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10 Oct

World Mental Health Special: How can we work our interventions better

The World Mental Health on October 10 is a recognition of the global importance of mental health. What is the relevance for Canada? First: The slogan ‘1 in 5’ is not enough We need to move beyond this oversimplification. Imagine saying to people with heart problems that they have a ‘physical health problem’ in common

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23 Sep

Social Anxiety Disorder: Don’t Forget the IMAGE

Since social situations are variable with multiple factors at play, focusing on the imagery cognitions gives us the specificity to design the treatment. This may be a reason cognitive therapy was superior to exposure treatment in this study. There are, of course, other components to the treatment model, which contribute to its effectiveness.

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19 Apr

Skin picking and hair pulling: very treatable but often missed

In the DSM-5 Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder) and Excoriation Disorders (Skin Picking Disorder) are included in the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders section. Each of these disorders is present in about 1-2% of the population.

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11 Apr

Does uber style therapy work?

With the rise of ‘shared rides/space’ economy like Uber and Airbnb, it is tantalizing to speculate if uberising therapy could work. A number of start-ups and established companies have started offering this in different forms. They match clients to therapists online and are always available.

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Unified CBT for Social Anxiety
17/10/2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Get an insightful understanding of experiential cognitive and exposure-based exposure treatment of social anxiety. Enhance your confidence in providing therapy by following a step by step specific protocol rather than all too common generic ‘thought mood’ stereotypes of CBT formulation. 


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Unified Experiential CBT for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
03/10/2019 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Get an insightful understanding of experiential cognitive and exposure-based exposure treatment of social anxiety. Enhance your confidence in providing therapy by following a step by step specific protocol rather than all too common generic ‘thought mood’ stereotypes of CBT formulation. 


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Behavioural Activation Treatment For Depression
10/10/2019 | All Day EDT

The course covers the theory and model for diagnosing and treating depression. Approach BAT through the functional analysis of avoidance and loss of rewards in depression. By understanding the skilled use of the activity diary, you will learn to identify ‘stuck’ points and effective treatment strategies to get clients unstuck. 


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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Unified CBT Approach
23/11/2019 - 24/11/2019 | 9:00 am EDT

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$465.00



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Unified Experiential CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
07/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a first line evidence-based treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 


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Rumination Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
14/11/2019 | 9:00 am EDT

Rumination is a common phenomenon across a range of conditions like posttraumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder. It can be a challenge for therapists as it is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Rumination may go undetected and derail therapy.


$269.00



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STAR Centre’s Structured Psychotherapies Conference
15/11/2019 | 8:00 am EDT

This 1-day event is packed with learning opportunities for practicing clinicians with a diverse array of topics on structured psychotherapies delivered by recognized experts. The conference consists of state of the art presentations and workshops, focused on key skills for practice.




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Unified Experiential CBT Skin Picking & Hair pulling
21/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and Excoriation Disorders (Skin Picking Disorder) are included in the obsessive-compulsive related disorder section of the DSM-5 and are present in about 1-2% of the population. They are more common in females, often co-morbid with other conditions.


$225.00



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Unified Experiential CBT for ADHD
28/11/2019 | 12:00 pm EDT

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common presentation in adult mental health. It is often co-morbid mood and anxiety disorders. Adult ADHD (AADHD) is frequently missed in presentations. There is also the danger of overdiagnosis in presence of other conditions which disrupt attention and concentration. 


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