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.
Participants will have completed the CAMH Summer Training Institute: CBT Beyond the Basics.
Time / Date / Location
April 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2015
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.
Professional participant fee: $1195.00 CAD
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.
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 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hawley has provided workshops, and he has provided teaching and training to graduate students, physicians, and other allied mental health professionals, utilizing a CBT framework for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Hawley’s clinical and research focus involves understanding factors which contribute to improved treatment response in cognitive behavioural therapy.
Judith Laposa, Ph.D., C.Psych. - Dr. Laposa is a psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Her clinical work focuses on assessment and cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety and mood disorders. She completed her clinical training in 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.
Participants will have completed the Summer Training Institute.
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 Summer Training Institute: CBT Beyond the Basics, 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:Certificate Program Quick Facts
The CBT Course qualifies as part of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Program from the University of Toronto.
Affiliations / Partnerships
University of Toronto
The reading requirement for the course is: Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems, by JS Beck.
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