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How we are navigating Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Like many businesses, we have spent the past few weeks navigating this ever-changing environment and shifting the nature of our business in the midst of this pandemic. As many of you are aware, a few weeks ago we made the decision to postpone our March and April trainings as we believed this to be in the best interest of our members and the broader community. Since that time, we have received valuable feedback from many of you requesting access to distance learning (webinars).

In light of this information, we are pleased to announce that many of our April, May, June and July trainings will be made available via distance learning. As many of you continue to support those in our community via virtual platforms or the phone, we will strive to continue to support your professional development through live webinars.

During this transition, we ask for your patience as we make the switch to this alternative learning method for YOUR mental health training and education opportunities. We will continue to update our website and keep you informed of any changes to date(s), live webinar status and specifics as soon as we have confirmed all details on our end. Further communication will be sent out shortly to those registered in any training program with us between April 1 to July 31.

We will continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 and follow the guidelines and recommendations of all levels of government and health authorities; should circumstances require that we make additional changes to the nature of our business, we will keep you informed. 

Finally, we would like to thank the many front-line workers and volunteers across the province who work every day to keep the rest of our community safe and healthy. We appreciate the commitment, dedication and sacrifices you (and your families) make for the rest of us. On behalf of the staff, facilitators and members at SickKids CCMH Learning Institute, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Leading the way in mental health training and education

At SickKids CCMH Learning Institute, we are committed to advancing best practices through mental health training and education within the community. Our certificate programs along with our one and two-day workshops provide participants exposure to best practices in an interactive, hands-on environment of learning, delivered by innovative facilitators providing evidence-based training in the field of mental health. Find YOUR training with SickKids CCMH Learning Institute. 

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2020 Training and education calendar:
Certificate training

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human brain with various compartments Certificate in Attachment Focused Adult Psychotherapy: Advanced course
This April 23, 24, May 21 and 22, 2020 training date has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Annette Kussin, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: Experienced therapists who have knowledge about child attachment and experience working with adults. 
This certificate program will help participants assess the Adult Attachment Category of their clients by understanding the behavior of each category and by offering a formal Adult Attachment assessment. Participants will be offered an Attachment Focused Therapeutic Model that offers both general stages for change and specific strategies for each Attachment Category. This model will be explored in depth, using case examples from each category of Attachment. Participants will develop an understanding of the neurology of Adult Attachment and will be able to apply an Attachment Paradigm to a number of known problems and diagnosis. Participants will complete this course with a deeper understanding of Secure and Insecure Adult Attachment and how to use this understanding to assist their clients to redevelop Secure Adult Attachment or Earned Security. The relationship between the therapist and client is the central vehicle for change. Therefore, participants will be encouraged to be aware of their own Attachment Category and how this influences their therapeutic relationships.
 
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Certificate Program in Children's Grief and Bereavement lead by Andrea Warnick, RN., MA., RP. 

May 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2020
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, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
This certificate program is comprised of five individual learning modules that together equips participants with the skills to provide support to children, youth, and families grieving the dying, or death of someone they care about. Create your ideal learning plan, take the full certificate program, or any of the individual modules; whatever fits your professional development needs best.
Module Overview:
Module 1: Children at the Bedside: Preparing children for the death of someone close to them
Module 2: When Death Darkens the Door: Supporting Bereaved Children and Youth.
Module 3: 
Using Mindfulness and Compassion to Support Grieving Children/Families.
Module 4: When Grief Gets More Complicated: Supporting the harder-to-serve populations. 
Module 5: Dancing in the Darkness: Creative approaches to working with grieving children/youth.
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program as stand-alone workshops however, all five modules must be completed to receive the certificate.
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Management Certificate: Leadership training specifically designed for health and human service professionals

May 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2020
Facilitators:
 Anne Bulstrode, BBM., FICB., Faye Marcotte, Susan Geary, PhD., Adam Lodzinski, PhD., Marion Langford, M.Ed. 
This training is suitable for: All health and human service professionals looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
This certificate program is made up of the five-key management learning modules, that together offers participants the opportunity to fully explore the many exciting ideas and practices that make up the vast world of successful management. Register for the full Certificate Program, or any of the individual modules/workshops.
Module Overview:
Module 1: The Leadership Edge.
Module 2: Foundations of Coaching.
Module 3: Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service.
Module 4: Holding Difficult Conversations.
Module 5: Change Management.
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program as stand-alone workshops however, all five modules must be completed to receive the certificate.


 

Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals: Level 1 trauma certificate

June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, 2020
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.
This six-day certification program will provide the most current information on the biopsychosocial phenomenon of trauma, along with training in how to assess and respond ethically and appropriately to adult clients. Participants will also examine how workers and organizations are affected by and respond to working with traumatized individuals and develop trauma-informed approaches to work that enhance personal and professional resilience.



Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1: Practical solutions to real world problems

June  4, 5, 11 and 12, 2020
Facilitator: Nili R. Benazon, PhD.
This training is suitable for: 

Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers.
In this introductory four-day certificate program, participants will learn the main strategies for cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT). Tools discussed will include case formulation and conceptualization; identification and modification of thoughts; behaviour activation; behaviour experiments; exposure; role playing; cognitive rehearsal; and problem-solving. This course is not specific to a particular client population or clinical disorder. 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.


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Certificate for New Supervisors: Develop and enhance your supervisory skills in the Health and Human Service sector

July 6, 7, 8, 9, 2020
Facilitators: Susan Geary, PhD., & Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: New supervisors, or experienced supervisors who would like to fine-tune their supervisory abilities.
This four-day certificate program gives participants the opportunity to develop and enhance their supervisory skills through the four-key supervisory based modules that together build the supervisors skill set. Gain practical tools, frameworks, strategies and techniques that build the basis of your successful leadership skills. Register for the full Certificate Program, or any of the individual modules/workshops.
Module Overview:
Module 1: Essential Skills
Module 2: Leadership and Motivation
Module 3: Holding Difficult Conversations
Module 4: Building and Sustaining your Credibility and Influence.
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program as stand-alone workshops however, all four modules must be completed to receive the certificate.


 
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Narrative Therapy Certificate: Actively engage and leave empowered to implement change

August 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2020
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.
This five-day 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, participants will leave with a clear set of steps to incorporate this therapeutic model into best practices. If you are new to practice, you will be introduced to a stimulating framework for doing inspired work in this field. If you are an experienced clinician, you will be invited to explore and adapt these ideas and practices to fit with what you already do best.
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Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) Certificate: Safely manage aggressive behaviour in children, youth and/or adults.

Two-day, or Three-day Program
October 5, 6 and 7, 2020
Facilitator:
Official UMAB Canada Trainer
This training is suitable for: Anyone who would like to learn how to safely manage aggressive behaviour in children, youth and/or adults.
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 program focuses on containment, and physical restraints. There is emphasis placed on the level of intervention matching or paralleling the level of aggression displayed. 
 

 

Workshops: Working with children, youth and families

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Grounding the Heart, Mind and Body: Help dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy

This March 26, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Michel Jones, MSW., RSW., RP.
This training is suitable for:

Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
First Responders: police, firefighters, paramedics.
Using recent neurological research and proven stress reduction methods, this workshop will provide practical tools that front-line workers can use to help dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy. Participants will learn how the brainstem, the limbic system and the pre-frontal cortex system work together and impact each other, how these three systems differentially affect "fight or flight", emotional response and cognitive distortions. Participants will gain different grounding techniques that work with each of the three systems, to bring clients back into their "window of tolerance" and bring traumatized clients out of the "there and then" to the "here and now” to allow for treatment.
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When the Well is Dry: Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and self-care

This April 22, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Cleo Haber, BSW., MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: This training is designed for anyone working in the helping professions.
Educators: teachers, ECE, school support staff
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, doctors
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers
First Responders: police, firefighters, paramedics.
Learn to distinguish between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout along with the risk factors associated with each. Utilize individual self-assessment tools to identify the early warning signs and symptoms to determine what you may be struggling with. Strategies to address compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout will be presented along with approaches to promoting resilience and self-care. All participants will leave the workshop having crafted their own Wellness and Resiliency Plan. This workshop will make use of small group and large group discussions, experiential practice and didactic teaching methods.
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Identifying, Assessing and Treating Concurrent Disorders with Teens and Adults: A clinical overview of assessment, practical applications, tools and techniques when working with concurrent disorders

This April 27, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Ian Robertson, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for:

Educators: teachers, ECE, school administration/support.
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
Participants will gain an overview for assessment, practical applications and clinical tools and strategies when working with concurrent disorders in clients. This workshop will discuss effective clinical practices when working with the individual and the family and building capacity within your agency to provide effective care for this complex population. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to screen and assess for the treatment of concurrent disorder, have acquired skills in using motivational interviewing along with an overview of working with concurrent disorder integration treatment approaches.
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Essential Theory and Practical Skills for Child-Focused Family Therapy

This April 29, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice.
Facilitators: Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., & Greg Lubimiv, MSW., CPT-S.
This training is suitable for:

Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, clinicians.
Working with children in the context of their family has unique benefits. This course will present the rationale for child-focused family sessions, and will outline the major models and essential skills of family therapy. Participants will be able to articulate common challenges in family therapy and identify strategies to overcome these challenges along with how to effectively contract and set goals with families. This is Learning Module 3 of the Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.

 
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Creative Techniques for Child-Focused Family Therapy

This April 30, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S., best-selling author and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma.
This training is suitable for:

Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, clinicians.
The use of creative techniques in child-focused family therapy sessions provides a medium for all members to
participate, and promotes positive family interaction. This workshop will outline innovative techniques to engage,
assess, and treat families. Interventions to strengthen parenting skills will also be described and demonstrated.
This training is geared to beginning and seasoned family therapists who wish to add innovative techniques to their
therapeutic repertoire. This is Learning Module 4 of the Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.

 
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Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Brain Development

This May 12 and 13, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Geraldine Crisci, MSW., RP. 
Author, professional trainer, speaker and practitioner
This training is suitable for:
Mental health professionals, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers and youth justice workers.
Trauma takes many forms in the early development of children. Children raised in neglectful, abusive or unpredictable environments are at risk of developing attachment disorders and deficits in brain development. Geraldine’s workshop will present the effects of early childhood trauma on brain development integrating an attachment and developmental lens and provide a framework for understanding the implications of neglect, chaotic and violent environments on behavioural presentations in children. The impact of attachment disruption chaotic, unpredictable and violent environments as well as specific events will be the focus of this workshop. Participants will learn clinical implications for practice based on the integration of neurological, trauma, attachment and developmental perspectives.
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Working with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help Adolescents 

June 15 and 16, 2020
Facilitators:
Mary Bell, MSW., RSW., and Sheri Turrell PhD., coauthors of 
"ACT for Adolescents: A Transdiagnostic Guide for Clinicians", and "The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety".
This training is suitable for:
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
This workshop aims to provide an introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for clinicians working with adolescents. It offers an overview of the theoretical foundations and assumptions of ACT and an explanation of the six ACT Processes. Participants will become familiar with the ACT processes, learn how to work with adolescents using the trans-diagnostic ACT approach that is suitable for either individual, or group work. Participants will also develop an understanding of when and how a client can be drawn from one ACT process to another in order to reduce emotional avoidance and increase psychological flexibility and be able to facilitate ACT work with clients using the ACT Matrix.
 
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Treating Anxious Children in Anxious Times: An approach to promoting adaptive anxiety in children and teenagers.

June 19, 2019
Facilitator: Alex Russell, PhD., C.Psych.
This training is suitable for:
Educators: teachers, ECE, support staff.
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, doctors.
This workshop provides an approach to treating children with anxiety issues within the current cultural context. Anxiety is approached as an essential and healthy human emotion and a focus is placed on factors that contribute to both maladaptive and adaptive forms of anxiety. Participants gain an overall clinical orientation as well as techniques and ideas for working with anxious children and teenagers.

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Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People

September 23, 2020
Facilitator: Amy Gajaria, MD., FRCP©.
This training is suitable for: Those providing mental health care to children, youth, and families. This training will be most useful to those who already have some understanding of common mental health conditions affecting young people and who are looking to ensure their clinical work meets the needs of a diverse population.
This training will give guidance to professionals in providing culturally competent clinical care for underserved, diverse, racialized young people and their families. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the barriers and specific struggles facing racialized young people/families and walk away with engagement strategies specific to racialized young people/families when providing mental health care.
 

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Collaborative and Proactive Solutions at School: Moving from power and control to collaboration and problem solving

December 3 and 4, 2020
Facilitator: Ross W. Greene, PhD., author of the influential books: The Explosive Child and Lost at School
This training is suitable for: Educators, social workers and child and youth workers in a school setting.
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, residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world. Participants in this two-day training will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of the six key themes of the CPS, its refinements over the past 8-10 years, along with practical identification, assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in diverse settings.
 


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Workshops: Working with adults

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Ethical Anger Management: Explore how to ethically support and motivate people as they learn new strategies for dealing with disruptive anger patterns

This March 25, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Bonnie Miller, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: Professionals who have an ongoing therapeutic relationship with a client, such as psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, 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.
Ethical approaches to anger are grounded in respectful relationships that see the person as separate from the problem of anger. Using a Narrative and Brief Therapy approach to developing skills with anger management, this workshop will explore in detail how to ethically support and motivate people mandated (and non-mandated) for anger management as they learn new strategies for dealing with disruptive anger patterns. Approaches for managing the physiology, the effects of anger patterns along with facilitating and supporting change in how people manage anger will also be covered.
 
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Grounding the Heart, Mind and Body: Help dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy

This March 26, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Michel Jones, MSW., RSW., RP.
This training is suitable for: 

Educators: teachers, ECE, school administration/support.
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
First Responders: police, firefighters, paramedics.
Using recent neurological research and proven stress reduction methods, this workshop will provide practical tools that front-line workers can use to help dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy. Participants will learn how the brainstem, the limbic system and the pre-frontal cortex system work together and impact each other, how these three systems differentially affect "fight or flight", emotional response and cognitive distortions. Participants will gain different grounding techniques that work with each of the three systems, to bring clients back into their "window of tolerance" and bring traumatized clients out of the "there and then" to the "here and now” to allow for treatment.
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Trauma-Focused CBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This March 27, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Vivien Lee, PhD., C.Psych.
This training is suitable for:

Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers.
First Responders: police, firefighters, paramedics.
Participants will understand the significant physiological, emotional and cognitive components of the trauma response and how they contribute to the development and maintenance of trauma symptoms and PTSD. Dr. Lee will present the rationale for and mechanisms underlying exposure-based therapy in treating PTSD symptoms and how trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy including prolonged exposure and cognitive restructuring can address these underlying processes to improve PTSD symptoms and functioning. The CBT skills introduced in this workshop will ultimately help clients to challenge unhelpful thinking styles, particularly with common themes after trauma including loss of control, powerlessness, and helplessness. This is Learning Module 5 of the 2019 Certificate in CBT Level 2. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: An introduction to essential components

This April 2 and 3, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator:
Lyndsey Davies, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: 
Educators: teachers, ECE, school administration/support.
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers.
This two-day introductory workshop will present the theoretical underpinnings of DBT, the group and individual components, along with DBT skills from each of the four modules. Through the use of interactive lecture and experiential exercises, participants will learn how to conceptualize borderline personality disorder using the bio-social theory, the components of standard DBT, how to conduct a behavioural analysis and solution analysis of problematic behaviours, how to balance validation and change strategies and how to teach select DBT skills to clients.
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Getting Unstuck: Processing trauma-induced guilt and shame

This April 20, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Natalie Zlodre, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for:
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, family doctors
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers.
For decades the therapeutic work of PTSD was processing fear, helplessness and horror. Recently the DSM has expanded the definition of PTSD to include guilt and shame. Evidence-based research indicates that unprocessed/unresolved guilt and shame are risk factors for developing and maintaining PTSD symptoms as well as compromising the healing process for clients with Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma. In this workshop participants will learn how to define guilt and shame and outline their similarities and differences and review the different sub-types of both emotions. The facilitator will review with participants how to organize conversations with clients and how to help clients face the unspoken needs and dilemmas that drive the guilt and shame experience.
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When the Well is Dry: Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and self-care

This April 22, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Cleo Haber, BSW., MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: This training is designed for anyone working in the helping professions.
Educators: teachers, ECE, school support staff
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, doctors
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers
First Responders: police, firefighters, paramedics.
Learn to distinguish between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout along with the risk factors associated with each. Utilize individual self-assessment tools to identify the early warning signs and symptoms to determine what you may be struggling with. Strategies to address compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout will be presented along with approaches to promoting resilience and self-care. All participants will leave the workshop having crafted their own Wellness and Resiliency Plan. This workshop will make use of small group and large group discussions, experiential practice and didactic teaching methods.
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Identifying, Assessing and Treating Concurrent Disorders with Teens and Adults: A clinical overview of assessment, practical applications, tools and techniques when working with concurrent disorders

This April 27, 2020 training has been POSTPONED until further notice
Facilitator: Ian Robertson, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for: 

Educators: teachers, ECE, school administration/support.
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
Participants will gain an overview for assessment, practical applications and clinical tools and strategies when working with concurrent disorders in clients. This workshop will discuss effective clinical practices when working with the individual and the family and building capacity within your agency to provide effective care for this complex population. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to screen and assess for the treatment of concurrent disorder, have acquired skills in using motivational interviewing along with an overview of working with concurrent disorder integration treatment approaches.
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Advanced training for formulating effective treatment plans for complex clients

June 25 and 26, 2020
Facilitator: Lyndsey Davies, MSW., RSW.
This training is suitable for:
Educators: teachers, ECE, school administration/support.
Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
This advanced training is designed for clinicians who have taken a foundational training in DBT and are familiar with core concepts. This two-day workshop will provide a more in-depth understanding of DBT, with respect to developing a DBT-based case formulation and understanding of the controlling variables of problematic behaviours. Ms. Davis will present methods to recognize and address secondary targets, how to avoid becoming polarized with clients and coaching clients in crisis, all while maintaining personal limits and avoiding burnout.

 

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Using the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Clinical Practice

July 10, 2020
Facilitator: Lance L. Hawley, PhD., C.Psych (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto)
This training is suitable for:
Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Medical Professionals: Nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors.
Direct Service Workers: Drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers.
The unified protocol for the treatment of emotional disorders is a transdiagnostic, emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that is used to treat specific cognitive, behavioral, and emotional difficulties that occur when clients experience mood and anxiety disorders. This workshop will present the rationale for each intervention along with application of emotion-focused CBT concepts and strategies for each clinical presentation and how to create effective, tailored emotion exposures for clients experiencing depression and complex comorbidities.

Occupation and Trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice

November 3 and 4, 2020
Facilitator: 
Megan Edgelow, MSc., (RHBS.), and Heidi Cramm, PhD.
This training is suitable for:
Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and 
occupational therapists (training will be relevant for occupational therapists who encounter clients who have experienced psychological trauma, especially in the context of work).
This two-day workshop will explore the nature and prevalence of trauma and resulting impacts, introduce and utilize the Occupational Therapy Trauma Intervention Framework (OTTIF), and present holistic practice methods that include families and support networks. Focus will also be given to understanding the exposures of first responders, military personnel and Veterans.
 

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Leadership training for health and human service professionals

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The Leadership Edge: Empower and engage employees for maximum performance

May 25, 2020
Facilitators:
Susan Geary, PhD., and Anne Bulstrode, BBM., FICB.
This training is suitable for: All professionals looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
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 module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.

 
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Foundations of Coaching: Build stronger communication and leadership skills through coaching tools and techniques

May 26, 2020
Facilitator:
Marion Langford M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: Any professional interested in building communication, and leadership skills.
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 module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.
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Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service

May 27, 2020
Facilitator:
Adam Lodzinski, PhD.
This training is suitable for: Any professional looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
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 module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.
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Holding Difficult Conversations: Uncover and utilize your own strengths and style of communication to improve your management skills

May 28, 2020
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acilitator: Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: All professionals who want to improve their skills in conducting difficult conversations in the workplace.
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 Learning Module 4 of the Management Certificate. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.


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Change Management: Successfully lead and implement change on a large, or small scale in your organization

May 29, 2020
Facilitators: Susan Geary, PhD., and Faye Marcotte.
This training is suitable for: Directors, managers, supervisors and team leaders who are responsible for leading and implementing change within their organization.
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 Learning Module 5 of the Management Certificate. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.


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Essential Skills for the New Supervisor: Making the successful transition to supervisor

July 6, 2020
Facilitator: Susan Geary, PhD.
This training is suitable for: First time supervisors, team leaders with supervisory responsibilities, and new managers.
This workshop will focus on the multi-faceted role of the supervisor and how to provide supervision to employees through the use of effective leadership strategies. Participants will learn the basics of supervision such as setting expectations, delegation, feedback and coaching for improved performance. Interviewing strategies, hiring and essential time management skills will also be covered. This is Learning Module 1 of the Certificate for New Supervisors. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.
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Leadership and Motivation for Supervisors: Engage and inspire employees to achieve success and motivate performance

July 7, 2020
Facilitator: Susan Geary, PhD.
This training is suitable for: New supervisors, or those who hope to take over a supervisory position in the future. It is also well suited for experienced supervisors who would like to fine-tune their supervisory abilities.
Dr. Geary will start off by presenting what leadership is and how it differs from management. Participants will then examine the supervisor's role in leading and motivating employees through needs assessment tools and appropriate leadership style. The supervisor’s role in change management will also be covered. This is Learning Module 2 of the Certificate for New Supervisors. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.


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Holding Difficult Conversations for Supervisors: An essential skill for a supervisor

July 8, 2020
Facilitator: Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: New supervisors, or those who hope to take over a supervisory position in the future. Experienced supervisors who would like to fine-tune their supervisory abilities would benefit from this workshop as well.
This workshop will offer supervisor insight, tools and strategies for holding difficult conversations through the use of appreciative listening, identifying conflict patterns, understanding the observational process and how to create and communicate boundaries/limits. Time will be provided to discuss any current dilemmas and develop an approach for when participants return to work. This is Learning Module 3 of the Certificate for New Supervisors. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.



Building and Sustaining your Credibility and Influence as a New Supervisor

July 9, 2020
Facilitator: Marion Langford, M.Ed.
This training is suitable for: New supervisors, or those who hope to take over a supervisory position in the future. It is also suitable for experienced supervisors who would like to fine-tune their supervisory abilities.
This workshop is designed to take participants through the how-to and strategies that can be used to meet the common credibility and influence challenges facing new supervisors. Participants will learn how to establish their credibility and authority in the role in a respectful and confident way, while building new supervisory relationships and collaboration capacity with the team. Ms. Langford will provide practical advice on establishing a support network and mentoring relationships to sustain ongoing development. Conflict management strategies for the new supervisor will also be covered. This is Learning Module 4 of the Certificate for New Supervisors. This module may be taken separately from the certificate program as a stand-alone workshop.
 



 
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