Cognitive Therapy Training  for Mental Health Professionals

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Welcome to Cognitive Workshops, a cognitive therapy training company run by Dr. Lorna Tener, a psychologist in private practice in Ottawa, Canada, and her husband Brian Toller. Here you can find out about the workshops we organize for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals.

The workshops focus on beginner and advanced cognitive therapy training, and are given by speakers who are outstanding in their fields of expertise. Workshops tend to be two-day, offering proven, practical skills to improve a therapist’s technique. They are offered in Canada and Great Britain. Since 1995, more than 26,000 mental health professionals have attended our events.

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April 23, 2015

Canadian Address | Cognitive Workshops | 108-858 Bank St. | Ottawa, ON  |  K1S 3W3

United Kingdom Address |  Cognitive Workshops | #410, 10 Great Russell Street | London |  WC1B 3BQ

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A new two-day workshop

presented by Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.

London, UK 18-19 May, 2015


About Dr. Christine Padesky


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Places are still available if you would like to book on Christine Padesky’s new workshop in London on 18-19 May, 2015.

Most therapists want to improve clients’ sense of well-being and overall quality of life in addition to relieving stress. This is especially true for vulnerable clients with complex issues and those who suffer social stigma because of chronic mental health problems. For these clients, Strengths-Based CBT (SB-CBT) can provide a more positive therapy experience than therapy approaches that are solely problem focused. An emphasis on strengths and resilience is a welcome change for clients who may feel worse when therapy is solely focused on problems, especially when change comes slowly.


This is the first workshop in Dr. Padesky’s new “Show Me!” series. Rather than didactic lecture, most of her teaching will be via clinical demonstration, followed by discussions to guide participant learning. After her demonstrations, workshop participants have an opportunity to apply the ideas and methods via role play and structured exercises. Join Padesky in London for this unique learning opportunity to see Strengths-Based CBT in action with vulnerable clients and chronic issues.

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Strengths-Based CBT



We will be bringing Dr. Christine Padesky back to Canada with an updated version of her very popular workshop CBT Boot Camp. The dates are:

Ottawa – Oct 29-30, 2015

Toronto – Nov 2-3, 2015

Vancouver – Nov 18-19, 2015



To learn more about Dr. Padesky’s whole approach to CBT, how it is being taught and used in the UK, and why she relies on a strengths-based approach, read this fascinating interview with her just published in Private Practice, a publication of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.