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    1. Course Description and Learning Objective

    2. About the Instructor

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    1. CBT Identifying & Challenging Automatic Thoughts

    2. CBT Identifying & Challenging Automatic Thoughts

    3. CBT Identifying & Challenging Automatic Thoughts

    4. HandoutCBT automatic thoughts

    5. Handout: Challenging automatic thoughts

    1. Directions for Quiz and Certificate

    2. CBT Thought Record Quiz

    3. Evaluation

    4. Before you Go...

About this course

  • 14 lessons

Course Description

The course “Identifying & Challenging Automatic Thoughts” is a part two of the CBT Thought Record Intervention series. This training builds on how to effectively use the CBT thought record in sessions and provides a comprehensive overview on the use of evidence and reframing for cognitive restructuring.

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 briefly review the CBT Thought Record and part 1 content
  • To define and build understanding on negative automatic thoughts that contribute to negative emotions and behaviors
  • To identify and differentiate between common cognitive distortions that often underlie NATs, such as all or nothing thinking, catastrophizing, and overgeneralization
  • To explain how negative automatic thoughts can impact emotions, behaviors, and well-being through the cognitive triad: negative views about self, world, and future
  • To provide space for participants to identify and challenge their own negative automatic thoughts


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

  • 0:05-0:10: Brief Review of Part 1 on CBT Thought Record

  • 0:10-0:15: Defining Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs) + Cognitive Triad (video)

  • 0:15-0:20: Impact of NATs on emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being

  • 0:20-0:25: Steps for Identifying & Challenging NATs

  • 0:25-0:40: Try it Out!

  • 0:40-0:45: Benefits of Challenging NATs + Additional Techniques

  • 0:45-0:55: Closing Review of Populations that Benefit from Thought Record + Challenging

  • 55-1:00: Conclusion 

  • 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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