Facilitator: Noah Lazar, PhD
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
This Training is Suitable For: Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors, drop in workers, shelter, and hostel workers.
Description: In this two-day workshop, key features of CBT will be explained and demonstrated so that participants gain an excellent foundation in CBT and are able to apply CBT techniques into their clinical work. Behavioral and cognitive interventions will be described including behavioral activation, cognitive restructuring and exposure. Practical, step-by-step guidelines on implementing CBT strategies will be demonstrated through examples, role-plays and videos. Participants will learn key CBT interventions, applications, obstacles and challenges of these in the treatment for post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, present focused, evidenced-based therapy. It is one of the most studied treatments with very positive research outcomes. CBT is a core component of the recommended treatments for trauma-focused therapy.
In this two-day workshop, key features of CBT will be explained and demonstrated so that you gain an excellent foundation in CBT and are able to apply CBT techniques in your clinical work. Behavioral and cognitive interventions will be described including behavioral activation, cognitive restructuring and exposure. Common obstacles and challenges when applying these interventions will also be discussed. Practical, step-by-step guidelines on implementing CBT strategies will be demonstrated through examples, role-plays and videos. You will learn key CBT interventions and the application of these in the treatment for post traumatic stress, depression and anxiety.
You will learn to:
• Recognize the rationale for a CBT approach and how to present it to clients
• Use behavioral activation with clients
• Recognize the principles and application of exposure
• Identify and address safety behaviors
• Identify common cognitive biases addressed in CBT
• Use thought records and balance automatic thoughts
• Modify underlying beliefs and rules
• Plan and conduct behavioral experiments
• Apply strategies to address challenges and obstacles
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About the Facilitator:
Dr. Lazar offers assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a wide-range of difficulties, including schizophrenia and psychosis, depression, and anxiety, with particular interests in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety Disorder. He also has experience working with individuals dealing with chronic pain and relationship issues. He also works extensively with clients in preparation to return to work after sustaining a disability, as well as with the LGBTQ community.
Dr. Lazar completed his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario. He completed his clinical residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, in the Mood Disorders Clinic, Neuropsychology Service, and the Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness Clinic. He has also worked in numerous inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics before beginning work full-time in private practice at CBT Associates of Toronto.
Dr. Lazar frequently teaches CBT workshops, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).