Congrats to the Feeling Good Institute – NYC

Congratulations to the staff of the Feeling Good Institute – NYC on their successful Open House tonight. The reviews were outstanding! From left below: Robert Schachter, Ph.D, Director Taylor Chesney, Ph.D and Donna Fish, LCSW.

Welcome to FGI New York, located at:
341 East 79th Street (at the corner of 1st Avenue),
Suite 302, New York, NY 10075

We are excited to bring cutting-edge TEAM-CBT treatment to NYC. TEAM-CBT is an evidence-based framework developed by Dr. David Burns, author of Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy, that seeks to profoundly improve the effectiveness of modern psychological treatment. We offer treatment for children, adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, procrastination or habits and addictions. We also offer intensive individual treatment for rapid results. Click here for more information about our intensive therapy program

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Jacob Towery, MD Offers Free 5-Day Workshop for Teens Struggling with Depression, Anxiety.

Greetings fellow friends and mental health professionals!  If you work with any teens aged 14-17 who struggle with depression and/or anxiety, this message may be relevant to you.  As you know, there are many teens who struggle with mental health issues and have few resources to get help for these problems.  I  — and some amazing volunteers helping me — am offering a FREE 5-Day Workshop from August 7-11 which will teach a variety of Cognitive, Behavioral, and Mindfulness skills to teenagers who are motivated to feel better and learn skills to stay well.

We will have a Mandatory Orientation on Saturday, June 17 and students can sign up (Eventbrite link on the flyer and my website) for an interview spot to potentially be selected into the course.  Project WeHope is generously offering their space in East Palo Alto for the orientation as well as the course, and we are requesting that anyone

jacob toweryaccepted into the course, donate as sliding scale amount to them for any amount they wish, as low as $10 for the entire week.  More details can be found at http://www.jacobtowerymd.com/tools-for-teens

I am offering this workshop independent of my Stanford affiliations, completely on my own.  I’m excited about this project and if you have any teens who are motivated to learn more skills to benefit their life, feel free to pass this onto them.  Thank you!  🙂

Jacob Towery, MD
Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry

Listener Wants More Live Therapy Broadcast on The Feeling Good Podcast

Feeling Good Podcast Request: More Live Recorded Trauma Treatment, Please

by Dr. Burns

 

Hi Dr. Burns,

A request for a future podcast, if I may:  The session you did with “Mark” and his son, “Oliver,” was awesome!!!  I’ve listened to it several times.  That paradoxical agenda setting technique is just Fabrice Nye at the microphone picgenius (because it’s so genuine)!  And I’ve been using it with depressed/low self-worth friends and clients with amazing results!  Any chance you could do a session like that with someone struggling with severe trauma?  I would love to see how you adapt your TEAM approach to working with trauma clients.

By the way, I wanted you to know you are welcome to use my full name on your website, if that would be helpful to you.  I’m honored to be quoted!

V. Ritchie Pruehs, LMFT
Employee & Student Assistance Program
LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY HEALTH/Shared Services

 

Hi V,

Thought you might enjoy this photo from my podcast host, Fabrice Nye, Ph.D. We took the photo last Saturday morning during a recorded therapy session with Marilyn.

Thanks for another wonderful email. The upcoming live therapy with Marilyn will show you how I work with someone experiencing severe trauma, in this case, a recent diagnosis of terminal cancer. Also, I’ve been doing trauma workshops around the US for the past three years, always with a live demonstration on the evening of day 1 with a volunteer from the audience who has experienced trauma. I will be doing more trauma workshops in the fall, and I think one will be in Southern California again. I’ll be updating my workshop page soon to include the new dates and locations, but I’m pretty sure it will be in Woodland Hills, CA, November 9 and 10. Perhaps you can come to it!

In addition, I hope to have many trauma examples in the new book I am writing, some with links to the actual recorded sessions. You can also see how I treat trauma if you click here. The session you will link to is with a woman who experienced three decades of rape and domestic violence. I have always found that trauma cases are the easiest to treat, which I think may be the opposite of the way most people think about it. It is a great honor to be able to provide rapid and profound relief to individuals who have been suffering so severely and for such a long period of time.

I have treated approximately 40 patients who have experienced severe traumas in the past several years, including rapes, beatings, horrific accidents, severe medical problems, childhood abuse, family tragedies involving injuries or deaths of children, psychological exploitation, and more. Almost every individual I’ve worked with has experienced a complete, or near-complete, elimination of symptoms in just one two-hour session using the new TEAM-CBT techniques.

The rapid changes are due, in large part, to new techniques I have developed to reduce or eliminate what has been called therapeutic “resistance.” I’m glad you are seeing some of the same amazing results in your work! It is SO EXCITING to have these new tools available.

I believe that TEAM represents a significant breakthrough in treatment, but it requires considerable commitment to learn it since it is not a gimmick or formula, but a systematic and highly individualized approach to treatment of all patients, and not just those struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic experience. And in my teaching, I have learned, sadly, that it can be difficult, sometimes, to pry therapists loose from their current orientations, even though their outcomes might fall far short of what one might hope.

So stay tuned and stay in the loop! Fabrice and I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and interest!

All the best,

David

If you are reading this blog on social media, I appreciate it! I would like to invite you to visit my website, http://www.FeelingGood.com, as well. There you will find a wealth of free goodies, including my Feeling Good blogs, my Feeling Good Podcasts with host Dr. Fabrice Nye, and the Ask Dr. David blogs as well, along with announcements of upcoming workshops, and tons of resources for mental health professionals as well as patients!

Once you link to my blog, you can sign up using the widget at the top of the column to the right of each page. Please forward my blogs to friends as well, especially anyone with an interest in mood problems, psychotherapy, or relationship conflicts.

Thanks! David

 

 

Get Intense This Summer with David Burns, MD, author of Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy

Summer Intensives Coming Soon!

by Dr. Burns

I am offering two four-day intensives for mental health professionals this summer, in Banff, Canada and Burlingame, California. These are always the most effective and rewarding training conferences of the year. Here are the details:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Four-Day Intensive Training

July 17 – 20, Banff, Canada

For more information, click here

Phone: 604.924.0296  Toll-free: 1.800.456.5424

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A Four-Day TEAM-CBT Advanced Intensive

July 31 – August 3, Burlingame, California

For more information, click here

phone: 800-258-8411

If interested, move quickly as the dates are fast approaching and they often sell out, as attendance is limited at both events. I hope you can join us, and look forward to getting to know you if you attend!

All the best,

David

If you are reading this blog on social media, I appreciate it! I would like to invite you to visit my website, http://www.FeelingGood.com, as well. There you will find a wealth of free goodies, including my Feeling Good blogs, my Feeling Good Podcasts with host, Dr. Fabrice Nye, and the Ask Dr. David blogs as well, along with announcements of upcoming workshops, and tons of resources for mental health professionals as well as patients!

Once you link to my blog, you can sign up using the widget at the top of the column to the right of each page. Please forward my blogs to friends as well, especially anyone with an interest in mood problems, psychotherapy, or relationship conflicts.

Thanks! David

Now You Have Something to Look Forward to Each Monday

Join Dr. David Burns, author of Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy, and Dr. Fabrice Nye each Monday when they release their weekly Feeling Good Podcast. The popular podcast is offered free on iTunes for therapists and the general public alike. https://feelinggood.com/category/podcast/

In conversation with Fabrice Nye, Ph.D., David describes powerful new techniques to overcome depression and anxiety, as well as develop greater joy and self-esteem. Says David, “You can change the way you feel!”

This week, David and Fabrice discuss how you can identify what terrifying fantasies fuel your fears. This is very helpful for overcoming anxiety of all sorts.Feeling Good Podcast image (1)

 

041: Uncovering Techniques (Part 3) — The What-If Technique

by Dr. Burns

Uncovering (and Facing) Your Deepest Fears

In this podcast, David and Fabrice discuss the third uncovering technique called the “What-If” Technique, developed by the late Dr. Albert Ellis. The What-If Technique can will help you identify a terrifying fantasy under the surface that fuels your fears. David brings this technique to life with an inspiring story of a woman from San Francisco suffering from more than 10 years of mild depression and paralyzing Agoraphobia—the intense fear of leaving home alone. You may be surprised when you discover the Negative Thoughts that triggered her fear of leaving her apartment alone, as well as the core fantasy at the root of her Agoraphobia. David and Fabrice also discuss the dramatic techniques that helped her completely defeat her fears and overcome her depression.

On David’s Feeling Good webpage, http://www.feelinggood.com, we have included a PowerPoint presentation for you so that you can follow along when David and Fabrice do the What-If Technique together on the podcast.

In the next podcast, David and Fabrice will discuss Shame-Attacking Exercises. This is a powerful and bizarre exposure technique that can helpful in the treatment of shyness–but there’s a hook. Therapists must be willing to do Shame Attacking Exercises themselves before they can ask patients to do them! And that can be intimidating!