Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Workshop

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Workshop
Course Details:     
Date: Thursday May 6, 2021
Duration: 6.0 hours from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Noah Lazar, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Registration Fee:
Course Description:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective and proven psychological treatment to reduce anxiety and depression, and to help people return, as much as possible, to their regular lives. Research suggests that our thoughts, emotions and behaviours are interrelated, so that if you change one, you can change the other two. From the cognitive perspective, thoughts are not facts, and how you feel is based on how you think about these situations.  The focus of CBT is to help individuals develop strategies to identify these thought and beliefs, as well as to modify them. Changes in behaviour are also an important aspect in CBT to help reduce and eliminate anxiety, depression and worry. 
This workshop will help you develop awareness of CBT theories and practices, and learn tools to help manage anxiety and depression. You will learn to recognize individuals in psychological distress, and increase your ability to manage these situations, effectively and with confidence, to provide support and guidance to your consumers.
Learning Objectives:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
·      Identify the elements that constitute anxiety and depression
·      Develop and understand cognitive restructuring skills
·      Develop and understand behavioural skills for anxiety and depression
Facilitator Bio:
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, and completed his clinical residency 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, and co-founding The Downtown Psychology Clinic in 2019.
Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in teaching and training endeavors. He designed and instructs many courses and workshops at the University of Toronto and the Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health. He has also taught in many other educational institutions, hospitals and workplaces. He is an Adjunct Lecturer with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where he teaches the CBT seminar for 2nd year psychiatry residents. Dr. Lazar is involved in supervising numerous clinicians-in-training in the use of CBT.


Thursday May 06, 2021