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July 2020

Providing Support Remotely: Strategies for Helping From a Distance

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$119

Human beings are built to connect. Our health and resilience are strengthened by interactions with others, which is why it’s natural for us to have a preference for in-person, face-to-face support during times of struggle. However, the realities of COVID-19 and social distancing have forced helpers to adapt how we connect and offer support. This workshop explores the benefits and challenges around supporting others remotely. Practical strategies for how to intentionally engage with others when we are not able to…

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Mental Health Counselling Skills Certificate Program

July 13 @ 10:00 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm
$2499

In the summer of 2020, CTRI is offering a unique opportunity to complete our 10-day Certificate Program over a two-week period. This program provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support individuals struggling with mental health. The training will start on Monday, July 13, 2020 and concluding Friday, July 24, 2020. There will be a 2-day break on the weekend of July 18-19, 2020. Certificate Program Workshops Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of…

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Restorative Justice: Facilitating Dialogue

July 14 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 4:00 pm
$599 – $699

A restorative justice approach works to repair harm and strengthen communities where wrong has occurred. It seeks to meet the needs of those harmed, while also considering the causes of the wrongful behavior in order to promote accountability and growth for the one who caused harm. This highly experiential workshop utilizes a trauma-informed approach, and provides frameworks for identifying and responding to the needs of all those who were impacted by the wrong. Participants will be trained in the philosophy…

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Balancing Acceptance and Change

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$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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Hidden in Plain Sight: Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse Peoples’ Experiences of Homelessness in Canada

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This virtual roundtable explores the key findings of The State of Housing Need & Homelessness for Women in Canada, an expansive literature review commissioned by the Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network. We explore what we do and don’t know about homelessness for women, girls, and gender diverse peoples in Canada, and why women’s homelessness has remained a crisis for decades. We will outline 8 key challenges and opportunities for change we face as a country, discussing the important role…

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Counselling at a Distance: Working with Homeless & Street Involved Clients

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$20 – $35

This 2.5 hour webinar will cover essential considerations for the delivery of services at a distance to clients without a permanent residence. We will cover ethical, practical and clinical issues in distance counselling, specifically as it applies to cell phone communications. Concerns specific to these populations will be explored. Ample time will be provided for questions.

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3 Day Intensive: Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

July 20 @ 10:30 am - July 22 @ 6:00 pm
$619

Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy is considered the “gold standard” treatment for many psychologicalconditions most commonly seen in the clinical setting. Despite it’s strong evidence base, manypractitioners have gone a more “integrative” route and surprisingly few have developed the advancedexpertise needed to deliver the most in-demand treatment effectively on a regular basis to a clientele that often remains “stuck.” If this describes you, don’t miss this opportunity! Join international CBT trainer and expert Dr. Jeff Riggenbach, for this three day intensive…

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$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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Trauma: Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
$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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The Basics of Therapeutic Conversations with Children: How to work with children when you’re not a child therapist

July 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$275

Therapy too often expects children to engage in adult conversation or ignores children because they are developmentally incapable of adult conversation. But what exactly do you do with children? Like many clinicians, when I stepped out of graduate school, I felt under-trained in working with children. This interactive, online training will give clinicians hands-on tools for working with children. Through simple play activities and discovery, attendees will learn to use toys and activities as conversational tools to not only increase…

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Brief Focused Counselling Skills: Strategies from Leading Frameworks

July 29 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
$459

Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. 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 counselling frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques from each of these frameworks will be explored, accompanied with experiential opportunities to…

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Working with Black Youth and Families Amidst Racial Trauma

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$67.80

Black youth and families have been experiencing racial trauma against their bodies for generations and this has contributed to the issues of physical and mental health and the way in which black people receive services.

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August 2020

The Brief & Narrative Therapy 5-Day Certificate Program – Summer Intensive

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, happening 5 times

$975

Narrative therapy is an excellent fit with both longer-term therapy and with time-sensitive services as it assists in creating an impactful, novel, and meaningful conversation quickly. 30 hours of thorough examination of Narrative Practices presented in clear, usable ways that can be taken into everyday therapeutic practice.

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Non-suicidal Self-injury in Adolescents: The role of emotion regulation in understanding and treating this urgent problem

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$137.50

Cutting. Burning. Extreme risk-taking. There has been an explosion of self-harm among teenagers in the last 10 years. Why? What could possibly drive young people, in the prime of their lives, to hurt themselves in such dramatic and wide-spread ways? This webinar will define a new (DSM-V) syndrome, called Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder. The epidemiology and prevalence will be described, along with an explanation of the underlying root causes of self-harm. The central roles of social media, emotion dysregulation, and insecure…

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Brief Focused Counselling Skills: Strategies from Leading Frameworks

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
$409 – $459

Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. 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 counselling frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques from each of these frameworks will be explored, accompanied with experiential opportunities to…

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The Brief & Narrative Therapy 5-Day Certificate Program – Summer Intensive

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, happening 5 times

$975

Narrative therapy is an excellent fit with both longer-term therapy and with time-sensitive services as it assists in creating an impactful, novel, and meaningful conversation quickly. 30 hours of thorough examination of Narrative Practices presented in clear, usable ways that can be taken into everyday therapeutic practice.

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The Brief & Narrative Therapy 5-Day Certificate Program – Summer Intensive

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, happening 5 times

$975

Narrative therapy is an excellent fit with both longer-term therapy and with time-sensitive services as it assists in creating an impactful, novel, and meaningful conversation quickly. 30 hours of thorough examination of Narrative Practices presented in clear, usable ways that can be taken into everyday therapeutic practice.

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Restorative Justice: Facilitating Dialogue

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
$599 – $699

A restorative justice approach works to repair harm and strengthen communities where wrong has occurred. It seeks to meet the needs of those harmed, while also considering the causes of the wrongful behavior in order to promote accountability and growth for the one who caused harm. This highly experiential workshop utilizes a trauma-informed approach, and provides frameworks for identifying and responding to the needs of all those who were impacted by the wrong. Participants will be trained in the philosophy…

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The Brief & Narrative Therapy 5-Day Certificate Program – Summer Intensive

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, happening 5 times

$975

Narrative therapy is an excellent fit with both longer-term therapy and with time-sensitive services as it assists in creating an impactful, novel, and meaningful conversation quickly. 30 hours of thorough examination of Narrative Practices presented in clear, usable ways that can be taken into everyday therapeutic practice.

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Mental Health Awareness and Support

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. It is essential that organizations build capacity to support those with mental health concerns because early identification and support typically leads to continued employee wellbeing. This workshop will explore factors affecting mental health, give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and, most importantly, how to be a support.…

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