The program will consist of mostly practice-based small group learning.

The group will meet Digitally for five weekends as follows:

  • Friday:  7:00-10:00 PM
  • Saturday:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Program Features:

  • Workshops by experts in the field
  • Discussion of participants’ therapy with their patients
  • Small group processing
  • Live demonstrations of techniques
  • Opportunity to practice skills
  • Practical ways of integrating psychotherapy and counselling into general practice
  • Reading assignments
  • Four small group mentoring sessions between each weekend throughout the program. Those coming from a far distance will be accommodated through an internet meeting modality.

Topics Covered

You will be asked to rank these topics according to your preference, from 1 to 5, and to suggest any additional ones on the application questionnaire.

  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Working with Couples
  • Working with Families
  • Grief Counselling
  • Addictions
  • Brief Treatment Models, Time Limited Counselling
  • Treatment of Depression (Drug/Non-Drug)
  • Working with Challenging Patients
  • Family Violence
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Palliative Care, Death and Dying
  • Biopsychosocial Aspects of Medical Illness
  • Practical Assessment Skills
  • Relaxation Skills for Stress Management
  • Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction Techniques
  • Medical-Legal Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Multicultural Issues in Psychotherapy
  • Personality Disorders

Some of the tools past registrants say they now use:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Active listening
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Genograms, Family Life Cycle
  • Listening exercises for couples
  • Grief Counselling
  • Sexual Counselling
  • Too numerous to list!