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Monica Bhatara, MA, RTC


Monica Bhatara, Trainer at CTRI

Monica has over 25 years of experience working in the community-based social services field as a Therapist and Community Educator. She is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, and Focusing-Oriented Therapist. Monica has worked both in clinical settings for various programs and served in a leadership role as Director of Clinical Practice, providing her expertise to clinical and non-clinical programs that focus on family preservation and reunification, complex intergenerational trauma, trauma-informed practice, and clinical supervision. In addition to training with CTRI, she has a private counselling practice where she incorporates somatic work, play and expressive therapies, and interpersonal neurobiology in her work with children, youth, and adults. Monica believes in the power of human resiliency and the importance of building the capacity of paraprofessionals and non-clinical workers because they play a vital role on the therapy spectrum. As a trainer, she brings stimulating stories and a style that promotes engagement and facilitates learning.

September 2021

LIVE VIRTUAL Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

Sep 25, 2021 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $140.00 CAD (regular rate)
Image of child for Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth workshop

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This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

The ability to thrive and manage life’s difficulties is greatly influenced by our mental wellbeing from an early age. Children and youth need supports in their lives to help navigate the challenges that come along with mental health, and to connect them with the necessary support and services.

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November 2021

LIVE VIRTUAL Anxiety in Children and Youth

Practical Intervention Strategies

Nov 06, 2021 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $129.00 CAD (*early rate) $140.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 16, 2021

Register soon for this low-cost training.

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Childhood and adolescence are critical times for emotional and psychological development. During these stages, anxiety patterns can begin that continue into adulthood.

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