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CA $287.61

CBT-202 CBT for Anger & Bipolar Disorder (F19)

Begins November 29, 2019
Date: November 29-30, 2019- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Instructor: Natasha Williams This Course is Module 2 of the CBT-200 Certificate Program This second level of the CBT program of study focuses on the modifications and applications of the CBT model to more challenging anxiety disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), chronic anger, addictions, and serious mental illnesses such as bipolar disorders. Our instructors will use both didactic and experiential exercises to illustrate the important and unique modifications of the CBT model and specific treatment strategies for GAD (e.g., cognitive exposures, uncertainty tolerance training) and OCD (e.g., exposures and response prevention, meta-cognitive beliefs). The CBT model for the treatment of psychotic symptoms sometimes present in Bipolar Disorder, such as delusions and hallucinations, as well as some specific techniques to work with clients presenting with these symptoms will be covered. Identification of prodromal symptoms and the importance of learning how to distinguish normal from hypomanic and depressed presentations of the self-concept will be addressed, in addition to other coping strategies to mitigate (hypo)manic relapses. In this part of the program we will also challenge some of the common myths and misperceptions about anger with a focus on the importance of identifying anger triggers, facilitative automatic thoughts and cognitive responses to these thoughts, as well as behavioural skills in managing anger and hostility. Finally, use of motivationally enhanced CBT strategies to address substance use disorders and motivational techniques to reduce use and harm of substances will be covered and practiced in class. Completion of an online evaluation test, based on all three 200-level modules is required to receive a Certificate of Completion – CBT 200. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance – CBT 200.