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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Much has been written about mindfulness in recent decades, but clinicians are often left without concrete, practical skills to teach clients in acute distress. Applying the methods of an evidence-based intervention such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), requires in-depth knowledge…

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CBT Strategies: Core Skills and Competencies to Treat Your Most Challenging Clients!

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most empirically supported therapeutic approach for multiple psychiatric disorders, and is widely considered the “gold standard” treatment for a variety of issues.  Most mental health professionals claim to do “some CBT,” but many clinicians in…

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The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D presents the most useful psychotherapeutic approaches to generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety. Via discussion, practice in the seminar, and concise client examples in all age groups, you will learn…

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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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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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Risky Business: Working with Compulsive and Self-endangering Behaviours with Trauma Survivors

Survivors of trauma and early attachment disturbance are at elevated risk of a variety compulsive and self-endangering behaviors, ranging from suicidality and self-injury to substance abuse, indiscriminate sexual activities, and binge eating. Many of these difficulties are seen as symptoms…

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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

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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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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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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Motivational Interviewing (MI): Essential Strategies and Interventions to Motivate Clients Towards Change

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an approach to communication that tends to help clients construct their own argument(s) in support of a pre-determined change. Fidelity to this way of focusing a conversation serves to enhance the client’s desires for the identified…

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The Canadian Mental Health Summit: Advanced Interventions and Strategies For Frontline Professionals

New Conference Format 12 Internationally Renown Experts 15 Full Day Workshops 15 Imperative Topics Relevant to Mental Health Professionals A Letter from Jack Hirose   Dear Colleague, I am pleased to announce that our annual Canadian Mental Health Summit Conference:…

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4 Day Intensive: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and TEAM Techniques

Space is limited! Previous attendees qualify for a special rate $599.00! Join Dr. David Burns this summer in Calgary, AB, for his fabulous four-day intensive on the treatment of depression and all of the anxiety disorders with advanced CBT and…

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2 Day Intensive: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is one of the most empirically-supported therapies available to address many clinical disorders, even beyond Borderline Personality Disorder. Some of the key symptoms that DBT skills addresses includes confusion about the self, interpersonal chaos, mood lability,…

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Motivational Interviewing Training: Essential Guidelines and Strategies

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an approach to communication that tends to help clients construct their own argument(s) in support of a pre-determined change. Fidelity to this way of focusing a conversation serves to enhance the client’s desires for the identified…

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Much has been written about mindfulness in recent decades, but clinicians are often left without concrete, practical skills to teach clients in acute distress. Applying the methods of an evidence-based intervention such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), requires in-depth knowledge…

Read more

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Much has been written about mindfulness in recent decades, but clinicians are often left without concrete, practical skills to teach clients in acute distress. Applying the methods of an evidence-based intervention such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), requires in-depth knowledge…

Read more

Trauma Competency Training

This two-day seminar delivers the bio-psycho-social aspects of traumatic stress, traumatic grief, & traumatic loss. Mental health professionals are on the front lines and, in many cases, have the initial contact with the individual(s) who has experienced traumatic stress. Clinicians…

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Compassion Fatigue & Burnout

This workshop has been identified by hundreds of professionals as life changing, essential, and exhilarating. Join Dr. Eric Gentry, a recognized leader in the area of compassion fatigue, and learn evidence-based compassion, resiliency, and prevention skills drawn from the Accelerated…

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2 Day Intensive: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D presents the most useful psychotherapeutic approaches to generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety. Via discussion, practice in the seminar, and concise client examples in all age groups, you will learn…

Read more

2 Day Intensive: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D presents the most useful psychotherapeutic approaches to generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety. Via discussion, practice in the seminar, and concise client examples in all age groups, you will learn…

Read more

Trauma Competency Training

This two-day seminar delivers the bio-psycho-social aspects of traumatic stress, traumatic grief, & traumatic loss. Mental health professionals are on the front lines and, in many cases, have the initial contact with the individual(s) who has experienced traumatic stress. Clinicians…

Read more

Compassion Fatigue & Burnout

This workshop has been identified by hundreds of professionals as life changing, essential, and exhilarating. Join Dr. Eric Gentry, a recognized leader in the area of compassion fatigue, and learn evidence-based compassion, resiliency, and prevention skills drawn from the Accelerated…

Read more

2 Day Intensive: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D presents the most useful psychotherapeutic approaches to stress and generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety and phobias. Via discussion, practice in the seminar, and concise client examples in all age…

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3 Day Intensive: DBT Made Simple

In this intensive 3-day workshop, DBT will be de-mystified and you will learn how to use this highly effective therapy to better treat your clients with problems managing emotions. Sheri’s unique workshops emphasize the flexibility of DBT and the benefits…

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3 Day Intensive: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Mental Health Practice

Cultivate fluid and flexible use of ACT in practice ACT techniques for a broad range and severity of mental health disorders An interactive workshop including experiential exercises, demonstrations, clinical worksheets and practical tools Transformative for you and your clients! How…

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