Boarderline Personality Disorder - Understanding & Supporting

October 17, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

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

*early rate expires September 26, 2018

Kelowna, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Express

Description

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 their relationships with the people 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. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore and better understand their own response as helpers when supporting individuals diagnosed with, or exhibiting behaviours associated with BPD. With this increased understanding and new strategies for offering support, participants will be better equipped in their role of supporting meaningful and manageable change in the lives of those impacted by BPD.

Please note: This workshop is not providing training for clinical therapy – the aim of the training is to provide understanding and practical strategies for a wide range of helpers who support individuals with BPD.

Workshop Outline

  • History of BPD and Current DSM Diagnosis
  • Common Challenges Associated with BPD
  • BPD Traits, Characteristics, and Symptomology
  • Causes of BPD
  • The Link Between Trauma and BPD
  • Traits versus Diagnosis
  • The Experience of Living with BPD
  • The Impact of BPD on Family, Friends, Caregivers
  • Empathy and Boundary Considerations
  • Considerations Around Self-Injury and Suicide
  • Strategies and Keys to Supporting

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, family members, and anyone seeking a better understanding of borderline personality disorder.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study review and small group discussion.

Learning Objectives

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

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

  • Identify signs and symptoms indicative of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • List and apply skills for supporting people living with BPD
  • Differentiate between helpful and enabling behaviours when supporting or living with BPD
  • Define and practice boundary setting when in a supporting role

SElf-Injury Behaviour in Youth - Issues & Strategies

October 29-30, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

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

*early rate expires October 08, 2018

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn & Conference Centre

Description

Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage such as cutting or burning. Self-injury has reached alarming proportions among our youth; studies show that 14-24% of adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behaviour at least once, with a quarter of these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helpers are increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury. This workshop will assist participants in understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. In addition, practical strategies for working with youth struggling with this complex issue will be presented. Participants of this training will increase their insight regarding self-injury behaviour in youth and be provided with a framework for effective intervention.

Please note: This workshop is not providing training for clinical therapy – the aim of the training is to provide understanding and practical strategies for a wide range of helpers who support individuals with self-injurious behaviour.

Workshop Outline

  • Categories of Self-Injury
  • Distinguishing Suicide Attempts from Self-Injury
  • Causes of Self-Injury
  • Functions of Self-Injury and Common Justifications
  • Self-Injury Warning Signs
  • The Cycle of Self-Injury
  • Initial Therapeutic Response
  • Assessment Considerations
  • Increasing Motivation to Stop
  • Mindfulness Strategies
  • Understanding and Identifying Emotions
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Speaking with Family and Peers About Self-Injury
  • Self-Injury Contagion
  • Managing Setbacks
  • Mental Health Diagnoses Associated with Self-Injury
  • Prevention of Self-Injury

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone seeking a better understanding of self-injury and how to respond to it.

Method of Delivery

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand common aspects of self-injury including causes, warning signs, and how it helps
  • Distinguish self-injury from suicide attempts
  • Identify how to best respond to an individual who is self-injuring
  • Apply skills: assessment, emotion identification, replacement skills, and cognitive strategies
  • Know how to respond to self-injury relapses and the issue of contagion

Workplace Sexual Harassment - WHy it Happens & How to Prevent It

Nov 05, 2018 (9 AM - 12 PM)

Price: $ 139.00 (*early rate) $ 155.00 (regular rate)

*early rate expires October 15, 2018

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn & Conference Centre

Description

Offered through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance

This workshop presents a proactive approach for individuals and organizations seeking to understand and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Going beyond basic definitions and policies, participants will gain a better understanding of what sexual harassment is, why it happens, and how to prevent it. In addressing the root causes of sexual harassment and encouraging awareness and openness, organizations will be better equipped to assist employees who experience harassment. Participants will leave the workshop with new insights and the tools required to discuss and develop procedures for dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.

Workshop Outline

  • What is Sexual Harassment?
  • What is NOT Sexual Harassment?
  • Organizational Risk Factors
  • Costs – Both Human and Financial
  • Preventative Measures
  • The Role of Leadership
  • How to Encourage Employees to Report Harassment
  • Ensuring Your Workplace Policy is Sufficient

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, skill building, video and small group discussions


Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

Dec 11, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

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

*early rate expires November 20, 2018

Victoria, British Columbia – Comfort Inn and Conference Centre

Description

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. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a personalized plan to repair negative effects as well as accelerate their resilience.

Please note: This workshop is not providing training for clinical therapy – the aim of the training is to provide understanding and practical strategies for a wide range of helpers who support individuals with vicarious trauma.

Workshop Outline

  • Signs of Vicarious Trauma
  • Anchor Points that Keep You Solid and Steady
  • Empathy – A Vicarious Experience
  • Building Self-Awareness of the Impact of Working with Trauma
  • External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
  • Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
  • Recognize the Sound and Feel of Your Alarm
  • Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience
  • Practicing Vicarious Resilience
  • Building a Personalized Plan

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working in the helping profession.

Method of Delivery

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the process of vicarious impact on a helper from working with trauma
  • Distinguish between the concepts of secondary stress, vicarious trauma, and vicarious resilience
  • Identify key vulnerabilities and strengths in one’s own practice as a helper
  • List strategies for the transformation of vicarious impact into resilience

Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

Dec 14, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

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

*early rate expires November 23, 2018

Kelowna, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Express

Description

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. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a personalized plan to repair negative effects as well as accelerate their resilience.

Please note: This workshop is not providing training for clinical therapy – the aim of the training is to provide understanding and practical strategies for a wide range of helpers who support individuals with vicarious trauma.

Workshop Outline

  • Signs of Vicarious Trauma
  • Anchor Points that Keep You Solid and Steady
  • Empathy – A Vicarious Experience
  • Building Self-Awareness of the Impact of Working with Trauma
  • External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
  • Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
  • Recognize the Sound and Feel of Your Alarm
  • Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience
  • Practicing Vicarious Resilience
  • Building a Personalized Plan

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working in the helping profession.

Method of Delivery

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the process of vicarious impact on a helper from working with trauma
  • Distinguish between the concepts of secondary stress, vicarious trauma, and vicarious resilience
  • Identify key vulnerabilities and strengths in one’s own practice as a helper
  • List strategies for the transformation of vicarious impact into resilience