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3 Day Intensive: Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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 surprisingly few have developed the…

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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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4 Day Intensive: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and TEAM Techniques – CANCELLED

3 Day Intensive Training in EMDR

EMDR is a evidence-based intervention that has gained popularity over the past couple of decades, so much so that some clients specifically request it! Part of EMDR’s allure is that research has shown it to quickly and consistently help clients…

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DBT 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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Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan

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 William Wordsworth wrote in his…

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DBT 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

Trauma and Attachment Across the Lifespan

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 William Wordsworth wrote in his…

Read more

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

Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with…

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

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 rely on relaxation techniques and…

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Bullies: Their Making and Unmaking

Once we understand how bullies are made, our attempts to unmake them can be truly effective and long-lasting. Most prevailing approaches to this problem assume that bullying is either learned behaviour or the result of failure to acquire social skills.…

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Making Sense of Aggression

One of the foremost interpreters of the developmental approach tackles one of the oldest and most perplexing of human problems, exposing its deep developmental roots and revealing why conventional approaches to the problem are so ineffective. There are many indications…

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Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up

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 aimed at building your understanding…

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The Cannabis Primer: What Mental Health and Education Professionals Need to Know

Cannabis is already part of the lives of many Canadians, and all health professionals and educators work with people who use cannabis or are cannabis-curious. Spend a day learning: What is THC? CBD ? Sativa? Indica? The many combinations? What’s…

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Understanding & Addressing Vicarious Traumatization

The work of Mental Health Professionals and Therapists, can often make the world look and feel different. It is not uncommon that the pain witnessed becomes internalized and alters one’s own psychological and physical wellbeing. It is not uncommon that…

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Bullies: Their Making and Unmaking

Once we understand how bullies are made, our attempts to unmake them can be truly effective and long-lasting. Most prevailing approaches to this problem assume that bullying is either learned behaviour or the result of failure to acquire social skills.…

Read more

Making Sense of Aggression

One of the foremost interpreters of the developmental approach tackles one of the oldest and most perplexing of human problems, exposing its deep developmental roots and revealing why conventional approaches to the problem are so ineffective. There are many indications…

Read more

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

Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with…

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

Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with…

Read more

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

Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with…

Read more

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

Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with…

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2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training

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 unable to manage emotions. Following…

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2 Day Intensive: DBT Skills Training

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 unable to manage emotions. Following…

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30 Proven and Effective Self-Regulation and Executive Function Strategies

This one-day workshop will give you 30 Proven and Effective Self-Regulation and Executive Function Strategies to better understand and intervene with children who have challenges with sensory processing, dysregulation, anxiety and executive function. Dr. Kenney will integrate research from neuroscience,…

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2 Day Skills Training Intensive

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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