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Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Academic Calendar: January to August 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 Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 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.

To view our Fall 2017 Academic Calendar: September to December click here
 




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Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Academic Calendar: January to August 31st

 


 

Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Certificate Programs

 

Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy:
Practical Solutions to Real World Problems

Dates: February 8th, March 8th, April 12th, May 17th 2018
Facilitator: Nili R. Benazon, PhD
This Training is Suitable for: Professionals who work with people who suffer from common psychiatric disorders (anxiety and depression) and complex clinical problems (abuse, addictions, brain injuries, trauma, work-related accidents): mental health and medical professionals and direct service workers.
Description: This certificate program provides a general overview of the practical application of CBT strategies, as well as how to apply these problem solving strategies in your practice. The format of this training includes didactic presentation, experiential exercises, feedback and supervision, a focus on micro-skill development.  More
 
Level 2 Trauma Certificate: 
Advanced Clinical Trauma

Dates: February 22, 23, April 5, & 6, 2018.
Facilitator: Ian Robertson, MSW, RSW
Requirements for this Program: Participants must have completed the 
Level 1 Trauma Certificate: Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers
This Training is Suitable for: Mental health professionals, first responders, medical professionals, and direct service workers.
Description: This Level 2 Advanced Trauma Certificate will provide theoretical, and applied steps to working with clients who have been implicated by trauma. This training will cover the clinical steps including intake, screening assessing, ground strategies and tool kits, case conceptualization formulation, and the application of CBT for flashback management reprocessing. 
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Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) Certificate:
2-Day or 3-Day Program

Dates: March 26, 27, 28, 2018
Facilitator:
 Jason McCormack
This Training is Suitable for: Professionals who wish to learn how to safely manage aggressive behaviour in children, youth and/or adults.
Description: The UMAB certificate program is a skills-based training program that is an intensive and highly effective method of safely managing aggressive children, youth or adults. The 2-Day program begins with a breakdown of the precipitating factors of aggression, and the theory regarding the physiological, psychological and behavioural cues and changes that occur in aggressive individuals. Day three focuses on containment, and physical restraints. There is an emphasis placed on the level of intervention matching or paralleling the level of aggression displayed. 
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Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate:
Modules 1-5

Dates: May 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2018
Facilitators: 
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, Lysa Toye, MSW, RSW, Andrew Blake, Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
This Training is Suitable for: Any professional or volunteer who is in a position to influence the support received by a grieving child. This includes front-line workers and volunteers, including medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
Description: This certificate program equips participants with the skills to provide evidence-based support to children, youth, and families grieving the dying or death of someone they care about. All 5 modules are required to complete the certificate; however individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program. 
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Management Certificate: 
Modules 1 - 5

Dates: June 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2018
Facilitators: 
Susan Geary, PhD, Wylie Burke, BA Honours and Adler Trained Coach, Adam Lodzinski, PhD, Marion Langford, M.Ed., and Anne Bulstrode, BBM, FICB 
This Training is Suitable for: All professionals looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
Description: This certificate program offers participants the opportunity to fully explore the many exciting ideas and practices that make up the vast world of management. It specifically targets the areas of employee performance, time management, having difficult conversations, and mindfulness in the workplace. All 5 modules are required to complete the certificate; however individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  
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Level 1 Trauma Certificate: 
Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers

Dates: July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2018
Facilitator:
 Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: Experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers, addiction counsellors) who provide short-term (non-psychotherapy) counselling with vulnerable populations in community based settings.
Description: In this 6-day certificate program, participants 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
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Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Workshops:
Working with Children, Youth & Families

 

When Grief Gets More Complicated:
Date: January 16, 2018
Facilitators:
 Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, Colleen Mousseau, M.Ed, and Liana Lowenstein MSW, RSW
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 focus on how to support some of the harder-to-serve populations of grieving children and youth including those with learning disabilities, those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as those who have experienced a death through homicide or suicide. Please note, that while this workshop will be trauma-informed, the emphasis will be on recognizing, not treating, children and youth who are experiencing Childhood Traumatic Grief. This is Module 4 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 
Breathe in and Shine: 
Mindfulness-based Practices that Support Children and Families to Thrive

Date: January 31, 2018
Facilitator:
 Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: Educators, school counsellors, social workers, mental health therapists, psychologists, and medical professionals.
Description: This experiential workshop will engage participants in a variety of age-appropriate, creative and playful ways to share mindfulness practice with children and parents, all infused with mindfulness principles – such as acceptance, letting go, patience, non-judgment, non-striving, and compassion. It will explore the intersection of mindfulness and neuroscience and offer accessible ways to share this exciting information with children and families.  More
 
Applying Solution-Focused Strategies in Schools:
Understanding of the Theoretical Base of a Solution-Focused Approach, and Applications

Date: February 7, 2018
Facilitator:
 Eric J. King, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: School social workers, child and youth workers, teachers, school personnel, residential school staff, and other allied disciplines who work or consult to schools.
Description: This workshop will offer an understanding of the theoretical base of a solution-focused approach, and will explore a range of applications in the school context. Participants will gain tools for questioning practices when engaging marginalized youth, working with change behaviour and meaning frames, learn skills to manage parent meetings and how to successfully introduce solution-focused concepts in a school system.  More  
Dancing in the Darkness: 
Creative Approaches to Working with Grieving Children and Youth

Date: February 13, 2018
Facilitators: 
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, and Lisa Toye, MSW, RSW
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: The emphasis in this workshop will be on supporting participants who already have a theoretical foundation in children's grief and bereavement to build their toolkit and confidence in creatively engaging with children and youth who are grieving a death. Many easy to use (and modify) creative techniques in working with grieving children and youth will be shared, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in safe, experiential activities to better understand the process of using creative approaches. This is Module 5 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 
Children, Trauma and Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT):
Understanding the when, if, and how of effective solution focused conversations and trauma.

Date: February 15 & 16, 2018
Facilitator: 
Pamula King, MS, LMFT
This Training is Suitable for: Family therapists, school counselors, psychotherapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, clergy, child and youth workers, youth justice workers, or other professionals currently working with, and/or interested in working with children
Description: In this 2-day interactive workshop participants will gain an understanding of the rationale for integrating play therapy activities into solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and the utility of SFBT techniques with children and families. Participants will leave with practical, solution-focused strategies for managing flashbacks, triggers, and post-trauma responses in children and families.  More
"I Don't Wanna Talk About It" 
Working with Hard to Engage Children, Youth and Families

Date: March 2, 2018
Facilitator:
 Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
This Training is Suitable for: Mental health professionals who provide therapy/counseling to children, youth and families.
Description: best-selling author, and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma, Liana Lowenstein will be delivering a 1-day workshop on how to engage hard to reach youth, children and families.  You will learn tips, tricks, and techniques to engage children, adolescents and parents in therapy, and maximize the potential for change.  Emphasis will be on play-based, expressive arts techniques for use with preschool, school-aged, and adolescent clients. You will also learn strategies for engaging parents in therapy, as well as activities for use in child-focused family therapy sessions.  More
 
Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Interventions for Children with Anxiety:
Innovative Techniques to Assess and Treat Children with Anxiety

Date: April 13, 2018
Facilitator
: Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
This Training is Suitable for: Mental health professionals.
Prerequisites: Basic training in CBT.
Description: Best-selling author and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma, Liana Lowenstein will present an overview of CBT, along with innovative techniques to assess and treat children with anxiety. Participants will learn interventions that will address the core treatment components: psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Through case examples, activity demonstrations, experiential exercises, and videos of actual client sessions, this one-day workshop will combine theoretical material with hands-on therapeutic interventions that can be easily translated into practice. 
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Children at the Bedside:
Preparing Children for the Death of Someone Close

Date: May 7, 2018
Facilitator: 
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA
This Training is Suitable for: Front-line workers, volunteers, medical professionals, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers, and hospice volunteers.
Description: This workshop will provide real-life and real death narratives to identify practical strategies that can be used to support children and youth who are experiencing the impending death of someone in their lives. Societal discomfort, myths and misconceptions surrounding the topic of children and death will be addressed through open discussion. Participants will gain practical strategies and creative approaches for preparing children for a death of someone close to them. This is module 1 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program. 
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When Death Darkens the Door:
Supporting Bereaved Children and Youth

Date: May 8, 2018
Facilitators:
 Andrea Warnick, RN, MA
This Training is Suitable for: Front-line workers and volunteers, mental health professionals, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
Description: This workshop will focus on supporting children and youth after a death has happened in their lives, regardless of whether the death was a recent event or occurred years ago. Participants will learn how to identify grief support strategies that can be used with children and youth in a wide variety of settings. Participants will leave with innovative and practical tips for helping children and youth understand the concept of death, and for supporting their grief process.  The role of cultural humility in grief work and what not to say to a bereaved child or youth will be covered. This is module 2 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program. 
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Using Mindfulness and Compassion:
Supporting Grieving Children and Families

Date: May 9, 2018
Facilitators:
 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 ourselves 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, along with the clinician's own mindful practice. Participants will gain essential skills and strategies to develop mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into clinical work with those who are grieving a death. This is Module 3 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program. 
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When Grief Gets More Complicated:
Supporting Harder-to-Serve Populations

Date: May 10, 2018
Facilitators:
 Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, and Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW
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 focus on how to support some of the harder-to-serve populations of grieving children and youth including those with learning disabilities, those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as those who have experienced a death through homicide or suicide. Participants will gain specific supporting strategies for these populations and how to identify Childhood Traumatic Grief (CTG). Please note, that while this workshop will be trauma-informed, the emphasis will be on recognizing, not treating, children and youth who are experiencing CTG. This is Module 4 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
Dancing in the Darkness:
Creative Approaches to Working with Grieving Children and Youth

Date: May 11, 2018
Facilitators:
 Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, and Lisa Toye, MSW, RSW
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: The emphasis in this workshop will be on supporting participants who already have a theoretical foundation in children's grief and bereavement and want to build their toolkit and confidence in creatively engaging with children and youth who are grieving a death. Many easy to use (and modify) creative techniques will be shared, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in safe, experiential activities to better understand the process of using creative approaches in their own practice. This is Module 5 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.
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Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Workshops: Working with Adults
 

Introduction to Using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in Individual Sessions:
Date: January 19, 2018
Facilitator:
 Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: Clinicians who have some prior knowledge of basic DBT theory and skills and who are interested in furthering their ability to use DBT in individual therapy sessions.
Description: In this experiential workshop, participants will learn how to conceptualize clients’ difficulties utilizing a DBT case formulation approach. They will also learn how to conduct both behavioural and solution analyses for problematic behaviours.  More
 
Collaborative Therapeutic In-Session Note Taking:
Date: January 22, 2018
Facilitator: 
Bonnie Miller, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: Therapists, social workers, in-home workers, health services workers, education/school staff; anyone in a helping capacity who is obligated to keep records of their work, and who sees clients, whether single session meetings or over a number of meetings. 
Description: This workshop will introduce an in-session note taking method that is ethical, informative and therapeutic. Learn how to use note taking to make overwhelming, long-standing problems manageable. Understand how to map visually the problem and effects to identify starting points for change, and use in-session notes to document strengths and next steps.  More
 
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Psychosis:
Date: February 28, 2018
Facilitator: 
Noah Lazar, Ph.D., C.Psych.
This Training is Suitable for: Professionals who have some experience with CBT, and work with populations with psychosis. Those involved in housing, ACT teams, and tertiary mental health care facilities would benefit from this workshop.
Description: This workshop will present a CBT conceptualization of psychosis, common misconceptions regarding the suitability of this population for psychotherapy, as well as an overview of the treatment rationale, and CBT strategies that are most helpful for these clients. Some focus will be provided to examine some of the outcome literature highlighting the effectiveness of CBT in treating psychosis.  More
 
Getting Grounded: 
Base-line Stabilization of Overwhelmed and Scared Clients

Date: March 1, 2018
Facilitator:
 Michel Jones, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers, counsellors, and therapists.
Description: This experiential workshop provides key techniques and straight-forward strategies for base-line stabilization of your clients.  More
Appreciative Inquiry (AI):
Utilizing the AI model and the five key processes and facilitation practices.

Date: March 7, 2018
Facilitator: Marion Langford, M.Ed
This Training is Suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, and direct service workers.
Description: In this workshop you will learn why Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a powerful and highly adaptable set of positively framed consultation, and conversational methods. Then explore the AI Model, processes, and understand the guidelines for implementing AI successfully in your organization/context.  More
 
Collaborative Approaches to Anger Management:
Breaking down the physiology of anger and disruptive anger patterns. 

Date: March 20, 2018
Facilitator: 
Bonnie Miller, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: Professionals who have an ongoing therapeutic relationship with a client, such as therapists, counsellors, addiction counsellors, and school social workers. Please note, this workshop is not appropriate for housing workers, nurses, crisis workers, and homeless shelter staff for those individuals the UMAB program would be more appropriate.
Description: In this workshop you will explore in detail how to ethically support people as they learn new strategies for dealing with disruptive anger patterns. You will explore strategies for managing the physiology, and effects of anger patterns.  More
 
Strategies for Helping People Living with a Serious Illness:
Date: March 21, 2018
Facilitator: 
Marion Langford, M.Ed
This Training Is Suitable for: Educators, mental health care professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers, counsellors, and therapists.
Description: The focus of this workshop is to help you understand the narrative that clients are using to relate to their illness. We will explore tools to help you navigate these conversations, and create a meaning-making dialogue that gives them some relief, and agency with their illness.  More
 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:
Components of Group and Individual Treatment

Date: March 22 & 23, 2018
Facilitator:
 Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW, and Dr. Michelle Leybman
This Training is Suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, and direct service workers.
Description: This 2-day workshop is designed for clinicians who are interested in utilizing DBT in either group or individual settings with clients via interactive lecture and experiential exercises. Participants will learn the components of standard DBT, how to conduct a behavioural analysis and solution analysis of problematic behaviours, as well as how to balance validation and change strategies. The facilitators will provide insight into skills for clients, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.  More
 
Becoming an Adult Attachment Focused Therapist:
Shifting Framework in Therapeutic Work

Date: April 9, 2018
Facilitator:
 Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: All educators, mental health care professionals, direct service workers, and medical professionals.
Description: This workshop will present a model of therapy that will shift participant’s theoretical framework to that of Attachment Focused therapy. This model will help assess adult attachment categories, recognize the impact of early childhood attachment experiences, guide clients through the process of mourning their losses, and longings, and use one’s self in the reparative process of therapy. Participants will develop awareness of their own attachment style and its importance in therapeutic work.  
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Reclaiming Death:
An Introduction to the Field of Thanatology

Date: April 17, 2018
Facilitator:
 Andrea Warnick, RN, MA
This Training is Suitable for: Those working or volunteering in a related field such as hospice, social services, education, health care, funeral services, as well as those with a general interest in the field of Thanatology.
Description: Thanatology, the study of dying and death, is an emerging discipline that is quickly gaining momentum and recognition. This is an introductory level workshop set up to explore these movements alongside other contemporary issues involving grief, dying and death. Participants will learn how these movements effect and determine their responses and the responses of others. Evidenced-based perspectives on dying, grief and bereavement will be covered. Emphasis will be given on translating theory into practice in the personal and/or professional lives of participants. The interdisciplinary nature of thanatology will be explored, as well options for further study. 
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders:
Core Components

Date: April 27, 2018
Facilitator:
 Jamie C. Farquhar, PhD., CPsych.
This Training is Suitable for: Healthcare professionals and students.
Description: In this workshop, participants will learn the principle protocol of CBT for eating disorders, and how to identify and differentiate the clinical presentation of specific diagnoses (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder).  Core psychopathology will be discussed along with CBT theory. Participants will learn, step-by-step, how to engage clients in self-monitoring, establish regular eating habits, interrupt behavioural eating disorder symptoms, and address maintaining mechanisms.  
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Emotion, Love, Power and Forgiveness in Couples Therapy:
Date: April 30, 2018
Facilitator: 
Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D.
This Training is Suitable for: All mental health professionals and students, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, and social workers.
Description: This workshop will present ways of dealing with affect regulation in relation to both attachment and dominance issues in relationships.  Discussion and viewing tapes that depict working with emotions related to power and identity, as well as intimacy and attachment (to transform vicious cycles into virtuous ones) will be presented. The emotions of anxiety and sadness related to threats to attachment security will be addressed. In addition, the spectrum of emotions associated with intimacy, including fear, shame, and anger as well as warmth, love, caring, joy, and excitement are also addressed.  Focus will be given to promoting other-soothing and self-soothing by helping partners regulate each other's and their own affects, and where applicable, promoting forgiveness in resolving emotional injuries.  
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An Introduction to LGBTQ and the Mental and Emotional Health Needs of the LGBTQ Community:
Date: May 3, 2018
Facilitator: 
Devan Nambiar, MSc.
This Training is Suitable for: Mental health professionals, medical professionals, students, direct service workers, counsellors, and therapists.
Description: This interactive workshop provides an overview of LGBTQ from a global perspective. Through this workshop, participants will learn how to develop culturally competent practices that will enable them to provide effective services and programs to LGBTQ communities. Participants will learn the difference between sex and gender, sexual orientation and sexual behavior, gender identities and gender expressions, along with social stigma, shame, discrimination, and its effects on the mental and emotional health of this community. Health disparities and intersectional identities will be covered. Participants will also learn self-reflective practices, and how to counsel LGBTQ via a biopsychosocial lens.
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Introduction to using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in Individual Sessions:
Date: May 4, 2018
Facilitator: 
Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable for: Clinicians who have some prior knowledge of basic DBT theory/skills, and who are interested in furthering their ability to use DBT in individual therapy sessions.
Description: In this experiential workshop, participants will learn how to conceptualize clients’ difficulties, utilizing a DBT case formulation approach. They will also learn how to conduct both behavioural and solution analyses for problematic behaviours. 
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Direct Service Workers:
The Essentials for Anxiety, Depression and PTSD

Dates: June 4 & 5, 2018
Facilitator:
 Noah Lazar, PhD
This Training is Suitable For: Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors, drop in workers, shelter, and hostel workers.
Description: In this two-day workshop, key features of CBT will be explained and demonstrated so that participants gain an excellent foundation in CBT and are able to apply CBT techniques into their clinical work. Behavioral and cognitive interventions will be described including behavioral activation, cognitive restructuring and exposure. Practical, step-by-step guidelines on implementing CBT strategies will be demonstrated through examples, role-plays and videos. Participants will learn key CBT interventions, applications, obstacles and challenges of these in the treatment for post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety. 
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Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Workshops:
Leadership & Professional Development


 
Holding Difficult Conversations:
Date: January 11, 2018
Facilitator:
 Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This Training is Suitable for: All professionals who want to improve their skills in conducting difficult conversations in the workplace.
Description: 
This workshop will help participants discover their own strengths and style of communication. Using a combination of self-awareness and conversational tools, participants will have the opportunity to apply and practice the tools in a safe learning environment. Strategies on how to acquire effective listening and inquiry skills when engaging others in conversation, as well as how to develop clarity around needs assumptions during those conversations will be covered. Participants will leave the workshop with a communications toolkit that will increase confidence and preparation for future difficult conversations.  This is module 4 from the Fall 2017 Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 
Managing Skills for New Managers: 
Develop the Skills Needed to Become an Exceptional Manager

Date: January 26, 2018
Facilitator: Susan Geary, PhD
This Training is Suitable for: New managers, supervisors, team leads, and professionals looking to move into a management/leadership role.
Description: This workshop will help the new manager to acquire skills to achieve organizational results through the most important resource - your people. Participants will learn best practices to implement change, manage resistance, and delegate tasks all while using strategies to motivate and engage employees.  More
 
Change Management:
Date: February 1, 2018
Facilitators:
 Susan Geary, PhD and Anne Bulstrode, BBM, FICB
This Training is Suitable for: Directors, managers, supervisors and team leaders who are responsible for leading and implementing change within their organization.
Description: This workshop will explore the best practices in facilitating change, as well as how to help employees handle change constructively. Participants will learn how to develop and implement an effective communication plan and strategy to communicate change to obtain buy-in. Participants will learn practical tools and techniques that will enhance their ability to manage negative reactions to change and respond appropriately. This is module 5 from the Fall 2017 Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program. 
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Training for Trainers:
Acquire the Skills to Assume the Role of Trainer

Date: February 5, 2018
Facilitator:
 Susan Geary, PhD

This Training is Suitable For: This workshop is designed for participants who have been asked to assume the role of trainer or facilitator at work. 
Description: This workshop will examine how to develop a workshop, including: assessing needs and problems, establishing objectives, designing content and evaluation.  Awareness of adult learning principles and meeting participant's learning needs will be explored. Focus will also be given to creating a learning environment, the role of the facilitator, and powerful presentation skills.  More
Project Management:
Project Management is a Core Competency

Date: February 21, 2018
Facilitator:
 
Anne Bulstrode, BBM, FICB
This Training is Suitable for: Any professional looking to acquire/expand their project management skills. Those who need to run/organize projects as part of their job (where project management isn't their full-time position, but who are responsible for some projects), would benefit greatly from this workshop.
Description: This workshop will provide valuable theory, frameworks, tools for analyzing situations, programs, and guidelines which can be apply immediately to your work to ensure that your projects are completed on time, within the defined scope, all while managing cost constraints. The workshop will also build on participant knowledge and expertise.  More
 
Essential Skills for the New Supervisor:
Making the Transition to Supervisor

Date: March 6, 2018
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
Mindfulness in the Workplace:
Develop and Maintain Your Mindfulness Practice

Date: April 18, 2018
Facilitator: 
Wylie Burke, BA Honours, and Adler Trained Coach
This Training is Suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers, and anyone interested in adapting a mindfulness practice into their lives.
Description: This workshop is designed for those interested in mindfulness and in developing a mindfulness practice at work. Participants will walk away from this program with tools and techniques to develop a mindfulness practice, as well as strategies to manage the barriers that get in the way of developing and maintaining a mindfulness practice. 
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Conflict Resolution:
How to use Conflict Management Assessment to Minimize Conflict Experiences

Date: May 1, 2018
Facilitator: 
Susan Geary, PhD.
This Training is Suitable for: Educators, mental health professionals, direct service workers, and medical professionals.
Description: This course will help participants understand how conflict develops and how to minimize the number of conflicts they experience.  Through the use of a conflict management assessment, participants will be able to assess their own strengths and developmental needs in terms of dealing with conflict. Participants will also be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques to effectively deal with a variety of conflict situations. Techniques for handling team conflict will also be covered.  More

 
The Leadership Edge: 
How to Empower and Engage Employees for Maximum Performance

Date: June 25, 2018
Facilitators:
 Susan Geary, PhD, and Anne Bulstrode, BBM., F.I.C.B.
This Training is Suitable for: All professionals looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
Description: This workshop is presented in a very collaborative and interactive way, using case studies, personal examples, and discussion to bring material to life and make the experience and learning meaningful. Participants will create a shared vision and value for their team, as well as outline the process to relay that vision to employees. Focus will be given on how to effectively lead people through the change process, how to build high functioning teams, as well as how to engage employees to their full potential. This is module 1 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
Foundations of Coaching:
Date: June 26, 2018
Facilitator: 
Wylie Burke, BA Honours, and Adler Trained Coach
This Training is Suitable for: Any professional interested in building communication, and leadership skills.
Description: During this interactive workshop participants will gain an understanding of the core competencies of coaching, along with how to implement practical coaching tools and strategies. Focus will be given on how to develop, and apply a framework to structure and drive conversations forward, in addition to understanding the skill of facilitating team and individual awareness through powerful questions. This collaborative workshop will utilize role-playing, and in-workshop practice of coaching tools and techniques to help integrate the learning. This is module 2 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More

 
Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service:
Date: June 27, 2018
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. This is module 3 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More

 
Holding Difficult Conversations:
Date: June 28, 2018
Facilitator:
 Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This Training is Suitable for: All professionals who want to improve their skills in conducting difficult conversations in the workplace.
Description: 
This workshop will help participants discover their own strengths and style of communication. Using a combination of self-awareness and conversational tools, participants will have the opportunity to apply and practice the tools in a safe learning environment. Strategies on how to acquire effective listening and inquiry skills when engaging others in conversation, as well as how to develop clarity around needs assumptions during those conversations will be covered. Participants will leave the workshop with a communications toolkit that will increase confidence and preparation for future difficult conversations.This is module 4 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 
Change Management:
Date: June 29, 2018
Facilitators:
 Susan Geary, PhD and Anne Bulstrode, BBM, FICB
This Training is Suitable for: Directors, managers, supervisors and team leaders who are responsible for leading and implementing change within their organization.
Description: This workshop will explore the best practices in facilitating change, as well as how to help employees handle change constructively. Participants will learn how to develop and implement an effective communication plan and strategy to communicate change to obtain buy-in. Participants will learn practical tools and techniques that will enhance their ability to manage negative reactions to change and respond appropriately. This is module 5 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 

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