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Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Therapy
This four-day silent retreat will introduce newer meditators to a meditation practice that is gentle and open from the outset, as well as support experienced meditators in developing more compassion and empathy for their inner world and experience.

Where most forms of mindfulness focus on the breath and other bodily sensations, emotion-focused mindfulness therapy (EFMT) emphasizes mindfulness of embodied emotional experiencing. Rather than feeling better, the emphasis is on getting better at feeling, so that our feelings help us better navigate our lives.

Dates: August 23-August 26 2018
Times: Thursday August 23, 2018 4:00 PM  to Sunday August 26, 2018 1:00 PM
Instructor: Bill Gayner, BSW, MSW, RSW, 
Location: Ecology Retreat Centre,  308046 Hockley Road, Mono, Ontario L9W 6N2 (in Orangeville)

For Fees and to RSVP click here.

Visit emotionfocusedmindfulness.ca to learn more.

Upcoming Solutions on Site Workshops - Training Opportunities for Health, Human and Social Service Workers in Southwestern Ontario, Canada

~ 6 Day Certificate Course: Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers: September 24-26 & October 29-31, 2018

~ Embodied Attachment: Transform Stuck Patterns into Life Affirming Connections: September 28, 2018

~ Complex PTSD & Developmental Trauma for Direct Service Providers: October 22 & 23, 2018

Learn more or to register @ www.sosworkshops.ca.

Mission: Empowerment! Workshop and Events that Educate, Inspire and Empower.

Creative Interventions for Children & Youth

Speaker: Jodi Mullen, PhD.
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dates: September 27-28, 2018
Location: The Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario Street, Stratford 
To see cost and RSVP click
Registration closes September 23, 2018 by 4pm

Trauma-Informed Care: Principles and Practices

Sarah Schlote, MMA, RP, CCC, SEP
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dates: October 18-19, 2018
Location: The Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario Street, Stratford 
To see cost and RSVP click here.
Registration closes October 14, 2018  at 4pm

And much more, learn more here.

Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Level 1: Learning CBT - Ottawa
Date/Time: A 6-week course being offered Fridays from 9:00 AM to 12:00PM. First lecture September 14, 2018.
The Level 1 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. Experientially-based exercises will be used to reinforce and practice core therapy skills.

Exposure and Response Prevention for the Treatment of OCD - Ottawa

Date/Time: A 6-week course being offered Fridays from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. First lecture September 7, 2018.
Participants will learn how to conceptualise and understand the mechanisms that maintain OCD and practice developing individualized treatment plans. Time will be spent reviewing the principles of exposure with response prevention (ERP), the development of exposure hierarchies for OCD, guidelines for response prevention, the creation of coping scripts for exposure and the role of treatment interfering behaviours in OCD. Experientially-based exercises will be used to reinforce and practice the core therapy skills introduced in each session.

To register or for more information click here

Mindfulness & Compassion Certificate 
September 22, 2018 - June 9, 2019

Program for Health and End-of-Life Care Professionals: Cohort 4

This 9 month, 5 module program for professionals develops 
the skills of mindfulness and compassion in mediating suffering, illness and dying while also sustaining our well being. 

Location: SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre, 686 Bay St., Toronto.
Contact: Andrew Blake (Director), Sarana Institute, 416-726-4219, info@saranainstitute.org

“Show Me” Workshop

Locations & Dates: Ottawa October 25-26 2018 |
Toronto October 29-30  2018 | Vancouver November 7-9 2018

This workshop teaches you
How to light up your therapy for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and social anxiety so you and your client are collaboratively engaged in viewing the central components of anxiety throughout therapy sessions; and
How to collaboratively develop models for clearly understanding client experiences in GAD, panic disorder and social anxiety. See how a good case conceptualization helps guide intervention choices so that each session helps move the client   closer to a successful therapy outcome.

Trainer: Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.
Learn more and RSVP

Using DBT to Treat Emotional Dysregulation Disorders  

Dates: September 17 & 18, 2018

Location: Monte Carlo Inn, Barrie, Ontario.
Instructor: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW.

Through lecture and experiential exercises, you will learn:
-about the three theories underlying DBT: the biosocial theory, dialectics, and behaviour theory;
-about the four modules of DBT: Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance;
-ways of adapting and modifying the traditional DBT model to help clients with diagnoses other than borderline personality disorder;
-the importance of practicing skills yourself, and ways of teaching these skills to your clients;
-how to format DBT sessions to provide the structure your dysregulated clients need; &
-strategies to help foster the therapeutic relationship, maximize therapeutic gains, and reduce the likelihood of therapist burnout.

(Approved for 12 CE credits with MDPAC)

To Register or for more information visit our website:  www.amhw.ca.

Family Therapy Training Program
September 2018-April 2019

Reem Abdul Qadir, MSW, RSW; Heather McDonald, MA, RP; & Abraham Nehmad, MA, RP
Dates and Time: Wednesdays from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM on September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 7, 21, December 5, 2018, January 9, 23, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3, 2019 
Location: The George Hull Centre for Children & Families, 81 The East Mall, Toronto, ON   M8Z 5W3 
Tuition Cost 1650.00
To register or for more information, contact:
Reem Abdul Qadir @ 416-622-8833 Ext 245


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.

Workshops coming up at Hincks Dellcrest Institute:

2018 Academic Calendar for specialized training to meet your professional development needs.

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

OASW Members Save 10% on Training at Hincks Dellcrest (HD) Institute.  Contact membership2@oasw.org to get the promotional code.

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.