RANDY PATERSON, PhD

PRESENTATIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS

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I've been providing mental health continuing education services for over 25 years. I offer a variety of training programs on mental health topics for mental health professionals. Programs have been presented in almost every province and territory in Canada, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.

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

Use this section of the website to learn more about the programs offered. If you don't see the topic or format you are looking for, contact my office: we can determine whether it's something I can do, or refer you to someone who can.

Contact us to see about setting up a program for your own organization or in your own community or region. All presentations are prepared or adjusted to suit the needs of the participants.

Most programs are sponsored by outside hosts: Agencies, health regions, corporations, CE suppliers, or professional bodies. Click here to learn more about hosting.

Changeways Clinic is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists - both in-person presentations and our online courses for clinicians. Changeways Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs.

Here is a sample listing of the programs available (click on each for further information). Remember that we also have online courses, described here.



My Programs



How to Treat Depression: A CBT Perspective. Individualized CBT for depression.

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

How to Train Relaxation Skills. Instruction in diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, passive relaxation, and cue-controlled relaxation.

Exposure Therapy Basics. Fundamentals of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders including specific phobia, social anxiety, OCD, and agoraphobia.

How to Treat Failure to Launch. Strategies to help young adults struggling with direction and independence.

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

Sexual Orientation Issues in Healthcare. Providing effective services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered populations. Tailorable for various professions/groups.

Process Made Simpler. Strategies to enhance the therapeutic alliance for maximum impact.

How to Conduct Assertiveness Training. Strategies to help clients communicate more effectively and overcome both passivity and aggression.


And More...



I have presented programs focussed on a wide variety of specific topics, largely emphasizing the application of cognitive behaviour therapy principles and on specific anxiety- or depression-based client presentations. I've also created tailored packages of broadly-based CBT skills training for clinicians.

If you have a training need, contact the clinic to see whether I or a colleague might be able to provide it. If not, we can often suggest an alternative.

Hosting Programs



Click here to learn more about how to host a program in your own country or region.

Upcoming Calendar of Events



Check out scheduled events, and when I might be in your corner of the world.

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