Professional Development

19th Annual George Brown College Mental Health Conference

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Cannabis on Campus: Now What?

 

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Location:

George Brown College Financial Services Building

Address:

290 Adelaide St. East, Toronto, Ontario

When:

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Time:

9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Doors open at 8:00 am

Event Details:

Cannabis on Campus: What Now?


Annual Mental Health Conference presented by the Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies and Student Success of George Brown College, with sponsorship from the RBC Foundation.

 

On June 29, join us for a day of knowledge sharing and dialogue.

Learn more about cannabis use and how the upcoming legislation may impact our campuses and our communities.

You’ll hear from a range of speakers sharing their expertise on supporting students for maximum mental health and well-being.

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health will be launching their Cannabis Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario’s Campuses Toolkit.

 Resources, lunch, prizes, and more!

 Full conference details available at www.georgebrown.ca/mental-health-conference.

 

Registration Fees:

*Early Bird Registration until June 12th 5:00 p.m.*

Early Bird General Registration Fee: $90.00 +HST per ticket

Early Bird Student Registration Fee: $40.00 + HST per ticket

After June 12th, 2018 fees are as follows:

General Registration Fee: $120.00 + HST

Student Registration Fee: $60.00 + HST

Notes:

Morning refreshments, lunch, door prizes, community resources, and a chance to network with colleagues are included!

Deadline for all registrations is June 25th at 5 p.m.

Walk-in registrations will only be accepted if space permits.

All registration fees are non-refundable.

 

For payments by cheque, please contact Erika Ortegon at 416.415.5000, ext.2548 or send an email to mentalhealthconference@georgebrown.ca

 
Please submit only one registration form per person.

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59th Annual Institute On Addiction Studies          

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59 years of Personal and Professional Development

 July 8-12, 2018

The Annual  Institute on Addiction Studies offers professional development and learning opportunities   to those working and involved in substance use and related fields.  All workshops and presentations attended at the Annual Institute on Addiction Studies conference are preapproved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).

 

This year’s annual Institute features the following presentations:

  • Adult Attachment and Addiction” Annette Kussin MSW, RSW
  • PTSD & Substance Use: Medicine or Menace?”: Wendi Woo MA, C.Psych. Associate  Harry Vedelago MSc, MD, FCFP, ABAM
  • The Counter-Transference ‘Trap’ within the Therapeutic Process of Addictions and Mental Health” Ian Robertson MSW, RSW
  • “Addiction Treatment: What Do We Know and What We Can Do With it” Gabriela Novotna MSW, PhD
  • Managing Clients with Borderline Personality”: Beth Reade MD, FRCPC
  • Substance Use during the Life Cycle of Sexual Violence” Leah Marshall, MSW, RSW, Lauren Bloom, MSW, LGSW
  • “Drugs and the Brain:An Introduction on How Psychoactive Substances Actually Change You” Rick Csiernik PhD, RSW, CCAC
  • Workshops on Supporting the Bereaved, the challenges faced by Trans identified people accessing services, family and addictions, yoga for recovery and wellness, stages of change and many more.
  • Keynote Speaker: Frank O’Dea O.C. LLD, “The Power of Hope, Vision and Action”
  • Plenary Session Speaker: Chris D. Lewis: “Only the Resilient Will Survive”.

Location:

Ivey Spencer leadership Centre, London, ON

Website: addictionstudies.ca

Email: info@addictionstudies.ca

Tel: 1.866.278.3568

 

Personal PD

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It seems we’re always in a dance between the uneventful day, the comfortable and supposedly safe choices and the inner longing for change, newness and all the discomfort that can bring. Each day is an opportunity to make that choice. We thrive when we have a good balance of both. Consistency and the ability to just hang in, to persevere, is important, but when it becomes our only mode, we get antsy. The pull to shake things up arises. Creating balance between these two states is the ticket to a satisfying life.

Pleasure is associated with the pull to shake things up. I have spoken before about the how pleasure often involves some form of risk taking. In fact, the more I work with pleasure I see that making pleasure a significant focus for your life is a radical act. This week’s blog post speaks to this. Along with a poem from my pleasure collection. Words to inspire you to pleasure.

If you work supporting others to develop and change, whither in organizations, or in private practice, I’d like to show you how to use a pleasure lens to both ground and inspire your client’s. Pleasure is a medicine that can bring healing and resiliency. Join me Saturday, May 26th for an Unlock Pleasure professional development day.

Spring blessings, Madeline


 

REMINDER for Opportunities for Growth / Upcoming Events


Unlock Pleasure – Why We Need Pleasure to Heal and Find Wholeness – For Professionals
Saturday May 26th, 2018.
From 9:30 to 4:30 p.m.

This day workshop is an introduction to the teaching of Unlock Pleasure for professionals.  The presentation will focus on a treatment approach and skill development. In this workshop you will learn: 

  • How to use pleasure to support clients to an increased orientation to positivity and why this matters
  • Understand the relevance of using positive resources through a somatic approach
  • How pleasure can be used in application to the treatment of trauma
  • Learning how a focus on pleasure can build neuropaths ways for emotional well-being, increased relational capacity and creativity

For more information, please click here.


 

A winter sojourn to Oaxaca, Mexico?
February 17 to 24, 2018 –  Save the dates!

Join me next winter for an 8-day retreat to meet and experience the ancient healing traditions of the indigenous medicine women of Oaxaca Province, Mexico.  We’ll spend time in the mountains and then travel on to the coast in this 8-day excursion, in beautiful, diverse, Oaxaca Mexico. A consciousness altering experience, where you step outside your familiar ways, to be immersed in the elements of the land, the people, to travel back to a time to where everything is sacred. Details to follow in May.  


The World Within: Hummingbirds and the Inner Journey
Saturday, May 5 from 12 to 4 p.m.

Presented by Laurene Winkler, H.B. Mus.B.Ed, SEP, OACCPP, this workshop will be an exploration of external and internal landscapes of human experience, inviting awareness of non-conscious messages in the body that are expressed through feelings, thoughts, motivations, choices – an integrative approach for a deeper and enriched experience of being alive. Lunch included. Payment in advance is required to reserve a spot: $55. For more information and to register, please email: deb@dflak.com.


Invitation for stories
Will you share your stories about pleasure with me? You can send your stories directly to me. Or email and we can chat about any questions or concerns you may have about anonymity or the hows of writing a short offering. Don’t worry about it being polished – I can edit and send it back to you for final approval. Just get that pen to paper!


 

 

Webinar: Knowledge Mobilization on Youth-led Suicide Prevention

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people in Canada and beyond (Kutcher & Szumilas, 2008). Many youth suicide prevention programs have been developed in response to this concerning trend, ranging in focus from school-based curriculum and awareness campaigns for all youth, to those that focus specifically on high-risk groups. Many of these programs are intended to strengthen protective factors, which are those that reduce the risk of suicide, such as social connectedness, self-esteem, ability to adapt to changing environments, and problem-solving skills, to name but a few (Suicide Prevention Resource Centre [SPRC], 2011).However, the majority of these programs to date have been developed and delivered to youth, rather than by youth (Lindquist-Grantz, 2018).

Wisdom to Action brought together youth, researchers, service providers, government officials, Elders and health care providers from coast to coast to coast in February 2018 in Vancouver to start sharing what works in youth-led suicide prevention and to consider issues related to programs and projects. This webinar will provide an overview of emergent research on youth-led suicide prevention and results from the W2A event. Participants will also learn about the work of the Embrace Life Council and We Matter.

To Register

WEED Talk

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Marijuana, Mental Health & Youth

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
100 West 5th Street Hamilton, Ontario

Level 1 Auditorium 6 :00 – 8:30 p.m.
West 5th campus

Impacts & risks of marijuana use on youth

How the landscape around marijuana is changing for youth

Medical marijuana as a therapeutic agent

RSVP at stjoes.ca/weedtalk

WEED Talk Poster

Trauma-Informed Practice with Newcomers and Refugees

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The Ontario Association of Social Workers-Hamilton and District Branch welcomes you to a one day training on engaging in practice with newcomers and refugees. Participants will learn about theories and have an opportunity to practice hands-on! This is an event that you do not want to miss! Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

When:

April 27th 2018 9 AM-4 PM

Where:

McMaster University, Burlington Campus. 4300 South Service Rd. (Between Walkers Line and Appleby Line)

Rates:

Early Bird before March 27, 2018: OASW Members $100 Non-Members $125 Students $50. After March 27, 2018: OASW Members $125 Non Members $150 Students $75.

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