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May 2018

3rd Biennial Indigenous Health Conference: Walking Together

May 24 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Mississauga

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd biennial Indigenous Health Conference (IHC): Walking Together which will occur May 24–26th, 2018 in Toronto at the Hilton Meadowvale. This interdisciplinary conference is designed to help health care providers understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in health care approaches for Indigenous peoples. Health care providers can play a critical role as advocates and leaders for the improved health status of Indigenous individuals,…

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31st Annual Conference of the Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada

May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto
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2018 Child & Youth Mental Health Conference: Sexuality, addiction, and technology: Sexuality, addiction, and technology: The good, the bad, and the ugly

May 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

Topics Include: Psycho-Social Sexual Disorders Social Media Influences in Mental Health and Addiction Positive (and Negative) Online Tools and Resources related to Youth Mental Heath ECHO Project Learning Objectives: After attending this conference, participants will be able to: Identify the online resources that can be useful professionals working in youth mental health; Differentiate between “normal” sexual development, experimentation, and pathology in adolescent sexuality; Explain the influence that social media has on Mental Health and Addiction. Target Audience: This conference will…

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6th Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference

May 27 @ 8:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto

The Addictions and Mental Health Conference is the province's largest annual gathering of addiction and mental health workers, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders (Mississauga)

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mississauga

Many people who struggle with a mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery for people coping with both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined. Caregivers may often be at a loss for where to start – did the addictions cause the mental illness, did the mental illness cause the addictions or is there something else leading to both? This workshop provides a framework for working systemically with both issues at the same…

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Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessments: Gender and Sexuality – Webinar

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

In recent years, there has been a call for gender responsive policies, procedures, and services for assessing and managing risk for violence among women. In general, women are less likely to commit violence than men, and may commit violence for different reasons than men. These observations, coupled with the so called distinction between gender-neutral and gender-responsive risk factors, inspired the development of gender-responsive assessment tools. Questions also have arisen regarding the generalizability of risk assessment procedures for use with non-heterosexual…

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Mental Health and Addiction: Achieving a High Quality System of Care (South West LHIN Quality Symposium)

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stratford

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will host its 8th annual Quality Symposium on May 31 in Stratford, Ontario. This year promises to be another inspiring, exciting event. Our focus will be on how we can work together to ensure that individuals living with mental health and addictions issues are able to access high quality, integrated care that ensures a positive patient experience and outcomes.

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June 2018

19th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto
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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ (Mississauga)

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mississauga

For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal styles. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal…

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International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm
Antwerp Belgium Belgium

Service development is the laboratory of forensic mental health: Integrating science and treatment into outcome

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The Power of … Music & Children & Youth Mental Health

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

The final webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health. In this webinar, the power of music and its effects on children and youth mental health will be explored with concrete examples from the Music Therapy Program at Lutherwood. Brian, Lutherwood’s music therapist will identify and give examples of primary treatment interventions including: song-writing; improvisation; lyric analysis; singing; and modified/adapted instrument instruction. Examples of treatment goals facilitated using the described interventions…

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Motivating Change – Strategies for Approaching Resistance (Ottawa)

June 18 @ 9:00 am - June 19 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

Helping professionals regularly encounter challenging forms of resistance in their clients, and feel unable to respond in an effective way. This workshop is geared towards those new to working with resistant clients or professionals who are looking for new ways to facilitate the change process in the people they work with. Participants will be challenged to reassess their methods of interacting with resistant clients, and bring a new, collaborative, client-centered approach to their work. Drawing from the approaches of Motivational…

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Achieving Excellence Together 2018

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto

At Achieving Excellence Together 2018 (#AET18)​, Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks​ (LHINs) will bring together patients, caregivers, providers and key partners to celebrate innovation, integration and excellence in health care delivery across all sectors​. Delegates will leave this conference motivated to effect change and improve the patient experience in their community. Achieving Excellence Together is one of the most important annual health care conferences held in Ontario. The 2018 event will be held at the Beanfield Centre​, Exhibition Place,…

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Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
Banff AB

Campus Alberta Neuroscience and the Alberta Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia community are pleased to announce their second international conference, Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation, to take place June 20-22, 2018 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This event is in follow-up to a successful conference of the same name held in 2016. That conference brought together people of different fields and backgrounds and allowed for cross-disciplinary connections and…

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Motivating Change – Strategies for Approaching Resistance (Mississauga)

June 20 @ 9:00 am - June 21 @ 4:00 pm
Mississauga

Helping professionals regularly encounter challenging forms of resistance in their clients, and feel unable to respond in an effective way. This workshop is geared towards those new to working with resistant clients or professionals who are looking for new ways to facilitate the change process in the people they work with. Participants will be challenged to reassess their methods of interacting with resistant clients, and bring a new, collaborative, client-centered approach to their work. Drawing from the approaches of Motivational…

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Working Memory: Implications for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, and Legal Professionals – Webinar

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

Working memory can be defined as the ability to temporarily store information while this information is being actively processed. Working memory requires individuals to exhibit attentional control while managing and manipulating relevant information across the span of a few seconds. The capacity to perform this executive function is critical in everyday tasks such as linguistic comprehension, cognitive reasoning, problem solving, decision making, and learning in general. Common among individuals with learning (e.g., dyslexia) and behavioral (e.g., ADHD) disorders, deficits in…

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Adult Attachment in Clinical Practice: Understanding & Treating Insecure Adult Attachment

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 4:00 pm
Stratford

Relationships with caregivers in the early years have a profound influence on an adult’s self-perceptions, perception of others and his/her capacity for healthy intimate relationships. Adults with secure attachments and healthy adult relationships usually had early experiences of consistent nurturing and care from parents or caregivers. Adults with insecure attachments and unhealthy relationships, on the other hand, usually had early experiences of inconsistent nurturing, rejection or even severe neglect and abuse. The good news is that adults with insecure attachments…

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Facing the Pain: Enhancing Resilience in Front-Line Workers

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

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
London
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Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks (Toronto)

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

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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