Changeways Clinic

Professional Training Programs

Since 1993, Changeways Clinic has been offering educational programs for professionals on evidence-based mental health practices. Programs have been presented in almost every province and territory of Canada, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.

Our goal in these programs is to provide quality content in an entertaining and engaging format. Many of our programs come with an extensive resource package ready for implementation in the participant’s own setting.

Use this section of the website to learn about each of the programs we offer. You can then register for a program that has already been scheduled, or contact us to see about setting up a program for your own organization or in your own community or region. Programs can often be tailored for particular needs or populations.

You can also download the
Changeways Guide (1.5 MB pdf), which provides an extensive review of our programs. Alternatively, email us at or call us at 604 871 0490 and we’ll send you a hard copy in the mail; we can also answer any questions you may have.

We are presently developing a series of online courses for clinicians. The first of these, Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy for Depression, is based on our popular Core Program seminar. For previews and more information on our online courses, click

Our Programs

The Depression Map: Individualized Treatment, Evidence-Based Strategies. Two days. Individualized CBT for depression.

The Core Program: A Group Intervention for Depression. Two days. Instruction in Canada’s most widely-used group protocol for depression.

The Therapist’s Toolkit: Relaxation Skills Training. One day. How to train clients in a variety of relaxation skills.

The Therapist’s Toolkit: Assertiveness Skills Training. Two days. How to train diverse client populations in a variety of assertive communication skills in group or individually.

The Therapist’s Toolkit: Exposure Therapy Basics. One day. Fundamentals of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.

Private Practice Made Simple: Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business. One day. A practical program for clinicians conducting or contemplating private practice.

Sexual Orientation Issues in Healthcare. Two hours, half day, or full day. Providing effective services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered populations. Tailorable for various professions/groups.

Cognitive Therapy: Background and Basics. Half day. Introduction to the origins and central principles of cognitive therapy.

Anxiety Disorders. Half day or full day. Introduction to the anxiety disorders.

Others. Tailored cognitive therapy training, the role of meaning in mood disorders, the specific nonspecific factors in therapy, a goals workshop for clinicians, and options for many other programs tailored to the needs of your group.

Hosting Programs

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