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CBT: 4-day

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured therapeutic approach that focuses on how thoughts and beliefs are related to emotions and behaviours. In this type of therapy, the client and therapist use a collaborative approach to identify both thoughts and behaviours that may be standing in the way of the client’s mental health functioning. CBT has been shown to be effective for a wide array of mental health difficulties, including: depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and various medical conditions.


This CBT course will provide participants with core CBT skills with a specific focus on both depression and anxiety disorders. Information will be presented in lecture format, with the supplemental use of role-play between participants, and video demonstration. Participants are encouraged to bring in an anonymous case summary for discussion. Ample time will be provided to review challenging cases and discuss helpful cognitive and behavioural solutions as a group.


Day 1 & 2 – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Basics

Part 1 of this workshop series will focus on the general application of CBT, with a focus on teaching participants the basics of carrying out the therapy.


The following topics will be covered:

  • Assessment for CBT
  • Structure and Format of CBT Sessions
  • CBT Case Formulation
  • Working with Automatic Thoughts/Intermediate Beliefs/Core Beliefs
  • Cognitive Restructuring Techniques
  • Behavioural Activation
  • Exposure
  • Relapse Prevention


Day 3 & 4 – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Applied

Part 2 of this workshop series will focus on the specific application of CBT to various disorders and issues.  It will also focus on additional CBT techniques and common problems in CBT.


The following topics will be covered:

  • CBT models for Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD
  • CBT for perfectionism and low self-esteem
  • Problem Solving
  • Imagery, Relaxation, and Mindfulness
  • Homework Non-Compliance
  • Ruptures in the Therapeutic Alliance

Dr. Roberts is a registered psychologist in clinical psychology with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been her primary focus in her clinical training, particularly pertaining to the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Roberts also has experience utilizing CBT with other presenting issues such as trauma, low self-esteem, and perfectionism. Dr. Roberts completed her internship at London Health Sciences Centre where she conducted comprehensive psychological assessments and provided CBT to clients in both individual and group formats. She also completed a practicum at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health where she co-facilitated CBT groups for social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. She has received training in other therapeutic approaches including dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT) and emotion-focused therapy (EFT), which informs her CBT practice.

 Friday May 29, 2020 from 2:00pm – 9:00pm & Saturday May 30, 2020 from 9:00am – 5:00pm         Friday June 5, 2020 from 2:00pm – 9:00pm & Saturday June 6, 2020 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

CBT 4-day Workshop
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