Cleo Haber, MSW, RSW, LCSW

So You Only Have 8 Sessions: Integrating Evidenced-Based Practices into Time-Limited Psychotherapy / Counselling

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May 20 & 21, 2021

9:00am – 4:00pm EDT

Virtual Workshop





This two-day workshop is designed for front-line workers and mental health clinicians working in community agencies, Family Health Teams or Community Health Centres where there are a limited number of sessions to see clients. Participants will learn how to structure time-limited psychotherapy and counselling sessions with evidence-based interventions to make the most of client sessions.

The facilitator will cover the beginning, middle and end-phase tasks of psychotherapy/counselling, discuss common factors of psychotherapy effectiveness and review key interventions from both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to address common mental illness. The workshop will use video, small group discussion, role-play, experiential learning and didactic teaching methods.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the beginning, middle and end-phase tasks in time-limited psychotherapy/counselling
  • Learn the common principles of psychotherapy/counselling effectiveness
  • Acquire evidence-based strategies/interventions from CBT and IPT to address common mental illness
  • Integrate CBT and IPT interventions into the phase tasks of time-limited psychotherapy/counselling


Outline Day One:

  • Learning the beginning, middle and end phase tasks of time-limited psychotherapy
  • Formulation and assessment through an attachment lens
  • Choose intervention based on formulation and assessment
  • CBT for anxiety; IPT for depression or combination of interventions based on presenting issues
  • Learn common factors of psychotherapy effectiveness
  • Questions and discussion

Outline Day Two:

  • Learning middle phase interventions in both CBT and IPT
  • Watch videos to demonstrate interventions
  • Practice: role-plays in triads
  • Trouble-Shooting around ruptures in therapeutic relationships, adjust therapeutic engagement and exploration according to individual client differences related to culture or unresolved trauma.
  • Watch Video on navigating ruptures
  • Questions and discussion

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  • To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be registered at the same time, and paid with one cheque or credit card number.
  • For student rate, a valid full-time student ID must be presented.
  • Above includes payment by credit card and cheque. Other payment methods.
  • Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.


Cleo obtained her Masters of Social Work at Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. She has been practicing as a social worker for over 15 years specializing in mental health, working with individuals, couples and groups. She has certifications and training in Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy (EFMT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Cleo is the retreat manager at the annual EFMT meditation retreat and is also a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. For the past 10 years, she taught family medicine residents psychotherapy skills. She was part of the faculty in the Interviewing and Communication Skills curriculum and Wellness curriculum for family medicine residents and conducted clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital Academic Family Health Team in Toronto.

In her current practice, she provides individual and couple psychotherapy and facilitates Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy (EFMT) groups.


  • May 20 & 21, 2021 | 9:00am – 4:00pm EST
  • Virtual Workshop


CCPA accreditation for MAGentix's workshops
CCPA      12 CEU CACCF   12 CEU

Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply  for 12 hours (CECs) towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.