Third Wave CBT

Empower your clients to tolerate the tough stuff.

A focused training to advance your practice with third wave CBT and distress tolerance training.

Is client distress preventing successful, effective implementation of exposure and response prevention (ERP)?

Use third wave CBT therapy to improve distress tolerance and improve your clients' willingness to participate in ERP. This class highlights real-life examples of clients empowered by
third-wave CBT, along with an interview with an expert therapist.

Learn from award-winning clinicians and authors Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, and Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, LCSW-C. Both have earned the Clinician Outreach Award and the Member of Distinction Award of Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Combined, they bring over 50 years of experience and leadership in CBT. Their evidence-based classes and courses in CBT help professionals build confident, successful practices that change lives.

Use third wave CBT therapy to improve distress tolerance and improve your clients' willingness to participate in ERP.

Identify the ideal clients for distress tolerance training.


Empower them with the five steps to improve their tolerance to distress.


Apply third wave CBT theories to help your clients make better use of exposure and response prevention.

What is Third Wave CBT?

Third wave CBT is an integrative approach that combines the proven, evidence-based practices of cognitive behavioral therapy with a wide range of concepts including:

  • mindfulness tools,
  • inhibitory learning theory,
  • distress tolerance training,
  • acceptance-based procedures,
  • values analysis, and
  • health and wellness practices

This potent combination of strategies helps clients accelerate their progress. Third wave CBT is especially effective when applied to clients who are stuck and unable to make progress or engage in ERP.

Continuing Education & Approved Accrediting Agencies

Anxiety Training, ACE Provider Number 1637, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Anxiety Training maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: (10/17/22 – 10/17/25). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12 continuing education clock hours.
New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Work
Anxiety Training is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0640.

Anxiety Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7108. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Anxiety Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Included in the class?

When you purchase this class, you receive one hour of content taught by an expert providers and continuing education credit to advance your career.

How long do I have to complete the class??

Complete this one-hour class the day you purchase it, or as it fits into your life. You will have one year of access to the content so you can decide when you complete it.

However, we do recommend completing it as soon as you can, so you can start creating life-changing results for your clients.

How long do I have access to the content?

You have one year of access so you can return to the curriculum as you need.

How do I receive CE credit? How many CEs do I get?

To receive CE credit, you must complete the classes, answer the completion questions correctly, and complete the course evaluations. If you do not answer the questions correctly, review the materials and re-take the tests.

A CE certificate will be immediately emailed to you once you have completed the requirementsfor each class.

This class qualifies for one continuing education hour.

What accommodations does Anxiety Training make?

We are committed to making this course accessible to all.  Contact to request accommodations.  In some cases, documentation is requested for review.