Introduction To Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Instructor: Marcos Quinones, LCSW | Saturdays 9 AM to 12 PM | July 9, 16, 23, 30 | $240 | Course Code: SWINTCBT | NYSED approved contact hours: 12

This course will be held at the 68th Street campus. The room location has changed to W424. Please enter through the Hunter West building at the 68th and Lexington entrance.

This course considers the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive behavioral therapy and its use and integration within a biopsychosocial perspective. Specific cognitive behavioral techniques will be explored and applied to various diagnostic categories. Upon completion of the course, participants will be familiar with current Cognitive Behavioral and Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and their uses within social work practice settings.

Opportunities to practice techniques and to present relevant case materials will be provided throughout the course. Application of these techniques will cover interventions with adults, children, and adolescents.


Course Highlights:

  • Understand the historical development of CBT, its underpinnings in psycho-analytic and psychodynamic theories, and present day clinical application.
  • Learn to apply CBT from a biopsychosocial perspective in assessment, conceptualization, selection of techniques and interventions, and goal setting.
  • Gain skills in using CBT interventions with diverse populations, including children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group modalities.
  • Gain skills in using CBT interventions with a variety of mental health disorders, including mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify irrational beliefs, self-defeating behavior, and maladaptive emotions and appropriately select interventions to promote cognitive, behavioral, and emotive change.


About the Instructor:

Marcos A. Quinones, LCSW, is a Spanish-bilingual psychotherapist treating patients in New York City and is a member of the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Sciences, which focuses on behavioral and cognitive therapies. His clinical interests focus on anxiety and depression, with an emphasis on suicide and geriatric patients. Marcos is also committed to treating members of the LGBT community.

He is currently studying neuroscience at Columbia University, and leverages his background as a neuroscientist to identify the chemical perspective of patient predisposition to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Marcos also teaches cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and clinical practice at New York University and Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.


PHONE REGISTRATION: (212) 650-3850

*All participants are required to pay a one-time $20 registration fee each semester.


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