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Fall 2017 Academic Calendar: September to December 31st

Expand your knowledge and acquire new skills through advanced training at the Hincks Dellcrest (HD) Institute!

The HD Institute is a research and training facility with a focus on outreach and capacity building within the children’s mental health sector. We continue to respond to the challenges of improving mental health care for children, youth and families by providing advanced training, research, and community consultation to support your needs. Each year we train over 2500 practitioners through our certificate programs, one and two-day workshops, along with our evening parent seminars.

For your convenience, our Fall 2017 Academic Calendar outlined below is divided into 4 key learning areas. Each category is a quick link to our Academic Calendar.

Certificate Programs Working with Children, Youth and Families Working with Adults Leadership & Professional Development

For more information, or to register for a specific workshop simply click the more link at the end of the workshop description. On behalf of our facilitators and staff, we thank you for trusting us with your advanced learning needs, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Institute.

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Fall 2017 Academic Calendar: September to December 31st

Fall 2017 Certificate Programs

Narrative Therapy Certificate: 
A 5-Day Program Conducted Over 5 Months 

Dates: November 25, December 9, 2017, January13, February 10, March 10, 2018
Facilitator: Bonnie Miller, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: Those interested in Narrative Therapy as a beginner, or who have taken Narrative workshops, but would like a refresher on how to apply it.
Description: This certificate program breaks down the theory of Narrative Therapy into skills that can be practiced - each skill builds on the one before.  After each session, you will leave with a clear set of steps to incorporate this therapeutic model into your best practices.  More

To view our Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Certificate Programs click here.  


Fall 2017 Workshops: Working with Children, Youth & Families 

Using Mindfulness and Compassion:
Supporting Grieving Children and Families

Date: November 21, 2017
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, and Andrew Blake
This Training is Suitable for: Front-line workers and volunteers, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
Description: This workshop will explore the concept that when awareness is balanced between self and other, compassion has a dual pathway, where our care extends both to our selves and to those in our care. In addition to the use of compassion in clinical work, mindfulness practices that can be used with children, adolescents and families will be explored, as well the link with the clinician's own mindful practice. Please note, 
This is Module 3 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More 
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: 
Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Challenges

Date: December 11 & 12, 2017
Ross Greene, PhD
This Training is Suitable for: School social workers, child, and youth workers, educators, ECEs, school personnel, residential school staff, and other allied disciplines who work or consult to schools.
Description: The Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (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. This 2-day workshop will provide you with the foundational elements of the CPS model, practical assessment and intervention tools that you can use in diverse settings.
Communicating with Youth Using Mobile Technology:
Understanding the Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Considerations of On-line Communication

Date: December 13, 2017
Facilitator: Lawrence Murphy, MA
This Training is Suitable for: Front-line workers, clinicians, and administrators who work with youth and/or those interested in learning more about offering online services.
Description: This workshop will provide you with a solid grounding in the various aspects of using mobile technologies in communication with youth clients. You will learn about Internet security, considerations in employing mobile devices in communicating with youth, and other important aspects of the technology. Time will be spent reviewing the policies, procedures, ethical issues, writing techniques, and strengthening the therapeutic alliance in text. 
Enjoy our Special Reduced Registration Rate on this workshop!
Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination:
A New Clinical Model for Helping Children Understand and Manage Anxiety

Date: December 15, 2017
Robin Alter, PhD
This Training is Suitable for: Mental health professionals currently working with and/or interested in working with children.
Description: This workshop will teach a  successful therapeutic formulation of anxiety. Dr. Alter will explain how the link between imagination and anxiety can be used effectively in treatment. This approach starts and ends with an enhancement of self-esteem to motivate children to use therapeutic tools and strategies. You will learn how children's anxiety and thinking are different from adults, and how to be more effective with children in creating fundamental change in anxiety management.



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Fall 2017 Workshops: Working with Adults

Body Stories:
Moving Narrative Concepts into the Somatic Realm

Date: November 24, 2017
 Sarah Hughes, MSc
This Training is Suitable for: 
Educators, mental health care professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers.
Description: This workshop looks at bridging Narrative Therapy practices with somatic based approaches such as Somatic Experiencing and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Developing skills in this practice is useful to those working with clients struggling with the effects of trauma, chronic pain and injury.   More
Enjoy our Special Reduced Registration Rate on this workshop!
Emotion-Focused Therapy:
The Transforming Power of Affect (Individuals)

Date: November 30, 2017
Leslie S. Greenberg, Ph.D., C.Psych.
This Training is Suitable for: All mental health professionals and students, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, and social workers.
Description: Participants will be introduced to the skills of moment-by-moment attunement to affect, and the use of Gestalt methods of dialoguing with parts of self and imagined other. A three-phase model for working with emotion in therapy will be presented.  More


To view our Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Academic Calendar click here.  

Fall 2017 Workshops: Leadership & Professional Development

Increasing Team Effectiveness:
For Managers, Supervisors, and Team Leaders

Date: November 20, 2017
Facilitators: Susan Geary, PhD and Faye Marcotte
This Training is Suitable for: Managers, supervisors, team leads, and those looking to move into a leadership role.

Description: This workshop will teach you the skills needed to become a team leader including how to mitigate group conflict, how to move the team towards peak performance and how to adapt to different types of team structures, as well as different stages of group development.  More
Essential Skills for the New Supervisor:
Making the Transition to Supervisor

Date: November 22, 2017
Facilitator: Susan Geary, PhD

This Training is Suitable for: First time supervisors, team leaders with supervisory responsibilities, and new managers.
Description: This workshop will focus on the multi-faceted role of the supervisor and how to provide effective supervision to employees. Effective leadership strategies covered will be delegation, motivation, planning, coaching, and interviewing.  More
Let's Get Organized:
Time Management

Date: December 1, 2017
 Anne Bulstrode, BBM, FICB and Susan Geary, PhD
This Training is Suitable for: Professionals looking to improve personal time management skills
Description: This course is designed to help you take control of your time. By making the most of our time, we can go a long way toward making the most of our lives while being more productive and less stressed.
Enjoy our Special Reduced Registration Rate on this workshop!
Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service:
This is module 3 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program
Date: December 7, 2017
Facilitator: Adam Lodzinski, PhD
This Training is Suitable for: Any professional looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
Description: This workshop is designed to provide supervisors, and managers with a framework for on-going, regular employee performance management, how to relay expectations to employees and the importance of the performance management process. Participants will gain the tools and language to support them in this on-going management process. The workshop will consist of lecture and demonstration, but will also focus on practice to successfully manage employee performance. 
To view our Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Academic Calendar click here.