OAMFT and University of Guelph Courses

Please click here to view the schedule for upcoming Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies courses, offered in partnership by the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT) and University of Guelph, Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd).


Death, Dying and Grief

It is not easy to speak about death and the losses we experience, but it is a reality that happens to everyone. How does one cope? There may be a tendency to deny what has happened, stay busy with life and avoid all the feelings that might overwhelm us or perhaps we minimize the impact of the loss upon us. This program of study will enable the participants to understand the process of grief and dying and learn of resources that will enable them to positively engage in the grieving process and develop skills to assist others in their journey through loss and grief. 

A participation certificate is provided which could be used for professional development credit.

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Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute

Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute (OPTI) offers the most current training in the field of psychotherapy with a clinician-centred focus, meeting the complex practice needs of mental health practitioners. We have a strong program emphasis on couple and family therapy that is grounded in systemic perspectives.Our Certificate Programs are intended for practitioners to learn the core knowledge and skills of a therapeutic model at their own pace. Participants can enrol in one or a number of modules (Part 1-4) to meet their learning needs according to their level of interest and commitment to professional development and training.We currently offer six certificate programs relating to family and couple therapy:

  • Essentials of Family Therapy
  • Essentials of Couple Therapy
  • Sex Therapy and Understanding of Sex in Clinical Practice
  • Working with High Conflict Families After Separation and Divorce
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Advanced Systemic Family Therapy

While OPTI courses have not been approved for Clinical Membership, OPTI does offer courses that are related to AAMFT guidelines.

Please contact Jenny McKee for details about our workshops:


Phone: 905-721-7723/Toll Free: 1-866-568-9476

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Ontario Institution for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto

At OISE Continuing and Professional Learning at the University of Toronto, our goal is to help you engage in the career and professional education path that best suits your needs.  We are working to ensure that our learning solutions are relevant to your career pursuits and flexible in their delivery, so that you can balance your life with your learning. OISE has a world renowned applied psychology program, and centres of research, where we have developed thousands of educators in effective counselling practices. We offer programming in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Bereavement Education and Motivational Interviewing.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Certificate

Bereavement Education Certificate Program  

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Program