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3 Day Intensive: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy is considered the “gold standard” treatment for many psychological conditions most commonly seen in the clinical setting. Despite it’s strong evidence base, many practitioners have gone a more “integrative” route and surprisingly few have developed the…

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Treatment and Management of Personality Disorders: The Challenge of the Hidden Agenda

Individuals with personality disorders have long been considered the most challenging clients presenting in the clinical setting.  Many patients lack motivation, most begin with poor insight, and some have such deeply engrained dysfunctional beliefs, unhealthy coping skills, and destructive behavioural…

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4 Day Intensive: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and TEAM Techniques – CANCELLED

3 Day Intensive Training in EMDR

EMDR is a evidence-based intervention that has gained popularity over the past couple of decades, so much so that some clients specifically request it! Part of EMDR’s allure is that research has shown it to quickly and consistently help clients…

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DBT Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective form of treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  However, many of these individuals have rarely developed life skills to build a proactive and responsive life versus a defensive and reactive…

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Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan

Many of the clients that we serve have such complex problems due to extensive trauma and attachment disturbances.  These early wounds have informed their adult presentations resulting in mental illness and personality disorders.  The poet William Wordsworth wrote in his…

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DBT Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective form of treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  However, many of these individuals have rarely developed life skills to build a proactive and responsive life versus a defensive and reactive…

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Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan

Many of the clients that we serve have such complex problems due to extensive trauma and attachment disturbances.  These early wounds have informed their adult presentations resulting in mental illness and personality disorders.  The poet William Wordsworth wrote in his…

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Practical Strategies to Help Clients with Panic, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias and OCD

In this fast-paced workshop, we will begin by addressing the common features and treatment approaches for panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and worry, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some anxiety disorder treatment approaches rely on relaxation techniques and…

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Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

This practical workshop, led by Dr. Robert T. Muller, a leading expert on trauma therapy and globally-acclaimed author of the psychotherapy bestsellers: Trauma & the Avoidant Client + Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up–is aimed at building your understanding…

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Understanding & Addressing Vicarious Traumatization

The work of Mental Health Professionals and Therapists, can often make the world look and feel different. It is not uncommon that the pain witnessed becomes internalized and alters one’s own psychological and physical wellbeing. It is not uncommon that…

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2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a treatment originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). In recent years it has been increasingly used to treat many other disorders because of its usefulness in treating clients unable to manage emotions. Following…

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2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a treatment originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). In recent years it has been increasingly used to treat many other disorders because of its usefulness in treating clients unable to manage emotions. Following…

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How to Treat Depression: A CBT-Based Perspective

Major Depression. It’s one of the most difficult challenges a person can confront – and one of the most common presentations in clinical settings. It has multiple risk factors, diverse presentations, and varying levels of severity. No two clients are…

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How to Treat Depression: A CBT-Based Perspective

Major Depression. It’s one of the most difficult challenges a person can confront – and one of the most common presentations in clinical settings. It has multiple risk factors, diverse presentations, and varying levels of severity. No two clients are…

Read more

Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

This practical workshop, led by Dr. Robert T. Muller, a leading expert on trauma therapy and globally-acclaimed author of the psychotherapy bestsellers: Trauma & the Avoidant Client + Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up–is aimed at building your understanding…

Read more

Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

This practical workshop, led by Dr. Robert T. Muller, a leading expert on trauma therapy and globally-acclaimed author of the psychotherapy bestsellers: Trauma & the Avoidant Client + Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up–is aimed at building your understanding…

Read more

Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

This practical workshop, led by Dr. Robert T. Muller, a leading expert on trauma therapy and globally-acclaimed author of the psychotherapy bestsellers: Trauma & the Avoidant Client + Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up–is aimed at building your understanding…

Read more

The Western Canadian Conference on Trauma and Addictions: Canada’s Premier Clinical Skills Conference

Dear Colleague, I am pleased to announce that our Western Canada Trauma and Addiction Conference: Canada’s Premier Counselling Skills Conference will be held on May 27, 28 and 29, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. This conference will bring together leading experts…

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Stopping the Noise: Practical Strategies to Help Clients with Panic, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias and OCD

Therapists are supposed to make clients safe and secure, creating a cozy haven from a cruel world, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety and OCD, growing evidence shows that the quickest, most effective approach involves instructing them to…

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Grief Therapy and Quest for Meaning

When a loved one dies, one world ends and another begins. Explore how loss casts us into a changed life as we struggle with the meaning of the death and search for the meaning of our lives now. At the…

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Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Using Deliberate Practice To Develop Skills in M.I. (Part 2 will be built on the content provided during Part 1)

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an empirically supported treatment that has been shown to enhance engagement and outcomes (especially long-term outcomes) for numerous clinical problems. It is a brief, client-centered therapy aimed at understanding and resolving ambivalence to change. MI has…

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective form of treatment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  However, many of these individuals have rarely developed life skills to build a proactive and responsive life versus a defensive and reactive…

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Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children (Part 2 will be built on the content provided in Part 1)

Over the last two decades, EMDR has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical tools available to trauma therapists. In this workshop, Dr. Laurel Parnell will teach you how to integrate an attachment focus into EMDR and to use…

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Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Using Deliberate Practice To Develop Skills in M.I. (Part 1 of 2)

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an empirically supported treatment that has been shown to enhance engagement and outcomes (especially long-term outcomes) for numerous clinical problems. It is a brief, client-centered therapy aimed at understanding and resolving ambivalence to change. MI has…

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