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The Roots of Resilience and Opposition in Kids

Making Sense of Resistance and Opposition in Kids The instinct to resist being controlled or coerced is one of the most perplexing and troublesome dynamics in dealing with children and youth. This presentation reveals the dynamics controlling this instinct and…

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2 Day Skills Practice Intensive, Trauma-Focused DBT: An Integrative Lens

Working with emotionally dysregulated and traumatized clients in your practice can be overwhelming and exhausting. You probably feel the pull of being the “savior” for their constant state of dysregulation.  Learn how to develop the skills needed to be more…

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Dr. Gordon Neufeld Addresses Teachers on 3 Timely Topics: Student Engagement, Student Well-Being and Teacher Stress

We’ve asked Dr. Gordon Neufeld to respond to three issues that teachers have reported as most relevant to them at this time and provide participants with enough interaction time to process his presentations. He has enthusiastically embraced our challenge and…

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Recovery Coaching: Key Competencies to Facilitate Pathways of Recovery

Ray Baker MD, FCFP, FASAM, is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, faculty of medicine. In 2022 he received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine for his work as an educator,…

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2 Day Skills Practice Intensive: Supporting the Anxious Mind with Children and Adolescents

Divorce, family breakdown, and violence in society and the media, has produced a “shell-shocked” generation of kids suffering from anxiety! Join anxiety expert, Dr. Christine Dargon, who will demonstrate how you can “connect” with anxious children and inspire them to…

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Practical Strategies to Support Executive Skill Development at Home and at School

Skills include task initiation and follow through, working memory, sustained attention, performance monitoring, inhibition of impulses, and goal-directed persistence. While the groundwork for the development of these skills occurs before birth, they develop gradually through the first two decades of…

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Practical Strategies to Support Executive Skill Development at Home and at School

Skills include task initiation and follow through, working memory, sustained attention, performance monitoring, inhibition of impulses, and goal-directed persistence. While the groundwork for the development of these skills occurs before birth, they develop gradually through the first two decades of…

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DBT Skills to Treat Clients, Maximize Therapeutic Gains and Reduce Therapist Burnout

REGISTRATION OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN PERSON: Please see below information for details and registration. LIVE STREAM: This event is also being offered as a live stream online course. For more information and registration for the live stream, please CLICK HERE Sheri Van…

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2 Day Intensive: Using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to Treat Emotion Dysregulation Disorders

REGISTRATION OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN PERSON: CANCELLED LIVE STREAM: This event has been changed into a interactive live stream online course. For more information and registration for the live stream, please CLICK HERE Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a treatment originally designed to…

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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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Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems

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. The course is available to watch anytime from now until March 1, 2021. Participants…

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Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems

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. The course is available to watch anytime from now until March 1, 2021. Participants…

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Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems

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. The course is available to watch anytime from now until March 1, 2021. Participants…

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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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Treating Anxiety Disorders with Children and Adolescents

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. The course is available to watch starting April 30, 2020 until April 1, 2021.…

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25 Proven and Effective Self-Regulation Strategies and Interventions with Children and Adolescents

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. The course is available to watch anytime from April 23, 2020 – April 1,…

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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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Dyslexia: What it is, What it is Not and How to Help Students

In this course participants will experience a dyslexia simulation that will include experiencing difficulty with reading, writing and processing in conjunction with a discussion of the signs and symptoms of dyslexia. Participants will learn about many popular myths about dyslexia…

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Mental Health Issues in the Classroom

Join child/adolescent behavioural expert, Jay Berk, PhD, and learn how to best manage the students at your school diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mood disorders, anxiety and depression. You will…

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25 Self-Regulation Strategies and Skills for Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents who struggle with self -regulation often look like those who just aren’t paying attention, have difficulty with emotional control, blurting out answers, have difficulty making transitions and/or purposely not controlling themselves. They may be unaware of the…

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High Functioning Autism: Proven and Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviour in Children and Adolescents

This intensive, one-day hands-on workshop provides evidence-based behavioural intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and successful psychosocial techniques to teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA).  Dr. Daily will provide interesting case studies, demonstrations, and…

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Reading, Writing and the Brain: Developing Effective Interventions

This workshop will examine reading and written language disorders from a brain-based educational perspective, and classify each disorder into distinct subtypes. There will be a detailed discussion linking each learning disorder’s subtype with scores of evidence based interventions. Four universal…

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Is it Disability Behaviour or Just Disruptive Behaviour? -CANCELLED

Both educators and parents struggle with what to do with difficult behaviour in the classroom and home. Both are often hesitant to provide consequences when a child with special needs exhibits problem behaviours because they are afraid they will be…

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Strengthening Executive Skills to Promote School Success

Executive skills are sometimes called “the hidden curriculum.” They are skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success, yet curriculum standards seldom if ever explicitly reference these…

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