What's Going On:

Current events related to the field of Social Work
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

OSLA in Partnership with the Ontario Aphasia Centres Interest Group (OACIG) is hosting
Aphasia Knowledge Exchange Day
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph - 
Linamar Auditorium
Capacity in the Auditorium is limited to the first 70 registrants. Please send in your registration to OSLA today!
Visit https://www.osla.on.ca/uploads/Registration%20Form%20Aphasia%20KE%20Day%20June%202%202017.pdf to register. 

GTA Rehab Network’s Best Practices Day 2017
Theme: Making the Best Use of Rehabilitative Care Approaches Across the Continuum
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Location: Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut, Toronto
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Registration: http://www.gtarehabnetwork.ca/bpd-2017-registration-open

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. 
39th Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference
Speakers: Rahim Thawer, Ignacio Rivera, Karen Blair and special guest Troy Grennan.
Theme: Pain is one of the most unifying and universal of human conditions. Be it physical, emotional, or psychic, pain intensifies many of our experiences and makes them remarkable. Pain is often misunderstood to be solely negative. As much as pain can be a banter, a warning signal, or a remnant of trauma, for many it is also a source of pleasure, a site of empowerment, and a catalyst for transcendence. At this year's conference, we embrace a wide interpretation of pain to represent the diverse spectrum of human experiences.

Date: Thursday June 22 & Friday June 23, 2017
Location: Rozanski Hall, Guelph - Ontario
RSVP here.
We have a block of rooms reserved for the Guelph Sexuality Conference at the Holiday Inn, y
ou can also choose to stay in our On Campus Accommodations
or explore other hotel options in Guelph at  Guelph Tourism.

Cast Canada Presents: Grouding Trauma - Thrive
Featuring: Dr. Adele Diamond, University of British Columbia Educational Innovator (Adele's TEDtalk).
Theme: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field devoted to understanding how children’s minds change as they grow up, interrelations between that and how the brain is changing, and environmental and biological influences on that. Our lab specializes in studying a region of the brain known as prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the cognitive abilities that depend on it called executive functions. Executive functions include 'thinking outside the box' and flexibly adjusting to unexpected change (cognitive flexibility & creative problem-solving), reasoning and mentally playing with and relating ideas and facts (working memory), and giving considered responses rather than impulsive ones, resisting temptations, resisting distractions, and staying focused (self-control, discipline, & selective attention).

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Location: The Centurion Conference Centre, Ottawa, ON
RSVP here.

Ananda Mental Health Workshops invites you to attend our inaugural workshop a 2 day DBT Intensive: Using DBT To Treat Emotional Dysregulation Disorders with Sheri Van Dijk
Date: September 28 & 29, 2017
Monte Carlo Inn, Barrie, Ontario.
Early Bird Rate:  $389.00 + HST (total of $439.57) by August 28, 2017.
Regular Rate: $409.00 + HST (total of $462.17) after August 28, 2017.
RVSP or for more information, visit our website:  www.amhw.ca

Dialectical behavior 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 an introduction to DBT theory and how this treatment differs from traditional cognitive behavior therapy, Sheri Van Dijk will discuss how DBT can be applied to working with clients facing a broad range of conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, in which emotion dysregulation plays a key role.

Through lecture and experiential exercises, you will explore the four modules of DBT skills (Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) and learn how to teach these skills to your clients. You will learn how to format DBT sessions to provide the structure your dysregulated clients need. In addition, Sheri will introduce DBT strategies to help foster the therapeutic relationship, maximize therapeutic gains, and reduce the likelihood of therapist burnout.