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NEW TRAINING WORKSHOPS for FALL 2016 and WINTER 2017

Online Registration Now Open – LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE!


Workshop Information:

Externalization of Graphic Imagery

In the morning, participants will learn about the Utilization of Art in Trauma Treatment. The afternoon will focus on Externalization as a primary treatment tool for nightmares, intrusive thoughts and flashbacks.

Trainer(s): Geraldine Crisci and Laurel Choat

Date: October 24, 2016
Time: 930am to 4pm
Location: Hilton Suites and Conference Centre (Markham)
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham Ontario
Note: Free Parking
Coffee provided
Many restaurants in close proximity to hotel for lunch

Cost: $175 per person + HST**

Neutralizing Sensory Reminders – Day 1

Neutralization: A Specific Trauma Treatment Intervention

Sensorial reminders are particularly dysregulating for traumatized individuals. Sensorial reminders of traumatic events should be identified in an assessment process, utilizing sensorial screens.

Once identified, a neutralization process can be implemented in which the reminders no longer activate the individual. Further to this neutralization, a transformation process is initiated in which a new context is created enabling the reminder to not only be neutralized, but transformed.

This training will teach and demonstrate, through case examples, the neutralization method utilized in successful therapeutic intervention for sensorial reminders, sometimes referred to as “triggers”. This workshop will provide skill-based training in a specific therapeutic method, developed and used successfully by the trainer for 15 years.

Sensorial reminders of past traumatic events can be terrifying; producing significant avoidant and phobic behaviour. Historically, exposure therapy has been utilized to address similar phobic behaviours. The methodology involved in exposure therapy can exacerbate traumatic symptoms, re-traumatizing the individual. Important clinical differentiations, criteria for appropriate choices of method and theoretical underpinnings will be outlined.

The Neutralization Process is a four dimensional process guided by a specific protocol and approach. This training will enable participants to think through using this approach with their clients. Participants are encouraged to be prepared with a case example with which to work in a direct application exercise.

Trainer: Geraldine Crisci

Date: November 24, 2016
Time: 930am to 4pm
Location: Hilton Suites and Conference Centre (Markham)
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham Ontario
Note: Free Parking
Coffee provided
Many restaurants in close proximity to hotel for lunch

Cost: $175 per person + HST**

Neutralizing Sensory Reminders – Day 2 – Advanced Training

Note: participants must have completed Day 1 of Neutralizing Sensory Reminders

This advanced training will address neutralizing sensitive reminders specific to sexual trauma.

Trainer: Geraldine Crisci

Date: November 25, 2016
Time: 930am to 4pm
Location: Hilton Suites and Conference Centre (Markham)
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham Ontario
Note: Free Parking
Coffee provided
Many restaurants in close proximity to hotel for lunch

Cost: $175 per person + HST**

Am I to Blame? Correcting Responsibility Issues

How to successfully address self-blame issues for traumatized individuals. Self-blame often develops into self destructive behaviours. Suicidality, running away, and substance abuse are a few of the many manifestations of unresolved responsibility issues. The message “it’s not your fault” is correct but simply not enough to successfully address these issues. Many youth are triggered by their reminders, and are unable to engage in cognitive therapies.

Trainer: Geraldine Crisci

Date: December 15, 2016
Time: 930am to 4pm
Location: Hilton Suites and Conference Centre (Markham)
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham Ontario
Note: Free Parking
Coffee provided
Many restaurants in close proximity to hotel for lunch

Cost: $175 per person +HST**

Effective Symptom Elimination

Beyond management and reduction. This training will give participants tools to intervene successfully with common trauma symptoms such as somatic complaint; anxiety (internal behaviours) and fearfulness (external behaviours)

Trainer: Geraldine Crisci and Laurel Choat

Date: December 16, 2016
Time: 930am to 4pm
Location: Hilton Suites and Conference Centre (Markham)
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham Ontario
Note: Free Parking
Coffee provided
Many restaurants in close proximity to hotel for lunch

Cost: $175 per person +HST**

Integrating Traumatic Events: The Use of Trauma Narrative

Integration of traumatic experience is a goal of all Trauma Treatment. The Trauma Narrative can be utilized flexibly in a number of ways to meet the goal of internalization.

Trainer: Geraldine Crisci

Date: January 13, 2017
Time: 930am to 4pm
Location: Hilton Suites and Conference Centre (Markham)
8500 Warden Avenue, Markham Ontario
Note: Free Parking
Coffee provided
Many restaurants in close proximity to hotel for lunch

Cost: $175 per person +HST**


Individual registration is $175 for the first workshop.

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Multi-day packages must be registered at the same time and paid for at time of registration.

 
Workshop Registration

Refund Policy: A $25 administrative fee will apply to all refunds issued up until two weeks prior to the workshop. No refunds will be issues within two weeks prior to the workshop date.

Organizations may wish to consider an in-service training at their facility, for their entire staff. Please call (416) 483-8118 for further details.