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The Montreal Therapy Centre provides training and OPQ approved courses for the psychotherapy permit and accredited continuing education

for licensed professionals and therapists in training.

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Foundations of Systemic Therapy Level 1 – Learning to Think Systemically: Introduction to Theory and Models (RA06168-24, 45 hours)

A review of the history and development of
systemic thinking and approaches and provides an
overview of some important systemic models such as
Bowen, narrative therapy, the Milan model, EFT and
attachment theory. An introduction to assessment,
treatment planning, and interventions within the systemic
framework, along with legal and ethical issues within
systemic therapy.

Topics covered include:

  • Evolution and Philosophical roots of Systemic thinking
  • Assessment tools
  • Models of systemic therapy: Bowen, Milan model, Narrative, EFT
  • Intro to healthy family functioning & the family life cycle
  • Developing a systemic understanding of problems & identifying systemic interventions
  • Legal and ethical issues in systemic therapy

Wednesdays 8:30-11:30am September 11th to
December 18th 2024
15 weeks
45 hours – approved for OPQ psychotherapy permit- systemic therapy
Fees (see info below)
Instructors – Abdelghani Barris & Leila Amro

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Foundations of Systemic Therapy
Level 2- Working Systemically: EFT & Gottman Models of Couples Therapy (RA06169-24, 46 hours)

A review of some key concepts of systemic
approaches and common patterns in couple relationships,
with an emphasis on providing a solid framework in the
Gottman Method and EFT for therapists who are interested
in working with couples. Participants will learn the basics of
EFT intervention, with a focus on assessment, micro-skills,
de-escalation, and changing interactional patterns in
couples, as well as the Sound House model and an
overview of interventions from the Gottman Method.

Other topics covered include
attachment, trauma, affairs, betrayals and intimacy in
couple relationships.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to systemic thinking & the role of the therapist within the systemic frame
  • The genogram
  • EFT- theory of change, interventions & assessment
  • Addressing attachment injuries
  • The Gottman method
  • Special Topics: Affairs, betrayal & repairs/ When the couple become parents
  • Addressing sexual desire and pleasure in couples therapy

Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm September 13 2024 to
March 7 2025

23 weeks- 46 hours- approved for the OPQ psychotherapy permit- systemic therapy- approfondissment
Instructors: Monica Sweeney, Rebecca Murray, Hye Kam, Michelle Bertrand, Jeremy Wexler
Fees (see info below)

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Foundations of Systemic Therapy Level 3 – Introduction to Family Therapy: Working Systemically with Children and Families

An introduction to some major models of family
therapy including Bowen, structural and narrative therapy.
Provides an introduction to attachment theory, child
development and the family life cycle. There are two
experiential components to introduce some art and drama
therapy interventions for families with younger children.

Topics covered include:

  • Evolution and Philosophical roots of Systemic thinking
  • Assessment tools
  • Models of systemic therapy: Bowen, Milan model, Narrative, EFT
  • Introduction to healthy family functioning & the family life cycle
  • Attachment Theory
  • Specific Art and Drama Therapy Experiential Learning
  • Developing a systemic understanding of problems & identifying systemic interventions
  • Legal and ethical issues in systemic therapy

Wednesday (8:30am-11:30am) January 8 2025 – April 2 2025
*art and drama therapy interventions classes will be held in person (Sunday March 9 2025 and Sunday March 16 2025 from 10:00am-4:00pm

Beginning January 2025
Time: 8:30-11:30am
15 weeks
45 hours – approved for OPQ psychotherapy permit- systemic therapy
Fees (see info below)
Instructors – Lisa Courte, Moire Stevenson, Leila Amro, Kae Parker and Marie-Emilie Louis

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Foundations of Systemic Therapy – Level 2
Practicum

Provides an opportunity for participants to begin supervised
practice while applying the models introduced in class to
work with couples.

Group supervision Tuesdays 9:00-11:00am from Sept 17
2024-March 19 2025

Individual supervision (schedule to be determined with
supervisor)

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Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: An Introduction to Theory and Interventions – Level 1 (RA06167-24, 46 hours)

An introduction to psychodynamic theory, personality structure and the developmental level of personality disorders with a focus on depressive, obsessive, histrionic, narcissistic and masochistic personality types as viewed through the psychodynamic lens. Other topics include transference and countertransference, working with the unconscious and dreams in psychotherapy, and some key psychodynamic/psychoanalytic interventions including analytic silence, listening and interpretation.

Topics covered include:

  • Historical context and evolution of the psychodynamic model
  • Current conversations and practices
  • Personality Structure
  • Personality Disorders (Depressive, Obsessive, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Masochistic)
  • Transference and Countertransference
  • Working with the unconscious
  • Working with dreams in psychotherapy
  • Key psychodynamic/ psychoanalytic interventions including analytic silence, listening and interpretation

Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm (with the exception of 4 dates)*
The course will be offered from September 18 2024 – March
19 2025. *4 classes will be held on Thursdays (October 10, 17, 24
and 31 2024) from 9:00-11:00 am23 weeks
45 hours – approved for OPQ psychotherapy permit- systemic therapy
Fees (see info below)
Instructors – Lisa Courte, Veronica Blackbourne, Leila Amro, Joel fink, Benoit Santerre

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Psychodynamic Practicum

The practicum in psychodynamic therapy will allow therapists
enrolled in the Level 1 psychodynamic course: ‘Foundations of
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: An Introduction to Theory and
Interventions’ to deepen their knowledge of psychodynamic
models and gain practical experience through a supervised
internship. Participants will attend weekly group supervision
and be matchedwith an individual supervisor with a psycho
dynamic background.

Group supervision Wednesdays 3pm-5pm beginning
September 25th 2024
Individual supervision (schedule to be determined with
supervisor)

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The Fundamentals of Clinical
Supervision in Psychotherapy

Dr. Abdelghani Barris, LMFT & psychotherapist is offering an accredited training program
for psychotherapy supervision. This program fulfills the OPQ requirements to qualify as a
supervisor for the psychotherapy permit and has been approved for 45 hours of continuing
education credits.

Using exploratory self reflection exercises, evidence based articles, and group discussions,
this course covers a range of topics in clinical supervision including: history of supervision,
theoretical models from a systemic and CBT approach, components of effective supervisory
relationships, roles of supervisee/supervisor, evaluations in supervision, and multicultural
competence in supervision. The training is offered in a small group format and the facilitator
creates a safe online space for group members to share, ask questions and reflect.

The aim of the course is to prepare the supervisor in training to develop and articulate
their own philosophy of clinical supervision and to help guide/support them in their first
supervisory experience.

In addition to the online seminars, supervisors in training will be matched with an intern to
complete a practice component of 18 hours while receiving supervision of supervision
with an experienced supervisor.

Dates: September 2024- April 2025

Didactic seminars will be offered online- 3 Saturdays from 9am-4pm

  • September 7th, 2024
  • October 5th, 2024
  • November 2nd, 2024

Group supervision of supervision will be offered online- 2 Saturdays from 9am-10:30am

  • November 30th, 2024
  • January 11th, 2025

Practicum portion of the course will include supervising and intern and receiving supervision
of supervision from September to April.

Fees (including taxes):
MTC affiliated professionals: $1207.24
All other candidates $1509.05

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Fees

MTC affiliated professionals:

1 Course- $500
2 courses- $900
1 course + practicum $850*
2 courses + practicum – $1150*

All other candidates

1 Course- $800
2 courses- $1500
1 course + practicum $1300*
2 courses + practicum – $1750*

*group supervision is provided with the internship option, participants are responsible
for covering the cost of their individual supervision.

+Deposit of $150 required upon reservation to secure your spot

+Payments can be made by e-transfer to payments@montrealtherapy.com

+Payment plan available upon request

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