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Course description:
This course presents the most pertinent Systemic models based. For each model, the instructor discusses with the students its theoretical underpinnings, the meaning of the symptom, goals of therapy, assessment and intervention strategies, and the role of the therapist in the therapist-client relationship. Clinical examples are provided to illustrate the link between theory and practice.

Other activities: 90 hours of reading and/or preparing written papers

Course Evaluation:
Assignment # 1 40% of the final mark Due date: end of December
Assignment #2 60% of the final mark Due date: mid May

Attestation:
The Argyle Institute will provide official attestation for the OPQ

Date: Tuesdays from September 4th 2018 to April 23th 2019

Time: From 9:00am to 10:30am

Duration: 45 hours

Fees: $950.00 (Fall and Winter Coursepack included)

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2018-09-05 - 2018-09-06 15
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Registration Fee (Course packs included) $950.00

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Presenter:
Howard Steiger, PhD    Meet the presenter – CLICK HERE

OPQ Recognition Number RA02400-18 (6 hours)

September 29, 2018
From 9:00am to 4:00pm
Doors open at 8:30am

Location: Argyle Institute 4150 Sainte Catherine Street West suite 328 Westmount, Qc H3Z 2Y5

The purpose of this training is to keep the psychotherapist with previous experience of Eating Disorders updated with respect to new scientific knowledge and to refine knowledge of the assessment, clinical comprehension and treatment. This training is also intended to help psychotherapists to resolve some of the difficulties they may face with their clients during therapy.

Objectives:
  1. Apply a diagnosis of eating disorders according to the new diagnostic criteria of DSM V.
  2. Situate new scientific knowledge about clinical understanding of eating disorders in current knowledge.
  3. Identify the preferable interventions to use with some of the more complex issues of eating disorders.

Prerequisites: Considering objective 2, the participant must follow in psychotherapy clients who have eating disorders.

Early Registration fee before September 1st
$225 – Argyle Clinical Members, Argyle Interns and Argyle Students ONLY

$275 – Non Argyle Affiliation

Regular fee After September 1st
$250 – Argyle Clinical Members, Argyle Interns and Argyle Students ONLY

$300 – Non Argyle Affiliation

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Location Argyle Institute / Institut Argyle
4150 Sainte Catherine W.
Suite 3281
Westmount QC H3Z2Y5
(514) 931-562
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2018-09-29
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Argyle Clinical Members, Argyle Interns and Argyle Students ONLY $225.00
Non Argyle Affiliation $275.00

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Presenters:

Hershel Russell MEd. RP   Meet the presenter – CLICK HERE

Kai Cheng Thom, MSW, MSc, RSW   Meet the presenter – CLICK HERE

OPQ Recognition Number RE02397-18 (6 hours)

October 27, 2018
From 9:00am to 4:00pm
Doors open at 8:30am

Location: Argyle Institute 4150 Sainte Catherine Street West suite 328 Westmount, Qc H3Z 2Y5

This workshop will provide a foundation for the safe, culturally competent, and critically engaged psycho-therapeutic treatment of transgender individuals and their families.  The facilitators, drawing from a depth of clinical and personal experiences, will provide an overview of the psychological, family systems, and political issues impacting trans people and their loved ones in a rapidly shifting sociocultural landscape.  Basic competencies and frameworks for understanding and responding to mental health issues through the lens of gender diversity, sexual diversity, and anti-oppression will be provided.

Evidence-informed practices for the understanding and assessment of identity, cultural safety, discrimination, and family dynamics will also be provided, as will developmentally appropriate approaches for trans and gender nonconforming children, youth, and adults.  Some advanced material on social advocacy and current psychiatric debates on social transition and hormonal interventions, as well as a brief look at the history of transphobia in psychiatry and sexology, will also be explored.  Case studies, experiential exercises and time for a question and answer session will be included.

Participants will leave equipped with the information and skill sets required for responsible and respectful interactions with trans and gender-nonconforming clients, to recognize the limits of their knowledge and scope of practice, and to seek out further information of interest.

Objectives:

    1. This workshop will provide a foundation for the safe, culturally competent, and critically engaged psycho-therapeutic treatment of transgender individuals and their families.
    2. Basic competencies and frameworks for understanding and responding to mental health issues through the lens of gender diversity, sexual diversity, and anti-oppression will be provided as will developmentally appropriate approaches for trans and gender nonconforming children, youth, and adults.
    3. Evidence-informed practices for the understanding and assessment of identity, cultural safety, discrimination, and family dynamics will also be provided.
    4. Some advanced material on social advocacy and current psychiatric debates on social transition and hormonal interventions will be presented.
Early Registration fee before October 1st 
$275 – Argyle Clinical Members, Argyle Interns and Argyle Students ONLY
$300 – Non Argyle Affiliation

 

Regular fee After October 1st
$300 – Argyle Clinical Members, Argyle Interns and Argyle Students ONLY
$350 – Non Argyle Affiliation

 

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2018-10-27 40
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Argyle Clinical Members, Argyle Interns and Argyle Students ONLY $275.00
Non Argyle Affiliation/ Early Registration fee before October 1st $300.00

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Presenter:
Dr. Angela Cooper    Meet the presenter – CLICK HERE

OPQ Recognition Number Pending (6 hours)

November 30 and December 1st, 2018
From 9:00am to 4:00pm
Doors open at 8:30am

Location: Argyle Institute 4150 Sainte Catherine Street West suite 328 Westmount, Qc H3Z 2Y5

Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS), persistent physical symptoms or mind/body symptoms, often present with physical difficulties for which investigations fail to find a medical cause.  This can include symptoms such as; headache, fatigue, chronic pain, chest pain and gastrointestinal disturbance.  The blockage of psychological and emotional processes is thought to result in altered autonomic, endocrine, and immune system activity related to the development of these physical conditions and accounts for a large proportion of medical visits.  Research now shows us the intimate connection between how the brain processes strong emotions and the effect on the body’s nervous system.  When emotions automatically trigger the fight/flight/freeze response in the body, persistent physical and emotional complications can result. Patients with these difficulties often have co-occurring anxiety, depression and/or trauma and they are more likely to engage in destructive health-related behaviors. This combination of difficulties can lead to enormous health care costs, unsatisfactory medical treatment, long wait lists and patient/practitioner frustration.  ISTDP is a brief therapy model that has demonstrated evidence in helping patients with these type of conditions.

First Day

Assessment of Mind-Body Conditions:

Dr Cooper will provide an overview of her 3-year ISTDP research project; specifically outlining the underlying theory, assessment, treatment and evaluation process across 2 Family Medicine Centers in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  As part of this session, you will become familiar with a number of concepts through the use of video-taped clinical examples. Objectives include:

  • Recognizing the 3 pathways of anxiety and the different treatment approaches for each pathway
  • Recognizing different behaviors/defenses that block the person’s ability to regulate, experience and express their emotions
  • Differentiating feelings from anxiety, defenses and symptoms
  • Learning about the concept of ‘response to intervention’ and how this guides the treatment process
  • Practicing new assessment skills together

Second Day

Treatment of Mind-Body Conditions and Maximizing your Therapeutic Effectiveness:

The second day will demonstrate different treatment approaches to different patient capacities. In addition, attendees will learn how to maximize their therapeutic effectiveness.  Contemporary research is revealing that instead of just focusing on ‘what’ therapy model we use, we need to be as attentive to ‘who’ uses the model. Therefore, we will focus on the person of the therapist to help you develop a deeper awareness of your own emotional blocks in order to maximize your effectiveness with patients/clients.  Objectives include:

 

  • Introduction to the ISTDP treatment approach and outcomes with:
    • Patients with low-moderate resistance
    • Patients with high resistance and repression
    • Patients with fragility
  • Practicing new therapeutic skills using attendees own cases
  • Introducing a framework for attendees to understand their own emotional processes and blocks that may reduce therapeutic effectiveness
  • Engaging in experiential exercises designed to free up blocks and maximise effectiveness
  • Brief discussion of deliberate practice as a method for building emotional and therapeutic skills over time.
Early Registration fee before November 1st 
$375 – Argyle Clinical Members, Argyle Interns and Argyle Students ONLY
$450 – Non Argyle Affiliation

 

Regular fee After November 1st
$425 – Argyle Clinical Members, Argyle Interns and Argyle Students ONLY
$500 – Non Argyle Affiliation

 

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2018-11-30 - 2018-12-01
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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