The Centre offers training and workshops for therapists in the community. This programming has a focus on trauma treatment and clients that have experienced trauma.


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Frank Anderson, MD Presents

“Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)"



Purchase Video Access here 

The video will be available from October 28 to November 27


IFS is the treatment method that all clinicians should know. Nearly all clients with a trauma history have innate abilities that help them improve their mental health if they listen to their parts. IFS does just that. IFS is an evidence-based approach for clinicians working with traumatized clients. Once you see it in action, you’ll want to incorporate it into your practice. Clients will leave your office with skills to use outside the therapy room to help them master their emotions. This experiential training will show video demonstrations and include exercises and meditation
techniques to use with your clients.


  • Present the IFS Model and design ways to integrate IFS into your clinical practice.

  •  Specify and work with your client’s parts as defined by developer Richard Schwartz, PhD.

  • Model how to work with clinician’s own parts.

  • Critique an alternate view of symptoms and psychopathology, reasoning that these are ways your clients are trying to protect themselves from emotional pain and psychological wounding.

  • Communicate how IFS increases the therapist’s curious and compassionate self when working with difficult and challenging clients.

  • Evaluate the neuroscience behind the healing process in IFS therapy



 *Please note: this event is virtual, event platform details will be provided closer to the event date. 


Linda Graham, MFT Presents

"Bouncing Back, Moving Forward: Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth”


Friday May 29th & Saturday May 30th, 2021 


Drawing on modern neuroscience, Linda Graham will show you how to apply practices to each of these factors. You will learn specific interventions that will help rewire your clients’ neural circuitries so that they are better equipped to take growth-enhancing risks that not only enable them to survive hard times but to thrive in their midst.


You will learn skills, strategies and tools to help your clients:

  • reverse the impact of stress and trauma and recover the baseline physiological equilibrium of the nervous system in ways that are safe, efficient, and effective

  • regulate surges of powerful emotions to come out of contraction and reactivity, out of anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness and guilt, to heal toxic shame and retire the inner critic

  • counteract the negativity bias of the brain and rewire automatic coping behaviours that would derail their resilience and block their learning, even when seemingly stuck and intractable

  • re-connect with people who can serve as effective refuges and resources of safety and healing

  • strengthen the executive functioning of the higher brain to discern options and make wise choices that lead to thriving and flourishing


You will also learn the lifestyle choices that protect the functioning of your own brain as you care for others, avoiding compassion fatigue and burnout.

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Kids' Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

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Mental Health Crisis Line: 613-722-6914

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