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Assisting Clients in Understanding and Breaking Free of Phobias
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Phobias can severely restrict a person’s life. Getting to the root of a phobia is a challenge, especially if the client does not have insight into why he/she has a particular phobia. This, I find, is especially true of young people. In some cases I find either the client is reluctant to visit this issue or does not take it seriously. Understanding the world of phobias, connecting feelings with them, taking the necessary steps to dealing with a phobia helps the client break free of its hold on his/her life.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Assisting Clients in Understanding and Experiencing the Mourning Process
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Grief is the emotional component of the mourning process. As counsellors/therapists we have the opportunity to assist clients in working through other aspects of the mourning process as well as the feelings associated with it. Doing so can go a long way towards a client experiencing a sense of control, reassurance of not being awash in a sea of questions with no answers, and a sense of wholeness.

We also need to be familiar with the various losses, other than the loss of a loved one through death; i.e. lose of a job, lose of home via foreclosure or divorce, broken relationships, etc. in order to fully help our clients.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Working With Indigenous Families: Identity, Culture and Belonging as Determinants of Well-being
  • Presenter: Catherine Richardson, PhD
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, Metis therapist and scholar Catherine Richardson will share information from her counselling practice, her research and her two recent books “Belonging Metis” and “Calling Our Families Home:  The History of Metis Child Welfare in Canada” (the latter co-written with Jeannine Carriere).  In the webinar, Cathy Richardson will present a short case scenario and provide a conceptual framework for understanding the client’s daily experience in society.  She will make links to culturally protective factors such as the presence of grandparents, spiritual/cultural guides, the use of ritual and ceremony and the presence of Indigenous cultural practices within the life of the family.

The Use of Genograms in the Counselling Setting
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

People are familiar with Family Trees but few know what a Genogram is. Once explained I find clients very receptive to its use in understanding their issues. They also gain a greater appreciation of how family structure, family dynamics, communication styles, processing of information, and behaviours influence them in how they deal with their issues as individuals/family.

 

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Sex Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Healing
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Often many jokes and lewd comments are made whenever a person attempts to speak about dealing with a sex addiction. This is not a laughing matter. Addiction is addiction; a person is struggling no matter if the addiction is to alcohol, drug, food, or sex. Although people understand a sex addiction can affect a person’s family and/or social life they do not often think about the impact it has on the person’s work life.

We will address the various issues associated with sex addiction, its impact on the different areas of the client’s life, and ways we can use to assist a client who has a sex addiction.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Cultivating the Power of Therapeutic & Compassionate Presence
  • Presenter: Rodolfo Nolasco
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar explores the power of therapeutic and compassionate presence in enhancing our professional practice, relational stance, and personal well-being.  It will also examine the neural correlates of compassion and the impact of cultivating compassion on those engaged in providing mental support to those in distress. It then eventuates into a guided compassion cultivation practice that when practiced regularly has the potential of enhancing the flourishing of mental health practitioners. In other words, the consistent cultivation of compassion may bear fruits of resiliency and may act as a buffer against burn-out or empathy fatigue.

Presenter: Rodolfo Nolasco

Dr. Rolf R. Nolasco, Jr. is professor of Counseling Psychology at Providence Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Contemplative Counselor: A Way of Being (2011) and Compassionate Presence: A Radical Response to Human Suffering (2016). He is also a psychotherapist, trainer and speaker, and spiritual guide.

Working Sensitively with Abuse and Trauma
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this confronting workshop we will explore the types of abuse (physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, marital (DV/FDV), elder, spiritual) including neglect. We will look at the impacts of abuse and how to respond to traumas including the impact of physiology to the brain. We will discuss how to look for and encourage protective factors and recovery within the therapeutic context.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Promoting Inclusivity and Engagement Through Movement in the Classroom
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this interactive workshop, we will look at ways to promote increased engagement in the inclusive classroom with our students through movement. You will be physically engaging in this workshop as you learn some ‘moves’ and ‘brain breaks’ that you can take back to your counseling practice or school/education context. This workshop was originally designed for teachers working with children on the spectrum or other challenging behaviours but I have found that it can be used with all students to create fun transitions between learning episodes and to settle students who end up becoming more engaged and displaying on task behaviour as a result.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Understanding Dissociative Personality Disorder Part 2
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), once called Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), is not simply one clearly defined/diagnosed disorder. Perhaps we are influenced by the media, and, therefore, may experience anxiety/fear about working with a client diagnosed with DID. You may be one of many professionals who still refuse to believe it exists.

This webinar will assist the counsellor/therapist in gaining a better understanding of DID. We will look at the myths associated with this challenging issue, discuss why some professionals do not believe DID exists and discover ways in which we can help clients who may have DID or live/know a person with it. The counsellor/therapist needs to know at least the basics of the definition as found in the DSM – V and consider other relevant information about DID.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Men and Depression
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We may assume depression is experienced by everyone in the same way. This, however, is not true. Females/males, children/youth, and other population groups describe their experience living with depression in different ways. Although there are some similarities counsellors/therapists need to be aware/educated on the differences in order to help male clients who struggle with depression.

This webinar addresses the signs/symptoms unique to men. It will use comparisons to female sufferers as well as specific issues relevant to males suffering with depression.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Child Inclusive Practice Post Parental Separation Part 2
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this informative workshop Stacey will explore the dynamics and processes of working in a child inclusive manner in a post separation context. This workshop follows on from working with high conflict separation delivered in Halifax 2013. The area of parental separation is a complex mix of differing personalities, differing parental styles and often, high conflict. As a practitioner it can often be overwhelming to navigate these situations whilst maintaining confidentiality and boundaries of the conflicting parents as well as the children’s. Added to this, we need to be the child’s advocate, for younger children, we are often their voice in communicating their needs and wishes, with respect to maintaining neutrality and the child best interest.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Helping Your Client Discover Their Strengths Through Resiliency Training
  • Presenter: Lindsey Thomson
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Resilience is the ability to bounce back, and this webinar will focus on just that. During the webinar, the presenter will review the research and theory of resilience and the history behind the concept of resiliency. We will then examine the different cognitions, thoughts, and behaviours that affect a client’s ability to be resilient. We will review the learnable skills of resilience that a client can incorporate into their resiliency toolbox, as well as other techniques outside of the theory of resilience that clients can begin to use such as mindfulness, and how to incorporate them into their resiliency toolbox.

Presenter: Lindsey Thomson

Lindsey has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Education. Lindsey has previously worked with Ottawa public health to create and present a train-the-trainer session on developing skills of resilience and mindfulness to deal with life’s stressors.

Child Inclusive Practice Post Parental Separation Part 1
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this informative workshop Stacey will explore the dynamics and processes of working in a child inclusive manner in a post separation context. This workshop follows on from working with high conflict separation delivered in Halifax 2013. The area of parental separation is a complex mix of differing personalities, differing parental styles and often, high conflict. As a practitioner it can often be overwhelming to navigate these situations whilst maintaining confidentiality and boundaries of the conflicting parents as well as the children’s. Added to this, we need to be the child’s advocate, for younger children, we are often their voice in communicating their needs and wishes, with respect to maintaining neutrality and the child best interest.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Young People and Suicidal Thoughts/Behaviour
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Adults may assume young people live carefree, fun – filled days. That may have been the experience in the past but not today. Social media has pushed this topic to the forefront in recent years. Counsellors/therapists need to recognize the urgency in addressing this issue in order to help those young clients who struggle with suicidal thoughts/behaviour.

This webinar assists the participants in recognizing suicidal thoughts/behaviour in young people, triggers/triggering events, and the importance of follow up.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Understanding Dissociative Personality Disorder Part 1
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), once called Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), is not simply one clearly defined/diagnosed disorder. Perhaps we are influenced by the media, and, therefore, may experience anxiety/fear about working with a client diagnosed with DID. You may be one of many professionals who still refuse to believe it exists.

This webinar will assist the counsellor/therapist in gaining a better understanding of DID. We will look at the myths associated with this challenging issue, discuss why some professionals do not believe DID exists and discover ways in which we can help clients who may have DID or live/know a person with it. The counsellor/therapist needs to know at least the basics of the definition as found in the DSM – V and consider other relevant information about DID.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Membership Information session on the Technology and Innovative Solutions Chapter’s project: Guidelines for the Use of Technology in Counselling and Supervision
  • Presenter: Dawn Schell, Dan Mitchell and Sherry Law.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The purpose of the Webinar on June 16th is to obtain final input from the membership on the draft guidelines that are being prepared by our project consultant in order to move forward with the creation of our membership « how-to » guide. The webinar panel will be made up of the Technology and Innovative Solutions Chapter Board, and the project consultant (approx. 3-5person panel), that will be presenting to the membership for discussion for approx. 1-1.5hrs. During this time, a draft guidelines summary will be presented, and the floor will be open to questions and answers (supported by an agenda to be developed), that can be continued with questions from the membership for an additional 48hrs.

Uniqueness of Symptoms/Experiences of Stress
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We may assume stress is experienced by everyone in the same way. This, however, is not true. Females/males, children/youth, and other population groups describe their experience living with stress in different ways. Although there are some similarities counsellors/therapists need to be aware/educated on the differences in order to help clients who struggle with stress.

This webinar addresses the signs/symptoms of stress, recognition of different levels of stress, and coping mechanisms.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Young People and Anxiety
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We may assume anxiety is experienced by everyone in the same way. This, however, is not true. Females/males, children/youth, and other population groups describe their experience living with anxiety in different ways. Although there are some similarities counsellors/therapists need to be aware/educated on the differences in order to help young clients who struggle with anxiety issues.

This webinar addresses the signs/symptoms of anxiety in young people, triggers/triggering events, coping mechanisms and the importance of follow up.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Counsellor/consultant, workshop facilitator and author.
  • Extensive work for EAP providers.
  • Assists people with disabilities, abuse issues, children and adult children of alcoholics, works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Slogan: Helping Others Help Themselves

Promoting Recovery Post-Violence Through Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes about Victims
  • Presenter: Dr. Catherine Richardson
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, Catherine will discuss some of the ways that violence victims are stigmatized in society and how these misrepresentations can create obstacles to recovery and well-being.  She will discuss the importance of using accurate language and contesting stereotypes and psychological theories that portray victims as “affected objects” rather than “responding agents”.

Her research has shown that certain therapeutic actions promote victim recovery, including 1) putting events, actions and symptoms in context renders clients actions as understandable; 2) focusing on client agency, action and activity to promote a sense of empowerment; 3) highlighting client “self-care”, safety knowledge to restore dignity after humiliating situations; 4) contesting the stereotypical notion that victims should have done something differently.  By acknowledging what clients do/did in challenging situations, they are less likely to carry the shame and self-blame that can be so debilitating.

Catherine will talk about how therapists can prepare clients for court and help them to be strong in dispelling the myths that are imposed upon victims (e.g. they are weak, they deserved it, they pick “bad” partners”, they dress incorrectly, and so forth).

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Richardson

Catherine Richardson is a therapist in private practice in Montreal. Her office is at Sedona Centre on rue Monkland. There, she offers services to a wide-range of clients, including violence survivors, residential school survivors, couples, families, children for issues relating to life transitions, grief, recovery and for relief of symptoms of various conditions including depression, anxiety and loss.  Catherine offers workshops in a variety of subjects including response-based practice and teaches therapies at the University of Montreal in the School of Social Work.

Cultural Considerations in Clinical Supervision
  • Presenter: Dr. Anne Marshall
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Culture is a part of everything we are and everything we do. Cultural beliefs, awareness, knowledge, and experiences have a significant impact on all aspects of counselling; from the moment we connect with clients, we and they are enacting culture on multiple and intersecting levels. Gender, age, ethnic heritage, economics, education, sexual orientation, ability, social location, and other cultural factors affect the therapeutic alliance and the counselling process. Exploring these cultural considerations is particularly important in clinical supervision. In this webinar, Anne will outline several aspects of a cultural approach to clinical supervision.  It is not possible to have knowledge and experience of all cultural differences, however, a number of key principles and strategies can guide supervisors and supervisees to effectively support cultural diversity in both counselling and supervision contexts.

Presenter: Dr. Anne Marshall

Dr. Anne Marshall is a Professor of Counselling Psychology and Director of the Centre for Youth & Society at the University of Victoria, Canada.  A registered psychologist, her clinical and research work focuses on well-being, transitions, and mental health in cultural and community contexts, particularly Indigenous communities and marginalized youth.

Regulation Update in Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Presenter: Barbara MacCallum
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, we are going to talk about regulation updates in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Presenter: Barbara MacCallum

Barbara MacCallum is CCPA’s CEO.

Working with Indigenous Communities
  • Presenter: Dr. Catherine Richardson
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this one hour webinar, Dr. Richardson will share her experiences of working in various Indigenous communities, both First Nations and Metis.  She will talk about cultural diversity, working across difference, cultural safety and Aboriginal worldview.  She will share a number of models such as Dr. Brant’s view of Indigenous ethics, the Circle of Courage, Connection-based work and Response-Based practice as frameworks for ethical practice.  She works from a colonialism-informed and social justice approach to community work.

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Richardson

Dr. Catherine Richardson/Kinewesquao is a Metis therapist, professor and researcher with twenty years experience working in First Nations and Metis communities.  Her roles have included therapist, community counsellor, family support worker, violence prevention facilitator and family child protection advocate.  She has a background in family therapy, collaborative practice, education, child safety plannning and research.

Working with Trauma: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, we will explore what trauma is and how to apply at critical incident stress debriefing model (CISD) to respond appropriately to trauma as a result of critical incidents in the workplace.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Working with the Anxious Client
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We will extend your understanding of what makes up a anxious client to be able to apply some creative interventions to reduce a clients anxiety and increase their coping capacity.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Developing a Practice Framework
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will explore how to develop your practice philosophy and turn it into a framework you can use within your practice to grow yourself and your business.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Working Sensitively with Abuse
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar will enable us to explore a range of types of abuse include DV and FDV. The psychological ramifications for clients and what we can do as effective practitioners to support, protect and grow clients at risk of abuse.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Working with Couples and Relationships
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, we will look at what couples and relationship counselling is, considerations and interventions to successfully work with these clients.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Working to Support Children in the Foster System & Their Caregivers
  • Presenter: Dr. Catherine Richardson
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, Dr. Catherine Richardson discusses the issues related to being a child in the foster care system.She describes the various losses and challenges of these children, possible emotional/behavioural responses and ways to comfort and offer a sense of belonging.

Dr Richardson explains the importance of social and therapeutic interaction involving dignity, the honouring of resistance and orchestrating positive social responses to children facing adversity.  She outlines the complex relationships and loyalties for children in relation to natural parents, foster parents, social workers and other individuals in their environment.

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Richardson

Dr. Catherine Richardson is a Metis therapist, professor and researcher, currently employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Montreal in the School of Social Work.She studiesrecovery from all forms of violence and is a co-developer of Response-Based Practice.

Supporting People With ASD (Diagnosed or not) in Psychotherapy
  • Presenter: Ruth Strunz
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) makes the dynamics of relationships challenging for individuals with this increasingly-common diagnosis. This webinar will provide participants with insights into how to establish/maintain a working alliance with clients with ASD. Participants will gain an understanding of the central deficits of ASD, and will learn how to help clients with ASD engage in non-anxiety provoking ways, enabling them to support these clients in progressing toward their therapeutic goals. Individual participant questions and discussion will be welcomed in the last 15 minutes of the webinar.

Presenter: Ruth Strunz

Ruth is a Registered Psychotherapist, Developmental Counsellor and ASD Specialist who counsels families and individuals whose lives have been changed by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other experiences that impact the parent-child relationship. Ruth uniquely combines developmental intervention for ASD with Adlerian psychology and Montessori education, within her model of relationship-based, ASD-Informed Therapy.

Introduction to Working with Sandtray
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, we will be discovering what sandtray therapy is, how it is different sand play therapy, how it works and how to build a sandtray to integrate into your practise toolkit.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Suicide – Part 2: Risk and Protective Factors and Interventions
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this second part of the suicide webinar we will explore suicide warning signs, determining level of risk, assessment and intervention.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

The Next Stage of Assisting People Living with Invisible Disabilities
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This is the second part to the previously recorded webinar called Counselling People with Invisible Disabilities

In an earlier webinar I discussed how counselors/therapists can assist a client deal with an invisible disability. The main issue is not the illness but the lack of motivation to move forward. After he/she made significant lifestyle changes and worked through the grief associated with loss there is a need to shift the emphasis of help.

This second webinar deals with the client’s present day reality in living with an invisible disability. We will focus on such topics as; finding out his/her level of motivation at this point, how the client can transition to a new level of acceptance, deal with the results of the changes made, i.e. in the family, friendships, workplace and community, and how to live a healthy and happy future.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day

Shirley Soleil-Day lives and works in Aylesford and also works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a consultant, facilitator, and author. Shirley advocates for people with disabilities, those suffering from abuse, and those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping Others Help Themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Suicide – Part 1: Prevalence, Risk and Protective Factors
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar we will look at global statistics, current research, high risk groups, risk factors and the model for suicidal behaviours.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Working with Antisocial Personalities – Can We help Them? – Part 2
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The DSM-IV calls sociopaths and psychopaths “antisocial personalities”. I will be using the terms sociopaths and psychopaths

The sociopath or psychopath may be your client or their family member, friend or co-worker.

If a person recognizes right from wrong but does the wrong thing anyway, can he be helped? If a person was born without a conscience, can he be helped? Can we help their victims, their family members, their co-workers, their friends?

In this webinar we will discuss the characteristics of the sociopath and psychopath; recognizing them may assist us in helping them. We will explore possible avenues of help and if there even is a way to help. Assisting the client who is the victim, family member, friend or co-worker of a sociopath/psychopath is also a valid part of our work as counselors/therapists, therefore, this topic will also be addressed.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day

Shirley Soleil-Day lives and works in Aylesford and also works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a consultant, facilitator, and author. Shirley advocates for people with disabilities, those suffering from abuse, and those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping Others Help Themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Working with Antisocial Personalities – Can We help Them? – Part 1
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The DSM-IV calls sociopaths and psychopaths “antisocial personalities”. I will be using the terms sociopaths and psychopaths

At one time, we did not hear or read much about sociopaths and psychopaths. Now, these terms are familiar to the general public. It is not uncommon to hear « I am such a psycho » or something along those lines, especially when walking around schools. The general meaning of this expression does not exactly aling with the true meaning of the term. Furthermore, sociopaths and/or psychopaths are often portrayed as criminals rather than simply as people with mental health issues.

This webinar deals with the definitions of these terms. Case studies will be used to get a sense of known antisocial personalities’ behaviours. Some of the names may be familiar, others not. However, all have been reported in a written source. I will include a detailed bibliography at the end of the power point presentation.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day

Shirley Soleil-Day lives and works in Aylesford and also works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a consultant, facilitator, and author. Shirley advocates for people with disabilities, those suffering from abuse, and those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping Others Help Themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Working With Grief and Loss
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

What to do when the grief becomes complicated- in this webinar we will look at what grief and loss is, examples in a range of contexts, how to apply best practice in these difficult situations. We will also explore how to work when the grief and loss moves into complicated grief and how to intervene safely and appropriately.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Addressing Self-Harm
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

There seems to be an increase in the number of people, especially young women, who are hurting themselves. In my practice, I discovered one critical aspect of this population: they do not acknowledge the real reasons for their destructive behaviour.

The work with this group is very time consuming since the denial, repression and/or memory loss they experience makes it difficult for them to get in touch with the underlying issues. In order to help them, we need to have a basic knowledge of what is really going on, build their trust in us and guide them to where they can get in touch with the reality that led them to this place of self-harm.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day

Shirley Soleil-Day lives and works in Aylesford and also works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a consultant, facilitator, and author. Shirley advocates for people with disabilities, those suffering from abuse, and those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping Others Help Themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

The Stigma Addressed: The Importance of Accepting Potential Abuse by Mothers and/or Mother Figures
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In the 1980s, we were shocked to hear about the number of people who experience child abuse at the hands of males. It was assumed that if adult females abuse, it was male children who suffered. It is still difficult to accept the fact that mothers abuse their offspring, especially the daughters.

The statistics make it difficult to really know how many people have or are abused by mothers. The statistics I found are out of date and combine the abuse under the heading of ‘parental abuse.’ To get a better idea of what the specific statistics I was looking for would be, I turned to my caseload for the last two years. 76 % of female clients and 23.8 % of male clients reported abuse by female authority figures in the home.

This webinar focuses on the challenges facing females who have suffered or suffer abuse at the hands of their mothers or other mother figures.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil-Day

Shirley Soleil-Day lives and works in Aylesford and also works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a consultant, facilitator, and author. Shirley advocates for people with disabilities, those suffering from abuse, and those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping Others Help Themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families.

Understanding Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Presenter: Monique Brideau
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar provides a brief introduction to the topic of Post Traumatic Growth: definitions, a synopsis of the current known literature, and practical tools for assessing and using it with clients, particularly in the context of Trauma-Informed Care.

Presenter: Monique Brideau

Monique Brideau is a Registered Social Worker, with a Clinical Specialization, based in Calgary, AB.  She is a Co-Director of Upward Spiral Consulting and Counselling Services, which provides strengths-based training, consulting and counselling services to individuals, couples and groups.

Cultivating Optimism in the Face of Chronic Sexual Pain
  • Presenter: Monique Brideau
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar provides a brief overview of the various female sexual dysfunction and sexual pain conditions clients, who seek counselling, might present with.  Positive psychology-related coping strategies, such as those found in Sonja Lyumbomirsky’s book The How of Happiness, are explored.  Additional resources for information are also discussed.

Presenter: Monique Brideau

Monique Brideau is a Registered Social Worker, with a Clinical Specialization, based in Calgary, AB.  She is a Co-Director of Upward Spiral Consulting and Counselling Services, which provides strengths-based training, consulting and counselling services to individuals, couples and groups.

Forgiveness: Possibilities and Limits in Psychotherapy
  • Presenter: Dr. Judy Chew
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Over the past three decades, scholarly and popular writing has addressed the benefits of forgiveness; nevertheless, compelling arguments against its utility have also been noted. This webinar will draw from this complex scholarly opinion to highlight the value of forgiveness and sort through the literature that identifies the limits and dangers of forgiveness therapy. Distinctions between forgiveness and reconciliation will be presented. An integration of feminist empowerment models with forgiveness psychotherapy will be offered, including considerations for best practice. The feminist empowerment model of forgiveness psychotherapy will be outlined, along with considerations for best practice.

Presenter: Dr. Judy Chew

Judy Chew, is a registered psychologist and Training Coordinator at the Counselling Centre, University of Calgary, where she also holds an associate adjunct position in the Division of Education Studies in Psychology. She has extensive experience in counselling adults, supervision/training, and presenting workshops nationally and internationally.

An Introduction to Response-Based Practice
  • Presenter: Dr. Catherine Richardson
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, Dr. Catherine Richardson lays out the fundamentals and origins of response-based practice.  She explains the importance of social and therapeutic interaction involving dignity, the honouring of resistance and orchestrating positive social responses to victims.  She talks about using appropriate language and contesting unhelpful social systems when advocating for victims of violence.  She emphasizes the rights and well-being of Indigenous people in Canada and the need for decolonizing approaches in the human services.  Catherine will also discuss response-based interviewing which highlights capacity, pre-existing ability and things that people already know and do.

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Richardson

Dr. Catherine Richardson is a Metis therapist, professor and researcher, currently employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Montreal in the School of Social Work.  She studies  recovery from all forms of violence and is a co-developer of Response-Based Practice.

Career Conversations in Other Counselling Contexts
  • Presenter: Jen Davies
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Most of our clients will have been employees or entrepreneurs at some point in their careers, meaning they will have worked, and work has a profound effect on our psychological states and our well-being. It may become obvious through the course of counselling on another issue – depression, anxiety, family strife – that the work our client is doing to keep roof overhead, food on the table, and pay for counselling is one of the major sources of the issue. We will look at the practical aspects of supporting these clients through the lens of the CCPA Code of Ethics, in particular the principles B1 Primary Responsibility, B14 Multiple Helpers, and B18 Referral.

Presenter: Jen Davies

Jen currently serves as the Manager, Career Development at the Academic Advising & Career Centre at UTSC, and is almost finished her Ed.D. in Counselling Psychology at OISE. She has worked in career services since 2007. Her interests/dissertation have focused on the experiences of newcomers entering the workforce in Canada.

Ethics in Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Presenter: Eileen Bona
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This presentation will provide the viewer with a thorough understanding of the ethical concerns that people working with animals in helping professions or people hoping to, or currently practicing, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in Canada should be aware of. The presenter has 13 years of experience practicing AAT and has developed and taught the first College Accredited Course in AAT as well as developed the first certification program in AAT in Canada.

Presenter: Eileen Bona

Eileen has been working with people with multiple mental health issues and organic brain dysfunction for more than 20 years.  She began partnering with animals in a natural setting to help people with complex needs 13 years ago and founded the Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy Association at that time.

Working with Children – Part 2
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will be exploring the therapeutical interventions and considerations of working with children and young people. This is Part 2 to the Working with Children introduction webinar.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Working with Families
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will look at the dynamics of family therapy and how to adapt other therapies to work inclusively and in an unbiased way with families to minimise conflict and enhance their communication.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Working with Children – Part 1
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will look at the considerations needed to alter our therapeutic interventions to work effectively with children.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Art as Therapy
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will look at how to integrate a creative art therapy based approach into your sessions to make them more hands on, interactive and therapeutically dynamic.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Building Resilience to Compassion Fatigue
  • Presenter: Monique Brideau
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout are often used interchangeably but actually have subtle differences.  This webinar explores those differences as well as coping strategies that build service providers’ resilience to these occupational hazards of caring.  Both self-care and “collective care” (ways that service providers can care for one another as a community) will be explored.

Presenter: Monique Brideau

Monique Brideau is a Registered Social Worker, with a Clinical Specialization, based in Calgary, AB.  She is a Co-Director of Upward Spiral Consulting and Counselling Services, which provides strengths-based training, consulting and counselling services to individuals, couples and groups.

Introduction to Psychopharmacology for Counsellors
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will look at what psychopharmacology is and what counsellors need to know about drug therapy and medications to enhance their work. *Please note that our presenter is from Australia and that while the information presented should take into consideration differences in Canada vs. Australia, some of the information presented MAY not apply to practitioners in Canada.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Effective Note-Taking
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will explore the elements of taking notes, what to include, how to take good notes that are ethically sound. What to do if your notes are subpoenaed and also look at confidentiality considerations. *Please note that our presenter is from Australia and that while the information presented should take into consideration differences in Canada vs. Australia, some of the information presented MAY not apply to practitioners in Canada.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

You Matter Too
  • Presenter: Renée Gendron
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

As a counsellor/psychotherapist, your role is to care and tend to the needs of another. With caregiving professions in particular, putting others first can result in a lack of self-care. Society doesn’t see that you’re very tired, that you need time for yourself and that some days it’s very difficult to cope with all of the demands put on you. In short, you’re suffering from empathy fatigue. Learn what empathy is and some steps you can take to recharge yourself.

Presenter: Renée Gendron

Renée Gendron is an engaging speaker(S), creative mediator (M), published researcher (R) and dynamic trainer(T).  She applies her SMRT skills in support of individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations. Renée is keenly interested in helping individuals and firms become more resilient and responsive to rapidly changing market conditions. Renée welcomes feedback. She can be reached on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, her website www.vitaedynamics.com and by email [email protected]

Empowerment/ Assertiveness
  • Presenter: Renée Gendron
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Empowerment is the application of skills and a series of processes that encourages another to take responsibility and control over their lives. Building other people up is more than the delegation and decentralization of authority and power. Learn some techniques in helping others to help themselves. Assertiveness skills are one of the tools that will guide clients towards empowerment. Learn techniques to help your clients stand up for themselves, have their opinions heard and their ideas and input credited.

Presenter: Renée Gendron

Renée Gendron is an engaging speaker(S), creative mediator (M), published researcher (R) and dynamic trainer(T).  She applies her SMRT skills in support of individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations. Renée is keenly interested in helping individuals and firms become more resilient and responsive to rapidly changing market conditions. Renée welcomes feedback. She can be reached on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, her website www.vitaedynamics.com and by email [email protected]

Addressing Difficult Behaviours
  • Presenter: Renée Gendron
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

If you work with people, eventually you have to deal with conflict. People can scream, intimidate, pout, basically, they can be difficult.  In the workplace, employees can have behavioural issues that impede their performance. Customers can be excessively difficult. In this workshop, learn some techniques to help your clients reduce friction in a tense conversation.

Presenter: Renée Gendron

Renée Gendron is an engaging speaker(S), creative mediator (M), published researcher (R) and dynamic trainer(T).  She applies her SMRT skills in support of individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations. Renée is keenly interested in helping individuals and firms become more resilient and responsive to rapidly changing market conditions. Renée welcomes feedback. She can be reached on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, her website www.vitaedynamics.com and by email [email protected]

Counselling of Immigrant Children and Youth School Settlement
  • Presenter: Belinda Josephson
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, we will be discussing resources that educators may use with a variety of cultures in a public school setting to facilitate a positive school settlement.

Presenter: Belinda Josephson

Belinda has been a public school educator for 10 years, a school administrator for 12 years and a school guidance counsellor 10 years. She has taught grades primary to College level in both Nova Scotia and Manitoba. She has facilitated many topics. Some of these topics include student leadership, peer helping and critical incidents.

Le son du silence
  • Presenter: Renée Gendron
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Nous avons déjà tous vécu des conversations ponctuées de moments de silence. Certains de ces moments ne comportaient aucun malaise, tandis que d’autres suscitaient un certain inconfort. Nous nous empressons souvent de combler les moments de silence par du verbiage creux, des commentaires oiseux ou des idées en l’air. Lorsqu’on communique avec un client, les moments de silence peuvent être porteurs de beaucoup de sens. Ils peuvent rendre le client plus à l’aise de s’ouvrir et de partager, tout en relayant de l’information sur l’état émotionnel et en indiquant les aspects nécessitant plus d’attention.

Presenter: Renée Gendron

Renée Gendron est une oratrice stimulante (O), une médiatrice créative (M), une chercheuse publiée (C) et une formatrice dynamique (F). Elle puise donc dans ses habiletés OMCF pour appuyer les individus, les entrepreneurs et les organismes. Renée souhaite vivement aider les individus et les entreprises à devenir résilients et plus réactifs aux conditions qui évoluent et changent rapidement sur le marché du travail. Elle accueille volontiers les commentaires. On peut la joindre sur Facebook, Twitter et Google+, sur son site web www.vitaedynamics.com et par courriel [email protected]

Drama Therapy: Using the fundamental principles of improvisation to facilitate positive change and growth among youth populations
  • Presenter: Lisa Drupsteen, M.A., CCC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Lisa Drupsteen is a drama therapist and applied improvisation facilitator. In this webinar session, Lisa will explore the fundamental principles of successful improvisation through a clinical lens and share with viewers her exciting discoveries from applying improvisation in a clinical setting with special emphasis on working with youth. Having worked with youth living with various psychological, developmental, and social challenges, Lisa has developed group programs that consist of three phases: 1) Introduction, 2) Exploration, and 3) Culminating Enactment & Review. This webinar will explore each phase in depth, including ways in which they can be adapted for a wide range of populations and to target a variety of clinical goals in different settings.

Presenter: Lisa Drupsteen, M.A., CCC

Lisa Drupsteen has dedicated the last 10+ years to integrating her passion for theater with her love for helping others in both community and clinical settings. She is now the founder of Creative Expression, a Toronto-based company dedicated to using creative methods to help organizations promote psychological and professional growth.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will explore the basic tenets of CBT and how to apply CBT as a therapeutic intervention with anxiety.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Ethics & Legalities for Psychotherapists
  • Presenter: Steven Benmor
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This session will provide psychotherapists with the tools and skills to manage high conflict divorce clients; establish client expectations and boundaries; prevent, prepare for and manage formal complaints; and build a thriving practice, maximize profit and minimize client dissatisfaction.

Presenter: Steven Benmor

Steven Benmor of Benmor Family Law Group is certified as a specialist in family law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.  He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science, then from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Laws and then from York University with a Master of Laws (Family Law).  He is one of the 43 Canadian Fellows of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  He was a past adjunct professor of family law at Osgoode Hall Law School and at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology.  He previously served as a panel lawyer with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee.  His many volunteer positions include Chair of the Board of Access for Parents and Children of Ontario, Chair of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, Founding Director and Treasurer of the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Director of the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.  He was a member of the Expert Advisory Group on Family Justice Improvements to the then Attorney General, the Honourable Chris Bentley.  Steven is a frequent writer, presenter and contributor to family law education and press coverage. He was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Service Award by the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Steven credits his wife Jackie and his 3 (vocal) children for his greatest education in the field of family law.

A Developmental and Relationship Approach to Dealing with ASD Part 2
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this seminar we will continue to explore tangible ways of working with ASD ( a follow up webinar to the previous one on ASD). We will look at an integrated, developmental approach to working with families, schools and the children to encourage an inclusive therapeutic intervention.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

The Sound of Silence
  • Presenter: Renée Gendron
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We’ve all been in conversations in which there were moments of silence. Some moments were comfortable, some caused discomfort. We often take it upon ourselves to quickly fill the silence with any kind of idle thought, random comment or passing idea. When communicating with a client moments of silence can carry great meaning. They can make a client more comfortable to open up and share, they relay emotional information and they indicate where more attention is needed.

Presenter: Renée Gendron

Renée Gendron is an engaging speaker(S), creative mediator(M), published researcher (R) and dynamic trainer(T).  She applies her SMRT skills in support of individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations. Renée is keenly interested in helping individuals and firms become more resilient and responsive to rapidly changing market conditions. Renée welcomes feedback. She can be reached on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, her website www.vitaedynamics.com and by email [email protected].

Exploring Pornography Addiction – Part 2
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar we will look at how this addiction may form – attachment issues, separation anxiety in childhood or adolescence, childhood trauma, power control issues, insecurity, infantilism to name a few and how we can apply a values based approach to counselling this growing group of clients.

This is a follow-up to the webinar called Sex and Pornography Addiction. The recording of the first part is also available.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology. She has been a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. She holds clinical registrations with ACA & PACFA.

Mindfulness: A Relational and Values-Based Aspect of its Concepts
  • Presenter: Lynette Monteiro
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Mindfulness has attained wide-spread use in clinical settings and has grown into multi-faceted interventions we use to alleviate suffering. This presentation will introduce two important aspects of mindfulness interventions: (1) the essential concept of mindfulness practice with its varieties of interventions, and (2) the role of values in the cultivation of healthy relations with self and others.

Participants in this presentation will learn more about:

  • Mindfulness interventions and their general application
  • Client-related issues important to the use of mindfulness approaches
  • Values as a central factor in helping clients understand the source of distress
  • Intimacy, immediacy, and interconnectedness as relational components in the practice of mindfulness
Presenter: Lynette Monteiro

Lynette Monteiro, Ph.D. is a registered psychologist and Director of Training at the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, Ottawa Canada. She completed an MA on neuro-behavioural correlates of human communication disorders and a PhD investigating the efficacy of methylphenidate in the treatment of ADHD in pre-school-aged children. She is trained in CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy for veterans and active military personnel, mindfulness-based treatments (MBSR, MBCT, MiCBT, MSC) and Buddhist chaplaincy. Dr. Monteiro co-developed the Mindfulness-based Symptom Management (M4) program, an ethics-based mindfulness intervention and is used in the treatment of psychological distress, pain management, and burnout resilience. Her treatment interests include treatments for military and first response members experiencing PTSD and she serves as a personnel selection psychologist for police and military units. She developed the M4 Teacher Training Path for healthcare professionals seeking to cultivate mindfulness skills in clinical and educational applications. As Clinical Professor at the University of Ottawa, she is in charge of training PhD clinical psychology candidates in ethics-based mindfulness interventions. She is co-author of Mindfulness Starts Here, articles, and chapters on integrating Buddhist teachings, specifically ethics, into mindfulness interventions.

Reflective Practice in Supervision
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop participants will be supervisors or eligible to become one. We will explore how to use a reflective practice model to enhance the supervision relationship, process and practice.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

A Developmental and Relationship Approach to Dealing with ASD
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will explore ways of working with ASD including behavioural, sensory and regulatory disorders through a developmental and relational lens. It will provide practical ways for supporting children diagnosed with ASD and their parents.

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

An Overview of the Military Family Lifestyle in Canada
  • Presenter: Todd Stride, Military Family Services
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Canada’s modern military families are similar to civilian Canadian families, but face distinctive challenges. The demands of service life, placed on military families, may exacerbate the need for mental health supports by some families. Accessing mental health services can also be more difficult for military families due to frequent geographic relocations which are often compounded by regular absences of the serving member during training and deployment. This webinar will explain the defining features of the military lifestyle in Canada (i.e., mobility, risk and separation), along with geographic and demographic information about military families.  The resources currently available through the Canadian Armed Forces and extended Canadian community will also be highlighted.

Presenter: Todd Stride, Military Family Services

Todd Stride is the Senior Manager of Community Development with Military Family Services in Ottawa.  Todd has over 15 years’ experience in the management of community programming with Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services.   In addition to being a trained educator and policy analyst, Todd holds a Master’s degree in Project Management from the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

A Spectrum Approach to Aboriginality: Implications for Counselling
  • Presenter: Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This presentation begins with the presentation of self-maps of four individuals from northern or aboriginal communities, and together these maps are taken to represent a spectrum of possibilities with respect to self-identity. The interplay of collectivity and individuality in the development and maintenance of a functional self is discussed. The resultant fluid view of aboriginality and the self-challenges essentialist notions that have influenced multicultural counselling. A collaborative approach recognizing the client’s expertise on his or her self is suggested involving co-construction of self-maps. The use of such maps in counselling is reviewed referencing Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative and Adlerian schools.

Presenter: Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson

Dr. Robertson is in private practice northern Saskatchewan as a counselling and educational psychologist. He is on the faculty of Athabasca University and has served on the CCPA Northern Initiative Committee.

The Aging Brain – Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This will look at the neural problems and describe the signs to help recognize onset, what to do and how to help the client and family manage.

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is a psychotherapist, author and teacher in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He holds Masters degrees in Social Ecology, Education and Brain and Mind Sciences. He lectures internationally and is published in a number of books, journals and magazines. He is Co-President of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

Psychotherapy for Addictions and Compulsive Disorders
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

For many psychotherapists and counsellors the treatment of addictions to substances or compulsive activities is regarded as a mystery (inclusive of alcoholism, drug abuse, sex addiction, and problem gambling). Such hesitance comes as little surprise as few therapy modalities provide for any explicit treatment methodology for addictive conditions–other than referral to 12-step treatment programs, use of pharmaceutical intoxicant substitutes or craving inhibitors, or the provisioning of support for abstinence. Often such ineffective interventions leave clients cycling through sobriety and relapse, with sometimes worsening conditions leading to very dire consequences. In this webinar participants will be challenged to overthrow this longstanding professional reluctance to deal with the suffering which underlies any addictive process. Through this brief seminar participants will be introduced to how an addictive attribute is not to be found, for instance, in an action or substance alone, but in the irresistible soothing which any activity may provide.

Participants will review major theories of overcoming addiction from contemporary schools of therapeutic work, leading to a formulaic breakdown of the logic of an addictive enactment.  Finally, participants will learn how to guide their clients through to safely coming face to face with their innermost challenges–so to perceive, recognize, and realize their potential for true liberation and transformation.

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael Hejazi, MSc, is a psychoanalytic researcher and practitioner.

His work seeks to address and resolve pervasive problems in the practices of psychotherapy, counselling, psychology, advocacy, as well as issues of knowledge attainment and engagement in the human sciences. Michael is enthusiastic about advancing theory and ethical practice, through teaching and learning from his international colleagues throughout the helping professions.

The Dangers of Dopamine – Schizophrenia, Psychosis and Parkinson’s
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This will look at the neuroscience as well as how to recognize these things in the therapy. It is important to know what drugs are being prescribed so that you can understand some of the issues the client is experiencing i.e. why they are having talk therapy as well as medical therapy.

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is a psychotherapist, author and teacher in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He holds Masters degrees in Social Ecology, Education and Brain and Mind Sciences. He lectures internationally and is published in a number of books, journals and magazines. He is Co-President of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

What Can Happen to the Brain – MS, Autism and Brain Injury
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This will look at the basis of these problems and show how they might be experienced in the therapy room.

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is a psychotherapist, author and teacher in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He holds Masters degrees in Social Ecology, Education and Brain and Mind Sciences. He lectures internationally and is published in a number of books, journals and magazines. He is Co-President of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

How does neuroscience improve the practice of psychotherapy? Revised Edition, 2015
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

There has been an avalanche of neuroscience information over the past decade and even over the past few years since the first delivery of this presentation. It is still exciting, and it can still be confusing. This webinar will clarify some of the confusion and show how being a ‘brain-wise’ therapist can enhance whatever therapy you prefer to practice. The key to successful therapy is to help reintegrate the client to a more connected state. We will explore the most recent thinking about mirror neurons; the Polyvagal theory, resilience and coping, as well as innovations like memory reconsolidation and the implicit mind. Our desired result is still to show how knowledge of the brain helps us attune with clients to aid recovery and well-being.

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is a psychotherapist, author and teacher in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He holds Masters degrees in Social Ecology, Education and Brain and Mind Sciences. He lectures internationally and is published in a number of books, journals and magazines. He is Co-President of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

What Every Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Ontario Needs to Know About Family Law
  • Presenter: Steven Benmor, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M. (Family)
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar will give you important information and facts on family law in Ontario. The following topics will be covered:

  • What is the law of child and custody & access?
  • Who is your client?
  • Can you (or your notes) be subpoenaed to court?
  • What should be covered in your notes?
  • When do you have a duty to report to CAS or the police?
  • How to work with your clients’ spouse’s lawyers
  • Can a therapist mediate a settlement?
  • Can therapy be court-ordered?
  • How to prevent, prepare for & manage formal complaints?
Presenter: Steven Benmor, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M. (Family)

Steven Benmor has been certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He holds a Masters of Laws degree in Family Law and was an adjunct Professor of Family Law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Decision Making: Improve Your Decision Making Skills and Learn How to Help Others Make Great Decisions
  • Presenter: Ada Y. Barlatt, PhD
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Decision Making is important – personally and professionally. This workshop will help you improve your decision making skills and help you facilitate your clients’ decision making.

During this webinar, I will discuss relevant research about decision making (definitions, challenges and strategies). In addition, I will introduce you to my method that can be applied to any decision. My approach, called the Sumptu Decision Making Framework, empowers you to reflect your values and priorities in every decision. I will conclude with a discussion on how you can assist others in making decisions when using this method.

By the end of the webinar you will know implementable strategies and how to avoid common mistakes. You will have practiced these steps on a decision you are facing, and you will know how to help facilitate the decisions of others!

Presenter: Ada Y. Barlatt, PhD

Ada Y. Barlatt, PhD is your cheerful Life Engineer! Ada helps people that are feeling lost stuck or confused 1) organize their thoughts 2) find clarity and 3) make decisions to create a life that they love! Ada develops products and services that combine Engineering thinking and Personal Development concepts to help you reach your full potential!

Wheels Within Wheels: A Flexible Counselling Tool
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Too often clients are overwhelmed because the issue they face feels overwhelming. At times, counsellors presented with a concern, such as a client’s passivity, can feel that way as well. Wheels Within Wheels is a simple tool that helps break the topic down by levels until a manageable issue reveals itself. Not only is this a very practical way of focusing on the challenge it takes far less time to discover the core problem area. One aspect of this counselling technique that appeals to me is the interaction between the client and me. Clients tend to be very invested in the process.

During this webinar I will demonstrate how to use Wheels Within Wheels in your practice. This includes an actual topic broken down into three levels.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil

Shirley Soleil – Day lives and works in Aylesford and also works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a consultant, facilitator, and author. Shirley advocates for people with disabilities, those suffering from abuse, and those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping Others Help Themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families. As part of the counselling process, Shirley uses Dream Work and a “Wheels Within Wheels” method to assist her clients in focusing on specific issues.

The Brain 101 – The Bits and Parts and How to Use This Knowledge To Improve Therapy
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Brain science has moved so quickly and many of us know about this bit and that part, but not how it all fits together to be a whole brain that is inside a whole person. This course will help to fill in the gaps and develop more confidence in this fascinating area. We will walk through the overall architecture of the brain and how these bits and parts work together as well as look at how this can be used in the therapy room. Neuroscience shows what is going on within our clients, in addition to what we can observe. More importantly, when you have the brain/body in mind we can add other layers and possibilities to how we conduct therapy and deepen our understanding of what is or isn’t happening in the client. Let’s seek to know more about the organ we treat and use that knowledge to be better practitioners. That just makes sense.

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is in private practice in Sydney, Australia and travels the world lecturing on the subject of the neuroscience of psychotherapy and Psychosocial Genomics. He is a board member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

Case Supervision Using Metaphors
  • Presenter: Norman Amundson, Ph.D.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This presentation will focus on how metaphors are used within counselling sessions and also how metaphors can be incorporated into the supervision process. The discussion will include both theoretical material and practical examples. The intention here is to provide a new framework for discussion and analysis of counselling situations. This metaphoric framework utilizes “combinatory play” and sets a foundation for creative problem solving and action.

 

Presenter: Norman Amundson, Ph.D.

Norman Amundson is a professor of Counselling Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. His areas of interest are creativity, metaphor, active engagement, and career development. He has published widely including a book on “Metaphor Making: Your Career, Your Life, Your Way”.

Enhancing Parental Engagement Through a Reflective Process
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will look at what parent engagement and reflective processes are, then integrate the two to discuss ways in which we can get parents, particularly those in (post separation) conflict to better interact and engage with their child/ren and each other.

 

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Working With Anxious Clients
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We will explore the different types, symptoms of anxiety and ways of working with anxious clients.

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Every Ending Matters: Session Length and Durations in Treatment Debates and Insights into the Effect of Time on Therapy
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Every ending matters, but how? When a patient or therapist has to move away, ending therapy prematurely, or even suddenly passes, a forced termination, when a span of therapy is to conclude, or, when a session ends, after sixty minutes, forty-five, or in a sudden perhaps rash break-down in the transference–in all these instances the end of therapy carries important significance for the parties to a therapeutic process. In this brief tutorial seminar Michael Hejazi will lead participants in a discussion on the important significance of endings to a person’s understanding, decision making, doubt, and intuition. Special attention will be given to psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s 1945 paper, Logical Time and the Assertion of Anticipated Certainty, and to his controversial practice of variable length sessions and the ‘scansion’, the « moment as a form of an interpretation » (Bruce Fink, 2011).

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael Hejazi, MSc, is a psychoanalytic therapist in private practice in Ottawa. He researches, writes, and teaches in the psychotherapies.

Michael also studies Ethics at Saint Paul University. His upcoming projects include giving discussion papers on Sandor Ferenczi’s formalization of psychoanalytic theory, on René Descartes’ erotic fetishes, as well as a film on phantoms and visual hallucinations in psychopathology.

Sex and Pornography Addiction – Part 1
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We will look at identifying the different types of sex and pornography addictions as well as the morphology and intervention options.

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

It Pays to Make Mental Wellness Your Business: Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Presenter: Nikita Rewari
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This thought-provoking webinar we will change the way you think about occupational health and safety. Join us to learn about the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – a set of guidelines, tools and resources that is revolutionizing how workplaces prevent psychological harm due to workplace factors. This session offers a roadmap to a brighter future for employers – highlighting the social and economic benefits of putting mental health at the top of the business agenda.

 

Presenter: Nikita Rewari

Nitika Rewari is the lead for the National Case Study Research Project at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This three year project was launched in January 2014, and was initiated to help build the case for implementing the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. The project sees the MHCC following more than 40 organizations across Canada to identify promising practices. Nitika has dedicated the last 14 years of her career to health research, with a focus on e-Mental Health. Nitika has also delivered several workshops on the topic of workplace mental health, which is also the focus of the webinar.

School Counselling at the Elementary School Level
  • Presenter: Belinda Josephson
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar will discuss the tools you can use to school counsel at the elementary level. We will discuss resources that can be used. An open discussion format will be used and shared with the participants.

 

Presenter: Belinda Josephson

Belinda has been a public school educator for 10 years, a school administrator for 12 years and a school guidance counsellor 10 years. She has taught grades primary to College level in both Nova Scotia and Manitoba. She has facilitated many topics. Some of these topics include student leadership, peer helping and critical incidents.

Assessing and Managing risk
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will explore the types of risks we experience in our rooms/settings and sessions eg safety and security, working with children, suicide and self harm indicators and more. And ways to can identify and manage these risks.

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Clinical Supervision of the Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Presenter: Beth Robinson and Jeff Landine
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

There is a growing consensus in the field of counselling and psychotherapy that recognition of clinical supervision as a specialty area of practice is long overdue. Competence as a clinical supervisor is not something that is typically developed through graduate education and training nor does it automatically arise from experience as a practicing counsellor or psychotherapist.  In this webinar Drs Robinson and Landine will distinguish between ethical and legal obligations in clinical supervision, explore ethical considerations related to informed consent, boundaries of competence, relational boundaries, record keeping, remedial intervention, and self-care, among other topics.  They will promote awareness of approaches aimed at managing risk and minimizing liability in clinical supervision and will identify some clinical supervision contraindications. There will ample time allotted to respond to questions related to the ethical and legal aspects of supervision.

 

Presenter: Beth Robinson and Jeff Landine

Beth Robinson is a Counsellor Educator in the MEd Counselling Program at Acadia University and has a longstanding interest in both counselling ethics and clinical supervision.

Jeff Landine is a professor in the Counselling program at the University of New Brunswick where he teaches Ethical and Professional Issues in Counselling Practice and serves as the University Coordinator for all Counselling practica.

Feminist Supervision: A Model for Knowledge and Practice
  • Presenter: Judy Chew, PhD. RPsych
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Feminist supervision grew out of the practice of feminist therapy. As a theoretical framework, feminist supervision is related to but conceptually distinct from good supervision. This webinar engages counselling professionals in the current knowledge and practice about feminist supervision. Participants are introduced to the key tenets, working with male trainees, challenges/cautions, and best practices to promote continued competency.

 

Presenter: Judy Chew, PhD. RPsych

Judy is a registered psychologist and training director at the University of Calgary, Counselling Centre. In addition, she holds associate adjunct professor positions in the Faculty of Social Work and Division of Applied Psychology and has a small private practice. Her clinical practice and training/supervision reflect the value placed on addressing dimensions of diversity to promote professional and ethical practice.

Mindfulness Part 4 – Five Steps to Freedom from the beliefs and habits that bind us (also known as the Get out of prison card)
  • Presenter: Heather Ferris
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Beliefs and habits affect our bodies and our responses to others. We will discuss five steps that, if practiced, will allow us to recognise what is going on in the present moment and allow us to respond authentically and more effectively.

 

Presenter: Heather Ferris

Heather Ferris is a lead facilitator with Mindfulness Development Associates, counsellor and educator with over 30 years experience in Canada and internationally. A meditator for over twenty years, Heather is the author of Mindfulness, Awakening to a Meaningful life (2011) and facilitator of mindfulness groups and retreats. She uses mindfulness to help clients regulate stress and anxiety, as well as building awareness of habitual tendencies that lead to unfulfilled relationships with self and others.

Genograms and Timeline Therapy
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This interactive workshop will explore ways to construct and utilise genograms and timeline therapy in everyday practice.

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Mindfulness Part 3 – The importance of presence in the practice of co-regulation
  • Presenter: Heather Ferris
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We will discuss and practice techniques and methods to develop presence and recognise internal patterns that prevent us from being present.  We will discuss co-regulation particularly as it relates to working with children who may have anxiety and attention or hyperactive responses.

 

Presenter: Heather Ferris

Heather Ferris is a lead facilitator with Mindfulness Development Associates, counsellor and educator with over 30 years experience in Canada and internationally. A meditator for over twenty years, Heather is the author of Mindfulness, Awakening to a Meaningful life (2011) and facilitator of mindfulness groups and retreats. She uses mindfulness to help clients regulate stress and anxiety, as well as building awareness of habitual tendencies that lead to unfulfilled relationships with self and others.

Cyber Addictions
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop we will explore types of cyber addiction, gaming, social media and gambling and look at implications i.e. cyber bullying, social isolation etc

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Mindfulness Part 2 – Working With Children and Youth
  • Presenter: Heather Ferris
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We will discuss the use of mindfulness practice and particularly the use of the  mindfulness bell, and other cultural adaptations, to sustain quiet attention, interrupt habitual behaviours and develop self awareness.

Presenter: Heather Ferris

Heather Ferris is a lead facilitator with Mindfulness Development Associates, counsellor and educator with over 30 years experience in Canada and internationally. A meditator for over twenty years, Heather is the author of Mindfulness, Awakening to a Meaningful life (2011) and facilitator of mindfulness groups and retreats. She uses mindfulness to help clients regulate stress and anxiety, as well as building awareness of habitual tendencies that lead to unfulfilled relationships with self and others.

Introduction to ACT (Mindfulness Techniques)
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This workshop will enable participants to have an introductory understanding of Acceptance and Compassion Therapy (ACT).

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Using Strengths-Based Resources to Enhance Counselling Effectiveness
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This interactive workshop will employ a range of strengths-based tools and resources in order for the counsellor to effectively engage the client ensuring an effective intervention.

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Mindfulness Part 1 – What is it, Why Develop it and How do we Increase Mindful Attention
  • Presenter: Heather Ferris
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This one-hour session will provide an introduction to the practice of Mindfulness and is a prerequisite for the following three sessions. The session will be interactive providing instruction and encouraging practice of personal mindfulness meditation (body and mind awareness). There will be discussion of how this is used with clients to help them regulate their nervous system responses with case examples and time for questions.

 

Presenter: Heather Ferris

Heather Ferris is a lead facilitator with Mindfulness Development Associates, counsellor and educator with over 30 years experience in Canada and internationally. A meditator for over twenty years, Heather is the author of Mindfulness, Awakening to a Meaningful life (2011) and facilitator of mindfulness groups and retreats. She uses mindfulness to help clients regulate stress and anxiety, as well as building awareness of habitual tendencies that lead to unfulfilled relationships with self and others.

Using Dream Interpretation in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

All therapists have had clients express interests in sharing their dreams, wanting to make sense of these deeply personal and perplexing experiences. Being full of significant symbols and emotional potency, dreams have to be properly worked to disclose their therapeutic potentiality. While analytic therapy modalities have long had a grounding in dream work, behavioral, cognitive, and client-centered therapies have generally avoided interpretation. That was then, and the emphasis in clinical work is fast changing; growing interest in subjectivity, personal life-narratives, hearing-voices, and the use of qualitative methods in research sets the groundwork for therapists of all orientations to become versed in working intersubjectively. What clinical experience shows is that a degree of willingness and capacity to work with dreams serves to both enrich therapy and provide powerful means by which therapists of all orientations can become more familiarized with otherwise hidden aspects of clients’ psychologies.

More importantly, client’s disclosure and effective working through of dream material serves to enrich the therapeutic alliance and deepen their own self-understanding of what disquieting and hindering experiences remain in the background of their conscious waking life.

This practical dream-interpretation webinar will provide both an overview of interpretation theory, and offer techniques therapists can use to safely, meaningfully, and effectively bring forward associations surrounding dream content. By comparing and contrasting the dream interpretation theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl G. Jung, and Jacques Lacan, participant therapists will be able to effectively navigate and use dream material in the course of a therapeutic regimen.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael Hejazi, MSc, is a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice in Ottawa. Michael is also involved with a number of international and local scholarly organizations and groups. His studies include investigations into the treatment of psychosis among refugee populations, psychopathology classification problems in the DSM-5, suicide prevention among military personnel, as well as the treating factor among differing modalities of therapy. Michael is interested in facilitating learning processes that will help his colleagues in the psychologies work more ethically and effectively.

Using Mind Maps to Enhance Interventions
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this workshop participants will learn how to use mind mapping to assist and enhance client interventions.

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Who Do We Talk To?
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Counsellors and Therapists practicing in an urban setting generally have another counsellor/therapist to listen to concerns regarding clients. Professionals working in rural and/or Northern parts of Canada may be more isolated and may at times have no one available to hear their stories or address their issues. Who, then, do these counsellors/therapists go to? The necessity of keeping a client’s confidentiality intact prevents us from talking to family or friends. However, there are people we can talk to without breaking confidentiality. The answer to the question, “Who Do We Talk To?” is discussed in this webinar.

 

Presenter: Shirley Soleil

Shirley Soleil lives and works in Aylesford and also has an office in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor/consultant, Shirley is a workshop facilitator and author. She advocates for people with disabilities, those who are suffering from abuse, those suffering from poverty, etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping Others Help Themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families and works with children and adult children of alcoholics. As part of the counselling process, Shirley uses Dream Work and a “Wheels Within Wheels” method to assist her clients in focusing on specific issues.

An Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
  • Presenter: Eileen Bona
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar will provide the participant with a thorough understanding of what AAT is, the foundational research and theories that support it, case examples of how it works for different populations and an outline of the ethical concerns that people practicing AAT in Canada should be aware of. This webinar will be the first of many intended to educate participants about the intricacies of practicing AAT. The presenter has 11 years of experience practicing AAT and has developed and taught the first College Accredited Course in AAT as well as developed the first certification program in AAT in Canada.

 

Presenter: Eileen Bona

Eileen has been working with people with multiple mental health issues and organic brain dysfunction for more than 20 years.  She began partnering with animals in a natural setting to help people with complex needs 11 years ago and founded the Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy Association at that time.

Becoming a Trans-Sensitive Clinician – Parts 1 and 2
  • Presenter: Alison Carpenter, BA, M.Ed, CCC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Part 1:

This webinar will first focus on orienting participants to the lived realities of trans and gender non-conforming clients both by defining important words and concepts and by discussing some of the challenging manifestations and effects of gender dysphoria.  We will also look at ways that we as clinicians can create a welcoming environment for trans and GNC clients who, in the rest of their lives, deal with environments which are unaware, dismissive and/or hostile to their experiences.  The webinar is designed for clinicians who are interested in working with trans and GNC clients but who have little or no experience or training to do so.

Part 2:

This webinar will look at three or four diverse case studies and identify the therapeutic issues to keep in mind within the counselling relationship.  Insight, experience and questions from participants are welcome.

 

Presenter: Alison Carpenter, BA, M.Ed, CCC

Alison has been in private practice in Montreal since 1997 working with activist, artistic, student, LGBT and Q populations.  She has worked therapeutically with 70+ transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming clients and also writes therapeutic letters of support for clients who are pursuing physical transition with hormones and/or surgery.

Psychotherapy for Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Are you treating individuals who exhibit symptoms suggestive of feeding and eating disorders? You are a competent and knowledgeable clinician; yet you want to provide clinical services with the most up-to-date information and techniques that are available. For a brief but comprehensive overview and clinical update you may want to participate in this webinar. Part of a six-part series, each webinar will provide you with information about one of the most commonly encountered disorder domains.

Please note that all upcoming webinars that are a part of this series are listed on this webpage.

Each of these webinars will provide an overview of the DSM-5 description of the disorder category. Then treatment strategies for these conditions will be considered through Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Client Centered, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy perspectives; clinical counselling case examples will illustrate the treatment techniques. The session will conclude with a brief discussion regarding emerging research being conducted regarding each of the disorder domains.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael is an Ottawa psychodynamic psychotherapist. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health.

Interested in advancing clinical ethics and research methods in the psychologies, Michael hopes to support his colleagues become more aware and effective as therapists.

Mindfulness & Trauma-Informed Care: Arts, senses and symbols to reduce traumatic symptoms – Part 1 & 2
  • Presenter: Autumn Marie Chilcote, BA, Med, CCC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 per part for CCPA members | $35 per part for non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Research supports the use of mindfulness in a therapeutic setting to enhance emotional regulation, reduce flashbacks and rumination, and work toward resilience and post-traumatic growth. In this two-part webinar, participants are invited to explore the integration of mindfulness principles with art and body work when approaching trauma-informed counselling.

In Part 1, a brief introduction of the primary tasks of safety and emotional regulation will be presented. Participants will be offered a sampling of 5-10 minute therapeutic techniques focusing on these main goals of trauma-informed counselling integrating mindfulness-based art and body work.

In Part 2, a short summary of trauma-informed care will open the session.  Sample therapeutic techniques will focus toward mindfulness in relief of rumination and attending to flashbacks, with further samples of 5-10 minute art and body activities that invite this conversation with clients.  Part 2 will close with a discussion of resilience and post-traumatic growth, including samples from clinical case work and resources for further exploration.

 

Presenter: Autumn Marie Chilcote, BA, Med, CCC

Autumn Marie Chilcote has enjoyed a range of roles in counselling, research and education, partnering with agencies including Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Northern BC Youth Sexual Health Team. Autumn currently provides trauma-informed counselling for Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax.

Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

Are you treating individuals who exhibit symptoms suggestive of personality disorders? You are a competent and knowledgeable clinician; yet you want to provide clinical services with the most up-to-date information and techniques that are available. For a brief but comprehensive overview and clinical update you may want to participate in this webinar. Part of a six-part series, each webinar will provide you with information about one of the most commonly encountered disorder domains.

Please note that all upcoming webinars that are a part of this series are listed on this webpage.

Each of these webinars will provide an overview of the DSM-5 description of the disorder category. Then treatment strategies for these conditions will be considered through Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Client Centered, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy perspectives; clinical counselling case examples will illustrate the treatment techniques. The session will conclude with a brief discussion regarding emerging research being conducted regarding each of the disorder domains.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael is an Ottawa psychodynamic psychotherapist. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health.

Interested in advancing clinical ethics and research methods in the psychologies, Michael hopes to support his colleagues become more aware and effective as therapists.

Working With High Conflict Couples Post Separation
  • Presenter: Stacey Lloyd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $25 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

We will explore the elements of post separation as it applies to the Counselling and therapy context with a focus on specific skills and strategies for this special, unique & growing area of family therapy to defuse, manage and work appropriately with high conflict couples whilst maintaining a child focussed approach.

 

Presenter: Stacey Lloyd

Stacey holds Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychology. is a dynamic child, family & relationship therapist, family court mediator and educator since 1999. Holding clinical registration with ACA & PACFA.

Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Are you treating individuals who exhibit symptoms suggestive of schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders? You are a competent and knowledgeable clinician; yet you want to provide clinical services with the most up-to-date information and techniques that are available. For a brief but comprehensive overview and clinical update you may want to participate in this webinar. Part of a six-part series, each webinar will provide you with information about one of the most commonly encountered disorder domains.

Please note that all upcoming webinars that are a part of this series are listed on this webpage.

Each of these webinars will provide an overview of the DSM-5 description of the disorder category. Then treatment strategies for these conditions will be considered through Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Client Centered, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy perspectives; clinical counselling case examples will illustrate the treatment techniques. The session will conclude with a brief discussion regarding emerging research being conducted regarding each of the disorder domains.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael is an Ottawa psychodynamic psychotherapist. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health.

Interested in advancing clinical ethics and research methods in the psychologies, Michael hopes to support his colleagues become more aware and effective as therapists.

Psychotherapy for Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Are you treating individuals who exhibit symptoms suggestive of trauma- and stressor-related disorders? You are a competent and knowledgeable clinician; yet you want to provide clinical services with the most up-to-date information and techniques that are available. For a brief but comprehensive overview and clinical update you may want to participate in this webinar. Part of a six-part series, each webinar will provide you with information about one of the most commonly encountered disorder domains.

Please note that all upcoming webinars that are a part of this series are listed on this webpage.

Each of these webinars will provide an overview of the DSM-5 description of the disorder category. Then treatment strategies for these conditions will be considered through Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Client Centered, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy perspectives; clinical counselling case examples will illustrate the treatment techniques. The session will conclude with a brief discussion regarding emerging research being conducted regarding each of the disorder domains.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael is an Ottawa psychodynamic psychotherapist. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health.

Interested in advancing clinical ethics and research methods in the psychologies, Michael hopes to support his colleagues become more aware and effective as therapists.

Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Are you treating individuals who exhibit symptoms suggestive of an anxiety disorder? You are a competent and knowledgeable clinician; yet you want to provide clinical services with the most up-to-date information and techniques that are available. For a brief but comprehensive overview and clinical update you may want to participate in this webinar. Part of a six-part series, each webinar will provide you with information about one of the most commonly encountered disorder domains.

Please note that all upcoming webinars that are a part of this series are listed on this webpage.

Each of these webinars will provide an overview of the DSM-5 description of the disorder category. Then treatment strategies for these conditions will be considered through Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Client Centered, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy perspectives; clinical counselling case examples will illustrate the treatment techniques. The session will conclude with a brief discussion regarding emerging research being conducted regarding each of the disorder domains.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael is an Ottawa psychodynamic psychotherapist. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health.

Interested in advancing clinical ethics and research methods in the psychologies, Michael hopes to support his colleagues become more aware and effective as therapists.

Mastering the DSM-5 to Transform Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
  • Presenter: Jason H. King, PhD
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

DSM-5 is applicable in a wide diversity of contexts and is intended for use among clinicians and researchers practicing in academic, inpatient, outpatient, residential, partial hospital, private practice, primary care, clinical, community, and consultant settings. This seminar meets the pressing needs of these professionals as they are required to facilitate more accurate diagnosis of mental health disorders and strive for more common language to communicate with patients and to promote measurement-based care. The DSM-5® represents a fundamental shift in how disorders are conceptualized and diagnosed. The seminar provides an overview of the manual’s new organization and other innovations such as spectrum disorders. Changes to major psychiatric diagnostic groups are reviewed and participants have the opportunity to practice using the new system.

 

Presenter: Jason H. King, PhD

Dr. King served as a DSM-5 Revision Task Force committee member for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Counseling Association. His Life Enhancement Center collected data for the American Psychiatric Association’s Routine Clinical Practice field trials that informed the DSM-5 revision process and is listed on page 914 of the DSM-5 for his contributions.

On the Couch: Regarding the use of a Traditional Fainting-Couch in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Through an overview of the use of the couch since Freud to contemporary seating and consulting-room arrangements, the webinar will touch upon the theoretical bases for free-associations, transferences, dreams, and resistance. The webinar will critically evaluate how design dynamics, office arrangements, and other aesthetics influence therapy. Case examples will explore the influence of the interview context on the achievement of depth and spontaneity in a series of therapeutic interviews.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael is an Ottawa psychodynamic psychotherapist. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health.

Interested in advancing clinical ethics and research methods in the psychologies, Michael hopes to support his colleagues become more aware and effective as therapists.

Psychotherapy for Depressive and Mood Disorders
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

Are you treating individuals who exhibit symptoms suggestive of a depressive or mood disorder? You are a competent and knowledgeable clinician; yet you want to provide clinical services with the most up-to-date information and techniques that are available. For a brief but comprehensive overview and clinical update you may want to participate in this webinar. Part of a six-part series, each webinar will provide you with information about one of the most commonly encountered disorder domains.

Please note that all upcoming webinars that are a part of this series are listed on this webpage.

Each of these webinars will provide an overview of the DSM-5 description of the disorder category. Then treatment strategies for these conditions will be considered through Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Client Centered, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy perspectives; clinical counselling case examples will illustrate the treatment techniques. The session will conclude with a brief discussion regarding emerging research being conducted regarding each of the disorder domains.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael is an Ottawa psychodynamic psychotherapist. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health.

Interested in advancing clinical ethics and research methods in the psychologies, Michael hopes to support his colleagues become more aware and effective as therapists.

Micro-practices of Reflective Supervision
  • Presenter: David Paré, Ph.D.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Small group reflecting processes developed by Tom Andersen (“the reflecting team” and Michael White (“outsider witness teams”) provide rich possibilities for group supervision. The adherence to a structured format increases safety by ensuring reflections unfold in a spirit of supportive curiosity and tentativeness. In this webinar, participants will learn how to structure group supervision sessions using elements of reflecting team and outsider witnessing team processes. David will present example of reflections intended to serve two key purposes: 1. Acknowledgment of the practitioner sharing their work; 2. Generation of multiple possibilities with regard to the “case” which is the focus of the sharing. Some familiarity with reflecting team traditions is helpful but not necessary for this webinar.

 

Presenter: David Paré, Ph.D.

David Paré, Ph.D., is a full professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches counselling and psychotherapy. He is author of The Practice of Collaborative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013) and editor (with Tom Strong) of Furthering Talk: Advances in the Discursive Therapies (2004) and (with Glen Larner) Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy (2004). A registered counselling psychologist, David is director of the Glebe Institute, A Centre for Constructive and Collaborative Practice in Ottawa.

An Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Practice: Applying the Scientific Method
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, the following will be covered:

– Forming a hypothesis for diagnostic and treatment purposes: for the benefit of your patient/client.

– Reviewing different views on what constitutes evidence.

– Effective observation and blending clinical methods.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael runs a psychodynamic psychotherapy practice in Ottawa ON. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health, through which he takes a keen interest in advancing clinical ethics and research methods for the profession. His masters in science research topic and dissertation examined the globalized regulation of medically assumed harmfulness criteria concerning diverse lifestyle practices across cultures.

Supervision: Creating Counsellor Reflective Communities
  • Presenter: David Paré, Ph.D.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The opportunity to reflect deeply on practice with colleagues is not only a comforting support, but also a fertile learning opportunity. Unfortunately, the opportunity rarely arises in workplaces, where supervision too often happens on the fly, and case conferences forfeit, open-ended exploration in favour of a quest for single answers. Reflective communities offer a generative alternative. They bring together practitioners from diverse work settings for ongoing sharing of practice and theory using variations on reflecting team formats to create safety and encourage multiple viewpoints. David will share his experience creating these forums for peer supervision and professional development, highlighting some key learnings based on years of collaborations with counsellors in the Ottawa area. Some familiarity with reflecting team traditions is helpful but not necessary for this webinar.

 

Presenter: David Paré, Ph.D.

David Paré, Ph.D., is a full professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa, where he teaches counselling and psychotherapy. He is author of The Practice of Collaborative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013) and editor (with Tom Strong) of Furthering Talk: Advances in the Discursive Therapies (2004) and (with Glen Larner) Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy (2004). A registered counselling psychologist, David is director of the Glebe Institute, A Centre for Constructive and Collaborative Practice in Ottawa.

DSM-V: Applications within Clinical Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar will provide an overview of DSM-V diagnostics to clinical counselling and psychotherapy applications. Participants will review diagnostics in psychotherapy. Then, the restructuring of the DSM will be reviewed; changes, such-as the move towards spectrum levels of severity will be considered for their clinical implications.

Major disorders commonly encountered by clinicians are discussed as they are presented in the DSM-V. Conditions covered include childhood neurodevelopment, depressive, anxiety, mood, obsessive-compulsive, personality, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, substance use disorder, somatic symptoms related disorders, and feeding and eating disorders.

Some consideration will be given to criticisms of the DSM-V; however, the primary focus will be pragmatic, towards recognizing and understanding how mental illnesses are categorized in the DSM-V.

 

Presenter: Michael H. Hejazi

Michael has a private psychotherapy practice in Vancouver BC. He is in supervised training in psychodynamic therapy with a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist. His educational and professional background is in transcultural mental health, through which he takes a keen interest in advancing clinical ethics and research methods for the profession.

Radically Let go of Yourself and Others!
  • Presenter: Danielle Lambrecht
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

This webinar focuses on forgiveness and self-limiting beliefs. I have found that there is a strong association between one’s self-limiting beliefs and the unstoppable expansion of past grudges, resentments, hurt, abandonment, self-victimization, self-sabotage, and so on. I hope to assist in sharing what I have learned in terms of forgiveness and how it will reduce or eliminate self-defeating thinking patterns. I use a combination of spiritual guidance, cognitive-behavioral (an offshoot of dialectical) paradigms, and my idea of “radically letting go”. Radically letting go is to accept that lessons can be learned and then let go, or lessons may be for or of past others and in this differentiation they can be radically let go to that person/ancestral lineage.

 

Presenter: Danielle Lambrecht

Danielle is bicultural – Hawaiian-Chinese and Yugoslavian. She was born in Hawaii and moved to Canada before she turned one year old. She has been working in the mental health and addictions field for 13 years, which has most recently led to a personal and spiritual counselling focus.

An Introduction to Positive Psychology for Counsellors
  • Presenter: Louisa Jewell, MAPP
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

Research and applications in Positive Psychology are increasingly relevant for counsellors to improve the psychological well-being of clients.  In this webinar, Louisa Jewell, president of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, will give an overview of positive psychology and common well-being models used today.  She will explore how you can apply this to improve psychological strength and resilience with clients. You will also learn proven exercises, activities  and tools that you can use right away with your clients to help them bounce back quickly from any situation and strengthen resilience. Louisa offers participants practical, step by step instructions in the session.

 

Presenter: Louisa Jewell, MAPP

Louisa Jewell, MAPP, is the President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and a facilitator and speaker with more than 16 years of experience working with leaders and teams to build positive and productive workplaces.  She is a graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at UPENN.

Standing Ovation: Overcoming Academic Anxiety
  • Presenter: Nancy Buzzell, Ph.D.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

What do athletes, class presenters, performing artists and thesis defenders have in common?  They are required to perform even when they are anxious.

This workshop uses sport psychology to provide practical skills that will help individuals overcome anxiety and improve their academic, artistic and/or athletic performance.  Skills included in this workshop include: activation scale, relaxation, self-regulation, positive self-talk, best performance, mental rehearsal and smart goal setting.

 

Presenter: Nancy Buzzell, Ph.D.

Nancy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary and works at the University of New Brunswick’s Counselling Services. PhD., University of Calgary. She has been a licensed psychologist in Alberta, British Columbia and is currently licensed in New Brunswick.  Nancy has over 20 years of experience as a therapist, group facilitator, instructor and clinical supervisor.

The Five Stories
  • Presenter: Sue Smiley
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Poet Muriel Rekeyser said “the world is made up of stories, not of atoms.” In 15+years of companioning clients, I have noticed the presence of five consistent story themes that weave through the narrative of most every story told. Although clients are unique, these five story themes appear consistent across age, gender, sexual orientation and race.  In this interactive webinar participants will:

  • examine the five stories
  • explore strategies to engage client discourse
  • evaluate the impact of the five stories

 

Presenter: Sue Smiley

Sue Smiley is smiley by name, smiley by nature. Her joy comes from a deep love of teaching, counselling, advocacy and consulting. Sue has a Master’s Degree in Counselling and teaches full time in the School of Health and Human Services (NSCC) and is an adjunct professor in the School of Education at Acadia University. In clinical practice since 1998, Sue is a strong advocate for demystifying grief and rescuing it from pathology. Grief is natural, necessary and transformative.

Art, Anxiety & Adults: Crayons as an intervention tool for distress tolerance
  • Presenter: Autumn Marie Chilcote
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: -21
Webinar Description:

Distress tolerance techniques such as distraction, reality checking, acceptance and mindfulness are useful tools to share with clients presenting worries, stress and anxiousness in a therapeutic setting. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to 5-10 minute art interventions that can easily be integrated into a conversation about anxiety and distress tolerance.  The presenter will explain the intention underlying expressive interventions in a therapeutic setting, offer 2-3 sample activities for participants based on a clinical case study and orient participants to theoretical principles underlying the use of brief expressive interventions for anxiety.

 

Presenter: Autumn Marie Chilcote

Autumn Marie Chilcote has enjoyed a range of roles in counselling, research and education, partnering with agencies including Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Northern BC Youth Sexual Health Team. Autumn currently provides counselling and facilitates community programs related to health promotion and sensitive-topic teaching in New Brunswick.

Cybercounselling Clients with Disabilities
  • Presenter: Priya Senroy
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar will be discussing using cybercounselling with clients who have been diagnosed as having high functioning learning disabilities. The webinar is geared towards counsellors who work with people with disabilities using both face to face and cybercounselling. The webinar will conclude with sharing some challenges faced and goals attained during this brief counselling process while discussing the efficacy of using this medium of counselling with people with disabilities.

 

Presenter: Priya Senroy

Priya Senroy is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Disability Educator, Facilitator and Trainer. She has been using cybercounselling in her private practice for the last two years and have a number of clients with learning disabilities who access this service.

Part 1 – Listening to the Silence: Assisting Children from Alcoholic Homes Grow into Healthy Well Adjusted Adults
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Children suffer in silence as an alcoholic parent continuously disrupts their home life. They are taught to keep the situation a secret and in silence repress/deny their deepest needs. They need to be heard; often their silence is heard first, sometimes for a session or more. Once they discover they are important to the counsellor they share what they feel. We cannot fix the alcoholic but we can hear and offer coping mechanisms to the children. The roles these children play out in their families are discussed in order for counsellors to recognize them and help the child unlearn and then learn new ways of living life to its fullest.

 

Presenter: Shirley Soleil

Shirley Soleil lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a tutor, Consultant, facilitator, author and advocates for those with disabilities, those who are suffering from abuse, those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping others help themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families and works with children and adult children of alcoholics. As part of the counselling process, Shirley uses Dream Work and a “Wheels Within Wheels” method to assist her clients in focusing on specific issues.

Part 2: Hearing the Hurts: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Undo the Destruction Caused by Living with an Alcoholic Parent
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Presenter: Shirley Soleil
Language:  English
Location:   Online
Cost:   $25 CCPA members per part | $35 non members per part *Plus applicable taxes
# of CECs:   1 per part

Webinar Description:

Adult Children of Alcoholics are a unique group and as such need to be heard on a deep level. Their needs are often deep wounds not yet healed because they are not aware of having them. Exploring feelings is only one level of counselling work. Addressing the roles such as Protector, Adjuster, Placator, etc. and helping them explore who they are as people, perhaps by getting in touch with the inner child who took on the role originally releases the clients to experience the freedom to be themselves.

 

Presenter: Shirley Soleil

Shirley Soleil lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a tutor, Consultant, facilitator, author and advocates for those with disabilities, those who are suffering from abuse, those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping others help themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families and works with children and adult children of alcoholics. As part of the counselling process, Shirley uses Dream Work and a “Wheels Within Wheels” method to assist her clients in focusing on specific issues.

How to Read the Clues: Recognizing the Addictive Personality
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Is it possible to recognize a person with an addictive personality? If the answer is yes then we, as counsellors, can use the clues to determine how to best help the client. It is important in dealing with the issues connected to living with an addiction. Educating people who potentially are addictive personalities could actually prevent abuse of addictive substances. The other reason discovering these clues is important has to do with taking prescribed medications. Many people suffer tremendous pain needlessly because of the concern about addictions. They could have better quality of life if given appropriate levels of pain medications. Therefore, counsellors who work with people with chronic pain/disabilities could advocate for them by determining as close as possible if these people are addictive personalities.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil

Shirley Soleil lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a tutor, Consultant, facilitator, author and advocates for those with disabilities, those who are suffering from abuse, those suffering from poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping others help themselves”. Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families and works with children and adult children of alcoholics. As part of the counselling process, Shirley uses Dream Work and a “Wheels Within Wheels” method to assist her clients in focusing on specific issues.

The Curiosity Approach – A New Approach to Enhance Existing Therapies
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

The Curiosity Approach has been developed at The Mindscience Institute in order to bridge the gap between positive regard and positive psychology. There is a cycle of activity that is the basis of problem solving and life transformation. Therapy tends to focus on what is called Stage 2 where the struggle for meaning and understanding takes place. The Curiosity Approach adds a new dimension that allows us to engage with not only our strengths, but also the possibility of solutions. New techniques will be described that can help clients see into the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’. Curiosity about what is possible becomes a viable focus and a doorway to shifting beyond the problem.

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is in private practice in Sydney, Australia and travels the world lecturing on the subject of the neuroscience of psychotherapy and Psychosocial Genomics. He is a board member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

Seasonal Affective Disorder – Sun, Mood and Vitamin D
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

Many of the symptoms of depression and negative affect may not have an emotional cause. There is another reason why we feel ‘down’ that is to do with a physical response to our lifestyle, especially the problem of prolonged time indoors. It is common to feel a mood change in winter, so much so that it has a special name  – seasonal affective disorder – that is commonly abbreviated to SAD. This means that we must know something about how this happens and who it affects people so that we are able to include simple lifestyle practices. The main players in this problem are the Sun, skin, cholesterol, vitamin D, the liver, cortisol and the mid-brain. This webinar will explain the connections between these elements and what we can do to help our clients and ourselves!

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is in private practice in Sydney, Australia and travels the world lecturing on the subject of the neuroscience of psychotherapy and Psychosocial Genomics. He is a board member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

To Skype or not to Skype?
  • Presenter: Dan Mitchell & Dawn Schell
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

 

Telepsychiatry has been around for a number of years as a way that psychiatrists have reached patients at hospitals in rural areas. What about using the webcam attached to our computers? What about counselling by Skype? We use it to talk to our friends and family. Why not our clients?  It seems like a great solution to busy lives, travelling, and reaching remote areas. However, there are a myriad of ethical and practical issues to work through, many of them unexpected. It’s not as straightforward as it may seem.
 

Presenter: Dan Mitchell & Dawn Schell

Dan co-founded Worldwide Therapy Online Inc. (www.therapyonline.ca) in 1994. He offers Cybercounselling training in collaboration with the University of Toronto, and PrivacEmail™ web-based software for online counselling.

Dawn is an affiliate counsellor with Worldwide Therapy Online Inc. and has been doing online counselling since 2006.  Dawn also works in private practice as a Career Development Practitioner, facilitates employment service programs and writes for the CCPA blog on a bi-weekly basis.

Day Shift: Start Where You Are!
  • Presenter: Dawn Brown
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 11
Webinar Description:

The best time to start working on a healthier way of living is now – wherever you are. There is a big push to make resolutions at certain times or around major events. We’ve all experienced the sense of loss that comes with the realization that days, weeks have gone by and we’ve made little progress in working towards our goals. Whenfaced with changes that seem daunting, taking steps one day at a time can get us to our goals and help us to appreciate the process. We shift the focus from ruminating about where we feel we should be to where we are…and take action.

This presentation invites participants to examine proven strategies that increase our awareness that our lives are made up of daily choices. These practical strategies cultivate and strengthen the mindset that reminds us that the responsibility for practising them is a personal choice…our own. We may forget this, however every day offers us an opportunity for new beginnings.

Presenter: Dawn Brown

Dawn Brown, M.Ed. (counselling), has extensive experience as a psychotherapist and coach, specializing in relationship and life transitions. An international speaker and published author (her books That PerceptionThing! and Been There, Done That … Now What? deal with change and transition), she helps others navigate through and thrive in times of uncertainty and change. Her upcoming book, DayShift: Start Where You Are, reminds readers that every day offers an opportunity for new beginnings. Dawn is the head of Perception Shift, a company dedicated to creating a healthy approach to living. She is the proud recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Learning for Life category.

Sex Offenders? YIKES! I Won’t Work With Them
  • Presenter: Jennifer Holt
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Most counsellors feel that their education and training have prepared them to work with survivors of sexual abuse and violence. However, these same skilled clinicians often believe that they do not have the skill set required to effectively engage and work with « offenders. » Given the fact that there has been an increase in the number of sexual based charges being laid in Canada, especially those facilitated by the Internet, the need for skilled clinicians to work with this population is on the rise. This session will focus on what current research has shown to be best practice guidelines for effective counselling strategies for men who have engaged in sexually inappropriate and abusive behaviours. This presentation is designed for front-line counsellors who wish to enhance their skill set so to work with this population.

Presenter: Jennifer Holt

Jennifer Holt is a psychotherapist with 13 years of experience. She is qualified as an expert witness regarding sexual recidivism risk and counselling options for adults who have engaged in sexually inappropriate behaviours.

Change the way you THINK about weight management!
  • Presenter: Leah Young
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Webinar Description:

Weight management is challenging for clients and therapists alike. Although there are many “diets” available to choose from, many clients continue to struggle with their weight and lifestyle choices. Moreover, for those challenged with weight management issues, very few diet programs actually work long-term and instead instill the painful feelings of deprivation, restriction and guilt.  The reason is because typical diet programs do not effectively address the behavioural and emotional reasons why people over-eat. As a result most people cannot sustain the diet behaviours long-term and any weight-loss success they achieve is generally short-lived.

Using humour, personal anecdotes and the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Cycle developed by Michelle May, MD , this interactive and insightful presentation pokes holes in diet industry methods while delivering a deceptively simple, common-sense alternative to weight management that offers more than just “eat-less and move more”. Instead, we will explore how people who struggle with overeating and emotional eating can re-establish hunger as their primary cue for eating, learn how to recognize their triggers for overeating and explore how to meet their bio-psycho-social needs more effectively. As they get back in touch with their natural body instincts, they cultivate an “in-charge” attitude towards their eating choices so they may arrive at long-term freedom from this issue.

Presenter: Leah Young

As an MBA graduate with an extensive career in marketing strategy, a key note speaker and workshop facilitator, Leah Young is particularly motivated by her own 30 year struggle with yo-yo dieting. Through a combination of a research study she undertook on the weight loss services industry and her first-hand experience with many commercial diet programs, she arrived at the hard realization that diet programs do not address the psychological and emotional triggers that lead people to habitually overeat. Ultimately, through her unique blend of professional and personal expertise, she identified a tremendous opportunity in Canada, to promote and deliver the Am I Hungry? ® Program’s revolutionary non-diet, behavioural approach to weight management.

Affecting Memory – Extinguishing and Reconsolidation and New Insights Into PTSD
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The struggle of PTSD is not so much the traumatic event, but the ongoing memory of that event and the emotional responses that come with it. Helping someone with PTSD is to try and disconnect the present emotional upset from the memory. This is done in many ways – putting the event in the past; reducing the emotional intensity through relaxation; and dealing with issues of self esteem and safety. Reducing the intensity of the distress usually uses the technique of extinguishing – making the person feel safe in the present. We now understand so much more about how memory occurs in the brain. Now we understand that it is possible to change the way the memory connects with emotional distress. This is called memory reconsolidation. This webinar will explain this new understanding of memory and how we can utilise this in treatment of those who suffer from past trauma, phobias and, to some extent, dissociative issues. This is a breakthrough that will allow greater focus of therapeutic effort and more reliable success in long term recovery from PTSD.

 

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is in private practice in Sydney, Australia and travels the world lecturing on the subject of the neuroscience of psychotherapy and Psychosocial Genomics. He is a board member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

Canadian Families and Domestic Violence: Part 1, 2 and 3
  • Presenter: Elizabeth Sterritt, M.Ed., GCCR, Acc.FM (OAFM), Cert.EM (FMC) OCT
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Part 1:

What is domestic violence?

  • Defining domestic violence
  • United Nations Charter
  • Canadian law

An overview of domestic violence in Canada

  • Spousal violence
  • Family violence against children and youth
  • Family violence against seniors

Part 2:

The balance of power in family dynamics

  • How is power defined in the family?
  • Role of power in family relationships
  • Effects of high conflict and abuse in family relationships

Part 3:

Family dynamics: the effects of domestic violence on all family members

  • Indicators of danger
  • The impact of domestic violence on all family members
  • Role of culture in domestic violence
  • How to deal with domestic violence
    • Counselling
    • Mediation
    • Court system

 

Presenter: Elizabeth Sterritt, M.Ed., GCCR, Acc.FM (OAFM), Cert.EM (FMC) OCT

Presenter: Elizabeth Sterritt

Elizabeth Sterritt, M.Ed., GCCR, Acc.FM, Cert.EM , OCT, is an articulate bilingual Accredited Family Mediator and Certified Elder Mediator in private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. Her practice includes a specialization in elder and family mediation and conflict coaching. She also has a great deal of experience in offering her conflict resolution sills in the workplace. Ms. Sterritt is active in conflict resolution training, including teaching an Introduction to Mediation course, as well as providing training in Elder Mediation, as a certified Train-the-Trainer in Elder Mediation. Recently, Ms. Sterritt taught a three day course on “Family Dynamics: The Effects of Power Imbalance and Abuse on the Family” for the Centre for Life-Long Learning at the University of Prince Edward Island.

An assessor for the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Program at Carleton University, Ms. Sterritt coaches and trains mediators in her private practice. The past president of OAFM (Ottawa Chapter), Ms. Sterritt is a certified coach, a master neuro-linguistic practitioner and a member of the Centre for Conflict Education and Research Board of Directors, at Carleton University. She is also a collaborative consultant with Collaborative Practice Ottawa.

Overcoming Occupationally-Induced Stress – A Practitioners Guide to facilitating a client’s successful and durable return to work
  • Presenter: Jamie Dovedoff
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Webinar Description:

Individuals find themselves off of work for a number of different reasons whether it be physical or psychological. However, after an individual has been off work for a significant period of time, regardless of the original reason for the absence, psychological stress plays a significant part in their continued absence. This stress is often a result of their fear of returning to work.  This webinar will help you better understand the return to work process from an insurer’s perspective and will also provide you with tools to assist your client/patient in returning to a meaningful and productive adult life in the working world. But, most importantly, this webinar will provide you with useful tools to assist them alleviate their occupationally-induced stress.

 

Presenter: Jamie Dovedoff

Jamie Dovedoff is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, a Registered Rehabilitation Professional, and a Practicing Kinesiologist. She specializes in assisting individuals on long term disability return to work via Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-based practices and/or physical rehabilitation.

Counselling Grieving Clients: Unique Issues and Current Trends
  • Presenter: Dr. Darcy Harris
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Many clients who seek counselling struggle with significant losses in their lives. These loss experiences may involve the death of a loved one, loss of the ability to life their lives as they have known it, or a non-death loss experience. Clinicians who work with grieving clients need to be aware of the unique aspects of grief counselling, which distinguishes it from other types of clinical practice work. This webinar will provide information that will assist counsellors to effectively support the adaptive aspects of the grief response in their clients, draw attention to the current research and trends in grief counselling practice, and help counsellors to identify when the grieving process has gone awry in a client so that appropriate interventions and referrals can be implemented.

Presenter: Dr. Darcy Harris

Dr. Harris is an Associate Professor and the Thanatology Coordinator at King’s University College at Western University. She also maintains a clinical practice with a specialization in issues related to change, loss, and transition. Dr. Harris is an author and lecturer on topics related to grief and loss, and she has published many articles, chapters, and books in these topical areas.

Identifying Your Beach Glass
  • Presenter: Susan Doiron, B.Ed., M.Ed., CCC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Finding beach glass is an ordinary beach scavenging activity. Finding blue beach glass is a rare find indeed. It is like finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. And so it is with helping people find their unique self that distinguishes them from everyone else and by extension a way of being and doing in the world that is authentic and meaningful for them.

In this webinar we will focus on two learning goals:

1)      Explore three common protector parts that some of us extend a lot of time and energy re-enacting in our daily lives or indeed may become over identified with and are not a reflection of who we really are.

2)      Explore 12 common vocational archetypes and discuss ways to help clients identify their top 3 that do reflect who they really are.

Presenter: Susan Doiron, B.Ed., M.Ed., CCC

Susan returned to graduate school after a long and varied career in technology, management and education. She previously worked as a trauma therapist in the sexual assault field and in private practice. Susan is currently working as a school counsellor, author and workshop presenter. She is the author of a self help book Finding Blue Beach Glass: Uncovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary and has published her Master’s thesis: Personal Transformation in the Counselling Process: The Integration of Psychosynthesis and Focusing Therapeutic Models. She resides in Rice Point, PEI.

A Deeper Look at Grad School Burnout
  • Presenter: Susan Meindl, MA, Counselling Psychology, OPQ license
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

It is generally recognized that grad students may experience burnout due to learning conditions that demand excessively high levels of effort and do not provide the supervisory or institutional support that would facilitate effective coping. Emotional and physical fatigue influences student performance and affects personal commitment. The degree to which students experience burnout is dependent on their psychological make-up, resiliency and social-emotional resources.

Less well understood are the deeper psychological issues that often underpin the hopes and dreams that drive pursuit of a graduate degree. Family expectations, perfectionism and unrealistic fantasies are often unacknowledged sources of psychological strain and academic blockage.

The thesis topic itself is sometimes an unconscious attempt to solve a psychological or familial wound. Identifying deeper motivations and connecting the thesis project to a larger life picture are ways to add value, purpose and personal relevance which sustain commitment to a lengthy and demanding process.

 

Presenter: Susan Meindl, MA, Counselling Psychology, OPQ license

Susan Meindl is a graduate of the McGill Counselling Psychology program, the Argyle Institute of Human Relations psychodynamic training program and a member “en regle” of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. The challenges and potential of Highly Sensitive People are a focus of her private practice in Montreal.

Methods in our madness! Benefits of a clear method-of-practice
  • Presenter: Mark Franklin, M.Ed. B.A.Sc. CMF P.Eng.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

You’re consistently good at what you do, but are you consistent? A clear method of practice makes it easier to attract clients, deliver service, improve programming, train associates and evaluate services. Hear first-hand experience about the initial development and continuous improvement of a narrative method of practice in which a growing group of helping professionals across Canada and the U.S. have been trained. Learn five steps to transform your work into a method-of-practice. Join the developer of the CareerCycles narrative method of practice, Mark Franklin, to explore how you can benefit from a method that balances structure with flexibility and professional judgment, so you and your clients find relief that there’s a ‘method in your madness.

 

Presenter: Mark Franklin, M.Ed. B.A.Sc. CMF P.Eng.

Mark Franklin,M.Ed.,P.Eng.,CMF, leads CareerCycles, a career management social enterprise and practice with clients across Canada, and a team of amazing career professionals. He is creator of CareerCycles narrative method of practice embraced by 120+ helping professionals, Who You Are MATTERS! game, Career Buzz radio, and CCPA blogger.

Enriching Travel: Expand your practice by designing and leading a retreat or getaway
  • Presenter: Mark Franklin, M.Ed. B.A.Sc. CMF P.Eng.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

You’ve seen other people’s themed trips that incorporate the leader’s practice – such as personal counselling, yoga, career renewal – and you’ve thought, why not me? Learn from the presenter’s experience designing, marketing and leading over 20 retreats and getaways in Ontario, Cuba and Nicaragua. Understand what works, when using ‘activity based counselling’ principles and utilizing the cycle of the seasons and the outdoors as a catalyst for personal change. Find out how you can integrate and balance intentional conversation with active reflection and time for fun and relaxation.

 

Presenter: Mark Franklin, M.Ed. B.A.Sc. CMF P.Eng.

Mark Franklin,M.Ed.,P.Eng.,CMF, leads CareerCycles, a career management social enterprise and practice with clients across Canada, and a team of amazing career professionals. He is creator of CareerCycles narrative method of practice embraced by 120+ helping professionals, Who You Are MATTERS! game, Career Buzz radio, and CCPA blogger.

Elder Mediation Webinar Series – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
  • Presenter: Elizabeth Sterritt, M.Ed., GCCR, Acc.FM (OAFM), Cert.EM (FMC) OCT
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Part 1:

Learn about the current social trends that call for change in helping Canadian families

Examine the transferable skills counsellors bring to elder mediation

Consider how diversification and the expansion of your skill sets offer the potential for growth in your practice!

Part 2:

Discover how a diagnosis of dementia creates a ripple effect in Canadian families, placing a special emphasis upon helping the caregiver in the family, and how elder mediation accomplishes this important task

Learn how elder mediation offers a “preventative” element for families in crisis

Work with a specific case study to understand and assess the interplay of counselling skills with elder mediation skills.

Part 3:

With the capacity for a diagnosis of dementia to destabilize families and communities, learn how the elder mediator’s expertise invokes the potential for swift action in families

Probe the specific qualifications required to integrate new skills into your professional repertoire

Embrace elder mediation as an emerging field that responds to the needs of Canada’s aging population and expands your counselling practice

 

Presenter: Elizabeth Sterritt, M.Ed., GCCR, Acc.FM (OAFM), Cert.EM (FMC) OCT

Elizabeth Sterritt, M.Ed., GCCR, Acc.FM, Cert.EM (OAFM), OCT, is an Accredited Family Mediator and Certified Elder Mediator in private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. Her practice includes a specialization in elder and family mediation and conflict coaching. Ms. Sterritt is an evaluator for the mediation skills assessment module in the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Program at Carleton University. The past president of OAFM (Ottawa Chapter), Ms. Sterritt is a certified coach, a master neuro-linguistic practitioner and a member of the Centre for Conflict Education and Research Board of Directors, at Carleton University, the Family Mediation Canada Board of Directors and a collaborative consultant with Collaborative Practice Ottawa.

The Polyvagal Theory of Stephen Porges
  • Presenter: Richard Hill, M.A., Diploma Professional Counseling, M.Ed
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Considered by many to be one of the most enlightening breakthroughs of the past two decades. This theory enables us to understand the underlying processes to stress, anxiety, panic attacks and most importantly how it is possible to use this understanding to the treatment of these issues. This presentation is partly theoretical, but largely about how to utilise this knowledge in a practical way that creates beneficial change for the client.

 

Presenter: Richard Hill, M.A., Diploma Professional Counseling, M.Ed

Richard Hill is in private practice in Sydney, Australia and travels the world lecturing on the subject of the neuroscience of psychotherapy and Psychosocial Genomics. He is a board member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

Children Living with Abusive Parents: The Counsellor’s Role in Avoiding the Perpetuation of the Abuse
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil, B.A., M. Div., M. Ed.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Counsellors need to be there to listen to the stories, to acknowledge the abuse and validate the client’s experience. Without that willingness, we might condemn them to silence, continued pain, and unhealthy future relationships.

We all know abuse occurs in some families. When we, as counsellors, hear these stories, our responsibility is to report. Unfortunately, some do not because of a possible heavy time commitment or other factor. In not doing so, we are condemning the children to lives of pain and to a belief that no one cares.  In some cases, these children will eventually become abusive parents themselves and lead to future generations experiencing abuse.

This webinar will explore the issues faced by children sometimes facing daily abuse from parents.  It also explores the counsellor’s role in the legal and ethical issues involved.

 

Presenter: Shirley Soleil, B.A., M. Div., M. Ed.

Shirley Soleil lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a tutor, Consultant, facilitator, author and advocates for those with disabilities, suffering abuse, poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping others help themselves”.  Although Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families, her main interest is counseling people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

The Interplay between Mind , Brain and Body
  • Presenter: Richard Hill, M.A., Diploma Professional Counseling, M.Ed
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This presentation will explain how the problematic behaviors we see can be just the superficial expression of wide variety of issues within the ‘human being’. Although it is necessary to have a deep understanding and skills in your preferred therapeutic practice, we are more like an orchestra than just a solo instrument. It is necessary to understand more about the various elements that make up the human ‘system’. A set of ‘9 Voices’ helps us in our assessment of the client. We can look so much deeper into the client if we learn to listen to messages that include not just behavior and affect, but also what we eat; how much Sunshine we absorb, how our immune system is feeling; and how our brain brings all these things together into a sense of self.

 

Presenter: Richard Hill, M.A., Diploma Professional Counseling, M.Ed

Richard Hill is in private practice in Sydney, Australia and travels the world lecturing on the subject of the neuroscience of psychotherapy and Psychosocial Genomics. He is a board member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

Sex Addiction 101: Screening and Treatment
  • Presenter: Christina Schmolke
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Sex addiction is a controversial and misunderstood issue in North American culture. In this webinar, I will: (a) discuss the factors that contribute to sex addiction, (b) share ways to identify and screen for sex addiction, and (c) present treatment options. Due to the engaging nature of the topic, sufficient time will be provided for questions.

 

Presenter: Christina Schmolke

Christina Schmolke is a registered psychologist who practices in Edmonton. Christina works an addiction counsellor for Alberta Health Services and runs a part-time private practice specializing in sex and love addiction. Christina is currently completing a certification in sex addiction therapy through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

New Ways to Evaluate Counselling Effectiveness: Part 1 and Part 2
  • Presenter: Bryan Hiebert
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Virtually all stakeholders are interested in demonstrating the value of counselling services, however recent studies indicate that counsellors seldom evaluate their work with clients and when evaluation is done, it often does focus on the changes that clients experience as a result of counselling. To address accountability concerns, it is useful for counsellors to be able to provide evidence connecting the changes clients experience to the specific components of the services that counsellors provide. In this two-part webinar an innovative processes for integrating evaluation into the everyday practices of counsellors will be presented and several tools for gathering evidence will be described.

Part 1: Part 1 will focus on describing the approach and provide some different ways to evaluate group experiences and workshops.

Part 2 will re-cap the approach very briefly and then describe several different ways to collect data that would track client progress and client change in individual counselling.

Both sessions will provide examples of new tools for providing evidence of the value of counselling services. Participants will leave the webinars with a repertoire of tools and approaches that they can use to provide evidence of a strong link between the services they provide and the changes that clients experience.

 

Presenter: Bryan Hiebert

Bryan Hiebert has been working on new ways to evaluate the impact of counselling on clients’ lives for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Canadian Research Working Group on Evidence-Based Practice in Career Development and part of the international Prove It Works initiative.

Look Before You Leap: Survival Strategies for the Self-Employed
  • Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Self-employment is a growing trend in Canada. However, many counsellors and career practitioners don’t understand enough about self-employment realities to be able to assess their clients’ readiness or to provide adequate support as they decide whether or not to “take the leap.” Drawing from a recent project funded in part by CERIC, the presenter will share her own journey of self-employment over the past 30+ years and, through case examples, humour, and a touch of pragmatic realism, provide you with tips and strategies for helping your clients make an informed choice. You’ll also learn about the Look Before You Leap website, blog, course, and book – a useful suite of resources for counsellors and their soon-to-be-self-employed clients. This webinar will also be useful for counsellors considering private practice.

 

Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP

Roberta Neault is an award-winning career counsellor, published author, and international speaker, serving as consulting editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling and on the executive of CCPA’s Career Counselling Chapter. Her research / career interests include individual / organizational sustainability (work-life balance), international / global careers, assessment, and e-learning.

Highly Sensitive People: What a Therapist Needs to Know
  • Presenter: Susan Meindl, MA, Counselling Psychology, OPQ license
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1.5
Webinar Description:

Psychologist Elaine Aron (1996) proposes that 15-20% percent of the population naturally falls into the range that is considered “highly sensitive”. High sensitivity (HS) includes intense sensitivity from birth to physical stimulation, strong somatic reactions and intense emotional responses which create a unique life experience and certain predictable physical and interpersonal stresses.  Heightened ability to perceive and respond to fine detail and nuance also creates an acute ability to detect non-verbal signals which may generate relational anxieties. High Sensitivity is not a DSM-IV diagnosis, but may appear in higher percentage of psychotherapy clients than in the population at large as an origin, intensifier or complicating factor in the complaints that bring clients to our practices

This one hour webinar will “sensitize” therapy professionals to the problems and potentials of High Sensitivity, in the clinical setting and at large, and suggest how to work effectively with these very interesting clients.

 

Presenter: Susan Meindl, MA, Counselling Psychology, OPQ license

Susan Meindl is a graduate of the McGill Counselling Psychology program, the Argyle Institute of Human Relations psychodynamic training program and a member “en regle” of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. The challenges and potential of Highly Sensitive People are a focus of her private practice in Montreal.

Expat or Immigrant? Not Exactly the Same Thing
  • Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

It’s a common misperception in Canada that anybody working here who is “from away” is an immigrant. Interestingly, however, we don’t tend to think of Canadians working abroad as having emigrated – rather, we consider them as expatriates (i.e., part of the global workforce, engaged in an international career). In fact, many of your clients, who appear at first glance to be immigrants, may actually be global careerists(i.e., expatriates from their home countries, temporarily in Canada for work).

This distinction is important for counsellors as the needs and expectations of international workers can be significantly different from those of immigrants. Learn from the presenter’s extensive experience with clients in international/global careers and challenge your assumptions. By distinguishing between immigrants and expatriates, you’ll be better equipped to meet the unique needs of clients from each of these groups.

 

Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP

Roberta Neault is an award-winning career counsellor, published author, and international speaker, serving as consulting editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling and on the executive of CCPA’s Career Counselling Chapter. Her research / career interests include individual / organizational sustainability (work-life balance), international / global careers, assessment, and e-learning.

Intervenir avec des clients ayant des problèmes de santé mentale
  • Presenter: Jocelyne Lebel
  • Language: french
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Dans les organismes d’employabilité, il arrive que l’on doive intervenir auprès de personnes ayant des problèmes de santé mentale. Pourtant habitués à travailler avec des individus de tous les milieux et de tous les genres, les intervenants/tes peuvent se sentir incompétents, impuissants à aider et mal à l’aise vis-à–vis ces personnes qui présentent des difficultés particulières. Quelle est la réalité actuelle entourant les gens aux prises avec des problèmes de santé mentale ? Y a-t-il de bonnes ou de mauvaises manières d’aider ces personnes ? Jusqu’à quel point pouvons-nous intervenir ?  Cette conférence vise à aider les intervenants à mieux comprendre les problématiques entourant la santé mentale et adapter leur intervention avec les personnes aux prises avec des souffrances psychiques.

 

Presenter: Jocelyne Lebel

Jocelyne cumule près de vingt années d’expérience dans le développement de carrière et le soutien aux petites entreprises. Elle s’intéresse autant à la santé psychologique au travail  qu’à la gestion du rendement dans les organisations. Conseillère, formatrice et conférencière, elle soutient les personnes dans leur vie de travail et les organisations dans l’établissement d’un milieu de travail sain et motivant.

Integrative Psychotherapy: Attachment, Neuroscience, and Mindfulness
  • Presenter: Dr. Rolf Nolasco
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The webinar offers participants a closer view of integrating attachment theory, neuroscience, and mindfulness in therapeutic work.  It brings together key elements from each discipline and then weaving them together in such a way that the whole person–body, mind, spirit–is encountered and addressed in therapy.  A case vignette is presented as a way of translating theory to practice.

 

Presenter: Dr. Rolf Nolasco

Dr. Rolf Nolasco is Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Providence Theological Seminary and Founding Director of the Contemplative Life Institute. He is also a psychotherapist, spiritual director, and author.

They Need Us Too! Counselling Children and Teens with Learning Disabilities, Part 1 and 2
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil, B.A., M. Div., M. Ed.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 per part CCPA members | $35 per part non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Part 1: The first session focuses on specific challenges to counselling children and teens with Learning Disabilities. Self Esteem, Peer Pressure/Acceptance, Feelings of Failure/Inadequacies, and Self Disclosure cause more challenges for young people with LD(s) since they are not going to out grow the LD(s). Acceptance of their LD(s) is a long process for many and without it life continues to be lived in chaos.

Part 2: The second session deals with how to assist parents in understanding how Learning Disabilities affect the child. For example, it is the LD(S), not the child who is chronically late, disorganized, etc. It determines the way the parents attend to the child, either as a defiant, rebellious child who needs punishment/discipline or a child who needs help in developing coping strategies for living with the LD(s). Parents often blame themselves for the LD(s) or struggle with needing outside help. They often need help in the grieving process, grief for the loss of dreams/hopes as well as loss of what the healthy child looks like.

 

Presenter: Shirley Soleil, B.A., M. Div., M. Ed.

Shirley Soleil lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a tutor, Consultant, facilitator, author and advocates for those with disabilities, suffering abuse, poverty etc.  She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor.  Her slogan is: “Helping others help themselves”.  Although Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families, her main interest is counseling people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Retirement Readiness: Preparing to Become “Semi-Leisured”
  • Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Retirement is eagerly anticipated by some and a focus of anxiety for others. As with any major life transition, some clients seek pre-retirement counselling for support exploring opportunities, setting goals, making decisions, restructuring relationships, and preparing for the transition process. Retirement concerns include financial readiness, health and wellbeing, relocation, whether or not to return to work, and, ironically time management (most of the newly retired can’t figure out how they had time to work!). Through humorous case examples drawn from extensive experience facilitating pre-retirement workshops over the past 16 years, you’ll leave this webinar with tips and strategies for supporting your clients as they contemplate retirement.

 

Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP

Roberta Neault is an award-winning career counsellor, published author, and international speaker, serving as consulting editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling and on the executive of CCPA’s Career Counselling Chapter. Her research / career interests include individual / organizational sustainability (work-life balance), international / global careers, assessment, and e-learning.

How does neuroscience improve the practice of psychotherapy?
  • Presenter: Richard Hill, M.A., Diploma Professional Counseling, M.Ed
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

There has been an avalanche of neuroscience information over the past decade. It is exciting, but at the same time can be confusing and seem too technical. This webinar will clarify some of the confusion and show how being a ‘brain-wise’ therapist can enhance whatever therapy you prefer to practice. The key to successful therapy is to help reintegrate the client to a more connected state. That is what we need to do with all the seemingly disconnected elements of knowledge. We will cover things like: mirror neurons; the polyvagal theory, resilience and coping and how the brain can be attuned to aid recovery and well being.

Presenter: Richard Hill, M.A., Diploma Professional Counseling, M.Ed

Richard Hill is in private practice in Sydney, Australia and travels the world lecturing on the subject of the neuroscience of psychotherapy and Psychosocial Genomics. He is a board member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

Navigating Job Loss: A Puzzling Process
  • Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Involuntary job loss (being laid off or fired) is one of the highest-rated stressors in life. Career counsellors, of course, need to understand the process from job loss to re-employment. However, other counsellors, too, are likely to encounter clients who have recently and unexpectedly become unemployed.

In this webinar, learn from someone who has been supporting the unemployed for over 30 years. Through case examples, stories, and tips drawn from the research literature and her extensive experiences, the presenter will help you help your clients navigate the challenging emotions and puzzling process of becoming successfully re-employed.

Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP

Roberta Neault is an award-winning career counsellor, published author, and international speaker, serving as consulting editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling and on the executive of CCPA’s Career Counselling Chapter. Her research / career interests include individual / organizational sustainability (work-life balance), international / global careers, assessment, and e-learning.

Creative Therapies for Adolescents with Eating Disorders
  • Presenter: Priya Senroy, Drama and Movement Therapist, MA, CCC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar will explore the use of creative therapies (art, writing, music, dance and play, amongst others) in therapy with adolecents with eating disorders. Creative therapies are particularly useful as ways to engage a reluctant participant in therapy. Given the prevalence of alexithymia in individuals with eating disorders, creative therapies are also essential tools to aid the client to express their emotional experiences and needs.  Case study along with tips and tools will be shared.

Presenter: Priya Senroy, Drama and Movement Therapist, MA, CCC

Priya Senroy is a Canadian Certified Counselor, Disability Educator, Facilitator and Trainer. She has combined her training with facilitating various pioneering projects in forensic, mental health, community centers and special needs schools in India London, England in the 18 years she has been in this field.

Leadership Lessons Part 1 & 2
  • Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Part 1: Everyday Leadership

There are many skills that easily transfer from other leadership experiences as you take on the role of clinical supervision. Use this webinar to reflect on the skills you have, those you need to develop, and even roles and responsibilities that it may be best to delegate.

Part 2: Leadership Lessons for Transformational Times

It can be particularly challenging to lead during times of significant change and transition. As our field moves more toward regulation, funding priorities continue to shift, and counsellors in entry-level positions are increasingly faced with clients who have significant challenges, clinical supervisors may feel that their leadership competencies have been stretched beyond capacity. Based on the book, Leadership Lessons for Transformational Times, this webinar will introduce 10 lessons to help keep leaders engaged and on track.

 

Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP

Roberta Neault is an award-winning career counsellor, published author, and international speaker, serving as consulting editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling and on the executive of CCPA’s Career Counselling Chapter. Her research / career interests include individual / organizational sustainability (work-life balance), international / global careers, assessment, and e-learning.

Relationships: Helping Couples Achieve Greater Intimacy
  • Presenter: Robyn Israel, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Most relationships start off blissfully, yet too often run into problems once the honeymoon is over. There is a constant struggle between maintaining one’s individuality and building connection with one’s partner. Differentiation is a higher order process that involves balancing both autonomy and connection. This webinar will provide realistic strategies for couples who want to work together to overcome the sexual and emotional blocks that hold them back from finding satisfaction with each other.

 

Presenter: Robyn Israel, M.A. (Clinical Psychology)

Robyn Israel is a Canadian Certified Counsellor in private practice in London, Ontario. Her specialization is relationships and life transitions, and she loves incorporating the arts into her practice.  She is also an award-winning playwright and performer, and creator of the hit comedy “Jewish Girls Don’t Kayak,” which she has toured nationally.

Integrating Assessments into Career Conversations
  • Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Many career counsellors select, administer, or interpret career assessments. However, restricted by budget and contract requirements, with limited training or exposure to the wide range of tools available, some use assessment tools ineffectively.  This webinar will help you move beyond “test and tell,” integrate assessment results into meaningful career conversations, and refresh your assessment toolkit. Learn from the presenter’s extensive experience in teaching assessment courses to counsellors and career practitioners, serving as a consultant to guide assessment within organizations, and leading a research team that examined the use of assessment tools and models in career services across Canada.

 

Presenter: Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP, GCDF-i, CCDP

Roberta Neault is an award-winning career counsellor, published author, and international speaker, serving as consulting editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling and on the executive of CCPA’s Career Counselling Chapter. Her research / career interests include individual / organizational sustainability (work-life balance), international / global careers, assessment, and e-learning.

Moving from Scare City to Prosperity
  • Presenter: Dawn Brown, M.Ed Counselling
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The place called Scare City is confining. It kills relationships in their infancy, dissolves dreams, and strangles initiative. It causes us to grab onto what may not be good for us and to hang onto what no longer serves our best interests. Scarcity isn’t just about money. It can show up in our relationship with ourselves and others or in the workplace.

This presentation looks at the many facets of scarcity and the role our perceptions play in creating them. Much of the pain in our lives comes from our way of thinking, our fear around what we interpret as not having enough or being enough. Whether we call it fear of failure, success, commitment, abundance, intimacy, having, not having… it still comes down to fear.

There are signposts along the way to guide and support us as we journey from scarcity. Learning to recognize them is a personal challenge for each of us. Join me for an hour of insights and strategies as we make the journey leading to prosperity.

 

Presenter: Dawn Brown, M.Ed Counselling

Dawn Brown, M.Ed. (counselling), is a psychotherapist specializing in relationship and life transitions. An international speaker and published author, she helps others navigate through and thrive in times of uncertainty and change. She is the recipient of the 2006 YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Learning for Life category.

Dream Work as Part of the Counselling Process Part 1 & 2
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil, B.A., M. Div., M. Ed.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Counsellors will discover how practical the discussion of dreams is in assisting clients in moving towards wellness. It is critical to have a solid background in how to implement dream work in the counselling process. For example, it is important for the professional and client to remember that all aspects of a dream are part of the dreamer. Therefore, the counsellor needs to stand back as the client experiences his/her ‘aha’ moment. Then the interaction can focus on the insight the client has experienced as a direct result of the dream.

This webinar is an introduction presented in two sessions. The first will focus on the practical points needed to use dream work effectively. The second session will be ‘hands on’ as we discuss one of Shirley’s dreams. Participants have the opportunity to use their knowledge in interpreting the dream and how it may have assisted Shirley in her personal healing.

 

Presenter: Shirley Soleil, B.A., M. Div., M. Ed.

Shirley Soleil lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Besides being a counsellor, she is a tutor, Consultant, facilitator, author and advocates for those with disabilities, suffering abuse, poverty etc.  Her slogan is: “Helping others help themselves”.  Shirley has two years of training in the use of dream work as part of the counselling process with Ruth Main. Ruth studied dream work at the Jungian Institute in North Carolina.  Although Shirley works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families, her main interest is counseling people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Counselling Ethics and the New Worldview
  • Presenter: Duanita G Eleniak, MSW RSW ATR BCATR RCAT PhD
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Ideas are presented in this online course to provoke a conversation about the implications for counselling ethics and practices of the current paradigm shift in consciousness. Emphasis is placed on it being the ethical responsibility of all helping professionals to learn about the new developments in the areas of science and to ponder the implications for the field of counselling. The need for a new psycho-spiritual paradigm in the field of psychology is presented along with the need to address these issues in our codes of ethics so that counsellors have some guidance in this pioneering territory.

Presenter: Duanita G Eleniak, MSW RSW ATR BCATR RCAT PhD

Dr. Duanita is a registered clinical social worker, a registered art therapist, a philosopher of consciousness studies, an author, an inspirational speaker, and a mentor for helping professionals who want to learn more about the business side of their practice.  Her specialties include working with trauma, loss and personal transformation from a transpersonal perspective.

Disability Etiquette Training-Getting ready for AODA
  • Presenter: Priya Senroy, Drama and Movement Therapist, MA, CCC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Please note that this webinar is especially relevant to Ontario members but also beneficial to anyone that might need to know the disability etiquette.

According to the Accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities Act, “All businesses with at least one employee will have to comply with the Accessible Customer Service Standard by January 1, 2012. Working with diverse client groups, counsellors and front line staffs play a crucial role in the area of customer service. It’s one thing to know the policies, but into place but it another matter to have a better understanding about disability etiquettes. This webinar will inform the participants through brief introduction to the AODA along with gaining a better understanding and awareness about people with Disabilities.  Etiquette strategies based on evidence based practice will be shared along with helpful tips.

Presenter: Priya Senroy, Drama and Movement Therapist, MA, CCC

Priya Senroy is a Canadian Certified Counselor, Disability Educator, Facilitator and Trainer. She has combined her training with facilitating various pioneering projects in forensic, mental health, community centers and special needs schools in India London, England in the 18 years she has been in this field.

Incorporating Spirituality in Counselling Practice: Issues & Challenges, Part 1 & 2
  • Presenter: Doreen Westera, MscN, MEd
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

It is important that counsellors incorporate spirituality into their practice in order to maintain a holistic approach  to client care. At times, a spiritual issue is key in a client’s life – if this is not recognized, then counselling may not be as effective as it might be. Therefore, counsellors should be aware of the variety of definitions of spirituality, the various expressions of spirituality, how to complete a spiritual assessment and various spiritual interventions which can be employed in the counselling process. Awareness of one’s own spirituality is paramount.
This Webinar discussion will discuss the above topics, drawing forth examples from the presenter’s counselling experience. Issues and challenges inherent in incorporating spirituality into counselling practice will be presented, using the presenter’s own counselling experience to illustrate these.

Presenter: Doreen Westera, MscN, MEd

Doreen is currently teaching courses in counselling and the spiritual dimension of nursing practice at Memorial University.  She also has a part-time counselling practice at a local community agency.  Doreen has presented papers and workshops related to this topic at national and international workshops, both in the nursing and counselling fields.

2 Seconds, 2 Minutes, 2 Hours: Building Relationships & Connecting With Kids
  • Presenter: Ariel Haubrich
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Times are changing and so too are the ways we connect with kids!  Often we find ourselves wondering how we can build the vital foundations of rapport and relationship with our students and children in counselling.  This session speaks to the unique dynamics and opportunities in school settings, the research behind the importance of connections between children and healthy adults, and tried & true ways to achieve them.  It will also provide information on the evidence-based dynamics of developmental assets, mirror neurons and the ways kids communicate, and how each impact these relationships and connections.  Finally, the session will outline practical strategies for counsellors working with kids in school and community settings whether you have 2 seconds, 2 minutes or 2 hours!

 

Presenter: Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich has over ten years of multifaceted experience as a school counsellor and programming coordinator in school systems and communities working with students, families, school staffs and community members.  She has experience in all areas of wellness and development, and counselling for those experiencing emotional, social, educational, family or psychological challenges.

Don’t Be a Statistic!: Why Traditional Occupations-Based Career Planning Doesn’t Work!
  • Presenter: Herky Cutler
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, participants will learn:
– Non-traditional methods of career planning such as; music, photography and yes, even cartoon characters!!!
– Why our current method of career planning is NOT successful!
– How to engage students/clients in a much more fun and relevant way

Presenter: Herky Cutler

Herky Cutler is a highly regarded speaker, facilitator/trainer and consultant working in a variety of settings with a proven track record in community and organizational development. He is an acknowledged motivational leader and a certified career development professional.

Supporting Students with Autism in Post Secondary Settings
  • Presenter: Wendy Arscott
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Students with Autism should have the opportunity to pursue post secondary education along with their peers. If they can be admitted to colleges and universities they should be able to access higher education to fulfill their potential and their dreams.  For many students capable of being admitted to post secondary education, barriers remain in the areas of social interaction, residence life, peer relationships and getting and maintaining employment. Too many people on the spectrum are living under meagre circumstances due to a lack of education and social skills. Pursuing a higher education is peer appropriate and gives way to a better standard of living. Learn how we can support students with Autism in pursuing their unique goals and dreams at the post secondary level.

 

Presenter: Wendy Arscott

Wendy is a professional Autism Consultant for a regional health care institution consulting to, and training, educators and has just completed a Masters of Education program with a thesis on postsecondary education supports for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. One of Wendy’s passions is structured teaching strategies implemented from daycare settings all the way through to community, workplace and postsecondary opportunities.

Emotional Integration
  • Presenter: Sandra Girouard
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Your role includes assisting people through life’s challenges and be more composed when confronting disturbing events.

Lear a technique that will help your clients “Flow” with their emotions rather than be “Taken By” their emotions.  This healing technique will bring them beyond the intellectual understanding of their life experiences to integrate and grasp the wisdom out of all experiences, free themselves and alleviate their suffering.

The art of being available and vulnerable to life itself… and evolving freely through Love and Happiness!

 

Presenter: Sandra Girouard

Seasoned adult educator specialized in developing and facilitating training programs to promote mental health and wellness and acquired over more than 15 years in training, and wellness consulting.  Very engaging passionate speaker and strong facilitator with extensive experience on topics related to resilience, emotional intelligence, communication, personality type (Myers Briggs – MBTI), creativity, conflict resolution, intimacy, authentic relationships and adult education (train the trainer). Post-graduate degree in adult education; former massage therapist and baby massage instructor.

In the past 15 years has helped a myriad of people dealing with stress, anxiety, loss and grief, depression, burn out, post traumatic stress disorder and many other major life changing events.  There is also a keen interest by other healthcare providers such as psychologists, EAP referral agents, support group facilitators, care givers etc.

The Issues and Landmines not Usually Addressed
  • Presenter: Kadie McCourt, MA, Psychotherapist
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Helping children and families of divorce, the issues and landmines that are not always covered in basic training. These include a spouse who will not let go, spouses who want to reunite, strategies for helping parents navigate dating and introducing the partner as well as assessing when it is time to get married or unite families.  Dealing with a difficult former spouse and how to help the children determine what their needs are, not the parents needs.  As well as parent alienation and helping children cope.

Presenter: Kadie McCourt, MA, Psychotherapist

Kadie has worked as a therapist with children, adolescents and families for twelve years.  She is dedicated and committed to her clients.  Divorce and it’s subsequent issues have been a key focus of therapy for Kadie.

Counselling People with Invisible Disabilities
  • Presenter: Shirley Soleil, B. A., M. Div., M. Ed
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Invisible Disabilities include illnesses not visible to the naked eye and those not diagnosed by objective tests. Both groups experience negative responses from family, friends and coworkers. It is difficult to accept how a person can move from health to illness without an obvious physical change.  What they need is a listening ear, a validating voice and a compassionate heart as they process lifestyle changes, broken relationships, lost hopes and dreams and discover possibilities for a future full of positives.

In the role of counsellor you can offer these elements as you assist the client in addressing the physical and emotional/psychological needs. This Webinar presents: the definition of invisible disability, issues facing the client, understanding of the medical and/or legal process the client moves through and practical suggestions in assisting these clients.

Presenter: Shirley Soleil, B. A., M. Div., M. Ed

Shirley lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  She has several invisible illnesses.  Besides being a counsellor, she is also a tutor and author.  She has written articles on the subject of invisible disabilities, some of which were published in the Private Practitioners Newsletter.  Although she works with children, teens, individuals, couples and families, her main interest is counselling people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Bridging Gaps with Adoption Part 1: Myths vs. Realities
  • Presenter: Christine Gatzke, M.Ed., CCC, CPAC/ ARC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Adoption is a lifelong, intergenerational process that unites birth families, adoptees, and adoptive families forever.  Adoption is not a single event, but a complex lifelong process.  Adoption is not a simplistic happy, « everybody wins » situation, as it tends to be portrayed in our culture.  Tremendous blessings can be experienced by all the participants in adoption, but we must never forget that those blessings are born of loss.  Many people have misconceptions about the adoption community.  This interactive workshop will debunk these myths and close the gap on misconceptions, by increasing awareness of the realities for those working with the adoption population.

 

Presenter: Christine Gatzke, M.Ed., CCC, CPAC/ ARC

Christine Gatzke is an international speaker and a clinical psychotherapist, in private practice, specializing in adoption, foster care, attachment issues, women’s health, and grief and loss.  Among various certifications she possesses, Christine is a certified adoption, adoption reunion and foster care counsellor.

Where Psychology and Spirituality Meet, Part 1 & 2
  • Presenter: Madeline Dietrich, M. A
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This webinar explores the possibility of expanding the field of psychological inquiry beyond normalcy and adaptation to encompass expanded states of awareness and a « beyond the self » way of being in the world.  It will thoughtfully consider the issues involved in integrating spiritual dimensions within the therapeutic practice.  The seminar will cover taking a spiritual assessment; assessing risks and benefits for introducing spiritual perspectives; role of family of origin’s religious philosophy and practice; stages of spiritual development; spiritual tools and techniques; exploring one’s own bias and assumptions about religion and spirituality.

Presenter: Madeline Dietrich, M. A

Madeline Dietrich M.A. has worked as a holistic psychotherapist in private practice and group facilitation for 20 years.  She has lead hundreds of seminars, workshops, retreats and training events on the themes of wellness, somatic psychotherapy, relationship and sexuality and spirituality.  Madeline is also a spiritual counsellor and offers training to counsellors and psychotherapists on the interface between psychology and spirituality.

Resilience: Thriving Through hardships
  • Presenter: Sandra Girouard
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Your role includes assisting people getting through life’s challenges and help them become autonomous to develop their full potential. Resilience is our best ally when facing the adversities of life and in confronting challenges constructively. It does not imply returning to a previous state but it is rather the opening of a new stage of life. It is a step that inspires a new vision of life and suggests new ways to reconstruct our lives one day at a time.

When we choose to look at life`s step backs as a learning opportunity, an opportunity for growth rather than an obstacle to our development, what was supposed to shake you up becomes an opportunity to deploy your resilience potential. Learn to guide people to contact, develop and use their internal potential and the necessary resources to thrive trough hardships and bounce back from stressful experiences.

 

Presenter: Sandra Girouard

Sandra Girouard is an Adult Educator who specializes in the development and facilitation of ongoing training programs to promote mental health and wellness. She is a very engaging passionate bilingual speaker working on initiatives such as train the trainer.   She coaches and trains on topics related to resilience, emotional integration, authentic relationships and adult education.

Creative Interventions for Grief & Loss with Children & Youth
  • Presenter: Nalini Iype, MC:AT, CCC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The webinar will include a brief introduction to the process of art therapy, present theories of grief and how art therapy is beneficial in grief therapy for children and youth.  Examples of children’s art will be presented as well as practical tips for counsellors and therapists to integrate into their practice.

 

Presenter: Nalini Iype, MC:AT, CCC

Nalini Iype is an Art Therapist in private practice at Art Therapy Solutions in Toronto. She has a Master’s degree in Counselling with a specialization in Art Therapy.  Her practice includes art therapy in a diverse cultural setting with children, youth, adults and couples.  In addition to working in private practice, Nalini’s experience includes working with clients from the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Planned Parenthood Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is also currently an instructor of Psychology and Expressive Arts at George Brown College in Toronto.

Narrative Means to Motivational Ends: Using Client’s Stories to Create Change, part 1 & 2
  • Presenter: Rob Straby
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

What are your core motivations? What about your clients or customers? What motivates them? What stops someone from moving forward towards his or her goals? How can you uncover the core motivating forces to help someone take the next step? In this interactive Webinar, you will learn how to work with client stories and elicit core-motivating elements. This is a practical approach that you can use to help yourself and others be motivated!

Presenter: Rob Straby

Rob Straby has followed his passion for the innovation and development of state-of-the-art professional development coaching, facilitation and training systems since 1986.  He has delivered these services to individuals, teams and departments in corporations, human services organizations, educational institutions and government services. In addition to his consulting work, Rob also is a faculty in the « Career Development Practitioner » Program at Conestoga College. This unique program trains career development professionals across Canada via the Internet with interactive Webinars.

The Career Legacy Circle: For an Effective Work-Life Balance & Successful Knowledge Transmissions (repeat)
  • Presenter: Diane Doyon, M.A
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Birth-rate fall and longevity increase; two reasons calling for a new understanding of aging workers and for new counselling practices. These workers are the keystones of knowledge creation/conservation/transmission. But, nearly half of the retirees say that taking a retreat was not a successful experience for them or for their organization. Rituals are needed. So we developed the Career Legacy Circle; a small group approach (6 sessions) bringing together 8-12 people in the final stage of their active working life to share the way they want to complete this stage. In this counselling process, a vade mecum  is used. This program aims to develop two bodies of knowledge: knowing to stay and knowing to leave, which imply, among other things, updating one’s work-life balance (preventing burn out and obsolescence) and wrapping up commitments and transmitting one’s professional legacy via mentoring, testimony, procedure manual, new mandate in or outside the organization, etc.

Presenter: Diane Doyon, M.A

Diane DOYON holds a Master in Career Counseling and is experienced in Human Resources Management.  Her expertise in mentoring programs has driven her to design the Career Legacy Circle concept, research and practice. She facilitates Work-Life management groups and  is in charge of the international training program for CLC facilitators.

Career-flow: A Hope-Centered Approach, Part 1
  • Presenter: Roberta Neault
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Especially during transformational and chaotic times, clients are looking for career support from their counsellors. Career Flow is a new model, grounded in hope, that acknowledges that not all times in our careers will be smooth sailing. Through stages of Self-Reflection, Self-Clarity, Visioning, Goal Setting/Planning, and Implementing/Adapting, use of the Career Flow model helps facilitate optimal career flow but also equips us to navigate stagnant water career periods (times of feeling stuck), still water (times to pause and reflect), white water (the crazy, busy, challenging times), and flow interrupted (times when plans are temporarily or permanently set aside). Drs. Spencer Niles, Norman Amundson, and Roberta Neault co-authored a career workbook using this model; join Roberta for a lively and engaging look at Career Flow and leave with practical activities that you can immediately apply.

Presenter: Roberta Neault

Roberta Neault is an award-winning career counsellor, published author, and international speaker, currently serving as editor of the Journal of Employment counselling and on the executive of CCPA’s Career Counselling Chapter. Her research / career interests include individual / organizational sustainability (work-life balance), international / global careers, assessment, and e-learning.

Courageous Parenting!
  • Presenter: Herky Cutler
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Parenting is one of the most difficult and demanding jobs of our time, and virtually the only « profession » that does not require the practitioner to have any formal training. « Courageous Parenting » is just that…Parents who have the courage to admit they don’t have all the tools they need to do a great job with their kids.
In this session, participants will be exposed to a parenting model for adolescents using The Circle Of Courage. Herky has adapted The Circle for this purpose and has written a manual on parenting teens. Whether you are familiar with The Circle of Courage or not, come and find out how to help your clients apply the components of Independence, Mastery, Belonging and Generosity into family life.

Presenter: Herky Cutler

Herky has a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Arts and is a Certified Career Development Practitioner.  He works as a professional speaker, workshop facilitator and organizational & educational consultant. His private practice, Foothills Youth & Family Services, is located in Pincher Creek, Alberta.  Herky also has a passion for music, which has led him to perform in various venues, including coffeehouses and at folk festivals.

The Myth of Closure, part 1 & 2
  • Presenter: Sue Smiley
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Since Kubler-Ross’s seminal work, closure has been held up as the ultimate goal for successful grief resolution. In this interactive webinar, we will explore why linear concepts like closure and acceptance do not serve the client engaged in healthy grief work. In fact, they may be barriers to successful grief resolution. We’ll explore who is served by these concepts and how ‘transformation’ is a more apt term to describe the movement of grief in a society that may value outcome over process. Counselling strategies (including meaning- making approaches) will be presented as an alternative to closure. In addition, the transformative nature of grief will be examined.

Presenter: Sue Smiley

Sue has a Master’s degree in Counselling specializing in loss and grief. She is a sought after consultant and shares her knowledge, compassion and sense of humour in local and provincial settings. She is a frequent contributor to CBC radio, speaking nationally on a variety of grief related topics.

Empowering a Client`s need to Deepen their Relationship to the Divine
  • Presenter: Sandi Duffield-King
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

There is a growing awareness of clients needs to infuse their counselling sessions with spirituality. This webinar will introduce the concept of deepening one’s relationship to the Divine from an Interfaith perspective. We will explore how some modern counselling techniques draw on the world’s major religions’ spiritual practices. We will see how simply some of these practices can be used therapeutically to enhance the client’s need to view and solve their issues through the eyes of their Divinity. Such modern techniques as deep breathing for anxiety, affirmations for positive focus, colour therapy, the use of crystals, an understanding of the chakras and vibration as healing tools – all have their roots in spiritual practices. An understanding of how deeply these spiritual practices can affect their clients can have profound therapeutic effects, regardless of the therapists beliefs.

Presenter: Sandi Duffield-King

Rev. Sandi King, a retired school counsellor, is in private practice.  She co-leads an Interfaith Centre and is the Registrar for the intuitive Times Institute. Her passion is assisting clients to deepen their personal connection to the Divine: a road to spiritual and emotional wellness.

The Ethics of Advocacy, part 1 & 2
  • Presenter: Roberta Neault
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Increasingly, counsellors are being called to an advocacy role for their clients and communities. However, despite their interest in social justice, some counsellors struggle to balance their commitment to client confidentiality with the need to ensure stories of injustice are heard and remedied. Join Dr. Roberta Neault to examine the ethics of advocacy, using case examples, ethical decision-making models, and various ethical codes. Leave this webinar with advocacy tips and ethical strategies, inspired and equipped to advocate effectively. Instead of feeling powerless to address some of the injustices your clients bring to you, learn to challenge your outrage to champion change!

Presenter: Roberta Neault

Roberta Neault is an award-winning career counsellor, published author, and international speaker, currently serving as editor of the Journal of Employment counselling and on the executive of CCPA’s Career Counselling Chapter. Her research / career interests include individual / organizational sustainability (work-life balance), international / global careers, assessment, and e-learning.

Dual Relationships
  • Presenter: Glenn Sheppard & Lynda Younghusband
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $45 CCPA members | $55 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The ethical and legal issues of dual relationships have caused much controversy over the years.  Many articles and books have examined the ethical aspects of various dual relationships and other boundaries.  Boundary dilemmas and the perameters of a relationship often catch us off guard and unprepared.  Much attention has been focused on sexual intimacies between therapist and client but dual relationships can involve combining the role of therapist with another professional relationship (such as supervisor, employer) or a personal relationship (such as friend or relative).  These various boundary issues and the potential for harm will be explored during the webinar.

Presenter: Glenn Sheppard & Lynda Younghusband

Glenn is a past president of the CCPA (2001-2003) and has also contributed to the Association in numerous other roles, including as co-chair of the CCA Committee for the development of the 1999 CCA Code of Ethics and its revised edition in 2006.  Glenn has been a professor of counselor education at Memorial University of Newfoundland for 24 years, and 9 of these were as Chair of the Dept of Educational Psychology. In addition to his university teaching, Glenn works in private practice in St John’s, Newfoundland where he devotes considerable time to providing a range of services associated with the management, prevention, and treatment of traumatic stress.

Lynda graduated from Memorial University with a B.Voc.Ed, an M.Ed (counselling), and, more recently, with a Ph.D. in clinical epidemiology. Lynda has taught at all levels of the school system and was a school guidance counsellor for 13 years. Since 1997, Dr. Younghusband has been a sessional lecturer, in education and nursing, at Memorial University and is presently an assistant professor in the student counselling centre at Memorial. Lynda has served on the board

La résilience: S’épanouir à travers les épreuves
  • Presenter: Sandra Girouard
  • Language: french
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Votre rôle consiste à aider les gens à faire face aux épreuves de la vie en les guidant vers une plus grande autonomie.  La résilience est notre meilleure alliée dans l’existence pour faire face aux défis de la vie et intégrer les épreuves de façon constructive.  Lorsque nous choisissons de voir ce qui nous arrive comme une occasion favorable, une possibilité de croissance plutôt qu’un obstacle à notre développement, ce qui était censé nous déstabiliser devient alors notre tremplin d’épanouissement!

Apprenez à guider les gens vers les ressources nécessaires au maintient de la résilience, ce potentiel en chacun de nous qui permet d’avoir une emprise sur sa vie, de traverser les épreuves de l’existence et en ressortir grandis.

Presenter: Sandra Girouard

Sandra détient un diplôme d’études supérieures en Andragogie ainsi qu’un baccalauréat ès art en travail social, animation puis communication sociale.  Sandra est spécialisée dans le développement de programmes de formation en promotion de la santé et du mieux-être. Elle est aussi l’auteure d’un programme de formation innovateur en développement de la résilience. Passionnée et très engagée, elle offre des conférences et ateliers sur différents sujets liés à la résilience, l’intégration émotionnelle, etc.

Sparking Career Happiness: Introducing a Holistic, Narrative Framework for Career Counselling
  • Presenter: Mark Franklin & Leigh Anne Saxe
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Do you ever find yourself working with clients with BOTH personal and career questions? We know that career and life issues blend together, however, in training and practice, there can be a divide between personal and career counselling. Wouldn’t it be great to feel confident and excited about bridging that divide and exploring career and life choices in a more meaningful way? In this webinar, learn about a leading edge career and life clarification process, which is the first of two processes in an integrated, holistic framework grounded in narrative and cognitive approaches, ‘law of attraction’ and positive psychology.

Presenter: Mark Franklin & Leigh Anne Saxe

 

Mark Franklin, career counsellor and practice leader of CareerCycles, has enriched the career wellbeing of 2000+ clients. Mark has an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology, presents nationally, is host of Career Buzz radio show and developed the ‘Who You Are Matters!’ career and life clarification game.

Leigh Anne Saxe, happiness coach, career counsellor and inspirational speaker, empowers people with meaningful law of attraction workshops and seminars. Leigh Anne has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of  Professional Psychology, has presented at Cannexus and CACUSS, is host of Career Buzz radio show and is the founder of Living in the Moment.

Living your Career Statement
  • Presenter: Mark Franklin & Leigh Anne Saxe
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

How do you move toward a more intentional career exploration? Living your Career Statement is a positive and life-changing way of making career and life choices! A key process of the presenters’ positive, holistic and narrative-based framework, a Career Statement distills the client’s story into a brief statement of desires, strengths, preferences, assets, influences and possibilities. In this lively, interactive session — building on the presenters’ first webinar, ‘Sparking career happiness and life enrichment’ — you will learn what a Career Statement is and why it matters, success stories, and interventions to help clients and practitioners live their Career Statement and be more confident and excited about their intentional exploration.

 

 

Presenter: Mark Franklin & Leigh Anne Saxe

Mark Franklin, career counsellor and practice leader of CareerCycles, has enriched the career wellbeing of 2000+ clients. Mark has an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology, presents nationally, is host of Career Buzz radio show and developed the ‘Who You Are Matters!’ career and life clarification ga

Leigh Anne Saxe, happiness coach, career counsellor and inspirational speaker, empowers people with meaningful law of attraction workshops and seminars. Leigh Anne has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of  Professional Psychology, has presented at Cannexus and CACUSS, is host of Career Buzz radio show and is the founder of Living in the Moment.

Ethical Issues for Counsellors
  • Presenter: Glenn Sheppard, Ph.D. & Lynda Younghusband, Ph.D.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

This session addresses the Code of Ethics for CCPA members. Questions to be discussed include: Who owns the client file? Who has access? How do I manage a client’s file if I am deceased? How do I make provision for my files in private practice should I be seriously ill or die? What should I include in my record keeping? Participants are encouraged to read pages 13-16 in CCPA’s Standards of Practice, which will be sent out to all registered participants prior to the webinar.

Presenter: Glenn Sheppard, Ph.D. & Lynda Younghusband, Ph.D.

Glenn is a past president of the CCPA (2001-2003) and has also contributed to the Association in numerous other roles, including as co-chair of the CCA Committee for the development of the 1999 CCA Code of Ethics and its revised edition in 2006.  Glenn has been a professor of counselor education at Memorial University of Newfoundland for 24 years, and 9 of these were as Chair of the Dept of Educational Psychology. In addition to his university teaching, Glenn works in private practice in St John’s, Newfoundland where he devotes considerable time to providing a range of services associated with the management, prevention, and treatment of traumatic stress.

Lynda graduated from Memorial University with a B.Voc.Ed, an M.Ed (counselling), and, more recently, with a Ph.D. in clinical epidemiology. Lynda has taught at all levels of the school system and was a school guidance counsellor for 13 years.  Since 1997, Dr. Younghusband has been a sessional lecturer, in education and nursing, at Memorial University and is presently an assistant professor in the student counselling centre at Memorial. Lynda has served on the board of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and is the current Chair of the Ethics Committee for CCPA. 

L’apport des programmes basés sur la pleine conscience en counseling de carrière
  • Presenter: Simon Grégoire
  • Language: french
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Au cours des dernières années, certains ont tenté d’établir des rapprochements entre le counseling, la psychothérapie et la pleine conscience, soit une notion en partie inspirée du bouddhisme. Dans le cadre de ce webinaire, cette notion encore peu connue des conseillers en orientation sera d’abord définie. Puis, trois programmes d’intervention destinés à cultiver un tel état de conscience seront présentés. Les principes et les exercices sur lesquels reposent ces programmes seront par la suite exposés et nous tenterons de montrer en quoi ceux-ci peuvent enrichir l’évaluation et l’intervention des conseillers en orientation œuvrant en santé psychologique.

Presenter: Simon Grégoire

Simon est psychologue et professeur en développement de carrière à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Ses travaux de recherche portent sur l’apport des programmes d’intervention basés sur la pleine conscience sur la santé psychologique au travail des employés.

Making Sense of Adoptive Families: Creating Awareness through Issues and Interventions
  • Presenter: Christine Gatzke, M.Ed., CCC, CPAC/ARC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

6 out of 10 people are touched by adoption, whether via domestically or internationally.  Apart from the joys, there are challenges, such as core and/or mental health issues, that are often overlooked.  It is apparent that adoption has a profound and permanent effect on the lives of all members of the adoption population.  This webinar will provide a brief outlook on core and/or mental health issues faced by these members.  It will assist those serving/working with adoptive families to help those families to become more aware of the issues impacting the family system (i.e., attaching/bonding, school-related issues, etc.).

Presenter: Christine Gatzke, M.Ed., CCC, CPAC/ARC

Christine M. Gatzke, M.Ed., CCC, CPAC/ARC, EFT-ADV
Christine is an international/national speaker and clinical psychotherapist providing individual, family/couple, group and career counselling/coaching.  She also provides consultations, workshops, and EFAP services.  Christine is a certified post-adoption, adoption reunion and foster care counsellor and an Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner – Advanced.  For more information, visit www.clc-apathtohealing.ca.

Focus on Your Client’s Strengths: Using Storytelling in Counselling
  • Presenter: Rob Straby, M.A.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Engaging with our clients’ lifework stories enables us to discern the most important elements of their lives. The counsellor can facilitate a powerful empowerment process with clients to help them to find their way in life. This session will help you to:

  • Appreciate the power of a constructivist approach to client narratives
  • Set the context for powerful client storytelling with a diversity of client groups
  • Identify the key elements that can be elicited through storytelling, such as values, beliefs, interested, skills, social networks and more
  • Develop strategies to help your clients move forward in life by focussing on their natural strengths and talents.
Presenter: Rob Straby, M.A.

Rob Straby has followed his passion for the innovation and development of state-of-the-art professional development coaching, facilitation and training systems since 1986.  He has delivered these services to individuals, teams and departments in corporations, human services organizations, educational institutions and government services. In addition to his consulting work, Rob also is a faculty in the “Career Development Practitioner” Program at Conestoga College. This unique program trains career development professionals across Canada via the Internet with interactive Webinars.

Constructing Maps of the Self to Empower Clients and Plan Strategies for Change
  • Presenter: Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson, Ph.D.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

There is a consensus that the self which lies at the heart of such concepts as self-esteem, self-actualization and self-concept is a cultural construct. This self may be “mapped” in units of culture, and such maps may be used to inform practice and empower clients. Drawing on the presenter’s original research, this webinar will include a theoretical discussion of the structure of the self along with practical applications for counselling.

 

Presenter: Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson, Ph.D.

Dr. Robertson is a consultant to Northlands College in northern Saskatchewan where he also has a private practice as a counselling psychologist.

Pour mieux comprendre l’épuisement professionnel et l’usure de compassion
  • Presenter: Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $45 CCPA members | $55 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

L’usure de compassion est un problème courant chez les travailleurs en soins de la santé, les intervenants en service sociaux, les policiers et les éducateurs specialisés. Cet atelier explique ce phénomène mal compris et explore les obstacles personnels et professionnels qui nous menacent. L’atelier explorera des stratégies de dépistage précoce, les conséquences du surtravail et les éléments protecteurs contre le burnout et l’usure de compassion.

Presenter: Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC

Françoise Mathieu détient une maîtrise en psychologie (counselling) et a plus de 15 ans d’expérience en tant que psychothérapeute dans divers environnements: urgences, centre de soins de santé mentale et universités. Conférencière chevronnée, Françoise oeuvre comme spécialiste en usure de compassion et burnout depuis 2001. Elle offre des ateliers de formation partout au Canada et est l’auteure du livre “The Compassion Fatigue Workbook.” Pour plus d’information: www.compassionfatigue.ca

Exceptional Possibilities: Multiplying Client Exceptions Through Narrative Meaning-Making
  • Presenter: David Paré, Ph.D.
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

The “exception”—an instance when the problem is absent—is the cornerstone of Brief Solution Focused practice, a doorway into new realms of possibility where the problem is absent. This webinar explores how exceptions can be multiplied by joining clients in what  Anthropologist Clifford Geertz called “thick description”.  These practices are drawn from narrative therapy, which focuses on action, rather than behaviour—the difference being that actions are seen as expressions of agency, purposes, values, and intentions.  These practices go beyond “do more of what works” to rich story development and the generation of multiple exceptions, the basis for future action.

Presenter: David Paré, Ph.D.

David Paré, Ph.D., Couns. Psych. is an associate professor teaching counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Ottawa and director of the Glebe Institute, A Centre for Constructive and Collaborative Practice in Ottawa.

Counselling in a Small World: Ethics in Rural & Remote Practice
  • Presenter: Judi L. Malone
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Rural communities and their counselling needs have been changing. Certain ethical dilemmas can be more common or more complicated when practicing in rural, remote, or small communities. This presentation will review some of these specific to managing professional boundaries, community pressure, generalist practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and attaining professional development. Join us to explore the context & ethical challenges of rural counselling practice, consider the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s Code of Ethics, and to share insight for dealing with the demographic and practice characteristics that may instigate ethical issues in rural practice.

Presenter: Judi L. Malone

Judi Malone is a registered psychologist in Alberta with a rural practice. She teaches counselling for Athabasca University and her doctoral research was on ethics in rural practice.

Le potentiel des groupes au service du counseling
  • Presenter: Jacques Limoges
  • Language: french
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Pour bien cerner le potentiel des groupes, nous considérerons trois variables bipolarisés et au sens large et génériques des termes : responsable c. membres ; contenu c. dynamique ; objectivité c. subjectivité. Pour y parvenir, il y a lieu d’établir l’objet principal d’apprentissage visé par un groupe. Cet objet est-il surtout extrapersonnel (savoir, objectivité, donc appelant une fonction importante pour le responsable), intrapersonnel (savoir-être, subjectivité, donc requérant un investissement important des deux parties) ou interpersonnel  (savoir-faire, donc demandant un investissement significatif de tous les membres) ? Quelque soit le nombre de participants, l’extrapersonnel justifie une approche grand groupe, l’intrapersonnel une approche moyen groupe et l’interpersonnel une approche petit groupe. À cause des ses finalités impliquant généralement des relations explicites entre le responsable et les membres et entre les membres entre-eux quant à l’objet visé, le counseling fait surtout appelle au petit groupe. Conséquemment, la seconde partie de ce webinaire s’attardera à cette approche en abordant les rôles et besoins des membres, les techniques d’animation du responsable et les phases qui en découlent. Enfin, après avoir souligné le potentiel d’entraide inhérent à tout petit groupe et après avoir présenté la technique du Double-axe, nous verrons la pertinence du petit groupe par rapport aux six occasions carriérologiques, en particulier par rapport à l’acquisition des dimensions de l’insertion socioprofessionnelle telles que définies dans le modèle Trèfle chanceux.

Presenter: Jacques Limoges

Jacques Limoges est associé à l’Université de Sherbrooke depuis plus de 35 ans. Ses champs de recherche et de pratique sont le counseling groupal, l’insertion professionnelle et la gestion de carrière. Depuis une quinzaine d’années, il concentre ces efforts sur le paradigme du maintien professionnel selon les tiers de carrière.

Social Justice Interventions: 10 ways to Make a Difference
  • Presenter: Christina Schmolke
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Across Canada, thousands of individuals face barriers to improving their mental, emotional, and economic status. In an effort to address the environmental factors (e.g., poverty) that impede client well-being, a growing number of counsellors have become interested in social justice interventions. For counsellors, social justice interventions involve actions that are designed to improve the equitable distribution of resources and services. This may include advocacy, outreach, and prevention. This webinar focuses on helping counsellors integrate social justice interventions into their roles.

Presenter: Christina Schmolke

Dr. Roberta Neault, president of Life Strategies Ltd., serves as editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling. A dynamic presenter, Roberta introduces a pragmatic approach to juggling complex work-life roles.

Sustainability: A Fresh Look at Work-Life Balance
  • Presenter: Dr. Roberta Neault
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

As counsellors we see the results of unsustainable life choices – stress and burnout from overwork, frustration and distress from unemployment or underemployment, relationship challenges from life role conflicts, illness from lack of exercise and poor nutrition, and exhaustion from chronic busy-ness. Using “sustainability” as a metaphor, join this session to take a fresh look at how to support clients to reorganize their lives and make healthier choices. We’ll also look at the role of employers in creating workplaces where individuals can thrive while consistently achieving organizational objectives. Sustainability is a win-win solution, for people and the places that employ them.

Presenter: Dr. Roberta Neault

Dr. Roberta Neault, president of Life Strategies Ltd., serves as editor of the Journal of Employment Counseling. A dynamic presenter, Roberta introduces a pragmatic approach to juggling complex work-life roles.

La gestion de carrière; six types d’occasion d’intervention
  • Presenter: Dr Jacques Limoges
  • Language: french
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

La gestion de carrière tout au long de la vie s’appuie sur la dynamique Individu-Étude-Travail. Cette gestion implique une multitude de décisions à prendre, à réaliser, à maintenir selon les tiers de carrière, à revoir, à faire à nouveau (i.e. transition) et à défaire (i.e. retraite et après). Il s’ensuit 6 types d’occasion carriérologique, chacun impliquant des étapes bien précises que le conseiller en orientation ou en carrière doit bien maitriser. Au cours de ce webinaire  (web+séminaire) nous ferons un survol de ces occasions et verrons les applications courantes dans le counseling d’orientation et de carrière.

Presenter: Dr Jacques Limoges

Jacques Limoges, docteur en éducation (counseling), associé au Département d’Orientation (Université de Sherbrooke) depuis 40 ans; ses recherches et enseignements sont l’insertion, le développement de carrière; approfondit présentement le maintien professionnel, celui qui évite à la fois l’épuisement et l’obsolescence; est auteur de plus de 20 livres et reconnu internationalement.

Online Therapy for our Shrinking, Changing, Global Community
  • Presenter: Norman L. Quantz, MA
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Counseling is Going Online – Fast. What you do about it will affect your career. This Webinar is a sign of the times that will introduce you to 6 basic questions therapists around the globe are asking. You will get to know what it takes to counsel your clients at a distance, provide webinars, meet with colleagues, and more – all online.

 

Presenter: Norman L. Quantz, MA

In Private Practice since 1982; Online Video Therapy Practice since 2007; International Panel Member promoting Online Therapy (Istanbul, etc); Relationship Expert; Author; Website:  http://www.relationship-makeover.com/

Books/Publications:
“IT’S ALL ABOUT POWER AND CONTROL: Why Marriages Fall Apart and What It Takes to Put Them Back Together Again”

Helping Clients Forgive
  • Presenter: Dr. Daniel Klassen
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Helping clients forgive has found a credible place in counselling and psychotherapy literature in the past decade.  Forgiveness has been discovered to play a critical role in helping clients resolve anger, relieve depression and increase hopefulness.  Clients who choose to forgive, experience a series of recognizable themes on the path to forgiveness.  Participants in this Webinar will encounter the myths of forgiveness and explore the themes through illustrations and brief lecture.  In addition, participants will be introduced to structured exercises from The Forgiveness Workbook, which helps clients with forgiveness.

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Klassen

Dr. Klassen is Professor Emeritus in Education at Lakehead University, Author of The Forgiveness Workbook, founder and counsellor at The Listening Centre, which is a clinic serving individuals and families in Northwestern Ontario.

When the Brain feels Broken – Affective Disorders and Treatment
  • Presenter: Richard Hill
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

Depression, anxiety, panic, fearfulness, sadness, loss of control, traumatic experiences, managing life, feeling unsafe, feeling unloved or unlovable… we could go on with a list of affective disorders and difficulties that bring clients to therapy. The brain is involved in this. It has to be. What do we know about that? The body is also involved. It has to be. How do brain and body interact and affect each other? What is the whole person story? Neuroscience opens our mind to a deeper understanding of what is happening within the client and understanding always leads to better therapy. Clients often say they feel as though something is wrong in their head, but that is not necessarily the best way to look at it. Affective disorders are usually telling us something. Knowing what the brain is doing can amplify our ability to understand and respond to that important message.

Presenter: Richard Hill

Richard Hill is in private practice in Sydney, Australia and travels the world lecturing on the subject of the neuroscience of psychotherapy and Psychosocial Genomics. He is a board member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and director of the MindScience Institute which acts as an international hub for education in therapy.

Supervising Online Counselling
  • Presenter: Dan L Mitchell
  • Language: english
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $25 CCPA members | $35 non members *Plus applicable taxes
  • # of CECs: 1
Webinar Description:

In this webinar, Dan Mitchell shares his experience and knowledge of supervising counsellors who provide text-based online counselling. The webinar will increase participants’ awareness of ethical and legal issues, technological factors, and counsellor competencies that are unique to the online realm.

Presenter: Dan L Mitchell

Founding Worldwide Therapy Online Inc. with Lawrence Murphy in 1994, Dan Mitchell began a long journey of pioneering the delivery of counselling via the internet. Dan is Clinical eSupervisor of a team of online counsellors, is engaged in research, and has published a number of professional articles.