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September 2020

Diversity in Action: Mental Health for the Underserved -OAMHP Annual Conference

September 24 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm
$275 – $375

This year, our Annual Conference will focus on helping meet the mental health needs of those often underserved within our communities. With over 50 CECs worth of workshops to attend and sessions including on-demand learning materials and interactive live events, this year’s virtual conference has something for everyone. When you register for the conference, not only do you gain access to incredible professional development, but you will also have access to informative and relevant keynote speakers and to an online…

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Diversity and Culture: Strategies for Working with Differences

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

When diversity and cultural differences lead to misunderstandings or distrust, they are often viewed as challenges to manage within our work environments. However, they are better viewed as valuable assets to organizational health. This workshop examines specific elements of diversity and culture as they relate to communicating, power differentials, and experiences of discrimination. Participants will learn strategies for working with differences and promoting inclusion in the workplace.

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ADHD and FASD: Similarities, Differences, and Clinical and Forensic Implications

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder defined by pervasive inattention and hyperactivity. These symptoms can severely interfere with functioning in school, work, social, and home settings. ADHD typically emerges during childhood or adolescence and carries on into adulthood for approximately half of all cases. This disorder afflicts over 5% of children and 2% of adults in the general population. Prevalence rates of ADHD are even higher among subpopulations like youths and adults entangled in the criminal justice system. In…

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October 2020

Mindfulness Counselling Strategies: Activating Compassion and Regulation

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm
$409 – $459

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to first teach participants to develop these skills for themselves. From this base, the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counselling work is explored. In this highly experiential training, participants will practice mindfulness, regulation, and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. The skills learned are relevant and applicable for working…

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Managing Difficult Phone Calls

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

Handling difficult interactions on the phone is a challenging task, especially if the caller is in a heightened state of emotion. For many, the ability to navigate difficult phone conversations with respect and professionalism is an essential workplace skill. This workshop is designed to provide practical strategies for dealing with clients and customers over the phone who are in a heightened emotional state. Participants will learn over-the-phone techniques for de-escalating anger, resolving conflict, and communicating effectively.

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When All the Time You Have Is Now: Walk-in clinics and single-session therapy

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - October 2 @ 4:00 pm
$225

Walk-in clinics and other forms of quick access to services have become a key part of the landscape of service delivery in Ontario as outlined in the policy paper, “No More, No Less: Brief Mental Health Services for Children and Youth" (Duvall, J., Young, K.,Kays-Burden, A.,2012). Narrative therapy ideas and practices provide therapists with ways of quickly engaging people in deeply meaningful and useful conversations. These practices are a perfect fit for settings in which just a brief encounter with…

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Fierce Self-Compassion

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Recurring Event
$199 – $225

Since the publication of Kristin Neff's ground-breaking book Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. But that has generally focused on the gentle version of self-compassion, which involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way. We comfort and soothe ourselves when in pain, just as we might for a friend who is struggling. We give ourselves our own kind attention and care rather than cutting ourselves down with…

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Balancing Acceptance and Change

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

People who struggle to regulate their intense emotional experiences often feel like they are at the mercy of reactive coping patterns. It can seem like these emotional storms hijack their behaviour, take control of their thinking, and hurt their relationships with other people and themselves. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) provides concepts and skills to help people have more choices, become more emotionally calm, and be more present in their lives. This workshop explores key concepts and useful skills such as…

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Mindfulness As a Counselling Tool

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$32.99

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This webinar explores the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counselling work. Viewers will learn mindfulness, regulation, and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. The skills learned are relevant and applicable for working with clients of all ages—from children to elders.

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Worker Wellness in Complicated Times: Grief, Self-Care, and Collective Care

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

$99 – $139

Noticing, Naming, and Navigating This New Reality How are you doing—really? What supports you in this time? What else do you need? What more could your agency be considering as things move forward? For workers in this sector, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged when agencies were already responding to the complex front lines in the work with HIV, Hep, and Harm Reduction: individual and systemic oppression and marginalization, physical and mental health, homelessness, poverty, violence and racism, etc. Our organizations have…

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Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional…

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Tools for Thinking Differently

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

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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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Balancing Acceptance and Change

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

People who struggle to regulate their intense emotional experiences often feel like they are at the mercy of reactive coping patterns. It can seem like these emotional storms hijack their behaviour, take control of their thinking, and hurt their relationships with other people and themselves. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) provides concepts and skills to help people have more choices, become more emotionally calm, and be more present in their lives. This workshop explores key concepts and useful skills such as…

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Effectively Working with People Using Crystal Meth

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Sanda Kazazic is passionate about working with individuals dealing with housing, mental health and substance use challenges from a person-centered, harm reduction, trauma informed, low-barrier approach and creating safe, inclusive space for program and service delivery. She is currently the Drop-in Manager at All Saints Church Community Centre in Downtown Toronto East. Learning Objectives: Increase understanding of complex dynamics of crystal meth use particularly among people experiencing homelessnessGain knowledge of practical skills for working with people experiencing psychosis due to…

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Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health For All (MH4A) Conference – Virtual Conference

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference plays a unique role in uniting the people and ideas that exemplify mental health in Canada. The Canadian Mental Health Association‘s MH4A Conference is an important place of convergence, where service providers, front-line workers, researchers, funders, policy makers and people with lived experience of mental health problems and mental illnesses come together to set the agenda. The theme of this year’s conference is Hope in an Age of Uncertainty. This year’s objective is…

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Balancing Acceptance and Change

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

People who struggle to regulate their intense emotional experiences often feel like they are at the mercy of reactive coping patterns. It can seem like these emotional storms hijack their behaviour, take control of their thinking, and hurt their relationships with other people and themselves. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) provides concepts and skills to help people have more choices, become more emotionally calm, and be more present in their lives. This workshop explores key concepts and useful skills such as…

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Trauma: Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

October 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
$409 – $459

Trauma is a wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. As a result, the impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed. Protective steps for enhancing helper wellbeing are also provided. Participants will learn key principles and strategies for working with…

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Canadian Association on Gerontology 49th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm
Regina, SK Regina, SK Canada + Google Map
$395 – $420

CAG2020 is the 49th 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.

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Hoarding & Trauma: Myths and Realities Explained

October 23 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
$15 – $30

Join us as we delve into the challenging world of hoarding and trauma, debunking myths about the relationships between the two. World class experts will be presenting and available for direct interactions with participants. In addition to the presentations there will be a 60 minute interactive case discussion which is limited to the first 80 participants that register. During this time attendees will be split into virtual 'rooms', each with a knowledgeable facilitator and given a case to discuss and…

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

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 communication styles. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of…

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