The CARIBOU CBT Clinician Training prepares mental health and allied service professionals to facilitate the CARIBOU CBT program with youth who are experiencing depression individually or in groups.
The CARIBOU CBT program is evidence-based and was co-created with youth partners, ensuring that the language and examples are relevant and useful for young people. The program consists of 16 weeks of sessions broken down into four modules which allow for youth to choose the modules that most apply to them.
This course is facilitated by Dr. Darren Courtney, who led the development of the CARIBOU CBT Program. Course activities include a review of the manuals and resources, skill development, case examples, group discussions, and a final quiz. Attendees will also have the opportunity to facilitate simulation groups with real youth in collaboration with CAMH’s Simulation Centre. Please note that while simulations are of group sessions with youth, the knowledge and skills covered can be applied to individual sessions with clients.
The course includes monthly one-hour group coaching sessions for three months and a fidelity check with feedback within six months of the initial training. Additionally, attendees can join a growing the community of practice to deepen their learning and obtain ongoing support.
Participants must have previously completed training in CBT (e.g., through SickKids’ Gary Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health or CAMH’s Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program) and have experience providing a full course of CBT to at least three clients. If in Ontario, participants must be part of the Controlled Act for Psychotherapy or, if outside of Ontario, must be able to practice psychotherapy under comparable legislation if it exists in their location.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- define the benefits of the CARIBOU CBT program for youth who are experiencing depression
- describe the CARIBOU CBT program, including its modules, key skills and the session flow
- determine when the CARIBOU CBT program is appropriate for a youth who is experiencing depression and how this group fits into a broader treatment plan
- apply main components, key skills and session flow principles of the CARIBOU CBT program in a simulated youth group
- reflect on personal areas of strength and opportunities for growth for the CARIBOU CBT intervention
- navigate common challenges when facilitating a CBT group for youth who are experiencing depression
- practice using the CARIBOU CBT group or individual program with youth in your setting.
This course can be taken alone for professionals who want to facilitate the CARIBOU CBT program in their setting. At the end of your six-month fidelity check (as part of the course), you will receive a certificate of completion.
The course can also be taken as part of the full CARIBOU Pathway Certificate, which prepares professionals to implement an integrated care pathway for youth who are experiencing depression in their setting.
Learn more about the CARIBOU Pathway and its components.
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The Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression.
Mental health and allied service providers who provide psychotherapy to youth experiencing depression who want to implement the CARIBOU CBT program in their setting.
13 hours of training over 3 days - May 3 to 5, 2023
May 3 - 9 am to 2 pm ET: CARIBOU CBT program and manual orientation, CBT principles refresher, case discussion, program structure and onboarding overview, and preparation for simulation.
May 4 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm ET: Simulation with youth.
May 5 - 9 am to 2 pm ET: Simulation feedback, session modules review and troubleshooting, implementation considerations, next steps, and training wrap-up.
Registration costs for the CARIBOU CBT course will go directly to the Cundill Centre to recover development costs and ongoing expenses incurred to deliver this training. The registration fee for initial onboarding intervention is $2,000, with additional interventions $500. Interested in the manuals only? Contact the Cundill Centre at Cundill.firstname.lastname@example.org.