Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Level 2

 

 

Event Details

Facilitators: Noah Lazar, Ph.D.,C.Psych. and Vivien Lee, Ph.D., C.Psych.  

Dates: October 12, November 16, December 7, 2018, January 18, February 15, 2019

Certificate Pre-requisite: Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1.

This training is suitable for: Mental Health Professionals, Medical Professionals and Direct Service Workers

In this 5-module certificate program, you must complete all 5 modules within one year of starting the program to obtain the certificate.

Please note:  The individual modules can be taken separately but you will not receive the certificate. 

Certificate Description:The advanced certificate program emphasizes the conceptualization and application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) principles to specific clinical populations.  You will learn how to conceptualize and apply CBT treatment strategies to anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma-related disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and severe mental health disorders, including Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder.  this certificate is designed to draw on and advance the skills and strategies learned in the Introductory CBT Certificate, to help expand scope of practice and competency in treating these conditions.

Individual Module Overview:

Module 1: Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Anxiety in Clinical Practice
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Presenter:
Noah Lazar, Ph.D., C.Psych.

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Description: Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders affecting Canadian adults. Diagnostically, we have traditionally conceptualized anxiety disorders as separate entities, with numerous disorders and diagnostic categories reflected in DSM-5. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has emerged as a gold standard in effectively treating anxiety disorders, with high efficacy and low rates of relapse prevention. This has resulted in numerous treatment manuals that are generally specifically-tailored to each anxiety disorder.

Physiologically, anxiety, regardless of the specific diagnosis, is the activation of the "fight-or flight" response, also known as the sympathetic nervous system. Therefore, the same system is activated trans-diagnostically. The main difference between each disorder can be boiled down into one question: "What are you afraid of?"
In this workshop, we will discuss the physiology of the anxiety system, and drawing on the work of many experts will outline an integrated CBT model to explain the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders through well researched principles of behavioural conditioning and cognitive science. We will discuss an integrated CBT treatment protocol that will be applicable to the vast majority of anxiety disorders

Module 2: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Psychosis
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Presenter:
Noah Lazar, PhD., C.Psych.

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Description: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an empirically validated and widely used problem-oriented psychotherapeutic approach that examines the relationships between thoughts, behaviours and emotions. Interventions are generally targeted towards reducing distress through psychoeducation, the modification of cognitions and behavioural experimentation. Over the last twenty years, there have been considerable advances in applying CBT principles to treat psychosis, such that CBT can be a helpful adjunct to pharmacotherapy.

In this workshop we will discuss a CBT conceptualization of psychosis, common misconceptions regarding the suitability of this population for psychotherapy, as well as an overview of the treatment rationale and CBT strategies that are most helpful for these clients. We will also examine some of the outcome literature highlighting the effectiveness of CBT in treating psychosis.

Learning Objectives:
Understand the CBT model for psychosis
Treat delusions, hallucinations, thought and disorder and negative symptoms

Module 3: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Bipolar
Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Presenter:
Noah Lazar, Ph.D., C.Psych.

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Description: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an empirically validated and widely utilized problem-oriented psychotherapeutic approach that examines the relationships between thoughts, behaviours and emotions. Interventions are generally targeted towards reducing distress through psychoeducation, the modification of cognitions and behavioural experimentation. Over the last twenty years, there have been considerable advances in applying CBT principles to treat bipolar disorder. In the current workshop we will focus on a cognitive conceptualization of Bipolar disorder, common misconceptions regarding the suitability of this population for psychotherapy, as well as an overview of the treatment rationale and CBT strategies that are most helpful for these clients. We will also examine some of the outcome literature highlighting the effectiveness of CBT.

Learning Objectives:
CBT conceptualization of Bipolar disorder
Application of monitoring techniques
Application of behavioural techniques for depression and mania
Application of cognitive restructuring techniques

Module 4: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Presenter:
Noah Lazar, Ph.D., C.Psych.

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Pre-requisite: CBT Treatment for Anxiety

Description: CBT is a highly efficacious treatment for GAD, which focuses on modifying thoughts, behaviours and beliefs related to worry and anxiety. CBT for GAD is often a more complex treatment due to the probabilistic-nature and pervasiveness of worry. In the first part of this workshop, we will focus on CBT models and conceptualizations of GAD. We will also address cognitive restructuring techniques, including adaptations to thought records, probability re-estimation, and challenging beliefs about worry. Behavioural techniques, such as exposure and response prevention to uncertainty and imaginal exposure, such as problem-solving and relaxation techniques, will be discussed.

In the second part of the workshop, we will focus on CBT treatment for OCD. CBT treatment for OCD is highly behavioural, focusing on exposing clients to obsessive thoughts, while modifying and eliminating their compulsive behaviours. We will focus on CBT conceptualizations for multiple presentations of OCD, such as obsessions and compulsions related to contamination, checking, counting and disturbing images and urges. We will describe and demonstrate cognitive techniques to challenge obsessional thinking, as well as the utility of compulsive behaviour. Exposure and response prevention, as well as behavioural experiments, will also be described. Common difficulties in treatment, including working with obsessional thoughts where there are no obvious compulsive behaviours, will also be discussed. The workshop will consist of a didactic presentation that will be supplemented with case examples and role play exercises.

Learning Objectives:
CBT Conceptualization of GAD and OCD
Utilization of cognitive restructuring techniques in these populations
Utilization of exposure and response prevention in these populations

Module 5: Trauma-Focused CBT Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Presenter: Vivien Lee, Ph.D., C.Psych.

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Individual Module Pre-requisite: CBT Treatment for Anxiety

Description: Exposure to trauma can result in significant difficulties including our emotional, cognitive and physiological responses. This workshop will help participants to understand the development and maintenance of PTSD and how trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy including prolonged exposure and cognitive restructuring can address these underlying processes and help to improve clients' PTSD symptoms and functioning.

Learning Objectives:
Understand the physiological, emotional and cognitive components of the trauma response and how they contribute to the development and maintenance of trauma symptoms.
Understand the rationale for and mechanisms underlying exposure-based therapy in treating PTSD symptoms.
To apply CBT skills to help clients to challenge unhelpful thinking styles, particularly with common themes after trauma including loss of control, powerlessness, and helplessness.

 


  • When

  • Friday, October 12, 2018 - Friday, February 15, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1
    Canada
    416-924-1164

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