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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.
The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 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.
Part 2: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Part 2 of this workshop series will focus on the specific application of CBT to depression and anxiety disorders, in addition to other issues that span across these disorders.
The following topics will be covered:
• Introduction to cognitive models for Depression, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
• Treatment plans for the abovementioned disorders
• Elimination of safety behaviours in anxiety disorders
• Using CBT to treat perfectionism
• Using CBT to treat intolerance of uncertainty
• Using CBT to treat interpersonal issues (anger and unassertiveness)
Dr. Suzanne Stone is a registered psychologist currently working in full-time private practice. She has been heavily involved in the supervision of graduate students in the provision of CBT. Dr. Stone completed a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship at Ryerson University where she supervised graduate students in the provision of CBT for severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder on a large-scale research trial comparing the effects of CBT and motivational interviewing. During her postdoctoral training, she was also involved in supervision of graduate students in the assessment of Axis I mental disorders. She completed her doctoral training at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario and completed her clinical internship in Calgary, Alberta where her training specialized in cognitive therapy for anxiety disorders, group therapy, and the assessment of complex mental health difficulties. She has also trained at the Mood Disorders Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton and in the Community Mental Health Program at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the Canadian Association of Behavioural Therapy, and is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association.
Fall 2017 – date to be announced