NACSW Online Continuing Education

A Faith-based Approach Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment and Attachment Styles
Length: 1 CEU hour
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • clergy
  • students
  • Educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 1

Cathi Spooner , LCSW, RPT/S, CTS 
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Course Outline

This training will examine cognitive-behavioral treatment from a faith-based perspective. Participants will examine the underlying Biblical principles of CBT. Cognitive-Behavioral treatment is an integration of treatment approaches that examine the relationship between thoughts and behaviors. This presentation with specifically examine William Glasser's Reality Therapy/Choice Therapy principles as well as the interaction between attachment styles, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. We will also discuss CBT strategies that can be useful in the treatment process. Practical strategies to use with clients will be demonstrated.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Social Work Education

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Identify different Cognitive-Behavioral treatment options.

2. Examine the Biblical principles of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT).

3. Articulate practical strategies of CBT to be used with clients.



Cathi Spooner , LCSW, RPT/S, CTS, has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1997 and became a registered play therapy supervisor in 2009. She is also certified in Basic Sand Therapy though the Center for Culture and Sandplay, and a Certified Trauma Specialist through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. Cathi has worked with children, adolescents and their families since 1982 in a variety of capacities including therapeutic recreation, teaching special education, working in residential treatment programs and outpatient substance abuse treatment. She has been in private practice since 2000. In 2006 she formed Phoenix Family Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC which specializes in providing play therapy services as well as psychotherapy services to adults and families.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also 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-0479. Social Workers will receive 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.