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Continuing Education Opportunities by

- University of Toronto
- Canadian Association of Social Workers
- Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
NADD (National Association for the Dually Diagnosed)
- ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership

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Upcoming Events

  • Imago Clinical Training

    Sep. 16, 2021 — Jan. 16, 2022

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    Imago Relationship Therapy Clinical Training This 3-part training will help you: understand the unconscious universal dynamics of why couples select one another and why conflict occurs naturally. guide couples to uncover the root problems and patterns fueling most conflict and disconnection. teach couples how to communicate in a safe and structured way that removes blame, shame, and criticism and lays the... Read more…
  • Compassion Satisfaction: coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress

    Wed, Oct. 6, 2021 11:00am — 12:00pm

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    This presentation has a strength based and solution focused orientation. One of the objectives of this workshop is to learn healthy ways to cope/respond to secondary traumatic stress (STS) and maintain (or re-obtain) compassion satisfaction. STS is a common occupational hazard in social work; this presentation will give concrete ways to identify STS effect on us to prevent burn out, compassion fatigue or empathic distress fatigue. Dispositional mindfulness and self-compassion exercises will be part of the presentation.

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  • Individual and Systemic Strategies for Optimizing Resilience at Work

    Wed, Oct. 6, 2021 12:00pm — 1:30pm

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    Instructor: Dr. Rachel Thibeault, Ph.D., OT, University of Ottawa. Topic: “INDIVIDUAL AND SYSTEMIC STRATEGIES FOR OPTIMIZING RESILIENCE AT WORK” Drawing from recent research focused on the organizational impacts of COVID, this presentation highlights some key findings for resilience in the workplace. It combines individual strategies that employees can adopt to enhance their personal resilience with systemic policies conducive to a compassionate and... Read more…
  • Intersectional Trauma Informed Care for Providers

    Wed, Oct. 13, 2021 1:30pm — 3:00pm

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    Historically, our approaches to responding to mental health have followed a western diagnostic and medical model that pathologized the individual as the source of their own problems. This two-part webinar series will explore critical understandings of mental health through a trauma-informed, structural lens that situates illness in the individual in tandem with their surroundings.

    In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, we will explore an intersectional, decolonizing approach to helping clients manage distress. We will investigate intergenerational, interpersonal, and systemic harms as they figure into coping presentations and issues our clients bring to psychotherapy. At the end, we will endeavor to understand mental health as a product of past and cumulative experiences and social situatedness.

    In Part 2 of this webinar, we will expand upon a reconceptualization of mental illness and integrate this knowledge into our practice approaches. We will explore further, mental health symptoms and diagnoses as patterns of responses to distress and coping in the social sphere. As providers, we will develop tools for moving from an individual model of distress/survival to an integrative model of social functioning per the client's identified needs.
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  • De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

    Tue, Oct. 19, 2021 All Day

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    This workshop will help participants assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations. Click here for details. Read more…

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  • Communication - The Crucial Skills

    Wed, Nov. 3, 2021 All Day

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    This workshop focuses on the core skills for communicating with clarity in the workplace, including the use of phone, email, texts, and social media. Some of the Topics Included: · Skills for Connecting with Others · Strategies for Speaking Effectively · Tools for Persuading Others · Phone Etiquette · Making Email Work for You and Your Recipients Click here for details. Read more…

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  • Addictions and Mental Health - Strategies for Complex Issues

    Wed, Nov. 17, 2021 All Day

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    This workshop explores the experience of living with an addiction and mental health concern, reviews contributing and protective factors, and provides strategies that respects the person and supports their health. Some of the Topics Included: · The Links Between Mental Health and Addiction · Barriers to Getting Help · Assessing for Co-Occurring Issues · Goal Setting and Collaborative Intervention · Safety and Harm Reduction Planning Click... Read more…

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  • Harm Reduction - A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control

    Thu, Nov. 18, 2021 All Day

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    This workshop provides practical strategies for working with individuals, families, and communities within a harm reduction framework. Some of the Topics Included: · Guiding Principles of Harm Reduction · Exploring What Needs Are Being Met · Working with People Where They are At · Measuring Motivation, Readiness, and Confidence · A Relational Approach to Harm Reduction Click here for details. Read more…

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