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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 (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 (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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Treatment and Management of Personality Disorders: The Challenge of a 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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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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