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Trauma Informed Motivational Interviewing, CAST Canada

Toronto, Ontario
August 18 and 19, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites

2 Full Days of Integration

Working where too much positive can be a negative! A Practical and Authentic Approach

Many people with complex trauma lack the ability to see a positive future. In some cases they lose the ability to see a future at all. Some of you are familiar with the CAST Canada workshop "Tomorrow Does Not Exist". While working with these folks, a focus on a postive future can cause them to lose trust in you and the helping process. It can alienate and confuse them and can also invoke pain.

Further, in an effort to 'help' someone disassemble apparently maladaptive patterns it is important to be cautious - you might be dismantling their developed and necessary protective mechanisms, exposing them to more trauma.

These two days will help you become more comfortable and effective in identifying and working in this situation. Work with the confidence you are not causing harm, pain or further trauma.

Who Should Attend?

Any health or helping professinal or educator with some existing background with trauma.  The day is popular with shelter and housing support workers, O.W. , ODSP,  Children's Aid workers, therapists, counselors, correctional and probation officers,  professors and students, EAP professionals, all hospital staff, youth, seniors.

With Tom Walker, RSW, MSW,  Becca Partington and Tom Regehr

Cost: $400 + HST per person - includes parking, light breakfast, lunch and handouts.

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