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Family Therapy Workshop

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In this workshop the author will discuss an innovative method of analyzing emotional dynamics based on the DISTRIBUTION OF LOVE in families, as described in her book “They Love You, They Love Me Not: the truth about the family favourite and sibling rivalry”  (HarperCollins, 1995).

Learning how this theoretical model works to decipher the DISTRIBUTION OF LOVE in a family will:

(a) enhance your ability to understand and analyse the psychological/emotional dynamics that occur in families

(b) enable you to find solutions to unravelling anxieties, depressions, and anger producing parent-child and child-child interactions, and

(c) improve overall treatment outcomes for children, adolescents and adults.

Case studies will be discussed, and participants are invited to bring in their own difficult cases.

Workshop Leader: Vera Rabie, D.Psy.

Date: Sat. April 14, 2018, 9am to 4pm

Fee: $175

Location: 89 Dunfield Avenue, Theatre Room


For more information and to register, please call: 647-785-4769

Space is limited.


Peterborough Campus Mental Health Forum – Free!

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Good Afternoon,

I would like to introduce myself and the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health. Our mission is to help Ontario’s colleges and universities enhance their capacity to support student mental health and well-being and optimize mental health and well-being for Ontario’s postsecondary students. My role is Communications and Stakeholder Engagement.

We would like to invite you to our upcoming forum in Peterborough (Trent University) on March 27, 2018. The forum is a one day event that takes place between 11 and 4 pm. The goal is to bring regional post-secondary institutions and community organizations together to highlight the great work being done, seek and build collaborations and to facilitate networking. The forum is free to attend and includes lunch. We also encourage you to forward this email and invite any additional organizations that you think would like to attend.

The forum will start with a networking exercise run by our director, followed by 10 min presentations from attendees on their organizations current work and what they are looking for in terms of collaboration within their community.

Please reply to with your full name, email, organization, if you would like to present, and any dietary restrictions if you are interested in attending.

Feel free to email me with any other questions you might have.


Andrew Koolsbergen

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario Division

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

416-977-5580 x 4147 or 416-413-1439




Free Webinar!

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Mindfulness & the Road to Recovery

MBSR teacher Jaisa Sulit will join MWU for a one hour live webinar on:
  • How mindfulness helped with her own recovery post injury and helps her live well today with a physical disability.
  • The foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how these translate into practical strategies for coping with stress, anxiety, chronic pain and fatigue.
  • Tips on how to cultivate an informal mindfulness practice, making any moment a mindful moment without the need to take time out of your day.

All are welcome to register for this free webinar. If you can’t attend the live broadcast please register anyway and we’ll send you the recording as soon as it’s available.


April 4, 2018 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)



Free Webinar

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Food for thought:

A youth perspective on recovery-oriented practice.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is hosting a series of free Recovery-Oriented Practice webinars.   Sign up for this month’s webinar on Thursday, February 1st, 2018.   How is recovery-oriented practice unique when working with youth?  And what types of services would best support youth on their journey towards recovery?    Join us for this webinar on youth recovery-oriented services.  This panel discussion will help unpack some of these complex questions to discuss how youth would like to be engaged in and receive recovery-oriented mental health and addiction services.   This webinar will also formally launch the MHCC’s new animated video on youth recovery-oriented services: Food for thought: A youth perspective on recovery-oriented practice
Guest Speakers:
Amanee Elchehimi  MHCC Youth Council Member Manager, Vancouver Education Services

Don Mahleka MHCC Youth Council Member

Elyse Trudell MHCC Youth Council Member Occupational Therapist

Marta Sadkowski Registered Nurse – Mental Health & Addictions



 The MHCC’s webinars on recovery-oriented practice are designed for everyone involved in mental health services, including people living with mental health problems or illnesses and their families. Most of all, the webinars are intended for people who can help make the practical, organizational, and cultural shifts needed to develop a truly recovery-oriented mental health system. This free webinar will be in English and a recording will be available on the website in March 2018. The PowerPoint presentation will also be available afterwards in both English and French. Additionally, please note that the MHCC hosts a monthly French webinar series on the first Thursday of each month.

OCC Joint Regional Meeting & PD!

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Date: Monday December 11, 2017

Location: Colleges Ontario, 20 Bay Street, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON M5J 2N8

Agenda/ Schedule

  • 9:00am – 9:30am  – Registration (Coffee & Tea)
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – OCC-CCCO Business Meeting
  • 10:30am – 1:00pm – Training (2.5 hour with 15 minute break)
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm – Lunch
  • 1:45pm – 4:00pm  – Training (2hrs training with 15 minute break)

Here is the link for the registration, we ask that you register by December 6th:


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