This training will provide a solid foundation in CBT practice upon which can be built the more advance skills needed to practice CBT with students with complex needs.
Participants who are considering this training should take note of the sizeable time commitment required to complete this course (see below). Participants should discuss the time commitment with their supervisor prior to registering and identify when they will complete course material.
Participation or viewing of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Self-assessment webinar is required prior to registering for a CBT Training.
Not offered in 2020-2021
This foundational course provides participants with an understanding of the core tenets, tools and interventions used within CBT.
Participants will learn the structure, session format and interventions necessary to begin treatment with presenting issues across student populations.
Through a variety of teaching methods, including lecture, intervention delivery, use demonstrations, clinical practice worksheets and role play, students will learn which CBT interventions to use and how to best provide psychoeducation for, and apply, these interventions across varying client issues.
Participants will finish this course with a comprehensive beginner’s knowledge about CBT and a set of interventions from which to start helping others restructure their cognitions and behaviours.
This course is completed entirely online. Participants do not need to be online at any particular time but do need to log on each week to complete quizzes and online discussion. Each weekly lesson includes:
- Written lectures
- Recorded demos of the interventions being delivered
- Mandatory discussion boards
- Submitted weekly assignments
- Assigned textbook readings
- A quiz
There is also a final assignment due at the end of the course that is marked as pass/fail.
To complete the course, all assignments, quizzes and weekly discussions must be complete by the final Friday of the course. No extensions are granted. This is a non-credit professional development course which is not graded and will not appear on a Wilfrid Laurier University transcript. If all requirements are successfully met, participants will receive a letter of completion at the end of the course.
Please note that materials for this training are currently available in the English language only.
The CBT self-assessment webinar is a requirement before registering for other SMH-ON CBT training. Managers/supervisors/MHL are not expected to be applying CBT in direct service but are welcome to take part in the CBT training, and are encouraged to attend CBT Essentials for Supervisor, if providing clinical supervision.