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Upcoming events in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

Contact Amalie at [email protected] to have your event listed on this page.

An event listed on this page does not necessarily imply endorsement by CCPA. Event listings are for informational use only.

Events

2022 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
Event:2022 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference 
Date:February 11, 2022 
Time:8:00am – 3:10pm 
Location:Remo Interactive Virtual Platform 
For More Information: 
Email:[email protected] 
Website:https://events.myconferencesuite.com/TBI2022/reg/landing

 

Highlights:

 

Join us for an opportunity to learn about innovation and evidence driven assessments, interventions and treatment in mild traumatic brain injury.  This event will bring together the clinical, research and legal communities to network, learn and share research, clinical practice and personal experience in TBI.  Learning objectives include:

 

·        Learn to incorporate evidence driven strategies to facilitate self-management of common symptoms following mTBI.

·        Hear about current research innovations that highlight recommended best practice in treatment of mTBI.

·        Gain an understanding into the legal and ethical challenges and controversies in assessing and treating mTBI.

 

UBC – The Psychological Services and Counselling Training Centre presents: Career Development and Mental Health

Join our panelists as we discuss the connections between career development and mental health, and recent efforts to explain these connections and the possible implications for practice. Students, faculty and community members welcome!

Monday November 29th
5:00pm- 6:00pm PST
Register Online for the virtual workshop! 
$25 Faculty & Community Members | $10 Students

LEARN MORE

REGISTER

The Canadian Children, Youth and Communities (CCYC) Health In | Equity Conference

The Canadian Children, Youth and Communities (CCYC) Health In | Equity Conference is an interdisciplinary conference designed to bring together pediatric health and allied health care professionals to address health care inequities from birth to adolescence using a family-centred approach.

The online conference, offered by the Continuing Professional Studies unit at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto takes place November 27, 2021.

It is ideal for pediatric health and allied health professionals in academic and community settings nationwide who are looking to inform their professional practice with a health equity lens. Those seeking approaches to address barriers in accessing health care and ways in which to implement these approaches may find the conference helpful.

Learn more and register on the program website: https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/ccyc/

We hope to see you online!

New Practices in Right Brain Psychotherapy with Dr. Allan Schore

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Events

Annual Round Up
New Practices in Right Brain Psychotherapy
with Dr. Allan Schore

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10:00 am – 1:30 pm PDT

Learn More & Register

CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter Presents: Analyzing and Understanding Social Justice & Diversity in the Workplace– Presented by Dr. Ada Sinacore, Ph.D.

TITLE: Analyzing and Understanding Social Justice & Diversity in the Workplace

Presented by Dr. Ada Sinacore, Ph.D., Director of the Social Justice and Diversity Research Lab, President of the Canadian Psychological Association
Website: www.mcgill.ca/socialjustice

DESCRIPTION

Social justice and diversity are a central part of the current discourses surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Social justice processes address systems and structures of discrimination and exclusion at the organizational and employee levels. This workshop will address the systemic and structural barriers that result in workplace discrimination. Social justice theories will be used to analyze how to address these barriers in order to understand the ways in which they can be deconstructed. Participants will be given a model by which they can analyze these barriers in their own workplaces and/or in the work with their clientele. The goal of the workshop is for participants to gain an understanding how social justice and diversity can be applied at the organizational and individual levels to increase equity, diversity and inclusion while simultaneously reducing systemic and structural barriers.

Date & Time: Friday, November 26th from 12 pm EST to 2 PM EST

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsf-6opzkrGtHuR29W10ga8pqq5Gqxi5eT

Continuing Education (CE): Approved for 2 CE credits

OUR LANDING PLACE PROUDLY PRESENTS:  QUEERING MENTAL HEALTH

OUR LANDING PLACE PROUDLY PRESENTS:  QUEERING MENTAL HEALTH

April 11 & 12, 2022

Second annual online conference exploring intersectional LGBTQ2IA+ topics in mental health.

Join us for 2 days and 15 CE hours of thought provoking, nuanced, and unique perspectives centering LGBTQ2IA+ voices.

REGISTER BEFORE DECEMBER 31ST TO SAVE $120 WITH THE EARLY BIRD PRICE OF $129 (REG. $249)

USE CODE: EARLYBIRD AT CHECKOUT PROUDLY PRESENTS APRIL 11 & 12, 2022

Learn More

AICET: 3RD INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT – ARE CHILDREN IN CHARGE OF THE INTERNET?

Many professionals are realizing they need to be knowledgeable regarding digital activities of children and families. This online, on demand summit, is providing information many professionals have wanted – what is the reality of the vulnerabilities of children on line?  This summit is designed as “on demand”, meaning, registrants are able to access the conference at a time convenient to them over the dates of November 12th to the 15th. The duration is approximately 3 hours.  COVID safe.

Our AICET Council will be the main speakers for this summit. In addition, we have amazing guest speakers who will give real-life situations to emphasize the magnitude of what can happen online with our children.  Please click on this ad to learn more about our speakers and purchase tickets.  Special rates for groups, seniors, and students.  Call 519 854 1249 for special rates.

Register here. 

TICP Presents: Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D. – Trauma in the Immigrant Context: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

TICP Presents

Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D.

Trauma in the Immigrant Context: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Saturday, November 13, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST 

Event held online via Zoom videoconference

REGISTER

About the Presentation

Morning Session: 

Racial Trauma Amidst the Pandemic

An exploration of the dynamics of race and racism within the context of the pandemic and what the pandemic reveals about race and racial trauma amidst this ongoing global crisis.

Afternoon Session: 

Intersecting Interpersonal and Sociocultural Trauma

This presentation will explore the experience of intersecting racial trauma and interpersonal violence among first generation immigrants and their children survivors in contemporary, culturally informed psychoanalytic practice. Clinical illustrations will guide the translation of theoretical points to practice.

Read the full event brochure HERE

About the Speaker

Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D. is a Professor of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology and Director of Doctoral Training in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. She is also in Independent Practice. Her research and scholarship focus on immigration, trauma, race, and cultural competence and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

For more information please visit www.ticp.on.ca or call TICP directly at 416.288.8060, or email [email protected]

November 27th 2021 – FALL FULL-DAY WORKSHOP SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS: A HUMAN RESPONSE TO TRAUMA~A COMPASSIONATE AND EFFECTIVE FRAMEWORK w/ Amanda Neilson CYW, MSW, RSW
November 2021 workshop

Follow this link for more information. Follow this link to register. View poster in full HERE!

For the past twenty years, Amanda Neilson has provided counselling to people struggling with problematic substance use, and substance use disorders. In partnership with Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services and Algonquin College, Amanda developed and implemented the Umbrella Project, a harm reduction framework for post-secondary institutions. She also has the pleasure of teaching part-time at Algonquin College in the Social Service Worker program. Throughout her career, Amanda has provided training for professionals and community members as well as speaking at several different conferences such as AMHO, CCSA, CACUSS. Fourteen years after finishing her Bachelor degree in Social Work at Carleton University, Amanda completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of Victoria in 2020. She recently began a private practice providing therapy and training, specialized in problematic substance use and substance use disorders from a trauma informed lens.

 

Our understanding of the problem determines our solutions. When we believe that drug use is the problem, solutions revolve around stopping the use. When we believe that problematic substance use and substance use disorders are a natural and normal response to chronic stress and trauma, we focus on helping the person heal. This engaging and informative workshop focuses on expanding participants’ understanding of problematic substance use and addiction through a trauma informed lens. By including the impact of trauma in the current biopsychosocial model, participants will be able to broaden their intervention strategies and utilize a compassionate framework. Drawing from the works of Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, as well as Amanda’s 20 years of experience within the addiction field, this workshop invites participants to share and grow their knowledge to more effectively support clients with substance use issues.

NCR Chapter Events – 2021/2022

More info here!

September 15th 2021 – OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE w/ Steven Esau, PhD, RCC

November 27th 2021 – FALL FULL-DAY WORKSHOP SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS: A HUMAN RESPONSE TO TRAUMA~A COMPASSIONATE AND EFFECTIVE FRAMEWORK w/ Amanda Neilson CYW, MSW, RSW

October 20th 2021 – UNDERSTANDING BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER AND WHY DBT IS THE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT w/ Kafui Sawyer, MA, RP

January 19th 2022 – CLIENTS WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES: ETHICAL ISSUES, ADAPTATIONS, AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE w/ Matt Adams & Jordan Bond-Gorr

April 13th 2022 – PSILOCYBIN FOR END-OF-LIFE DISTRESS: TREATING CANADA’S FIRST SIX LEGAL PATIENTS w/ Bruce Tobin, PhD, RCC

The Dance of Reciprocity with Couples

The Dance of Reciprocity with Couples

ONLINE

This is Margherita’s second annual seminar “The Dance of Reciprocity” at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, this time applied to her unique approach to working with couples. The training includes underlying theory and experiential practice, exploration of the life of a couple, the role of the therapist, and her dynamic model for “dancing” with couples.

Presented by: Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Ph.D., Director of the Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy

Date & Time:
Thursday & Friday September 16th & 17th, 2021:
9:00am-3:00pm

Continuing Education (CE): 10 hours

Registration: https://gestalt.on.ca/continuing-education/drwc/

ALLOWAY THERAPY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE: ONLINE THERAPLAY® AND MIM LEVEL 1 TRAINING

ALLOWAY THERAPY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:

ONLINE THERAPLAY® AND MIM LEVEL 1 TRAINING
FOUR-WEEK TRAINING: FRIDAY AFTEROONS OCT. 8 TO 29, 2021

Theraplay® is a short-term, structured play therapy technique which focuses on enhancing attachments. It promotes self-esteem, language skills, behavioural skills, social skills as well as enhances relationships between significant others. Theraplay can be used with a single child, an entire family or with groups of children. Professionals around the world have been trained in Theraplay and are using Theraplay in a wide variety of settings and populations, including: Attachment therapy for foster/adopted children, Therapy for trauma and abuse victims, Therapy for children with behavioral and developmental problems, and Group settings such as schools and treatment facilities.

Please find the informational flyer and registration form by following this link: Online Theraplay and MIM Level 1 Training – allowaytherapy.com

Contact Patti Sutherland [email protected] or Monique Gougeon [email protected] with any questions.

Or: Visit our website at www.allowaytherapy.com

DBT House : DBT Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals & Students

DBT HOUSE provides virtual Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training to mental health clinicians and students who wish to learn experientially by undergoing DBT Group Therapy.
The groups being offered will cover the DBT skills of Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress, Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness outlined in the DBT Skills Handouts and Worksheets: Second Edition by Marsha M. Linehan.

Abbreviated DBT Skills Training
11 sessions total
Choose from the following 3 start dates:
• Mondays beginning Sept. 20 – Nov. 29, 5:30-7:30pm ET **
• Tuesdays beginning Sept. 21 – Nov. 23, 6-8pm ET **
• Fridays beginning Sept. 17 – Nov. 26, 12-2pm ET **

** Training includes 2hr Mindfulness Orientation: Sunday Sept. 12, 5-7pm ET
Price:
• Regular Price: $979 ($89/session)
• Student Price $879
Note: Sessions will not be held on Oct. 11, 2021 due to regional holidays

Intensive DBT Skills Training
18 sessions total
Choose from the following 2 start dates:
• Mondays beginning Sept. 20 – Jan. 31, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm ET **
• Thursdays beginning Sept. 23 – Jan. 27, 2022, 2-4pm ET ** 26, 12-2pm ET **

** Training includes 2hr Mindfulness Orientation: Sunday Sept. 12, 5-7pm ET
Price:
• Regular Price: $1350 ($75/session)
• Student: $1250
Note: Sessions will not be held on Oct. 11, Nov. 25, Dec. 27, Dec. 30, 2021, and Jan. 3, 2022 due to regional holidays.

• Participants may join from any location!
• Times listed are Eastern Standard Time (ET).
• Limited space available – maximum group size is 10 participants.
• Prices are in Canadian Dollars.
• Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion

Read more about DBT House here.

For more information go to  www.dbthouse.com and contact [email protected] 

2022 ONLINE ATLANTIC CANADA EXTERNSHIP in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

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


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.

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:

228 Chapman Mills Drive

Ottawa, Ontario

K2J 0B9

11th Biennial International Meaning Conference Announcement

11th Biennial International Meaning Conference Announcement

The first global Mental Health Summit will be held at the 11th Biennial International Meaning Conference virtually August 6–8, 2021. This conference will be a gamechanger in our battle with the Coronavirus and pandemic fatigue. The world’s leading psychologists and physicians will wrestle with innovative ways of meeting health care needs.

The conference theme is From Vulnerability to Resilience and Wellbeing during the Pandemic: Advances in Existential Positive psychology (PP2.0). We believe that the biggest breakthrough in mental health can result from a mental shift—from seeking happiness to serving the common good, from avoiding the horrors of life to confronting inescapable pains with courage, optimism, and transformative coping.

Keynote speakers include such influencers as Darcia Narvaez, Robert Emmons, Todd Kashdan, Scott Barry Kaufman, Tim Lomas, Robert Neimeyer, Kirk Schneider, Louis Hoffman, Scott Churchill, Blaine Fowers, Farooq Naeem, Christina Becker, and Paul Wong. Many professional workshops will offer innovative interventions. Participants will have numerous opportunities to interact with the speakers.

In addition, our Meaning Conference features Qi Gong Master Mitch Hall, award winning singer Francine Honey, flamenco flautist and guitar duo Lara Wong & Melón Jiménez, and film/TV producer and pianist Matt Weisberg.

This conference will be a rare opportunity for mental health professionals to learn how to harness the power of suffering into human flourishing based on cutting-edge research. CEU credits are available. Don’t miss the early bird discount by registering now. For details of the conference, visit www.meaning.ca/conference.

Conference Press Release: https://www.einpresswire.com/article/539420938/

For media interviews, contact [email protected]

Regards,

Paul T. P. Wong

President of the International Network on Personal Meaning,

2022 ONLINE ATLANTIC CANADA EXTERNSHIP in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

2022 ONLINE ATLANTIC CANADA EXTERNSHIP

in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

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

All online, live via Zoom

For more information:

www.drrobertallan.com/new-events or email [email protected]

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

  • 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.

2022 Atlantic Canada online Externship flyer

Provide Career Direction With the Strong Interest Inventory® Virtual Certification Program

Provide Career Direction With the Strong Interest Inventory® Virtual Certification Program

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:
May 4-5, 2021
Sept 28-29, 2021

MBTI® CERTIFICATION PROGRAM VIRTUAL PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • And many more!

Space is limited, register today!

Dates Available:
May 3 – 6, 2021
Jun 14 – 17, 2021
Jul 19 – 22, 2021
Aug 16 – 19, 2021
Sept 20 – 23, 2021
Oct 18 – 21, 2021
Nov 22 – 25, 2021

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. 


Oct. 28 – GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT: GIVING VOICE TO LOSS AND ALLOWING THE CONVERSATION BEGIN

Presented by Caitlin Sigg, MA, PhD Candidate, RP

Caitlin is a Registered Psychotherapist and PhD Candidate. She also holds a Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Ethics. Caitlin has worked in counselling and psychotherapy with a variety of clients for different presenting concerns over the past several years. Presently, she is a Part-Time Professor and an Addiction and Relapse Prevention Counsellor in Ottawa. Previously, Caitlin was a Chaplain and Spiritual Care Associate in Brockville, as well as an Immediate Support Counsellor in Ottawa.

The goal and anticipated outcome of this presentation is to assist participants in understanding how grief in response to loss is a universal experience, yet individuals experience the grieving process in their own unique ways. This presentation also highlights how there are various types of loss that can cause people to grieve and they are not simply limited to death. Grief can lead to both physical and emotional symptoms, as well as spiritual insights and confusion. While grief is a natural and inevitable part of life, it is also one of the most neglected and misunderstood experiences by the bereaved, family and friends alike.

This presentation seeks to assist participants in addressing the following objectives: understanding the different types of grief and loss; recognizing factors and symptoms related to grief and loss; exploring ways to ‘embrace grief’ and the potential benefits of ‘giving voice to loss’; learning more about tools for support and healing both clinically and personally. This presentation will also provide participants an opportunity to distinguish professional disparities and practical resources to increase competence.


Dec. 9 – EMOTIONAL INTEGRITY

Presented by Rick Goodwin, MSW, RSW

Rick Goodwin is the founder and Clinical Services Director of Men & Healing: Psychotherapy for Men in Ottawa. For nearly 20 years, he was the Executive Director of The Men’s Project, which he co-founded. Rick received his Master’s of Social Work in 1985. Since then, he has trained clinically in a variety of models, focusing primarily on engagement in trauma recovery, ending men’s violence, and human sexuality. Rick has won a variety of awards for service excellence over his career and was named a CAMH National Recipient in 2017.

The notion of emotional integrity is both a core value in the psychotherapy field, as well as a core outcome. However, there are a variety of roadblocks to emotional integrity, apart from fundamental aspects of masculinity that may block true interpersonal connection. Past trauma, emotional dysregulation, affective numbing, and habitual over-expression of anger and rage can all play a part. Whether the modality is group or individual services, this core need of wanting to “be heard’ is vital for all clients (not just males). Based on 20 years of providing the Emotional Integrity group program at Men & Healing, this workshop provides clinicians with a roadmap with respect to the psycho-social needs of their clients.


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.


Feb. 10 – UNDERSTANDING PSYCHEDELIC THERAPIES

Presented by Dr. Monnica Williams, PHD, ABPP

Dr. Monnica Williams is a board-certified, licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Psychologist at the University of Ottawa, Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities, and Director of the Laboratory for Culture and Mental Health Disparities.

Past and recent research suggests that psychedelic drugs can be effective for many mental health conditions when utilized in conjunction with psychotherapy. For example, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy has been studied as a means of helping people overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), believed to work by reducing fear of traumatic memories and increasing feelings of trust and compassion towards others, without inhibiting access to difficult emotions. However, research studies of psychedelic psychotherapies have largely excluded people of color, leaving important questions unaddressed for these populations. Dr. Williams will discuss the ethnic minority trauma experience, including racial trauma, and how psychedelic therapies may help or hinder healing for people of color. Also discussed are next steps in ensuring that access to culturally-informed care is prioritized as MDMA and other psychedelics move into late phase trials and expanded access, including the importance of culturally-informed approaches and training focused on therapy providers of color.


Apr. 14 – A TRAUMA INFORMED UNDERSTANDING OF SUBSTANCE USE AND ADDICTION

Presented by Amanda Neilson CYW, BSW, RSW

Amanda Neilson is a Harm Reduction Consultant and addiction counsellor currently working at Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services. In partnership with Rideauwood and Algonquin College, Amanda was the subject matter expert, developing and implementing a harm reduction framework for post-secondary institutions. Amanda also teaches part-time at Algonquin College in the Social Service Worker program. She is currently completing her Master of Social Work degree through the University of Victoria. Amanda is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers.  Amanda has more than 20 years’ experience working with youth, adults and their families within the addiction and mental health sector.  In addition to her work with individuals, groups and post-secondary institutions, Amanda is a passionate and sough-after community speaker, trainer and educator.

This engaging and informative workshop focuses on developing participants’ understanding of problematic substance use and addiction through a trauma informed lens.  By including the impact of trauma in the current biopsychosocial model, participants will be able to broaden their intervention strategies and utilize a compassionate framework. Drawing from the works of Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, as well as my 20 years of experience within the addiction field, this workshop invites participants to share and grow their knowledge to more effectively support clients with substance use issues. A full day workshop would include exploring trauma informed interventions.


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

To register and for more information CLICK HERE

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

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]

View Our Courses Now!

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Resolution Training in Kelowna, BC

Somatic Experiencing® is a potent psychobiological approach

to resolving the symptoms of trauma, developed by Peter Levine.  The training will make an even greater difference with your clients.

SE™offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the threat response.  Providing clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Both theoretical and highly experiential, SE™ offers you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your practice.

www.traumahealing.org

Offered in Kelowna in 2020.

[email protected] for information call 250-860-3181 between 8:30 am-4: 30 pm PST.

Specialized Social Skills Program for children diagnosed with ASD (severity level 1 and ADHD)

Click here for more information.

Research Study – Practitioners’ responses and experiences of the Ontarian Psychotherapy Act

Dear registered health professional,

This ad is being sent to you because you are a registered social worker, psychotherapist, medical practitioner, nurse, occupational therapist or psychologist in Ontario. I am a Master’s student at the University of Guelph studying Couple and Family Therapy, working under the supervision of Dr. Olga Smoliak. I am seeking participants for a research study that explores practitioners’ responses and experience of the Psychotherapy Act, which was fully enforced in January 2020.

This survey will provide valuable information regarding how the Psychotherapy Act is being taken up by covered professionals and how it is impacting their relationship to their profession, other colleges and institutions. It also provides you a chance to anonymously voice your opinion and reflect on your experiences of the new legislation.

The survey should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The link to the survey is:

https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bI2vr2d3it6fttz

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or my supervisor, Dr. Olga Smoliak, at [email protected] Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Leslie Vesely