Standard Requirements 

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!


​Certificate Program in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Module 1

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.

Module 2

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. 

Module 3

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.

Module 4

Practitioner Portfolio Development/Supervision Hours

The Portfolio will include the following: Results from testing during the program; formative and summary feedback from the course instructor on general learning, two recorded therapy sessions, five written case conceptualizations, 2 individual supervision hours and 6 group supervision hours. This module has been updated to include two Mini-Mods: One that covers CBT with Child and Adolescent and one that covers CBT with Couples. For learners planning to become certified with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and/or The Canadian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, they are responsible for knowing the guidelines for membership and for ensuring they meet the criteria. Please note that a period of practice as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist is generally required. 


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.

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What Will I Learn? The Program at a Glance 

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 

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 16 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. 

Why Learn CBT from CounselCareCanada Learning Solutions?

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.  

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How Will I Learn It? 

Those who are licensed, registered or certified to provide mental health counselling/therapy in a particular jurisdiction (including regulated professionals; example: registered or certified psychologist, licensed physician, registered social worker, registered psychotherapist, registered nurse, etc.) in good standing. Or: 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. It is required that participants hold current legal liability insurance in the jurisdiction in which they practice.

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, group Case Studies, two audio-taped examples of using CBT and two case conceptualizations. Each group will engage in Skype/Adobe Connect meetings on a regular basis.

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 familiar (or willing to become familiar) with the communications tool Join.Me  and willing to become familiar with working in an online environment.. 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.

Check Out our Payment Plan!

January, 2018 Intake (Now Registering)

Jan 15, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018

$2000 + HST: Early Bird Discount ($100) for registration and payment in full (before Dec 1)

Registration Deadline: Jan 8, 2018