Coming Events

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Chronological Listing of Events


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions
Training in Dual Diagnosis: is now available online at
http://www.samhi.online/

Date: Ongoing


Training in Dual Diagnosis: is now available online at http://www.samhi.online/

    This 2 day advanced Dual Diagnosis Training is now available ONLINE
    (https://www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/contact-us/)

    This training is also currently available LIVE in various locations as listed on the bottom of our website. This training has now been reduced from $290 to $145 (50% off) and will continue to be delivered on the Gold Coast and other locations as requested.

    If people want a certificate of attendance and also qualify for 12 points (ONLINE) or 15 points (Live) of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for their counselling peak body (such as; CPS, APS, AASW, ACS etc), they need to complete the full 12 hours of intensive training, covering all of the current evidence based, best practice in the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health industry from an integrated, holistic framework.

    The Dual Diagnosis Consultant delivering the training, has over 7 years lived experience as an ex-addict himself and spent over 10 years accessing various treatment and recovery programs to work through the underlying issues. Since then, he has 25 years of clinical experience as a counsellor and 16 years as an educator to Government and Non-Government organisations in Australia. The Dual Diagnosis Training Intro video on the website (www.dualdiagnosistraining.com.au/) introduces the 2 day advanced training that explains Substance Abuse, (with Alcohol & Other Drugs), as well as Mental Health Issues. The training is outlined in detail below at the end of this email and further information is also available on the website. This training will equip workers to be able to deliver a brief & early intervention to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills.
    Module 1. Drugs & Effects

    • Cycle of Addiction
    • Alcohol
    • Drink & Drug Driving
    • Tobacco
    • Cannabis
    • Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)
    • Inhalants (volatile substances)

    Module 2. Addictions & Mental Health

    • Dual Diagnosis
    • Integrative Holistic Model
    • Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addiction

    Module 3. Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health

    • Pharmacotherapies
    • Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health

    Module 4. Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brian Works)

    • Neuroplasticity
    • Neurotransmitters
    • Psychosis vs Dissociation
    • Psychospirituality

    Module 5. Trauma model & Keys to Treatment

    • Memory formation
    • Locus of control shift
    • Guilt vs Shame
    • Anger, Rage & Forgiveness
    • Dealing with ambivalence

    Module 6. Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support

    • Stages of Change
    • Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention

ATTCH Winter conference series

January 20 – 24, 2020

Choose To Learn
    PDF Flyer
    Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

    ATTCH is pleased to be offering another Winter conference series based on request on January 20 – 24, 2020 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. This comprehensive conference will cover the following topics and allow you to take your trauma processing to a deeper level: 

    • Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation)
    • Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation
    • Practical application of trauma processing activies
    • Demonstration of trauma processing
    • A variety of integrative trauma treatment tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit
    • Strategies to promote helper self care and prevent compassion fatigue

Psycho-Sensory Processing Intervention

February 12-14th 2020

Choose To Learn
    Location: Montreal, QC
    Taught by: Kim Barthel, OT(C)
    Details at www.choosetolearn.ca under conference tab or call 450-242-2816.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
4-Day Intensive Training Workshop

February 13-16, 2020

Choose To Learn
    PDF Flyer
    Location:  Productivity and Innovation Centre, Room PIC 234
    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
       10210 Princess Elizabeth Ave NW,
    Edmonton, AB  T5G 0Y2

    The Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment is pleased to announce a four-day intensive training workshop in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
    PE is a manualized cognitive-behavioural treatment for PTSD with an extensive base of empirical support. Numerous controlled studies have shown that PE significantly reduces the symptoms of PTSD in a wide range of trauma survivors. PE is strongly recommended by every major U.S. and international clinical practice guideline for the treatment of PTSD.


Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy: Foundations for Effective EMDR Treatment
Presented by Dr. E. C. Hurley

February 21 – 23, 2020

Envision

Art + Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Edmonton

March 7-8 2020

BestMarriages.ca

Gottman Level 1 Training Edmonton

April 13-14, 2020

BestMarriages.ca

Gottman Level 2 Training Edmonton

April 15-17 2020

BestMarriages.ca

See Me, Feel Me, Heal Me – The Neurobiology of Information Processing and EMDR
Special PTSD Edition with Bonus Material
Presented by Dr. Uri Bergmann

April 17 – 18, 2020

Envision

Treating Chronically Traumatized Children: The Sleeping Dogs Method
Special PTSD Edition with Bonus Material
Presented by Arianne Struik
Live Stream Option (see Envision website for details)

April 26 – 27, 2020

Envision
    • Location: Vancouver, BC

 

    • Website:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/treating-chronically-traumatized-children-the-sleeping-dogs-method-tickets-64753434265

The treatment of severely traumatized children and adolescents usually focuses on helping the child and the family to process their traumatic experiences with EMDR therapy. But in some cases children cannot or do not want to participate in EMDR therapy. These children may for example refuse to talk about their traumatic memories, they may dissociate, or may say they have forgotten about it. Cases such as these get stuck and often the trauma doesn’t get processed. We let ‘sleeping dogs lie’, with devastating consequences for future development. But how to help these children?

This workshop would benefit all mental health clinicians

Find out more about this and our other workshops: https://www.envisionservices.ca/


Treating Chronically Traumatized Children: The Sleeping Dogs Method
Special PTSD Edition with Bonus Material
Presented by Arianne Struik
Live Stream Option (see Envision website for details)

April 28 – 29, 2020

Envision
    Location: Calgary, AB
    Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/treating-chronically-traumatized-children-the-sleeping-dogs-method-tickets-64752657943

    The treatment of severely traumatized children and adolescents usually focuses on helping the child and the family to process their traumatic experiences with EMDR therapy. But in some cases children cannot or do not want to participate in EMDR therapy. These children may for example refuse to talk about their traumatic memories, they may dissociate, or may say they have forgotten about it. Cases such as these get stuck and often the trauma doesn’t get processed. We let ‘sleeping dogs lie’, with devastating consequences for future development. But how to help these children?

    This workshop would benefit all mental health clinicians

    Find out more about this and our other workshops: https://www.envisionservices.ca/


Gottman Level 1 Training Montreal

May 4-5 2020

BestMarriages.ca

Gottman Level 2 Training Montreal

May 6-8 2020

BestMarriages.ca

Refocus on Recovery Canada 2020

May 20-21, 2020

Refocus On Recovery
    Location: Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto
    Website: https://www.refocusonrecovery.ca

    The Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences are pleased to host the inaugural Refocus on Recovery Canada conference, in Toronto, ON, on May 20-21, 2020.
    Refocus on Recovery is an international conference that aims to advance the field of recovery research and create an international community of influence. This is the first time that the Refocus on Recovery conference will be hosted in Canada. It provides an exciting opportunity to bring together those passionate about mental health and personal recovery from across the country and North America.
    Refocus on Recovery Canada 2020 will focus on Diversity and Mental Health. Sub-themes will include:

    • Recovery and Diverse Populations
    • Recovery Across the Lifespan
    • Diverse and Innovative Models of Service Delivery

    The call for abstracts is now open. The deadline to submit is Saturday, November 30th, 2019.


Art & Science of Love Gottman Couples Workshop Calgary

May 23-24 2020

BestMarriages.ca

Gottman Level 3 Training Calgary

May 25-27 2020

BestMarriages.ca

CPA’s 81st Annual Convention & Tradeshow

May 28 – May 30, 2020

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    Location: Montreal, Québec
    Email: convention@cpa.ca
    Website: https://convention.cpa.ca/

    The Candian Psychological Association invites you to join us in Montreal, Québec from May 28th to May 30th at the Westin Hotel for our 81st Annual National Convention & Tradeshow.


Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2020)

June 18-19, 2020

Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2020)
    Location: Singapore
    Website: https://scap.ear.com.sg/

    The theme of SCAP 2020 is “Psychological Well-being”. They are inviting researchers and practitioners from all fields of psychology research and practice to present and discuss recent innovations, trends, concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Applied Psychology, with a special focus on psychological well-being. This can include clinical and non-clinical psychological well-being and they encourage submissions that cross disciplines, for example psychological well-being in education and the workplace. Furthermore, they welcome submissions from a range of methodological approaches, including quantitative and qualitative work.