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/


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/


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

February 21 – 23, 2020

Envision

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.
    Topics covered:

    • Assessment, diagnosis and psychopathology of PTSD;
    • Empirically-supported psychotherapeutic treatments for chronic PTSD and their comparative efficacy;
    • Emotional Processing Theory and its relation to PE;
    • Implementation of the components of PE, including psychoeducation, breathing retraining, in vivo exposure to trauma reminders, imaginal exposure to trauma memories, and processing of exposures;
    • Identification and management of obstacles to effective emotional processing, including avoidance, over-engagement, and under-engagement;

    Video vignettes will illustrate the various components of PE, and participants will have an opportunity to practice selected interventions in pairs during break-out sessions.
    Intended audience: Licensed mental health professionals or those working under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional. Previous training and experience with cognitive-behavioural therapy is advised.
    Dates: February 13-16, 2020
    Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (breakfast & sign-in 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.)
    Cost: $1,200.00 plus G.S.T.
    Cost includes the Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD Therapist Guide and Workbook, hard copies of workshop slides and assessment materials, and a certificate of completion from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. A light continental breakfast and morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided each day.

    Parking is available on site for $10-$13 per day

    Registration: Online at www.cpsat.ca
        Deadline February 1, 2020
        Space is limited to 32 participants

    Cancellation: Fees are fully refundable (less an administration charge of $50 plus G.S.T.) for cancellation requests received prior to February 1, 2020.

    Information:   www.cpsat.ca
    training@cpsat.ca
    780.800-5585

    About the trainer: David Paul, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist and Co-director of the Centre for Posttraumatic Stress & Anxiety Treatment in Edmonton, AB. He is certified as a Prolonged Exposure Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer by the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania. This workshop is recognized by the CTSA, and qualifies toward CTSA certification as a PE Therapist for participants who complete the required additional case consultation.


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