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August 2020

Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency Workshops

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$29 – $49

We will begin these workshops by exploring the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, using sexual- and gender-based violence as exampled of trauma. We will delve into the impacts of trauma on neurobiology, and discuss how science helps us understand symptoms of trauma in new ways. We will then look at trauma- and violence-informed care as a universal precaution that helps us to meet the needs of patients and clients more effectively. Using the newest research in resiliency, we will demonstrate specific…

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Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine and Withdrawal Options Webinar

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free
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The Brief & Narrative Therapy 5-Day Certificate Program – Summer Intensive

August 12 @ 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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The Effects of COVID-19 on the Illegal Drug Supply Webinar

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free
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The Brief & Narrative Therapy 5-Day Certificate Program – Summer Intensive

August 19 @ 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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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
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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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Towards Mental Wellness: In Conversation with Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX) is excited to announce that our next guest in the "In Conversation" series will be Dr. Oyedeji (Deji) Ayonrinde, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Queen’s University. We invite you to join us for a far-reaching conversation about mental health in this unprecedented time! Deji will draw from his extensive experience that spans several continents to share insights about how to manage anxiety in the context of COVID-19, and community-based…

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September 2020

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

September 2 @ 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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Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding and Supporting

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

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a clinical diagnosis that is often misunderstood. The experience associated with BPD involves intense emotional and behavioural challenges for both the individual and their relationships with the people around them. This workshop’s purpose is to increase the understanding of BPD from the perspective of all those impacted, including caregivers, family members, and those diagnosed. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore and better understand their own response as helpers when supporting individuals diagnosed with,…

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Current and Novel Approaches to Opioid Use Disorders: A medical module for physicians and non-physicians

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Session Goals & Objectives A medical module for physicians and non-physiciansCurrent updates on Opioid-Use Disorder, new treatments and approachesPolicy on opioid use treatment

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Vicarious Trauma: Strategies for Supporting Resilience

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$32.99 – $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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Worker Wellness in Complicated Times: Grief, Self-Care, and Collective Care

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

$99 – $139

Noticing, Naming, and Navigating This New Reality How are you doing—really? What supports you in this time? What else do you need? What more could your agency be considering as things move forward? For workers in this sector, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged when agencies were already responding to the complex front lines in the work with HIV, Hep, and Harm Reduction: individual and systemic oppression and marginalization, physical and mental health, homelessness, poverty, violence and racism, etc. Our organizations have…

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Vicarious Trauma: Strategies for Resilience

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

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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Providing Support Remotely: Strategies for Helping From a Distance

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$99 – $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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Worker Wellness in Complicated Times: Grief, Self-Care, and Collective Care

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

$99 – $139

Noticing, Naming, and Navigating This New Reality How are you doing—really? What supports you in this time? What else do you need? What more could your agency be considering as things move forward? For workers in this sector, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged when agencies were already responding to the complex front lines in the work with HIV, Hep, and Harm Reduction: individual and systemic oppression and marginalization, physical and mental health, homelessness, poverty, violence and racism, etc. Our organizations have…

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Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$250

This training will provide guidance to those providing mental health care to young people and their families around providing culturally competent care for diverse young people. The training will discuss various ways that young people and their families may have felt unheard or uncomfortable in mental health settings due to their racial and/or ethnic identity and will discuss approaches that practitioners can use to help decrease barriers to care for such young people and their families. This training will discuss…

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Addictions and Mental Illness: Working with Co-occurring Disorders

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Worker Wellness in Complicated Times: Grief, Self-Care, and Collective Care

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

$99 – $139

Noticing, Naming, and Navigating This New Reality How are you doing—really? What supports you in this time? What else do you need? What more could your agency be considering as things move forward? For workers in this sector, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged when agencies were already responding to the complex front lines in the work with HIV, Hep, and Harm Reduction: individual and systemic oppression and marginalization, physical and mental health, homelessness, poverty, violence and racism, etc. Our organizations have…

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October 2020

Mindfulness Counselling Strategies: Activating Compassion and Regulation

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm
$409 – $459

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to first teach participants to develop these skills for themselves. From this base, the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counselling work is explored. In this highly experiential training, participants will practice mindfulness, regulation, and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. The skills learned are relevant and applicable for working…

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Fierce Self-Compassion

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Recurring Event
$199 – $225

Since the publication of Kristin Neff's ground-breaking book Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. But that has generally focused on the gentle version of self-compassion, which involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way. We comfort and soothe ourselves when in pain, just as we might for a friend who is struggling. We give ourselves our own kind attention and care rather than cutting ourselves down with…

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Mindfulness As a Counselling Tool

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$32.99

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This webinar explores the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counselling work. Viewers will learn mindfulness, regulation, and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. The skills learned are relevant and applicable for working with clients of all ages—from children to elders.

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Worker Wellness in Complicated Times: Grief, Self-Care, and Collective Care

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

$99 – $139

Noticing, Naming, and Navigating This New Reality How are you doing—really? What supports you in this time? What else do you need? What more could your agency be considering as things move forward? For workers in this sector, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged when agencies were already responding to the complex front lines in the work with HIV, Hep, and Harm Reduction: individual and systemic oppression and marginalization, physical and mental health, homelessness, poverty, violence and racism, etc. Our organizations have…

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Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

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 workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional…

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Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health For All (MH4A) Conference – Virtual Conference

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference plays a unique role in uniting the people and ideas that exemplify mental health in Canada. The Canadian Mental Health Association‘s 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 mental illnesses come together to set the agenda. The theme of this year’s conference is Hope in an Age of Uncertainty. This year’s objective is…

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Balancing Acceptance and Change

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $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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November 2020

Addictions and Mental Illness: Working with Co-occurring Disorders

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth

November 5 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
$409 – $459

Gender and sexuality are central features of identity development in adolescence. When a person’s internal experience of gender and/or sexuality does not match what would typically be expected of them based on their external appearance, it can cause great distress and difficulty. This workshop will show helpers how to best support youth in these situations. Participants will develop an awareness and understanding of what this experience can be like, enabling them to create more accessible and welcoming environments for lesbian,…

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December 2020

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $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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