Current Class Opportunities

Currently Offered Research-Related CBTm Classes:

 

1. CBTm – for Adults

An evaluation of virtual mental health treatment during a pandemic: A cohort study.

Why should I participate in CBTm?

  • To learn the basic principles of CBTm
  • Gain access to good quality resources
  • Learn new skills that can help improve your overall mental well-being
  • To help build resilience

What will I learn about?

  • The CBT model
  • Mindfulness
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthy & Realistic Thinking
  • Basics of Behaviour Therapy
  • Healthy Living & Sleeping
  • Anger, Assertiveness & Self Compassion
  • Problem-Solving
  • Managing Stress

Is CBTm right for me?

  • I struggle with anxiety and/or mood symptoms
  • My mental health is impacting my life in negative ways
  • I want to learn new skills to help manage my mental wellness

Option 1: Facilitator-led Classes

  • Classes are led by a trained clinician and are held virtually over Zoom. Sessions are 90 minutes and occur once per week for 5 weeks. The sessions include a PowerPoint presentation in lecture format. Participants will be encouraged to discuss and ask questions of the facilitator. Skills practice will be assigned weekly.

Option 2: Web- based Course

  • Participants will have access to a 5 class, web-based, self-guided CBTm course. The course has been created to mirror the facilitator-led CBTm classes. Each class will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Material may be completed in a single sitting or the participant can choose to pause the session and return to it at a later time. Skills practice will be assigned at the end of each class. A new class will be available 1 week after completion of the prior class material.

Research Information

  • In order to determine if the CBTm programs are helpful, individuals will be asked to fill out a set of measures each class and following course completion. The measures will ask about your mental health, as well as gather feedback on the program. All information gathered is held on a secure server and data will be made anonymous.
If you’re interested, please register by clicking here. You may also connect with the CBTm Team directly by email: cbtmresearch@umanitoba.ca, or call: (204) 787-7729. 

 

2. CBTm – for Public Safety Personnel

Adaptation and Evaluation of Virtual Group-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Classes for Mental Wellness in Public Safety Personnel (link)

Want to Learn How to Better Manage Work-Related Stress?

Join a study that hopes to build your resiliency!

Researchers from the University of Manitoba are looking for volunteers to take part in a free online course which aims to build resilience and well being in a high stress workplace.

WHY JOIN?
• You will learn to be more mindful.
• You will learn skills to help balance your moods.
• You will learn coping skills for dealing with stress and trauma.
• You will help researchers build a program that can help public safety personnel like you.

WHO CAN JOIN?
Anyone currently or formerly working in public safety, whether as a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, correctional officer, dispatcher, or another similar role.

TESTIMONIALS
“The course helped me recognize things in myself that I want to change and it has given me the tools to start practicing that, and I am grateful for that new information. Thank you.”
“Workplaces need to incorporate these practices into shifts/education.”
“I found this experience very informative and I’m confident I now have the tools to self manage occupational stress injuries.”

If you’re interested, you can register by clicking here. You may also connect with the Study Team directly by email: crew@umanitoba.ca

 

3. CBTm – for Physicians & Medical Learners

A CBTm program designed for Physicians and Medical Learners (link).

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm) is an education program designed specifically for physicians and medical learners to help improve your mental wellbeing through evidence-based self-management strategies. Participation in this program is confidential. Please read the information below to find out if this program is right for you.

Why should I participate in CBTm?

  • To learn key cognitive & behavioural concepts and how to apply them for yourself and your patients
  • To learn about good quality resources
  • To learn new skills and strategies to manage stress and improve well-being
  • To connect with other physicians and medical learners in a supportive environment

What will I learn about?

  • The CBT model
  • Mindfulness
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthy & Realistic Thinking
  • Basics of Behaviour Therapy
  • Healthy Living & Sleep
  • Anger, Assertiveness & Self Compassion
  • Problem-Solving
  • Coping with Stress

Is CBTm right for me?

  • Stress is having a negative impact on my health and wellbeing
  • I’d like to learn new skills to manage stress
  • I have some time and energy to put into learning and practicing new skills

Option 1: Facilitator-led Classes

  • Participants will be sent a link to join a Zoom videoconference session. Sessions will be 90 minutes in length, held once per week for 5 weeks beginning September 2022. Each session will be facilitated by 1 trained clinician and 1 research assistant. The session will include a PowerPoint presentation of the CBTm material in a lecture format. Participants will be invited and encouraged to discuss, comment and ask questions of the facilitator about the material throughout the presentation. Homework will be assigned each session relating to the material that was covered. Participants will have 1 week to work through and practice the skills learned, and this homework will be discussed at the next session.

Option 2: Web-based Course

  • Participants will receive access to a web-based self-guided CBTm course. The material within this program is identical to the material taught within the facilitator-led groups. Participants will receive access to the Session 1 material upon joining the study at which point they will be able to move through the material at their own pace. The material is presented in a slide show format with pre-recorded audio to accompany each slide, in accordance with the material that they would cover if the class was held in-person. Material may be completed in a single sitting or the participant can choose to pause the session and return to it at a later time. Homework will be assigned as in the ZOOM arm through online forms that appear at the end of each session. These forms will be able to be completed online at any point during or after the session. One week after completion of Session 1, participants will receive access to Session 2. This one-week timeframe prior to accessing the next session allows participants time to practice the skills learned each week before another class is held.

Option 3: Wellness Workshop

  • This 10-session workshop is a more in-depth look into development of CBT skills in a small-group setting. Sessions will be facilitated by trained clinicians and held virtually in a Zoom videoconference format. These 90-minute sessions will occur weekly for 10 weeks and will be held beginning in October 2022. Similar to the other formats, skills practice will be assigned at each session and will be discussed at the beginning of the next session.

Research Information

  • In order to determine whether the CBTm programs are helpful for physicians and medical learners in Manitoba, participants will be asked to fill out a set of questionnaires each week and following course completion. The questionnaires will ask you about your mental health, as well as gather feedback on the sessions. Your participation and all information collected will be completely confidential.
If you’re interested, you can register by clicking here. You may also connect with the CBTm Team directly by email: cbtmresearch@umanitoba.ca, or call: (204) 787-7729

 

4. Turning Pages Program

A mental health program for Adults in Manitoba ages 50-70 (link).

If you’re interested, please contact:  204-982-6138

 

5. CBTm – for Teachers

This online course is designed to help participants build resilience and improve overall mental health and wellness. Classes are on Wednesdays from Oct. 12 – Nov. 9, 5:30 – 7 pm.

If you are interested in registering please click here.