Advanced CBT for Depression and Anxiety

Presented by Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.

On Demand | Available Now


6 Hours  |    Pre-approved for 6 CEUs


This online course is on-demand.

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until January 23, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on January 16, 2023.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy, a gold standard treatment that can be applied to a wide range of psychological disorders. With hundreds of randomize controls trials to demonstrate its impact, cognitive behavioural therapy has been shown to be one of the most efficacious and well-validated forms of treatment within the mental health community. However, many clinicians struggle to effectively implement it in a powerful way with their clients. Join clinical psychologist, author, and international speaker Jonah Paquette for an exciting hands-on workshop aimed to help bring your knowledge and skills related to CBT to the next level.

This live webinar will provide you with a deeper understanding of how CBT can be applied to a wide range of problems, and will help you master the core competencies of CBT treatment. In addition, attendees will be provided with powerful, practical, and easy-to-use tools that you can use in your clinical practice starting right away. Through didactic presentation, hands-on practice, and opportunities for reflection, you’ll learn how to expertly apply these approaches into your life and your clinical work. You’ll leave equipped to improve your clinical skills and achieve better therapeutic outcomes with even your most challenging clients.

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An Overview of CBT

  • Core Principles
  • Ancient Roots and Key Pioneers
  • Effectiveness across Diagnoses
  • Common Misconceptions


Thoughts, Beliefs, Schemas, and Distortions

  • Common Maladaptive Mindsets
  • Thought Patterns that fuel depression, anxiety, stress, and more
  • How core beliefs and schemas connect to automatic thoughts
  • A Review of 10 Core Cognitive Distortions


CBT in Action: The Key Processes

  • How to foster an effective alliance
  • Monitoring progress and outcomes
  • Setting an effective therapeutic agenda
  • Identifying sources of resistance
  • Enhancing Motivation
  • Methods and Interventions


Key Techniques

  • A review of over 30 approaches to change maladaptive thoughts
  • Includes techniques rooted in logic, compassion, humour, imagery, and more
  • Review case examples to bring these approaches to life


Integrating Mindfulness and CBT

  • An overview of effectiveness of mindfulness-based approaches
  • How mindfulness complements cognitive behavioural approaches
  • Experiential practices to bring these approaches to life


Cognitive Defusion

  • When to shift gears towards detachment rather than restructuring
  • An overview of 15+ defusion practices
  • Discuss how maladaptive cognitions originate and are maintained throughout the lifespan, and describe the core cognitive distortions that manifest across disorders
  • List several methods of setting an effective agenda when working with challenging clients, and explain common errors that can be made pertaining to setting a successful agenda
  • Understand key sources of therapeutic resistance and how to navigate these clinical challenges
  • Utilize over 30 specific techniques to facilitate cognitive restructuring
  • Explain how mindfulness-based approaches can complement cognitive-based approaches, and integrate these into practice
  • Understand how to utilize cognitive defusion techniques as an alternative to cognitive restructuring.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Jonah Paquette, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, international speaker, and author. He is the author of Real Happiness (PESI Publishing, 2015), a self-help book in which he distills the key findings in the field of happiness research, and offers user-friendly tools to achieve lasting well-being. His second book, The Happiness Toolbox (PESI Publishing, 2018), a research-based self-help workbook, provides easy-to-use handouts and worksheets designed to increase happiness and life satisfaction. His forthcoming book, Awestruck (Shambhala Publications, 2020), will explore the science of awe, and how moments of wonder benefit our physical and emotional health.

Dr. Paquette is a psychologist at Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he serves as the Assistant Regional Director of Mental Health Training. Spanning 20 medical centres and consisting of nearly 200 mental health trainees, it is the largest non-governmental training program in the United States. In addition to his clinical work and writing, Dr. Paquette offers training and consultation to therapists and organizations on the promotion of happiness and conducts professional workshops around the country and internationally. He is also a frequent media contributor, having been featured regularly in print, online, and radio outlets. Dr. Paquette’s clinical experiences have spanned a broad range of settings, including Veterans hospitals, community mental health clinics, college counselling centres, and his current work at Kaiser Permanente. For more information about Jonah and his work, please visit

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Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

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