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Leaders in child, youth and adult
mental health training for practitioners

See for yourself the great training and education opportunities available to you in
our Winter, Spring & Summer 2019 Academic Calendar by visiting www.sickkidscmhlearning.ca

Still to come in February
Matthew D. Selekman, 

Finding your Creative Edge with your Most Difficult Families: Learn creative skills and strategies when working with high risk/challenging adolescence and families.
February 28, & March 1, 2019.
This training is suitable for:
Mental health professionals, social workers, medical professionals, direct service workers, child and youth workers, educators.
 The seminar format will combine
didactic presentation, extensive use of videotape examples and skill-building exercises.

We are pleased to welcome back Mr. Matthew D. Selekman to present this NEW highly sought after hands-on, practice-oriented, 2-day workshop with us this month! In addition to being an author, a licensed clinical social worker, addictions counselor and the Director of Partners for Collaborative Solutions, Mr. Selekman is also a great presenter.
Participants of his workshop will learn the strategic use of self-framework, how to further hone observation, listening, questioning and reflective skills to seize important client anomalies. Mr. Selekman will outline how to construct, select, and tailor-fit therapeutic experiments and rituals in line with clients' stages of readiness for change, theories of change, psychological reactance levels, and goals. The use of idea-generating tools and strategies for tapping the inventiveness and imagination powers of clients to con-construct creative and high-quality solutions will also be covered.
Participants will come away from this workshop with a plethora of therapeutic tools and strategies and confidence in working outside of their comfort zones with their most challenging clients.
Learn more at: http://www.cvent.com/d/4gqv32.

Michel Jones,
MSW., RSW., RP. 

Grounding the Heart, Mind and Body: Help dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy.
February 22, 2019
This training is suitable for:
Mental health professionals, social workers, medical professionals, direct service workers, child and youth workers and first responders. 
 It’s time to look behind the grounding tools to understand the best approach for the client. 
Using recent neurological research and proven stress reduction methods, this workshop will provide practical tools that professionals can use to help dysregulated clients ground themselves and regain a sense of self-control and self-efficacy.
Participants will learn how the brainstem, the limbic system and the pre-frontal cortex system work together and impact each other, how these three systems differentially affect "fight or flight", emotional response and cognitive distortions. Ms. Jones will present different grounding techniques that work with each of the three systems, to bring clients back into their "window of tolerance" and bring traumatized clients out of the "there and then" to the "here and now” to allow for treatment.
Learn more at: http://www.cvent.com/d/zgqsdg.

We now have more...
Webinars for only $100!
Generalization from Therapy to Daily Life: Learn key behavioural strategies to help clients to successfully extend the knowledge and skills gained in therapy into their daily lives.
March 4, 2019 | Available as a webinar, or in-class workshop
Facilitator: Katy Albert, M.Ed., OCT., BCBA.
This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and social workers.
Location: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at 686 Bay Street, 3rd floor, Room 03.9320, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

For mental health professionals who work with children, youth and families this workshop will provide a foundation to apply behavioural principals that help clients to generalize new skills and manage behaviours that interfere with meeting their goals. Practical strategies to engage and accommodate harder to serve populations, maximize parent involvement, adopt function-based approaches to problem behaviour and facilitate intrinsic motivation will be covered.

Learning Objectives:
Acquire practical strategies to help clients generalize skills from therapy sessions to their daily lives.
Understand applications for functional behaviour assessment to treating behaviours that interfere with positive outcomes.
Use of external rewards in a way that is sustainable and supports the development of intrinsic motivation.
Acquire practical strategies to engage and accommodate children with learning differences such as ADHD, LD and ASD during therapy sessions.
Learn more about this webinar at: http://www.cvent.com/d/fbqrl5.

Mental Health of Refugees: Gain the key information and skills required to identify, assess and support the specific needs of refugees experiencing mental health challenges.
March 19, 2019 | Available as a webinar, or in-class workshop
Debra Stein, Ph.D., Branka Agic, Ph.D., and Priya Raju, MD., FRCPC.
This training is suitable for: All mental health professionals, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, medical professionals and psychiatrists.
Location: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at 686 Bay Street, 3rd floor, Room 03.9320, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4. 

 Refugees are vulnerable to mental health problems, though not all refugees experience them. The rates of mental health problems and illnesses vary considerably between and within different groups. These variations reflect differences in exposure to, and effects of, risk factors on specific refugee populations and groups within these populations. Refugees are less likely to seek mental health services than the general population. When they seek services, they tend to experience disparities in access and quality of care and health outcomes.

Spend a day with us to learn:

The key determinants of refugee mental health.
To implement appropriate assessment for mental disorders.
Outline key considerations when working with refugee children.
Distinguish between mental distress and mental disorders.
Discuss pathways to care.
Identify main issues in treatment of refugees.
Learn more about this webinar at

Community mental health
training and education
for professionals

Coming up in March
Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals: Level 1 trauma certificate with Natalie Zlodre, MSW., RSW.
March 4, 5, 6, 18, 19 & 20, 2019
Toronto, ON at SickKids CCMH Learning Institute 114 Maitland Street Toronto ON M4Y 1E1.
March 25, 26, 27, April 1, 2 & 3, 2019
Ohsweken, ON Six Nations of the Grand River at Six Nations Community Hall, 1738 4th Line, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0.

In this 6-day certificate program, participants will be given the most current information on the bio psychosocial phenomenon of trauma and training in how to assess and respond ethically and appropriately to clients, given the parameters of the workplace.

For more information on the training session starting March 4, 2019 visit:
For more information on the training session starting March 25, 2019 visit:

Motivational Interviewing (MI): Incorporate Miller and Rollnik’s MI techniques into practice with facilitator Adam Lodzinski, Ph.D.
March 22, 2019.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a client's motivation and commitment to change. This workshop teaches the guiding principles, strategies and skills for incorporating Miller and Rollnik’s MI techniques into practice.

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Certificate in Attachment Focused Adult Psychotherapy: Advanced 4-day course with facilitator Annette Kussin, MSW., RSW.
March 25, 26, April 29 & 30, 2019.

Adult attachments develop as an unconscious continuum of an infants and child's early attachment experiences and the experiences of the older child and adolescent in relationships. Adult attachments also serve the same function as infant attachments: to ensure that the needs for safety, security and nurturing are provided in an intimate relationship.
By understanding adult attachment, therapists can understand the problems that clients are experiencing in their self-perception and in intimate relationships from a new and optimistic paradigm. Clients will also discover a new perspective on their problems that is non-judgmental and hopeful for positive change. Although by adulthood, attachment categories are well entrenched. Attachment-focused adult psychotherapy can initiate and assist the process of change to a more securely attached adult who will be more successful in relationships and life.

Learn more about this 4-day certificate at:

 Registration is now open for our
Spring & Summer Calendar!
We are excited to offer:
Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families.

Advanced Certificate in Addiction Counselling:
Level 2.

5-Day Narrative Therapy Certificate.

Identifying, Assessing and Treating Concurrent Disorders in Teens and Adults.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Blending Theory with Innovative Techniques.

Recovery Enhancement and Relapse Prevention in Addiction Counselling.

Understanding Trauma, Victimization and its Clinical Implications Within the Work of Addiction Counselling.

Plus so much more! Visit our website today at:
www.sickkidscmhlearning.ca and reserve your spot for these great training programs!

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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
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