Free training: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Recidivism with Court-Involved Youth

Please register now for this new Court-Involved Youth Initiative training:  


Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Recidivism with Court-Involved Youth

** This is a two day training; participants must be able to commit to attending both sessions. **

When:  April 18 and 28, 2017 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Doors open at 8:30am

Where: 123 William Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038

Cost:     Free

Register online now, to reserve your seat >> 


Information for Social Workers:

This course is approved for 12 social work CE hours. Participants must arrive on time and stay for the full workshop in order to receive full credit. No credit will be provided for partial attendance. All participants must submit an evaluation and document their attendance via the Social Work CE sign-in and sign-out roster in order to receive full credit.



As the name suggests, Cognitive Therapy (CT) focuses on the way people think (“cognition”). The concept behind CT is that our thoughts about a situation affect how we feel (emotionally and physically) and how we behave in that situation. When people are in distress, the way in which they process information may become distorted, which – if uncorrected – may also lead to dysfunctional behaviors.
CT is a well-researched and evidence-based form of therapy. It has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders and psychological problems in more than one thousand studies. In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is focused on the present, practical and problem-solving oriented. Clients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives, including: identifying, distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.

In this experiential workshop, licensed social workers with 1-2 yearas of CT clinical experience or clinicians new to the tools and techniques of CT will learn how to use a cognitive formulation to conceptualize a client’s “stuck” points in therapy; learn how to implement behavioral experiments & action plans in session; and learn a powerful tool for conquering indecision, avoidance, and fear.

Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn the theory undergirding the design of the Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram (CCD) and pinpoint the therapy-interference (intermediate beliefs & safety-seeking behaviors).
  • View demonstrations of how the CCD is used in a therapeutic/clinical setting to help clients uncover their intermediate beliefs and safety-seeking behaviors.
  • Customize behavioral experiments towards ethical/assertive behavior facilitated by the Color-Coded Symptoms Hierarchy (CCSH), and Action Plans
  • Practice using all techniques in roleplay scenarios with other participants
  • Use the Consensual Role-Play (CRP): a decision making exercise for overcoming ambivalence, indecision, and building motivation.

Workshop Leader:
Noah Clyman, LCSW-R, ACT 
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified in cognitive therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Noah is the first clinical social worker in the state of New York to become an Academy-certified Trainer Consultant. He is in the Academy’s Membership Committee and the Credentialing Committee, evaluating the work samples of therapists applying for certification in CBT. In November 2012, he founded NYC Cognitive Therapy, the first CBT center that places particular emphasis on diversity, serving populations such as the LGBTQ community, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Noah’s mission is to make quality, culturally-competent CBT available to the public. The Center offers individual, couples, and group therapy, and has a sliding scale to make therapy affordable. Along with providing psychotherapy, Noah enjoys teaching clinicians the art of CBT. He has lectured about CBT at the graduate level for major universities around the country, including Boston University and Columbia University. Noah also provides weekly, individualized clinical supervision and case consultation for clinicians of all backgrounds and skill levels. He helps clinicians prepare to become ACT-certified including detailed written and verbal feedback on their case write-ups and audio work samples.


This workshop is suitable for clinicians of all ages in the NY area who have a master’s degree in social work, or related field. Some basic knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is strongly encouraged.

Register online at:

Important Notice: The Coalition for Behavioral Health SW CPE 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 #0098.

For questions about CE credits please contact: 

Bradley Jacobs

Director of the Center for Rehabilitation & Recovery

The Coalition for Behavioral Health

123 William St.,19th Fl.| NY, NY 10038

For any questions please contact:

Teyana Reed 

Training & Special Projects Coordinator

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