Cognitive-behaviour therapy (HLSC 300)

Course NameCognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Course Description

This online course covers the main theoretical concepts and interventions of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), including therapeutic approaches, intervention techniques, CBT skills and strategies, and the use of CBT as an evidence-based treatment approach for individuals with certain mental health disorders. The course also addresses the application of CBT theoretical principles to clinical practice.


This course is designed for professionals working in the mental health field, including therapists, nurses, counsellors, social workers, and psychologists.

Subject CodeHLSC 300
Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will

  • understand the principles and theory of CBT;
  • understand how to develop positive therapeutic relationships, and develop their own style for introducing clients to CBT;
  • understand the general structure of therapy and the CBT therapist role;
  • understand measures of client thoughts, feelings and mood; and
  • apply the theory, skills and strategies learned in their practice.


Textbook not included in tuition fee. Contact the Ƶ Bookstore for prices and ordering information.


At registration, submit copies of

  • current resume,
  • transcripts, and
  • documentation of current registration in your profession
  • Completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or .
Course Content
  • Introduction to theory, principles and goals of CBT
  • Client orientation to CBT
  • Structure of CBT sessions
  • Cognitive distortions: thoughts/moods/behaviours
  • Thought records and journals
  • CBT skills and strategies
  • CBT and individuals with depression, anxiety, and “other” problems
Learning Resources

Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C. A. (1995). Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think. New York: The Guilford Press.


Available through the .

Instruction Method

Interactive online course in Blackboard. Asynchronous, self-paced, instructor supported learning. 


Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.


Grade will be assessed on completion of

  • participation
  • learning and research activities
  • clinical practice sheets
  • term paper

Minimum grade to pass is C (60%).


A letter of successful course completion is available on request. 


An official Ƶ transcript can be ordered via .

Completion Timeframe6 months (200 hours) from course start date
Registration and course start

**Registration is temporarily closed for this course**


To register, email with your registration request and proof of completion of the pre-requisite requirements.  You will then be prompted for payment to the CE Registration office, to finalize your registration. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.


Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.

Course CRN provided by dept upon fulfilling pre-requisites.

Calendar - Registration dates & deadlines.