Description

Many of the challenges that we experience are based on irrational and unhelpful thought patterns that impact both our feelings and our behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a time-sensitive, structured, and present-oriented form of counseling that focuses on problem solving and teaching individuals how to modify these distorted patterns of thinking. CBT is also one of the most well-known, researched, and practiced forms of therapy available to us. This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using CBT. Participants will gain an understanding of which populations tend to benefit the most from CBT, and will be equipped with many strategies and tools that can be practically applied in their work.

Price: $79

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Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEU)
5


Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • The Theory Behind CBT
  • CBT Guiding Principles
  • Who Tends to Respond Well to CBT
  • Case Conceptualization and CBT
  • How to Structure the Counseling Process
  • Skills for Restructuring Cognitive Distortions
  • Strategies and Tools for Thinking Differently
  • Strategies and Tools for Behaving Differently
  • The Role of “Homework” in CBT

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the definition of CBT and how this model differs from other counseling frameworks
  • Identify which problems are most conducive to CBT, and those that are less suitable for CBT
  • Describe how to develop an effective therapeutic relationship
  • Explain and implement a structured assessment and intervention process
  • Assist clients to identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
  • Practice key behavioral and problem-solving interventions
  • Understand the challenges and limitations of using this model

About this Workshop

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Tricia Klassen, MSW, RSW

Photo of Tricia Klassen, Trainer at Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute, Inc.Tricia is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Developmental Studies. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a compassionate therapist who specializes in suicide intervention, self-injury, anxiety and depression and neurodevelopmental issues. Highlights of Tricia’s career include her role in family-centred research and training with Manitoba Family Services, several years as a social worker and therapist for St. Amant Centre, and supporting youth and families in crisis as both therapist and clinical supervisor of the Youth Crisis Stabilization System through MYS. Her therapeutic approach is client-centred and trauma informed, drawing upon individual strength and resiliency. She has a profound belief in the resiliency of the human spirit, particularly in conditions of relational attunement, connection and support. Tricia is skilled in finding a balance between being informative and building connections with her participants while delivering workshops.

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counselors, social workers, and anyone wanting to gain increased capacity in counseling skills.