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2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training

Important Notice Due to COVID-19 this event is now being offered online. This change has been made to ensure a safe learning environment for all participants. Participants can watch, pause and re-watch sessions to fit their at home learning needs.…

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2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training

Important Notice Due to COVID-19 this event is now being offered online. This change has been made to ensure a safe learning environment for all participants. Participants can watch, pause and re-watch sessions to fit their at home learning needs.…

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Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

Important Notice Due to COVID-19 this event is now being offered via Live Streaming. This change has been made to ensure a safe learning environment for all participants. Participants will be able to interact with Dr. Muller during a Q&A…

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Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

Important Notice Due to COVID-19 this event is now being offered via Live Streaming. This change has been made to ensure a safe learning environment for all participants. Participants will be able to interact with Dr. Muller during a Q&A…

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Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

Important Notice Due to COVID-19 this event is now being offered via Live Streaming. This change has been made to ensure a safe learning environment for all participants. Participants will be able to interact with Dr. Muller during a Q&A…

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

Important Notice This conference will be rescheduled. More Information TBA once COVID-19 social isolation measures have been lifted. Many of the presenters in this conference now have online courses available. For more information please visit webinars.jackhirose.com. If you are currently…

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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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Harnessing the Transformative Power of Mindful Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society both to alleviate human suffering and nurture psychological health and wellness.  This body of work also offers a fresh perceptive on psychological suffering and…

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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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more