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New Insights into Mental Health

This conference is being hosted in partnership with

Thinking in Pictures Educational Services (TIPES) and the Military Family Resource Centre of the National Capital Region.

This is a multi-day Mental Health Conference featuring Dr. Douglas Turkington

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based form of therapy that helps individuals become more conscious of their beliefs and aims to change their patterns of thinking.

Professor Douglas Turkington MD, FRC Psych, Mb ChB

Douglas Turkington is a world-renowned Psychiatrist, Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at Newcastle University, UK. Originally from Glasgow he now lives and works in Newcastle, UK. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is a pioneer of the use of CBT in severe mental disorders and has trained internationally for over 20 years including workshops for professionals, expert therapists and also family members. He has published 12 books and 140 research articles.

 

Helen Mary Spencer BSc

Helen Mary Spencer is working in research studies for the Newcastle Neurodevelopmental research team amongst other studies. Helen has worked with Professor Turkington for 11 years and has lectured and delivered workshops internationally. Helen is currently in the final year of her PhD focusing on the subject of helping clients to make sense of their psychosis. Helen has published 20 research articles on the subject of CBT.

They jointly edited and published a book this year on CBT techniques for family members living with loved ones with psychosis.

Helen will also ensure that any educational materials requested from the workshop are organized for circulation around the attendees.

Professionals and FrontLine Workers

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-PTSD and Anxiety Disorders

*Registration is at 8:00 AM

Monday, October 7th, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Tuesday, October 8th, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

  • This 2-day workshop has been designed for all Mental Health Professionals and Fontline workers who practice CBT related to Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, other Psychoses and those attempting various psychosocial strategies within their clinical practice. The use of CBT techniques tends to improve working relationships, facilitates recovery and reduces the risk of burnout in Mental Health staff.
  • Helen Spencer will be on hand all week to provide information and resources for those working in the autism community.

 

Caregivers/Parents:

Informed Cognitive Behavioural Training for Caregivers with loves ones with PTSD and Anxiety Disorders

Wednesday, October 9th, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Thursday, October 10th, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p) follows the same general approach, with some modifications to address positive symptoms, cognitive deficits, and stigma associated with psychosis. Through role playing demonstrations and direct coaching, this two-day Informed CBT Training for Caregivers will cover effective ways to use CBT to support loved ones living with PTSD and Anxiety Disorder.
  • The 2-day workshop will offer practical tools and strategies to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, and to build greater resiliency.  You will learn about key caring principles, how to normalize your loved one’s symptoms, different styles of coping and how to spot Red Flags in your loved one’s behaviour that might indicate the illness is getting worse.  
  • Helen Spencer will be on hand all week to provide information and resources for those working in the autism community. 

Professionals and Frontline Workers

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

 

Friday, October 11th, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Facilitated by Helen Spencer

Helen Spencer specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and CBT. She is working in research studies for the Newcastle Neurodevelopmental research team, amongst other studies. Helen has worked with Professor Turkington for 11 years and has lectured and delivered workshops internationally. Helen has published 20 research articles on the subject of CBT.

  • In this 1-Day day workshop, there will be clear descriptions of all the common disorders on the Autism Spectrum and illustrative role plays to demonstrate the symptoms and how they might be best worked with using CBT techniques and other approaches. There will be time for questions and discussions. This workshop will be informative, educational and engaging.
  • Helen Spencer will ensure that any educational materials requested from the above workshops will be circulated by emailed.

 

Check back here to download the agenda, flyer, and other conference material as it is released.

 

Conference contact is Marnie at marnie@tipes.ca or 613-224-0729 x 228

 

 

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