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Tricia Klassen, MSW, RSW


Tricia is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Developmental Studies. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a compassionate therapist who specializes in suicide intervention, self-injury, anxiety and depression and neurodevelopmental issues. Highlights of Tricia’s career include her role in family-centred research and training with Manitoba Family Services, several years as a social worker and therapist for St. Amant Centre, and supporting youth and families in crisis as both therapist and clinical supervisor of the Youth Crisis Stabilization System through MYS. Her therapeutic approach is client-centred and trauma informed, drawing upon individual strength and resiliency.  She has a profound belief in the resiliency of the human spirit, particularly in conditions of relational attunement, connection and support. Tricia is skilled in finding a balance between being informative and building connections with her participants while delivering workshops.

Upcoming Events

June 2017

Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting

Jun 14, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 24, 2017
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 the relationships 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. Learn more...

LIVE STREAM EVENT – Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting

Jun 14, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 24, 2017

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. You Will Receive A pdf copy of our resource manual.   Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person. Learn more...

Suicide Awareness and Intervention Live Webinar

Jun 22, 2017 (1 PM - 2 PM Central Time)
Price: 32.00 (*early rate) 39.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 08, 2017

This webinar provides viewers with a general overview of the issues surrounding suicide. Topics related to myths, risk factors and warning signs will be explored. The final portion of the webinar will walk participants through a suicide assessment and intervention process with the goal of assisting participants to better identify and assist those at risk of suicide. Learn more...

July 2017

Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Jul 04 - Jul 05, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 375.00 (*early rate) 420.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 13, 2017
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 and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical, psychological and emotional levels. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed and key principles and strategies that apply to a diverse range of impacts in children, adolescents and adults are… Learn more...

Motivating Change – Strategies for Approaching Resistance

Jul 10, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 198.00 (*early rate) 220.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 19, 2017

Helping professionals regularly encounter challenging forms of resistance in their clients, and feel unable to respond in an effective way. This workshop is geared towards those new to working with resistant clients or professionals who are looking for new ways to facilitate the change process in the people they work with. Participants will be challenged to reassess their methods of interacting with resistant clients, and bring a new, collaborative, client-centered approach to their work. Learn more...

Attachment and Families – Strategies for Engaging and Helping

Jul 18 - Jul 19, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 375.00 (*early rate) 420.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 27, 2017
Our first experiences of forming and maintaining relationships happen within the family context. These early attachment patterns become shaping influences on how a person continues to approach other people, engage with change and learning in life, and form adult relationships. The influence of family can be both a strength to harness and a source of constraining patterns for a person – and every individual has a family background and context. Learn more...

LIVE STREAM EVENT – Attachment and Families – Strategies for Engaging and Helping

Jul 18 - Jul 19, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 375.00 (*early rate) 420.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 27, 2017

This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. You Will Receive A pdf copy of our resource manual.   Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person. Learn more...

October 2017

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently

Oct 18, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 27, 2017
Many of the challenges that we experience are based on irrational and unhelpful thought patterns that impact both our feelings and our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a time-sensitive, structured and present-oriented form of counselling that focuses on problem solving and teaching individuals how to modify these distorted patterns of thinking. CBT is also one of the most well-known, researched and practiced forms of therapy available to us. Learn more...

LIVE STREAM EVENT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently

Oct 18, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 27, 2017

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy This is a live stream event, please check our system requirements prior to registering. You Will Receive A pdf copy of our resource manual. Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person. Learn more...

December 2017

Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting

Dec 12, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires December 21, 2017
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 the relationships 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. Learn more...
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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. 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 shoppping cart, add quanitity 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

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
www.caccf.ca

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

 To have your organization or association listed here, please contact [email protected]