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Attachment and Families – Strategies for Engaging and Helping

Jan 28 - Jan 29, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 445.00 (regular rate)

Toronto, Ontario – Ramada Plaza

Trainer: Larisa Levalds, MA, RP

Larisa Levalds, Trainer at CTRI

About the trainer

Larisa Levalds, MA, RP

Larisa is a Registered Psychotherapist, holds her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, and is a CAPT Certified Play Therapists. She is also affiliated with Play Therapy Canada as a Supervisor for the Adler Institute Play therapy Diploma & Degree program. Larisa has close to 15 years experience working with children, individuals,... Read More

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Our first experiences of forming and maintaining relationships happen within the family context. These early attachment patterns influence how a person continues to engage with others and form adult relationships. Whether you are working with one person or the whole family, considering the flow of stress as well as resilience through relationships is critical. This workshop will explore attachment theory, as well as common dynamics at play within family systems. Participants will learn strategies for working with more than one person at a time. This is a highly interactive and experiential training where participants will practice applying principles and strategies for working with families.

About This Workshop

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • The Parts of a Family System
  • Understanding Process and Patterns in Relationships
  • Components of Health in Family Systems
  • The Positive Power of Attachment
  • The Cultural Context of Systems
  • Spoken and Unspoken Rules of Families
  • Health and Resilience in Family Patterns
  • Skills for Engaging Family Systems
  • Using Curiosity to Explore Process
  • Helping Change Happen Within Systems

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, family support workers, and anyone working with those to support families.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the basic structures of family systems
  • Describe common patterns in families that contribute to greater or less health
  • List three main areas of family resilience
  • Explore processes by practicing key interventions with individuals or families
  • Match target interventions to the family’s need for support

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January 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am
January 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Larisa Levalds, MA, RP


Toronto, Ontario – Ramada Plaza
300 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2C5 Canada
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Attachment and Families (early rate expires 1-7-19)$445.00Toronto, ON - January 28-29, 2019

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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)

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
*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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