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NEW PROGRAM! Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
Summer Intensive - July 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th & September 8th, 9th, 2018 - 9am-4pm - $890 (incl. HST)
This program is designed for those who wish to enrich their skills and education in Trauma work, on the front
line or as an essential framework to understand clients touched by trauma. Trauma psychotherapy strives to interpret and reframe the individual’s response to overwhelming situations, transforming maladaptive coping strategies into socially useful ones and to examine the resiliency of individuals by de-pathologizing them. Moving from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”. This certificate offers the student the opportunity to become immersed in the fascinating and cutting edge field of trauma informed therapy. Participants will be exposed to theory, research, and practical hands-on application providing rich clinical insight and highly sought
after skills. The certificate can also serve as the foundation for further trauma study programs.
DBT-100 - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
DBT 101: Sep 14 & 15 DBT 102: Oct 26 & 27, DBT 103: Nov 16 &1 7, 2018 - 9am-4pm - $890 (incl. HST)
An intensive out-patient therapy developed by Marsha Linehan to treat chronically suicidal clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has also been adapted to treat clients with addictions, eating disorders and other complex problems. Working with clients who experience these difficulties is extremely challenging for mental health and direct service professionals. DBT has proven to be effective in reducing suicidal, self-harm and other impulsive behaviours and to increase client engagement in therapy. DBT blends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with acceptance-based strategies stemming from Zen philosophy. A primary therapeutic task is to balance acceptance of the client with a focus on change. During this training, participants will learn the theoretical underpinnings of DBT, the group and individual components and DBT skills from each of the four modules.
• How to conceptualize borderline personality disorder using the biosocial theory
• The components of standard Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
• How to balance validation and change strategies
• Skills for clients, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness
• How to conduct a behavioural analysis and solution analysis of problematic behaviours
• How to use commitment strategies to enhance client engagement in the treatment process
Lyndsey Davies M.S.W., R.S.W. has been working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health since 1999 in the areas of both addictions and mental health and has provided numerous trainings and workshops in the areas of substance use and mental health issues. Lyndsey is a Therapist in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She also has a private practice working with individuals with BPD. At CAMH, she is both an individual therapist and skills group facilitator, utilizing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, in a comprehensive DBT program and a 20 week skills group. In addition, she offers supervision to other staff members and students.
AS-691 Assessment & Treatment of Sleeplessness - $325 (incl. HST)
Come and learn the latest innovations to the cognitive behavioral treatment of insomnia: the transdiagnostic approach developed by Allison Harvey, Ph.D. and Dan Buysse, MD. Your instructor, Rocky Garrison, Ph.D., CBSM, has over 15 years of experience treating insomnia in private practice and in a sleep clinic. In addition to lecture, discussion and demonstration, the course will have participants rehearse specific competencies “as if” they were talking to a client and then receive feedback from peers on their presentation.