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Welcome to the Learning Institute

We are leaders in mental health training and education – improving client outcomes and building capacity, together.

A Leader in Mental Health Training and Education


We offer high quality, evidence-informed learning opportunities – for mental health and medical health professionals, direct service workers, educators and first responders – to advance best practices in mental health care. We work with expert facilitators to offer programming that is responsive to our learners’ professional interests and educational requirements and supports the emerging needs of their mental health clients. We offer training for professionals who work with clients of every age, across the lifespan.

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“I have never attended such a powerful and informative training. This will shape my practice with all clients immensely.”  

 – Laura T., clinical social worker, September 2020
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Since the onset of COVID-19, we have successfully pivoted to an online learning platform, creating a virtual classroom.

Why SickKids CCMH LI?

Expert-led and evidence-informed 

Our multidisciplinary team of expert facilitators are all highly regarded professionals in the field and many hold academic appointments. Program curriculum is informed by peer-reviewed academic journals and studies and is reinforced through experience. 

Real-time and interactive 

We offer live programming to ensure that our participants have an interactive, responsive and engaged learning experience. Our programs incorporate breakout rooms, small group discussions, case scenarios and simulations to create a rich learning environment that facilitates effective transfer of knowledge. 

Client-focused 

Combining thought leadership with practical application, our virtual learning experiences are designed to improve client outcomes.

Recognized 

We offer digital certificates with all of our programs and include CEU hours where applicable. We have approval from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for participants of our programming to apply the number of CE hours earned in the program(s) towards their continuing education hours. Other licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance at their own discretion; participants will need to submit the course outline and certificate for their consideration.

Connected

Through social platforms, we create private networking groups to facilitate ongoing dialogue between program participants (certificate programs only).

Responsive

We solicit input from our advisory board members, community partners and you – our learners – to ensure we are delivering in-demand topics informed by published scientific evidence. Request a topic here.

A community of facilitators and learners 

Our facilitators are valued members of the Learning Institute community. Joining us from within and outside of the SickKids enterprise, most of our facilitators have been with us for many years. Together, we are building the skills and knowledge within the mental health care provider community, helping to build capacity and advance best practices.

Most of our learners are repeat customers – many come back to attend other sessions delivered by their favourite facilitators. After participating in our programs, learners report a greater breadth and depth of required knowledge along with increased confidence to support their clients.

Our commitment to inclusive learning experiences 

We prioritize quality programming and continually strive to ensure inclusive course design and delivery, including accessible materials and technologies.

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Upcoming Courses

We offer a wide range of online courses that provide specialized skills and knowledge to support you in all facets of your career. Explore our upcoming courses and experience our virtual classroom – live and interactive.

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    May 13, 2021

    Mindfulness techniques to decrease stress and increase resilience: Cultivating attitudes that support wellbeing during COVID-19

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  • Certificate in adult attachment showing image of a head shadow with blocks inside
    May 17, 18, June 1 and 2, 2021

    Certificate in attachment-focused adult psychotherapy: Advanced course

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    May 19, 2021

    Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions for children with anxiety

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  • Customized Training

    We offer virtual training programs for your staff and organization. We can design a custom training program or tailor any of our existing courses to meet your specific organizational learning objectives. Training will be delivered through an interactive virtual classroom. 

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  • Community Resources

    We work with many organizations and associations in our community to support you and advance best practices in mental health care. 

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Latest News

  • May 12 2021

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression (August 11)

    This webinar will focus on the CBT conceptualization and treatment strategies for managing uni-polar depression. [...] Read More

  • May 12 2021

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for health anxiety (June 30)

    Health anxiety is often the fear that one is ill, or that one will become ill in the future, despite being in good health. Often the uncertainty surrounding the future or certain physical symptoms can increase this anxiety, and, during a pandemic, this anxiety can become more prevalent. This webinar will discuss the conceptualization of health anxiety, as well as both cognitive and behavioural strategies to address it. [...] Read More

  • May 12 2021

    Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Level 1 (starts June 3)

    In this introductory course, participants will learn cognitive and behavioural strategies including case formulation and conceptualization in CBT, identifying and modifying thoughts, behaviour activation and experiments, exposure, stress reduction strategies, and problem-solving therapy. [...] Read More

  • May 04 2021

    Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for adolescents with eating disorders: An effective alternative to family-based treatment (starts May 20)

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended CBT-E for adolescence as an alternative to Family-Based Treatment both for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. This webinar will present data on the effectiveness of CBT-E for adolescents, along with a detailed description on how to adapt CBT-E for adolescents in clinical settings. [...] Read More

  • May 04 2021

    Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions for children with anxiety (May 19)

    Anxiety disorders among children are dramatically on the rise given the current pandemic. As such, many children are referred to therapy to help them cope with anxiety symptoms. This webinar will provide a brief overview of CBT, along with innovative techniques to assess and interventions to treat children with anxiety. [...] Read More

  • April 26 2021

    Mindfulness techniques to decrease stress and increase resilience: Cultivating attitudes that support wellbeing during COVID-19 (May 13)

    Explore an experiential approach to using mindfulness practices and how to relate to stressors through a sensory orientation. Gain a better understanding of stress responses, as well as how to recognize and understand the three predictors of post-traumatic growth. [...] Read More

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