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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”)
The Centre for Innovation for Campus Mental Health will be hosting a full day Evaluation Capacity Training Session featuring Dr. Debbie Chiodo from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Provincial System Support Program on March 5th, 2019. The session will be geared toward front-line staff and managers who are currently or in the near future embarking in an evaluation project of their programs, services or mental health strategy.
Please note this FREE event is for college and university campuses only. Registration is found https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cicmh-evaluation-day-tickets-54664844020.
To help us make this event as helpful as possible. Please take a few minutes to fill in this survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CICMHEvaluation101
Please contact Marija if you have any questions.
Marija Padjen, MSW
Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health
Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario Division
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
Follow us on Twitter @CMHInnovation
Hello OCC-CCCO Community!
Registration is now open for the OCC Joint Regional Meeting
- Date: Monday December 3rd
- Time: 9am – 4pm
- Location: Colleges Ontario, 20 Bay Street, Suite 1600 (Toronto)
- Registration: fee is $30.00 and includes lunch too!
The JRM will be a great opportunity to meet other counsellors and learn from an amazing PD. Please click on the link below to register for this great event!
Registration will be open until Wednesday November 28th!
Request for Interest (RFI): The Mental Health Commission of Canada invites organizations and groups to express interest in helping to inform a new Standard for Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students (CSA Z2003 Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students)
Deadline: January 31, 2019
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
Canada Career Month (CCM) is almost here!
The 2018 CCM theme for November 2018 is “I Know I Can Because” which focuses on building resiliency and identifying personal strengths and resources within ourselves which can help build success! Throughout the month, Canadians will be invited to share their skills on social media using the hashtag #iknowicanbecause. You can learn more about how to get involved in CCM at careermonth.ca.
When you tweet your message, please you these hashtags #IKNOWICANBECAUSE and #CareerMonth as much as possible to spread the word!
In addition to the social media campaign, perhaps you are already planning a campus outreach that lends itself to the theme of building resiliency. If so, please feel free to use the resources which are attached. (including posters and social media logos.)
Finally, we can post your event on the national career month web site. Contact email@example.com with your details.
Many thanks everyone, have a great weekend, and Happy Canada Career Month!
Judith E. MacKinnon, M.A., M.Ed., C.C.C.
Counsellor, Student Services Career Education
Davis Campus, B230
7899 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, Ontario
905-459-7533, x 5191
Sheridan | Get Creative
Career Month Resources:
Cannabis on Campus: Now What?
George Brown College Financial Services Building
290 Adelaide St. East, Toronto, Ontario
Friday, June 29th, 2018
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Doors open at 8:00 am
Cannabis on Campus: What Now?
Annual Mental Health Conference presented by the Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies and Student Success of George Brown College, with sponsorship from the RBC Foundation.
On June 29, join us for a day of knowledge sharing and dialogue.
Learn more about cannabis use and how the upcoming legislation may impact our campuses and our communities.
You’ll hear from a range of speakers sharing their expertise on supporting students for maximum mental health and well-being.
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health will be launching their Cannabis Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario’s Campuses Toolkit.
Resources, lunch, prizes, and more!
Full conference details available at www.georgebrown.ca/mental-health-conference.
*Early Bird Registration until June 12th 5:00 p.m.*
Early Bird General Registration Fee: $90.00 +HST per ticket
Early Bird Student Registration Fee: $40.00 + HST per ticket
After June 12th, 2018 fees are as follows:
General Registration Fee: $120.00 + HST
Student Registration Fee: $60.00 + HST
Morning refreshments, lunch, door prizes, community resources, and a chance to network with colleagues are included!
Deadline for all registrations is June 25th at 5 p.m.
Walk-in registrations will only be accepted if space permits.
All registration fees are non-refundable.
For payments by cheque, please contact Erika Ortegon at 416.415.5000, ext.2548 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit only one registration form per person.
59 years of Personal and Professional Development
July 8-12, 2018
The Annual Institute on Addiction Studies offers professional development and learning opportunities to those working and involved in substance use and related fields. All workshops and presentations attended at the Annual Institute on Addiction Studies conference are preapproved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).
This year’s annual Institute features the following presentations:
- “Adult Attachment and Addiction” Annette Kussin MSW, RSW
- “PTSD & Substance Use: Medicine or Menace?”: Wendi Woo MA, C.Psych. Associate Harry Vedelago MSc, MD, FCFP, ABAM
- “The Counter-Transference ‘Trap’ within the Therapeutic Process of Addictions and Mental Health” Ian Robertson MSW, RSW
- “Addiction Treatment: What Do We Know and What We Can Do With it” Gabriela Novotna MSW, PhD
- “Managing Clients with Borderline Personality”: Beth Reade MD, FRCPC
- “Substance Use during the Life Cycle of Sexual Violence” Leah Marshall, MSW, RSW, Lauren Bloom, MSW, LGSW
- “Drugs and the Brain:An Introduction on How Psychoactive Substances Actually Change You” Rick Csiernik PhD, RSW, CCAC
- Workshops on Supporting the Bereaved, the challenges faced by Trans identified people accessing services, family and addictions, yoga for recovery and wellness, stages of change and many more.
- Keynote Speaker: Frank O’Dea O.C. LLD, “The Power of Hope, Vision and Action”
- Plenary Session Speaker: Chris D. Lewis: “Only the Resilient Will Survive”.
Ivey Spencer leadership Centre, London, ON