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Fall 2018 Academic Calendar: September to December 31st


Training at SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (CCMH) Learning Institute

SickKids CCMH Learning 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, Phase 1 our Fall 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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Fall 2018 Academic Calendar: September to December 31st
 


 

Fall 2018 Certificate Programs

 

Management Certificate: 
Including Individual Learning Modules 1-5

Dates: October 19, November 8, December 6, 2018 & January 10, February 14, 2019
Facilitators: 
Susan Geary, Ph.D, Adam Lodzinski, Ph.D., Marion Langford, M.Ed.,
 Faye Marcotte 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. 
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program however, all modules must be completed to receive the certificate.  More
 
Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals: 
Level 1 Trauma Certificate

Dates: November 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2018
Facilitator:
 Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW.
This training is suitable for: Experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers), counselors and psychotherapists who provide services to vulnerable populations.
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.  More
 
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Certificate in Addiction Counselling:
 
Level 1
Dates: December 13, 2018 & January 7 & 8, February 11, 2019
Facilitator: Ian Robertson, MSW, RSW.
This training is suitable for: Experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers), counselors and psychotherapists who provide services to vulnerable populations.
Description: This certificate program focuses on the basic skills of addiction counselling.  Areas of training at this level focus on understanding the Use of Self and Transference/Counter-Transference "Traps" which can occur and can significantly impact the quality of care from a trauma informed perspective.  This level will also provide a training on Motivational Interviewing with a practice component integrated into this component.  finally, this level will provide a general overview of Pharmacology, as having a basic understanding is critical to understand and will inform your clinical practice.
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program however, all 3 modules must be completed to receive the certificate.  More
 
 

 

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Fall 2018 Workshops:
Working with Children, Youth & Families

 

Promoting Adaptive Anxiety in Children:
Confronting the Rising Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth
Date: October 26, 2018
Facilitator:
 Alex Russell, PhD, C.Psych.
This training is suitable for: Counsellors, educators, early childhood educators, school counsellors, mental health professionals, psychotherapists, psychologists, and social workers.
Description: This workshop will provide participants with 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. Participants will learn how to work with parents caught between protecting their children and supporting their independence. Understanding and working with children and youth who have developed maladaptive forms of anxiety and tools for working with this group will be covered in detail.   More
 

 
When Grief Gets More Complicated:
Supporting Harder-to-Serve Populations
Date: November 15, 2018
Facilitators: 
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA and Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
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 learning module 3 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. This learning module may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 
Incorporating DBT Informed Practice when Working with Families and Adolescents: 
Skills and Techniques to Support Families to Manage their Adolescents with their Emotions, Distress and Setting Limits
Date: November 23, 2018
Facilitator:
 Elizabeth Lovrics, MSW, RSW, RP.
This training is suitable for: Educators, school administration, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, medical professionals, drop in workers, shelter/hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
Description: In this interactive workshop DBT principles, assumptions and key components such as Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulations skills will be introduced through experiential means. This workshop will provide effective techniques to guide parents to manage problematic behaviours and improve communication. During the workshop, there will be demonstrations of group formats, skills exercises, videos, role-plays and mindfulness activities used with parents. Participants will have first-hand experience of the ways in which techniques maybe able to be incorporated to provide parenting skills groups within agencies and other settings.  More
 
Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Interventions for Children with Anxiety:
Innovative Techniques to Assess and Treat Children with Anxiety
Date: November 29, 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.  More
 
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: 
Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Challenges

Date: December 4 & 5, 2018
Facilitator: 
Ross Greene, Ph.D.
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.  More
Also available as a WEBINAR!
Assessing for Antisocial/Violent Potential and Clinical Risk Management in Elementary School-Aged Children:

A Prevention and Intervention Assessment Framework
Date: December 12, 2018
Facilitator: 
Leena K. Augimeri, Ph.D.
Location: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
This training is suitable for: Teachers, ECE, school administration, support staff, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors, drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers, firefighters, police, paramedics.
Description: This is the first time that a workshop will be provided both as an in-class course and live webinar! Dr. Augimeri will provide an overview of SNAP's (STOP NOW AND PLAN) comprehensive prevention/ intervention model which includes referral mechanisms, community protocols to connect children with appropriate services in a timely manner, structured gender-specific risk assessment tools (EARLs) and evidence-based program models. Case work will be presented in the afternoon. This workshop is also available in a webinar format.  More
This in-class workshop will be located at Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 686 Bay Street, 3rd floor, Room 03.9320, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

 
Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination:
A Clinical Model for Helping Children Understand and Manage Anxiety
Date: December 14, 2018
Facilitator: 
Robin Alter, Ph.D.
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. 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.  More


 


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Fall 2018 Workshops:
Working with Adults

 

Brief Narrative Single Session Therapy:
Date: November 1, 2018
Facilitator: 
Scot Cooper, RP.
This training is suitable for: All service providers, both beginner and experienced, working with all ages in time constrained contexts.
Description: This 1-day workshop will demonstrate how the application of brief narrative is grounded in practical skills that can be utilized in practice immediately. Learn to recognize a structure for brief narrative therapy sessions that brings focus, guidance and directs attention to necessary micro-skills, then how to implement co-development practices with clients for "take-homes, and next steps".  More
 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:
Components of Group and Individual Treatment
Date: November 9 & 30, 2018
Facilitator: 
Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW.
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 facilitator will provide insight into skills for clients, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.  More
 
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Psychosis
Date: November 16, 2018
Facilitator:
 Noah Lazar, Ph.D., C.Psych.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, medical professionals and direct service workers.
Description: This workshop will cover 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. Participants will also learn how to treat delusions, hallucinations, thought and disorder and negative symptoms. Time will be provided to examine some of the outcome literature highlighting the effectiveness of CBT in treating psychosis. This is learning module 2 of the Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 2. This learning module may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
Date: December 7, 2018
Facilitator: 
Noah Lazar, Ph.D., C.Psych.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, medical professionals and direct service workers.
Description: Over the last twenty years, there have been considerable advances in applying CBT principles to treat bipolar disorder. This workshop will focus on a cognitive conceptualization of Bipolar disorder, common misconceptions regarding the suitability of this population for psychotherapy. Participants will also learn application of monitoring techniques, behavioural techniques for depression and mania and cognitive restructuring techniques. Time will be provided to examine some of the outcome literature highlighting the effectiveness of CBT. This is learning module 3 of the Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 2. This learning module may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 
The Therapeutic Relationship is Your Most Powerful Tool (and Biggest Pitfall): Relational Strategies to Effectively Treat Challenging Trauma Clients
Date: December 10 & 11, 2018
Facilitator:
 Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.
This training is suitable for: Counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, health and social care professionals practicing in health, education and social care settings and in private practice, and who have a core professional training.  It is suitable for therapists working in all modalities.
Description: This practical workshop, led by Dr. Robert T. Muller, a leading expert on trauma therapy and globally acclaimed author, is aimed at building your understanding of the psychotherapeutic relationship with challenging clients, particularly trauma clients. Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr. Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors and how to navigate and use conflicts in the relationship. Dr. Muller walks through how to bring safety to the therapeutic relationship early on. Participants will learn to recognize their own (therapist) feelings in the treatment (e.g., the wish to rush into trauma work, or the wish to avoid it) and how to help clients mourn traumatic losses to bring post-traumatic growth. Workshop registration includes a copy of Dr. Muller's new book: Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up: From Avoidance to Recovery & Growth.  More
 
Counter Transference 'Trap' within the Therapeutic Process of Addiction and Mental Health
Date: December 13, 2018
Facilitator: Ian Robertson, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: Experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers), counselors and psychotherapists who provide services to vulnerable populations.
Description: Historically, the work we do within the addictions and mental health tends to focus more on symptoms rather than causation. Clients who seek out our services from these populations present with a significantly higher prevalence of trauma. The real architect of the intervention for our clients who are trauma implicated is the 'worker'. Our personal wellness, insight and healthy attachment to our clients truly matter in their process of recovery. As clinical workers, who are wanting to be trauma informed, we must reflect on our component of what we bring to the therapeutic experience.  As our clients are triggered and react and re-enact historical trauma within our session, so are we as clinicians. Our history and experiences can be helpful but also can be harmful to the therapeutic work. Our histories, especially when we are not aware, do enter into the work with our clients. Having insight to our counter-transference reactions is critical to a 'do no harm' approach, for the highly vulnerable populations we service.
 
This workshop will include videos, personal reflective exercises, breakout groups and clinical knowledge overview of the above.
 
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program however, all 3 modules must be completed to receive the certificate. More


 

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Fall 2018 Leadership Training

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

Date: October 19, 2018
Facilitators:
 Susan Geary, Ph.D., 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 learning module 1 of the Management Certificate. This individual learning module may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 
Increasing Team Effectiveness:
For Managers, Supervisors, and Team Leaders

Date: October 31, 2018
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 the skills needed to become a team leader including how to mitigate group conflict, how to move the team towards peak performance, how to adapt to different types of team structures, as well as different stages of group development. 
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Foundations of Coaching:
Date: November 8, 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 learning module 2 of the Management Certificate. This individual learning module may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 
Essential Skills for the New Supervisor:
Making the Transition to Supervisor

Date: November 28, 2018
Facilitator: 
Susan Geary, Ph.D.
This training is suitable for: First time supervisors, team leaders with supervisory responsibilities, and new managers.
Description: This workshop will focus on making the transition to the multi-faceted role of the supervisor. Learn current and relevant leadership strategies to delegate, motivate, coach, hire and build a team through effective and easy to implement supervisory tools. 
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Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service:
Date: December 6, 2018
Facilitator: 
Adam Lodzinski, Ph.D.
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 learning module 3 of the Management Certificate. This individual learning module may be taken separately from the certificate program.  More
 

 



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