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  • Focus Training CBT SeriesApr 5, 2021 - Apr 19, 20214:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Digitally through the University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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“Back from the brink: Helping suicidal patients choose to live.”

Webinar Dates:

April 5, 2021 1600-1800

April 12, 2021 1600-1800

April 19, 2021 1600-1800

**LIVESTREAM link to access webinar will be emailed**


  • Participants will learn to balance ethical principles in deciding about hospitalization.
  • Participants will learn to apply specific cognitive-behavioral techniques and homework assignments in the treatment of suicidal patients, in the context of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and an astute cognitive-behavioral case conceptualization.
  • Participants will learn self-help skills to cope with the stress of treating suicidal patients, and to maintain professional confidence and optimism in the aftermath of losing a patient to suicide.


Cory F. Newman, Ph.D.
is Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy, Professor of Psychology, in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), and Adjunct Faculty at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Newman did his postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Aaron T. Beck, and he is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Newman has maintained a full clinical caseload and has extensive experience as a CBT supervisor, having supervised over 350 professionals-in-training, both at the University of Pennsylvania, and through the Beck Institute’s international training programs. Dr. Newman has served as a protocol CBT therapist and supervisor in psychotherapy outcome studies on the treatment of borderline personality disorder, avoidant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders, major depression, substance misuse, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and other clinical problems. Dr. Newman was recognized by the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy with the Outstanding Clinician Award for 2019. Dr. Newman is an international lecturer, having presented over 250 cognitive-behavioral therapy workshops and seminars across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in twenty-one other countries. Dr. Newman is author of over 100 articles and chapters on cognitive-behavioral therapy for a wide range of disorders and clinical issues, and has authored or co-authored six books, including Core Competencies in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Becoming an Effective and Competent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist; and Supervision Essentials for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. On the side, Dr. Newman is an avid classical pianist, and he previously played for 20 seasons in an amateur ice hockey league in the Philadelphia area.

Registration is free.

Study Credits:

This event was co-developed with the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for a maximum of 2.0 hours.

Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.

The University of Manitoba CPD Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).

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Program Coordinator

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    Ana Mullen

    Program Coordinator, CPD - Medicine
    Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-272-3122
    Fax: 204-789-3911
    Email: Ana.Mullen@umanitoba.ca