IASP Annual Conference
Date April 13, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S1H8 
Speaker: Daniel Hill, PhD, Psychoanalyst, Educator and a leading proponent of the Affect Regulation Model
Topic: "
Affect Regulation:  The Heart of Psychotherapy"

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Working With Emotion in Psychotherapy: The Transforming Power of Affect with Les Greenberg

Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW

 April 23 - 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Liberty North Barrie, ON

The workshop will begin with a discussion of the role of emotion and emotional awareness in function and dysfunction. The importance of working with automatically generated amygdala-based emotion will be emphasized. The use of process diagnosis in an emotion-focused approach to identify both adaptive and maladaptive emotions and primary and secondary emotions will be discussed. 

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SOS Workshops 2019

April 29, 2019:
Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy: Treating Trauma & Addictions with Derek Scott, RSW, Founder of IFSCA

May 13, 2019:
Legal Essentials: Principals Governing Consent, Capacity, Confidentiality, Documentation, Mandatory Reporting & the Duty to Warn, Presented by Robert Solomon, LLB, LLM.

And many more....

Location of all workshops:
The Highland Country Club In London, ON.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn more and RSVP click here.

Resilience in Action Spring into Self Care
Date:  Friday, May 3, 2019 

 Full day workshop designed for professionals working on the front lines to help people through the most traumatic experiences that happen in life.

Instructor: Maureen Pollard
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Durham Corporate Centre, 105 Consumers Dr., Whitby, ON L1N 1C4
RSVP here. (Lunch Included)

PACT - Understanding  & Healing Family-based Trauma and Loss: Facilitating & supporting permanence for children and families through adoption, kinship and customary care: 
2 Day Workshops

Date Options:  May 2-3; And June 3-4, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily
Location: The George Hull Centre for Children & Families, 81 The East Mall, Etobicoke, M8Z 5W3
Trainers: Judy Archer, MSW and Dianne Mathes, RSW
RSVP here.

Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience

Instructor: Kristin Neff, PhD
 May 10
, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Best Western Plus, The Arden Park Hotel, 522 Ontario St., Stratford, ON

Participants of this one-day workshop will learn some of the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)* program developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. The workshop is intended for professionals who want to learn skills they can integrate into their work life and teach to clients.  It is also appropriate for anyone who wants to develop more self-compassion in their personal life.

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The Gottman Institute: Training Levels 1 & 2 Options

Level One May 13th,14th 2019
Level Two May 15th, 16th 17th 2019
Time: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Presenter: Mike Fidler, MSW, RSW
Location: The Mindfulness Clinic,  700 Bay Street, Suite 2200, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6

The Gottman Model is based upon Dr. John Gottman’s 35 years of research with over 3,000 couples. Based on intensive, detailed, and long-term scientific study of why marriages succeed or fail, John Gottman, in collaboration with Julie Gottman, has developed innovative assessment tools and intervention strategies to strengthen happy marriages and committed relationships, and support and repair troubled ones (learn more here).

To learn more or to RSVP click

If you have questions please call 519.428.0776 or 
Email: fidlerassociates@amtelecom.net 



Trauma in the Mind's Eye: Mitigating & Eliminating Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks & Nightmares
Instructor: Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW
 May 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario St., Stratford, ON

Participants Will Learn: Effective interventions that target source traumatic memories; An overview of evidenced-based treatment (CBT, CPT, PET, IRRT); How fear hijacks cognition; Why people do what they do when they are overwhelmed; How people get 'stuck' and how to get them 'unstuck'; 3 techniques for processing 'horror'; & How to process 5 cognitive 'stuck points'.

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Mindfulness, Breath & Mediation for Trauma Recovery

Dates: June 1 - 2, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM -  4:00 PM
Exhale Therapy Services, 75 Edward Street, London, Ontario
Facilitator: Jen Thomson, MSW, RSW, RYT

To Register contact Jen Thompson @ jen@exhaletherapyservices.com or call 519.520.5654


Two day intensive training for clinicians and health care workers to learn how trauma impacts the individual mentally, physically and spiritually. You will learn practical skills using breath work, mindfulness, and mediation for trauma recovery and healing, etc...


Mind-Body-Spirit Conference 2019: Creating Sacred Spaces in Psychotherapy

Dates:  June 7 & 8, 2019
Location: Downtown Toronto
Description: Our 2019 program theme is The Awakened Therapist, where you will be exploring the role of consciousness-raising in yourselves and the work you do. This year, we welcome Dr. Shefali Tsabary, known as "Oprah's favourite therapist",  as the keynote faculty.

Learn more here.

RSVP here.


EMDR Child Specialist
Intensive Program LVL 1

Dates: August 11-15, 2019

Ana M. Gomez
 Thursday through Sunday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto , ON

Program Description: This intensive-week long training  clinicians will learn advanced skills and practice under the direction of Ana Gomez, the HOW TOs of EMDR therapy with children. This training will teach in depth case conceptualization using the AIP (Adaptive Information processing) model, attachment theory, affective neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology and the polyvagal theory. In addition, preparation strategies and EMDR games that will provide children with a solid foundation to face traumatic material will be thoroughly presented. This level is recommended for clinicians starting to use EMDR with children or clinicians that need the foundational skills.
To learn more or to RSVP click here.


*Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals: Level 1 Trauma Certificate
RSVP here.

*Motivational Interviewing (MI): Incorporate Miller and Rollnikès MI Techniques into Your Practice / RSVP here.

and much more...

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Hypersense presents: Toronto Heals 
Speaker Series: Work-Life Balance for Private Health Practitioners in the Greater Toronto Area

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presenters: Lisa Romano-Dwyer, PhD, RSW & Brian Dwyer
Location: Novotel Toronto Centre Hotel, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON, M8V 3Y3

For regulated and alternative health care practitioners in the Greater Toronto Region. Designed for individuals operating private therapeutic offices throughout the city, this Speaker Series aims to offer private therapists and small health business owners with opportunities for training, networking, and professional collaboration with other health service providers in related clinical fields. This event is suitable for registered Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Naturopaths, Homeopaths, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Dentists, Audiologists, Chiropodists, Podiatrists, and Speech and Language Pathologists.

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EMT (Eye Movement Technique): A Strategic Tool in Short Term Therapy

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location:  Ambassador Hotel & Conference Center 1150 Princess St. Kingston, Ontario, K7M 9E3
Instructor: Stephane Migneault, Psychologist

 This training session allows psychosocial professionals to discover, experiment with, and master a technique to help clients quickly manage “negative” emotions associated with current or future situations.

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ADLER: New! Online Certificate Programs

Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
     Level 1: Beginning Practice: Cognitive Behavioural       Foundations
     Level 2A: CBT with Mental Health & Addiction
     Level 2B: Advanced CBT with Complex Mental
     Level 2C: CBT with Families: Couples, Kids & Youth

Certificate in DBT informed Practice
Certificate in Clinical Supervisor Training
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing 

Visit the Continuing Education Department for details or contact Ms. Beatrice Traub-Werner, Dean @ btraubserner@adler.ca

Canadian Association for Play Therapy: Annual General Meeting (FREE) & Conference: Treating Anxiety Using Family Play Therapy, Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness for Children & Families (Click here for more information and see cost).

Dates:  May 3, 4 & 5, 2019  

AGM Time: May 3, 2019 @ 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Conference Time: May 3-5, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls, 6039 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 3V6

Training Overview:
In this three-day certificate program participants will gain an enhanced understanding of how to utilize play in conjunction with yoga, mindfulness and meditation.  Participants will engage in a process of planning, sequencing and leading fun, safe and therapeutic play, yoga and mindfulness sessions.  Participants will leave the three-day certificate program with numerous activities, games, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and resources that can be used in a variety of academic and therapeutic settings.


Presented by Dalton Associates Psychological & Mental Health Services: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Concurrent Mental Health and Substance Use Issues Workshop
Date: May 5, 2019 

 Dr. Lane Pederson
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Courtyard Brampton, 90 Biscayne Cres. Brampton, ON
Learning Objectives:
• Learn key DBT skills for clients with co-occurring disorders
• Describe the essential philosophies, interventions, and features of DBT
• Compare and contrast DBT with other concurrent disorder treatments
• Identify how to balance validation and change strategies
• Master DBT diary cards and behavioral analysis
• Choose recommended methods of integrating DBT into practice

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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Healing Relationships & Promoting Resilience

Dates: May 10 & 11, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT
Location: St. Paul University, Ottawa, ON

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is an attachment-based approach that combines both systemic and experiential interventions to mend broken bonds and heal fractured families. EFFT therapists focus on the emotional experience within a family and the problem patterns that block family members from accessing the resources they would otherwise share. 

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Formation gratuite sur la traite à des fins d’exploitation sexuelle

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes et ses partenaires vous invitent les 14 et 15 mai 2019 à Sudbury à assister à cette formation
en français.

Qui devraient y participer ?

Les professionnels qui travaillent auprès des jeunes filles et des femmes (milieu scolaire, organismes communautaires, secteur juridique, policier
et hospitalier, sociétés de l’aide à l’enfance, organismes pour femmes, étudiants  de niveaux collégial et universitaire, etc.)

Pour avoir plus d’information ou pour vous inscrire
<https://goo.gl/forms/c1ADDOaKCXyO1Nyz2> cliquez ici.

Toronto 4 Day Externship in
Emotionally Focused Therapy

Dates: May 29 through to June 1, 2019

ICEEFT Trainers: 
Dr. Sue Johnson & Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT (Bios)

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2V5

Contact Robin Helledoorn (416-921-7115) or Robin Blake (416-526-9890) by phone or email eftgta@yahoo.com to learn more.

here. (Each participant will receive a copy
of Sue Johnson's new 2019 book, Attachment Theory in Practice, on the first day of the training at registration).


Adult Attachment in Clinical Practice: Understanding & Treating Insecure Adult Attachment

Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW

 June 6 &7, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Best Western Plus, The Arden Park Hotel, 522 Ontario St., Stratford, ON

This workshop will present a model of therapy and interventions for helping professionals to assist clients recognize their unconscious models of relationships, to develop greater security through the therapeutic relationship and to risk new and healthy interactive patterns in present relationships.  Attendees will also develop awareness of their own attachment style and its importance in their therapeutic work with clients.

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International Network on Personal Meaning 2019 Summer Institute
Transforming Trauma to Resilience Through Meaning Therapy
Dates:  Saturday July 20- Sunday July 21, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Paul T.P. Wong, PhD, C.Psych (bio)
Novotel, 3 Park Home Avenue, North York, ON (live streaming available)

Description: Meaning-focused therapy is based on scientific research and existential insights. It makes optimal use of clients’ innate capabilities for meaning-seeking and meaning-making. This workshop will teach dialectic and paradoxical interventions to foster post-traumatic growth. 

To learn more or to RSVP click here.


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.