Overview of the Cognitively-Based Therapies: Cognitive Therapy, CBT, REBT, & DBT*



Many therapeutic modalities share aspects in common with each other. This is never more the case when looking at the various cognitively-based therapies that include Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy. In this workshop, an overview of these main types of cognitively-based therapy modalities will be introduced. Comparisons among and differences between these various paradigms will be briefly discussed, as well as the pros and cons of each in general, as well as when applied to various disorders.


  • Describe the major cognitively-based therapeutic approaches. 
  • Discuss the brief history of the origins of each of the paradigms.
  • List the major assumptions of each of the different paradigm.
  • Explain the pros and cons in general of each therapy model.
  • Identify which treatment approach(s) is/are considered maximally effective (and which is/are not) with a variety of various disorders.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1002
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self

    • Lecture1.1
      Overview of the Cognitively-Based Therapies: Cognitive Therapy, CBT, REBT, & DBT

    • Lecture2.1
      Overview of the Cognitively-Based Therapies: Cognitive Therapy, CBT, REBT, & DBT
  • QUIZ 1

    • Quiz3.1
      Overview of the Cognitively-Based Therapies: Cognitive Therapy, CBT, REBT, & DBT Quiz 15 questions
Stephen Mathis is a licensed psychologist and an internationally certified addictions counselor who has been working with adolescents, young and middle adults, and families/couples since 1983. He is one of the few clinicians who works on weekends and makes house calls. In addition to providing a variety of assessments (i.e., psychoeducational, forensic, cognitive, emotional, neurological, personological), individual psychotherapy (both “regularly scheduled” and intensive outpatient), and group therapy, Dr. Mathis is an adjunct/part-time faculty at several colleges and training institutes, conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on a variety of topics, supervises other therapists, consults with various professionals and organizations, has pioneered a new form of music-assisted therapy (M.A.TH.I.S.), and is in the process of writing a book on addictions based on his development trauma model. True to the advice given to the patients he serves, Dr. Mathis adheres to a healthy lifestyle, an illicit substance-free existence, and a holistic dietary regimen, making the majority of his meals from scratch himself without using refined or artificial ingredients or simple carbohydrates. In his free time, Dr. Mathis is an avid collector of classic stringed instruments and amplifiers, as well as a being a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, arranger, and producer.