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Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre

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2828-23rd Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T4 Canada
877-769-2562

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November 2017

Resilience in Children – Creative Strategies for Helping

Nov 21 - Nov 22, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 445.00 (regular rate)
When children are struggling with issues or life crises and attempts at talking do not work, engaging them with alternative approaches will often prove more helpful. Participants of this workshop will develop competency in engaging and communicating with children (ages 3-12) and their natural support systems. Drawing from the expressive arts (play, art, drama) and integrative body-based techniques (mindfulness, sensory, and whole-brain activities); practical skills that promote and build resilience in children will be presented. Learn more...

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Nov 28, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 235.00 (regular rate)
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 styles. Learn more...
December 2017

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently

Dec 11, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 20, 2017
Trainer: Alexis Power, MA
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...

Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories

Dec 12, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 21, 2017
We are all influenced by stories. In some of these stories, we are active players; other stories are thrust upon us. When problems occur (as they inevitably do), “problem stories” have a tendency to overshadow other stories. Learn more...
February 2018

Mindfulness Counselling Strategies – Activating Compassion and Regulation

Feb 21 - Feb 22, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 31, 2018
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 teach participants how to facilitate development of these skills with their clients and develop their own capacity for using mindfulness-based strategies in their counselling work. In this highly experiential workshop, participants will practice mindfulness, regulation and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. Learn more...

Mindful Leadership

Feb 28, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 249.00 (*early rate) 279.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 07, 2018
Offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance This workshop focuses on incorporating mindfulness practices into your role as a leader. Mindfulness is ultimately about becoming more conscious, more intentional and more aware of one’s inner processes. Balance in emotion and thought leads to health and well-being, and provides a rich foundation for leadership success. Learn more...
March 2018

Autism – Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning and Challenging Behaviours

Mar 05 - Mar 06, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 12, 2018
Trainer: Kalyn Falk, MA
Working with individuals who have autism can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges. With recent reports indicating that an increasing number of individuals are on the autism spectrum, a greater number of care providers are encountering individuals with autism as part of their work and life. While every person with autism is unique, many face similar challenges. Learn more...

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

Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 27, 2018
Trainer: Alexis Power, MA
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...
April 2018

Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting

Apr 11, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires March 21, 2018
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...

Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies

Apr 24, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 03, 2018
Anxiety represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling to us 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. While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. Learn more...

Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies

Apr 25, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 04, 2018
Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns. For some it can become overwhelming and even paralyzing. Caregivers may feel unsure of where to begin when helping those who frequently feel depleted, helpless and ashamed of their struggles. Learn more...
May 2018

Crisis Response Planning

May 07, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires April 16, 2018
To effectively respond to critical incidents (violence, suicide, tragedy, etc.), schools, communities and organizations need to plan ahead of time so they are prepared to respond to these unfortunate events. This training will focus on how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond to the emotional needs of those affected by a critical incident. Learn more...

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

May 30 - May 31, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 09, 2018
Trainer: Alexis Power, MA
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 frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques of each of these leading theoretical frameworks will be explored and be accompanied with experiential opportunities to assess and understand their application within a counselling context. Learn more...
June 2018

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Jun 06, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 16, 2018
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 styles. Learn more...

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Jun 20 - Jun 21, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 30, 2018
Every person at some point in life 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… Learn more...
July 2018

Motivating Change – Strategies for Approaching Resistance

Jul 18 - Jul 19, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 399.00 (*early rate) 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 27, 2018
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...
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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 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

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

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