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Elizabeth Shein, MSW, RSW


Elizabeth is a Registered Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in clinical and community social work. She holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies. Elizabeth has extensive experience in mental health clinical practice and community-based prevention and promotion programs in diverse rural, urban and Indigenous communities.  As a clinician, she believes in the inherent wellness of individuals, groups and communities, and she works from the perspective of uncovering and transforming traumatic influences, unhealthy patterns and coping strategies. Elizabeth has a deep interest in the influence of emotions on physical well-being. A mindfulness perspective is integrated into all aspects of her work. As a trainer, Elizabeth engages participants at a real-life level, using humour and storytelling.

Upcoming Events

October 2018

Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

Oct 04, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)

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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December 2018

The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships

Dec 13, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 22, 2018

It is very common for anyone working in the helping profession to encounter ethical dilemmas. Ethics are at the heart of competent and effective practice for anyone in the helping field. This workshop is designed to give individuals and organizations an opportunity to review common principles and standards for ethical practice that are relevant for their settings. Participants will practice using an ethical decision-making process to work through common areas of ethical concerns and leave with a stronger awareness of their own ethical base.

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January 2019

Clinical Supervision – Skills for Developing Counsellors

Jan 30, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 09, 2019

Clinical supervision is a complex role that requires multiple skill-sets. In this role, the essential skills for supporting supervisees to develop in their clinical work are sometimes overlooked. This workshop focuses on the insights and tools that are necessary for supervisors to support other counsellors to grow in their ability to help others. The balance between supervision, administration, and performance evaluation will be discussed.

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February 2019

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Feb 12 - Feb 13, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 22, 2019

Every person will experience grief and loss – a profound sense of final separation from something or someone important. Grief is a normal and appropriate reaction to the death of a loved one, the experience of separation/divorce, intergenerational loss, or the loss of opportunity. While there are similarities in how individuals work through loss, grief is a complicated and unique experience that requires helpers to be sensitive to the needs and experiences of those they are supporting.

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March 2019

Mindfulness Counselling Strategies – Activating Compassion and Regulation

Mar 12 - Mar 13, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 399.00 (*early rate) $ 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 19, 2019

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to first teach participants to develop these skills for themselves. From this base, the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counselling work is explored.

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 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 7 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 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 and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shopping cart, add quantity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [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 to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

The following associations have formally approved our workshops:

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
www.ccpa-accp.ca

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
www.cpca-rpc.ca

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
www.aswb.org

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
www.nbcc.org

Alberta College of Social Workers
www.acsw.ab.ca
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
www.vracanada.com

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
www.acctcounsellor.com

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
www.cavewas.com

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
http://www.caccf.ca/
*Three of our workshops are formally approved with CACCF: Addictions & Mental Illness, Harm Reduction and Motivating Change. For other workshops contact CACCF directly to inquire about approval.

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