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Engaging Clients in CBT for Depression (Canada 2015)

November 5, 2015 November 6, 2015 PST

Sponsor St John Regional Hospital Foundation

2015 St. John, CANADA –  two day / 12 hour workshop (9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day)

Many therapists familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) still face difficulties getting depressed clients to participate actively in treatment, complete homework assignments, and test out strongly held beliefs. In this workshop, Christine A. Padesky, demonstrates how to individualize CBT in pace, content and interpersonal style to match client needs and build skills.

Depression is marked by passivity and hopelessness. Thus, a key theme of the workshop is how to engage clients in therapy, especially when clients are pessimistic or hopeless about the positive value of therapy tasks. Dr. Padesky models language, attitudes and metaphors that encourage client engagement and engender hope.

Participants learn how to introduce CBT to clients, engage clients in behavioral activation and behavioral experiments, set up and debrief homework assignments using Socratic dialogue, teach clients how to use Thought Records effectively, and troubleshoot common difficulties encountered in depression treatment. The importance of measuring depression and methods for reducing relapse are also emphasized.

In addition to live demonstrations of treatment methods, the workshop includes structured participant exercises and role-plays. Participants are encouraged to bring the client workbook Mind Over Mood, Second Edition, co-authored by Dr. Padesky, (Greenberger & Padesky, 2016, Guilford Press). Dr. Padesky will highlight how to use this manual in treatment for depression to increase client learning and practice between therapy sessions.

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based practice shown to effectively treat depression and prevent relapse. Don’t miss this opportunity for an intensive 2-day workshop that teaches you how to provide both hope and effective help for your most challenging depressed clients.

Participants in this workshop will be among the first therapists in CANADA to learn directly from Dr. Padesky about how to link the new version of Mind Over Mood with evidence based treatment protocols.


cover of 2nd Edition Mind Over MoodThe 2nd Edition of Mind Over Mood (MOM2) will be referenced extensively during the workshop so we recommend that you bring a copy or share one on site with a colleague. This second edition will be available in October 2015.



By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • USE language and the therapy relationship to enhance client engagement in therapy
  • EMPLOY a 5-part model to help clients understand their depression
  • HELP clients increase the three types of activity empirically linked to depression reduction
  • PRACTICE Socratic methods to help clients effectively test out thoughts on a 7-column thought record
  • CHOOSE among 3 behavioral experiments which help clients overcome reluctance to complete homework
  • DEBRIEF homework assignments with an emphasis on client learning
  • INFORM treatment choices using data from depression symptom measures

This workshop is exclusively for the staff of addiction and mental health Services, Horizon Health Network, Saint John Zone, New Brunswick, Canada.

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation has raised over $80 million to date in support of excellence and innovation in the areas of equipment, mental health, research, education and patient comfort at the Saint John Regional Hospital, the largest health care centre in the province – providing world-class care for all New Brunswickers.

This workshop focus is on practical, clinical tools for therapists, using a hands-on format involving numerous role-plays and exercises, accompanied by extensive handouts.

Christine A. Padesky, PhD

Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., is considered one of the leading CBT presenters in the world, appreciated for her depth of knowledge, compassion, and good-humored warmth. She has presented over 450 workshops to more than 50,000 professionals throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia as well as 25 workshops with cognitive therapy’s founder, Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Her clear, organized and compelling presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, practical skills, and audience interaction.

Co-founder in 1983 of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, Dr. Padesky is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and former President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. In 2002, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) named Dr. Padesky the “Most Influential International Cognitive- Behavioural Therapist.” In 2003 she received recognition for her Distinguished Contribution to Psychology from the California Psychological Association. In 2007 the Academy of Cognitive Therapy honoured her with its Aaron T. Beck Award for enduring contributions to the field.

Dr. Padesky provides consultation to mental health professionals, clinics, hospitals and groups worldwide. She develops audio video training materials (described at that demonstrate cognitive therapy processes and protocols and is a featured therapist in several award-winning educational films. She is co-author of books translated into 23 languages including Collaborative Case Conceptualization, Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Clinician’s Guide to Mind Over Mood, and Cognitive Therapy with Couples. BABCP voted her best-selling cognitive therapy self-help book Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think ( the most influential cognitive therapy book of all time.

November 5 – 6, 2015
9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day

Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza & Convention Center
10 Portland St
Saint John
New Brunswick E2K 4H8

Not open to the public. This is a workshop exclusively for the staff of addiction and mental health services, Horizon Health Network, Saint John Zone, New Brunswick, Canada

Dr. Kehinde Aladetoyinbo
+1 506-648-6773 (Canada)


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Dr. Kehinde Aladetoyinbo
+1 506-648-6773

Howard Johnson Fort Howe Plaza & Convention Center

10 Portland Street
Saint-John, NB E2K 4H8 Canada
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