Presented by

Peter Bieling, Ph.D.

Date & Location

June 13 & 14, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cartier Place Suite Hotel

180 Cooper St., Ottawa, ON, K2P 2L5

Parking at the hotel for $13.00/day or several public parking nearby.

Refreshments will be served at the breaks


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Cartier Place Suite Hotel


2 days 4 day- Certificate
Early Bird (Until May 27, 2016) Regular (After May 28, 2016)  Early Bird (Until April 27, 2016) Regular (After April 28, 2016)
Individual  $350  $380  $650 $700
Student (Full time) $200 $225  $300 $350
Group (3 or more) $330 $350  $600 $650

HST will be added to all fees

* To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be mailed/faxed together, and paid with one cheque or credit card number. 

CBT training with Dr. Antony and Dr. Bieling—two seminars over four days. Each of the two-day seminars counts toward background preparation requirements for Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) credentialing applicants.

Attend one or both seminars and receive a certificate of attendance.

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There are 5 ways to register :

  1. Online: Click on the “Register” tab to the left (Please note that we accept VISA and MASTER CARD)
  2. Phone: Call us at 1-613-702-0339 or  1-877-895-2867
  3. Fax completed registration form to 1-613-702-0339
  4. Email completed registration form to
  5. Mail this printed registration form and send it with your cheque or money order payable to MAGentix Communications Inc. to the following address:
438-1500 rue Bank
Ottawa ON K1H 1B8

Please send the registration form and the cheque or money order 5 days before the conference.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and workshop begins at  9:00 a.m.


Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.

Depression and symptoms of depression are the “common cold” of mental health, both prevalence and incidence continue to rise. The scope of the problem is enormous, and the breadth of clinical presentations of depression just as troubling for many clinicians.  Over this two day workshop, participants will learn about two well studied strategies for managing depression, CBT and Mindfulness/Acceptance approaches.  To match the many presentations and severities of depression, a variety of approaches will be discussed, ranging on a gradient from simple self-monitoring and bibliotherapy, to behavioural approaches, toward full treatment protocols for acute depression, as well as maintenance of gains and relapse prevention.  Video and case vignettes will be used to demonstrate techniques throughout the workshop.


Objectives Participants will learn

-How to use a simple approach  to assess severity and chronicity of depression in order to determine the best  intervention

-Working knowledge of behavioural activation strategies

-Teaching cognitive monitoring and though disputation

-Core belief work

-Mindfulness and acceptance based strategies


Agenda: Treating Depression: From CBT to Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Interventions (MCBT)

Day 1:

Overview of Depression and important differential diagnoses

  • “Staging” the diagnosis with course and severity indicators
  • Overview of treatment strategies matched to stages
  • Bibliotherapy and self-management approaches
  • Behavioural Activation: A core strategy
  • CBT Overview The effective psychotherapies for depression


Day 2:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression: A primer on cognitive therapy skills

  • Relationship of thoughts to emotions
  • Thought monitoring and disputation skills
  • Core Belief work

Special strategies in chronic and refractory patients

When to use Mindfulness and Acceptance based strategies

Teaching MBCT and acceptance in practice

 Who should attend:

This conference is for

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Counselors and Therapists
  • Family Therapists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • Other Professionals in the Human Service Sector

Certificate of Participation is given at the end of the workshop.

About Dr. Peter Bieling

Peter Bieling, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and a Director in the Mental Health and Addiction Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton Ontario.

Dr. Bieling’s work is concentrated in the area of CBT and MBCT for mood disorders, the effectiveness of cognitive therapy, emerging treatments and treatment models, and quality of mental health services delivery. He has been awarded research funding through SSHRC, OMHF, CHSRF, and NIMH and is the author of three books. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, interned at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Centre for Cognitive Therapy.

You may buy the books by clicking on the photo


Books sold at MAGentix Workshop

Please note that Follett of Canada, University of Ottawa bookstore, will be on site to serve you.



Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.



12 related CEUs were given for this event.




CCPA accreditation for MAGentix's workshops

12 CEC hours were given for this event.





It is now possible to get credited for hours of continuing education in psychotherapy for activities that are not previously recognized by the Ordre. Psychologists and psychotherapist’s permit holders must retain supporting documentation for these activities 3 years after the reference period.  Just insert this workshop in your Continuing Education Activity Attended Outside of Quebec files.





CBT training with Dr. Antony and Dr. Bieling—two seminars over four days. Each of the two-day seminars counts toward background preparation requirements for Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) credentialing applicants. Please visit CACBT website for more information.

Register Now

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