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Monica Bhatara, MA, RTC


Monica Bhatara, Trainer at CTRI

Monica is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and has been working in the community-based social services field as a public educator. She has provided services in a front-line and clinical capacity for over twenty years, specializing in the areas of trauma, addiction within the family system, and play and expressive therapies. In addition to training with CTRI, she has a private counselling practice and serves in a leadership role at a non-profit organization, providing her expertise in family preservation and re-unification programming, as well as trauma-informed practice. 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 with her stimulating stories and a style that promotes engagement and facilitates learning.

 

September 2019

Anxiety in Children and Youth – Practical Intervention Strategies

Sep 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 119.00 (regular rate)
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Low-cost weekend training.

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

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November 2019

Play Therapy – Tools for Helping Children and Youth

Nov 04 - Nov 05, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 14, 2019

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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Play Therapy – Tools for Helping Children and Youth

Nov 06 - Nov 07, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 16, 2019

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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Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

Nov 30, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 99.00 (*early rate) $ 119.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 09, 2019
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Low-cost weekend training.

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. This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses.

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February 2020

Play Therapy – Tools for Helping Children and Youth

Feb 26 - Feb 27, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 05, 2020

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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March 2020

Play Therapy – Tools for Helping Children and Youth

Mar 02 - Mar 03, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 10, 2020

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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August 2020

Mental Health Counselling Skills Certificate Program

Aug 10 - Aug 21, 2020 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 2,199.00 (*early rate) $ 2,499.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires July 10, 2020
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In the summer of 2020, CTRI is offering a unique opportunity to complete our 10-day Certificate Program over a two week period. This program provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support individuals struggling with mental health.

The training will occur in Vancouver, BC starting on Monday, August 10, 2020 and concluding Friday, August 21, 2020 (9AM-4PM each day).

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel and accommodation arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate, as well as morning refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, choose the appropriate number you would like to register for the selected workshop, and fill in all the relevant information.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199, or email [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require in order to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

Check our Continuing Education Credit page to find out which associations and organizations accept our workshops for credit.