Noah Lazar, PhD, C.Psych.
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
December 10, 2021 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m EST
CBT is a highly efficacious treatment for GAD. It focuses on modifying thoughts, behaviours and beliefs related to worry and anxiety. CBT for GAD is often a more complex treatment due to the probabilistic nature and pervasiveness of worry. The first part of this webinar will focus on CBT models and conceptualizations of GAD. It will address cognitive restructuring techniques, including adaptations to thought records, probability re-estimation, and challenging beliefs about worry. The facilitator will illustrate various behavioural techniques for use with this population.
In the second part of the webinar, participants will focus on CBT treatment for OCD. CBT treatment for OCD is highly behavioural. It focuses on exposing clients to obsessive thoughts, while modifying and eliminating their compulsive behaviours. This training will present CBT conceptualizations for multiple presentations of OCD. The facilitator will describe and demonstrate cognitive techniques to challenge obsessional thinking, and the utility of compulsive behaviour. Exposure and response prevention, as well as behavioural experiments, will also be described.
Please note: This training is part of the Certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy level 2, however, this webinar may be register in as a stand-alone training.
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About the Facilitator:
Dr. Noah Lazar, PhD, CPsych is a Clinical Director and Founder of The Downtown Psychology Clinic, which is a group private practice located in Toronto. He is also an Adjunct Professor and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program Director at the University of Toronto. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Western University, with a research focus in the neurobiology and genetics of schizophrenia. He completed his predoctoral training at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, in their Mood Disorders Clinic, Neuropsychology Service, and their Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness Clinic. He also worked in numerous inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics before beginning work full-time in private practice. He offers assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a wide-range of difficulties, including mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, and ADHD. He also works extensively with clients, experiencing mental health issues, return to work from short-term or long-term disability. He is certified by the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in the provision of CBT.