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Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3Y2 Canada
604-879-0511

May 2019

Challenging Behaviours in Youth – Strategies for Intervention

May 27, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)
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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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June 2019

Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength

Jun 03, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)
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Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization.

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Motivating Change – Strategies for Approaching Resistance

Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2019 (8 AM - 5 PM)
Price: $ 399.00 (*early rate) $ 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires May 27, 2019
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Those working in helping roles regularly encounter challenging forms of resistance in their clients, and may sometimes feel unable to respond in an effective way. This workshop is geared towards those 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.

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July 2019

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

Jul 11 - Jul 12, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 399.00 (*early rate) $ 445.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 20, 2019
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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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September 2019

Anxiety in Children and Youth – Practical Intervention Strategies

Sep 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 99.00 (*early rate) $ 119.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 07, 2019
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Low-cost weekend training.

Childhood and adolescence are critical times for emotional and psychological development. During these stages, anxiety patterns can begin that continue into adulthood. Anxiety represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling 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.

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October 2019

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace – Rights and Responsibilities

Oct 03, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 12, 2019

This workshop is offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance.

Dealing with issues related to mental health in the workplace can be challenging and difficult to navigate. It is essential that organizations have the capabilities to manage mental health because early identification and support typically leads to continued productivity and retention of employees. This workshop provides a roadmap to help managers participate in conversations with employees who may require support when experiencing difficulties related to mental health.

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Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 19, 2019
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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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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Balancing Acceptance and Change

Oct 21, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 30, 2019
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People who struggle to regulate their intense emotional experiences often feel like they are at the mercy of reactive coping patterns. It can seem like these emotional storms hijack their behaviour, take control of their thinking, and hurt their relationships with other people and themselves. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) provides concepts and skills to help people have more choices, become more emotionally calm, and be more present in their lives.

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November 2019

Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth

Nov 05 - Nov 06, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 05, 2019
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Gender and sexuality are central features of identity development in adolescence. When a person’s internal experience of gender and/or sexuality does not match what would typically be expected of them based on their external appearance, it can cause great distress and difficulty. This workshop will show helpers how to best support youth in these situations.

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Nov 18, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 28, 2019
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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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Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Nov 19, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 29, 2019
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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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Leadership – Insights for Thinking Differently

Nov 25, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 04, 2019

Offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

ACHIEVE CEO and Author, Randy Grieser, will share his own journey of leadership and inspire you to think differently and grow as a leader. This training is based on his book, The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization

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Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

Nov 30, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 99.00 (*early rate) $ 119.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 09, 2019
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Low-cost weekend training.

The ability to thrive and manage life’s difficulties is greatly influenced by our mental wellbeing from an early age. Children and youth need supports in their lives to help navigate the challenges that come along with mental health, and to connect them with the necessary support and services. This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses.

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December 2019

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

Dec 05 - Dec 06, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 409.00 (*early rate) $ 459.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 13, 2019
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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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Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

Dec 17, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 26, 2019
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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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Leadership and Culture – How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work

Dec 18, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: $ 259.00 (*early rate) $ 299.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 27, 2019
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This workshop is offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance.

Based on the book, The Culture Question, this workshop provides a guide for how every organization can increase employee engagement and become a great place to work. Unfortunately, far too many people don’t like where they work.

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled seven 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 seven 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 and accommodation 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 until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, choose the appropriate number you would like to register for the selected workshop, and fill in all the relevant information.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199, or email [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 in order 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: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 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. To inquire about CACCF approval for our other workshops, please contact them directly.

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