn practical hands-on ACT skills to use with your clients.
Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
1. Review Basic Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and apply them to social work practice.
2. Learn the basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and apply them to social work practice.
3. Learn how to apply ACT techniques in a CBT framework in a variety of social work settings.
Note: Although this workshop will cover the basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attendees should have prior knowledge of CBT and experience in using it with their clients.


Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW

Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist
Clinical Researcher at the Anxiety Disorders Center
New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center

Andrew B. Schmidt, PhD, LCSW earned a PhD in Social Welfare from Hunter College and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. Dr. Schmidt is a licensed psychotherapist in New York City and maintains a private practice in midtown Manhattan treating a large variety of disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Panic, Social Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and Impulse Control Disorders (trichotillomania, skin picking, etc. Dr. Schmidt specializes in treatment using evidence based practices (including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Habit Reversal). He also works at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. He has worked there since 2000 as a Project Director, Psychotherapist and Clinical Researcher. In this role, he evaluates and treats patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He also provides supervision and oversight of multiple NIMH funded research studies investigating the clinical treatment and etiology of OCD. Dr. Schmidt also teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the post-masters advanced clinical treatment program at New York University and in the MSW program at Hunter College.


General Admission: $60.00
NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
Veterans: $30.00

All discounts must be applied before the event date.


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NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE hours. 

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}.

This organization (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. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.


If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
Refund requests made on or before February 16 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before February 22 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after February 23: no refund
If the event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

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.


NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5973
Fax: 212-995-4497