Part-Time: September 07, 2023 – November 23, 2023
Schedule: Webinars will be held Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm PST
In this course, students will explore the impact that stress has on biological and psychological health. Stressors have a major influence on mood, our sense of well-being, behaviour, and health. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be one of the most effective techniques to manage stressors to increase our coping and therefore well-being. This course will explore how CBT targets changes in our thoughts which in turn alter emotions and behaviours.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Subject to change without notice
Patricia Ward began her journey into social services at 12 years old after volunteering one summer at a local institution with children that had disabilities. Her education includes a Developmental Services Worker Diploma, Bachelor of Social Work, and Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also an active member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.
For over 30 years, Patricia has worked in a variety of social service positions. She started in the disability field and has worked in education, residential and day services, childcare, and clinical case management. After leaving the disability field, she worked in child protection and mental health. She currently works as a career counsellor with single parents on social assistance.
Patricia has been a college instructor at a private vocational college for over five years and enjoyed it so much that she started working towards her certificate in adult learning. She believes that trained workers are the key to positive change in the social services field. Patricia is starting her own business as a Transformational Trauma-Informed coach helping clients heal through career changes and travel experiences. She heads outside for hiking or paddleboarding in her spare time, and her dream is to travel to as many countries as possible in the next ten years.
Jackie’s passion for education began in her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis-Autism and continued throughout her Master’s of Applied Psychology. As a Registered Psychologist, Jackie specializes in psychoeducational assessments, and individual and couples’ therapy. Jackie started her career working with children and families with autism, which led her to work for over 6 years in the school system providing behavioural support as well as assessment and counselling services to ages 3 years old to 18 years old. Jackie now runs a successful private practice. When not working, Jackie is with her family, baking, spending time outdoors, travelling, or enjoying a delicious latte.
The registration fee for this course is $899.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.