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Professional Development Opportunities

Enhancing Practice in Mental Health and Human Services.

Upcoming PD Events

Upcoming Courses


Katharina Manassis

Assessment, Case Formulation, and Treatment in Child and Youth Mental Health

September 27– November 1, 2022
Instructor:
Dr. Katharina Manassis
FSW 252-003, Online Synchronous

Assessing mental health problems in children and youths is complex. Losing sight of the need to nurture therapeutic relationships while doing so is all too common. Join acclaimed author, certified child psychiatrist and University of Toronto professor emerita, Dr. Katharina Manassis, M.D., FRCP(C), in facing and mastering these challenges. During this 30-hour course, participants will learn and apply techniques of mental health assessment, case formulation, treatment planning, and cognitive behavioral intervention in children and youth.

Arnie Slive, Ph.D.

How to Conduct an Effective Walk-In Single Session

October 18 – November 1, 2022
Instructor:
Arnold Slive
FSW 132-001, Online Synchronous

This course describes how to conduct a single session of counseling that enables the client to leave the session with ideas for next steps in addressing the most pressing concern. Participants will learn a “single session mindset” that enhances confidence in conducting single sessions. The workshop describes how to quickly develop a therapeutic alliance and basic principles for conducting single sessions. Common worries and concerns about single sessions will be addressed. Note: no specific model of psychotherapy is taught in the course. The therapeutic principles described can fit for many models of psychotherapy.

This course is valuable for: Registered mental health professionals or post-graduates working toward registration and Graduate students in mental health professions.

 

Claire O’Gorman RN, MPH, teaches a University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work online professional development course in Harm Reduction

Jared Sych

Harm Reduction Principles and Practice

November 7 – November 25, 2022
Instructor:
Claire O’Gorman
FSW 109-004, Online

Harm reduction is an approach to program development and community care that aims to minimize risks, particularly those associated with substance use, by “meeting people where they’re at” and supporting their own self-identified health goals. This online course will provide an overview of the history and principles of harm reduction within the Canadian context, information about harm reduction based services, and specific strategies for engaging with people who use substances through the lens of harm reduction.

Our instructor, Claire O’Gorman is a Registered Nurse with a Masters’ Degree in Public Health and an interest in working at the intersection of health and justice. She has worked alongside community agencies, researchers, and individuals with lived experience to plan, implement, and evaluate harm reduction and community-led initiatives in both Vancouver and Calgary.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
All of our courses carry Continuing Education Unit credits for professionals.

 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY:
If a registrant withdraws from this course 7 or more business days prior to the start date of the workshop, the registrant will receive a full refund. No refunds on withdrawals 6 business days or less.


PROGRAM CANCELLATION:
We reserve the right to limit registration in any program, to make changes to any print or electronic material and to cancel any program offering. If it is necessary to cancel a program because of insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be issued.


1. Some of the courses seem to have a different registration?
Yes, we are transitioning to a new registration tool with the courses starting in 2020.  However, the courses that are happening in 2019 still has the old registration system.  The new system is called Destiny One.  Please click here for FAQs on the new system,  

2. What happens if I want to cancel your registration?
If a registrant withdraws from this workshop 5 or more business days prior to the start date of the workshop, the registrant will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of $30.00. No refunds on withdrawals 4 business days or less. Substitution of an eligible candidate will be allowed up to one business day before the start date of the workshop.

3. What happens if the organizers cancel a workshop?
We reserve the right to limit registration in any program, to make changes to any print or electronic material and to cancel any program offering. If it is necessary to cancel a program because of insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be issued or if wanted, a credit will be given toward registration in another program (if space is available).

4. Do I get Continuing Education Unit credits if leaving early or coming late during a workshop?
The workshops carry CEU credits for professionals.  In order to receive the credits, full attendance is required at the face to face workshops and in case of online courses, the requirements are listed on the website.  The Certificate of Participation will be provided at the end of workshops. Those leaving early or coming late will forfeit the Certificates. Normally, no partial credits are available.  In exceptional circumstances, partial credits may be provided if advance approval is sought in writing conted@ucalgary.ca.

5. What happens to to my personal information collected during registration process?
University of Calgary operates under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Your information will be used towards the education program that you have signed-up for and to provide you update information on similar education offerings.  For further information, please contact us at 403-220-2866 or conted@ucalgary.ca