Online Courses

OASW also offers exceptional learning opportunities through online courses. Members get access to discounted rates, join today and learn more.

CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder

Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorder in the community. Clients do not have to endure unnecessary suffering when cognitive behavioural therapy, the first-line treatment of social anxiety, is effective in the majority of cases. This workshop provides an overview of DSM diagnosis, key theories and treatment modalities for social anxiety disorder. Get an insightful understanding of experiential cognitive and exposure-based exposure treatment of social anxiety. Enhance your confidence in providing therapy by following a step by step specific protocol rather than all too common generic ‘thought mood’ stereotypes of CBT formulation. The teaching method used are lectures, skills practise, role-play demonstrations and videos. Enroll today to enhance your practice through evidence-based treatment and support client outcomes with measurement-based care.

Presented by: Dr. Sanjay Rao, MBBS, MD, FRCPsych, FRCPC, MBA 


  • OASW Members: $150
  • Non-Members: $250


Mindfulness & 3rd Wave Approaches Across CBT

Friday, April 8, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The third wave of cognitive behavioural therapies, involving mindfulness and compassion approaches have revolutionized the practice of therapy. Mindfulness is practiced in religious, secular and clinical contexts. There are also pitfalls to using mindfulness in enhancing undesirable self-focused attention. To be reflective and effective in these approaches’ practitioners need a sound philosophical, phenomenological and psychological background to understanding these practices. This workshop will cover the theory and practice of mindfulness drawings from multiple traditions. Evidence for 3rd wave interventions across common mental health conditions and personality disorders will be reviewed. A clinical approach to different types of mindfulness and attentional control techniques will be presented. A strategy to work from a psychological formulation to choose a mindfulness stance and method will be emphasized. Examples of using mindfulness across mental health conditions will be provided.

Presented by:

  • Dr. Sanjay Rao, MBBS, MD, FRCPsych, FRCPC, MBA, Director of Unified CBT
  • Kirstine Postma, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director, CMAP Health


  • OASW Members: $150
  • Non-Members: $275