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Working With Emotions in Psychotherapy: A Trans-Theoretical Approach

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Thursday, Nov. 26th 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 27th 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Facilitated by:  

Dr. Leslie Greenberg, Dr. Shari Geller and Dr. Shelley McMain

Fee: $550 + HST Early Registration $495 plus HST, if registered by Oct.30th, 2015

Student Rate: $400 plus HST

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Live 3-hour (3 CE) Webinar: Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY)

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Live 3-hour (3 CE) Webinar

Dr. Laura Guy | SAVRY


Wednesday | October 28th, 2015 | 2 Sessions

Session 1: 9:00a – Noon (Pacific) / Noon – 3:00p (Eastern)
Session 2: 2:00p – 5:00p (Pacific) / 5:00p – 8:00p (Eastern)
Please join us for a 3-hour Live Webinar by Dr. Laura Guy on the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY). We limit the space in each session to provide you with the opportunity to interact with Dr. Guy and ask questions about the administration and implementation of the SAVRY for assessing and managing risk for violence in youth.
During the Webinar, Dr. Guy will review major developmental concepts relevant to violence risk assessment and management with youth, teach participants how to rate the risk and protective factors on the SAVRY, and discuss how the measure can be used in practice.

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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

For more information:

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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”.

Rethinking Psychiatry: The Place of Mental Health Services

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Addiction Services for York Region is pleased to offer a


Re-thinking Psychiatry:  The Place of Culture in Mental Health Services.

Tuesday June 23, 2015

9:30am – 4:30pm

 If you are interested in reading more about this important opportunity or to register,  please click here: Rethinking Psychiatry

 Please note that seating is limited.

Addiction Services For York Region – 14780 Yonge Street, Suite 210 – Aurora, ON L4G 1N1 – www.


Professional Development

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OCC-CCCO will be compiling relevant professional development opportunities for college counsellors. Please feel free to send along any in your community and we will include it here.

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