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Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Level II - Implementing CBT
Please note this 6-week course is for health professionals only
jeudi 20 mai au jeudi 24 juin 2021
Date limite d'inscription
mardi 18 mai 2021

Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


The Level II CBT Course is focused on practicing the use of core CBT skills.  These experiential-based training seminars will include facilitator demonstration, role-playing and homework-based assignments to consolidate learning of core CBT skills.  Participants will be asked to use the CBT skills reviewed during the seminars to work on their own individual goals and to apply these skills in their work with their clients. Particular CBT skills will include case conceptualisation, cognitive restructuring, behavioural activation and exposure-based treatment.  Sessions will last 3 hours.


What Participants Will Learn 

  • Development of case conceptualization and specific treatment plans
  • Implementation of behavioural and cognitive strategies
  • The use of various types of exposure strategies and imagery

Agenda (Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm)


May 20

CBT Model: Practice with case conceptualization using CBT models for depression and anxiety.  Developing and introducing individualized treatment plans in role-plays.  Practice providing psycho-education about depression and anxiety within the CBT model.

May 27

Behavioural Activation: Practice introducing clients to the principles of behavioural monitoring and activation. Demonstration and role-playing focused on preparing clients for treatment, reviewing completed monitoring forms, developing treatment goals and working through obstacles in motivation for change and treatment.

June 3

Cognitive Evaluation: Practice identifying and labeling unhelpful thoughts and generating alternative responses. Role-playing focused on the use of cognitive strategies to prepare clients for behavioural change, work through ambivalence in treatment and to help increase flexibility in anxiety and depressive thoughts.

June 10

Behavioural Experiments: Practice developing behavioural experiments across typical themes found in mood and anxiety problems including unrelenting standards, concerns with motivation and activation, self-sacrifice and fears of evaluation.  In-session completion of behavioural experiments. Home practice with individual behavioural experiments.

June 17

Exposure-Based Treatment: Practice introducing exposure-based treatment and describing the main components of treatment. Practice describing the nature of anxiety to clients, the role of avoidance in maintaining anxiety, and exposure as treatment.  In-session practice with interoceptive, imaginal and in-vivo exposure.  Home practice with individual exposure exercises.

June 24

Imagery in CBT Treatment: Practice using imagery to aid in the development of treatment goals, rehearse behavioural goals for homework and access resilience for treatment.


Schedule and Teaching 

The Level II 6-session Essentials in CBT Course is taught through a series of didactic and experiential exercises.  In each session a new skill is introduced, the skill is modelled and/or practiced in session and homework is assigned for the week in order to gain experience using this new skill.  Each new skill will be practiced with an appropriate client being followed in clinical practice and by the trainee in their everyday life. 


Pre-Requisites/Target Audience

Workshop participants should complete the Level I CBT course prior to registering for this course.  Given that one of the purposes of CBT is to address and treat clinical and subclinical mental health conditions, ***only health professionals, including but not only limited to, psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and professionally qualified psychotherapists who are seeking practical, proven methods to enhance their therapeutic skills may apply.***


Certificates of Attendance  

Certificates of Attendance are issued to participants who attend a minimum of 4 of the 6 sessions.


Continuing Education Credits

Approval for 18 CEC hours by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) is pending.


Included Course Materials 

  • Access to clinical handouts and therapist work forms
  • Powerpoint materials for each session


Dalton and Rousseau Psychology Professional Corporation O/A OICBT

Besoin d’aide ?

You can contact Emma at info@oicbt.ca or (613) 820-9931, extension 0 for more information.

Tous les prix sont en dollars canadiens
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Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Level II - Implementing CBT (Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm)
Annulation et
politique de remboursement

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days after registration.  Refunds will be given up to one month prior to the start of the group training session (minus a $50.00 adminsitration fee). After this time, no refunds will be provided for cancellations.  Missed sessions will not be refunded.

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