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6 Day Certificate Course: Trauma Counselling for Front Line Workers

The Certificate in Trauma Counselling program is designed for experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers, addiction counsellors) who provide short-term (non psychotherapy) counselling contact with vulnerable populations in community-based settings. The trauma issues experienced by clients/consumers may include: early childhood trauma, violent crime, work related trauma, motor vehicle accidents and chronic and terminal illness.

A New Approach to Treating Substance Misues and Other Risky and Addictive Behaviours: An Integrative Harm Reduction Perspective

25% discount on Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy training in Toronto!

Leading Edge Seminars is proud to present the pioneering work of Andrew Tatarsky. Dr. Tatarsky is the internationally-renown developer of Integrated Harm Reduction Psychotherapy and he will be presenting:

A New Approach to Treating Substance Misuse and Other Risky and Addictive Behaviours: An Integrative Harm Reduction Perspective

You Will Learn:

·         About the challenges of treating addiction and the limitations of traditional abstinence-only treatment

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: A Practical Introduction to ACT in Clinical Practice

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer evidence-based behavior therapy that balances mindfulness and acceptance processes with commitment and behavior change processes to (a) weaken the unhelpful influence of thoughts and emotional avoidance in guiding actions, while (b) promoting greater experiential and psychological flexibility in the service of valued ends.  ACT teaches clients how to be with their hurts and do what works – to live well, richly, and meaningfully, without first having to defeat sources of emotional and psychological pain.

All The Rage- Adolescent Girls In Crisis

with Dr. Martha Straus- Many adolescent girls today are in a crisis of rage and despair. Some try to disappear through starvation, others carve indecipherable symbols onto their arms or run away from home, still others bully and get bullied, hide weeping in their rooms, or attempt suicide. How can practitioners become more effective with this volatile population?

Babette Rothschild - Making Trauma Therapy Safer and More Effective: the Psychophysiology of Trauma and PTSD



CAST Canada Presents Two Days With:


Internationally renowned Trauma Expert and author of "The Body Remembers":

Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW.


Presenting her ground-breaking 2 day training:  
Making Trauma Therapy Safer and More Effective:

The Psychophysiology of Trauma & PTSD



Becoming Safely Embodied: Trauma Skills Training

With Dierdre Fay, MSW

The Becoming Safely Embodied Skills are simple, concrete, practical skills people can practice on their own between therapy sessions to help them free themselves from physiological distress.

Using mindfulness and concentration as the foundation, the BSE approach is dedicated to helping clients with a traumatic or disorganized experience of life gain control over their internal world by giving structured practices they can use between therapy sessions.

As a therapist you’ll learn skills such as:

Complex PTSD and Devlopmental Trauma

Anxious and disorganized early attachment patterns intertwined with early childhood trauma (emotional deprivation, physical /sexual abuse) and the strain of adversity or ongoing victimization may lead some clients to experience chronic and complex intrapsychic and interpersonal reactions.  For some individuals, their adult lives are filled with a pool of unmet needs, a legacy of interpersonal turmoil, a range of disruptive trauma reactions and a deficit of skill, motivation and support to move beyond their past.  These individuals may become chronically depressed, have addictions and are vu

Cyber-Counselling & Therapy On-Line

Led by Lawrence Murphy of Therapy Online, this full day workshop will provide participants with a solid grounding in the ethics, theory, research and practice of online counselling. Participants will learn about computer and Internet security and other important aspect of the technology. The variety of online methods will be compared and contrasted. Time will be spent covering clinical techniques that enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of text-based methods like email and text-chat.

Depression, Anxiety & Addictions From a New Perspective: the Myth of Normal

For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity. Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterizes the mind state of the mentally ill.


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