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CBT Essentials for Depression, Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Description and Learning Objectives ​
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Treating psychiatric problems can be challenging; fortunately there are effective psychotherapies that can help. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an empirically validated treatment, which has been demonstrated to be highly effective for clients experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms.  Numerous controlled clinical studies have demonstrated that successful use of CBT strategies is associated with significant symptom alleviation. CBT is a present-focused, skills-based intervention in which clients learn to identify how their thought processes and associated behaviours can contribute to problematic mood states, in order to provide clients with the ability to intervene by using effective strategies.
 
This workshop will provide an overview of CBT treatment strategies for working with clients experiencing depression, panic disorder and social phobia.  The presenters will provide an overview of how clinicians can work with clients to engage in effective case formulation, individualized goal setting, and to implement effective behavioural strategies (e.g., behavioural activation, behavioural experiments, exposure) as well as engaging in cognitive restructuring.  The workshop is interactive, allowing opportunities for in-session examples, as well as providing opportunities for clinicians to practice these skills during small group activities. In this workshop, 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.
 
The workshop is presented by Dr. Lance Hawley, C.Psych. the staff psychologist for the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnbybrook Health Sciences Centre and Dr. Judith Laposa, C.Psych., the staff psychologist for the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. CAMH is a teaching hospital, that is devoted to empirically validated treatment, training and research. CAMH is affiliated with the University of Toronto.
 
This Institute can be taken alone;however, it also qualifies as the first part of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Programor the Primary Mental Health Care Certificate Program from the University of Toronto. Attending this course is a requirement for clinicians who will be taking the Intermediate and Advanced CAMH CBT Training Institutes (details available on our website). 
The book Mind Over Mood is included in the registration fee.
 
Target Audience  This course is open to all interested in studying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 

Delivery Method

​In Class
 

Cost

$795.00
 
Cancellations and Refunds
A $100.00 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation. Refund requests by fax or email must be received 2 weeks before 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

 
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 supvervison to mental health professionals, primarily utilizing CBT and Mindfulness Based CBT (MBCT) approaches for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.  Dr. Hawley's clnical 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.
 

Certification/Credits

This CBT Summer Institute can be taken alone; however, it also qualifies as the first part of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Program.
 

Accreditation

 
​This course can be taken alone; however, it also qualifies as the first part of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Program.

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 Depressional, 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.

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.

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

CBT Certificate Program Quick Facts
 

Affiliation/Partnership

​University of Toronto
 

Course Resources

The book Mind Over Mood v.2 is included in the registration fee and wil be provided on the first day of the course.
 

Registration

 
June 23 - 25, 2016

 
Cancellations and Refunds
 A $100.00 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation. Refund requests by fax or email must be received 2 weeks before start date.
 
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.
 

Contact

For more information please contact:
Robyn Steidman
Education Assistant
Tel. 416-535-8501 x 36640
fax. 416-595-6617
robyn.steidman@camh.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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