Participants will understand the processes of Bonadaptation, Adaptation, and Maladaptation in family life;​ the relationship between crisis and traumatic stress, the incidence of crisis in our world and the pre-crisis, crisis and post-crisis states experienced by large numbers of people at any one time; and reflect on human reactions to crisis and the intensity of these reactions; reflect on the limited ability of those in crisis to focus, to hear and understand, and the necessity for mental health professionals to stay focused, present and responsive.


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Participants will learn to ​define and identify the phases of a crisis, how to monitor a client during a crisis, and be able to discuss the psychological effects of crises on all age groups; learn to intervene in a crisis situation and address issues relevant to a spectrum of family situations and challenges; and reflect on the progression from 'unconscious incompetency' to 'unconscious competency' in crisis response.

Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy With

Families in Crisis 

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               Who is this Program For?

How Will I Learn It? 

CounselCareCanada Learning Solutions
Education and Training for the World in Which You Practice!

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.

Holton, D., and Clark, D. (2006). Scaffolding and metacognition. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 37, 127-143.

Program Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 40 Credit Hours

Event Code 64928970

Participants will become familiar with suicide assessment models, assess the strength of the intent, whether there is a plan & if the plan is potentially lethal, past attempts, and other specific risk factors (substance abuse, social isolation, losses such as divorce or employment); understand the importance of quick rapport building as part of the assessment; and learn how to identify problems and isolate 'the last straw' that pushed the client over the edge.

Participants will be learn how to use Roberts’s Seven-Stage Model for Crisis Intervention, the ABCX Formula, the Double ABCX Model, the triage assessment system (TAS) for crisis intervention, and Suicide Assessment Models. They will also learn to use CBT both in combination with the other interventions and alone. The TAS and CBT will be used with 10 complex case studies to assess affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions of individuals to crisis events. 

Registration now closed for November start date. If we open another section of this course, new information will be posted here

Participants will learn to validate the client/family during the crisis and help to generating alternatives, coming up with options that can improve the current reality (This is where you come up with a plan.  The clinician and the client (ideally) begin to come up with options that will help improve the current situation); and learn to shift from a crisis to a resolution and engage in post-crisis.

This program is suitable for those working in interprofessional health care (physicians, medical residents, physicians' assistants, registered nurses, social workers and social service workers), First Responders (police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians), as well as parole officers, child protection workers, and students in all of these fields. If your profession is not listed here, please call to inquire. 

What Will I Learn in this Program? 

October 15, 2018 to May 29, 2019
$1700 +HST:
Early Bird Discount ($150) for Registration and payment before September 3

​Registration Deadline (when spaces available):

September 15, 2018