Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

כניסה למשתמשים 24/07/2024 י"ח תמוז תשפ"ד
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Training Program

Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy


The program is built according to the criteria of ‘ITA’ - Israeli Society for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the corresponding standards of the European Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies.



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychological approach that is founded on principles from the cognitive approach and behavioral approach.   It addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviors and cognitive processes and contents through a number of goal-oriented, explicit systematic procedures. The name refers to behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and to therapy based upon a combination of basic behavioral and cognitive principles and research. Most therapists working with patients dealing with anxiety and depression use a blend of cognitive and behavioral therapy. This technique acknowledges that there may be behaviors that cannot be controlled through rational thought. CBT is "problem focused" (undertaken for specific problems) and "action oriented" (therapist tries to assist the client in selecting specific strategies to help address those problems).

CBT is thought to be effective for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, tic, and psychotic disorders. Many CBT treatment programs for specific disorders have been evaluated for efficacy; the health-care trend of evidence-based treatment, where specific treatments for symptom-based diagnoses are recommended, has favored CBT over other approaches such as psychodynamic treatments.


CBT was primarily developed through an integration of behavior therapy (the term "behavior modification" appears to have been first used by Edward Thorndike) with cognitive psychology research, first by Donald Meichenbaum and several other authors with the label of cognitive behavior modification in the late 1970s. This tradition thereafter merged with earlier work of a few clinicians, labeled as Cognitive Therapy (CT), developed by Aaron Beck, and Rational Emotive Therapy (RET) developed by Albert Ellis. While rooted in rather different theories, these two traditions have been characterised by a constant reference to experimental research to test hypotheses, both at clinical and basic level. Common features of CBT procedures are the focus on the "here and now", a directive or guidance role of the therapist, a structuring of the psychotherapy sessions and path, and on alleviating both symptoms and patients' vulnerability.

Purpose of the program

Program participants will train the cognitive behavioural treatment method in accordance with ITA - Israeli Association for cognitive behavioural therapists are certified.

The program's objective is to provide a broad theoretical base accompanied by practical aspects, simulations and enrichment material.

Target Audience

• A master's degree in psychology, criminology, educational counselling, art therapy

• Social workers

• have B.A.  Degree from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education / Ministry of Education in the care and education: educational counselling, special education, communication disorders, occupational therapy, nursing

• Marriage and family counsellor’s students of Yanar, or other recognized educational institutions with at least a bachelor's degree.



Program will be held once a week for two years.

The program includes 600 hours of study divided as follows:

35 sessions each school year:

32 sessions will include six academic hours will be divided into four hours of theoretical and two hours of practice skills.

Three sessions will include six hours of practice skills.

Total: Academic Hours: 256

Total hours of practice skills: 164

In addition, students will be required to read the study materials, preparation of exercises and writing assignments and reports the amount of care a week for two hours. Total hours of reading and practice: 130

In addition to practical components, the requirements demand of every student who wants recognition by the ITA of 50 hours of instruction (individual and group). Training will be given individually, in groups of up to four students, plus a fee.


Year 1:

The theoretical basis of CBT

Therapeutic skills and the therapeutic relationship

Motivational interviewing

Diagnosis and evaluation

Structured questionnaires and self-report questionnaires

Conceptualization and therapeutic targeting

Behavioural therapy techniques

Treatment techniques

Types of disorders: phobias, panic, depression, social anxiety disorder

Medication and CBT

Social considerations: CBT in different populations

Universal model of Barlow

Practice skills


Year 2:

Types of disorders: OCD, panic disorder PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder

MBCT - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

CBT and conditions

CBT and sleep disorders

Diagnostic Trance

CBT, relationships and sexuality

CBT children and youth


Practice skills


Program Requirements

1. Required Reading from a list submitted to students at the beginning of the year.

2. At the end of each school year will be an exam to test the students' knowledge of both the material learned in class and reading material. The test at the end of the first year will be a defining factor in evaluating acceptance to the second year. The test at the end of the second year will constitute the certificate.

3. Practice skills   in class will include practicing the techniques learned in the course. Practice will be used by the students to demonstrate integration of the materials learned. Each student will be required to present on at least two occasions during each school year. Cases shall be submitted in writing and will be scored during the program. Case presentation at the proper level is a prerequisite for completing the course.


Leading lecturers

Dr. Naftali Halberstadt Ph.D: ITA member expert therapist. Director skills training center and CBT therapist Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.

During the program other guest lecturers will be integrated into the program.



Those who finished the program successfully will be awarded two certificates:

By The Yanar Institute in conjunction with mercy College, N.Y., and  I"ta - Israeli Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


₪ 13,000 per academic year.

Additional cost to students interested in receiving training to meet ITA 4380 ₪.

Payments options:

Up to 12 interest-free payments to credit card payments up to 10 checks.


Registration Procedures

 The following documents will be needed in order to register:

1. Application Form

2. Copies of certificates and degrees

3. Passport photo

4. Registration fee ₪ 1300. Registration fees are deductible from tuition for the course.

Candidates will be screened through a personal interview.


For more details contact:

The English department at Yanar



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