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3 Day Intensive: Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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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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3 Day Intensive Training in EMDR

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE Dear Participant, I am excited to bring my 3-day EMDR skills training to Calgary! EMDR is by far my most in demand workshop topic, perhaps due to its strong evidence base for PTSD treatment, and…

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DBT Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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DBT Skills Training for Mental Health Professionals

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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Trauma Competency Training: Treating Challenging Trauma Clients

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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Trauma Competency Training: Treating Challenging Trauma Clients

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE 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…

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

  COVID-19/Coronavirus Updated Cancellation Policy HERE             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…

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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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Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children (Part 1 of 2)

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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The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Strategies

Depression is painful. Ruminating thoughts, lethargy, and increasing alienation from others create a negative internal and external environment. Those symptoms actively interfere with carrying out basic demands of daily life. While depression is one of the most common mental health…

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Post-Traumatic Growth: Leading Clients on a Journey of Resiliency and Healing

Become empowered as a trauma clinician! Learn from expert trauma clinician Lisa Ferentz how to shine a spotlight on your clients’ resiliency and creativity – while planting the seeds of hope and Post-Traumatic Growth even in the earliest stages of…

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Failure to Launch: Overcoming Delays in Independence

Parents who formerly worried about “empty nest syndrome” might today worry more that their children will never leave home. In countries around the world, increasing numbers of young people – particularly males – are having difficulty navigating the transition from…

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