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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.

January 2022

LIVE VIRTUAL Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

Jan 22, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $140.00 CAD (regular rate)
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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.

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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February 2022

LIVE VIRTUAL Anxiety in Children and Youth

Practical Intervention Strategies

Feb 26, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $129.00 CAD (*early rate) $140.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 05, 2022
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Register soon for this low-cost weekend 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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March 2022

IN-PERSON Play Therapy

Tools for Helping Children and Youth

Mar 01 - Mar 02, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $429.00 CAD (*early rate) $479.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 08, 2022

Children express themselves, learn about their world, and feel most at ease when playing. This interactive workshop focuses on how to use play therapy strategies to help children and youth positively cope and work through stressful life experiences. Participants will become familiar with Play Therapy theory, clinical guiding principles, and various directive and non-directive creative interventions to use with a wide age range of children and youth.

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IN-PERSON Anxiety

Practical Intervention Strategies

Mar 29, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 08, 2022
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Anxiety represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling the possibility of danger. When this response arises too frequently or intensely and doesn’t match actual situations of danger, it can interfere with life and cause great distress. While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives.

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May 2022

IN-PERSON Trauma-Informed Care

Building a Culture of Strength

May 18, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 27, 2022
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Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including those who engage with our organizations. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. Based on our book, A Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces

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