Course Description

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Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment for almost every psychological disorder and its principles have been applied to a diverse range of problems and situations. Dr. Ludgate describes both the general strategies based on cognitive-behavioral therapy that you can employ for maintenance of therapeutic gains and relapse prevention in your clients, as well as the specific procedures for maintenance and relapse prevention, covers specific difficulties in maintaining treatment gains, and illustrates general guidelines for working with patients who relapse.

3 CE credits/hours, 30 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Summarize an overview of strategies for maintenance of therapeutic gains and relapse prevention.
  • List specific procedures for maintenance and relapse prevention.
  • Discuss specific difficulties maintaining treatment gains and preventing relapse.
  • Describe general guidelines for therapists working with patients who relapse.


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention for Depression and Anxiety" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  3. 3
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Presenter

John W. Ludgate, PhD

John W. Ludgate, PhD, completed his clinical psychology training at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in 1976.  After receiving his doctorate from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, he earned a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania.  In 1986, he became the Assistant Director of Training at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia, a position he held for 2 years.  Dr. Ludgate was appointed Research Clinical Psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of Oxford (England) in 1992, serving until 1994.  He has published a number of articles and book chapters on cognitive therapy and, with Dr. Aaron Beck, co-authored a book on inpatient cognitive therapy in 1992.  Dr. Ludgate currently works at the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina in Asheville, North Carolina.  The author presents seminars and workshops on both national and international conferences as well as co-directing an intensive 6-month Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training course in Asheville, North Carolina.  Dr. Ludgate can be reached through his website at: