Noah Lazar, PhD, CPsych
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
August 11, 2021 | 9 a.m. to noon EST
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective therapy for depression. The focus of CBT is primarily on addressing negative thoughts, behavioural activation and modifying core beliefs. This webinar will examine the CBT conceptualization and treatment strategies for managing uni-polar depression.
Review how to differentiate depression from other related conditions. Learn how to develop cognitive restructuring techniques and implement behavioural activation strategies. Participants will understand and learn how to work with clients to modify core beliefs.
This training is suitable for:
• Mental Health Professional: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers
• Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors
• Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers
COVID-19 related content: This training will discuss modifications to the behavioural strategies in light of a shift to virtual sessions during the pandemic.
Description: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective therapy in treating depression, and focused primarily on addressing negative thoughts, behavioural activation and modifying core beliefs. This webinar will focus on the CBT conceptualization and treatment strategies for managing uni-polar depression.
• Differentiate depression from other related conditions
• Employ a CBT conceptualization for depression
• Develop cognitive restructuring techniques
• Implement behavioural activation strategies
• Modify core beliefs
About the Facilitator:
Dr. Lazar offers assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for a wide range of difficulties, including depression, schizophrenia and psychosis, as well as anxiety, with particular interests in generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia and social anxiety disorder. He also works extensively with clients in preparation for returning to work after sustaining a disability. Dr. Lazar is certified by the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) in the provision of CBT, and takes an evidence-based, non-judgmental, empathic, and client-centred approach to his practice in order to suit the individual needs of each client.
Dr. Lazar completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Western University. He also worked in numerous inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics before beginning work full-time in private practice and co-founding The Downtown Psychology Clinic in 2019. He is an Adjunct Lecturer with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and has designed and instructed many CBT courses and workshops for numerous educational institutions, hospitals and workplaces. Dr. Lazar’s style of teaching focuses on integrating didactic material along with experiential learning and case examples to help illustrate and practice the application of CBT skills.