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.

October 22, 2018 to May 24, 2018
$1400 +HST: Early Bird Discount ($200) for Registration and payment in full before September 1

Registration Deadline: September 28

Whole Family Assessment Skills

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Education and Training for the World in Which You Practice!

Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 40 Credit HoursEvent Code 64928972

Pre-Approved by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 40 CORE CEU Hours


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Participants will learn to develop their own Family Assessment Tool

Participants will be conscious of the following characteristics and more in conducting a family assessment: 
Which family members take responsibility for planning and implementing care/activities for members; Who looks after the most vulnerable members; ​​How are the very young and the very old treated by others; Are members assertive, passive or aggressive; Are there scapegoats in the family system? Are there favoured members?  How are step-children and non-biological family members treated?​ Who 'makes themselves at home' in the family house?​​​ Do the wishes of adult friends take priority over children?​ Are members people-pleasers? Do members engage in interactions with others outside the home? What kinds of boundaries exist? flexible, rigid, porous? Are there social supports in place?  What happens when someone becomes ill?

A Whole Family Assessment considers the entire family in all of its spheres. The assessment examines the strengths of each family member and the family unit itself, determining how the family is able to nourish and protect its membership and plan for welfare of the family in the near and distant future. 

Participants will learn to assess if family ​situations turn into crisis events. Is there evidence of strong relationships with healthy others? Who disciplines the children? What are the methods of discipline? Do adult members understand child development and the emotional needs of children? Is there a history of abuse and neglect?  Are adults addicted to alcohol or drugs? Process addictions? Is there sufficient financial resources to meet family's basic needs? Is paid employment valued? Is education valued? Is the family home safe for children and vulnerable others?  Is there a history of aggression with neighbours?  Is there a history of depression?​ What changes is the family wanting? Are they motivated? Much More...

Participants will complete a full family assessment by using a case study, a fictional case, or draw a composite from a myriad of their own client experiences. 

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