Day: October 20, 2015

Creating Movement and Change through the Use of Early Memories

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Creating Movement and Change through the Use of Early Memories

Adlerian Strategies  |  Clinical Demonstrations | Useful Applications


An afternoon workshop for psychotherapist, counsellors, social workers, physicians, psychologists, educators, clergy, and other interested in learning to effectively apply Adlerian theory and practice in their work with clients.

Creating movement and change with our clients is a core goal of any therapeutic relationship. Adlerian psychology focuses not on ‘symptoms’ but rather on exploring and addressing the underlying purpose that these ‘symptoms’ serve in a client’s life. Using Early Memories as a therapeutic technique, we can assess: a person’s beliefs about themselves, others, life and values; the client’s stance in relation to the counseling relationship; and individual strengths, assets, coping patterns, and interfering ideas.

The use of Early Memories can help to quickly identify how a client’s life today is affected by early childhood beliefs and decisions. This intervention can be used to powerfully and effectively shift clients’ perceptions and actions.

In this clinical workshop, our Adlerian team will:

  • Outline the steps in collecting, and analyzing early memories
  • Offer a live demonstration of ‘therapy in action’
  • Provide an opportunity to practice the use of early childhood memories

To Register, please call the Adlerian Counselling and Consulting Group at:

613-737-5553 or email 

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies From Leading Frameworks

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Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. presents:

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies From Leading Frameworks

London, ON – December 9-10

Toronto, ON – December 10-11

Ottawa, ON – December 14-15

This workshop provides participants with a deeper understanding of cognitive behavioral, strengths based, narrative and solution focused frameworks.

Some Topics Covered: 

  • Value and Purpose of Being Guided by Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Strategies
  • Stengths Based Therapy Strategies
  • Narrative Based Therapy Strategies
  • Solutions Focused Therapy Strategies

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Integrating Mindfulness & Meditation into Clinical Practice

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Integrating Mindfulness & Meditation into Clinical Practice

Bill Gayner, MSW, RSW

November 26-27, 2015, Stratford, ON

Early Registration Fee: $319 + HST

Regular Registration Fee: $339 + HST Group Rates Available

Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

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2 Day FREE Workshop: “Openings: Mental Health and Harm Reduction”

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Toronto Public Health is pleased to announce the pilot of a new, free, two-day workshop:

“Openings: Mental Health and Harm Reduction”

…designed and lead by community partners, with the support of Toronto Public Health facilitators.

Please see the flyer: Openings: Mental Health and Harm Reduction

DATE: November 4 & 5, 2015

WHERE: 519 Community Centre Ballroom from 9:30 – 4:30 pm  at 519 Church Street in Toronto.

TO REGISTER CONTACT: Toronto Health Connection email:

QUESTIONS?: Call: 416-338-7600

Please let us know at registration if you have a need for special accommodation.

“Openings” focuses on the intersections of community mental health and substance use and is framed around the ways in which the harm reduction and recovery approaches support one another to enrich service provision.

This workshop features over 10 excellent community speakers covering a variety of topics including:

  • understanding the harm reduction and recovery framework;
  • rapport building with motivational interviewing;
  • supports for running peer groups;
  • promoting connection through restorative justice;
  • street and prescription drug interactions;
  • working from a harm reduction framework with folks with acquired brain injuries, ADHD and mood disorders.

As well, workshop participants will enjoy drumming with “Rhythmic By Nature”.