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March 2019

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently [Ottawa]

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

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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April 2019

Mental Health in the Capital 2019

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

Mental Health in the Capital 2018 conference brought together public and private sector experts for one day to explore the challenges and best practices in workplace mental health. Building on the discussions from last year, we are lengthening the program and offering more opportunities to engage in the conversation at Mental Health in the Capital 2019 #MHC2019.

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

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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Restorative Justice – Guiding Principles for Schools and Communities

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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How do we respond meaningfully to harmful or criminal actions? Based on the principles of restorative justice, this workshop offers a framework for answering this question in your own context. The philosophy of restorative justice invites people to look beyond a merely punitive view of justice and discipline. Instead, it focuses on the needs of everyone involved, emphasizing direct accountability, reparation, prevention, dialogue, and in some cases, renewed relationship. If you work in a school, community, government, or other organizational…

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

April 23 @ 9:00 am - April 24 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

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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Mental Health Awareness and Support

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

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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May 2019

Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

The ability to thrive and manage life’s difficulties is greatly influenced by our mental wellbeing from an early age. Children and youth need supports in their lives to help navigate the challenges that come along with mental health, and to connect them with the necessary support and services. This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses.…

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Grounded in Experience: ​Rebuilding After Trauma and Strategies for Recovery

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

Trauma gives many of us the most explicit possible experience of our humanity. Whether we're working with our own, or that of somebody else, how we listen to and talk about stories of trauma can hold us back or build us anew. Join us with Mark Henick for a very special day long workshop as he explores life after trauma, how he got there, and what he has learned along the way. Mark's TEDx talk on suicide is one of…

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Navigating Difficult Client Relationships

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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For those who work in a helping role, it can be very challenging when clients are vulnerable, stressed-out, or quick to engage in conflict. Complicating matters is that difficult dynamics in the relationship are often amplified by different styles of communicating. This workshop reviews what contributes to these challenges, including the intra-personal, inter-personal, and organizational factors. By looking at case studies, participants will learn how to alter their interactions with clients they find difficult in order to transform unhealthy relational…

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June 2019

Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$209 – $235

Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can contribute to a negative transformation of a helper’s own sense of safety, and of being competent and purposeful. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both…

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November 2019

Issues of Substance 2019

November 25 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

The theme for CCSA's IOS 2019 conference is Evidence and Perspectives​, Compassion and Action. Substance use and addiction are serious concerns in Canada. They have a negative impact on individuals' relationships and responsibilities wit​hin communities, workplaces, volunteer organizations and educational institutions. In addition, substance use costs our society an estimated $38 billion per year.​ The current landscape in the field of substance use and addiction in Canada is growing more complex. The need for research and action is greater than…

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