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Advanced CBT Institute: The Wisdom of the Seasoned Therapist

Description / Learning Objectives

The Advanced CBT Course is a practical, hands-on program designed to provide in-depth skills training in CBT. Teaching methods include lecturettes, skills modeling, and role-playing practice. The class reviews DVDs of expert therapists in action, and critiques those approaches in group discussions. Expert DVDs reviewed include Judy Beck, PhD (depression), Michelle Craske, PhD (generalized anxiety disorder), David Clarke, PhD (panic disorder), and Marsha Linehan, PhD (suicidality). Lecturette topics include dysfunctional reactions to patients, subtleties of the therapeutic alliance, overcoming challenges in setting goals, conceptualizing difficult patients, challenges in identifying and modifying cognitions, and challenges in homework compliance. Participants are also encouraged to audiotape their patient sessions and use these tapes for supervision (guidelines and consent forms are emailed upon registration).  
 
NOTE: Enrolment is strictly limited to 16 participants.

Target Audience​

Participants will have completed the CBT Essentials for Depression, Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder and the Intermediate CBT Institute: How to Become a Highly-Rated Cognitive Behavior Therapist.

Time / Date / Location

May 26 - 28, 2016

  

Delivery Method

Sessions consist of a blend of lecturettes, skills modeling, role-playing practice, expert DVD reviews, and supervision based on participant tapes.  Enrollment is strictly limited to 16 participants.

Cost

Professional participant fee: $1195.00 CAD

Cancellation and Refunds

A $100 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation.  Refund requests byfax or email must be received 2 weeks before the start date.  In addition, the fees are non-transferable.

Cancellation of Courses
CAMH reserves the right to cancel any program due to under-enrolment, or any course due to work stoppages, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a course is cancelled CAMH is responsible for refunding only the course fee.

Faculty

 

Greg Dubord, MD, is the Director of the Toronto Centre for Cognitive Therapy and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  He trained clinically under the founder of cognitive behavior therapy, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, and was the first Canadian to be certified by the Beck Institute.  Dr. Dubord a Founding Fellow and Certified Supervisor of the Academy of CBT, Founding Director of the University of Toronto’s Intermediate and Advanced CBT Institutes, and Director of the University of Toronto CBT Certificate Program. He facilitates CBT workshops internationally. 
 
Lance Hawley, Ph.D., C.Psych - Dr. Hawley is the staff psychologist for the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  His clinical work involves providing individual and group psychotherapy treatment to adult outpatients experiencing mood and anxiety disorders.  He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Hawley has provided training workshops and supervision to mental health professionals, primarily utilizing CBT and Mindfulness Based CBT (MBCT) approaches for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.  Dr. Hawley's clinical and research focus involves understanding factors which contribute to improved treatment response and symptom alleviation in cognitive behavioural therapy.

Judith Laposa, Ph.D., C.Psych - Dr. Laposa is the staff psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.  Her clnical work focuses on assessment and cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety and mood disorders.  She completed her clnical training at the university and medical centers in Vancouver, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.  She has taught CBT to graduate students, physicians, and other health professionals, and supervises the implementation of CBT.  Her research interests focus on cognitive models of anxiety disorders, and mechanisms in treatment response to cognitive behaviour therapy.  Dr. Laposa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Requirements/Prerequisits​

Participants will have completed the CBT Essentials for Depression, Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder and the Intermediate CBT Institute: How to Become a Highly-Rated Cognitive Behavior Therapist.

Certification/Credits

The Advanced CBT Course qualifies as part of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Program from the University of Toronto. 
 
Please note,  to qualify for the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Certificate Program you will be required to complete all three of the CBT courses: CAMH CBT Essentials for Depression, Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder, The Intermediate CBT Institute: How to Become a Highly-Rated Cognitive Behavior Therapist and the Advanced CBT Institute: The Wisdom of the Seasoned Therapist and additional requirements.

Additional requirements and costs can be found on the link below:

CBT Certificate Program Quick Facts
 

Accreditation​

The CBT Course qualifies as part of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Program from the University of Toronto.  All three courses must be taken, and all exams must be passed, within the same 2 year accreditation cycle.  The current cycle is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.

Affiliations / Partnerships

University of Toronto

Course Resources   

​The reading requirement for the course is: Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, by JS Beck.  Please read this before attending the course.

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Contact

For more information please contact:

Robyn Steidman
Education Assistant
robyn.steidman@camh.ca

 

 

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