Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Depression Workshop

OAMHP is pleased to bring you the best in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) training from the Beck Institute.

Workshop Description

This 16.5-hour experiential workshop will provide an overview of Evidence-Based cognitive behavioral strategies that can be utilized for the treatment of patients with depression and suicidal ideation/behavior.

First, participants will become familiar with Dr. Aaron Beck’s cognitive behavioral model as applied to both depression and suicide as a framework for conceptualizing and treating patients.

Second, participants will learn about basic cognitive behavioral strategies for structuring sessions, including setting a collaborative agenda, prioritizing items on the session agenda, assigning action plan(s), measuring progress, and eliciting feedback.

Third, the three phases of a brief, efficacious and transdiagnostic outpatient protocol, Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CT-SP), will be reviewed. Specific techniques central to this approach will be emphasized, including assessing and engaging treatment motivation, conducting ongoing suicide risk assessment, supporting patients’ in telling their suicide narrative, developing a safety plan, building skills such as cognitive restructuring, distress tolerance, and problem solving, instilling hope, and preventing relapse.

Attendees will practice learned strategies through demonstrations and break-out sessions. Finally, ethical considerations when working with patients with suicidal ideation/behavior will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the public health significance of suicide and the need for suicide-focused treatment.
  • Apply the cognitive behavioral model to conceptualize patients with depression and/or suicidal ideation/behavior.
  • Assess patients’ motivation for treatment and promote treatment engagement.
  • Conduct a comprehensive suicide risk assessment
  • Complete each step of a safety plan collaboratively with patients who report suicidal ideation/behavior.
  • Develop a treatment plan to target specific factors contributing to suicide risk.
  • Structure cognitive behavioral sessions to support patients’ achievement of their treatment goals.
  • Describe the three phases of an efficacious cognitive behavioral outpatient protocol for the prevention of suicide.
  • Demonstrate cognitive and behavioral strategies for reducing suicide risk and assisting patients in developing hope and increasing reasons for living.
  • Recognize ethical concerns in the treatment of patients with suicidal ideation/behavior.

Information About The Facilitator


Dr. Francine R. Broder, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist on staff at the Beck Institute. In addition to treating adults with a wide range of mental health problems, Dr. Broder gives workshops in cognitive behavior therapy for treatment of depression, suicide prevention and disordered eating. Dr. Broder earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was the recipient of the award for Advocacy, Leadership and Service. During her doctoral studies, she focused her research on predictors of weight loss following bariatric surgery. Dr. Broder completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a post-doctoral residency at the Beck Institute. She is the current Chair of an Integrated Health Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Broder conducts individual and group consultation and supervision for clinicians interested in improving their skills in cognitive behavior therapy and has published in the field of eating disorders, and other clinical topics in applied psychology.


Program Information


Early bird until April 15, 2022, at midnight:

OAMHP Members: $275 +HST

Non-members: $400 +HST

After April 15, 2022:

OAMHP Members: $375 +HST

Non-members: $500 +HST

CECs: 16.5

Dates: This is a three-part workshop with 16.5 hours of learning over 3 days in May:

  • Monday, May 16 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday, May 17 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Wednesday, May 18 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: Zoom


Registration open until May 15, 2022 (noon)

Non OAMHP Members

OAMHP Members can register through the Member's Portal