Course curriculum

    1. How to use this course

    1. Course Description and Learning Objective

    2. About the Instructor

    3. Course FAQ

    1. Utilizing CBT Thought Record: Introduction & Overview

    2. Utilizing CBT Thought Record: Steps to Complete CBT Thought Record

    3. Utilizing CBT Thought Record: Benefits & Effective Use

    4. Utilizing CBT Thought Record: Research Findings & Closing

    1. Directions for Quiz and Certificate

    2. CBT Thought Record Quiz

    3. Evaluation

    4. Before you Go...

About this course

  • 12 lessons

Course Description

The course “Utilizing the CBT Thought Record” defines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and provides a comprehensive overview on how the CBT  thought record can be used as a practical tool to help clients better understand the relationship between their automatic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The feelings wheel is included in this training as clients and clinicians can use it to identify the emotions they are feeling when completing the thought record and in their daily lives. 

This training highlights the efficacy of the CBT thought record through research and clinical findings, and informs clinicians on ways to effectively use the thought record in and out of sessions. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice using the CBT thought record and feelings wheel.

This is a beginner’s level course and there are no specific prerequisites for this course. The course is open to social work professionals, students, and individuals interested in gaining knowledge and skills related to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • To explore the importance of understanding and managing thoughts for mental well-being.

  • To build an understanding of the CBT thought record through practice and learning

  • To explore the ways in which our thoughts impact our emotions and behaviors.

  • To highlight how the feelings wheel can help clients identify their emotions when completing the thought record.

  • To gain tips for effectively using the CBT thought record and helping clients integrate it into daily life.

  • To provide evidence-based research on the efficacy of the thought record.


  • 0:00-0:05: Trainer introduction and learning objectives

  • 0:05-0:10: Introduction to CBT & Defining the CBT thought record

  • 0:10-0:15: Steps to complete a CBT thought record

  • 0:15-0:20: Using the Feelings Wheel

  • 0:20-0:25: Example of a CBT thought record

  • 0:25-0:35: Try it out (participants will complete an entry guided by the presenter)

  • 0:35-0:40: Benefits of using a CBT thought record

  • 0:40-0:45: Tips for effective use & integration into daily life

  • 0:45-0:50: Research Findings on the CBT thought record

  • 0:50-0:55: Video: Thought record tips

  • 0:55-1:00: Conclusion Summary

  • 1:00-1:10: Questions & Answers

  • 1:10-1:15: Closing & Evaluation



Trainer Faith Iloka, LAC

Faith E. Iloka (she/her) is a Nigerian Mental Health Counselor who employs a collaborative and client-centered approach in her work with clients. Faith utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, art therapy, feminist-therapy, multicultural, and trauma-informed interventions to support and empower clients towards increased self-awareness and healthy coping skills. Faith’s interests lie at the intersections of mental health and wellness, creative arts, and race. Faith also incorporates spirituality as it relates to clients’ unique backgrounds and experiences. Faith works with clients to design an individualized treatment plan to help clients feel heard and held, and support clients as they transition from “surviving” to “thriving”. Faith received her BA in African American Studies from Princeton University and her Master of Education and Master of Arts degrees in Mental Health/Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Faith completed her Masters Externship at Baruch College Counseling Center. Faith’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, multicultural issues, romantic/interpersonal relationship issues, self-esteem, stress/anger management, and trauma/racial trauma. Faith enjoys afrobeats, playwriting, traveling, thrifting/fashion, and trying new foods.

Certificates will be awarded after completion of the full Webinar and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/23 to 2/28/2026 Social workers completing this course receive 3-clinical continuing education credits.

Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP):

Radiant Sunshine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7371. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

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Refund Policy:   No refund will be given for the purchase of any course or webinar. 

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