We specialize in online learning in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for mental (and physical) health professionals. We realize that educating professionals in CBT significantly expands the health and wellness resources available to 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, and meetings with your facilitator via Skype/Adobe Connect.
You will learn to use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with children and adolescents by conceptualizing their issues and teaching them (and their parents, when appropriate) to recognize the connection between their cognitions (thoughts), feelings (emotions) and behaviors (actions) and how all three affect one another. When you (and your young clients) understand how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected in a cycle, you will be able to use tools to intervene at different parts of the cycle.
Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 65 Credit Hours, Event Code 64930676
Pre-Approved by the Canadian Addiction and Counsellors Certification Federation for 65 CORE CEU hours
What Will I Learn?
February Intake (Now Registering)
February 23, 2018 to June 29, 2018
$1275 + HST: Early Bird Discount ($125) for Registration and payment before Jan 5, 2018
Registration Deadline: January 26, 2018.
How Will I Learn It?
You will learn the importance of close collaboration with children and adolescents (as with adults), and how to set up a system where you can track their progress with them;
You will learn to help them discover their power and capacity in choosing positive thoughts and behaviors;
You will learn to teach them the value of homework (the "1 in 168 rule";
You will learn to do all of this in a fun and enjoyable way that will teach young clients that "therapy is not a waste of time".
Learn to use the basic and fundamental skills of CBT in working with children and adolescents from assessment to relapse prevention and discharge;
Learn how to describe and explain the CBT Model to various age groups, and to introduce behavioural change techniques that will make sense to the child or adolescent and his or her parent;
Learn how to work with the challenges of modifying negative automatic thoughts (NATs) with children and adolescents, and how to make structured aspects of CBT "fun and enjoyable".
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children & Adolescents
Learn how to use guided discovery (Socratic questioning) with different age groups, and implement various ways of modifying Negative Automatic Thoughts; Learn how to structure behavioural experiments.
Therapy involves working step-by-step to achieve goals. You will learn to work with children and adolescents experiencing some of the following issues and concerns and more"
Behavioral Problems; Anxiety; Grief and Loss (parent death or divorce in family); Issues related to Blended Family; Coming Out Stress; Bullying; Poor Self-Esteem; Test anxiety; Anger Management; and Issues with Peer Group.
If your current work involves children and adolescents, you will already know that an increased number of children and adolescents are presenting for therapy, and for many different reasons and levels of severity. Many of those can be helped in short periods of time, while others require more lengthy treatment for issues that interfere with functioning at school, in peer groups, or in the home. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment model for use with children and youth, and offers the therapist the tools to help children deal with their issues in relatively shorter periods of time compared with some other treatment models. This course was designed for professionals who work with children (or are in the process of beginning to work with children).