Online Courses

For Professionals and the Public
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My online education site is PsychologySalon.Teachable.com. There you can find a series of online courses on psychological topics for professionals and for the public. These courses provide evidence-based training conveniently and at a very reasonable cost. Every course has free preview videos that you can watch to assess whether the program would meet your interests.

Professional organizations (agencies, health regions, professional associations) can bulk-purchase discounted multiple spaces in courses, either for their clinical staff or for their end users. To discuss this option, simply email us at workshops@changeways.com. In most cases group access to our courses can be set up within two business days.

Here are the courses we currently offer:

Courses for Mental Health Professionals

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders – A course on the application of exposure therapy for a variety of client presentations, including specific phobia, social anxiety, agoraphobia, panic, and OCD. Provides instruction in a foundation of CBT that is seldom taught in detail in professional training programs. 8 CE credits.

Group Therapy for Depression – Training for clinicians in the Changeways Core Program Protocol. The Core Program is one of the most widely-used group therapy protocols for depression in the world. Now the two-day training program is available in a 12-hour online course, divided into bite-sized pieces. The course includes reproducible pdf copies of the Participant Manual, the Clinician’s Guide, and much more. 12 CE credits.

Goal-Setting That WORKS - Behavioural activation, in its various forms, is a true therapy fundamental - but how do you use it to its best advantage in therapy? This course provides 30 concrete, behavioural tips that clinicians can apply in their own practice to increase their effectiveness. 5 CE credits.

How to Treat Failure to Launch - Increasing numbers of young people are having difficulty managing the transition from dependent adolescence to independent adulthood. This 8 hour program describes the Hikikomori phenomenon and identifies cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches for helping young adults and their families move on with their lives. 8 CE credits.

Private Practice in Canada - Based on the book Private Practice Made Simple, this extensive resource provides guidance on everything from naming your clinic to soundproofing your space to recording finances to avoiding burnout. Financial issues are covered from a Canadian perspective, though the majority of the content applies no matter where your practice is located.

Train Your Clients in Diaphragmatic Breathing – Rationale, Handouts, Procedures, Homework, and Followup. A 3-hour training program for clinicians on the practice and instruction of diaphragmatic breathing for clients. Includes step by step instructions, cautions for particular client groups, reproducible pdf handouts you can provide to clients, and ways to link breathing with stressful life situations. 3 CE credits.

How to Teach Progressive Muscle Relaxation - Progressive Muscle Relaxation is one of the most well-researched of all psychological interventions. This course describes the theory, origins, and goals of PMR and Passive Relaxation. It shows how to conduct the training and provides students with their own experience of the skills. Forms and audio files for clinicians to use with their own clients are included. 3 CE credits.

Diagnosing Depression and Related Mood Disorders - Using DSM-5 Criteria. Much more than a review of the DSM-5 criteria, this course shows how to distinguish clinical from subclinical presentations, questions to ask in interview, and the distinctions between the various mood disorders - while acknowledging the significant difficulties and controversies surrounding the DSM. 2 CE credits.

Courses for EVERYONE

The Parent Trap. What do you do when your young adult seems stuck at the gap between dependent adolescence and independent adulthood? A guide for parents on how to ramp down the conflict, provide needed support, and create the conditions for young adults to move forward rather than stagnating in their lives. Includes a 49-page workbook.

UnDoing Depression - Take Action and Feel Better Using Cognitive Behavioural Principles. A step by step guided tour of depression self-management using goal setting, lifestyle change, and personal exploration. Comes with a 100-page workbook.

Breathing Made Easy - Learn to Breathe Diaphragmatically to Reduce Stress and Anxiety. An experiential program designed to teach calming diaphragmatic breathing in a step-by-step sequence.

How to Buy Happiness - Improve Your Life Using Your Existing Finances. A careful look at the relationship between money - and how you use it - and life satisfaction. With a 58-page workbook to help you apply the principles in your own life.

What is Depression? - Understand the Symptoms, Nature, and Internal Experience of Common Mood Disorders. An examination of the symptoms and experience of depression using the Floating Diamond model.

What Causes Depression? - Learn About the Many Risk Factors for Common Mood Problems. Is depression really just the result of a biochemical imbalance? Or is the picture much, much more complicated than that? Learn about what the research really says.

How to Write Non-Fiction. For those working on extended works of non-fiction (including theses, books, term papers, and related work), a strategy is presented for organizing ideas into a coherent framework. This course goes from outline to editing to finished product.


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