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Sheri Coburn, MSW, RSW


photo of Sheri Coburn, Trainer at CTRI

Sheri is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. She has a diverse professional background with experiences as a correctional officer, addictions counsellor and developer and coordinator of a domestic violence outreach program. Sheri is a co-author of our Counselling Insights book. In addition to her work with CTRI, Sheri is also a counsellor in a private practice setting. She currently provides individual and family counselling in the areas of mental health, addiction, recovering after relationship breakdown, and trauma. Sheri believes humor, self acceptance, and social connection is the best framework for successful healing and meaningful learning. Sheri works to reflect this in her facilitation style and is a knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging presenter.

February 2020

Trauma

Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Feb 25 - Feb 26, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 459.00 (regular rate)
Photo of woman sitting at therapy for Trauma - Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Workshop

Trauma is a wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. As a result, the impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed.

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March 2020

Borderline Personality Disorder

Understanding and Supporting

CANCELLED

Mar 11, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 249.00 (regular rate)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a clinical diagnosis that is often misunderstood. The experience associated with BPD involves intense emotional and behavioural challenges for both the individual and their relationships with the people around them. This workshop’s purpose is to increase the understanding of BPD from the perspective of all those impacted, including caregivers, family members, and those diagnosed.

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Brief Focused Counselling Skills

Strategies from Leading Frameworks

Mar 23 - Mar 24, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 02, 2020
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Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. This workshop is designed to move beyond general counselling skills and offer increased capacity and confidence to those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base and current skill set. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks.

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Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Mar 25, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 04, 2020
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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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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Mar 26, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 05, 2020
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 2020

Challenging Behaviours in Youth

Strategies for Intervention

Apr 04, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 99.00 (*early rate) $ 119.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 14, 2020
photo of Depressed teenage boy during session with psychologist for Challenging Behaviours in Youth workshop

Low-cost weekend training.

For those who work with youth, managing challenging behaviours that interfere with development, learning, or success can be both frustrating and exhausting. This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Participants will analyze the effectiveness of their current approach and develop insights into what is happening when attempts at intervention do not work.

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Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth

Issues and Strategies

Apr 15 - Apr 16, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 25, 2020
Photo for Self Injury Behaviour in Youth, Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute, CTRI

Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage such as cutting or burning. Self-injury has reached alarming proportions among our youth; studies show that 14-24% of adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behaviour at least once, with a quarter of these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helpers are increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury.

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Harm Reduction

A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control

Apr 20, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 30, 2020

Harm reduction is an approach to help people explore their relationship with substances and behaviours. It works to reduce and mitigate damage and pain, and offers strategies to increase and promote safety, choice, and control. Harm reduction moves away from traditional understandings of “addiction” as a disease, and responses that are based on assumed morality and abstinence, or fear and punishment.

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May 2020

Borderline Personality Disorder

Understanding and Supporting

May 04, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 13, 2020

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a clinical diagnosis that is often misunderstood. The experience associated with BPD involves intense emotional and behavioural challenges for both the individual and their relationships with the people around them. This workshop’s purpose is to increase the understanding of BPD from the perspective of all those impacted, including caregivers, family members, and those diagnosed.

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Vicarious Trauma

Strategies for Resilience

May 05, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 14, 2020
Vicarious Trauma photo of tranquil young woman sitting on the beach

Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can contribute to a negative transformation of a helper’s own sense of safety, and of being competent and purposeful.

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