|Trauma - Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress
December 5 & 6, 2017 (9AM - 4PM)
Price: $445 (regular rate)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Radisson Hotel
Trainer: Vicki Enns, MMFF, RMFT
The impact of truama can be far reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and the nervous system and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical,psychological, and emotional levels. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulation and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed and key principles and strategies that apply to a diverse range of impacts in children, adolescents, and adults are explored. Participants are given an opportunity to understand their own repsonse as helpers to working with trauma and how to be better equipped to their work responding to trauama.
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social workers, social service and healthcare professionals, teachers and anyone working with people who have experienced trauma.
Method of Delivery:
Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study review, and small group discussion.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Define trauma and understand the possible variations of potential impact.
- Identify key assessment areas for individuals who have experienced traumatic events.
- Describe the connection between traumatic experience and post traumatic stress symptoms.
- Understand the role of the helper in supporting individuals.
- Develop a treatment plan for supporting individuals who have experienced trauma.
- Describe some key strategies and principles for working with people impacted by trauma.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Tools for Thinking Differently
December 12, 2017 (9AM - 4PM)
Price: $209.00 (*early rate) $235 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 21, 2017
Edmonton, Alberta - Holiday Inn Conference Center
Trainer: Danielle Forth, MSc, RPsych
Many of the challanges that we experience are based on irrational and unhelpful thought patterns that impact both our feelings and our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a time sensitive, structured and present-orientated form of counselling that focuses on problem solving and teaching individuals how to modify these distorted patterns of thinking. CBT is also one of the most well known , researched and oracticed forms of therapy available to us. This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using CBT. Participants will gain an understanding of which populations tend to benefit the most from CBT, and will be equipped with many strategies and tools that can be practically applied in their work.
This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, teachers, social workers and anyone wanting to gain increased capacity in counselling skills.
Method of Delivery:
Lecture, personal refelection, video, case study exercises, skill development and small group discussion.
At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
- Understand the definitions of CBT and how this model differs from other counselling frameworks.
- identify which problems are most conductive to and less suitable for CBT.
- Know how to develop an effective theraputic relationship.
- Explain and implement a structured assessment and intervention process.
- Assist clients to identify and challange unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.
- Practice key behavioural and problem solving interventions with individuals that improve functioning.
- Understand the challenges and limitations to using this model.
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Train the Trainer
January 11th-12th, 2018
Price: $200 per person
With 2 full days of training, leading national experts will provide training on a number of timely topics, such as the neurobiology of trauma, victim interviewing techniques, false reports, and strategies for identifying and overcoming bias in law investigations and prosecution.
Our Train the Trainer program is designed to prepare you to respond effectively to the common questions and challenges that arise when training on sexual assault response and investigation. Participants will return home better equipped with research findings, practitioner experience, and strategic tools.
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