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Highlights and Events for the Academic Year


HIGHLIGHTS
of the 2016-2017 academic year



The Science and Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
David Tolin PhD, ABPP
September 20 -  21, 2016

As delivered at the Mayo Clinic.

This workshop is intended to familiarize mental health practitioners with the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). We will review a CBT conceptualization of psychological problems, and discuss the role of maladaptive cognitive, emotional, and behavioral factors in the maintenance of those problems. We will discuss how to build a collaborative relationship with clients, based on CBT-derived principles. We will review how to develop a treatment plan, selecting key targets for intervention, and how to implement a range of interventions including cognitive restructuring, acceptance and mindfulness, relaxation, activity scheduling, graded task assignment, exposure therapy, stimulus control, contingency management, and behavioral skill training. We will describe how these concepts apply to a broad range of patients, from mildly distressed outpatients to severely disturbed inpatients. We will watch several video examples of how CBT interventions can be applied skillfully and flexibly by a broad range of practitioners to a broad range of clients. Psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health professionals who want to be able to conceptualize and treat clients using CBT will find this workshop rich with case examples and practical tips.

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Certificate in Trauma Counselling For Front Line Workers 
Natalie Zlodre, M.S.W., R.S.W. 
November 28 - 30, 2016 & December 5 - 7, 2016
 
In this certification program, you will be given the most current information on the biopsychosocial phenomenon of trauma and training in how to assess and respond ethically and appropriately to clients, given the parameters of the workplace. You will also examine how workers and organizations are affected by and respond to working with traumatized individuals and develop trauma-informed approaches to work that enhance personal and professional resilience. 
 
The trauma issues experienced by adult clients/consumers may include: early childhood trauma,violent crime, work related trauma, motor vehicle accidents and chronic and terminal illness. 

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Promoting Adaptive Anxiety in Children
Alex Russell PhD, C.Psych
October 24, 2016

In this workshop, you will examine the ways counsellors, educators and mental health professionals can help parents stay emotionally present in their children’s lives while respectfully giving them space to develop their own agendas and sense of responsibility. You will gain a healthy perspective on anxiety, in which childhood anxiety is understood as a necessary building block of adaptation and an essential gateway to a child’s creative engagement with the world. 
 
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Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional, and Behavioural Challenges
Ross W. Greene PhD
December 8 - 9, 2016

The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model, which Dr Greene empirically supports in his books and teaching, has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools, inpatient psychiatry units and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world. It has been associated with dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, challenging behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, seclusion and physical, chemical and mechanical restraints. It focuses on solving problems rather than on modifying behavior. It emphasizes collaborative rather than unilateral solutions, encourages proactive rather than reactive intervention, de-emphasizes diagnostic categories and provides practical, research-based tools for assessment and intervention.

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Mindfulness with Families and Children: Treating Trauma, ADHD and Depression in Children and Teens
Diane Gehart PhD, LMFT
February 17, 2017

In this workshop, you will learn how mindfulness and acceptance can be used with children, adolescents, and their families. This workshop will highlight new options for the treatment of youth struggling with trauma, ADHD and depression. A wide range of possible intervention contexts will be addressed, including individual, family and group therapy as well as programs for school contexts. You will have opportunities to participate in several mindfulness practices that can be used with clients and you will also learn about how mindfulness and acceptance can be integrated with current practices. 

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Understanding and Treating Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders
Frank Yeomans MD, PhD
March 23 - 24, 2017
 
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment which offers clinicians an overarching approach for patients with personality disorder symptoms. While TFP is a product of psychoanalytic tradition, the treatment has important modifications making it of use to general clinicians today working with clients with these disorders. 
 
By attending this workshop, you will be introduced to the “Structural interview”, an assessment tool to guide the therapist in treatment recommendations. You will gain the skills to manage the self-destructive and/or suicidal patient by channeling intense emotional states into the therapeutic setting so that they can be understood and mastered instead of being acted out.

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Promoting Adaptive Anxiety in Children
Alex Russell PhD, C.Psych
May 15, 2017

In this workshop, you will examine the ways counsellors, educators and mental health professionals can help parents stay emotionally present in their children’s lives while respectfully giving them space to develop their own agendas and sense of responsibility. You will gain a healthy perspective on anxiety, in which childhood anxiety is understood as a necessary building block of adaptation and an essential gateway to a child’s creative engagement with the world. 
 

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High Conflict Divorce
Jerome Price, MA, LMSW, LMFT
May 25 - 26, 2017
 
Many divorces result in ongoing high conflict where communication between parents is non-existent or explosive, culminating in frequent court appearances, calls to the police and applications for Personal Protection Orders. Children in these families are constantly caught in the crossfire and often develop psychiatric symptoms and serious behavior problems affecting home adjustment and school achievement.
 
In this workshop Jerome Price uses the methods presented in his books to intervene with these families and defuse the conflict. Whether you see challenging divorce cases, want to create a niche treating these cases or want to help children you treat who are embroiled in such conflicts, this workshop will expand your repertoire and increase your success level with a wide range of clients.

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Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front Line Workers
Natalie Zlodre, M.S.W., R.S.W. 
June 12 - 14, & 19 - 21, 2017 

In this certification program, you will be given the most current information on the biopsychosocial phenomenon of trauma and training in how to assess and respond ethically and appropriately to clients, given the parameters of the workplace. You will also examine how workers and organizations are affected by and respond to working with traumatized individuals and develop trauma-informed approaches to work that enhance personal and professional resilience. 
 
The trauma issues experienced by adult clients/consumers may include: early childhood trauma,violent crime, work related trauma, motor vehicle accidents and chronic and terminal illness. 

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