Specialization Course in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

17th Class Porto Alegre / RS
  • Target Audience:

    Psychologists and Doctors

  • Total workload

    460 class hours - Lessons take place one weekend a month

  • Period

    Beginning April 17 and 18, 2020 to March 2022 (22 monthly modules and February vacation)


  • Inscrição:

    R$300,00 até 30/12/2019; após R$360 + parcelas mensais (valor sob consulta)
  • Alunos e ex-alunos do CEFI tem 50% de desconto no valor da inscrição.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was developed in the 1960s by North American psychiatrist Aaron Beck. Characteristics of CBT include the fact that it is a brief, structured, and present-day therapy. The initial assumption is that cognitions influence feelings and behaviors. The approach is based on the examination of cognitions and, when dysfunctional, on their restructuring through various techniques. It is noteworthy that this is an evolving theory, and several concepts were later integrated into the initial model developed by Beck. Since its inception there has been a commitment to the search for evidence of its efficacy, which has led to a large number of well-established research and indications as first-line treatment (alone or in combination with psychotropic drugs) for various clinical conditions, for example. , anxiety disorders, bipolar and depressive disorders, trauma and stress-related eating disorders, substance use disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychotic disorders, personality disorders. In addition to the clinical features cited, this course addresses the use of CBT in addressing couples and families in childhood and adolescence, sexual dysfunction, chronic pain, impulse control disorders, group CBT. of theory has incorporated new concepts, some of which are also covered in this course, such as Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness and Metacognition.


GENERAL OBJECTIVE: To promote the learning of conceptual aspects of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model, as well as intervention techniques in Mental Disorders most commonly seen in the clinic.


Theoretical classes, discussion and supervision of clinical cases. CEFI has the Mirror Room structure, in which there will be times when teachers will make attendances for students to observe, in addition to role playing practices. The student will be able to attend the CEFI via SACEFI-Teaching mode and will supervise a case in class. The calls are paid with a symbolic value, or by existing agreements with CEFI. The student / therapist receives 70% of the session value and may, if desired, receive more patients and perform group supervision, with differentiated value, as this is outside the context of the course. p>


Francine Gonçalves - Doctoral student at the Postgraduate Program in Psychiatry at FAMED UFRGS. Master, Postgraduate Program in Psychiatry at FAMED UFRGS. Graduated in Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2012). Specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Researcher at GECIA (Childhood and Adolescent Behavior Study Group) at UFRGS and Researcher at PROTAN (Anxiety Disorders Program) at UFRGS. Member CEDHAS (Center for Social Skills Development). She is currently the first secretary of the Cognitive Therapy Association of Rio Grande do Sul (ATC-RS). She is currently a teacher in the specialization courses in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has experience in the area of psychology in individual and group care, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Psychology and psychological assessments.

Program content

History, Fundamental Principles
Techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Clinical Evaluation and DSM-5 in Clinical Practice
Conceptualization of Clinical Cases
CBT in Specific Phobia and Social Anxiety < br /> CBT in Panic and TOG CBT in PTSD and GAD CBT in Childhood and Adolescence CBT in Substance Use Disorders Psychopharmacology, Combined Treatment and Neuropsychiatry CBT in Impulse Control Disorder OCD-related Disorders TCC in ADHD TCC in Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders Beck Model CBT Personality Disorders /> Eating Disorders / Obesity
CBT with Couples and Families
Chronic Pain / Mindfulness
Acceptance Therapy
Scheme Therapy
CBT with groups
Clinical Challenges
Dialectical Behavior Therapy


GENERAL OBJECTIVE: To promote the learning of conceptual aspects of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model, as well as intervention techniques in Mental Disorders most commonly seen in the clinic.