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Course Description

In this course participants will learn strategies to unlock the power of the CBT model for the often more challenging and cognitively diverse clients ranging in ages from two to seventeen. Specifically, participants will learn to tailor and apply the CBT techniques and interventions acquired in Level I to a subset of mental health and sub-clinical issues across various stages of development in children and youth.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of cognitive behavioural play therapy and have ideas and tools you can begin using immediately in sessions with children and adolescents.
  • Have the facts and research about the most prevalent child and adolescent presenting problems and contributors to these.
  • Assess and identify symptoms related to DSM-5 disorders and other presenting concerns  such as depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, ADHD and adolescent addiction.
  • Know how to use and adapt the cognitive therapy rating scale (CTRS) components to work with children and adolescents throughout sessions.
  • Know steps for delivering the best CBT protocols and discern delivery of interventions for:
    • level of cognitive development
    • within the family system
    • in consideration of attachment

Creative CBT delivery methods and techniques, such as the use of play, games, object lessons and popular culture will be explored and ideas given and demonstrated so participants leave with a broad range of interventions they can begin using in child and youth mental health, school and community-based settings.This course is designed to be both educational and fun!

Notes

READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Participants in the online CBT courses should plan on four to seven hours per week dedicated to readings, discussions and assignments. Participants in the in-person CBT courses will be required to complete readings and assignments in addition to classtime.

Assignments can include pre-readings, clinical worksheets, discussion questions and a group assignment. Assignments will receive a pass/fail designation.

TEXTBOOKS
A variety of resources have been assembled into a course pack that is available for purchase through Laurier's Professional Development office. The cost of the course pack is $145, including shipping. Email fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca to purchase the course pack.

If you are registered for a weekend or summer intensive program, please read these texts before the course starts. For the online program, readings will be assigned each week.

For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Prerequisites

The CBT certificate is open to professionals and graduate students across disciplines and worksites. To be eligible for the program, you must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant field or have a minimum of three years experience working in mental health, education, healthcare or a related field. Contact Lynne Jordan at 519-884-0710 ext. 5265 if you require additional information.

To be eligible for CBT Level II, you must have completed Level I (or an approved equivalent). To enhance your learning and ability to apply the material covered in this course, it is also highly beneficial to have past, current or anticipated experience working within a mental health setting. Case studies will be provided for those who do not have access to current/recent caseloads.

These courses focus on the protocols and application of cognitive behaviour therapy. Basic therapy skills (e.g. empathy, active listening, etc.), conducting assessments and setting and working with goals are required for success in this program but will not be covered in Level I or Level II.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Level II: The Essentials of CBT with Children and Youth
Type
Online
Dates
Apr 19, 2021 to Jul 11, 2021
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $1,100.00
Section Title
Level II: The Essentials of CBT with Children and Youth
Type
Classroom
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
Delivery Options
Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $1,100.00
Section Notes
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