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Current events related to the field of Social Work
"Vulnerability As Courage in Social Work Groups: An Interactive Workshop" with Ivana Mitchhell, RSW, RSW, CDWF.
Facilitating social work groups can be a rewarding, challenging, and inspiring experience. Often full of vulnerability, struggle and growth, much is placed on the facilitator’s ability to connect with participants and guide the process of relationship building, resiliency, and positive change. This interactive workshop provides social work group facilitators with a theoretical introduction to vulnerability as well as specific tools/exercises designed to create safety amongst group participants. Adapted from The Daring Way™ - a psycho-educational workshop based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown – the workshop will end with dialogue on how to use self as a model of courage, healthy boundaries, and connection.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5280, Toronto
Register here.
See PDF for more information. For accessibility accommodations please contact info@oasw.org.
Dr. Sanjeev Arora: "Democratizing Knowledge to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare"
You are invited to a Free Public Talk by Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) a disruptive innovation that dramatically improves both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and under served populations [see attached poster]
Date: March 3, 2017 
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 
Location: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
OASW Eastern Branch is a member of the Ottawa Council of Women
Social Workers are invited to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day
Our theme is Northern Footsteps: Featuring France Rivet “In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab”
Music by the duo  ‘Twin Flames’ Voted Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year  at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards [see attached poster].
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017   

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Centrepointe Studio Theatre, 
101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean
Register Online @ www.cfuw-ottawa.org
Contact number: 819-778-3438
CFUW Poster
(Adobe PDF File)

The Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offering a 6-session course on CBT for health professionals
This Level I course will focus on teaching the essentials of CBT through a series of weekly experiential training sessions. Participants will learn to conceptualize client problems using the CBT model, individualize and develop collaborative treatment plans, and use cognitive re-appraisal, behavioural experiments and exposure-based treatment. This training seminar is offered as a series of six weekly sessions and includes experientially-based exercises aimed at reinforcing and practicing core therapy skills. This 6-session course will be offered Fridays from 9: 00 AM -12:00 PM. The next course will begin on March 31, 2017.

For more information and to register, please follow this 
link or contact Lisa @ 613-820-9931 ext 0 / Email: info@ottawacbt.ca.
The number of registrants is limited to 10 participants. **This course has been approved for 18 continuing education credits (CECs) for members of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).**

Health Care Provider’s Cultural Sensitivity Training
The SCREEN Program
 will be hosting a very exciting Cultural Sensitivity training for Champlain health care providers focusing on understanding Ramadan, fasting, diabetes, working with Syrian refugees and understanding cultural/migration issues.
Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa
Registration will open in mid-February.  

For more information contact: 
HPCO's 2017 Annual Conference
"Accessing Compassionate Care in Ontario - Hospice Palliative Care Across the Continuum", 2017 Hospice Palliative Care Annual Conference. Widely recognized as a preeminent education and networking event for the hospice palliative care and broader health care sectors, HPCO's annual conference has earned a reputation for exceptional educational value.  
Date: Sunday, April 23 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Location: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, Richmond Hill, Ontario.  
Registration & Information: www.conference.hpco.ca.

The Counselling Group Annual General Meeting
The Counselling Group is providing another exciting opportunity for counsellors, social workers, psychotherapists, psychologists, physicians, students, and those interested in new ways to work with clients around issues of loss and bereavement. Dr. Lorraine Hedtke MSW, ACSW, LCSW, Ph.D, teaches throughout the US and internationally. She is the founder of The Fabula Center, a counselling and training center in California, and a professor of a graduate counselling program at California State University San Bernardino. For more information visit our website.
Speaker: Loraaine Hedtke, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, Ph.D
Date: May 8th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Ave, Ottawa.

Ontario Walk-in Counselling Clinic Symposium
Hosted by the Windz Institute, a division of ROCK Centre of Learning
Come together to share your ideas, knowledge and learnings about walk-in counselling services.

Dates: May 11 & 12, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn, Oakville Centre, 590 Argus Rd, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 3J3
Call for Proposals: Due January 16th, 2017

Spring into Self Care: Improve Resilience and Prevent Compassion Fatigue
This evidence-based workshop offers theory with experiential and reflective activities to allow helping professionals and caregivers to develop a personal plan to build resilience and address the known factors that contribute to compassion fatigue. Spring into Self Care is an educational and restorative experience designed to provide new and seasoned professionals alike with practical tools to care for themselves so that they may thrive and continue to provide excellent care to their clients.
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Frantastic Cafe, 229 Brock St. North, Whitby, ON
RSVP here. ** Space is limited.

Family Health Team Mental Health Networking and Education Event 2017
This informative and engaging event for Mental Health providers working with patients from Family Health Teams will be in the beautiful city of Stratford this year! 
Dates: Thursday, May 25 & Friday, May 26, 2017
Location: Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario

2nd International Emotion-Focused Therapy Symposium:  Transforming Emotions
The International Society of Emotion-Focused Therapy (IsEFT) is pleased to announce an exciting two day conference updating clinicians about the latest developments in emotion-focused therapy. The conference consists of plenary sessions with smaller workshop presentations. International authors and experts in emotion-focused therapy will be presenting. The emotion-focused therapy clinic affiliated with York University will be handling registration. We would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this information to other mental health professionals. 

For more details click herePlease forward any questions to yupc@yorku.ca
Location: Northrop Frye Hall, University of Toronto Campus (St. George Campus, Toronto), 73 Queen's Park Crescent East. 
Dates: June 19 & 20, 2017
Fees: $395.00 (includes lunch for both days);  $295.00 student fee with valid student identification.