Process-Based CBT – Danville, PA

The Next Step in Behavioral Psychology

CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Stefan Hofmann, PhD Renowned author, professor, and psychology researcher

About This Workshop

For decades, evidence-based therapy has been defined in terms of scientifically validated protocols focused on syndromes. That era is fading away, and Process-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PB CBT) is emerging. PB CBT is not a new therapeutic method; rather, it is a new way to think of how to fit what we know about therapeutic processes of change with evidence-based methods of change to help clients accomplish their goals.

This 2-day workshop will teach attendees how to construct testable, client-specific networks of key clinical features, and to fit them into a coherent structure that allows you to make treatment decisions that are dynamic, flexible, and fitted to the context and purpose of the intervention. As an alternative to DSM-based diagnoses, an evolutionary “model of models” is described and applied that brings process-based case formulation into a coherent system. Concrete examples of how to integrate evidence-based technologies into the resulting formulation will be explored.

This workshop will feature:
  • Extensive group exercises, in addition to didactic presentation
  • Demonstration of practical strategies and exercises for how to use a process-based approach to deploy the core competencies of CBT
  • Practice in integrating behavioral, cognitive, and acceptance and mindfulness wings of the CBT tradition under process-based CBT as a functional analytic strategy
  • An overview of therapeutic change processes using a functional diagnostic system that has treatment utility
  • Methods for evaluating the progressivity of models and theories in clinical practice
  • Practice in applying a PB CBT perspective to a full range of intervention methods organized into a process-focused analysis of individual client needs
CBT is one of the most proven-effective and widely used forms of psychotherapy today. While there are plenty of workshops that provide an overview of protocols of CBT, this is the first workshop created based on recommendations of a task force made up of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and all of the major behavioral and cognitive associations—which means: PB CBT is where behavioral psychology is headed.

Using insights from their groundbreaking textbook (Hayes, S.C. & Hofmann, S.G., 2018. [Eds.]), Process-Based CBT: The Science and Core Clinical Competencies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in which workshop Hayes and Hofmann bring those recommendations to life in a new process-based approach that allows practitioners to deploy the methods of CBT with maximum efficacy.

For practitioners, researchers, students, instructors, and other professionals working with CBT, this breakthrough approach—already setting a new standard in coursework and training—provides the guidance you need to fully comprehend and utilize the core competencies of CBT in a way that honors the behavioral, cognitive, and acceptance and mindfulness wings of the tradition.

A small room block has been made at the Pine Barn Inn located just steps from the Geisinger Henry Hood Center. Please call 570-275-2071 and mention the event name and dates to reserve your room.

Prior to registering, please click here to review speaker-planner conflict of interest disclosures and complete CE information.


Saturday, May 2

8:00 am to 8:30 am

  • Registration (Not available for CE)

8:30 am to 10:15 am

  • Welcoming and Introduction
  • The Latent Disease Model and the Rise of Treatment Protocols

10:15 am to 10:30 am 

  • Morning Break  (Not available for CE)

10:30 am to 12:30 pm 

  • Process-Based Therapy: Theoretical Foundations

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

  • Lunch Break (Not available for CE)

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

  • Case Example Using a Functional Analytic Individual Network

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm 

  • Afternoon Break (Not available for CE)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Individual Cases to Develop Functional Analytic Individual Network
  • Q & A
Sunday, May 3

8:00 am to 8:30 am

  • Check-in (Not available for CE)

8:30 am to 10:15 am

  • A Model of Model Based on Evolutionary Science

10:15am to 10:30am 

  • Morning Break (Not available for CE)

10:30 am to 12:30pm

  • Core Processes and Strategies

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm 

  • Lunch Break (Not available for CE)

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

  • Applying Strategies to Processes to Individual Cases

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm 

  • Afternoon Break (Not available for CE)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 

  • Refining Strategies Using the Model of Model
  • Q & A

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  • Describe the history and current status of evidence-based therapy.
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct testable person-specific networks of key features from case information.
  • Describe how these features may relate to one another as part of a multi-dimensional, multi-level evolutionary view of change processes: the “model of models” in PB CBT.
  • Link the current evidence on the mediation and moderation of CBT to a PB CBT model.
  • Construct case formations and treatment plans based on the PB CBT approach.
  • Describe process-based models (e.g., psychological flexibility) as instances of PB CBT.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the core competencies of CBT.
  • Describe possible process-based interventions for treating clients.
  • Describe how to link exposure strategies to the framework of PB CBT.
  • Describe how to link emotion regulation strategies to the framework of PB CBT.
  • Describe how to link cognitive strategies to the framework of PB CBT.
  • Show that you can integrate methods from the various wings of CBT into a single treatment plan with specific clients
  • Discuss models of PB CBT and identify one process of change to the model

Continuing Education

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 13 CE Hours by the following:

  • APA – Psychologists
  • NBCC – National Counselors
  • NAADAC – Drug & Alcohol Counselors
  • NY State – Counselors and Social Workers
  • Other State Level Counselors, MFTs, and Social Workers
  • WESPSB – Educators
  • ACCME – Physicians
  • ANCC – Nurses
  • The state of PA recognizes APA for counselor and social work approval




For mental and behavioral health professionals, beginners to advanced

Recommended Reading

Hayes, S. C. & Hofmann, S. G. (2018). (Eds.), Process-based CBT: The science and core clinical competencies of cognitive behavioral therapy. Oakland, CA: Context Press.


Hayes, S. C. & Hofmann, S. G. (2018). (Eds.), Process-based CBT: The science and core clinical competencies of cognitive behavioral therapy. Oakland, CA: Context Press / New Harbinger Publications.

Hofmann, S. G. & Hayes, S. C. (2018). The future of intervention science: Process based therapy. Clinical Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/2167702618772296

Hofmann, S. G. & Curtiss, J. E. (2018). A complex network approach to clinical science. European Journal of Clinical Investigation. doi: 10.1111/eci/12986

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

Praxis will offer a full refund to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 14 days before the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $30 for a 2-day workshop or online course, and a $50 fee for a 4-day workshop. If cancelled within 14 days, no refund will be issued, however, a credit for the same amount will be applied toward another learning product, which expires within 1 year. Please email us at to cancel a registration.

May 2–3, 2020
Geisinger Henry Hood Center
100 North Academy Ave
Danville, Pennsylvania 17822
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