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Education and Training for the World in Which You Practice!


This Comprehensive Certificate Program in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Practicing Nurses is a clinical applications program and is delivered over a period of 11 months, including the following:

Do you ever run into people who still believe that the role of a registered nurse is confined to giving injections, doing bed baths, and taking "orders" from physicians? Hopefully, not too often! As a nurse, you are aware that the role of nursing is expansive and continues to expand!

Nurses are everywhere! The Canadian Nurses Association defines the Registered Nurse in this way: 

" [They] are self-regulated health-care professionals who work autonomously and in collaboration with others to enable individuals, families, groups, communities and populations to achieve their optimal levels of health. At all stages of life, in situations of health, illness, injury and disability, RNs deliver direct health-care services, coordinate care and support clients in managing their own health. RNs contribute to the health-care system through their leadership across a wide range of settings in practice, education, administration, research and policy" (CNA, Framework for the Practice of Registered Nurses in Canada, 2015, p. 7). 

The same document goes on to say that registered nurses acquire, maintain and continually enhance their knowledge and skills for all aspects of their practice while ensuring the use of evidence-informed decision-making. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy fits "hand-in-glove" in the many areas they are found; in hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, ambulatory care centers, community health centers, schools specialty clinics, in the armed services, children's camps, homeless shelters, prisons, at sporting events and tourist destinations, birth centers, independent practices and much more. It fits "hand-in-glove" as they consult, engage in research, teach and formally educate, and lead others. 


Comprehensive Certificate Program in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Practicing Nurses

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Nurses are Everywhere!

CBT is the Evidence Based Skill Set  "You can take to work with you" in Numerous Specialties and Areas of Nursing ...

  Why CBT for Practicing Nurses?

Perhaps the question should be, "Why Not CBT for Practicing Nurses?" Most of those who recognize the term "Cognitive Behaviour Therapy" link it exclusively to mental health care. That is understandable, considering that CBT began with mental health care and spent considerable decades in the domain of mental health professionals. CBT continues to grow in its influence in mental health care, with an extensive evidence base for the treatment of mental health problems, and is a preferred treatment and best practice modality. However, the use of CBT has widened to a diverse range of physical healthcare environments, with research highlighting its use in improving patient outcomes both in terms of reduction in morbidity and improved quality of life. CBT is now used in many nursing specialties and areas, which makes sense since it is highly recognized and recommended, extensively practiced, and empirically validated. More and more  clients are asking for CBT, and physicians are recommending CBT because it is based on evidence that works. CBT is well -recognized by referral and funding sources as a effective treatment for a wide range of common mental and physical issues. It is one of the most sought after therapies in the Western world today, and is becoming more mainstream as its benefits are recognized across demographics and populations. 

How Will I Learn It? 

We specialize in online learning in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for 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.

The Foundational/Core Aspects of the CBT Model

Developing the Therapeutic Collaborative Relationship

The Clinical Application of CBT with Stress and the Anxiety Disorders

Exploring CBT with the Elderly

Exploring CBT with Chronic Medical Conditions, including Diabetes Education and Care

Exploring CBT with Common Traumas

Exploring CBT with Families in Crisis

Exploring CBT with Families in Distress;


      What will I Learn in this Program? 

January  Intake (Now Registering)

January 15, 2018 to December 14, 2018

$2000: Early Bird Discount ($200) for registration and payment before Dec 1, 2017

Registration Deadline: January 5, 2018

"Nurses should be trained to use cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to reduce the anxiety that affects one in five patients", a study has found."

​Assessment, Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning in CBT

The Clinical Application of CBT with the Mood Disorders

Exploring CBT with Adult ADHD

Exploring CBT with Chronic Pain

Exploring CBT with Tobacco Users

How Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Works 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) works through focusing on the interconnection between thoughts, feelings (emotional and physical) and resultant behaviour.  The treatment is based on the understanding that one's thoughts are important in the development of negative emotional states. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is:  Empirically-based (shown to be highly effective in the treatment of many clinical problems); Goal-oriented (goals are established for treatment and monitored for progress); Problem-focused (treatment is tailored individually to address problems and to reduce specific symptoms); Collaborative (the therapist facilitates the kind of therapeutic relationship in which the client in which the client actively  participates in treatment); and Active (the professional educates the clinic, helps the client understand potential underlying causes of problems and solutions, and assigns homework and practices techniques learned in session.