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CPE 198 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Boot Camp: Building Core Clinical Competencies




Course Description

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers a rapidly expanding collection of therapy protocols tailored to specific disorders.  Learning these can be a daunting task for therapists. Fortunately, all CBT treatments involve core competencies (Roth & Pilling, 2007).  Once these competencies are mastered, it becomes comparatively easy to learn protocols for specific client disorders.

CBT Boot Camp is especially designed for CBT therapists who want to build and strengthen core clinical competencies as well as understand more clearly how these competencies function as the foundation for all CBT protocols. By the end of Boot Camp, participants will achieve greater CBT fitness in the areas of: therapy structure and alliance, client observation and self-monitoring, awareness of safety behaviours versus good coping, assigning and debriefing relevant homework, and use of guided discovery methods (such as Socratic dialogue, thought records and behavioural experiments).


Course Details

Dr. Padesky also demonstrates therapeutic responses to common therapy obstacles that often derail CBT progress.  Following her demonstrations, participants engage in "obstacle courses," which are exercises designed to help therapists apply the appropriate core competency in the face of these challenges.

CBT Boot Camp combines innovative clinical demonstrations with participant exercises that approach familiar topics in novel ways. Workshop learning is enhanced through live and video clinical demonstrations, structured participant exercises, and comprehensive handouts. As always, this workship is infused with Dr. Padesky's signature warmth, humour, and an emphasis on practical clinical tips.

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Notes

Approved for 12 hours ACSW Category "A" credits.

Withdrawal Policy:  If a registrant withdraws from this workshop 5 or more business days prior to the start date of the workshop, the registrant will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of $ 30. No refunds on withdrawals 4 business days or less.  Substitution of an eligible candidate will be allowed up to one business day before the start date of the workshop.



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