2020 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year, with a number of training opportunities for professionals in the fields of mental health, psychotherapy and social work. There will be a course in Clinical Supervision, training in Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy, and also a WrapAround Coaches training. And don’t forget about Shalem’s Next “Signature Series” Attachment Conference with Dr. Dan Siegel!
These workshops and courses are offered through Shalem’s Centre of Excellence and Learning in Community-Based Mental Health, which is our platform for workshops and training, communication, learning and dialogue. The Center is key to Shalem’s desire to develop and support a new, different relationship between communities and professional mental health services, recognizing that both communities and professionals must work together in order to meet the significant mental health needs we encounter.
Here is a summary of the upcoming events so you can mark them in your calendar. Further details and registration information will be available on Shalem’s website as it becomes available.
Level 1 Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) — March 23-26, 2020
This training will be led by Betty J.B. Brouwer, a certified DDPI practitioner, consultant and trainer, who is also chair of the DDPI board . This is an introductory four-day training course on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Parenting and Practice, an intervention model developed by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Daniel Hughes. DDP is based on attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology and is consistent with the needs of children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma. It will be held at the George Hull Centre in Etobicoke. For the full registration details for this event, visit our website here.
Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision Course – March-April 2020
While the dates have yet to be finalized, a 30-hour course in Clinical Supervision will be offered in Hamilton this spring. The course is designed for professionals interested in developing their supervision knowledge and skills for supervising psychotherapists, couple and family therapists, and social workers. It meets the criteria for those wishing to pursue their Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT/ACTCF) supervisory designation, as well as those seeking to meet the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) requirements for offering clinical supervision to Registered Psychotherapists at every stage of learning. Co-led by Brenda Bolliger, MSW, RSW, RMFT-S and AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Susan Winter Fledderus, RP, RMFT-SM, RSW, the course emphasizes the integration of supervision theory with supervision practice issues and requires participation in a range of academic, interactive and reflective exercises designed for professional development.
Wrap Canada Coaches Training – March 30-31, 2020
Also in March, Mark Vander Vennen and Jane Ashmore will be conducting a Wrap Canada two-day Coaches Training. It will be held at Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) in Oakville. This training is for certified WrapAround Facilitators who are sanctioned by their initiatives to do WrapAround coaching of new facilitators. Jane and Mark are Co-Directors of Wrap Canada’s Canadian WrapAround Training Institute.
Attachment, Trauma, and Psychotherapy: Neural Integration as a Pathway to Resilience and Well Being — May 26, 2020
Dr. Dan Siegel, best selling author and researcher, will be our speaker for the next event in our “Signature Series” of professional conferences in attachment. In this workshop, participants will learn about an Interpersonal Neurobiology approach to understanding, evaluating, and treating individuals who have experienced developmental trauma. It will address how abuse and neglect early in life impact the embodied brain, relationships, and the mind. It will cover treatment approaches and introduce steps to healing trauma. The day is designed to equip the wide array of mental health professionals, medical teams and workers supporting children, youth and adults dealing with trauma and attachment. While built to be a day for professional development, parents and caregivers or members of the community seeking insight into these issues are welcome to attend. This full day event will be held at Liuna Station in Hamilton. For all the details, or to register, check out our website.
Train the Trainers Program for Group Facilitators: Foundations for Attachments Groupwork Program (FA) and Nurturing Attachments Training Resource (NA) — October 5 – 7, 2020
This train-the-trainers program equips participants to deliver the Foundations for Attachments (FA) and the Nurturing Attachments (NA) Group Work programs. It will enable participants to work with parents and caregivers parenting children who are living away from their birth parents, including foster parents, adoptive parents, residential workers, kinship caregivers, and respite caregivers. It will be led by Kim Golding with assistance from Betty Brouwer, and held at St. Cuthberts Church, in Hamilton, Ontario. The registration details for this event can be found here.
With so many workshops and courses to choose from, there is bound to be something of interest to most professionals! The details and registration opportunities will be listed on Shalem’s website—if you don’t see the information on the event that you are interested in yet, check back in a few days or weeks, because updates will be added as soon as information is finalized!
Susan Winter Fledderus is a Clinical Therapist with Shalem Mental Health Network