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The Psychology Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) is very aware of the wide-reaching impact COVID-19 is having on the people of our province. In this time of uncertainty, existing mental health concerns may worsen or new ones may arise. To provide assistance to those looking to garner mental health support we have compiled a list of our members who are willing and able to provide virtual care. Please see Public Resources. This list will be updated over time.
Canadian Association for Play Therapy
Applying Compassion Focused Approaches to Trauma
with Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., FBPsS, OBE
December 8 & 9, 2023, 11:00am – 2:30pm (ET)
Online via Zoom
Please join The Centre for MindBody Health in this extraordinary opportunity to learn from the esteemed Dr. Paul Gilbert as he guides us through utilizing Compassion Focused Therapy for clients dealing with trauma. The training will consist of two parts: the first session will delve into the evolution and biopsychosocial model of compassion, examining its impact on various mental functions and physiological processes, while the second session will focus on the application of compassion-focused therapy for trauma and address the challenges posed by different types of trauma.
Learn how integrating therapeutic modalities enhances compassion-focused therapy & effectiveness for addressing trauma.
Explore the biopsychosocial model & impact on motives, emotions, competencies, and behaviors.
Understand the influence of compassion on psychological processes like empathy and mindfulness.
Apply compassion-focused techniques to address trauma, considering various trauma types and fostering safety and connection through physiological effects.
About the Presenter
Dr. Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and honorary visiting Professor at the University of Queensland. Until his retirement from the NHS in 2016, he was Consultant Clinical Psychologist for over 40 years. Paul has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology with a focus on mood, shame and self-criticism for which Compassion Focused Therapy was developed. Click here for Paul Gilbert’s full bio
This workshop is intended for all health care professionals seeking to develop skills to offer Compassion Focused Therapy interventions in a safe, effective way for their clients dealing with trauma.
For more information and to register, visit our website HERE.
Please contact us with any inquires at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACT Basics: Intro Workshop for Therapists (Online)
Date: November 3rd, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM MST
Presenter: Dr. Sheri Turrell
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
$140 CAD - Early Bird (before October 3rd, 2023)
$160 CAD - Regular
Grove Centre Upcoming Trainings
Sponsored by Grove Centre for Child and Family Therapy in Burnaby, BC
Presented in person by Christopher Conley, MA, RCC, RMFT, CPT-S, RPT-S
Intensive Child-Centered Play Therapy (August 2023)
Child-Centered Play Therapy, a prominent model of play therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic intervention for children ages 3-12 and older. It is an approach that helps children express feelings, resolve presenting issues, heal trauma, develop emotional regulation and problem-solving skills, and enhance self-esteem. Play serves important child developmental purposes and represents the child's attempt to organize and integrate their experiences. Play has deep meaning to a child’s internal world and it is the process of externalizing these images through play witnessed by a skilled therapist who is fully present that growth and healing occur.
Intensive Filial Therapy Training (August 2023)
Filial Therapy is a highly effective, relatively short-term, evidence-based approach that is cost-effective in facilitating positive and long-lasting child and family change. Therapists learn how to train and supervise parents as they conduct special child-centered play sessions with their own children (ages 3-12+). The Intensive Filial Therapy Training Program developed by Dr. Risë VanFleet features the work of Filial Therapy originators, Drs. Bernard and Louise Guerney. Christopher is a Certified Filial Therapy Instructor.
Low participant-to-instructor ratio, experiential with direct observation and feedback from instructor. The intensive trainings are specifically designed so that participants can confidently and competently start using it with their clients upon completion of the training.
Grove Centre Trainings Being Developed
Advanced Topics in Play Therapy: Themes and Resistance
Family Theory, Family Systems & Family Therapy for Child and Adolescent Therapists
Effective Relational Strategic Classroom Management for Child and Adolescent Therapists
Sponsored Trainings Being Planned
Theraplay Level 1, Presented by Theraplay Canada Instructor
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1, Presented by Hannah Sun-Reid
Go to www.grovecentre.ca for information, flyers, registration forms and contact form. Please contact Grove Centre to be put on the distribution list to be notified of future trainings.
Grove Centre… dedicated to sponsoring 3- and 4-day intensive trainings with a low participant- to-instructor ratio and significant experiential role-play practice.