PD Calendar

A main objective of the Manitoba Association of School Psychologists (MASP) is to encourage and provide for professional growth and continuing education among members of the Association. Professional development, called PD or Pro-D in other settings, is a critical component to maintaining and enhancing our competencies as School Psychologists. Below you will find a listing of school related professional development opportunities in Manitoba. You can search for growth ideas by category, location, or date.

You can submit a calendar listing by clicking here. The professional development events must be occurring in Manitoba.

Oct
19
Fri
The 3 Rs: Relationship, Relationship, Relationship @ Alloway Therapy Services, 468 Academy Rd.,
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop Objective:
The workshop will explore the links between children’s early attachment experiences, emotional development and social/academic success in
school. The Circle of Security model will be used as a ‘map’ to understand
behaviour and respond to each child’s emotional needs.

This workshop will address:
• Attachment Theory and Complex Trauma as a framework to understand
the social and emotional development of young children.
• Cues and miscues: Behaviour as communication.
• The Circle of Security as a framework to guide key adults to support and
co-regulate children who have disrupted attachment/trauma histories.

Who Should Attend?
• Key adults directly involved in planning for and supporting students:
this includes resource teachers, guidance counselors, teachers and
educational assistants who work one-on-one with children who receive
special-needs funding due to emotional/behavioral concerns.
• Multi-disciplinary support staff, including social workers, psychologists
and occupational therapists.

Oct
22
Mon
Action-Packed CBT: More Walk, Less Talk @ Canad Inns Destination Centre, Polo Park (1405 St Matthews Ave)
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm

October 22nd and 23rd from 9am-4:30pm

We know from educational research that lasting learning and change are more likely to result from active experience and doing than from talking alone. If we apply this idea to psychotherapy, we need to consider that talk therapy by itself is not always best therapy. The phrase, "action-packed CBT" describes a therapeutic approach that combines talk with active learning experiences embedded into each session. It is designed to make therapy more effective and to promote faster client change.

Similarly, this is an action-packed workshop. Christine A. Padesky, PhD demonstrates a variety of action methods that can enhance cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other forms of psychotherapy. Like her other "Show Me" workshops, she structures her teaching around clinical demonstrations rather than lectures. For each segment of the workshop, she demonstrates particular methods so participating therapists can see exactly how Padesky conducts "action-packed" CBT. Structured exercises help therapists learn through experience how to implement action-oriented approaches. Thus, "More walk and less talk". Even so, there is ample time for questions, answers, and discussion to promote a more complete understanding of how to apply these approaches with diverse clients in a variety of settings.

Action methods demonstrated in this workshop include:

  • interactive writing/drawing
  • imagery
  • role playing
  • behavioral experiments conducted both in and outside the office to test out beliefs and try new behaviors

A brainstorming section in the afternoon of the second day helps therapists discover how a variety of creative methods can be derived from these basic actions. Padesky guides workshop participants to develop a model over the course of the two days to help decide when to employ action approaches, when listening and talk are the best interventions, and what types of action are best suited to particular therapy purposes and goals. By the end of the workshop, each participant has an opportunity to construct an individualized action plan for one of their own clients whose progress in therapy has stalled.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe two benefits of action-packed therapy
  • Recognize action opportunities within clinical interchanges
  • Plan three actions appropriate to use with current clients
  • Name two action methods that foster client engagement
  • Demonstrate one action approach that is likely to enhance learning
  • Identify two action methods that help promote change
  • Devise in and out of office behavioral experiments
  • Experience how collaborative writing increases client engagement
  • Link imagery with in vivo change efforts

THIS WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR:

  • Mental health professionals and graduate students in mental health fields
  • Non-CBT therapists will learn ways to incorporate action-oriented CBT practices into therapy
  • Beginning and intermediate CBT therapists will discover ways to transform treatment protocols into live action therapy
  • More advanced CBT therapists are encouraged to identify one or two clients with whom progress is slow and keep these clients in mind throughout the workshop.
2018 SISLER INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY @ University of Manitoba
Oct 22 @ 5:26 pm – Oct 23 @ 6:26 pm

Dr. Jon Hunter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the
University of Toronto, where he heads the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Topics include: “Attachment & its Core Role in Psychiatry”; “Attachment in the
Psychotherapeutic Process”, "Interactive Case Vignette” Workshop, and “Optimizing Effectiveness of Psychotherapy”

edical Practitioners (Including Department of Psychiatry Staff): $200.00
Clinical Psychologists: $200.00
NPs, PAs, Social Workers, WRHA Mental Health, CMHWs: $150.00
Rady FHS Undergraduate learners: No Cost
Rady FHS Postgraduate/Graduate Learners & Residents: $50.00
[Fee waived for DOP Residents]
Monday Evening ONLY- Interactive Case Vignette Workshop $50.00

Oct
30
Tue
Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism @ Winnipeg Manitoba
Oct 30 @ 7:56 pm – Oct 31 @ 8:56 pm

Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism is an annual gathering intended to bring together a range of people committed to enhancing quality of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and autism. For more information click here.

Nov
5
Mon
2 Day Advanced Mindfulness Training @ Viscount Gort Hotel
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe and define mindfulness in a broader way for the client
  2. Summarize the basics lessons of Interpersonal Neurobiology and how mindfulness can rewire the brain
  3. Explain the effects of stress and cortisol, and how diaphragmatic breathing turns on the parasympathetic nervous system
  4. Demonstrate how to use stories as a way to shift awareness, enhance relationships, and recognize strengths
  5. Use key mindful body practices that lead to better self-care and cognitive brain function
  6. Describe multiple evidence-based methods for shifting attention that produce greater positive emotions moment by moment
  7. Discuss the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ stress, and the 4-methods for reducing stress
Nov
8
Thu
Creative Art Interventions for School Clinicians @ Manitoba Teachers’ Society
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 9 @ 4:30 pm

The WSD Department of Social Work presents Betty Bedard-Bidwell and Margo Sippel

A workshop that provides basic tools to offer creative ways for students to express themselves for self-regulation, emotional intelligence, building self-esteem and resiliency.

$225 for 2 days.  For more information click here.

Nov
16
Fri
Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Classroom: Bi-Annual Provincial Educators’ Consortium @ Viscount Gort Hotel
Nov 16 all day
• How do I adopt an LGBT2Q+ inclusive approach to my curricula and classroom climate?
• What resources are available to support education and classroom delivery?

• How do I respond and facilitate discussions while preserving the dignity and human rights of LGBT2Q+ students and their families?
This full-day consortium invites early, middle and high school teachers, education assistants and resource teachers to acquire and share pedagogical approaches and practical strategies to create a classroom of inclusiveness that centres the diverse lives of LGBT2Q+ youth. 
At the end of the consortium, participants will learn:
• Pedagogical approaches and curricular connections
• Critical adaptations on gender in the classroom

• Responses to difficult conversations among students, colleagues and caregivers
pre-consortium event: LET’S MIX, MINGLE AND REVIEW! 
In addition, a pre-consortium education and networking mixer will be held on November 15th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at the Manitoba Teachers’ Society,191 Harcourt St. in Winnipeg. 

A refresher on current terminology, syntax and use-of language will be reviewed. This is a FREE event for registered participants. Light refreshments and beverages will be served 
Nov
21
Wed
Resilience, Recovery and Relationship: Towards Flourishing Children and Youth @ RBC Convention Centre (375 York Ave)
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 21- Friday, November 23
8:30am-4pm

Human resilience is remarkable. It is the ultimate good news story – that stress in itself is not the enemy and that we need not be brought down by the circumstances in our lives. After years of mistaken focus on the stress part of the equation, the focus is now on uncovering the keys that can unlock the amazing human potential to grow through adversity, to thrive under duress, and to bounce back from trauma.

Resilience is probably the most important topic of our time. It holds the answers to emotional health and well-being, to mental illness, to healing and recovery, to prevention, to addiction, and much more. Resilience is not only the best overall prevention but also the best focus for intervention. Resilience should be everyone’s concern, not only the medical and helping professionals, but also educators, parents, and society at large. Resilience is about ourselves and those we are responsible for.

This conference is a fundraiser for the Neufeld Institute and the offspring of a collaborative effort between Jack Hirose of Jack Hirose and Associates and Dr. Gordon Neufeld of the Neufeld Institute – a worldwide charitable organization delivering developmental science to those responsible for our children. Most of the speakers have generously donated their time and forfeited their usual speaker fees to support this fundraiser. The Neufeld Institute is deeply grateful for all who have extended themselves in this way.

Although participants may choose to enroll in one day, two days or three days, the conference itself will be continuous in nature, building on the model and theoretical foundations that Dr. Neufeld will present on Day One, Two and Three in the mornings. Seven of the senior Neufeld Institute Faculty will flesh out this model of resilience with special applications in mind. Dr. Martin Brokenleg and will add his wealth of experience and perspectives on this subject. On Day Three, the two doctors will be in Maria LeRose’s most capable hands as she facilitates some dialogue and discussion between them. It is rare for ‘experts’ to have the opportunity to interact with each other, never mind in the context of a live audience of informed participants.

Jan
11
Fri
Dyadic Developmental Therapy Training- Level 1 @ Canadian Mennonite University Campus
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – Jan 14 @ 4:30 pm

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) is based on the principles of Attachment Theory and Intersubjectivity Theory. DDP uses interpersonal neurobiology to support children to feel secure in their parent-child relationship and to resolve early traumatic experiences. Participants will learn how to create the necessary emotional safety to assist the child to establish a congruent narrative while guiding the caregiver to co-regulate the child’s traumatic experiences.

This four-day training is primarily formatted for experienced child and family therapists. The model is relevant for those working with children aged four to adult years. The principles of DDP are presented through formal presentations, discussion, videotapes of treatment sessions, role-play, and handouts. This is phase one of certification in DDP. Certification is optional and not a requirement to take the training. Training is limited to 22 participants.

Mar
15
Fri
The 3 Rs: Relationship, Relationship, Relationship @ Alloway Therapy Services, 468 Academy Rd.,
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop Objective:
The workshop will explore the links between children’s early attachment experiences, emotional development and social/academic success in
school. The Circle of Security model will be used as a ‘map’ to understand
behaviour and respond to each child’s emotional needs.

This workshop will address:
• Attachment Theory and Complex Trauma as a framework to understand
the social and emotional development of young children.
• Cues and miscues: Behaviour as communication.
• The Circle of Security as a framework to guide key adults to support and
co-regulate children who have disrupted attachment/trauma histories.

Who Should Attend?
• Key adults directly involved in planning for and supporting students:
this includes resource teachers, guidance counselors, teachers and
educational assistants who work one-on-one with children who receive
special-needs funding due to emotional/behavioral concerns.
• Multi-disciplinary support staff, including social workers, psychologists
and occupational therapists.