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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.

August 2022

IN PERSON Motivational Interviewing

Strategies for Supporting Change

Aug 16, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires July 26, 2022
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In-person events follow local guidelines for gathering. This workshop will transition to a virtual event should COVID restrictions limit in-person gatherings. Please call CTRI before booking flight/hotel room.

It is common for people to struggle and experience ambivalence when considering making a change or when others may be expecting them to make one.

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LIVE VIRTUAL Anxiety in Children and Youth

Practical Intervention Strategies

Aug 25, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires August 04, 2022
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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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November 2022

LIVE VIRTUAL Trauma-Informed Care

Building a Culture of Strength

Nov 21, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $249.00 CAD (*early rate) $279.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 31, 2022
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This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

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.

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LIVE VIRTUAL Train-the-Trainer Certification Workshop for Trauma-Informed Care

Nov 21 - Nov 23, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $1,699.00 CAD (*early rate) $1,899.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 21, 2022
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This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

Due to the high demand for this workshop and its relevance to many workplaces, CTRI offers a train-the-trainer program for our Trauma-Informed Care

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LIVE VIRTUAL Anxiety in Children and Youth

Practical Intervention Strategies

Nov 30, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Price: $249.00 CAD (*early rate) $279.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 09, 2022
Photo of Anxiety in children

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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December 2022

IN-PERSON Body-Oriented Trauma Counselling Strategies

Dec 07 - Dec 08, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $459.00 CAD (*early rate) $499.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 16, 2022
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In-person events follow local guidelines for gathering. This workshop will transition to a virtual event should COVID restrictions limit in-person gatherings. Please call CTRI before booking flight/hotel room.

When trauma occurs, its impact can be felt physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.

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