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August 2021

Delivering community-based support for drug use and mental health disorders

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

A concurrent disorder is a condition where a person experiences both mental illness and a substance abuse disorder. Concurrent disorders can manifest in a variety of combinations for example anxiety disorder and alcohol abuse or bipolar disorder and opioid addiction and dependence etc. Experienced Practitioners will discuss challenges and best practices in delivering community-based support for drug use and mental health disorders.

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Non-suicidal, self-harm in adolescents: The role of emotion regulation in understanding and treating this urgent problem

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 widespread 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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September 2021

Autism in Adults: An Overview of Assessment and Interventions for Psychiatrists

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

With the recognition of autism as an ‘official’ diagnosis and the awareness of the importance of structured teaching the outcome of autism began to improve. This reflects both increased awareness, early diagnosis, and provision of effective intervention-based treatments. In this presentation we’ll discuss some of the aspects of these ‘secular’ change and the current state of outcome in autism spectrum disorder today. Adults presents special challenges for service. These include the following: some of the more cognitively able individuals go…

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Addictions and Mental Health: Strategies for Complex Issues

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

Many people who experience mental health concerns also live with an addiction. This webinar provides a framework for assisting people to move forward with healthy ways of coping. Participants will explore the experience of living with an addiction and mental health concerns, be provided with an understanding of contributing and protective factors, and learn how to integrate strategies in a way that respects the person and supports their health.

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Diversity and Culture: Strategies for Working with Differences

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

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 webinar examines specific elements of diversity and culture as they relate to communicating, power differentials, and experiences of discrimination.

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Trauma: Strategies for Counsellors

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

Working with people who have endured trauma can be difficult and confusing. This webinar provides a framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma. Protective steps for enhancing helper wellbeing are also provided. Viewers will learn key principles and strategies for working with trauma that apply to a diverse range of experiences and can be applied to all ages.

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

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 webinar is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. Viewers will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations.

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October 2021

Vicarious Trauma: Strategies for Supporting Resilience

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

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 webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both…

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November 2021

Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth: Strategies for Helping

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

Helpers are increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury. This webinar provides practical strategies for working with youth who are struggling with this complex issue. The topics covered include assessment, emotion regulation, replacement skills training, and contagion prevention. Viewers will gain new insights regarding self-injury behaviour in youth, along with tools for effective intervention.

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Solution Focused Therapy: Skills for Short-Term Counselling

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are important. This webinar provides an introduction and overview to the Solution-Focused Therapy Framework. Viewers will be guided through foundational ideology, strengths, and cautions. Some practical strategies and techniques will also be presented.

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Managing Difficult Phone Calls

November 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

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 webinar 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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December 2021

Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

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 webinar explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization.

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Ethics of Helping: Boundaries and Relationships

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

It is very common for anyone working in the helping profession to encounter ethical dilemmas. Ethics are at the heart of competent and effective practice for anyone in the helping field, particularly when managing boundaries and relationships. This webinar is designed to give individuals and organizations an opportunity to review common principles and standards for ethical practice that are relevant for their settings. Viewers will practice using an ethical decision-making process to work through common areas of ethical concerns and…

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