OISE Continuing & Professional Learning

OISE at the University of Toronto is pleased to offer Specialization programs in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The program focuses on applying CBT theory and interventions participants learned in the Fundamental program to various Specializations (for example, Complex Disorders, Anxiety, Youth).

You must first have successfully completed the CBT Fundamentals Program before registering for the CBT Specialization Program. If you have previous CBT training or education with another provider or equivalent, you can email oise.cpl@utoronto.ca with the details and you may be granted special permission into the CBT Specialization Program.


CBT Specialization for Anxiety

The CBT Specialization for Anxiety Program 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.

CBT Specialization for Complex Disorders

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.

The program will help you:  

  • Understand current research on CBT for anxiety
  • Develop skills distinguishing between the various anxiety disorders, and appropriately selecting empirically supported interventions
  • Develop strong conceptual skills to understand clients’ problems within a CBT anxiety model
  • Effectively use cognitive and behavioural interventions in treating anxiety disorder

The program will help you:

  • Adapt fundamental CBT skills to work with challenging presentations
  • Develop strategies to work with delusions and hallucinations
  • Develop strategies to manage symptoms of mania
  • Develop behavioural and cognitive strategies to help clients manage chronic pain
  • Develop outpatient strategies to manage anorexic and bulimic presentations

Top 3 reasons to register:

  • You want to learn about cognitive behaviour therapy in a structured setting that focuses on in-depth learning and application.
  • You want to learn how to conceptualize client problems so that your interventions are based on a clinical formulation.
  • You want to learn cognitive behavioural interventions in a step by step manner using structured skills practice that break down complex interventions into specific concrete skills.

Admission

Is this course for me?

The Specialization programs are open to:

  • Individuals who have completed the CBT Fundamental Skills Program at OISE or equivalent
  • If you have previous CBT training or education with another provider or equivalent, you can email oise.cpl@utoronto.ca with the details and you may be granted special permission into the CBT Specialization Program.