Webinar event date: 
Apr 6, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar series: 
Webinar Presenters: 

Nina Josefowitz, Ph.D. C.Psych.

CACBT-ACTCC Certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CACBT)

Dr. Nina Josefowitz is a psychologist in private practice and a faculty member in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at OISE/University of Toronto. The second edition of her book CBT Made Simple was just published by New Harbinger. In addition to teaching cognitive behaviour therapy at the University of Toronto she has offered workshops in CBT internationally in China, India and Ethiopia. Dr. Josefowitz has also conducted workshops throughout Ontario to a variety of mental health agencies. Dr. Josefowitz is well known for her engaging and interactive teaching style. She is interested in incorporating a client centered focus into CBT based on clients’ existing strengths as well as integrating interventions based in mindfulness and compassion therapy. Dr. Josefowitz has appeared in court numerous times as an expert witness and was on the Council of the College of Psychologists for 9 years, and President of the College from 2001-2003. She has published widely in the area of trauma, cognitive behaviour therapy, women’s issues and clinical psychology. Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario: 1550


CBT Made Simple: Incorporate CBT into your practice. Part I: How to work with thoughts that maintain anxiety and depression

The workshop is aimed at developing clinical skills that participants can incorporate into their daily work.  The workshop is divided into two parts; however, each part can be taken as a stand-alone workshop. Both workshops are based on cognitive behavioural theory but also incorporate aspects of mindfulness, compassion therapy, and ACT. The first part of the workshop will focus on learning skills related to case conceptualization and helping clients change their negative thinking patterns. The second part will focus on learning skills related to helping clients change dysfunctional behavioural patterns. Both workshops will cover current research but the focus is on developing clinical skills.  There will be time for self-reflection and experiential exercises where participants will have an opportunity to practice new skills.

Part 1: Case Conceptualization and how to work with thoughts that maintain anxiety and depression

The workshop will explore how to use  cognitive behaviour theory to create a collaborative case conceptualization. You will learn how to help your client understand their problems in terms of how thoughts can influence their feelings and behaviours and the power of understanding symptom maintenance cycles. You will have an opportunity to apply this model to understanding your own clients. How different thought patterns maintain depression and anxiety will be described. Specific cognitive interventions will be coved including how to help your client identify their deep underlying thoughts; identifying dysfunctional thought patterns; using your clients’ strengths to complete an evidence log; helping your client decenter or distance from their dysfunctional thoughts and developing balanced thoughts that can be used in everyday life to support resilience and strength. 

Webinar Objectives 

1.     Learn the steps involved in developing a CBT case conceptualization 

2.     Learn to identify clients’ trigger situations, thoughts, feelings, physical reactions and behaviors and how these four factors interact to maintain your    client’s problems.

3.    Learn how to help clients examine the evidence for their dysfunctional thoughts from a strengths perspective

4.    Learn how to help clients decenter or step back from their dysfunctional thoughts

5.    Learn how to help clients develop balanced thoughts that they can use in everyday life to develop resilience and strength