May 2020
Advanced Training Workshop in the the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Model


 May 13 & 14, 2020 - POSTPONED
Time: 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Location: Western University, Somerville House - Great Hall, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6G 2V4
Instructor:  Dr. Ross Greene

The aim of this 2-day (12hrs) advanced training is to provide an in-depth orientation to the key themes and key assessment and treatment facets of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model. You will received in-depth training and review of the model through direct lecture-style teaching by Dr. Greene including interactive participation, case studies, video examples and question and answer opportunities. By the end of this course you will be able to use the CPS model as a parent, educator, clinician or other professional raising or working with children and youth. Your continued use and practice of the CPS model will change lives, yours included, because "kids will do well if they can" and you will be helping them achieve this goal.

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June 2020

4 Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Dates: June 10-13, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5
Trainors: Dr. Sue Johnson & Robin Williams Blake, RP

An Externship includes presentations of theory, clinical techniques and skills, training exercises, video recordings, observation of live interviews and discussion of specific cases and clinical issues. Manual will be provided.

Participants Learn:

  • To see emotional disorders & relationship distress from an attachment perspective
  • To help clients reprocess the emotional responses that maintain dysfunction & relationship distress
  • To shape key new interactions and events that build secure connection with others
  • To overcome therapeutic impasses and address existential dilemmas

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September 2020

Calming the Emotional Storm: Using DBT to Treat Emotion Dysregulation

 September 24 &  25, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Location: 223 Main St., Saint-Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1C4
Facilitator:  Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

Following an introduction to DBT theory and how this treatment differs from traditional cognitive behavior therapy, leading expert Sheri Van Dijk will discuss how DBT can be applied to working with clients facing this broad range of conditions.

Through lecture and experiential exercises, you’ll explore the four modules of DBT skills (Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) and learn how to teach these skills to your clients. You will learn how to format DBT sessions to provide the structure your dysregulated clients need. In addition, Sheri will introduce DBT strategies to help foster the therapeutic relationship, maximize therapeutic gains, and reduce the likelihood of therapist burnout.

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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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