Navigating Difficult Client Relationships

Feb 14, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires January 24, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn and Conference Centre

Description

For those who work in a helping role, it can be very challenging when clients are vulnerable, stressed-out, or quick to engage in conflict. Complicating matters is that difficult dynamics in the relationship are often amplified by different styles of communicating. This workshop reviews what contributes to these challenges, including the intra-personal, inter-personal, and organizational factors. By looking at case studies, participants will learn how to alter their interactions with clients they find difficult in order to transform unhealthy relational patterns into more positive interactions and outcomes.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently

Feb 25, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires February 04, 2019

Kelowna, British Columbia – Kanata Kelowna Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Express)

Description

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. This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using CBT. Participants will gain an understanding of which populations tend to benefit the most from CBT, and will be equipped with many strategies and tools that can be practically applied in their work.


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

Mar 12 - Mar 13, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 399.00 (*early rate) $ 445.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires February 19, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn & Conference Centre

Description

Trauma is a wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. As a result, 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. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed. Protective steps for enhancing helper wellbeing are also provided. Participants will learn key principles and strategies for working with trauma that apply to a diverse range of experiences and which can be applied to all ages.


Mental Health Awareness and Support

Apr 10, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires March 20, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn and Conference Centre

Description

Offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. It is essential that organizations build capacity to support those with mental health concerns because early identification and support typically leads to continued employee well-being. This workshop will explore factors affecting mental health, give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and, most importantly, how to be a support. Participants will learn strategies for creating a more inclusive work environment that reduces stigma surrounding mental illness.


Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies

Apr 25, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires April 04, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn and Conference Centre

Description

Depression is one of the most commonly experienced mental health concerns. The symptoms can become overwhelming, self-perpetuating, and lead to feelings of helplessness. Helpers may feel unsure of where to begin when supporting those who frequently feel depleted, helpless, and ashamed of their struggles. This workshop explores a holistic understanding of the causes, impact, and treatment of depression. A strengths-based approach is explored that considers the whole person, separate from the problem. Participants will learn practical skills for building motivation and setting realistic goals for supporting those living with depression.


Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies

Apr 30, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires April 09, 2019

Kelowna, British Columbia – Kanata Kelowna Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Express)

Description

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. 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. This workshop will explore when anxiety is adaptive and in order, compared to when it becomes disordered. Participants will learn practical and accessible strategies which can be applied to all ages, and help address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of anxiety.


Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies

May 01, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires April 10, 2019

Kelowna, British Columbia – Kanata Kelowna Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Express)

Description

Depression is one of the most commonly experienced mental health concerns. The symptoms can become overwhelming, self-perpetuating, and lead to feelings of helplessness. Helpers may feel unsure of where to begin when supporting those who frequently feel depleted, helpless, and ashamed of their struggles. This workshop explores a holistic understanding of the causes, impact, and treatment of depression. A strengths-based approach is explored that considers the whole person, separate from the problem. Participants will learn practical skills for building motivation and setting realistic goals for supporting those living with depression.


Conflict Resolution Skills

May 09, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires April 18, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn and Conference Centre

Description

The results of unhealthy and poorly managed conflict create a negative impact for individuals and groups. Those people who master essential conflict resolution skills reduce the occurrence of negative conflict, leading to healthier, happier relationships and work environments. Many conflicts would not spiral out of control if people used conflict resolution techniques that are easy to learn and utilize. This workshop explores the various dynamics of conflict, including its sources and how it often escalates in predictable patterns. Participants will learn skills for responding confidently and effectively to conflict.


Challenging Behaviours in Youth – Strategies for Intervention

May 28, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires May 07, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn and Conference Centre

Description

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. Guidelines for structuring interactions for positive outcomes will be given, and a coaching model to bring out the best in youth who exhibit challenging behaviour will be provided.

Please note: This workshop does not provide training for clinical therapy or review clinical conditions that may lead to challenging behaviours.


Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength

Jun 04, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires May 14, 2019

Kelowna, British Columbia – Kanata Kelowna Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Express)

Description

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. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization. Becoming trauma informed creates a sustainable foundation in any work setting to promote strength, engagement, and recovery.


Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength

Jun 06, 2019 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 209.00 (*early rate) $ 235.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires May 16, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn and Conference Centre

Description

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. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization. Becoming trauma informed creates a sustainable foundation in any work setting to promote strength, engagement, and recovery.