The CBASP National Training Program, Inc. conducts two-day and five-day training workshops that can
Certification. Subsequent supervised training prepares qualified professional
CBASP in an optimal
Diplomas will be awarded to those who complete training and who meet the certification
criteria. The diplomas will document training and mastery in administering CBASP.
Certification Training is designed to assure a level of skill equivalent to Dr.
McCullough’s conceptualization of CBASP. This includes the administration
of three techniques: Situational Analyses (SA) to highlight the consequences of
behavior, the Interpersonal Discrimination Exercise (IDE) to ameliorate
personal traumas, and the Contingent Personal Responsibility
(CPR) to modify maladaptive in-session behavior.
The Training Program is modeled on Dr. McCullough’s work with
training CBASP therapists. Certification Training will be personally tailored
to each individual and will be conducted one-on-one. All training experiences
will be supervised by Dr. McCullough.
Applications to the CBASP Certification Program are available online
and inquiries can be sent to Dr. James P. McCullough, Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org.
All licensed psychotherapists (psychologists, psychiatrists, social
workers, nurses, etc.) who are 2 years past the graduate degree
and who treat chronically depressed patients may apply to the Certification
Accepted applicants must complete (at minimum) a two-day Introductory workshop. This is the
first step in the Certification process. The second step includes being “yoked” to
a CBASP Trainer who will supervise the applicant during treatment of two chronically
depressed adult cases. Each case will be seen for 16 sessions. The trainee is
responsible for obtaining the cases, and the supervised cases will be seen in
tandem. Formal adherence rating criteria must be met during the second case to
obtain a CBASP Certification Diploma.
All psychotherapy sessions must be recorded (VHS/DVD medium) and sent to the
CBASP trainer for review. The trainer will view the session and then conduct
a weekly forty-five minute phone supervision session (1-1/2 hours/week of Supervisor
The second step of training should be completed in 6-8 months.