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Marnie Stickley, MSW, RSW


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Marnie is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree focused on collaboration between non-profit agencies and police. She has 22 years of direct client service in a collaborative practice with the Vancouver Police Department, providing client centered interventions in high lethality cases of family violence. Marnie’s clinical work is focused on individual empowerment and resiliency in the context of systemic intervention. She believes that through connection with others and access to knowledge we can all find a place of belonging both inside ourselves and in our communities. Marnie provides training to a wide range of audiences in the areas of trauma-informed crisis management, mental health, violence-prevention and family violence. She brings humor and energy to difficult topics and makes workshop material relevant and practical for a diverse range of audiences.

September 2020

Addictions and Mental Illness

Working with Co-occurring Disorders

Sep 24, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 03, 2020
Addictions and Mental Illness workshop photo of man gazing out window

Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery from both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined. Helpers may often be at a loss for where to start – did the addiction cause the mental illness, did the mental illness cause the addiction, or is there something else leading to both? This workshop provides a framework for working systemically with both issues at the same time.

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November 2020

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Nov 02, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 12, 2020
Photo of aggressive businessman shouting at female colleague for DPVS De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations workshop

For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal communication styles.

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Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Nov 03, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 13, 2020
Photo for Critical Incident Group Debriefing, Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute, CTRI

Critical incidents are situations that occur outside of our normal frame of reference and challenge us to understand and cope with what has happened. Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident.

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December 2020

Trauma-Informed Care

Building a Culture of Strength

Dec 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 23, 2020
Photo for Trauma Informed workshop

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization.

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