May 2019

Trauma in the Mind's Eye: Mitigating & Eliminating Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks & Nightmares

May 24, 2019 
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario St., Stratford, ON
Instructor: Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW

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'.

To learn more or to RSVP click here.

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June 2019

Exhale Therapy Services: Mindfulness, Breath & Mediation for Trauma Recovery

Dates: June 1 - 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM -  4:00 PM
Facilitator: Jen Thomson, MSW, RSW, RYT
Location: Exhale Therapy Services, 75 Edward Street, London, Ontario

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...

To register contact Jen Thompson @ or call 519.520.5654

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July 2019

Transforming Trauma to Resilience Through Meaning Therapy

Dates: Saturday July 20- Sunday July 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Novotel, 3 Park Home Avenue, North York, ON (live streaming available)
Presenter: Paul T.P. Wong, PhD, C.Psych (bio)

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.

August 2019

EMDR Child Specialist Intensive Program Level 1

Dates: August 11-15, 2019
Time: Thursday through Sunday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto , ON
Instructor: Ana M. Gomez

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.

October 2019

Mindfulness & Compassion Training Program for Health and End-of-Life Care Professionals

in collaboration with the Mindfulness Project at SickKids Hospital. 

Dates & Location 2019 - 2020:   

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (All modules)

Module 1: October 5-6, 2019
SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre, 686 Bay St. Toronto   

Module 2: November 30-December 1, 2019
Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto   

Module 3: January 25-26, 2020
SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre, 686 Bay St. Toronto   

Module 4: March 28-29, 2020
SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre , 686 Bay St. Toronto   

Module 5: May 30-31, 2020
SickKids, Peter Gilgan Centre, 686 Bay St.  Toronto

Faculty: Andrew Blake, Chaplain; Agnes Wong, M.D, Ph.D., FRCSC; Lysa Toye, MSW; and Monica Branigan M.D.

Description: This training runs over a 9 month period with 5 modules. This program is ideal for professionals who want to develop the skills of mindfulness and compassion in mediating suffering, illness and dying while also sustaining their well-being. 

Learn more here.
RSVP here.

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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 Health
     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 @

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