We are one of the largest practices in the Los Angeles area specializing in problem-focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. All of our clinicians are trained and practice with the most current treatments supported by scientific empirical research. At CBA, all of our treatments are based on proven treatment methods.

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What skills should your cognitive-behavioral therapist have?

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Courses can be taken by the general public without the continuing education component. The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.

Latest Webinar:
Trauma Conceptualization and Treatment: Re-Wiring Survival Instincts toward Healing


A large percentage of individuals experience trauma during their lifespan and a proportion of these individuals develop a diagnosis of PTSD. Even for those who do not receive a diagnosis of PTSD, the experience of trauma could lead to other mental health concerns and functional impairment. Amanda Gorlick, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, will discuss the identification and treatment of trauma-related symptoms and impairment. The webinar will include a discussion of theories, current literature, and evidence-based practices to inform conceptualization and treatment in clinical practice. Vignettes will be used. 

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Describe the various types of trauma and symptom presentations in diverse populations.

  • Apply a broad and encompassing conceptualization of PTSD and trauma-related symptoms from a survival/protection perspective, which includes an understanding of the basic neurobiology of fear.

  • Utilize a combination of empirically-supported treatment techniques along with non-specific therapy factors to target trauma and associated symptoms.

About the Presenter:
Amanda Gorlick, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University. She completed an APA-accredited internship at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System and an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship at the San Diego VA Healthcare System. Her interests include treatment of trauma-related disorders, sleep-related disorders, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Gorlick has extensive training providing individual and group therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns as well as coping with chronic disease. She utilizes evidence-based practices, while appreciating the uniqueness of clients and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. 

1.5 CE Provided

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute (CBTI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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