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This group is focused on increasing Awareness of the individual needs for First Responders, Developing Skills and strategies to manage stressors, reframing thoughts to improve one’s Attitude towards their occupation by gaining Perspective through group exploration and Tolerance of today’s societal challenges.

  • Learn skills and strategies to understand and manage workplace stress.


  • Understanding how Stress, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and PTSD affects a First Responder and learning to use specific resiliency tools to help manage symptoms in order to ADAPT to the challenges First Responders are facing in today’s climate.

  • Group format provides a built-in social network to provide support and increase commitment to therapy and level of engagement. It helps to decrease the feeling of isolation and enhance personal growth. 

This is a skills-based group using a blend of evidence-based treatment protocols such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. 


 This group is designed for frontline workers experiencing workplace stress and interested in education, learning and positive psychological growth. 

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Training for professionals

CBT Niagara offers a variety of workshops and corporate training programs to assist mental health professionals in learning and mastering the principles of CBT as well we offer workshops on anxiety and stress management, and Compassion Fatigue, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Susan Chudzik-Sipos has completed workshops, staff training, or public talks with the following agencies:

  • COTA Health

  • Hamilton Regional Police

  • Niagara Health System

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Family Health Team

  • Niagara Regional Public Health

  • Niagara Regional Police, Auxilliary Unit

  • Niagara Regional Police Service

  • West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Outpatient Mental Health

  • Whitby Mental Health

  • Catholic Family Services of Hamilton

  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie

  • Elementary Teachers Foundation of Ontario (ETFO)

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Training Group

CBT Niagara is offering the Level 1 Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training Group for students, family physicians, and therapy professionals.
The training will run for five weeks; dates to be determined.

The fee for the group is $1,500.

The group will take place at our additional location, CBT Niagara Training and Education Centre.
20 Court Street, St. Catharines.

Private training and workshop requests

If you would like to schedule a private workshop or training session please contact us

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