What's Going On:

Current events related to the field of Social Work

19th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference: "Collaborating Across Cultures."

Call for abstracts closes January 29, 2018
Abstract Guidelines.
Submit Abstract here.
Hosted by: uOttawa

Dates: June 1-2, 2018
Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON

Psychological Trauma: Level I
Dates: Friday April 20, Saturday April 21, 
& Friday June 22, Saturday June 23, 2018

This interactive workshop brings together a team of experienced clinicians to provide a practical, skills-based approach to the office-based treatment of patients suffering from a range of effects of psychological trauma. Unresolved traumatic experience can have many expressions.  Therefore, understanding components of attachment, mentalizing, dissociation, affect regulation, addictions, and refugee trauma enables therapists of any discipline to feel more effective.  This is especially so when working with individuals who have suffered chronic trauma and also relevant for acutely traumatized patients. 

 Clare Pain, Lisa Andermann, with Janina Fisher & other Guest Faculty
Times: Fridays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturdays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (all 4 days to be attended)
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., 19th Floor Boardroom, Toronto, ON M5G1X5  
Learn more here.
RSVP here.

Acceptance & Change in Psychotherapy: Working with Emotion  
Date: December 1-2, 2017

Presenters: Dr. Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D.,
C. Psych & Dr. Kelly Koerner, Ph.D.,
Location: Toronto Central Grosvenor Street, YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2VA
Learn more here.
RSVP here.
Hosted by: Centre for MindBody Health (CMBH)

FDRIO offers new professional designations, exciting conference and new opportunities for OASW members
With the increase in people unrepresented in court, more separating couples are seeking out of court dispute resolution. FDRIO, Ontario’s new organization for family dispute resolution professionals is focused on building capacity and expertise in the FDR field. Its progressive professional designations, monthly webinars, diverse membership, exciting conferences and other professional events offer much for OASW members who are interested in growing their FDR practices. The work done by social workers is a huge part of family dispute resolution! Here are upcoming events that OASW members may want to know about, learn more 

Leading Edge Seminars Inc.  

We still have plenty of workshops this fall that will inspire and rejuvenate your work with clients.

Leading Edge Seminars for social workers:
•Essential Skills of Supervision and Staff Management with Lawrence Shulman
•CBT workshops on insomnia and treating victims of interpersonal violence
•Healing Developmental Trauma: Attachment-Focused Interventions for Children, Teens, and Their Families
•And more!

Visit www.leadingedgeseminars.org to see full workshop descriptions and to register.

Mindful Psychotherapy
Dates: Saturday October 14, Sunday October 15, 
Saturday November 4, Sunday November 5, 
& Saturday December 2, Sunday December 3, 2017

Develop clinical mindfulness skills grounded in emotion-focused psychotherapy essentials to enhance therapeutic alliances, empathic reflection, and therapeutic presence in all psychotherapy modalities
This 6-day skills-based workshop focuses on the fundamentals of clinically applying and teaching mindfulness meditation in psychotherapy.  Bill Gayner's Mindful Psychotherapy approach transposes the sophisticated, pragmatic Buddhist approach of Recollective Awareness Meditation into a psychologically-based modality. 

Speakers: Bill Gayner with Jeanne Watson
Times: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM each day (all 6 days to be attended)
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., 19th Floor Boardroom, Toronto, ON M5G1X5  
Learn more here.
RSVP here


New Certificate
Module 1: October 26-27, 2017
Module 2: November 23-24
Module 3: December 14-15

Each Module runs from 9:00Am - 4:00 PM

The opioid crisis is affecting many working in the community, as they face the ethical and professional dilemmas that come with working with people at risk of opioid dependence and overdose.  As naloxone becomes promoted and available as an immediate front-line response to overdose, health care professionals are increasingly expected to be aware of this tool as part of their duties in working in health care and social services settings.  While training in how to use naloxone is available, administering any drug is outside the scope of practice of most professionals (except MDs, pharmacists, dentists, and nurses, depending on designation and the drugs to be administered). Professionals who are required to intervene, as a part of their employment, need reliable information to make informed decisions about how best to proceed in an emergency situation.

This program has been developed to address, this growing need. It will provide information to frontline workers and teams working in the community in a variety of settings.  The program will explore ways of supporting people who use drugs, as well as information on how to prevent, recognize and respond to opioid overdoses.

Delivered by:
Samim Hasham, BSc. Pharm (Hons), MMngt, CDE, PharmD, BCMAS (Candidate)
Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW
And Faculty Guests
Learn more here.
RSVP here.
Certificate Tuition - $792.03 +HST