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Intermediate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Institute: How to Become a Highly-Rated Cognitive Behavior Therapist (L2)



This is a three-day, intermediate-level course that provides in-depth skills training in CBT through a combination of lectures, video demonstrations, skills-modeling, and role-playing.  It is designed as a follow-up to the introductory-level course.
Learners will review the Cognitive Therapist Rating Scale in detail.  Other topics include:
  • how to structure intakes and therapy sessions
  • restructuring techniques
  • behavioural activation
  • systematic desensitization

Required reading:

  • Beck, J.S. (2011), Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond, second edition. New York: Guilford
  • Please read this book before attending the course.

Please note: Class size is limited to 30 people.

Target audience

This course is appropriate for health care professionals, including:

  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • physicians
  • psychotherapists
  • counsellors
  • social workers
  • occupational therapists
  • nurses with direct client care responsibilities and who are interested in implementing CBT in their practice settings
  • counselling and psychology students
  • individuals who have completed the CBT Summer Training Institute: CBT Essentials for Depression, Social Anxiety and Panic Disorders (L1).


Delivery method





Details will be posted on this page as soon as they become available


University of Toronto

Course resources

Please note the reading requirement


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