Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an empirically-validated treatment that has been demonstrated to be highly effective for clients experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms.
This is a three-day, introductory-level course that provides an overview of CBT treatment strategies for working with clients experiencing depression, panic disorder and social phobia. It presents a structure for how CBT can be used with clients to:
- engage in effective case formulation and individualized goal-setting
- implement effective behavioural strategies
The most essential elements of effective treatment are discussed in terms of how to implement each intervention strategy, while also considering the underlying rationale for the intervention and how to optimize treatment.
This course is appropriate for health care professionals, including:
- social workers
- occupational therapists
- nurses with direct client care responsibilities and who are interested in implementing CBT in their practice settings.
It is also suitable for individuals who want to gain a basic understanding of CBT (e.g., counselling and psychology students).
June 23 - 25, 2016
Enrollment cancellations and refunds
- A $100 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation.
- Refund requests by fax or email must be received two weeks before the course's start date.
- Course fees are not transferable
- Cancellation/withdrawal notice must be communicated in writing by email.
Cancellation of Courses
CAMH reserves the right to cancel any program due to
under-enrolment. CAMH also reserves the right to cancel any course due to work stoppages, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a course is cancelled, CAMH will refund only the course fee.
Lance Hawley, Ph.D., C.Psych: Dr. Hawley is the staff psychologist for the Frederick W. Thomspon 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 a psychologist and clinical scientist in the Mood and Anxiety Service, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Her clinical work focuses on assessment and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety and mood disorders, and she is a CACBT-ATCC Certified CBT therapist. She completed her clinical training in university and medical centers in Vancouver, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. She has taught CBT to graduate students and various 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, and is the recipient of the CAMH award for excellence in psychology education.
It is expected that participants will have prior experience in counselling and mental health. The program will not teach basic counselling and therapy.
The course qualifies as part of the University of Toronto's Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Certificate Program.
To qualify for the program, you will be required to complete all three courses in the CBT certificate program. These must be taken (and all exams must be passed) within the same two-year accreditation cycle.
Frequently asked questions
The University of Toronto has designated this course as an accredited event and awarded with the following credits:
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: 19.0 Section 1 credits
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada: 19.0 Mainpro-M1 credits
University of Toronto
- Required reading: The book Mind Over Mood, co-authored by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky is included in the registration fee and will be provided on the first day of the course.