Events Calendar

New Search | About the Calendar | FAQs
Includes 15 km radius

CBT in the Workplace

Event number: 19015
6.5 CPD hours
Study Group Network
Presenter(s): Dr Dom DiMattia

CBT in the Workplace

Cognitive Behaviour Training is based on the principles and theory of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which has been empirically validated as an effective approach to bring about behaviour change. This workshop will provide participants with the application of these principles to training in the workplace.  The relationship between dysfunctional cognitions and learning as well as resistance to change will be discussed.  Special features include:

The theory behind Cognitive Behaviour Training

  • Comparisons to other theories
  • Specific suggestions on how to apply CBT in the workplace
  • Self-management for trainers

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the workshop participants will:
  • Be aware of the major issues facing organizations in which CBT can be helpful
  • Be aware of applications of CBT in organizations
  • Be aware of the role of maladaptive beliefs and dysfunctional emotions affecting behaviour in the workplace
  • Have skill and knowledge of the ABC’s of emotional management and how to apply them to self and others


  1. Productivity, absenteeism, chronic tardiness & high turnover
  2. Low morale
  3. Behavioural rigidity and interpersonal conflict
  4. Divide into groups of 6 and list personal experiences related to these issues


  1. Employee Assistance Programs
  2. Training and Development
  3. Management Leadership
  4. Human Resource Programs
  5. Coaching


Empowering managers in areas of:

  1. Stress
  2. Conflict
  3. Risk-taking
  4. Performance Reviews
  5. Communications
  6. Burnt-out
  7. Leadership
  8. Divide into triads list personal beliefs which cause you difficulty


  1. ABC”s of Emotional Management
  2. Learning to manage with adaptive thinking

About the presenter(s)

Dr. DiMattia is a Human Relations Consultant who has been Executive Director and Senior Staff Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. He was previously Vice President of Human Resources for the Fireman Group in NYC. He is Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Human Resources at the University of Bridgeport, and has written numerous journal articles and conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars as a corporate consultant and mental health trainer. Currently he conducts workshops in CBT and REBT in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Barcelona and /Costa Rica. A member of the American Psychological Association and Australian Psychological Society. He has conducted workshops at American Express, Clairol, General Electric, General Telephone and Electronics, J.C. Penny, (AT&T) American Telephone and Telegraph Co., Philip Morris, U.S.A., Cafe Concepts, Burlington Northern Railroad, New Jersey Transit, Right Associates,TheNewYorkTimes,UNISYS,UltimateCare,WakefernFood,MerrillLynch,U.S. Postal Service. Bravo Cable Network, Blue Circle Cement, U.S. Army, Frankfort, Germany, Schouten and Nelissen, The Netherlands, Corporate Management Development, Australia, Department of Defense, Wiesbaden, Germany, Emerites Banking and Finance Institute, UAE, Employee Assistance Ontario, Ontario, Canada, Human Service Agencies and Public Schools throughout the U.S .and Puerto Rico.


Please make sure you read the group description and details carefully before registering for a study group. CANCELLATION POLICY: As we keep study group fees to a minimum and presenters are paid according to the numbers who attend, we prefer not to provide refunds other than for 'exceptional, unforeseeable circumstances'. We are happy for you to nominate an alternative attendee or you may transfer to another study group, but only within 2 months as this adds extra admin costs. Cancellations up to 14 days prior to the study group you are registered for will receive a full refund. Cancellations within 1-13 days of the study group will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 24 hours of a study group will not be refunded. All cancellations must be given in writing.

Online registration


Psychology Melbourne
2/50 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 31/10/2017
End date: 31/10/2017
Time: 9am - 5pm


APS member: $220
APS student member: $220
Non APS member: $440


APS - Melbourne Branch
The Study Group Network (SGN) is an initiative of the APS Melbourne Branch designed to improve psychologists’ clinical and research skills and to keep them current with new developments.
Contact Karen Holst
03 8662 3300