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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.
ACT From The Inside - Out: An Experiential Introductory Workshop
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an empirically supported, transdiagnostic, contextual therapy that frames suffering as a response to the inevitable pain of living a human life. ACT is a behavior-based therapy targeting psychological and behavioral flexibility, the ability to do what matters in the presence of whatever shows up inside (i.e., thoughts, emotions, and urges). Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the theoretical and philosophical foundations underlying the therapeutic model through engaging exercises, setting the stage for foundationally consistent treatment interventions. Participants will benefit from a firsthand understanding of the futility of the efforts to avoid or control pain and the ACT approach to relieve suffering.
This 2-day workshop will give clinicians the opportunity to learn the ACT model from the inside-out. Sheri is known for her jargon-free, attentive, and engaging training style, giving participants an immersive understanding of the model and the treatment experience. You will be guided, step by step, from assessment and case formulation, through to consent and therapy interventions for work with teens and adults. There will be opportunities to learn through didactic instruction, engagement with clinical material, real plays, role plays, and direct feedback.
Although not required, it is highly recommended that attendees have some previous knowledge of the foundations of the model and the therapeutic processes. You can access Chapter 1 of ACT for Adolescents: A Clinician Guide" for an introduction or review of basic background information.
Demonstrate ways to use language, metaphor, and experiential exercises to promote flexibility using each of the ACT processes, informed by RFT.
Dr. Sheri Turrell is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst from Toronto, Canada with over twenty years of experience in mental health. She is an internationally recognized expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ("ACT," pronounced as a single word) and author of several best-selling ACT books. Sheri divides her professional time between her private practice, supervising students, and providing consultation and trainings, locally and internationally, to graduate students and clinicians. She provides individual therapy for teens and adults and has facilitated ACT groups for teens for over 10 years. She recently released an online self-help program for teens and young adults, Choose Your Life, available through her website, https://www.lifeinbalancetherapy.ca
In-person workshop by Deb Dana, LCSW, clinician, consultant, and internationally recognized author and speaker specializing in complex trauma and the Polyvagal Theory.
In this two-day, experiential workshop Deb Dana shares her Polyvagal Theory guided approach to therapy. Participants will learn:
• how trauma shapes the nervous system
• the three organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory
• how to create autonomic maps and use them as a guide in treatment
• practical ways to track and interrupt habitual response patterns
• techniques to engage the co-regulating pathways of the Social Engagement System in your therapy sessions to improve clinical outcomes
• how the guiding questions of Polyvagal-informed therapy influence clinical practice
Wednesday April 10 and Thursday April 11, 9 AM to 4PM daily.
Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB
Early Bird Fee: $495 per person (cut-off date February 23, 2024)
Regular Fee: $550 per person
Please note that the last day for registration is Thursday, April 4, 2024
A Certificate of Completion will be provided for verification of CEU credits.
More information and registration: https://arnicafoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Arnica_PolyvagalTheory.pdf
Sponsored by Arnica Foundation.
Arnica Foundation invests in adolescent girls and young women to help them grow into emotionally strong and powerful women.
Psychedelics are changing the future of mental health care – are you ready for it?
We are likely less than a year away from the FDA approving MDMA to treat PTSD. Are you ready?
Psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT) represents a ground-breaking shift in the landscape of mental healthcare. This innovative approach employs substances like psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine in a controlled and therapeutic setting to help individuals overcome various mental health challenges. The results have been transformative. Research and clinical trials have shown that these substances can catalyze profound, long-lasting psychological healing.
Psilocybin, for instance, has demonstrated remarkable efficacy in treating depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. MDMA-assisted therapy has shown promise in alleviating the burdens of trauma and strengthening the patient-therapist relationship. These therapies often require only a few sessions, which is a stark contrast to the years typically needed in traditional talk therapy. By providing a window into the subconscious and promoting introspection, psychedelics enable patients to confront and process deeply rooted emotional and psychological issues. They foster a sense of interconnectedness, empathy, and self-acceptance, leading to improved mental health and a higher quality of life. Learn More
Course: Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
From March 8, 2024 to May 3, 2024
Numinus offers their Fundamentals of PAT program available for registration starting in March, which is the first course requirement in their pathways towards certification and 50 CE hours. As a member of the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan, you’re eligible to receive 15% off our training programs with code PAS15 to help cover some of the costs of this crucial training.
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