Foundations in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Online)

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Part-Time: March 13, 2023 – June 12, 2023

Schedule: Webinars are held Mondays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm PST

This course has been approved for 18 CEU hours through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based effective therapeutic model widely used in treating mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. In this course, students will explore Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and its historical and theoretical underpinnings. Students will understand the interventions and techniques used that assist in creating mental health and wellbeing.

CACCF Accreditation

Certified members of the CACCF require 40 CEU hours every two years to maintain their Certification(s). Members are encouraged to take pre-approved CEUs as they simply need to submit their certificates of completion together with their Re-certification Application when they are due for renewal.

Ashton College's Foundations in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy course is now listed as a pre-approved course with CACCF to satisfy the hours needed for recertification.

For more information, check out the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) website.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Explain the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Identify the theoretical concepts of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Explain the historical context of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Differentiate between Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and other therapies used to treat mental health disorders
  • Identify the commonly used interventions in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Outline the relationship-building process when working with clients
  • Explore the concept of practice-based evidence
  • Create a treatment plan for depression and anxiety
  • Identify the process of skill-building with clients

Admission Requirements



Subject to change without notice

Patricia Ward

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 Kamrowski

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.




  • March 13, 2023 – June 12, 2023
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held Mondays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide, 2nd Ed. Authors: Jesse Wright, Gregory Brown, Michael Thase, Monica Ramirez Basco. Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing (2017). Print ISBN: 9781615370184
  • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think. Authors: Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky. Publisher: The Guildford Press. ISBN :9781462520428


The registration fee for this course is $899.

Technical Requirements

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.

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