Webinar event date: 
Apr 27, 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: 155


CBT Made Simple: Incorporate CBT into your practice. Part II: How to work with behaviours 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.  This second part will focus on how to modify client’s behaviours that maintain depression and anxiety. 

Part 2: How to Work With Behaviours That Maintain Anxiety and Depression

The  workshop will focus on understanding the role of avoidance in maintaining depression and anxiety and how to address avoidance through behavioural interventions. The workshop will cover behavioural activation, graded task assignments, the role of problem-solving and the development of coping thoughts. Strategies for motivating your client to modify their behaviour based on mindfulness, compassion therapy,  and values clarification will be explored.  

Webinar Objectives 

1.    Understand how avoidance maintains depression and anxiety

2.     Address avoidance through behavioural activation

3.     Use graded task assignments to increase motivation

4.     Understand the role of problem-solving in addressing avoidance

5.     Become  familiar with different strategies for encouraging increased activity level

6.    Understand how to use mindfulness, compassion therapy, and values clarification to encourage your client to modify their behaviour.