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October 2018

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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21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto

Empowering Individuals & Communities: An Ethical and Holistic Approach to Wellbeing

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Mindful Psychotherapy 2018

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Toronto

The MSPI Mindful Psychotherapy 6-day skills-based workshop trains participants in how to clinically apply and teach mindfulness meditation in psychotherapy, using an emotion-focused mindfulness therapy approach that emphasizes therapeutic presence and empathic following and responding to emotions as adaptive resources in meditation and therapeutic encounters with clients. Emotion-focused mindfulness therapy integrates emerging secular Buddhist perspectives and meditation practice into emotion-focused therapy to enhance the ability of clinical mindfulness to deepen experiencing, transform deeply conditioned maladaptive emotional patterns, and cultivate human…

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Peace of Minds Walk – Toronto

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Toronto

The Peace of Minds Walk is Schizophrenia Society of Ontario's signature fundraising event, held in communities across Ontario. Over the years the Peace of Minds Walk has raised over $1 Million in support of the programs and services that directly assist those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis.

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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
Toronto

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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Mental Health for All

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm
Montreal QC

The Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference plays a unique role in uniting the people and ideas that exemplify mental health in Canada. Now in its third year, the 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 illnesses come together to set the agenda. The theme of this year’s conference is “Ahead by a century: the shape of things to come”.…

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Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma for Direct Service Providers

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

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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Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI): Trainer Certificate (6th Edition)

October 22 @ 9:30 am - October 26 @ 4:00 pm
Toronto

The intensive five-day train-the-trainer course provides care staff with an in-house training capacity in the TCI curriculum which is an approved crisis intervention training program of the Ontario government. Note you can decide whether or not you want training for certification in the physical portion of the training. The purpose of TCI is to provide a crisis prevention and intervention model which will assist an organization in: > Preventing crises from occurring > De-escalating potential crises > Effectively managing acute…

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Dealing with Resistance in Treatment: Getting Unstuck

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Newmarket

One of the most common reasons for poor outcome, early termination or even open hostility in sessions is related to a wall existing between the client and the service provider. This wall is known as “resistance.” Attempting to tear down the wall can lead to further distance being created in the therapeutic relationship, early termination or regression. Resistance is a response to a perceived threat. When we find that a client is not moving towards goal achievement, resistance may be…

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Conference – Ontario Association of ACT and FACT

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Niagara Falls

The Ontario Association of ACT and FACT invites you to join us in Niagara Falls, Ontario for its biannual conference: Refresh Renew Refocus. You will enjoy two and a half full days of keynote presentations as well as workshop and poster presentations.

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Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium 2018

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto
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Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program Annual Conference

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
North Bay

The Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program (OPOP) is pleased to announce its 20th annual conference, “Innovative Approaches to Outreach.” The OPOP conference is a two day interactive event that brings together the OPOP network of collaborators and key stakeholders. The annual OPOP conference is an opportunity to participate in shared professional development, thought provoking presentations and interactive discussions to support and challenge each other to provide the highest quality service possible to the areas we serve.

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Toronto Neurology Update

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto

This year’s conference is directed to helping non-neurologists like general practitioners, general internists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, emergency physicians and others improve their skills and knowledge with regards to evaluating patients with common neurological presentations. Plenary sessions and workshops will cover topics in Stroke, Headache, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia, and will also include skills workshops allowing participants to improve their neurological examination.

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Understanding how to navigate the health system: A guide for citizens

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

This webinar describes the building blocks of Ontario’s health system, as well as how those building blocks are used to provide care in the province. The material covered will ensure citizens, patients and caregivers are better positioned to advocate for the changes they want to see in their system when opportunities arise.

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November 2018

Let’s Talk Cannabis! Interactive Youth Education Session on Cannabis and Mental Health

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hamilton Hamilton,

Cannabis is legal ... but is it safe to use? Early and regular marijuana use has been associated with an increased risk of psychosis and schizophrenia. Youth are especially vulnerable.

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

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

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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Addictions & Mental Health Ontario Leadership Forum, AGM and Community of Practice

November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto

About the Community of Practice meetings The community of practice meetings are conducted twice a year (May, after the conference & November) and provide an opportunity for colleagues to meet and share information around innovative program delivery, challenges in program delivery, current trends and much more. The break-out meetings are currently divided into residential treatment, community treatment, withdrawal management services, supportive housing, and youth services. About the Leadership Forum Our Leadership Forum will focus on how we can work together…

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Challenging Behaviours in Youth – Strategies for Intervention [Toronto]

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toronto

For those who work with youth, managing challenging behaviours that interfere with development, learning, or success can be both frustrating and exhausting. This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Participants will analyze the effectiveness of their current approach and develop insights into what is happening when attempts at intervention do not work. Guidelines for structuring interactions for positive outcomes will be given, and a coaching…

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