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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).


Registration for 2016

For more information on the CBT Certificate Program please complete this form:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Certificate Program-Course Information Form 2016



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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