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October 2019

35th Annual Crisis Workers Society of Ontario Conference

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
$525 – $570

This year's theme "Survive & Thrive" is all about moving beyond surviving and toward thriving. Our dynamic speakers will explore issues related to workplace trauma, human trafficking, addiction and healing.

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Integrating The Science of Neuroplasticity into Your Counselling & Coaching

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$249

This workshop will give you an understanding of the plastic nature of our brains and how you, as a therapist, coach or counsellor can tap into this nature both directly and indirectly. In understanding the basic concepts of neuroplasticity, you will learn how to craft your interactions, teachings, and exercises in a client-centric manner, to guide your patients and clients to create the kind of change in their world they have come to you to achieve.

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Specialized Violence – Self-Directed Violence

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

This webinar on Specialized Violence – Self-Directed Violence is presented by Dr. Brianne Layden. Suicidal self-directed violence occurs in nearly every country and causes substantial personal and societal burden. This webinar will review conceptual and definitional issues related to suicidal self-directed violence, with a focus on distinguishing this behaviour from non-suicidal self-injury. In addition, the nature of the problem will be discussed on a global scale, as well as within specific populations and settings. Currently, many professionals rely on unstructured…

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Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs

October 3 @ 2:00 am - 2:30 am
Free

The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) presents a webinar on "Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs". Housing First work is both inspiring and intense. How can we manage the impact this can have on the emotional, physical, and mental health of Housing First staff? During this webinar, you will: discuss and practice strategies, including mindfulness, a highly researched practice that promotes well-being and reduces anxiety; explore the theoretical and biological…

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10th Canadian Conference on Dementia

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Quebec QC Quebec, QC Canada + Google Map
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Collective Care – Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First programs

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) presents a webinar on… Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs Housing First work is both inspiring and intense. How can we manage the impact this can have on the emotional, physical, and mental health of Housing First staff? During this webinar, you will: discuss and practice strategies, including mindfulness, a highly researched practice that promotes well-being and reduces anxiety; explore the theoretical and biological…

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Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt & Shame

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$199 – $219

For decades the therapeutic work of PTSD was processing fear, helplessness and horror. Recently the DSM has expanded the definition of PTSD to include guilt and shame. Evidence-based research indicates that unprocessed/unresolved guilt and shame are risk factors for developing and maintaining PTSD symptoms as well as compromising the healing process for clients with Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma. In this workshop we will define guilt and shame and outline their similarities and differences. We will review the different subtypes…

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Peer Support: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for the Ontario Peer Development Initiative’s 2019 conference: “Peer Support: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future”. At this year's conference we want to honour the past and what got us to where we are now. Treasure the present, and celebrate our accomplishments. Then we want to continue the conversations on what we can do to help shape the future of peer support. Our lineup this year offers a keynote address chronicling 25 years in…

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Medical Psychiatry Alliance 2019 Annual Conference

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

Each year the MPA Conference attracts a range of healthcare professionals, trainees, patients and family members who are dedicated to transforming the lives of patients living with both mental and physical health issues. The MPA was designed to create new models of care and to train current and future healthcare providers to better support patients and families with co-occurring mental and physical health conditions. Attendees to this year’s conference will learn about capacity building efforts in new models of care,…

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Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$219 – $249

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

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Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$219 – $249

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

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Working with Violent, Suicidal and Self-destructive Adolescents

October 10 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm
$550

Adolescents presenting with explosive and violent, highly oppositional, school disruptive, serious eating-distressed, heavy substance abuse and self-injury, and delinquent behaviors can be a nightmare to work with even for the most seasoned of therapists. Often, these youth come from families characterized by emotional disconnection, invalidation, and other destructive interactions. The adolescents’ extreme and provocative behaviors attract helping professionals and concerned members from their social networks like a magnet. To further complicate matters, the larger systems professionals often are divided regarding…

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Trauma Informed Practice with Indigenous Children and Youth

October 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Frances Fort Frances, ON Canada + Google Map
$139.22 – $198.88

From an Indigenous perspective, trauma-informed care is a strengths-based, person, family and community-centered approach which starts with an understanding of trauma, its prevalence among service users and its potential impacts on holistic health, behaviour and relationships.

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Minding the Gap: A Conversation on Mental Health & Treatment Innovation

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

New developments in the way we understand and treat mental illness have the potential to revolutionize care for the many people who are affected. From digital to genetic therapies and beyond, join us to commemorate World Mental Health Day and have a conversation on mental health and treatment innovation. This event will feature Dr. Shreejoy Tripathy (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) and Dr. Payal Agarwal (Women’s College Hospital) who will share their experiences working on the cutting edge of…

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The Human Trafficking Crisis in Ontario: A Community Event to Help Educate the Public on HT Prevention and Awareness

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Please join us for an important panel discussion on the Human Trafficking Crisis in Ontario: A Community Event to Help Educate the Public on HT Prevention and Awareness Our guest speakers include: Shelley Gilbert, Social Work Services, Legal Assistance of WindsorJennifer Richardson, Director of Ontario Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office, Ministry of Children, Community and Social ServicesDetective Staff Sergeant Coyer Yateman, Anti-Human Trafficking Investigation Unit, Ontario Provincial PoliceJulie Neubauer, Toronto Anti-Human Trafficking Services, Covenant House Toronto

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Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$219 – $249

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

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Whole Campus, Healthy Communities

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
$100 – $150

Campuses are the sites of a wide range of mental health challenges, from exam-related stress and roommate relationship issues to anorexia and depression. A characteristic of a mental healthy campus would be students feeling safe and supported in talking about their concerns. At such a campus, everyone in the institution takes ownership of student success. Student affairs administrators, faculty, residence directors, and counsellors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they – along with many other campus…

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Dr. Gabor Maté | The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction from Heroin to Workaholism

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$225 – $250

This workshop, based on the best-selling book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common, whether the addiction is to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, or behavioural addictions such as shopping or sex. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to explain the roots of addiction and to encourage us to develop a compassionate approach towards the addicted individual; one…

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Supporting Our Most Challenging Children: Practical Techniques to Address Oppositionality, Rigidity and Other Challenging Behaviours in Therapeutic Settings

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$250 – $275
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Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$200 – $215

The suicide of a loved one can have a profound and sometimes devastating impact on those left behind, called suicide survivors. Bereavement after suicide may entail high levels of disorientation, guilt, regret, anger, shame, and trauma. Suicide loss survivors need a level of support that goes beyond traditional grief counseling. This workshop is designed for mental health professionals who provide grief therapy for suicide loss survivors. It will provide a focused overview of the impact of suicide on survivors, and…

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