Program Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 160 Credit Hours, Event Code 64928974
Pre-Approved by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 160 CORE CEU Hours
CBT-04180319 and CBT-09180818
Certificate Program in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
The Foundational/Core Aspects of CBT Model with Depression as treatment model. The fundamental principles, concepts, techniques, and strategies of CBT, including basic theory, how to conceptualize clients’ problems and use a CBT approach, and how to develop effective interventions.
Utilizing CBT with clients experiencing Stress and Anxiety Disorders
Use of CBT with clients presenting with anxiety disorders, including stress, generalized anxiety disorder, adjustment disorders, phobias, panic disorder, social phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Exploring CBT with Personality Disorders. Use of CBT in the treatment of personality disorders including borderline, paranoid, avoidant, antisocial, obsessive-compulsive and histrionic personality disorders.
Practitioner Portfolio Development/Mini-Mods
In this module, you will learn how to construct your own Professional Portfolio as a beginning Cognitive Therapist. Constructing your portfolio will help you in presenting your CBT knowledge and skills to an employer, to a learning institution, for your own confidence building in speaking with third party funding sources, in considering competencies in starting your own private practice, and in speaking up for the integrity of CBT where many practitioners 'don't know what they don't know' when it comes to CBT. Especially, this portfolio will help you set goals for your own further learning in CBT, remaining professionally aware of happenings in the field, and advocating for evidence based practice models for mental health clients. The Portfolio will include the following: How to construct a Professional Portfolio as a Living Document; results from testing during the program; formative and summary feedback from the course facilitator on general learning; an option to complete two recorded therapy sessions with a fictional client (s), 10 written Case Conceptualizations, four supervision meetings, and an option to engage in individual supervision hours to be arranged separately and outside the course fee structure.
This module has been updated to include Mini-Mods: CBT with Child and Adolescent; CBT with Families; and CBT with Couples.
April, 2018 Intake (Registering RIGHT NOW)
April 23, 2018 to May 31, 2019
$2000 + HST: Early Bird Discount ($150) for registration and payment in full CONTINUES
For Registration: See PDF Registration Form and Directions Below on this Page
Your facilitator learned CBT at the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy (with professors who were Fellows with Beck, the developer of Cognitive Therapy), met the Requirements for Diplomat Status with The Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and membership with the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), and practices CBT on a regular basis with clients who come with a wide variety of issues. She has worked for almost 20 years providing counselling and therapy, is a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, a Registered Nurse educated at the Doctoral level, and is an Approved Supervisor with both the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT/AAMFT) as well as with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Your facilitator is a professional educator with a Doctorate in Education (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto), more than 18 years teaching graduate level students in a sophisticated online teaching and learning environment and is thoroughly familiar with planning, implementing, and evaluating individual and group learning in this exciting venue.
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September, 2018 Intake (Now Registering)
Sept 24, 2018 to August 30, 2019
$2000 + HST: Early Bird Discount ($250) for registration and payment in full on or before July 10, 2018
Registration Deadline (when spaces available):
Sept 1, 2018
For Registration: See PDF Registration Form and Directions Below on this Page
Why Learn CBT from CounselCareCanada Learning Solutions?
Collaboration is the key in CBT. The therapist develops a strong collaborative, therapeutic alliance with the client, and interventions are mutually decided upon. The therapist seeks the client’s agreement about how time will be spent in session, which problems will be discussed, and which homework assignment will be most helpful.
How Will I Learn It?
Working with 'Real' or Fictional Clients
Those who wish to work with 'real' clients in the practice of CBT for required course work must be licensed, registered or certified in their mental health discipline, and be in good standing with their membership organization. All identifying information about 'real' clients, of course, must be removed from all written or verbal work and this is addressed at great length in your program. When 'real' clients are used, professionals must provide proof of registration/certification and current liability insurance. Regulated mental health professionals may include one of the following non-exhaustive list: Occupational Health Therapist; Registered/Certified Psychologist; Licensed Physician: Registered Social Worker; Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Nurse, etc., all in good standing.
Students in the field of mental health counselling therapy (including students in the regulated professions) in good standing. If you are unsure regarding your particular discipline, please call and discuss.
Who is this Program for?
This program is meant for mental health professionals working in a wide range of disciplines and areas of practice, including but not limited to the following: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, School Therapists, Addictions Counsellors, Youth Counsellors, Physicians Assistants, and more. If your discipline is not listed, please contact us.
To Register: Download, Complete, and Fax your Completed Registration Form to (519) 488-1061,
or Download, Complete, Scan, and Email to:
We specialize in online learning in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for the mental (and physical) health professionals. We realize that educating professionals in CBT significantly expands the health and wellness resources available to our healthcare clients.
You will work in small collaborative groups within a larger class. In fact, you can register with a group of 6-8 peers and expect to complete the entire program with that same group. Alternately, you can register individually and work with people from across the country and beyond. Your collaborative learning groups will facilitate the development of critical thinking skills, the co-creation of knowledge, meaning, reflection, and transformative learning. Reciprocal scaffolding (Holton and Thomas, 2006) is utilized where collaboratively working groups are provided with opportunities to learn from the experiences and knowledge of each other.
This online program consists of weekly video lectures, weekly discussion, frequent electronic quizzes to keep you on-track, Case Studies, Case Conceptualizations, and an option to engage in audio-taped sessions with 'clients' using CBT. There will be monthly supervision meetings using an online conferencing platform, and learners are expected to participate in four meetings out of a potential 10.
Holton, D., and Clark, D. (2006). Scaffolding and metacognition. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 37, 127-143.
CounselCareCanada Learning Solutions
Education and Training for the World in Which You Practice!
Learners in this program must have access to the Internet (preferably high speed), a computer, a printer, and be willing to become familiar with the communications tools 'Moodle' and 'Join.Me' and be willing to become familiar with working in an online environment with other adult learners.
They must be reachable by E-mail (have a current, valid email address), and telephone (provide a current telephone number). Most communication will take place electronically. Learners are responsible for own communications service requirements.
Although learners may not consider themselves “expert” in online activities, a willingness to learn will go a long way! Learners must also be willing to take part in online discussions, complete group activities when indicated, and be “team” players.
What Will I Learn?
The Program at a Glance
About Professional Membership
Learners planning to become certified with the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), or another CBT membership organizations are responsible for becoming familiar with the guidelines for membership with these organizations, and for ensuring they meet their criteria for membership.
We are an Educational Organization and not a Membership Organization.
In the world of professional practice, you are not likely to find any one organization that fills both of these roles. In fact, we recommend that you take a second look if you are offered such a membership. It is professional practice for a membership organization to assess criteria for membership independent of other influences. A membership organization generally takes over where an educational organization leaves off, and ensures that professionals comply with standards and ethics of safe and competent practice, and that professionals keep membership current on a regular basis (ensuring continued eligibility for safe and ethical practice).
This can be confusing to learners, however it is important to recognize the difference between an educational organization and a membership organization. The process is similar to that you experienced when you completed your basic studies (social work, nursing, psychotherapy, psychology, medicine, addictions specialization, or other); you then were required to seek professional membership certification/registration in a membership organization that represented your discipline. Please note also, that for most CBT membership organizations, a period of practice as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist is generally required. We encourage you to follow the guidelines of your program in practicing your newly acquired CBT knowledge and skills.
Why Learn CBT?
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CBT is a collaborative process, and recognizes the client as the expert in his/her own life. The client works with the therapist in mapping out goals for change and in working toward these goals.
CBT is an ‘active’ therapy, recognizing that there are 168 hours in each week, and the client generally spends only one hour each week or every second week with the therapist. Most therapy takes place between sessions, and the therapist works with the client in determining how the time between sessions is utilized for best effect. This process is very empowering for clients, and the skills learned and utilized become part of a better functioning life!
CBT Prioritizes the Therapeutic Collaborative Relationship; It focuses on the Whole Person and not merely the Symptoms
Perhaps the most important reason to learn CBT is because it is based on evidence of what works! CBT has been rigorously researched over decades, and is believed to be the most effective treatment for a wide range of common psychological issues. It is also cost effective for clients and third-party payers as it does not require long-term therapy.
Have you always wanted to learn CBT?
If not NOW, When?
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