What's Going On:

Current events related to the field of Social Work

ACT: An Adoption & Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare & Mental Health Professionals 
Upcoming Offerings:
February 26, 2018 - June 19, 2018
 
Trainors: Click here.
Location: The George Hull Centre for Children and Families, 81 The East Mall, Etobicoke, M8Z5W3


Description: FOR PROFESSIONALS: (Child Welfare, Mental Health and other Professionals) working with children who have experienced trauma and loss and the adoptive, kinship and customary care families that are providing them with lasting permanency.

ACT is an 8-day comprehensive and intensive training program designed primarily for professionals in the child welfare and mental health sectors. ACT provides professionals with a framework for working with all those touched by adoption and permanency journeys. Adoption and permanency create issues that are both complex and lifelong for children, adoptive and kinship parents and customary care caregivers as well as birth families.  Believing that children heal best in families, the ACT curriculum masterfully weaves together the theory and practice of attachment, grief & loss, trauma, neurobiology, child development, family constellation challenges & placement decisions, openness, infertility, therapeutic parenting and other topics to provide professionals with the tools they need to more effectively understand and serve this vulnerable and often misunderstood population.
 
Learn More here.
RSVP here.

Costa Rica 2018 Trainings: 
Foundational & Advanced Hypnotherapy Courses
Two courses being offered:

1. Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy - Foundational Certificate Training: Beach Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica. Runs March 3rd - March 10th, 2018. Learn more here.

2. Advanced Hypnotherapy Certificate - Mastery Program: Rainforest Retreat in Arenal Region, Costa Rica. Runs March 15th - March 22nd, 2018. Learn more here. Prerequisite needed for this course.
 
Trainors: Karen Day, MSW., RSW.,  C. Hyp & Heidi Kaseweter, MC, CCC, C.Hyp
Location: Costa Rica

Description: If you've been wanting to learn about or improve your skills in the art and science of trance work in psychotherapy, this is your chance for a one week intensive in a breath-taking setting!  Enjoy a winter get-away while participating in a PD program that will transform your clinical practice (and probably your life).  Last year's Costa Rica trainings sold out very quickly.  We hope to meet you on the beach or in the rainforest soon!
 
RSVP here.
Questions? Contact: info@daybreaktherapy.ca or call Toll-Free 1-844-680-7685


 
Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Lecture with Panel Discussion to Follow l  Cash Bar
Location:
 The Tannery Event Centre, 151 Charles St. West. Suite 100, Kitchener Ontario

Presented by: Dr. Sharon Hoover, PhD

Description: 
Dr. Hoover shares her research in the area of multi-tiered supports for students exposed to trauma. Following her talk, Dr. Hoover will join four local social work and education experts for a discussion about the 
practical implications of a trauma-informed approach at schools in 
the Waterloo Region.

RSVP 
here.
For more information contact: Lynne Jordan @ ljordan@wlu.ca / 519-884-0710 ext 5265 or visit wlu.ca/news.

Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy -
Level I: Learning CBT
Dates: March 16 through to April 27, 2018 


Level I of the intermediate level training seminar is focused on teaching the essentials of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) through a series of weekly experiential training sessions.  Participants will learn to use the CBT model to conceptualise client problems, individualize and develop collaborative treatment plans, and to use cognitive re-appraisal, behavioural experiments and exposure-based treatment. Participants will learn: Theoretical fundamentals and principles of CBT; Collaboratively conceptualize client problems; & Core CBT skills for mood and anxiety problems.

* Workshop participants should have a working knowledge of CBT

Trainors: TBA
Times: Course will run every Friday from 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: The Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
411 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3X9

Learn more here.
RSVP here.
Registration Deadline Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Questions? Contact: Lisa Dalton at info@ottawacbt.ca or (613) 820-9931, EXT 0.

 



 




Upcoming Workshops - Spring 2018

Mission: Empowerment! provides professional development and personal development workshops and events that educate, transform, inspire and empower.
Our mission is two-fold:
    1.  To empower individuals to reach their fullest potential and achieve their dreams in all life areas; &
    2.  To assist helping professionals to become more effective at empowering their clients to make positive changes in their lives.

We holds all events in Southwestern Ontario (typically Stratford or Kitchener) in convenient locations with lots of FREE parking, and removed from the traffic headaches of the big city!

Here are upcoming events that OASW members may want to know about, learn more 
here.




Personality Structure & Its Implications for Psychotherapy with Nancy McWilliams
Dates:
March 1, 2018 in Ottawa (9:00 AM- 4:00 PM)
149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, K2P 0H7 
Room : The Army Officers' Mess

March 2, 2018 in Montreal (:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
4020 St-Ambroise, Montreal, H4C 2C7 
Room : L'Ambroisie - Espace Canal


For more information email info@medipsy.ca
Early Registration rate ends February 10, 2018
RSVP here.
 
Description: Many of us chose a vocation in psychotherapy because we were fascinated with individual differences. Research findings support this focus: personality and relationship variables  consistently show a greater  influence on outcome than type of treatment.  This workshop will conceptualize personality differences as they are presented in the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, second edition (2017).
 

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, Hincks Dellcrest (HD) Institute

Upcoming February & March Training Events
OASW Members save 10%!

At the HD Institute, our mission is to build knowledge and capacity in children and families’ mental health through education and outreach. We offer advanced education to those who work with children and families in a variety of mental health professions. By inviting locally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of mental health, our goal is to provide the highest quality learning available.

See for yourself the great learning opportunities available through HD Institute for 2018, in our Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Academic Calendar.





Grounding Trauma 2018: Challenging Paradigms & Innovative Solutions
Dates:  April 17 & April 18, 2018


Conference Objectives & Outcomes 
•Participants will be able to confront issues regarding trauma informed services and will develop analytical capacity to challenge approaches that are not suitable or ideal to their client base. 
•They will learn new ways to think about trauma and related issues and look at new solutions to existing concerns while hearing about new and upcoming piloted ideas and programs that will engage and enhance service provision
•Participants will learn about new innovations to address old and systemic problems as well as be able to join the culture change movement towards better support

Location: The Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, ON

Register here.
Learn more, contact: gt@cast-canada.ca or call 705-749-6145.   

 



CAPT Presents: Responding to Trauma Using Play Therapy 
Dates: Friday, May 4 to Sunday May 6, 2018

Overview: New information on trauma enables us to understand its implications in a way that was not possible a decade ago. Both short term and longer treatment require an innovative approach. Play Therapy’s innate flexibility makes it an excellent resource for many developmental levels. In this Certificate program we will examine creative and neuroscientific methods for understanding and responding to trauma. Recent research also reminds us that the risk of vicarious trauma is very real and as therapists we need to be proactive about our own wellbeing.


Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton – Niagara Falls, 6039 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3V6
Learn more here.
RSVP here.
Questions: Contact (519) 827-1506 or email Kip at kip@cacpt.co
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Also Available
CAPT: Play Therapy Certificate Program
July 2 - August 10, 2018
For more info click here.



Emotionally Focused Therapy 
Dates: Wednesday, May 30th through to Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Overview: Learn the basic concepts and theory of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples through a combination of lecture,  videotape, observation of live couple demonstrations and exercises.  In this 4 day training, clinicians will learn how to identify problematic relationship cycles of interaction that couples get caught in. Practitioners will learn how to help couples stop these negative patterns and create conversations that will foster deeper emotional bonds and more loving connections.  


Trainors:
 Dr. Sue Johnson (bio) & Gail Palmer (bio)
Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5
Learn more here.
RSVP here, and follow the steps.

This event is facilitated by the Greater Toronto EFT Community. For more information contact Robin Williams Blake or Robin Hellendoorn at eftgta@yahoo.com



Ananda Mental Health Workshops :
DBT: Beyond the Basics

Dates: Monday March 5 & Tuesday March 6, 2018 


In this workshop, Sheri will focus on how to use DBT strategies and skills to treat psychiatric illnesses other than borderline personality disorder, including bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety, and issues such as anger, grief, and self-esteem.  She will also discuss challenges encountered by new DBT therapists, ideas to help therapists deal with client “resistance”, and techniques to help clinicians manage escalating emotions during the session.
This experiential and collaborative training will help expand your knowledge of DBT strategies and skills through lecture, role-play, and practical exercises.

* (pre-approved for MDPAC credits)

Speaker: Sheri Van Dijk
Location: Monte Carlo Inn, Barrie, Ontario
Learn more here.
RSVP here.

Early Bird Rate:  $389.00 + HST (total of $439.57) by February 5th, 2018.
Regular Rate: $409.00 + HST (total of $462.17) after February 5th, 2018

 



 

 



The Zen Social Worker invites you to: Mindful Yoga-based ACT Yoga Teacher Training
2018 Dates:  
March 3 & 4; March 10 & 11; March 17 & 18; March 31 & April 1; April 4th; April 14 & 15; April 18th; April 28 & 29; May 2nd; May 9th; and
May 12 & 13.

What is ACT? Watch this introductory video or download the free ebook.
Mindful Yoga-Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, known as MYACT, was originally developed by Timothy Gordon, a social worker, Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, and yoga instructor in Canada. Together with Steve Ferrell, a  yoga trainer and Aryuvedic consultant, and Jessica Borushok, a psychologist specializing in behavioral medicine, Tim has modified the MYACT program to incorporate science-driven yoga practices, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and a whole health approach to create an 8-week group protocol for those suffering with mental health issues. 

Trainor: TBA
Times: 9:00AM-6:00PM every Saturday & Sunday) & 6:00PM-9:00PM every Wednesday class.
Location: 255 Dundas St E, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H6

Learn more
 
here.
Sign up here.
Questions? Contact: email tim@thezensocialworker.ca or call 905-516-4981.

 



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. 


Speakers:
 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.



Mind-Body-Spirit Conference 2018
Creating Sacred Spaces in Psychotherapy
Dates: Friday June 8 & Saturday June 9, 2018

This is a Mind-Body-Spirit Conference to celebrate holistic psychotherapy and integrative healing in the field of mental health and addictions. Here's your opportunity to connect and study with like-minded therapists who want to bring the best of mind-body-spirit approaches to clinical practice.

The conference will be of special interest to Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Physicians, Nurses, and Psychotherapists.

Location:
Ramada Plaza, 300 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2C5
Register here.

 





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.
 





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 
here.