Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
As one of the most recognized and widely practiced, empirically validated therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has become a useful tool, either alone, or in combination with other therapies for treating a broad range of disorders.
We offer a number of standalone CBT courses for counselling professionals. Although these courses are not part of an OISE CPL Certificate, each individual course leads to a record of learning which can be used to seek certification through bodies such as The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).
Our dynamic experiential learning approach is experienced in a collaborative online environment through discussions, videos of specific CBT skills, group and individual activities. You’ll develop skills that you can immediately bring to your clinical practice, and benefit from observing demonstrations of interventions by experienced CBT therapists followed by clinical discussions and questions.
In addition to the online classes, an integral component of each course is weekly homework, which typically includes reading and written exercise where you’ll apply the conceptual and intervention skills you are learning to case examples. Homework helps you immediately use the material you’re learning, and creates an opportunity for your facilitators to provide individual feedback.
Originally developed for licensed practitioners of psychology and psychology services in Ontario, our CBT courses are open to social workers, guidance counsellors, educators and others who support the mental health of their clients or students. However, to get the most of these courses, you should have some background knowledge in psychology.
What You’ll Learn
If you’re new to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can gain a thorough introduction in our Fundamental Skills course.
You’ll explore basic theory, learn how to conceptualize your clients’ problems and use your CBT based conceptualization to develop effective interventions. You will learn fundamental conceptual and intervention skills that are applicable to clients with a wide variety of problems including depression and anxiety, as well as other problems that clients bring to counselling.
In our CBT Specialization for Anxiety, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the basic theory of anxiety from a CBT perspective, learn how to distinguish between the various anxiety disorders, and develop specific techniques applicable to each of them.
Under 1 Month (Varies By Course)
Under 30 Learners
24 hours of Synchronous & Independent Study
Varies By Course
$925-$995 per Course
This course will cover the main theoretical principles and interventions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the most recognized and widely practiced empirically validated therapies. This course focuses on teaching the most current CBT theory and interventions in a structured, systematic format. You will start with basic theory, learn how to conceptualize your clients' problems and use your CBT based conceptualization to develop effective interventions. You will learn fundamental conceptual and intervention skills that are applicable to clients with a wide variety of problems including depression and anxiety, as well as other problems that clients bring to counselling.View Course
The CBT Specialization for Anxiety course focuses on applying CBT theory and interventions to the various anxiety disorders. You will start with the basic theory of anxiety from a CBT perspective, as well as the theory behind the general behavioural and cognitive techniques. You will then learn how to distinguish between the various anxiety disorders, and learn specific techniques applicable to each of them.View Course
The CBT Specialization for Complex Disorders Program focuses on applying CBT theory and interventions to more complex and challenging clinical presentations. Building off of the CBT model, this class will instruct students to conceptualize and learn cognitive and behavioural techniques to treat Psychosis and Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Pain and Eating Disorders.View Course
This course will build on your fundamental understanding of CBT skills by expanding your abilities into applications of CBTp. You will learn the most recent theories about the causes and maintaining factors of psychosis and comorbid conditions. In this course, you will gain confidence in formulating clients’ psychotic symptoms and co-occurring psychological concerns. By the end of this course, you have the opportunity to practice with numerous CBTp skills that will help them reduce client distress and improve quality of life.View Course