Professional Development

WEED Talk

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Marijuana, Mental Health & Youth

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
100 West 5th Street Hamilton, Ontario

Level 1 Auditorium 6 :00 – 8:30 p.m.
West 5th campus

Impacts & risks of marijuana use on youth

How the landscape around marijuana is changing for youth

Medical marijuana as a therapeutic agent

RSVP at stjoes.ca/weedtalk

WEED Talk Poster

Trauma-Informed Practice with Newcomers and Refugees

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The Ontario Association of Social Workers-Hamilton and District Branch welcomes you to a one day training on engaging in practice with newcomers and refugees. Participants will learn about theories and have an opportunity to practice hands-on! This is an event that you do not want to miss! Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

When:

April 27th 2018 9 AM-4 PM

Where:

McMaster University, Burlington Campus. 4300 South Service Rd. (Between Walkers Line and Appleby Line)

Rates:

Early Bird before March 27, 2018: OASW Members $100 Non-Members $125 Students $50. After March 27, 2018: OASW Members $125 Non Members $150 Students $75.

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Next Steps: Transitioning to Independence, a 2-day ASD conference featuring Temple Grandin

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This presentation is hosted by Leading Edge Seminars and Autism Ontario.

Fees and Registration

Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, 2018
Jane Mallett Theatre (27 Front St E, Toronto)
9:00 am to 4:40 pm

Earlybird Rate
(Up to April 5, 2018)
Regular Rate
(After April 5, 2018)
$440 + HST $465 + HST

*OCC Members eligible for a discounted rate. 

You will learn:

  • How to create supports for transitioning to post-secondary education
  • How to find or create programs that will teach social skills
  • How to implement physical exercise options to support physical and mental health.
  • How to understand and support financial planning and money management for individuals with ASD
  • Options for employment opportunity for people with ASD categorized by memory strength, thinking style and non-verbal skills.
  • Options for independent living with case studies and examples

This workshop may be eligible for Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) by professional organizations in Canada/Ontario serving mental health professionals. Please click here for more information.

For out of town participants- We have accommodations arranged with the Novotel – Toronto Centre. Please reserve before April 2, 2018 to take advantage of our special rate.

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Family Therapy Workshop

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In this workshop the author will discuss an innovative method of analyzing emotional dynamics based on the DISTRIBUTION OF LOVE in families, as described in her book “They Love You, They Love Me Not: the truth about the family favourite and sibling rivalry”  (HarperCollins, 1995).

Learning how this theoretical model works to decipher the DISTRIBUTION OF LOVE in a family will:

(a) enhance your ability to understand and analyse the psychological/emotional dynamics that occur in families

(b) enable you to find solutions to unravelling anxieties, depressions, and anger producing parent-child and child-child interactions, and

(c) improve overall treatment outcomes for children, adolescents and adults.

Case studies will be discussed, and participants are invited to bring in their own difficult cases.

Workshop Leader: Vera Rabie, D.Psy.

Date: Sat. April 14, 2018, 9am to 4pm

Fee: $175

Location: 89 Dunfield Avenue, Theatre Room

Email: verarabie@hotmail.com

For more information and to register, please call: 647-785-4769

Space is limited.

Free Webinar!

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Mindfulness & the Road to Recovery

Description
MBSR teacher Jaisa Sulit will join MWU for a one hour live webinar on:
  • How mindfulness helped with her own recovery post injury and helps her live well today with a physical disability.
  • The foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how these translate into practical strategies for coping with stress, anxiety, chronic pain and fatigue.
  • Tips on how to cultivate an informal mindfulness practice, making any moment a mindful moment without the need to take time out of your day.

All are welcome to register for this free webinar. If you can’t attend the live broadcast please register anyway and we’ll send you the recording as soon as it’s available.

Time

April 4, 2018 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

REGISTER HERE

Free Webinar

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Food for thought:

A youth perspective on recovery-oriented practice.

 
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is hosting a series of free Recovery-Oriented Practice webinars.   Sign up for this month’s webinar on Thursday, February 1st, 2018.   How is recovery-oriented practice unique when working with youth?  And what types of services would best support youth on their journey towards recovery?    Join us for this webinar on youth recovery-oriented services.  This panel discussion will help unpack some of these complex questions to discuss how youth would like to be engaged in and receive recovery-oriented mental health and addiction services.   This webinar will also formally launch the MHCC’s new animated video on youth recovery-oriented services: Food for thought: A youth perspective on recovery-oriented practice
Guest Speakers:
Amanee Elchehimi  MHCC Youth Council Member Manager, Vancouver Education Services

Don Mahleka MHCC Youth Council Member

Elyse Trudell MHCC Youth Council Member Occupational Therapist

Marta Sadkowski Registered Nurse – Mental Health & Addictions

 
 

REGISTER HERE

 
 The MHCC’s webinars on recovery-oriented practice are designed for everyone involved in mental health services, including people living with mental health problems or illnesses and their families. Most of all, the webinars are intended for people who can help make the practical, organizational, and cultural shifts needed to develop a truly recovery-oriented mental health system. This free webinar will be in English and a recording will be available on the website in March 2018. The PowerPoint presentation will also be available afterwards in both English and French. Additionally, please note that the MHCC hosts a monthly French webinar series on the first Thursday of each month.

OCC Joint Regional Meeting & PD!

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Date: Monday December 11, 2017

Location: Colleges Ontario, 20 Bay Street, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON M5J 2N8

Agenda/ Schedule

  • 9:00am – 9:30am  – Registration (Coffee & Tea)
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – OCC-CCCO Business Meeting
  • 10:30am – 1:00pm – Training (2.5 hour with 15 minute break)
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm – Lunch
  • 1:45pm – 4:00pm  – Training (2hrs training with 15 minute break)

Here is the link for the registration, we ask that you register by December 6th:

REGISTER

More Information About the Professional Development:

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