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CBT Strategies: Core Skills and Competencies to Treat Your Most Challenging Clients!

Day One: The Canadian Mental Health Summit

Presented by Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019  |  Calgary, ab

!  Important Notice:

The Earlybird Deadline has now been extended to 17/11/2019.

Date & Location

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most empirically supported therapeutic approach for multiple psychiatric disorders, and is widely considered the “gold standard” treatment for a variety of issues.  Most mental health professionals claim to do “some CBT,” but many clinicians in the trenches resort to a more “eclectic” approach and treatment often loses direction. Leave this 1-day intensive breakthrough course with international CBT expert Dr. Jeff Riggenbach with core competencies, transformed clinical skills, and an improved understanding of conceptualization based treatment that will ensure you never get stuck in therapy again.

You will be able to utilize concrete strategies for helping your clients who suffer from:

  • Bipolar and depressive related disorders
  • Anger
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Through case studies, interactive discussions, role-plays, and reproducible handouts, you will take away practical CBT strategies to use immediately with any client. Leave this conference armed with tools you can use in your very next session!

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Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop core competencies in CBT, including the therapeutic alliance, collaborative agenda setting, fostering behavioural and cognitive change, and giving client feedback.
  2. Understand the role of cognitive distortions in information processing and the unique processing present in specific symptom sets.
  3. Learn evidence based strategies for treating clinical conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, anger management, and personality disorders
  4. Utilize techniques from traditional CBT, meta-cognitive, and schema based approaches
  5. Demonstrate how case conceptualization drives effective treatment planning & improves therapy outcomes.
  6. Discuss case studies to increase understanding of specific cognitive models of depression, anxiety and anger and effective treatment strategies for each.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

This workshop may be may be eligible for CEUs from the following associations:  Show more
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
  • Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellor & Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT)
  • Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)

* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.

Your Presenter(s)

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D, LPC, is an award winning author & international expert in personality disorders. He has spent the first 17 years of his career developing & overseeing personality disorder treatment programs at two different psychiatric hospitals in the state of Oklahoma. During that time, he & his staff have treated over 500 patients with BPD in particular. He is on Faculty with Educational Institutes in Canada, Australia, and South Africa and has trained over 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US States and abroad. In addition to his body of clinical work, Jeff serves as director of the international Personality Disorders Awareness Network, is a diplomat with the Academy of Cognitive therapy, and is a best-selling author. Dr. Riggenbach’s talks routinely receive the highest marks from conference participants in terms of educational as well as entertainment value.


“Overall enjoyed Jeff’s perspectives and relaxed nature! Spoke clearly and effectively, and delivered content in an easy and approachable way.”
– Charlottetown, PEI | July 10-12, 2017

“Definitely worth the dime and time. This course is structured so as to reach a wide variety of professionals. Jeff is a great presenter who knows his stuff and holds his audience’s attention. So glad I traveled to get here! I would have liked to have more handouts in regards to the examples he uses – ie. models, exercises, charts, logs.”
– Amanda Weeks | Charlottetown, PEI | July 10-12, 2017


Who Should Attend

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Recommended Accommodation

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

1316 33 St NE, T2A 6B6, Calgary, AB

phone:  403.248.8888

website:  www.calgaryplaza.com/

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

Please contact the hotel directly for current group rates, when booking please reference “Jack Hirose & Associates” or block Id “10575”. To make a reservation over the phone, please call 403.248.8888

To book online please visit https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.61102.html?groupId=P80KB1C1


Single $135.00 | Double $135.00 | Triple $150.00 | Quadruple $165.00


Single $1160.00 | Double $160.00 | Triple $175.00 | Quadruple $190.00


Single $210.00 | Double $210.00 | Triple $225.00 | Quadruple $240.00


Single $230.00 | Double $230.00 | Triple $245.00 | Quadruple $260.00

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment $249 $269
Individual 2 Day Enrollment $449 $469
Individual 3 Day Enrollment $639 $659
Group 3-7 $619 $639
Group 8-14 $599 $619
Group 15+ $579 $599
Full-Time Student $579 $599

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: November 17, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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