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March 2018

Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: Youth and Emerging Adults – Webinar

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of key ways in which violence risk assessment practices should be developmentally informed when working with adolescents and transition age youth (12 to 25 years old or so). First, although many of the risk and protective factors relevant to older adults also are relevant to adolescents, certain factors are particularly important during specific developmental periods, including key periods of transition. Second, the six to seven year period typically associated with adolescence (i.e., 12 to…

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently (Ottawa)

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

Many of the challenges that we experience are based on irrational and unhelpful thought patterns that impact both our feelings and our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a time-sensitive, structured and present-oriented form of counselling that focuses on problem solving and teaching individuals how to modify these distorted patterns of thinking. CBT is also one of the most well-known, researched and practiced forms of therapy available to us. This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and…

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Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories (London)

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
London

We are all influenced by stories. In some of these stories, we are active players; other stories are thrust upon us. When problems occur (as they inevitably do), “problem stories” have a tendency to overshadow other stories. A narrative counselling framework seeks to explore the numerous stories that shape and influence identity, problems and preferred directions in life. Narrative therapy has been found to be a useful approach to many problems such as addictions, trauma and mental health concerns. In…

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Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories (Ottawa)

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

We are all influenced by stories. In some of these stories, we are active players; other stories are thrust upon us. When problems occur (as they inevitably do), “problem stories” have a tendency to overshadow other stories. A narrative counselling framework seeks to explore the numerous stories that shape and influence identity, problems and preferred directions in life. Narrative therapy has been found to be a useful approach to many problems such as addictions, trauma and mental health concerns. In…

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently (Thunder Bay)

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thunder Bay

Many of the challenges that we experience are based on irrational and unhelpful thought patterns that impact both our feelings and our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a time-sensitive, structured and present-oriented form of counselling that focuses on problem solving and teaching individuals how to modify these distorted patterns of thinking. CBT is also one of the most well-known, researched and practiced forms of therapy available to us. This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and…

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Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour

March 26 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 4:00 pm
Toronto

2-DAY OR 3-DAY COURSE March 26 and 27, 2018 | DAY 1 & 2 The Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) certificate program is an intensive and highly effective method of managing aggressive children, youth or adults. It is a skills-based training program designed to help child and youth workers, mental health professionals and anyone else who would like to learn how to safely manage aggressive behaviour in children and youth or adults. UMAB begins with a breakdown of the…

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Healthy Canada Conference 2018: Personalized Health and Wellness

March 27 @ 8:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto

Applying precision across the health system, from prevention to health care to workplace wellness is the next frontier of Canadian health innovation The concept of precision or personalized medicine is increasingly becoming a reality. Put simply, medical decisions, practices, policies, and programs, and/or products are tailored to the individual patient based on their predicted response or disease risk. This precision approach to interventions across all pillars of health presents unique opportunities to enhance health and well-being for all Canadians while…

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Cultural Safety: Ethical and Equitable Health Care for Indigenous Patients, Families, and Communities

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous Health Care, an orientation that imperative for members of settler society to offer ethical care to Indigenous clients, patients, families, and communities. Consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action, cultural safety asks members of settler society to critically reflect on personal and collective culture, history, colonial context, dominant historical narratives, as well as Indigenous voice and experience.

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Population-based Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Canada

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar

This webinar will be facilitated/presented in English with simultaneous interpretation available in French. Population-based Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Canada Given that FASD is the leading known preventable birth defect and cause of developmental delay among Canadians, it is crucial to estimate the prevalence of this disorder. To date, there have been no rigorous population-based active case ascertainment epidemiological studies of FASD previously undertaken in the general population of Canada. Join Dr. Svetlana Popova as she discusses…

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Accessing ABI Services in the GTA – Adult Day Services & Groups

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) Cota March of Dimes Canada Mind Forward (previously PHDABIS) Behavioural PACE Independent Living West Park Healthcare Centre

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Why Gender Inclusive Language Matters for Health Equity

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Webinar

This webinar will explain key concepts of gender inclusivity and gender inclusive language and will provide an overview of the importance of gender inclusivity in health care. Health Quality Ontario (HQO) recognizes the importance of supporting gender inclusivity in health care settings and, as a result, is developing internal best practice guidelines regarding gender inclusive language. Its initiative builds on recent work by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Association of Midwives. This webinar is…

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April 2018

Mental Health & Cities Summit

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Toronto

Cities are increasingly on the front lines of unmet mental health needs - from increasing service demands and budgetary pressures to emerging issues and growing stresses on our diverse residents, urban neighbourhoods and campuses. The Mental Health & Cities Summit will bring together politicians, academics, front line practitioners, employers, and those who see and feel the impact of mental health in their communities every day, with a mandate to identify and drive areas for impact and change. Mayor John Tory…

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6th Annual Mental Health Law for Children and Youth

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar

Engage with experts and peers on the most pressing current and emerging issues in mental health law for children and youth. Developed based on your requests for a program that would bring together legal, health care, mental health, education and law enforcement professionals….you’ll walk away with knowledge, tools, strategies and tactics that will help you tackle these complex legal issues in your day-to-day working life. Legal rights and responsibilities in mental heal law are numerous and complex. When the issues…

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Autism – Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning and Challenging Behaviours (Ottawa)

April 9 @ 9:00 am - April 10 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

Working with individuals who have autism can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges. With recent reports indicating that an increasing number of individuals are on the autism spectrum, a greater number of care providers are encountering individuals with autism as part of their work and life. While every person with autism is unique, many face similar challenges. The primary focus of this workshop is to provide practical strategies for working with high need individuals…

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Autism – Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning and Challenging Behaviours (Mississauga)

April 11 @ 9:00 am - April 12 @ 4:00 pm
Mississauga

Working with individuals who have autism can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges. With recent reports indicating that an increasing number of individuals are on the autism spectrum, a greater number of care providers are encountering individuals with autism as part of their work and life. While every person with autism is unique, many face similar challenges. The primary focus of this workshop is to provide practical strategies for working with high need individuals…

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Summit on Children & Youth Mental Health

April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto
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12th Annual Risk & Recovery Forensic Conference

April 12 @ 8:30 am - April 13 @ 4:30 pm
Hamilton Hamilton,

Presented by McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Forensic Program and Mental Health and Addiction Program. A conference for professionals working in: Mental Health, Probation & Parole, Corrections, Legal Services, Police. April 11th, 2018 – Pre-Conf. Workshop APRIL 12th & 13th 2018 Sheraton Hotel, Hamilton, Ontario Keynote Speakers: Mr. & Mrs. Bouvier Dr. Anne Crocker Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan Dr. Kevin Nunes Dr. Richard Temblay Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from experts in Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Recovery!

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Mindfulness: Clinical and Personal Applications

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

This one day highly interactive workshop will introduce healthcare professionals to mindfulness, its clinical and personal applications. The primary focus will be on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for which there is the most evidence. The program will move between didactic and experiential sessions to give participants an introduction to this work from the inside out.

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Grounding Trauma: Challenging Paradigms & Innovative Solutions

April 17 @ 8:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
Alliston

Challenging Paradigms: Within the health and helping field we aim to explore what isn’t working and why in a detailed exploratory way. What are our fears? What stifles progress? Why are some organizations proactive and dynamic while others are not. We will be controversial and seek to address ways to change the culture of support/trauma, review language and barriers, assess various approaches, research programs and other ideas that need to be dissected and repaired. Innovative Solutions: We are also interested…

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2018 Canadian Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting – Advances in Care: From the Individual to the Technology

April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm
Montreal QC

On behalf of the 2018 Scientific Planning Committee for the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS), it is with great excitement we announce that early bird conference registration is now open for the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)! This year, the conference will be held in beautiful Montreal April 19 to 21 at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. The theme of the 2018 ASM is “Advances in Care: From the Individual to the Technology”. Topics that will be explored at this year’s meeting include:…

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