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Emotional Intelligence Summit “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” – February 20-23, 2014 // Dallas, Texas // 580.226.8007


We are what we think. Solomon stated, “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” The Jewish Talmud states a major source of emotional problems, “We do not see things as they are, but as WE are.”

Understanding how we think, what we think, and how we can change our thoughts into accurate and helpful thoughts is crucial to experiencing the success of emotional intelligence. The problem is erroneous assumptions can be disastrous to ourselves and others. And as Albert Einstein said, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

This year’s Dallas Emotional Intelligence Summit is the most comprehensive emotional intelligence continuing education course available anywhere.

The physical (including nutrition), mental (thoughts), social (relational) and spiritual aspect of emotional intelligence will be covered by some of the best emotional intelligence minds in the world. This year’s emphasis will be the cognitive (thought) aspect of emotional intelligence-including the many things that can affect it, as well as the proven ways to help us change our thoughts, emotions, and behavior to not only be successful, but to flourish.


Join us for our 4th Annual Emotional Intelligence Summit entitled “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”. The summit will take place  February 20-23, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Hear live testimonies of recovery from depression; ordinary people achieving peak mental performance. Enjoy brain optimizing nutrition, frontal lobe enhancing music and networking with other healthcare professionals and community educators, which share the common goal of improving the mental health of their patients, neighbors, and friends.


EQ Summit Brochure

I have been regularly attending various mental health conferences for years. None has even come close to being more rewarding than this EQ Summit. It’s not only the most educational conference I have ever attended, but it’s also been the most enjoyable, without mentioning the exceptional food and great fellowship. I can’t thank you enough for how much I have personally benefited from this EQ Summit. From now on, I will put this on my yearly calendar as a must-not-miss conference.
I have been to every annual EQ Summit in Dallas since 2011. Each conference has been so exceptionally good, that I think there is no way that it can be topped next year. How surprised I have been to have each summit be even more informative and entertaining than the previous summit. I don’t know how long you can keep this up, but you have got me hooked!
Every presentation is filled with “Ah- Ha” moments. It seems like I learn something truly life changing every 5 minutes! I am so excited to see what my future will be like, utilizing the information I have learned here.

Emotional Intelligence Summit is a annual conference held in Dallas, Texas  since 2011. It is dedicated to Peak Mental Performance™ sponsored by the Nedley™ Clinic. Be inspired and equipped by theory and practice from some of the best minds in emotional intelligence, depression and anxiety recover!


Faculty and Course Objectives

Aldo R Pucci, PhD, DCBTEileen D Healy, MA, LMFTNeil Nedley, MDPaul Coneff, MA, LMFT


Aldo R. Pucci, PsyD, DCBT
President of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists Founder of Rational Living Therapy Institute Developer of Rational Living Therapy Author of many articles and two books.

Dr. Aldo Pucci utilizes a no-nonsense cognitive therapy and teaches you how to live rationally, bringing true satisfaction to your life.

CBT: What It Is and Is Not

  • Recognize three characteristics of CBT.
  • Recognize three myths of CBT.
  • Identify CBT and its various forms.

Utilizing CBT for Lifestyle Change

  • Learn how to assess a persons’ motivation to change his lifestyle
  • Discover how to remove roadblocks to making lifestyle changes.
  • Acquire knowledge on how to maintain the lifestyle change for life.

Systematic CBT: When Fidelity Matters

  • Acknowledge a systematic approach to CBT.
  • Recognize the three components of a therapy session.
  • Identify why those three components are delivered in a therapeutic order.

Integrating Stoic Philosophy in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Discern between practical and emotional problems
  • Recognize the three characteristics of a practical problem.
  • Understand how stoic philosophy can help people to rationally cope with their practical problems.

The Mistakes Most Cognitive Behavioral Therapists Make

  • Learn the importance of recognizing irrational thoughts.
  • Acknowledge the importance of developing new rational replacement thoughts.
  • Understand the importance of having clients practice the new replacement thoughts.

Eileen D. Healy, MA, LMFT
CEO of Emotional Intelligence Training Institute. Author of EQ and Your Child: 8 Proven Skills to Increase Your Child’s E.Q. from Birth to Ten and EQ and Your Adolescent: Ages Eleven to Fifteen

Do you have trouble raising your kids, or knowing how to counsel others how best to raise theirs? Put Eileen Healy’s principles to work and see immediate improvement.

Enriching the Young Person’s Social and Emotional Life

  • Receive a clear understanding of emotional intelligence (EQ) and why a high EQ is so important in a child’s life.
  • Understand information needed to create an EQ component to the SEL emotional development curriculum within their facility/school.
  • Leave with skill-builder exercises, easy to use with any age child and their staff immediately.
  • Gain a better understanding of the eight proven skill components that children who thrive and succeed in life have in common. As children develop these eight-skill areas, their emotional intelligence always increases.

The Critical Role of High E.Q. in Adolescence

  • Learn how to increase an adolescent’s EQ.
  • Learn important steps to help an adolescent recognize negative thoughts and irrational beliefs.
  • Learn important steps to teach an adolescent how to challenge and change their negative thoughts and irrational beliefs.
  • Learn how to empower your adolescent with a high EQ during their teen years, which will keep them from becoming overwhelmed.

Creating a High E.Q. Environment so Your Child Can Be the Best

  • Learn how simple it is to increase a child’s EQ.
  • Teach your child at any age to recognize their negative thoughts and learn how to reframe them.
  • Learn how to help your child identify irrational beliefs and change them.
  • Teach your child to become an expert at problem solving and how to develop resiliency for now and the future.
  • Marriage, Parenting, and Emotional Intelligence

Marriage, Parenting, and Emotional Intelligence

  • Learn the five keys that can change your marriage for a lifetime.
  • Understand why these five keys are so important in the daily life of a marriage (research and theory).
  • Learn how to begin to use these five keys immediately.

Neil Nedley, MD
Owner of Nedley Clinic. Author and Medical Director, Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Programs™, Proof Positive & The Lost Art of Thinking. Presidence of Weimar Institute

Nutrition, Herbs, and Supplements for the Brain

  • Understand the important role of nutrition and mental health.
  • Study role of omega-3 fatty acids and brain health.
  • Identify the nutrients necessary to synthesize EPA and DHA.
  • Discover how to utilize saffron to help depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
  • Learn how to utilize Silexan® to help anxiety.

The Latest on Lifestyle Therapies for Mental Illness

  • Learn how drinking water/appropriate hydration can help executive function
  • Determine how much, type, and how-to of physical exercise that can improve depression and anxiety. • Identify the role that imbalance in circadian rhythms plays in contributing to major depression.
  • Learn how light therapy can help regulate circadian rhythm and alleviate major depression.
  • Learn the role of fresh air and green spaces in treatment of depression and/or anxiety.

Updates on Enhancing Emotional and General Intelligence via the Frontal Lobe

  • Identify the advantages of high IQ.
  • Identify nutritional and lifestyle factors that are related to IQ.
  • Know the key functions and purpose of the prefrontal cortex.
  • Understand the role of decreased circulation and activity of the frontal lobe and its relationship to depression and mental illness.
  • Learn what lifestyle habits can decrease the circulation and/or activity of the prefrontal cortex.

The State of Mental Health in America: Where Are We Going?

Paul Coneff, MA
President / Director of Straight 2 the Heart Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Author, The Hidden Half of the Gospel: How His Suffering Can Heal Yours

Paul Coneff models and teaches a spiritual therapy that is far beyond “feel good” therapy. It really works resulting in a transformed mind!

The Role of Specific Prayer in Overcoming Bad Habits and/or PTSD

  • Discover why bad habits and trauma from the past continue in the present.
  • Uncover the way prayer can play an important part in the healing process with trauma.
  • Recover mental and spiritual wholeness through Christ- centered, cross-centered CBT.


Lynn Clark PhDDaniel Binus MDDon Mackintosh BSN MDivPaula Reiter NDARP DIrector


Lynn Clark, PhD
Author of SOS Help For Emotions and SOS Help For Parents books & programs Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Kentucky University Adjunct Professor of Education for Boston University.

Dr. Lynn Clark has changed many lives through his powerful book SOS For Emotions. Now you can hear him in person and see case reports of just about every anxiety scenario imagined—and know how to come out on top.

CBT & Emotional Intelligence for Everyone

  • Learn to use cognitive behavior therapy to improve three abilities of emotional intelligence (i.e. knowing our emotions, managing our emotions, and managing relationships with others).
  • Understand how one’s beliefs and self-talk are the primary cause of emotions, rather than bad events and badly acting people.
  • Know which beliefs cause significant self-defeating behavior and emotional distress.

Utilizing Video-Based Cases to Enhance Emotional Intelligence

  • Learn how to apply the ABC’s of Emotions from cognitive behavior therapy to increase EQ.
  • Understand which beliefs cause impaired emotional intelligence (difficulty in knowing our emotions, managing our emotions, and managing relationships).
  • Learn how to use some helpful resources from cognitive behavior therapy.

Daniel Binus, MD
Clinical Director, Beautiful Minds Medical Staff Psychiatrist, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospt. Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University.

Dr. Binus takes the mask and mysticism out of meditation. Find out why mindful meditation has its limitations and why better life changing therapies are often overlooked.

The Mind’s Eye: Meditation for Everything

  • Describe the differences between basic types of meditation.
  • Identify the benefits of meditation.
  • Understand some of the potential drawbacks of meditation.
  • Apply the use of meditation principles in a clinical setting.

Don Mackintosh, BSN, MDiv
Clinical Director of HEALTH™ Program Weimar Institute Campus Chaplain Spiritual Counselor, Nedley Residential Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program.

Don Mackintosh’s presentations are very insightful and humorous at the same time!

Epigenetics: It’s scientific and spiritual implications in therapy

  • Gain a basic understanding of epigenetics.
  • Consider what social science is currently saying about the importance of personal choice.
  • Consider timeless Scriptural passages in light of current research.

Jesus Christ: The Master Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

  • Become familiar with Christ’s use of CBT like principles in the gospel of Luke.
  • Consider Christ’s talking points in light of current research.
  • Discuss the power of harnessing Scriptural “truth” as a treatment modality.

CBT and the Bible

  • Become familiar with Biblical stories that have CBT like elements.
  • Understand what research is saying about the effectiveness of scripturally-based CBT.

Paula Reiter, NDARP Director
 Director of the Nedley™ Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program and the Training the Trainer® instructor.

Get the training you need to hold dr. Nedley’s Community Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program in your own area.

An Associate Director

  • An Associate Director is responsible for planning the overall program, leading facilitators and program volunteers, and efficiently organizing and executing a Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program using the resources and guidelines provided.

An Associate Facilitator

  • A Facilitator leads the small group discussions, motivating the depressed individual to establish and maintain a strong physical exercise program, eliminate negative habits of body and mind, develop healthy eating patterns, and get more out of the day by enhancing brain function.


16.75 hours CME Category 1 credit: Physicians/Nurses

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME essentials and standards.  The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education relies on its CME faculty to provide program content that is free of commercial bias.  Therefore, in accordance with ACCME standards, any faculty and/or provider industry relationships will be disclosed and resolved.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Nedley™ Health Solutions. The Loma Linda University  School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Pastors

  • Educators
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Depression recovery graduates
  • Training the Trainer® Directors and Facilitators
  • Media, drug, alcohol, sex addiction counselors
  • School Counselors / Therapists
  • Anyone who wants to improve their EQ

Add-On Seminar February 19-20, 2014

Training The Trainer® is designed to educate people who want to plan and hold a successful Nedley™ Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program in their community. You will become certified Associate Director or Facilitator. Learn to recognize the 10 major causes of depression, as well as the 10 ways of distorted thinking that can lead to depression and other mental diseases.

The Nedley™ Depression Recovery Seminar is a well-researched, scientifically-based program designed to meet the needs of depressed individuals in our world today. Learn how to help individuals in your neighborhood, community or school.


  • Early bird registration on
    or before January 14, 2014
  • Registration on or
    after January 15, 2014
  • 16.75 hours CME Category 1 credit:
  • Note: Registration includes 6 meals and all seminars;
    accommodations are not included.
    Please see accommodations.
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Omni Mandalay Hotel Dallas

221 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Dallas TX 75039

+1 972.556.0800 Website


Special Summit Hotel Rate:  When registering for the 2014 EQ Summit you will receive a link for the special hotel rate of $114/night.


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