Hero's Journey

Due to circumstances beyond our control, on-line registration is currently unavailable. 
We hope to have this matter rectified prior to the end of day Wednesday December 12th, 2018. Should you have any questions please contact our Training Coordinator Mary Anne Van Rooyen via email at mvanrooyen@sickkidscmhlearning.ca, or by phone Toll-Free: 1-855-944-HOPE (4673), Local: 416-924-1164, ext. 3233.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will update this information section once this situation has been resolved. 


Event Details

Dates:  February 1, 2019

Facilitator: Michel Jones, MSW, RSW, RP

This training is suitable for: Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers. Direct Service Workers: Drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers



  • Cultural expectations for men emphasize toughness and independence
  • Male trauma is under-reported
  • Men tend to exhibit their trauma distress through maladaptive behaviour: violence to others, substance abuse, self-harm, suicide
  • Many men have trouble opening up to a female therapist
  • The vast majority of therapists are women


  • Scholar Joseph Campbell's "Hero's Journey", is a primal story/legend/myth narrative that can be found in many cultures from around the world and through the ages
  • Harnessing this powerful narrative can help therapists come alongside their male clients in a non-threatening supportive way

This workshop:

  • We will show how to use this concept as a framework in the treatment of men experiencing trauma and/or addiction, giving heroic purpose to men's struggle with shame, vulnerability and fear. Grounded within narrative therapy tradition, this workshop offers a constructive way to break down negative self-narrative and move to a more positive and realistic narrative

Learning Objectives:

  • Current cultural stereotypes that reinforce unrealistic males expectations about self
  • The concept of a hero's journey being about strength through acknowledgement of vulnerability and acceptance of connection to supportive others
  • Joseph Campbell's 7 steps of the hero's journey to provide structure to sessions
  • Practical worksheets to support the client between sessions

  • When

  • Friday, February 1, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health - Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1

Outlook Outlook
iCal iCal
Google Google
Yahoo! Yahoo!