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CA $695.00

Level 2C: Intermediate Practice: CBT with Families: Couples, Kids and Youth

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Pre-requisite Level 1

Course Description

Intermediate Practice: CBT Applications

LEVEL 2C: CBT with Families: Couples, Kids and Youth

Up to 6 months to complete

24 hours / $695 + required textbooks


  • Datillio, Frank M (2010). Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with Couples and Families. New York, New York: The Guilford Press.


As one part of a family system encounters change, the whole unit must adjust. This course looks at how to apply the cognitive-behavioural model to work with couples, children and youth. Looking closely at common, contemporary issues that present in the therapy room, students will leave with an understanding of how to apply the skills learned in level 1 in creative and concrete ways to couples, children and adolescents (4-18 years). Students will leave with an 80-page workbook of tools that includes CBT worksheets formatted to couples, kids and youth that can be downloaded and duplicated. This course ends with a look at cultural considerations of “the family” with special focus on work with 1st nations and aboriginal communities.

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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