Prepare individuals to meet the basic standards required by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and/or the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) for certification/credentialing.

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We welcome any inquiries for training of organizations anywhere in the world at the introductory, intensive or supervisory levels which can be done onsite at your organization or via distance education. Please contact us to book dates and training programs that suit your individual needs. Please contact facilitators for more information.


This is a two-part training program for people seeking training and/or supervision in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Each of the training modules can be offered to organizations or groups as stand alone sessions. Please contact facilitators for more information.

Part 1 Training

  • 6 modules covered over 4 full training days and 1 evening
  • Each training day is approximately 8 hours in length and requires independent study including reading between training days
  • Training can be offered on site in Sudbury, Ontario or via distance education
  • There will be role play included as part of each module and every participant will take their turn in the role of the facilitator, the client and the therapist

Training Modules

Here is an overview of the topics to be covered throughout the course.

  • Introduction-CBT the Basics
  • Case Formulation
  • CBT for Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
  • CBT for Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorders, Social Phobia & PTSD
  • CBT for special topics
  • Putting it all together

Part 2 Supervision

  • 10 weekly or biweekly supervision sessions
  • Each session lasts 45-60 minutes
  • Supervision requires the trainee to record a CBT session with their client and submit the recording to the supervisor
  • The supervision discussion between the supervisor and trainees can take place either in person, over the phone or via Webex depending on the arrangements made between the supervisor and trainees in the supervision agreement

N.B. The Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies has criteria separate from the Center for CBT Sudbury. Applicants must independently determine if they meet the requirements as set out by ACT and CACBT, should they wish to apply for certification. However, not meeting the ACT or CACBT requirements would not exclude an individual from being accepted into this program.


Stacey Roles, RN MScN

Stacey Roles is an Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) Certified Trainer Consultant and Certified Cognitive Therapist and is also credentialed with the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse, an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian University with the School of Nursing, and is Psychotherapy Faculty in the Psychiatry Program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Stacey also maintains a private practice.

Peter Pagnutti, RN

Peter Pagnutti is a Registered Nurse/Case Manager and is a certified Cognitive Therapist with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Peter has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. He has experience working with clients who suffer from severe mental illness in both hospital and community settings and maintains a private practice.

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Congratulations to Stacey for becoming an Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) Certified Trainer Consultant!


You can add your name to the list of applicants for the intensive CBT 2019 training dates by clicking this link and adding your first name and email address to the list. We will contact those on the list once the dates are set.

There will be no refunds for cancellations by booked group organizations unless previously negotiated by center for cbt and organization.


Please contact us if you have any comments or questions. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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