Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently (1 day)

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.work.

Workshop Outline

  • Overview of CBT Principles
  • History and Development of CBT
  • Strategies and Specific Tools
  • Who Tends to Respond Well to CBT
  • Why CBT can be so Effective
  • Challenges and Limitations
  • Applying these Principles to your Work
  • Contrasting CBT with other Frameworks

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study exercises, skill development and small group discussion

Target Audience

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