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CA $695.00

Level 1: Cognitive Behavioural Foundations

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prerequisite: none


Course Description

LEVEL 1: Cognitive Behavioural Foundations

Up to 6 months to complete

24 hours / $695 + required textbooks:

  • Josefowitz, Nina and Myran, David (2017). CBT Made Simple: A Clinician’s Guide to Practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. (***Note: this text must be purchased through New Harbinger in order to gain access to tools used throughout the course).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy was first used during the 1950’s and 1960’s, pioneered by American Psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Beck. Its’ first application was with hospital in-patients experiencing clinical depression. But as the decades passed, the interventions Dr. Beck used began to undergo the structuring it required to be used with more people in many other situations. Eventually, CBT made its way out of inpatient units and into the global population at large. This course is a vibrant introduction to the foundations of cognitive behavioural practice. Designed with the cultural and contextual implications of a wide variety of students in mind, students will leave with the basic practical techniques required to begin practice, including a coursepack of 20 worksheets (the CBT “interventions”) that can be duplicated for practice.

About the Program

CBT for Clinical Practitioners is an online platform for learning the skills of the cognitive-behavioural modality. Though Canadian in origin, it is comprehensive in nature, and designed with a broad audience of students in mind, both culturally and with regard to practice diversity. Please note that oral and written fluency in English is required.

CBT for Clinical Practitioners will introduce the student to the full set of interventions of the cognitive-behavioural approach, setting a solid foundation for practice. Students may choose to end their training after the beginner level, or progress on to any of the three applications of Intermediate Practice (students may take as many as they wish). Advanced Practice helps the student progress from practitioner status to that of clinical supervisor, with all the roles and obligations therein. Note: equivalency for pre-requisites is approved on a case-by-case basis. Upon completion of each of the levels, students will have obtained strong academic foundations and skills-based knowledge, as well as a toolkit of worksheets available for duplication and use in support of their practice.

  • Level 1:  Beginning Practice: Cognitive Behavioural Foundations
    • Prerequisite: None
  • Level 2:  Intermediate Practice: CBT Applications
  • Level 2A: CBT with Mental Health & Addiction:
    • Prerequisite: Level 1
  • Level 2B: Advanced Skills with Complex Mental Health
    • Prerequisite: Level 1 & Level 2A (or equivalents)
  • Level 2C: CBT with Families: Couples, Kids & Youth
    • Prerequisite: Level 1

Time Commitment & Evaluation

Once payment is received, the student will receive a license key within one week, and can begin course whenever they wish. Each level will require the student to complete a set of 8 modules that will take about 3 hours each. Modules do not have to be done in one sitting, as they are self-directed. The student may progress through the course as quickly or as slowly they wish, though all eight modules must be completed within a maximum of six months. Modules are varied and made up of lectures, viewings, demos, supplemental readings, professional and reflective practice exercises. There are no tests or exams.

Assignments and Textbooks

Assignments are submitted through the online platform. Once all assignments have been submitted, it will take approximately 2-6 weeks to review and return materials. The student will receive their certificate of completion from Adler once this step is complete. Courses will draw from no more than two textbooks per course (texts have been kept under $100 USD per course); students will require these before they begin, and will not be able to complete assignments without them.


Instructor : TBA

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