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Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support: http://www.lookingglasscommunity.com/ops
Client support group starting mid-February - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/client/
Parent & loved ones support group starting in April - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/parent/
Kelty Mental Health Resources
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital - Eating Disorders Program - Family Psychoeducation Day - registration required
WaterStone Foundation is offering FREE expert training on Eating Disorders:
WaterStone’s aim is to provide high quality, up-to-date, evidence-based training to a large number of healthcare providers. Designed and led by experts in the field, trainings will be provided as one-day, stand-alone events that are free for professionals to attend. If you, or your organization, would like to be considered as a host site or these exciting workshops, please reach out. We are excited to be able to provide this unique opportunity with the goal of enhancing awareness and knowledge of eating disorders.
Presented by: Dr. Anita Federici, PhD, C.Psych, Dr. Madalyn Marcus, PhD, C.Psych and Sharon Zister, MSW, RSW
See the flyer for more details.
Goal Setting for Positive Change with Michelle Scott, OT Reg (Ont)
DATE & TIME: 6 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - exact dates TBA - please inquire.
LOCATION: 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15 (on the second floor), Aurora
Getting to the point where you're ready to make a change can be hard. Starting to actually make that change can be even harder. Where do you start? You may sense a certain dissatisfaction with your current circumstances, but not know exactly where to go from there. You may have a vague idea of what you need to change, but not know exactly how to take the first step. This group is about taking that sense of dissatisfaction, that desire to change, and turning it into a concrete goal that can be acted upon in small, meaningful steps.
Using SMART Goal Setting, group members will work on identifying and creating a meaningful, yet achievable, goal that they will work on for six weeks. With support from the group facilitator and other group members, participants will take steps towards their goal, troubleshoot potential challenges, and learn skills for recovery and positive change that can be adapted to a variety of life situations.
Goals may include but are not limited to:
Addressing problem behaviours and/or activities through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and/or Behavioural Activation (BA) -based approaches
Getting back to meaningful activities such as work, volunteering, or socializing after going through a mental health challenge
Maintaining wellness and recovery-related behaviours and activities post-treatment
Exploring the use of meaningful activity as a way of finding what it means to live a meaningful life, through an Existential/Logotherapeutic approach
Each group session will address a specific aspect of the goal-setting process:
Laying out the issues;
Setting a goal;
Implementing the goal;
Strategies for maintenance.
This will be a closed group, and group members will be asked to commit to attending all six sessions to the best of their ability.
This group is open to any individual self-identifying as having a mental health issue or life challenge, with a desire to make a change in behaviour that will promote wellness and healing. A brief phone interview will be required before starting services to discuss treatment options and fee scale. Please call 905-886-6632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
For more details, visit http://www.edoyr.com/otherapy
The 28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Cultivating Hope in an Age of Disconnection
Philadelphia Airport Marriott, November 9 -11, 2018
Ron Taffel, PhD
Amy Banks, MD
Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD
David H. Barlow Award for Research Excellence
Many eating disorder clients are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in a polarized society where anger, prejudice, loss of civility, bullying and threats to personal safety create an atmosphere of distrust and disconnection. Practitioners are tasked with helping clients navigate their way through emotionally-charged times by providing them with optimism, prompting dialogue that supports diverse needs and creating a sense of community. Managing our own concerns and reactions is a critical challenge for therapists today.
Conference 2018 will focus on evidence-based strategies, clinically relevant research and development of skills for building resilience including emotional tolerance, self-care, interpersonal connection, radical empathy and selective disengagement.
Additional topics to be addressed include: Treatment Interventions, Social Justice, Diverse Populations, Substance Use, Trauma and Ethics.
NEW THIS YEAR, we are pleased to announce PRE-REGISTRATION. Space is limited; reserve your seat now for this 3-day Conference. For more information and to reserve your seat visit www.renfrewcenter.com.