Date & Time: March 31 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Garden City Campus

Participants will review and update their knowledge of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the domains of theory, assessment, intervention, and evaluation of outcomes with standardized instruments.

CEs: 6

This workshop is intended for participants seeking an intermediate to advanced level of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy training.

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Learning Objectives

This workshop will enable attendees to:

  1. Participants will learn how to conduct an assessment using the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy inspired case conceptualization model.

  2. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of new interventions inspired by Cognitive, Behavioral, and integrated models.

  3. Participants will learn specific core interventions, as well as general considerations for intervention, including Socratic questioning and guided discovery.

  4. Participants will learn how to structure individual sessions and the overall course of the treatment episode.

  5. Participants will learn about the importance of measuring outcomes and review tools to do so.


  • $150 – Registration Fee
  • $125 – Alumni, Field Instructor, FFL, Adjunct Rate
  • $90 – Veterans Rate/AUSSW Students


Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW

Bernard Showers, DSW, LCSW, earned his MSW at Shippensburg University in 2010. He is currently employed as an Adjunct Professor with several universities, including the University of Kentucky, the University of Maryland, and Simmons University. Bernard has over ten years of experience as a licensed social worker. He provides therapy for various ages and presenting problems; however, he specializes in treating substance use disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression. He employs an eclectic approach to therapy utilizing various evidence-based practices, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

He is currently one of approximately 1,500 Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) members worldwide. Dr. Showers has trained aspiring and active independent practitioners at many colleges, universities, governmental agencies, and companies around the United States. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, Dr. Showers has developed, presented, and published several continuing education workshops on family involvement in substance use treatment, ASAM criteria, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and group therapy. The Beck Institute has also trained Dr. Showers in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued. 

Accessibility Statement

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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