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June 2018

Facing the Pain: Enhancing Resilience in Front-Line Workers

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working with human suffering on a daily basis and being sensitive to the despair, frustration and fear embodied in our clients does have an impact on us as workers. In order to be effective in our work we need to be grounded, hopeful and focused. In this session we will discuss 4 key strategies for enhancing and maintaining our capacity to be a conscious and resilient professional.

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July 2018

59th Annual Institute on Addiction Studies

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks (Toronto)

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 18 @ 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed to move beyond general counselling skills and offer increased capacity and confidence to those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base and current skill set. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths Based, Narrative and Solution-Focused frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques of each of these leading theoretical frameworks will be explored and be accompanied with experiential opportunities to assess and understand their application within a counselling context.

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August 2018

14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action

August 8 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing is being convened at the Chelsea Hotel and Ryerson University in the IFA’s home city of Toronto, Ontario on 8–10 August 2018. The Conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues. The conference is proud to be supported by an international network of partners. The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing –…

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Confabulation and Delusions: Similarities, Differences, and Clinical/Forensic Implications – Webinar

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

False beliefs such as confabulation and delusions can have serious consequences in criminal justice settings such as false confessions and wrongful convictions. For example, these false beliefs can limit an individual’s capacity to make informed legal decisions like waiving legal rights (e.g., Miranda rights and the right to an attorney), confessing to a crime, or entering a plea. Further, false beliefs may limit an individual’s competency to stand trial or serve as a witness. Despite these issues, professionals working in…

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September 2018

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada: Ontario – Stronger Connections = Stronger Communities

September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 14 @ 5:00 pm

Leading the change in care for mental health and addiction, the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada will feature leading international researchers, clinicians, and policymakers who will provide evidence-based clinical knowledge gained through decades of care.

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The Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service Conference: Exploring Risk & Recovery in Dual Diagnosis

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm

CAMH's Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service is pleased to present a conference to promote knowledge sharing between the developmental and mental health sectors in the support of adults with developmental disabilities that have come into contact with the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems. Breakfast and lunch provided. Posters and Caversham Books on site.

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FASD in the Criminal Justice System; and Concurrent Disorders and Models of Intervention

September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 4:30 pm

Presented by the Kenora-Rainy River District Local Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee.

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Creative Interventions for Children & Youth

September 27 @ 9:00 am - September 28 @ 4:30 pm

Mental illness is increasingly threatening the lives of our children; with Canada's youth suicide rate the third highest in the industrialized world (CMHA). Now, more than ever before, helping professionals need to be trained in effective strategies for working with children & youth if they will be interacting with this population, even if this group is not their primary clinical focus. At the same time, many helping professionals feel ill equipped to help. This is especially true for those who…

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Embodied Attachment Introduction: Transform Stuck Patterns into Life Affirming Connections

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If I’m wired to connect how come I still feel empty and alone? One of the main reasons post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t resolve is due to the underlying, unresolved attachment issues. Our bodies, minds, and hearts are wired to connect. When connection(s) are broken, or betrayed, especially while growing up the internal patterns become disorganized, remaining that way despite how one appears externally. Research indicates that one in four people has a secure attachment style (Brown, Elliott, et al, 2016)-…

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October 2018

2018 Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Annual Conference: Justice and Mental Health

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

The courts have often become the emergency rooms for unaddressed mental health issues. The 2018 conference will assess the tools available to the justice system to manage such issues when they arise with respect to witnesses, persons accused, and litigants.

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Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Vancouver BC

CAG2018 is the 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Canada’s premier association of those who work, research or have an interest in the field of aging. CAG members receive reduced rates to attend CAG2018, among other benefits.

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Principles and Practices of Trauma-Informed Care

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 19 @ 4:30 pm

This practical, interactive workshop will provide a foundation of principles and skills to integrate in clinical and community settings that do not necessarily provide trauma treatment but that nonetheless strive to be trauma informed. The trauma-informed approach can be applied to settings including (but not limited to) Social Services, child welfare agencies, schools, homeless shelters & women's shelters, addiction agencies, clergy & health care settings. The workshop will cover: Day 1: Fundamentals of Trauma and Attachment The impact of various…

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International Corrections and Prisons Association’s 20th AGM & Conference

October 21 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Montreal QC

Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward

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Fourth International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health

October 21 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm

LEPH2018 is a must attend conference for you. Be part of this biennial conference exploring the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health, involving practitioners, policy makers and researchers from these and other related sectors. Understanding this common ground is critically important, with many current social, humanitarian, security and broad public health issues requiring an inter-sectoral approach. In this emerging field it is important to bring together practitioners, policymakers and academics to explore the nature of the…

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Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma for Direct Service Providers

October 22 @ 9:00 am - October 23 @ 4:00 pm

Anxious and disorganized early attachment patterns intertwined with early childhood trauma (emotional deprivation, physical /sexual abuse) and the strain of adversity or ongoing victimization may lead some clients to experience chronic and complex intrapsychic and interpersonal reactions. For some individuals, their adult lives are filled with a pool of unmet needs, a legacy of interpersonal turmoil, a range of disruptive trauma reactions and a deficit of skill, motivation and support to move beyond their past. These individuals may become chronically…

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November 2018

Ontario Association of Social Workers’ (OASW) Biennial Provincial Conference

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

The Ontario Association of Social Workers' (OASW) Biennial Provincial Conference is the largest knowledge mobilization event of its kind for social workers and social service workers in Ontario. This year's event will draw over 300 practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, academics and social work students for 1.5 days of interactive discussions on current and innovative best practice in mental health across settings. The curated conference program will facilitate a multi-directional flow of information amongst and between attendees and leaders in the field,…

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National Conference on Ending Homelessness

November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 7 @ 5:00 pm
Hamilton Hamilton,

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness arms policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness.

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Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Illness

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is pleased to invite your organization to participate in the 3rd annual CANADIAN EDUCATORS CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH. This conference is being held at The International Centre in Toronto, Ontario – November 8-9, 2018 – watch this website for more information and updates. We are bringing together 300+ educators and school board leaders to discuss mental health issues, learn about the latest research and best practices, and distribute tools, techniques and action plans to…

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Toronto ABI Network Conference

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm

Join leaders and colleagues from across the ABI community for one of Canada's leading ABI conferences. If you are a healthcare or community service provider, a legal representative, an individual living with the effects of an ABI or their caregiver, you won't want to miss it.

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