September

Excellence in Practice: Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Level I - Learning CBT


Dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Each Session lasts 3 hours)
Location: The Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 411 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3X9

Description: The Level I CBT course is focused on teaching the essentials of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) through a series of weekly experiential training sessions.  (6 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. 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.

What Participants Will Learn: 

  • Theoretical fundamentals and principles of CBT
  • Collaboratively conceptualize client problems
  • Core CBT skills for mood and anxiety problems

(Pre-Requisites/Target Audience: Given that one of the purposes of CBT is to address and treat clinical and subclinical mental health conditions, ***only health professionals, including but not only limited to, psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and professionally qualified psychotherapists who are seeking practical, proven methods to enhance their therapeutic skills may apply.)
 
To learn more or to RSVP click here.

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October 2019

Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt and Shame


Date:
October 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON
Instructor: Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW

Description:
For decades the therapeutic work of PTSD was processing fear, helplessness and horror. Recently the DSM has expanded the definition of PTSD to include guilt and shame. Evidence-based research indicates that unprocessed/unresolved guilt and shame are risk factors for developing and maintaining PTSD symptoms as well as compromising the healing process for clients with Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma. 

In this workshop we will define guilt and shame and outline their similarities and differences.  We will review the different subtypes of both emotions.  We will review how we organize our conversations with clients and how we help clients face the unspoken needs and dilemmas that drive the guilt and shame experience.

To learn more or to RSVP click here.

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November 2019

Traumatic Incident Reduction Workshop


Dates:
November 2 & 3 and November 9 & 10, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Location: 610-21 College Street, 6th Floor (Yonge & College) 
Facilitator: Daniel Ferguson, B.A. M.Div. B.Ed. Certified TIR Trainer

Description:
Most people have some troubling issues that can be traced to earlier traumas. TIR is an approach designed to effectively remove the negative effects of traumatic experience, and can help your clients resolve most of their trauma-related issues! 

TRAUMATIC INCIDENT REDUCTION (TIR) is an amazingly effective technique in reducing, and often eliminating, the debilitating after-effects of injury, childhood trauma, bereavement, abuse, medical trauma, and any severe or shocking event. TIR can resolve traumatic stress and PTSD quickly and without negative side effects. TIR is person-centered, client-titrated, and results-oriented. TIR is evidence-based, and listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 
The TIR training workshop gives you the skills and understanding to begin using TIR techniques immediately. 

TIR represents a paradigm shift in dealing with trauma in that through its application, trauma can be resolved. If, for example, an individual was experiencing intrusive, negative thoughts stemming from a trauma, effective application of TIR techniques could result in their disappearance.

RSVP click here

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December 2019

Creative CBT Interventions For Children With Anxiety


Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Saint-Paul University, 223 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4
Speaker: Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW

Description: We’ve all heard of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and its many uses, especially for treating children with anxiety. CBT is the most empirically supported treatment for treating childhood anxiety. While we know how effective CBT can be, the challenge lies in getting children who are suffering from anxiety to engage in treatment.

In this one-day workshop, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative techniques to engage, assess, and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address core treatment components: Psychoeducation, parenting skills, relaxation, affective expression, cognitive coping, and gradual exposure.

Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW is a leading expert in integrating creative, developmentally appropriate interventions so that children will engage in treatment. She will present therapeutic games, art, stories, and other engaging activities for use with children aged 6-12.

To learn more or to RSVP click here.


Learn More

What is the Social Workers and Social Service Workers Professional Development Fund?
If you are a registered social worker or social service worker who has recently completed a professional development (PD) activity, you may be eligible for an up to $500 reimbursement. The aim of the Fund is to provide reimbursement to registered social workers and social service workers in good standing who complete professional development (PD) activities that;

  • Advance their knowledge and skills.
  • Advance and integrate knowledge and skills into professional practice.
  • Contribute effectively and efficiently within social service and health care systems.
  • Support the government’s priorities in caring for vulnerable populations and their complex needs. 
    • Violence Against Women (including domestic violence and sexual violence and harassment);
    • Individuals with Developmental Disabilities;
    • Aboriginal Populations;
    • French Language Services;
    • Healthier Populations - including mental health;
    • Equity & Inclusion; and
    • Poverty Reduction.     

Eligibility and Application Information:

  • Be a registered member, in good standing, of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • Applications must be submitted within 90 days after the completion date of the PD activity.
  • Applicants are limited to one application for one PD activity to a maximum of $500 per funding year.
  • Proof of payment and successful completion of PD activity is required at the time of application. 
  • Funding is not guaranteed. 


To apply for the fund, please visit www.swsswpdf.org.

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