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


Training at Hincks Dellcrest (HD) Institute

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

For your convenience, our Winter, Sping & Summer 2018 Academic Calendar outlined below is divided into 4 key learning areas. Each category below is a quick link within our Academic Calendar. For more information, or to register for a specific workshop simply click the More link at the end of the workshop description.
 



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

 


 

Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Certificate Programs

 

Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate:
Including Individual 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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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Certificate Level 1:
Practical Solutions to Real World Problems

Date: June 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2018
Facilitator: 
Nili R. Benazon, PhD
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals and direct service workers.
Description: In this certificate program, participants will learn cognitive and behavioural strategies, including case formulation and conceptualization in CBT, identifying and modifying thoughts, behaviour activation and experiments, exposure, stress reduction strategies, and problem-solving therapy. This course is not focused on a specific client population or clinical disorder. Rather, it provides instruction on a set of tools that can be applied to common and more complex mental health conditions. The format of this training includes didactic presentation, experiential exercises, feedback and a focus on micro-skill development.  More
 
Management Certificate: 
Including Individual Modules 1 - 5

Dates: June 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2018
Facilitators: 
Susan Geary, PhD, 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, psychotherapists) who provide short-term 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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Narrative Therapy Certificate:
Actively Engage and Leave Empowered to Implement Change

Dates: August 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17, 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 5-day certificate program breaks down the theory of Narrative Therapy into skills that can be implemented immediately into your practice. After each session, participants will leave with a clear set of steps to incorporate this therapeutic model into practice. This workshop will utilize interactive conversations, small and large group exercises, live demonstrations, coached practices, and worksheet handouts.  
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Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Workshops:
Working with Children, Youth & Families

 

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.  More
 
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.  More
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.  More
 
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 
Blending Theory with Innovative Techniques

Dates: May 24 & 25, 2018
Facilitator:
 Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Pre-requisites: Understanding of the impact of trauma on children, good child psychotherapy skills
This training is suitable for: Mental health clinicians
Description: Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an empirically-supported psychotherapy model for treating traumatized children and adolescents. This two-day workshop will provide the theoretical framework of TF-CBT, and will present creative interventions for each of the 8 treatment components of TF-CBT. Workshop participants will come away with a solid understanding of TF-CBT, strategies for working with hard-to-engage children and learn how to utilize TF-CBT to treat a range of childhood traumas including sexual abuse, domestic violence, traumatic grief, car accidents, natural disasters. This workshop will combine theoretical material with hands-on therapeutic interventions. Therapeutic games, art, stories and other innovative activities will be presented for use with traumatized children aged 4-16.  Strategies for working with hard-to-engage children and parents will also be outlined.  More
 
Translating Neurobiology for Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Complex Trauma
Date: June 6, 2018
Facilitator: 
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals: psychotherapists, counselors, psychologists, and social workers.
Description: Achievements in the science of neurobiology over the past decade hold profound implications for the treatment of complex trauma, and how these advances in brain research relate to behavioural presentation. The workshop will outline the understanding of functional developmental level results in more appropriate and attainable goals for behavioural change and response, identify the barriers to growth and development for severely neglected children, and present how chaos and unpredictability in early care giving result in brain disorganization. The presenter will teach approaches to working with children who have been raised in chaotic, unpredictable and violent homes. Participants will leave with the four building blocks of functionality based on early caregiving, and understand the importance and application of developmental assessment in treatment planning.  More
 
Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Interventions for Children with Anxiety:
Innovative Techniques to Assess and Treat Children with Anxiety

Date: July 12, 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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Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Workshops:
Working with Adults

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders:
Core Components for Adults

Date: April 27, 2018
Facilitator:
 Jamie C. Farquhar, PhD., CPsych.
This training is suitable for: Medical professionals, mental 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.  More
 
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.  More
 
An Introduction to LGBTQ and the Mental and Emotional Health Needs of the LGBTQ Community:
Date: May 3, 2018
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.  More
 
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.  More
 


 


 

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Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Leadership Training

 
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. 
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Foundations of Coaching:
Date: June 26, 2018
Facilitator: 
Marion Langford, M.Ed
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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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