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Breaking the ADHD Code: A Novel, Neurologically Based Treatment Program for ADHD

Apart from using medication, treatment for ADHD symptoms has largely focused on symptom management. But even with medication, many people with ADHD continue to struggle with anxiety, conflict, emotional regulation, behavioural addictions, and health management. Many people unconsciously use adrenaline-producing behaviours to increase dopamine functioning, a pattern that may be effective in the short term but is quite destructive in the long term. This pattern has been conceptualized into the Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD model. (https://aaa.cambiumed.ca)

“Breaking the ADHD Code” is a program for therapists to learn the Adrenaline Addiction in ADHD model, and how to implement it with clients. The program involves approximately 6 hours of videos, which are to be previewed before the webinar, and a full day live webinar. There is also a follow-up two hour webinar three weeks after the initial webinar to help implement the program. For more information, please visit https://cambiumed.ca  and click on the Breaking the ADHD Code logo.

Cost: $367 + applicable tax

Contact: Linda Tilley – [email protected]

Clinical Supervision Training: The Empowered Supervisor – May 6th-June 3 2022

Clinical Supervision Training: The Empowered Supervisor

Fridays May 6th-June 3 2022 10am-1pm EST

Blended format 30 hours directed learning

Click here to register!

Enhancing Human Capacity from the Inside Out: An Innovative Learning Series – May 19th – June 2nd, 2022

Enhancing Human Capacity from the Inside Out: An Innovative Learning Series

Working on the front lines in trauma-exposed workplaces leaves professionals struggling with self-preservation as they strive to provide excellent care. This 3-part webinar series is designed to help professionals reflect and plan for personal wellness, even in the most challenging times. Upon registration, participants receive a copy of Best Interests, a procedural drama set in the child welfare system in central Ontario.

 

Webinar 1: Book Club Style Facilitated Discussion

Dr. Kim Bergeron will facilitate a discussion with author Maureen Pollard, MSW, RSW, about how the main character prioritizes wellness, and what happens when her self care routines are disrupted after she experiences trauma on the job.

 

Webinar 2: Self-Preservation Strategies

Participants will focus on simple and practical strategies to care for themselves that can be applied even during times of crisis and chaos.

 

Webinar 3: Writing for Wellness Experiential Workshop

Participants will be guided through a variety of sample exercises for therapeutic writing for wellness, as well as reflective practice, using a case study format.

 

All 3 webinars: $97.56 (includes novel, three webinars and all taxes and fees)

Webinar 2 or Webinar 3 as a single session: $38.15 (includes all taxes and fees)

 

For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/304927996847

Interior Health Mental Health & Substance Use Virtual Career Fair – Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Interior Health Mental Health & Substance Use Virtual Career Fair

If you are a Mental Health Professional, register today for a 1-to-1 session with our hiring managers.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 09:00 to 16:00 PST

Click here to register

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EMDR Basic Training with Alivia Maric, PhD. & Eve Wilensky, MA. from Cares Counselling Society – June 2-4 / Sept 7 /Sept 8-10, 2022

EMDR Basic Training

Instructors: Alivia Maric, PhD. & Eve Wilensky, MA.

Location: Sevenoaks Alliance church –

2575 Gladwin Road Abbotsford, BC. V2T 3N8

June 2-4, 2022 & Sept 7, Sept 8-10, 2022


limited to 21 participants.

Early Bird Rate: $2100 Cdn. If paid in full by May 6, 2022

Please Note: A $400.00 admin fee will be applied for those who cancel their early bird registration after May 6, 2022.

Regular Rate: $2300 Cdn. due in full by June 1, 2022

For registration or more information:

 email [email protected] or call 604-853-8916 ext. 21

www.cares.ca

Morality, Harm, & Society: Artfully Using Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) with Today’s Challenges – June 3, 2022

Morality, Harm, & Society: Artfully Using Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) with Today’s Challenges – 5 CEU

When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • CE Hours Included: 5 Core (please see below for more details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $115 before Friday, May 20 by 5:00 p.m. EDT, $130 after
  • Presented by: Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. & Jon Hershfield, LMFT (see bios below)
  • If you are not able to attend these dates, we will be making it available on-demand shortly after the live version. Follow this link to pre-register for the on-demand version: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/erp-morality-ha…
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the “Synchronous” CE Certificate.
  • Register: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/erp-morality-harm-society/

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Define Harm OCD, Moral Scrupulosity, Social Anxiety, & Agoraphobia and how this cluster of disorders has increased since COVID-19.
  • Describe Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) exercises that can be used to help people with Harm OCD.
  • Identify creative ways to approach ERP that can be used to help people with Moral Scrupulosity.
  • Apply ERP techniques to the treatment of Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia, particularly since the absence of regular social contact for so many people during COVID-19 has worsened their fears and phobias.
  • Explain the use of Interoceptive-based ERP to clients to combat fears of panic sensations and the importance of leaning into them vs. trying to relax them away.
  • Contrast the provision of safety behaviors for anxiety and OCD in regular talk therapy to the use of response prevention in the use of ERP for these conditions.
Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute – DBT II: Clinical Practice Intermediate -June 9, 10, 23 & 24, 2022

Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute

DBT II: Clinical Practice Intermediate

DOUBLE DISCOUNT
FOR CCPA MEMBERS!
Get the early bird discount + an extra $40
but only when you enroll before May 24!

CLICK HERE TO GET $40 OFF INSTANTLY!

This 12-hour, online training was developed for mental health
professionals who are ready to move beyond introductory-level
training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

If you are looking to take the next step implementing DBT in your
clinical practice, this workshop will help you:
-Use DBT case conceptualization formulate a clinical case
-Apply DBT principles to common problems in daily practice
-Employ validation and dialectics strategies to get “unstuck”
-Coach patients effectively when they are in crisis

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

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Supervision: Cultivating a Healthy Clinician – 3 CEUs – June 10, 2022

Supervision: Cultivating a Healthy Clinician – 3 CEUs

 

When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST
  • CE Hours Included: 3 Core (please see below for more details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $82 before Friday, May 27 at 5:00pm EST, $92 after
  • Presented by: Ashlenn Von Wiegand, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • If you are not able to attend this workshop on 6/10, we will be making it available on-demand shortly after the live version. Follow this link to pre-register for the on-demand version: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/supervision-hea…
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the “Synchronous” CE Certificate.
  • For more information and to register: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/supervision-healthy-clinician

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss the components of burnout and compassion fatigue and the factors that increase their likelihood among clinicians.
  • Identify skills to help new clinicians maintain their own mental, emotional, and physical well-being while being new in clinical practice.
  • Identify helpful resources to assess supervisees’ well-being and provide guidance for them without becoming their personal therapist.
Social Pressures, Norms, and the Body – June 10th, 2022

Social Pressures, Norms, and the Body

June 10th, 2022

10:30am – 3:30 pm

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC

When sociologist, Harold Garfinkel, encouraged his students to stand “the wrong way” in a crowded elevator, facing the back!, he wanted them to gain a felt sense of the social norms that forever constrain and shape behaviour, even if silent and unseen. This workshop similarly aims to grant mental health professionals not just knowledge about but a felt, embodied sense of the pervasive power of social pressures and norms. We will move between presentation, discussion, and practice, to investigate how norms shape every feeling and behaviour, and uniquely constrain those in marginalized positions. Participants will leave with more capacity and tools to bring social context into their lives and “into the office.”

This workshop draws from Brett Richardson’s PhD work in Social Anthropology, and extensive work with queer and gender queer folks, as well as Ghinwa Yassine’s unique contributions as a somatically-oriented artist and activist, whose work focuses on the experiences of Arab women, trauma, and the expression of resistance.

5 Continuing Education Credits available.

Early bird rate: $220, before May 20th at midnight.

Regular rate: $300

To register, go to http://www.brettrichardsoncounselling.com/events.html or send an email to [email protected].

Two scholarships will be available. Equity-seeking participants will be prioritized. Please send an email to [email protected] to inquire.

MBTI Virtual Certification Program 2022 / Programme de certification MBTI 2022 – June 13 – 16, August 15 – 18, October 17 – 20, November 28 – December 1

FOR CANADIAN COACHES ONLY

The MBTI® Certification Program maximizes your personal potential, giving you the expertise and tools to immediately make a positive and lasting impact on individuals, teams, and leaders.

The 4-day program is facilitated via Zoom Meetings.

Along with video conference sessions and group activities participants complete self-directed learning assignments as part of each day’s instruction.

Topics Include:

  • Improving team performance
  • Developing leaders
  • Managing conflict
  • Improving communication
  • Handling stress
  • Guiding career exploration

Space is limited, register today!

Dates Available:

June 13 – 16, 2022

August 15 – 18, 2022

October 17 – 20, 2022

November 28 – December 1, 2022

Learn more or register today

 

DISPONIBLES UNIQUEMENT POUR LES CANADIENS.

Certification virtuelle le 24 au 27 octobre 2022.

Le programme de certification MBTIᴹᴰ maximise votre potentiel, en vous conférant l’expertise et les outils pour créer un impact positif immédiat pour vos clients, que ce soit des individus, des équipes, des dirigeants ou des organisations.

Le programme de 4 jours est facilité via Zoom Meetings

En plus des séances de vidéoconférence et des activités de groupe, les participants accomplissent des tâches d’apprentissage autodirigé dans le cadre des instructions de chaque jour.

Sujets couverts:

  • Amélioration des performances de l’équipe
  • Développer des leaders
  • Gérer des conflits
  • Améliorer la communication
  • Gérer le stress
  • Guider l’exploration de carrière

Et beaucoup plus!

Inscrivez-vous aujourd’hui pour réserver votre place !

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in Clinical Practice – June 17, 2022

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in Clinical Practice – 5 CEUs

 

When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • CE Hours Included: 5 Core (see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $115 before Friday, June 3 at 5:00pm EDT, $130 after
  • Presented by: Tara Arnold, Ph.D., LCSW (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the “Synchronous” CE Certificate.
  • This workshop is a prerequisite to Advanced DBT in Clinical Practice
  • Register: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/dbt-in-clinical-practice/

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Define basic DBT terminology.
  • Identify the four skills training modules of DBT practice.
  • Identify the DBT skills training group exercises.
  • Utilize basic DBT concepts to their clinical practice.
  • Utilize basic validation strategies to help clients’ readiness to change in their clinical practice.
Satir Institute of the Pacific – June 18,19, 2022

Foundations of Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Part A
45 Credits
April 9, 10, 30, May 1, 28, 29, and June 18,19, 2022
Online via Zoom
Satir Institute of the Pacific

[email protected]

“The Power and the Potential” 3 One Day Programs*
April 22, 2022 – The Power and Potential of Expectations and Beliefs
May 13, 2022 – The Power and Potential of our Family Rules
June 3, 2022 – Aligning with our Inner Source: Rediscovering HOME
Online via Zoom
Satir Institute of the Pacific

[email protected]

Level 1 Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
60 Credits
July 13 – 23, 2022
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Satir Institute of the Pacific

[email protected]

Level 2 Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy*
60 Credits
August 10- 20, 2022
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Satir Institute of the Pacific

[email protected]

Foundations of Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Part B
45 Credits
August 27, 28, September 24-25, October 15-16, November 5-6, and 26, 27, 2022
Online Via Zoom
Satir Institute of the Pacific

[email protected]

Level 1 Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
60 Credits
September 16, 17, 18, October 20, 21, 22, 23, November 18, 19, 20, 2022
Langley, BC
Satir Institute of the Pacific

[email protected]

Practical strategies for improving executive function skills in children – June 16 & 17 2022

Practical strategies for improving executive function skills in children

Online Workshop

June 16 & 17, 2022 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) 1-day and 2-day registration available.

To register, please see: https://caot.ca/viewEvent.html?no_header=true&productId=11136

Click here for full PDF with more information.

What is executive functioning? Executive functioning is “an individual’s ability to organize thoughts and activities, prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and make decisions” (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002). To successfully execute, children need to be aware of task demands and set goals. Then they must access forethought and hindsight to think in an organized way and to sustain their focus on the relevant features of the task at hand. As children mature, they learn how to organize their time, space, materials and develop the reasoning skills to consider multiple possible solutions to problems, recognize the “gray” in situations, and manage both expected and unexpected changes in plans, routines, rules and novel situations. Children must fluidly shift between changing task demands and carry out multiple complex steps to achieve expected goals.
The first day of this online workshop will provide you dozens of practical strategies and techniques that you can utilize immediately with children with executive functioning deficits in their daily activities, including academics, behaviours, homework, morning routines, projects, sensing time, transitions, chores and home tasks, and bedtime routines. The workshop will begin with a clear overview of executive function skills to determine the most effective interventions and to understand the development of the executive function skills and what is meant by the term “executive dysfunction”. The Get Ready * Do* Done Model will be utilized to teach children “to develop situational awareness, create forethought of an end result, and then integrate all the materials, time and actions to complete a future task” (Ward & Jacobsen, 2014, p. 74). Intervention strategies will be shared to teach children to develop a “memory for the future”, to devise plans to achieve their goal, to use self-talk, to self-initiate, to transition to the next task of higher priority and to control their impulses and emotions to successfully complete a task. The awareness skills shared will improve children’s ability to “read a room” then “stop, think and create” an appropriate action plan and infer possible outcomes. Practical time management strategies will be provided to teach children to see and sense the passage of time, accurately estimate how long tasks will take, change or maintain their pace, and carry out routines and tasks within allotted time frames. Finally, methods will be shared to improve children’s ability to cognitively shift and to be flexible in processing and accessing information.
The second day of this online workshop will provide you additional strategies and techniques, advanced intervention examples, and increased knowledge on the scope and sequence to implement executive function strategies. The 360 Thinking executive function model and program, which teaches children to plan by first visualizing the final product then working backwards to problem solve potential obstacles (Katz, 2016), will be explored in detail. Best practices will be discussed to get children motivated, focused, organized and performing closer to their true potential. Participants will learn where to start, what goals to set with their clients, and how to make and implement a Toolbox of Strategies for teaching executive function skills. Advanced strategies will be provided to teach children to channel their motivation and go from Intention to Action by creating and carrying out plans and to sustain forethought for task planning across hourly and extended time horizons. Systematic ways to develop children’s situational intelligence and self-regulation will be shared. The relationship between speed of processing and executive function will be explored to improve written expression, abstract thinking/problem solving and figurative language skills. Hands-on experiential
exercises, interactive case studies, and reproducible handouts will be utilized to equip you with practical strategies that you can implement immediately in your practice, in the classroom or in the home.

EMDR TRAINING TORONTO: INTEGRATING EMDR INTO YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE, 5-DAY INTENSIVE – JUNE 20-24, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022
Toronto, Ontario

Ready to add EMDR to your psychotherapy skill set or refresh your basic training?

Then, mark your calendar for Integrating EMDR Into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive in Toronto, taking place June 20-24, 2022!

This EMDRIA-approved ‘next generation EMDR’ training led by Roy Kiessling is renowned for its flexibility and for providing new clinical pearls of wisdom that will allow you to integrate EMDR effectively into your practice immediately. Supplemented with over 43 videos, downloadable training materials, and free access to a community-wide listserv, Roy’s EMDR training also provides support before, during, and after the course, so that you will be confident every step of the way.

Register or learn more here: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/emdr-toronto/

What You Will Learn

  • The foundational EMDR concepts and procedures
  • 13 interventions to help prepare your clients for EMDR
  • Strategies to prepare your client for processing
  • 7 treatment planning approaches
  • How to customize the pace of treatment using the Processing Continuum
  • Interventions to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient processing
  • How to work with children
  • How to treat acute stress

What’s Included

  • 40 hours of in-person lecture/practicum training in Toronto
  • 10 hours of post-training consultation* with approved consultants via small group phone/online video conferencing
  • Advanced instructional materials

*Automatically included with the Regular and Student rates. Available at extra charge with the Refresher rate.

Learn more and register here: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/emdr-toronto/

Early Bird registration closes May 20, 2022.

The Ethics of TeleMental Health With COVID-19 Updates – 6 CEUs – June 24, 2022

The Ethics of TeleMental Health With COVID-19 Updates – 6 CEUs

When and Where:

  • Date: Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
  • CE Hours Included: 6 Ethics or Core – Includes 6 TeleMental Health Hours and satisfies the Composite Board requirements for the state of Georgia (please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $135 before Friday, June 10 at 5:00pm EST, $155 after
  • Presented by: Becky Beaton-York, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the “Synchronous” CE Certificate.
  • For more information and to register: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/ethics-telemental-health-covid

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Explain what constitutes “TeleMental Health” (Hint: It’s much broader than many people think!)
  • Provide an overview of COVID updated regulations concerning HIPAA and crossing state lines.
  • Describe how the HIPAA Business Associate Agreement fits into the HIPAA Security Ruling as it pertains to Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI) and what you need to know about protecting your electronic transactions and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Review the latest evidence regarding TeleMental Health use and client preferences during COVID and predictions going forward as well as the benefits and limitations of services and effectiveness.
  • Assess the dangers of practicing across state lines and the options available to do so legally, particularly during COVID-19.
  • Identify HIPAA compatible video, texting, and emailing and where to go to stay up on the most recent options.
  • Summarize what you need to include in your Informed Consent to Treatment regarding TeleMental Health.
  • Demonstrate ways to respond to and manage emergencies, including a thorough assessment of client fit for TeleMental Health.
  • Explain important TeleMental Health details such as verifying a client’s identity and how to bill appropriately for your services.
  • Identify the TeleMental Health issues related to recommending Apps and Websites and how to do so ethically.
  • Discuss the ethical considerations of Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Tiktok, and Google searches.
Share your story of eco-anxiety – Open until June 27th

Are you concerned about how climate change impacts mental health?
Are you worried about the growing phenomenon of eco-anxiety across age groups?
We want to understand your experience!

Tell us “What does eco-anxiety mean to me?” in a 3-minute video and be in with a chance to win one of our eco-responsible prizes. 

This bilingual competition is open to all Canadians young or less young until June 27th, 2022.

For more information, consult the poster attached or visit: https://imaginestories.space/video-competition-share-your-story-of-eco-anxiety/

 

Hot Topics in Ethics & the Law – July 22, 2022

Hot Topics in Ethics & the Law – 6 CEUs

When and Where:

  • Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. EDT
  • CE Hours Included: 6 Ethics or Core (please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $135 before Friday, July 8 at 5:00pm EDT, $155 after
  • Presented by: Becky Beaton-York, Ph.D. & Chris J. York, Esq. (see bios below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the “Synchronous” CE Certificate.
  • Register: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/hot-topics-ethics-law/

 

Forms Included: These forms were created by the presenters ($85 value that’s included!):

  • COVID In-Person Therapy Critical Forms: COVID Informed Consent, COVID in-Person Waiver, COVID Office Protocol & Meeting Outside Protocol. Pertinent CDC office signs are also included for your convenience.
  • Practice Will: Templates to tailor to your needs and wishes & supporting information form to list where to find everything, passwords, keys, etc.

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify what to do if you are served with a Subpoena.
  • Review some lesser-known dual relationship issues concerning court appearances and document production by therapists who never planned to be involved in court work.
  • Explain the ethical requirement for every therapist to have a Practice Will and a general plan if something were to happen to the therapist. Each participant will be given a Practice Will Package as part of this workshop created by the presenters along with instructions regarding how to complete it.
  • Define and assess subtle boundary issues that occur when therapists engage in “helping too much” by going over time, making special accommodations, advice-giving, self-disclosure, seeing the friends or family of clients, etc.
  • Describe the ethical requirements around the termination of clinical services to avoid abandonment and reduce liability, particularly when the therapist wants to or needs to initiate the termination.
  • Explain the legal side of risk management strategies throughout the workshop, including the four elements of malpractice and what to do if served with a lawsuit or faced with a Licensing Board complaint.
  • Analyze where we stand with COVID-19 at this point and what ethical and legal obligations we have going forward as the pandemic becomes more of an endemic going forward. COVID Disclaimer/Informed Consent Included.
Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP): The Gold Standard in Anxiety & OCD Treatment – August 5 & 6, 2022

Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP): The Gold Standard in Anxiety & OCD Treatment – 12 CEUs

When and Where:

  • Dates: Friday & Saturday, August 5 & 6, 2022
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm EDT each day
  • CE Hours Included: 12 Core (please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $295 before Friday, July 22 at 5:00pm EDT, $315 after
  • Presented by: Becky Beaton-York, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the “Synchronous” CE Certificate.
  • Register: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/erp/

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Compare the eight major anxiety disorders and the five major OC spectrum disorders as well as the most effective treatment approaches for each diagnosis according to the latest findings.
  • Review the importance of leaning into anxiety as opposed to trying to relax it away.
  • Discuss cutting-edge research on inhibitory learning and memory reconsolidation and how to apply this information to the treatment of anxiety and OCD in order to create lasting change.
  • Discuss why older techniques such as “thought-stopping” and distraction are merely neutralizers and are no longer considered treatment.
  • Explain the tenets of successful Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold standard in the treatment of OCD as well as anxiety.
  • Describe the seven steps of effective ERP.
  • Apply ERP principles to obsessional thinking and rumination.
  • Analyze the common therapeutic errors in ERP (ineffective handling of mental compulsions, providing reassurance, relaxation, distraction, dissociation, etc.).
  • Demonstrate exposure techniques and strategies via live demonstration and video clips.
  • Discuss utilizing mindfulness and ACT to enhance exposure.
  • Review Downward Arrow (excellent for any kind of “what if” rumination) and Interoceptive Exposure (the Gold Standard for Panic Disorder).
Common Therapist Mistakes and The Ethics of Owning Them – Friday, August 12

Common Therapist Mistakes and The Ethics of Owning Them – 5 CEUs

When and Where:

  • Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
  • Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm EDT
  • CE Hours Included: 5 Ethics or Core (please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $115 before Friday, July 29 at 5:00pm EDT, $130 after
  • Presented by: Linda Buchanan, Ph.D. (see bio below)
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the “Synchronous” CE Certificate.
  • Register: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/ethics-therapist-mistakes/

 

Educational Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  1. List at least 10 common therapist mistakes
  2. Identify the role of the relevant ethical codes in conceptualizing and addressing therapist mistakes
  3. Utilize specific strategies to avoid making each of these mistakes
  4. Describe at least three strategies to use when a therapeutic rupture has occurred
  5. Recognize resistance in psychotherapy as ambivalence
EMDR TRAINING VANCOUVER: INTEGRATING EMDR INTO YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE, 5-DAY INTENSIVE AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

EMDR TRAINING VANCOUVER: INTEGRATING EMDR INTO YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE, 5-DAY INTENSIVE AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022 to Friday, September 2, 2022
Vancouver, British Columbia

Ready to add EMDR to your psychotherapy skill set or refresh your basic training?

Then, mark your calendar for Integrating EMDR Into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive in Vancouver, taking place August 29 – September 2, 2022!

This EMDRIA-approved ‘next generation EMDR’ training led by Esta Porter is renowned for its flexibility and for providing new clinical pearls of wisdom that will allow you to integrate EMDR effectively into your practice immediately. Supplemented with over 43 videos, downloadable training materials, and free access to a community-wide listserv, this EMDR training also provides support before, during, and after the course, so that you will be confident every step of the way.

Register or learn more here: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/emdr-vancouver/

What You Will Learn

  • The foundational EMDR concepts and procedures
  • 13 interventions to help prepare your clients for EMDR
  • Strategies to prepare your client for processing
  • 7 treatment planning approaches
  • How to customize the pace of treatment using the Processing Continuum
  • Interventions to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient processing
  • How to work with children
  • How to treat acute stress

What’s Included

  • 40 hours of in-person lecture/practicum training in Vancouver
  • 10 hours of post-training consultation* with approved consultants via small group phone/online video conferencing
  • Advanced instructional materials

*Automatically included with the Regular and Student rates. Available at extra charge with the Refresher rate.

Learn more and register here: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/emdr-vancouver/

Early Bird registration closes July 29, 2022.

Gottman Therapist Training – Level III – Online – Sept 14-16

Online Level III The Gottman Therapist Training

Register at: PositiveRelationship.ca
Contact Email: [email protected]
More information at www.Gottman.com

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EMDR TRAINING HALIFAX: INTEGRATING EMDR INTO YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE, 5-DAY INTENSIVE SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2022

EMDR TRAINING HALIFAX: INTEGRATING EMDR INTO YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE, 5-DAY INTENSIVE SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2022

Monday, September 19, 2022 to Friday, September 23, 2022
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ready to add EMDR to your psychotherapy skill set or refresh your basic training?

Then, mark your calendar for Integrating EMDR Into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive in Halifax, taking place September 19-23, 2022!

This EMDRIA-approved ‘next generation EMDR’ training led by Roy Kiessling is renowned for its flexibility and for providing new clinical pearls of wisdom that will allow you to integrate EMDR effectively into your practice immediately. Supplemented with over 43 videos, downloadable training materials, and free access to a community-wide listserv, Roy’s EMDR training also provides support before, during, and after the course, so that you will be confident every step of the way.

Register or learn more here: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/emdr-halifax/

What You Will Learn

  • The foundational EMDR concepts and procedures
  • 13 interventions to help prepare your clients for EMDR
  • Strategies to prepare your client for processing
  • 7 treatment planning approaches
  • How to customize the pace of treatment using the Processing Continuum
  • Interventions to facilitate safe, effective, and efficient processing
  • How to work with children
  • How to treat acute stress

What’s Included

  • 40 hours of in-person lecture/practicum training in Halifax
  • 10 hours of post-training consultation* with approved consultants via small group phone/online video conferencing
  • Advanced instructional materials

*Automatically included with the Regular and Student rates. Available at extra charge with the Refresher rate.

Learn more and register here: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/emdr-halifax/

Early Bird registration closes August 19, 2022.

Mindful Concussion – Cultivating Calm Clarity
Mindful Concussion

Do you work with clients with a brain injury?

Hi there, Jessie here. I am a brain injury survivor, mindfulness teacher, and founder of Mindful Concussion. I am here to help you and your clients.

For your Clients
● FREE Circle-Ups: Bi-monthly community building sessions for survivors

Each hour-long zoom includes a guided meditation, tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into brain injury care, Q and A, and a chance to connect with fellow survivors.

● FREE Guided Meditations for survivors on InsightTimer.

For You
● CCPA Webinar for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

March 22 from 9-10:30 PST. 1.5 CEs. Click here for details and register.

● Summary of the Mindful Concussion approach. Mark Watson of ABI Wellness recently interviewed me for his podcast.

● Mindful Concussion course for professionals. Fall 2022 join me to deepen your own mindfulness practice and learn how to modify mindfulness for your brain injured clients.

Email Jessie for registration or more information.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex PTSD led by Drs. Martin Bohus & Shelley McMain

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder led by Drs. Martin Bohus & Shelley McMain

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD) ONLINE Training

Dr. Martin Bohus & Dr. Shelley McMain

April 2022 (Including April 4+5;11+12;18+19;25+26)

9.00am – 1.00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

This 4-week (32 hours) course, offered through the Centre for MindBody Health, provides a comprehensive examination of DBT-PTSD based on a psycho-social model. Within this model, dysfunctional behaviors are understood as strategies to avoid or escape from trauma-associated primary emotions like powerlessness, threat, anxiety, disgust, humiliation or sexual arousal. The model posits that these emotions are corroborated by dysfunctional cognitive assumptions and dysfunctional behaviors such as self-injury, suicidal ideation, dissociation or intoxication and that problematic secondary emotions such as shame, guilt, self-hatred or chronic anger develop over time into problematic self-concepts which impair quality of life.

DBT-PTSD primarily aims to help patients: a) Revise their fear of trauma-associated primary emotions, b) Question whether secondary emotions like guilt and shame fit the facts, and c) Radically accept the fact of trauma in their lives in order to establish a life worth living. The treatment program is designed to be delivered in a residential program (three-months) or in an outpatient setting (45 weeks).

At the conclusion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the basic psychosocial and neurobehavioral principles of complex PTSD
  • Implement the principles of DBT-PTSD within your clinical practice
  • Develop an individualized trauma model
  • Teach your client skills for dissociation, distress tolerance, and regulation of trauma-related emotions
  • Conduct in-sensu exposure
  • Help your clients create a life worth living

Completion of this course will fulfill the prerequisite for enrolling in future Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder workshops.

 

Click here to register and for more information.

Click here to download the program flyer.

 

Clinical Hypnosis Training Workshops

HYPNOSIS FOR CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

presented in-person by Dr. Mark P. Jensen, PhD

Saturday, April 9th, 2022  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre — 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

This workshop will provide an overview of hypnotic strategies and suggestions for helping individuals better self-manage chronic pain conditions. The emphasis of the workshop will be on applied clinical techniques, demonstrations, brief hypnotic exercises and the opportunity for consultation.  After participating in the workshop, participants will have the resources and skills to evaluate a patient with chronic pain for hypnosis treatment and design a treatment intervention that addresses the various problems identified.

Mark P. Jensen, PhD, is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.  He has been studying chronic pain and helping individuals better manage chronic pain for almost 40 years.

Registration: https://hypnosis.bc.ca/training/upcoming-workshops/hypnosis-for-chronic-pain-management/

Playful Dyads- Online Training Course: Neuroscience & Satir in the Sand Tray with Dr. Madeleine De Little

Productive Emotional Processing in Psychotherapy: Targeted Interventions to Facilitate Emotional Change

CCPA – new (002)

OVERVIEW

This workshop is designed by Dr. Leslie Greenberg and Dr. Antonio Pascual-Leone, leaders in the field of psychology. It is aimed at mental health professionals from various training backgrounds who wish to acquire specialized skills in processing emotions productively in psychotherapy. Video-recordings of therapy sessions ill be used to illustrate client processes and interventions.

OBJECTIVES

This workshop will teach fundamental principles and practical skills on how to assess, process and transform emotions productively and how to transform unhelpful emotional schemes that underlie many mental health conditions. Participants will learn how to:

  • Assess a client’s unique emotional processing style and emotional processing difficulties
  • Learn interventions to facilitate emotional awareness, symbolize emotions, and deepen emotional experience
  • Work with obstacles to productive emotional processing
  • Guide a step-by-step emotion sequence to transform unproductive emotional states into productive emotional states
  • Promote memory reconsolidation and emotional change by meaning-making, narrative elaboration, and co-creating new narratives

Register Here

 

2022 ONLINE ATLANTIC CANADA EXTERNSHIP in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
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Allan Counseling and Consulting

2022 ONLINE ATLANTIC

CANADA EXTERNSHIP

in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

January 21/22 & February 4/5, 2022, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (AST)

Optional homeroom January 29 10 a.m. – Noon (AST)

All online, live via Zoom

For more information

https://lumentherapyservices.com/training or email [email protected]

This model will touch your heart, expand  your practice  and boost your confidence with on-target  interventions.

This Externship will include presentations of theory, clinical techniques and skills, training exercises, video recordings, observation of live sessions, and discussion of specific cases and clinical issues.

An extensive manual will be provided. Recommended pre-reading includes: Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals, Couples and Families (2019) and The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2020) by Dr. Sue Johnson.

PARTICIPANTS LEARN:

  • To see emotional disorders & relationship
  • distress from an attachment perspective
  • To help clients reprocess the emotional responses that maintain dysfunction & relationship distress
  • To shape key new interactions and events that build secure connection with others
  • To overcome therapeutic impasses and address existential dilemmas.

Meet Your ICEEFT-Certified Trainer: Dr. Robert Allan, PhD, LMFT, LPC

ICEEFT-Certified Trainer: Dr. Robert Allan, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Robert was born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick and lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for 25 years. While in Halifax, he completed his Masters degree in Counselling at Acadia University and PhD at Dalhousie University before embarking on a full-time academic career in Denver, CO in 2014. He is an Assistant Professor in the couple and family track of the graduate MFT and counseling programs at the University of Colorado Denver. He maintains an active practice in Denver and is a leader in the Denver EFT Community. Robert has helped train and supervise therapists and students in Emotionally Focused Therapy across Canada, the US, and Europe.

Robert’s interest in EFT extends to his research work where he has explored cultural adaptations of EFT. He is currently the co-Principal Investigator and supervisor for the Denver site of the first clinical trial of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). Robert is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado and an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Robert is a warm, knowledgeable, and engaged trainer with a passion for helping people learn EFT. Robert is the Co-editor and contributor of Creating Cultural Safety in Couple and Family Therapy: Supervision and Training.

What is EFT?

EFT is a well-known humanistic approach to psychotherapy formulated in the 1980’s and developed in tandem with the science of adult attachment, a profound developmental theory of personality and intimate relationships.  This science has expanded our understanding of individual dysfunction and health as well as the nature  of  love  relationships  and  family bonds.  Attachment views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the core organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.

EFT is best known as a cutting edge, tested and proven couple intervention, but it is also used to address individual depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress (EFIT – Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) and to repair family bonds (EFFT  –  Emotionally  Focused  Family Therapy).  This model operationalizes the principles of attachment science using non- pathologizing experiential and relational systems techniques to focus on and change core organizing factors in both the self and key relationships.

The Goals of EFT

Across 3 Modalities of Therapy

  • To order and re-organize key emotional responses – the music of the interactional dance – shaping emotional balance and personal agency.
  • To expand both the clients’ core sense of self and how they respond to others in the dance of attachment.
  • To  foster    emotional    balance    and coherence, a sense of competence and worth and the open, responsive engagement with self and others that foster the secure bonds that create resilience.

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Registration Information

(Registration managed by Cynthia Allan Events)

To register, complete the on-line registration form found  HERE.

PAYMENT DETAILS (All fees include HST (HST#: 786092544 RT0001))

  • $945 Super Early bird Fee (Paid in full before September 21, 2021)
  • $995 Early bird Fee (Paid in full before November 21, 2021)
  • $1095 Regular Fee
  • $695 Student Rate (2021/22 full-time students, proof required)

Refunds will be issued, minus an administrative fee of $195, for super early bird, early bird and regular registrations ($150 for students) for any withdrawal from the program prior to January 7, 2022.

No return on fees for cancellations after January 7, 2022.

Payments accepted by:

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Providing Career Direction – October 25 – 26, 2022

FOR CANADIAN COACHES ONLY

Learn to use the world’s most popular career planning tool.

Strong Interest Inventory Certification enables you to provide your clients, students, or employees with dynamic career direction and insight into options that align with their interests and abilities.

The 2-day program is facilitated via Zoom Meetings.

Along with video conference sessions and group activities participants complete self-directed learning assignments as part of each day’s instruction.

Space is limited, register today!

Upcoming Dates:

October 25 – 26, 2022

NCR Monthly Speaker Series Presentations – October – May

TIME: Wednesday Evenings, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (2 hours = 2 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) per meeting); normally the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month.
LOCATION:   Re-occurring  ZOOM link for the Speaker Series Events. Click HERE
(Meeting ID: 237 512 218)
COST: FREE!
No Registration Required! There is a maximum of 100 spots available and it’ll be on a first come first serve basis. 


 


Jan. 13 – CLIENTS WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES: ETHICAL ISSUES, ADAPTATIONS, AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Presented by Stephanie Yamin, PhD, C.Psych. and Cynthia Bilodeau, PhD, RP,

Dr. Stephanie Yamin is a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. She is currently a professor at the School and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality at Saint-Paul University and a private practitioner. She works with adults, older adults, and organizations using an integrative approach favoured by cognitive behavioural therapy and emotion-focused therapy.

Cynthia Bilodeau is a professor at the School and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality at Saint-Paul University. She is a registered psychotherapist who specializes working with adults, older adults and organizations using an integrative approach favoured by interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and humanistic approaches.

This presentation will focus on working with individuals who have a diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease, mainly older adults (e.g., dementia and Parkinson’s disease). Ethical issues including how to obtain consent will be discussed. We will focus on how to adapt the therapeutic process to best serve these clients. Evidence-based approaches will be presented. Issues pertaining to caregiving will also be reviewed.


 

May. 19 – SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTATION: COMING SOON!

More Updates Coming Soon

Mindfulness Everyday: Free online space to come together to engage in self-care and practice mindfulness

Practice Mindfulness Everyday - Supporting Educators & Healthcare Professionals PosterTo register and for more information CLICK HERE

Embedding Sleep: A Targeted and Pragmatic Program for Hypnotherapists to help their Clients Sleep
Embedding Sleep

Hypnosis is often used to treat sleep problems, but most published scripts are targeted towards simple insomnia – difficulty falling asleep in the absence of significant sleep or co-morbid mental health challenges. Most of our clients are much more complex, but few doctors or therapists have more than superficial knowledge of sleep and little or no training in the treatment of sleep disorders.

Embedding Sleep is a 7 week, online course that offers an introduction to sleep disorders (both primary and secondary to other mental health challenges), research about the effectiveness of hypnotic strategies for treatment, tools for evaluating sleep, and scripts to address specific sleep problems. In addition, you will learn practical, psychoeducational, and hypnotic strategies to treat complex sleep problems.

Cost: $397 + applicable tax

For more information, please visit https://embeddingsleep.cambiumed.ca/

Contact: Linda Tilley at [email protected]

CTRI Online Training: Trauma, Addictions, Mental Health & More

ONLINE TRAINING – Access from Anywhere!

The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute offers four differing online training options:

Live Stream Workshops
Actively engage with trainers and other participants in our full-day workshops.

Live Stream Webinars
Join our one-hour live webinars.

On-Demand Workshops
View previously recorded full-day workshops at your own pace.

On-Demand Webinars
Easily access one-hour webinars anytime and anywhere.

Do you have more time to read now?

Visit our website to learn more about our book, Counselling Insights – Practical Strategies for Helping Others with Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and More

Free Resources
CTRI offers a multitude of free resources, including training.

www.ctrinstitute.com
Email:  [email protected]
Call:  204.452.9199

The Certified Executor Advisor Designation Program (CEA)

The Certified Executor Advisor designation program (CEA) is appropriate for counsellors working with Canadians to help them through the myriad of emotions and challenges that may present on the death of a loved one, the stress of being overwhelmed with work they’re not prepared for, simmering conflicts with spouses and siblings, financial problems arising from inheritances, risk of personal litigation and those working in mediation for any of the above.

CEA candidates come from the seventeen professions executors may turn to in the course of their duties. This means there are sixteen professions working with executors and their families across Canada looking for counselling services when problems arise. Naturally, they’re looking for counsellors who understand executor related issues.

Visit https://www.cicea.ca/en/CCPA to register and receive the CCPA member discount of $200 off the regular price of $1,495. Join us by becoming a CEA and join an amazing business network helping Canadians.

FEI International Crisis Responder Network Training and CEU’s
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As an international leader in crisis management services, we regularly recruit trauma specialists to join our crisis responder network. Crisis responders participate in short-term contract work in response to mass casualty events such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and aviation accidents.

To become part of the network, individuals must be trained by FEI and will be required to attend the FEI Crisis Responder Training.  This training is facilitated via webinar and those who complete the training are eligible to earn up to 8 continuing education units (CEU’s).

When deployed to provide support during a crisis, the trauma specialists will be compensated at an hourly rate ranging from $75-$90 USD/hour (depending on the level of support required for those impacted and as requested by our customer).

If you are interested in learning more about the training and the opportunity to become a member of our International Crisis Responder Network, please contact us at:414-359-6571 or you may see details on the training and register at the link below:

https://alliance1.org/web/events/webinar/crisis-management-responders.aspx

FEI Behavioral Health has been a leader in providing humanitarian support for over 40 years to our customers, their family members and, their communities following a critical event. At times the crisis may require organizational support such as an on-site debriefing.  At other times, we may be asked to provide support on a larger scale due to a mass casualty event. In those situations, basic psychological first aid is provided.

FEI has experienced an increase in the requests for critical incident support from our customers.  Additionally, with the escalation and threat of terrorism and natural disasters, FEI would like to invite your agency, and your clinicians, to join our elite network focused on providing the necessary support at the most critical times.

First Responder Health – Online Training Now Available

Recent research indicates that over 40% of Canada’s first responders struggle with symptoms consistent with one or more psychological disorders. The gap between mental health clinicians and first responders leave many to struggle in silence and work wounded. Our unique training opportunity is designed to change this.

We are proud to announce that Level 1 and Level 2 of our Occupational Awareness Training Program is now available online! Our courses have been designed for any healthcare professional interested in expanding their skill set in working with public safety personnel. They include customized lectures by top subject matter experts in the field of public safety mental health.

Our courses are also recognized for Continuing Education Credits. Purchase each course separately or get a special bundle price for both.

It is a difficult time for both clinicians and first responders, thank you for what you do.

Email Contact: [email protected]

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