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Paul Carrick, MSW, RSW


Paul Carrick, Trainer for CTRI

Paul has been providing conflict resolution and counselling services for over 25 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social work and a diploma in Human Resources. Paul currently works for the University of Winnipeg as a Complaints Resolution Advisor and has a small private practice. Some of his past roles include being an Employee and Family Assistance Program Therapist, Justice Department Trauma Therapist, and a Respectful Workplace Advisor. Paul’s focus as a therapist has been on addressing violence against women, domestic abuse, addictions, mental health concerns, childhood sexual abuse, and trauma. He believes the key to working with people is to do so in a nonthreatening manner so that individuals feel heard and supported. As a trainer, Paul delivers practical, applicable information in an approachable, humorous, and engaging presentation style.

February 2022

IN-PERSON De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Feb 08, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 25, 2022
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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April 2022

IN-PERSON Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Apr 12, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 22, 2022
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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May 2022

IN-PERSON Motivational Interviewing

Strategies for Supporting Change

May 10, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 19, 2022

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. When those working in helping roles encounter this ambivalence in their clients, it is often interpreted as resistance and they may feel unable to respond in an effective way. By exploring the framework and strategies of Motivational Interviewing, this workshop will provide new ways to facilitate the change process in the people they work with.

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