Annual CBT course
Annual Cognitive Behavioral Trauma Therapy Course
The course is recognized by:
Why study CBT at Metiv?
- Research Based Training
- Innovation and Experience
- Experiential Learning Process
- Accountability to our Students
- Financial Affordability
Much of the content taught in the program is unique to Metiv and is based on years of research conducted in our research unit. We update our curriculum on an ongoing basis based on the results of research conducted at Metiv and around the world, alongside the results of the many treatments conducted by our treatment unit.
* The first of its kind CBT course in Israel with twenty years of experience in the field.
* First course in the world that teaches CBT therapy for complex trauma.
* First course that teaches “listening” (MCBT) as part of a CBT curriculum
* First of its kind course in Israel that teaches trauma treatment based on the body-soul through the method of Somatic Experiencing SE
The course is based on an experiential learning process, that brings together different approaches and theories in order to create a holistic training experience. Our emphasis on experiential learning creates a strong group dynamic environment in which students explore and experience together. The process creates space for further professional development based on peer learning, beyond frontal teaching.
We are in constant two-way contact with our students. We are sensitive to their professional needs and development and strongly believe in adjusting the dynamics of the course, including the training process, when necessary.
Participants complete the course with a clear professional identity as trauma therapists. They join a peer group that serves as a support network for people with similar knowledge and expertise, which continues in the years following completion of the course.
From the beginning, as the first center for the treatment of psycho-trauma in Israel, we have made it our mission to raise public awareness of the existence and impact of mental trauma, and to make effective and research-based treatment accessible to the general population, especially the poor. Therefore, it is important for us to offer Metiv’s training at an affordable price.
First Year: Simple Trauma
Participants will acquire the skills necessary to diagnosis and treat using cognitive exposure therapy according to the three phase model. The course will focus on treating Simple Trauma- i.e., trauma induced by exposure to a one-time traumatic event in adulthood.
Second year: Treating Complex Trauma
Complex PTSD is caused by exposure to many or prolonged traumatic events, such as captivity, prolonged battle, domestic violence or childhood abuse or neglect.
Many therapists recognize in symptoms such as difficulty trusting, self-destructive tendencies, Alexithymia (difficulty expressing emotions in words), chronic depression, and symptoms related to borderline personality disorder or dissociative symptoms. Many of these symptoms may be attributed to complex trauma and are often resistant to conventional therapy.
Pierre Janet developed the three-phase model for treating such disorders in the 1800s, and his model, which has since been adapted and revised by modern day clinicians( e.g. v.d. Hart), is now recognized as the treatment of choice for complex trauma disorders. Individuals with complex trauma often suffer from a wide range of associated disorders such as substance abuse, deficits in social skills and various anxiety disorders that need to be dealt with before the trauma is addressed, making treatment lengthier and more complex than usual. The course offers evidence based methods for treating severe personality disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been recognized as the leading treatment method for individuals suffering from simple and complex trauma.
This comprehensive training program provides the theoretical framework and clinical skills to treat post traumatic disorders using state of the art, evidence based trauma treatment methods (Exposure Methods, e.g. Foa et al., Cognitive Processing Therapy, e.g. Clark, Ehlers et al.) and embeds them in a three stage treatment model (Janet, Van de Hart) that paces the different interventions so as not to overwhelm patients with painful recollections before they have learnt to regulate their arousal level. Our training emphasizes mind-body approaches and includes third wave CBT treatment modules such as mindfulness, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
The program is intended for mental health professionals who work with traumatized people or encounter people suffering from anxiety or depression, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, art therapists, occupational therapists, school counselors and clinical criminologists.
Teaching methods include lectures, reading and the discussion of academic papers, live demonstrations and movies, practice of learned techniques and clinical guidance on cases. These methods are effective for treating trauma as well as treating anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, depression and a range of other disorders.