Save the Date
Bringing together diverse perspectives from leading researchers, community justice activists, and front-line service providers.
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, London, Ontario
Registration opens August, 2019
George Brown College’s Student Success Division and the Center for Preparatory and Liberal Studies are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Mental Health Conference that will discuss Mental Health & Technology: Exploring Possibilities for our Well-being.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
9 am – 4 pm
St. James Campus – 290 Adelaide St. East
Join us for an inspiring and engaging day of learning!
What Will Be Happening at the AGM:
As a part of the AGM we will be facilitating a Knowledge Exchange
We are looking for presenters who would be interested in providing a brief presentation on the following topics:
- Counselling Innovations at your College
- Stepped-Care Model
- Supervision and Peer Supervision
To register and for more information about the AGM, click on the link below.
OCC Annual General Meeting
Monday May 13th from 9 – 2:30pm
CCVPS Conference @ Mohawk College
Room i126, i-Wing, Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Ave. W, Hamilton, ON
There is NO COST to attend the AGM and LUNCH will be included
To register and for more information about the AGM, please click on the link:
Uncovering Resilience in Students with Mental Health Concerns: A Case Study
Learn how to create an aspirational resilience program for students with mental health concerns.
In today’s higher education landscape, a growing number of students are struggling with decreasing resilience, which frequently harms their academic performance and collegiate experience. As this trend continues to prevail, there is a growing realization that student resilience must be discussed holistically, with special focus on mental health. Well-being and resilience should be considered as critical components of a student’s academic and vocational success.
In response to this issue, a handful of institutions are leading the way in creating and implementing innovative programs that address the relationship between mental health and resilience—by helping students improve skills related to emotional fortitude, grit, and social support.
Join us for this webcast to learn how UMass Amherst has developed a new evidence and strengths-based healthcare program to enhance students’ resilience skills and help them flourish even in the face of mental illness. Participants will learn both short and long-term ways to implement a similar program on their respective campuses.
I am writing to announce that Dr. Jill Rathus will be conducting a 2-day clinical workshop at Ryerson University entitled Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with Adolescents and Emerging Adults. Dr. Rathus (Professor of Psychology, Long Island University/CW Post Campus) is a leading expert on DBT for adolescents (she co-developed the treatment, and has published a number of books on related topics).
The workshop will be held on Monday April 29 and Tuesday April 30, 2019.
As usual, we are using a secure online registration site. Proceeds from this workshop go to support our graduate students’ travel to present their research at conferences.
For the brochure (with a complete description) for this workshop, you can find it HERE.
The link to the online registration site is provided in the brochure, or you can find it HERE
Thanks to PhD students Victoria Ingram and Bailee Malivoire for their work in planning this event, and to the Jackman Foundation for their generous support. If you have any questions or challenges related to the registration process, please contact Tori and Bailee through our workshops email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, please forward to anyone who might be interested.
Martin M. Antony, PhD, FRSC, ABPP
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
President-Elect, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3 Canada
Tel: 416-979-5000, ext. 2631 (after pressing “1”)
Hello OCC Community!
Our OCC-CCCO executive would like to encourage you to SAVE THE DATE of Monday December 3rd for this year’s Joint Regional Meeting. This fall our JRM will be held at Colleges Ontario in Toronto (20 Bay Street, Suite 1600, Toronto)
Further registration details will be forthcoming, but we are looking forward to connecting with colleagues at our annual JRM.
We are also very pleased to share with you that
Jamie Warren and Laraine Halewill be facilitating the PD on
“Adjusting Our Cultural Lens:
Practicing Indigenous Cultural Safety”
at the Joint Regional Meeting
(Elder Elaine Berwald – White Northern Lights Woman, Aniishnaabe, Mi’Kmaq, Métis)
This workshop aims to support counsellors to increase their individual self-awareness for the purposes of creating culturally safe spaces for First Nations, Métis, & Inuit post-secondary students. Facilitators will introduce basic concepts of cultural safety and take a trauma-informed approach to highlighting the ongoing impacts of historical and contemporary colonization on Turtle Island (North America). Embedded with Indigenous ways of knowing, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as healthcare professionals and as Canadians in the reconciliation process.
The JRM will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other counsellors and learn from an amazing PD.
Further information and registration details are to follow and registration will open at the end of OCTOBER, in the meanwhile the OCC Executive hopes that you will be able to join us, so please SAVE THE DATE!
Lavlet Forde, MA. RP.
Counsellor / OCC PD Liaison
George Brown College, St. James Campus
416.415.5000 ext. 3770