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Certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) level 1: The foundations

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In this introductory cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program, participants will embark on a transformative journey, unlocking the power of CBT. An empirically validated form of psychotherapy, CBT effectively treats a wide array of clinical disorders, including depression, anxiety, and stress.

Learning highlights of this comprehensive CBT certificate program include:

  1. CBT strategies: Participants will explore a diverse range of cognitive and behavioural strategies. Including case formulation and conceptualization, identifying and modifying thoughts, behaviour activation and experiments, exposure techniques, stress-reduction strategies, and problem-solving therapy.
  2. Versatile application: While the primary focus is on working with adult clients, this training provides valuable insights into applying CBT principles with youth clients. Ensuring a comprehensive understanding of this powerful therapeutic approach.
  3. Hands-on learning experience: Through a blend of interactive lectures, video illustrations, clinical case discussions, and practical exercises, participants will consolidate their learning and develop a deep understanding of how to effectively implement CBT techniques in their practice.
  4. Comprehensive skill development: The training covers a wide range of skills. Including conceptualizing cases from a cognitive-behavioural perspective. Applying specific cognitive techniques, and implementing targeted behavioural techniques tailored to individual client needs.

Upon completing this program, participants will have a powerful toolkit to facilitate positive change and improve their clients’ well-being. Embrace this transformative learning experience and unlock the full potential of cognitive behavioral therapy.

The Canadian Psychological Association recognizes this training for 24 hours of continuing education (CE). Participants may also apply these hours towards the required 40 hours of formal training in CBT as part of the CACBT certification process.

Take your CBT training to the next level! Upon completion of this CBT Level 1 program, reminder to save your spot for the five-day advanced program, Certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) level 2: Application to specific populations! For more information, please contact Mary Anne at