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.

Feb
25
Mon
Eating Disorders – From Image to Illness @ Best Western Plus Airport
Feb 25 all day

This event is also available as an Online Live Stream. Please see the below link for more details:

https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-stream-eating-disorders-2-25/

Description

Eating disorders can range from problematic tendencies like excessive dieting to a mental health diagnosis such as anorexia or bulimia. Helpers may struggle with knowing how to best respond to this complex issue and may react with frustration, fear, or helplessness. This workshop examines the symptoms, contributing factors, and the experience of living with an eating disorder. Participants will be challenged to check their assumptions and to fully address the function disordered eating plays in a person’s life. The focus of the training then shifts to possible treatment options and practical strategies for supporting individuals struggling with disordered eating.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • The Eating and Body Image Continuum
  • When is Eating Disordered?
  • Understanding Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Considerations Around Compulsive Exercise
  • Eating Disorders Among Specific Populations
  • What Causes an Eating Disorder?
  • The Problem with Diets
  • Warning Signs of Disordered Eating
  • The Process of Recovery
  • Eating Disorder Treatment Settings
  • Individual, Group, and Family Counselling
  • Mindfulness Strategies
  • Working to Normalize Eating
  • Coping and Cognitive Strategies
  • Managing Setbacks
  • How Families Can Help

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, parents, and anyone seeking a better understanding of disordered eating and how to help those who are struggling.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define common eating disorders, their symptoms, and consequences
  • Recognize the factors that may contribute to disordered eating
  • Identify preventative strategies and treatment options for disordered eating
  • List a variety of strategies for working with individuals with disordered eating
  • Describe the impact of an eating disorder on the family and their role in the process of change
Mar
14
Thu
Live Stream: Dealing with Difficult People @ Online Live Stream
Mar 14 all day

We all encounter people we find difficult, and typically conversations with them leave us feeling frustrated, stressed, angry, or tired. This workshop explores what is happening in those exchanges and demonstrates how people can adapt their strategies to bring about more productive conversations with those they find difficult. Individual approaches for dealing with difficult people will be explored, with an emphasis on understanding and adapting one’s approach to create different results. Participants will learn how to create the right conditions for a conversation with a person they find difficult. They will also be provided with a variety of practical strategies for engaging with people they find difficult.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Who is a Difficult Person?
  • Shift Judgment to Curiosity
  • The Cycle of Escalating Difficult Behaviour
  • Approaches for Dealing with Difficult People
  • Strategies for Dealing with Bullying Behaviour
  • Skills for Dealing with the Passive Aggressive Person
  • How to Defuse the Angry Person
  • Strategies for Dealing with the Resistant Person

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Mar
21
Thu
Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies @ Best Western Plus Airport
Mar 21 all day

This event is also available as an Online Live Stream. Please see the below link for more information:
https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-stream-depression-3-21/

Description

Depression is one of the most commonly experienced mental health concerns. The symptoms can become overwhelming, self-perpetuating, and lead to feelings of helplessness. Helpers may feel unsure of where to begin when supporting those who frequently feel depleted, helpless, and ashamed of their struggles. This workshop explores a holistic understanding of the causes, impact, and treatment of depression. A strengths-based approach is explored that considers the whole person, separate from the problem. Participants will learn practical skills for building motivation and setting realistic goals for supporting those living with depression.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Understanding the Nature of Depression
  • Causes and Influences of Depression
  • Concepts and Strategies for Intervention
  • Working to Build Awareness
  • The Importance of Routine
  • Exploring Strengths and Resources
  • Changing Patterns of Thinking Influenced by Depression
  • Investigating and Highlighting Successes
  • Habit Practice and Contrasting (Old Way, New Way)
  • The Recovery Process from Depression

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working with those who struggle with depression.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the holistic effects of depression
  • Use key questions to assess the impact of depression and to engage in supportive conversation
  • List key internal and external factors that contribute to the experience of a depressed person
  • Describe healthy dynamics and boundaries in the helper-client relationship