Title:  Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) For Persistent Depressive Disorder

Date/Time: April 30th, 2022 9am-4pm EDT

Location: Online via Zoom ~ access link will be provided in the registration email

CECs: 6 CECs

Presenter: J. Kim Penberthy, PhD, ABPP & Christopher J. Gioia, PhD


Jennifer Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she conducts research, teaches, and provides clinical care. Dr. Penberthy provides clinical treatment to patients in Psychiatry and the University of Virginia Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and also works with the Clinician Wisdom & Wellbeing program to mentor physicians and health care workers at UVA and nationally. She is the Associate Director of the Clinician Wellness Program and is a Fellow of Humanism in Medicine at the University of Virginia. She is Co-Director of the Effective Communication and Coping Skills for Physicians Continuing Medical Education Program at UVA and is on the UVA Diversity Consortium and past chair of APA Division 12 Diversity Committee. She is on the advisory committee for the American Psychological Association Continuing Education Committee and a fellow in the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and the president-elect of the American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology. She is past-president of the International CBASP Society and a founding member of the CBASP Training Program. She has published extensively and lectures internationally about physician and clinician wellness, and psychotherapy, specifically for persistent depressive disorders. Her most recent books include ”Persistent Depressive Disorders” and “Living Mindfully Across the Lifespan: An Intergenerational Guide,” which was co-authored with her daughter.

Liliane Sayegh, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and researcher who worked at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for 30 years and is assistant professor at McGill University’s department of psychology. Dr. Sayegh retired from the Douglas Institute in June 2021 but is re-hired part-time at the Bipolar Disorders Clinic of the Douglas Institute to help during these difficult times. She specializes in mood disorders (unipolar depression and bipolar disorders) and is an accredited psychotherapist in CBASP for depression and in Kernberg’s Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for personality disorders. She published with Dr. Penberthy the therapist’s and patient’s manuals adapting CBASP for group therapy. She also published her research on the effectiveness of Group CBASP using the published manualized treatment and also most recently published a pilot study exploring the effectiveness of Group CBASP for bipolar depression. She lectured and trained graduate students and professionals in CBASP in Montreal and internationally and is the current secretary of the International CBASP Society.

Workshop Description: 

Persistent depression is one of the most challenging psychological disorders to treat and traditional therapies and pharmacotherapies have provided only limited ability to provide full recovery for these patients. This workshop provides an introduction to the theory and practice of the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), an evidenced-based third-wave psychotherapy for persistent depression, which has been found to be especially effective for persons with early trauma. This workshop will introduce the theory of CBASP, the three major treatment strategies, and hands-on practice and role-play with the major techniques of CBASP as applied in a group format. CBASP is designed to address interpersonal avoidance and teach coping skills by promoting felt safety with the therapist and increasing the patient’s ability to recognize and begin to change the consequences of their behaviour on others (interpersonal mindfulness).


  • Students: 40$
  • NCR members: 85$
  • CCPA members 90$ (non NCR members)
  • Non-CCPA attendees: 100$

Cancellation Policy:

  • Deadline for cancellation with full refund is April 23rd, 2022 at midnight.
  • Cancellations made after this date will receive a credit for the full amount paid to be used only for future full-day workshops offered by the NCR Chapter during the 2021-2022 Speaker Series
  • Any credits not used during the 2021-2022 Speaker Series will be forfeited
  • This cancellation policy is established to ensure that costs incurred for each registrant are covered for the respective year of Speaker Series

If you are a NCR Chapter member or student, please contact Zoe at to get your member or student discount!

NCR Chapter, SPRING FULL DAY WORKSHOP – Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) For Persistent Depressive Disorder

  • Saturday Apr 30 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM