Month: February 2016

2016 CAPH Annual Conference

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Keep an eye on our website as we’ll continue to post more information on speakers and sessions. We look forward to welcoming you in Halifax!





Youth Wellness Centre: First Year Outcomes and Lessons Learned

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For a Live Webcast of this presentation please click on the link below:

 Click on live events then public events.

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 Participants are asked to contact their Telemedicine Coordinator / Site coordinator for the availability of their video conferencing studio and to make the necessary arrangements.  For Telemedicine Coordinators with Ncompass training access, please self register your site with the event URL below:


St. Joes

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

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Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Ottawa: April 6, 2016 (early rate deadline March 16)

Toronto: April 7, 2016 (early rate deadline March 17)

London: April 13, 2016 (early rate deadline March 23)

This workshop is designed to give helpers an increased awareness of the dynamics of grief and to provide tools and strategies to best support someone who is grieving.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Types of Grief and Loss
  • The Myth of “Normal Grief”
  • Understanding the Complexities of Grief and Loss
  • Working with Adults, Children/Youth, Families and Communities
  • Specific Strategies and Approaches to Grief

Unable to attend? Join the live webinar

April 8, from 1 pm – 2 pm (CST)

Early Rate $198; Regular Rate $220

Brief Narrative Therapy Training and Research

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Check Out the Workshops and Certificate Programs!

Workshops and Certificate Programs

The Windz Institute is the home of brief narrative therapy training, education, research and community outreach. Our service philosophy is non-pathologizing and client-centred, focusing on what is strong in people, rather than what is wrong in people. We offer advanced training and education based on innovative knowledge and practice-based research.

Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression & Anxiety

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Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression & Anxiety

with Les Greenberg, PhD,  Primary Originator and Developer of EFT  


May 5-6, 2016, Kitchener, ON Early Registration Fee: $349 + HST Regular Registration Fee: $379 + HST Group Rates Available Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Patricia Rockman, MD, Physician, Professor, and Director of Education at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies  

April 28-29, 2016, Stratford, ON Early Registration Fee: $349 + HST Regular Registration Fee: $379 + HST Group Rates Available Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments. **Please Note: This workshop can be applied to the Certificate in MBCT Facilitation through the  Centre for Mindfulness Studies/University of Toronto, for a transfer fee.  Email us for more info. Workshop Details and Registration Information>

Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience

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Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience
with Kristin Neff, PhD

April 8, 2016, Stratford, ON
Early Registration Fee: $199 + HST
Regular Registration Fee: $219 + HST
Group Rates Available
Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

Workshop Description

For many years self-esteem was seen to be the key to psychological health.  However, research psychologists have identified several downsides to the endless pursuit of self-esteem such as ego-defensiveness, constant social comparisons and instability of self-worth. Research suggests that self-compassion is a healthier way of relating to oneself, offering all the benefits of self-esteem without its downsides.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the three key components of self-compassion
  • Describe key research that supports the benefits of self-compassion
  • Practice techniques to increase self-compassion in everyday life
  • Learn some of the core skills of the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer
  • Use self-compassion to alleviate caregiver burnout
  • Teach basic self-compassion skills to clients

This workshop is intended for professionals who want to learn self-compassion skills that they can integrate into their work life and teach to clients.  It is also appropriate for anyone who wants to develop more self-compassion in their personal life.

About the Presenter

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin, and the author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity BehindShe is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago.  Kristin was recently featured in the award-winning documentary called The Horse Boy which chronicles her family’s adventure with autism.
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Free Webinar: Mental Health in the Workplace

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Mental Health in the Workplace Webinar

Trainer – Randy Grieser

People who have a mental illness are often misunderstood and stigmatized, leading to an increase in conflict, performance concerns and absenteeism in the workplace. Understanding mental health and mental illness will help you better navigate and respond to these issues. This webinar will provide a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and their symptoms, causes and treatment. While it is not your responsibility to diagnose mental illness, it can be both important and helpful for you to be aware of the signs and symptoms that may indicate whether someone is experiencing a mental illness so that you can respond appropriately.

To Access Webinar:

Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Conference

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Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Conference

Registration Now Open!

The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies is hosting its annual conference in Hamilton, ON, May 5-7, 2016. To register, visit: For the best conference rates, register before the early bird deadline on April 4, 2016. CACBT members and student members benefit from discounted registration rates, so please consider a membership.

Please see our website ( and attached program below for the conference schedule and description of workshops and presentations. Note that the symposium presentations will be announced in March.

Blocks of rooms have been reserved exclusively for CACBT attendees at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, where the conference is being held. Reservations can be made here: or by calling 1-888-627-8161 and asking for the ‘CACBT 2016’ group block. Group rate available until April 4, 2016. Subject to availability.

We hope to see you at the conference!

Conference Program: 2016 Hamilton CACBT Conference Brochure

Irena Milosevic, Ph.D., C.Psych. Psychologist

Anxiety Treatment & Research Clinic St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Tel: 905-522-1155, ext. 35227 Fax: 905-521-6120 Email:

The Future is Now: Evolving Best Practices for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Anxiety

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March 18th 2016

4th Annual Thompson Centre conference entitled, “The Future is Now: Evolving Best Practices for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Anxiety”.

The day will feature plenaries from Dr. Z. Jeff Daskalakis, temporary chair in Therapeutic Brain Intervention and author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications in this area, and Dr. Richard Swinson, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University. We are once again partnering with the 16th Annual Toronto Psychopharmacology Update Day on March 19th 2016, led by Dr. Sagar Parikh. The conference offers attendees a choice of workshops to meet a range of learner goals, with topics including: psychopharmacology in OCD; e-therapies; current use of neuromodulation therapies; CBT; mindfulness; and foci including adults, children, adolescents and families. Registrants have the option of attending both conferences at a discount, for more in-depth learning opportunities.

For more information please refer to the conference brochure and flyer attached and visit our website:

Brochure: 2016 Psychopharm-Anxiety Brochure

Flyer: FWTADC 2016 Conference Flyer


To register for the event please visit: