Welcome to our TEAM training classes at the Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center. We are excited to teach and practice TEAM to all clinicians, students, and professionals in various disciplines.
Here is a special welcome to recent participants in any of Dr. Burns’s workshops and 4-day intensives throughout 2016 and upcoming in 2017.
Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center is an approved provider of continuing education through American Psychological Association and California Psychological Association. Each quarter of training comes complete with 15 CE's, at no additional charge. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for its licensees.
The Feeling Good Therapy & Training Center of Fremont maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Our courses are designed with a well-inspected level of attention to curriculum, that is divided into three quarters. Attendance to all three quarters is strongly recommended and qualifies for a discount in tuition.
We offer our courses both to audiences who prefer to attend our on-site classes at the Feeling Good Therapy and Training Center and those who prefer to attend our live and interactive on-line classes. You are welcome to choose whichever format fits best with your needs. The tuition is the same and the opportunity to earn CE’s is the same as well. Courses are offered separately and do not require completion of the previous quarter’s course, although it is recommended to complete the learning sequentially for beginners to maximize benefit.
Our instructors are Dr. Karen Yeh, Psy.D. and Dr. Katie Dashtban, Psy.D. Both Karen and Katie are certified level 4 TEAM trainers The on site classes are taught by Dr. Karen Yeh, and the on-line classes are taught by Dr. Katie Dashtban.
Cost: $225 per quater (Student discounts and early registration discounts available)
Quarter 1 Basics of TEAM (Available on-site in Fremont, CA and live on-line)
For beginners and those who wish to gain an understanding of the TEAM model from the beginning to end.
Tuesdays onsite 12 weeks 17 CE's (September 5 - November 21, 2017 10:15 A.M to 11:45 A.M)
Wednesdays on-line 12 weeks, 17 CE's (September 6 – November 22, 2017 10:00 A.M - 11:30 A.M).
Quarter 2 Refining TEAM Skills (Available both on-site and on-line)
For beginner to intermediates who are ready to apply the model and to transition from the mechanics to refinements.
Tuesdays on-site 12 weeks 17 CE's (January 4 - March 22 2017 10:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M).
Wednesdays on-line 8 weeks 12 CE's ( January 4 - February 22 2017 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M) NOTE: Class meets on Monday January 23 instead of Wednesday January 25 on that week).
Quarter 3 TEAM Training
For intermediates and above seeking to gain increase in skills and develop the art of TEAM therapy for prepare for level 3 certification with the Feeling Good Institute.
Tuesdays on-site 12 weeks 17 CE's (April 4 – June 20, 2017 10:15 A.M - 11:45 A.M).
Wednesdays on-Line 12 weeks 17 CE's (April 5 - June 21 2017 10:00. A.M. - 11:30 A.M).
17 CE are awarded per completion of each 12-week, quarterly course. See our attendance policy for details.
Credit is granted at the completion of the course with 80% or more attendance. Limited alternatives are available to make up missed classes.·
What Participants Will Learn in Each Quarterly Course:
Quarter One Objectives: Basics of A-TEAM
- Learn to analyze pre- and post-session data from BMS and Therapist Evaluation
- Describe a set of tools for assessment and evaluation to begin therapy
- Demonstrate “5 Secrets of Effective Communication” empathy skills
- Utilize empathy skills to address empathy failures
- Use empathy to manage hopelessness and angry criticism expressed by patients to move beyond being stuck
- Use empathy to manage sexually provocative patient situations
- Name the four steps in Agenda Setting
- Utilize the “Magic Button” question to identify Outcome Resistance
- Identify sources of Outcome and Process Resistance for depression, anxiety, and relationship problems
- Issue an Invitation to work on a specifically identified problem
- Demonstrate concept of Open Hands
- Utilize the Daily Mood Log and Recovery Circle to formalize Agenda Setting and transition to Methods
Quarter Two Objectives: Refining A-TEAM
- Introduce the EASY and Brief Mood Survey to patients
- Utilize pre- and post-session data from BMS and Evaluation of Therapy to correct empathy failures
- Describe and demonstrate all six of the “5 Secrets of Effective Communication”
- Use the Disarm with difficult patients and in empathy failures
- Demonstrate use of empathy when an Invitation is not accepted
- Describe the four steps of Agenda Setting
- Utilize the “Magic Button” and “Magic Dial” to identify Outcome Resistance
- Demonstrate Voice of the Resistance technique in Agenda Setting
- Using Paradoxical Agenda Setting techniques in Motivation step of Agenda Setting
- Introduce the Daily Mood Log and Recovery Circle to patients
- Set up and demonstrate Identify the Distortions
- Set up and demonstrate a Compassion Technique: Double Standard
- Set up and demonstrate a Role Play Technique: Externalization of Voices
- Introduce concept of and set up Relapse Prevention for patients.
Quarter Three Objectives: TEAM Training
- Describe the model of A-TEAM therapy from Assessment to Relapse Prevention
- Interpret full set of data from Brief Mood Survey and Evaluation of Therapy
- Apply data from assessments to address empathy challenges
- Demonstrate Agenda Setting from Invitation, Specificity, Conceptualization, and Motivation
- Identify and correct common Agenda Setting errors
- Use Dangling the Carrot to address Process Resistance
- Name Paradoxical Agenda Setting techniques and demonstrate use of two
- Set up and demonstrate: Identify the Distortions
- Name 15 Methods and when to use them
- Set up and demonstrate an Uncovering Technique: Individual Downward Arrow
- Set up and demonstrate a Semantic Technique
- Set up and demonstrate a Truth-Based Technique
- Use the Habit & Addictions Log, Devil’s Advocate, and Problem-Solution methods