Occupational Awareness Training for Therapists - Level 2

Friday  31 May  2019  9:00 AM    Saturday  1 June  2019 4:00 PM
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Last update 02/06/2019

This one time, two-day event will feature a variety of recognized experts in the field of trauma, resiliency and healing, with a specific application to members of public safety personnel and their families.

This conference is suitable for all healthcare professionals. Participants do not require our level 1 course to attend.

  • The Impact of Grief and Shame in Psychological Injury

  • Finding Wisdom in the Wound

  • Crossing the Cultural Divide: Enhancing Therapeutic Engagement and Impact on First Responders

  • Self-Regulation Strategies for Processing Trauma

  • Culturally Competent Strategies for Post-Traumatic Growth Among Public Safety Personnel

  • Transitioning from Work to Home Life: Strategies to Emotionally Decontaminate from the Workplace

  • Reclaiming Self: When Social and Organizational Value Systems Compromise Individuality

  • Providing Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Substance Abuse in Safety Sensitive Positions

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Duncan Shields, Ph.D., Clinical Lead, The BC Fire Fighter Resiliency Program

  • David Kuhl, M.D., Men’s Health Research at UBC

  • Nicole Marcia, MA, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator

  • Ross Laird, Ph.D., Author, Clinical Consultant and Educator

  • Megan McElerhan, Ph.D. Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Clinic Lead

  • Mark Davies, Ph.D. Paramedic Resiliency

  • Art Wdolyka, M.A., Police Officer and Mental Health Clinician

  • Matt Johnston, M.Ed., Fire Fighter and Mental Health Clinician 

  • Jennifer Melamed, M.D., Precision Medical Monitoring

*Bonus Interview via Zoom with:

  • Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Author, Hardwiring Happiness & Buddha’s Brain 

Attendees can expect a combination of individual presentations and moderated panel discussions with questions from the audience. Presenters will be available at breaks and at lunch time to interact and answer questions from attendees.

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Surrey City Hall - Council Chambers
13450 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
Surrey City Hall - Council Chambers
13450 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
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