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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:

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.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an intensive out-patient therapy developed by Marsha Linehan to treat chronically suicidal clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has also been adapted to treat clients with addictions, eating disorders and other complex problems. Working with clients who experience these difficulties is extremely challenging for mental health and direct service professionals. DBT has proven to be effective in reducing suicidal, self-harm and other impulsive behaviours and to increase client engagement in therapy.

Doing the Work: Harm Reduction in Rural and Remote Communities

A Two Day Gathering:
Ottawa, ON October 29, 30 2013
$330 + hst early bird
$380 + hst after Sept 1st


'The work’
- Harm Reduction, Outreach, Support, Counselling, Therapy ...
- Addiction, Trauma, Homelessness, Employment, Justice ...
- Service Provision, Intervention, Health promotion, Education ...
- Mental, Physical & Spiritual Health.


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