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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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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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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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Powerful and Effective Strategies for Reaching “I Don’t Care” and Disengaged Students

Everyone wants to know how to reach their students who are unmotivated, underperforming and claim to not care about school. This innovative seminar will demonstrate successful strategies you can use in your classroom or school to make positive changes in…

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2 Day Skills Practice Workshop

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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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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Treatment and Management of Personality Disorders

Individuals with personality disorders have long been considered the most challenging clients presenting in the clinical setting. Many patients initially lack motivation, most begin with poor insight, and some have such deeply engrained dysfunctional beliefs, unhealthy coping skills, and destructive…

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High Functioning Autism

This intensive, two-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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High Functioning Autism

This intensive, full-day workshop provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioural techniques to help you analyze behaviors and actions, identify consequences for behaviours, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk…

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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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Proven and Effective Self-Regulation Skills

Our goal as educators is to empower our students to “think smart”. One way to achieve this goal is to help students understand their own learning brains.  The more they can build the self-regulation skills they need, the more effectively…

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Managing Anxiety at Home and at School

Anxiety is a persistent master. When it moves in, it takes over daily routines, learning, recreation, and social connection. To make matters worse, the things adults (including many therapists and school systems) do to help anxious children can actually make the anxiety…

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Working with Oppositional and Defiant Children and Adolescents

Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting…

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High Functioning Autism

This intensive, full-day workshop provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioural techniques to help you analyze behaviours and actions, identify consequences for behaviours, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk…

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The Science of Emotion

*NEW* Suitable for Adult Focused Clinicians There is much focus today on children’s emotions. Constructs like emotional intelligence, emotional self-regulation and emotional well-being are being bandied about. Emotion, long dismissed as a nuisance factor, is now confirmed to be at…

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Making Sense of Anxiety & Related Problems

The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as…

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20 Proven & Effective Thinking and Self-Regulation Strategies For Children with Sensory Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety & ADHD

This one-day workshop will give you 20 effective self regulation 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, kinesiology, occupational therapy, music…

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Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training: For Crisis Intervention & Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness involves paying attention to what is being experienced in the present moment, with a non-judgmental and non-reactive attitude. Over a decade of careful research has led to the recognition among CBT researchers and clinicians that integrating mindfulness training with cognitive…

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Canada’s 7th Annual Premier Psychotherapy Conference: Healing and Treating Trauma, Addictions and Related Disorders

Dear Colleague, I am pleased to announce Canada’s Premier Psychotherapy Conference: Healing and Treating Trauma, Addictions and Related Disorders will be hosted in three cities this year: Richmond, British Columbia, on November 30, December 1 and 2, 2015; Winnipeg, Manitoba,…

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Advanced Training: Understanding and Helping Behaviorally Challenging Kids – Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

Advanced Training  |  Two-Day Intensive The 2 day intensive training provides participants with the opportunity to study key facets of solving problems collaboratively, including coverage and practice in specific areas of implementation in school and clinical settings. Because exposure to…

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