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  • Psychology
  • Social Work
Hours: 3 Contact Hours

Jennifer Housley, MS, PhD

Peer Reviewer(s): Kelly Cue Davis, PhD
Item#: B4290
Contents: 1 Course Book (60 pages)

Cognitive Therapy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications, 2nd Edition

Price $29.95
Item # B4290
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: February 23, 2019

Expiration Date: February 23, 2022

This intermediate-level course provides an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Therapy and a brief history of its evolution prior to describing specific cognitive techniques that are used both within Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This course for social workers, and psychologists reviews a foundational understanding of cognitive theory and techniques that can be used either within manualized Cognitive Therapies or to bolster therapeutic skills within other treatment frameworks.


  • Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
  • Psychologists will receive 3 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval

Course Objectives

  • Explain the cognitive therapy model.
  • Describe cognitive therapy techniques.
  • Identify evidence-based applications of cognitive therapies.
  • Recognize challenges in implementing cognitive therapies.

Jennifer Housley, MS, PhD, received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She currently works for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as a senior consultant for field implementation (Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation) and as a clinical health psychologist. (The views expressed are the views of the author and not that of the VHA). As a former fellow of the National Center on the Psychology of Terrorism, Dr. Housley provided program development services for national organiza­tions and served as program director and lead instructor for the Palo Alto Medical Reserve Corps. Dr. Housley has published on topics including mass casualty disaster, trauma response, health psychology, and performance psychology. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments and as associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal associated with this national organization. Dr. Housley’s research interests include investigating key psychological factors contributing to an individual’s ability to withstand physical and psychological discomfort in the service of goal achievement. She has received national awards and commendations for her contributions to public service psychology through research, practice, program development, training, and advocacy.

Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on the effects of alcohol consumption on sexuality, sexual aggression, sexual risk-taking, and violence against women. Most recently, she has studied the effects of alcohol use on sexual violence and HIV/STI-related risk behaviors under grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Davis serves as a consulting editor for Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, ad hoc reviewer for numerous psychology journals, and chair of the Task Force on Violence Against Women, Society for the Psychology of Women of the American Psychological Association.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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