Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is recommended as first-line treatment for most mental health conditions. However, many people do not have access to CBT due to long waiting lists. There are an increasing number of self-help CBT resources available (books, websites, online interactive programs). Many of these resources are good and easily accessible. People are more likely to use self-help resources when they have even a small amount of guidance from a therapist.
We have developed the CBTm Classes to improve access to CBT due to long waiting lists and help people:
- Learn the basic principles of CBT for depressive and anxiety symptoms
- Learn about good quality self-help CBT resources
- Get a head start on CBT as part of their recovery
How was CBTm developed? A Manitoba Patient Access Network Grant (2016-2017) supported the development of the CBTm class content, facilitator training modules, and this website. Our team aims to improve access to CBT in Manitoba.
What do we offer?
- CBTm classes
- Facilitator training workshops for individuals interested in implementing CBTm classes at a site. Please note that the purpose of the training workshops are to implement CBTm Classes within organizations that currently provide CBT services, in an effort to reduce waiting times for the existing CBT programs. Attendees are expected to have prior training and experience in offering CBT services, and the workshops are NOT intended for the creation of new CBT programs. At this time, we do not provide training or certification in conducting CBT.