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Grief, Loss, and Inspiring Hope
Rhonda Kent
, MA Counselling, MSW, Registered
Provisional Psychologist

February 1, 2019
Rosedale Community Centre

This workshop combines theory and practical ideas for working with children and youth who are grieving from any type of loss. The morning will focus on grief and loss and some creative ideas for working with children/youth that are experiencing loss. The afternoon will focus on how we inspire hope in children and youth who have been through difficult life experiences and engage them in their future.

Rhonda has over 24 years of experience working in the areas of suicide, grief and loss, trauma and domestic violence. Rhonda has specialized in both individual and group work with children and teens who have witnessed or experienced family violence and uses both play and art therapy approaches. Rhonda is trained in several eveidence-based therapies such as EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, CFTSI, DBT, and has done extensive training in Play Therapy. The Child Trauma Academy (CTA) acknowledges that Rhonda Kent has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level. Rhonda developed and facilitated one day workshops for the Alberta Play Therapy Association (APTA) in 2004, 2010 and 2015. Rhonda was part of a team who presented a 5 day Domestic Violence Conference in Varazdin, Croatia in 2005. She presented at the International Violence and Trauma (IVAT) Conference in San Diego in 2011 and 2012 and the IVAT Conference in Hawaii in 2015.  More recently, Rhonda had the opportunity to present at the NMT Symposium in Banff in 2016.  Rhonda currently works as a Clinical Supervisor for an adolescent mental health program and sees clients in her own private practice – Regeneration Counselling and Consulting.  In addition to volunteering for APTA, Rhonda has volunteered for both the Calgary Fire Department and Calgary EMS on their Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Teams.

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Group discounts also available.

APTA Spring Conference 2019

April 26 & 27  Friday and Saturday

Rosedale Community Centre
Claire Malcolm
MSc., Registered Clinical Psychologist

This 2-day workshop focuses on Ricky Greenwald’s therapeutic model and how to apply it with children. Participants learn key concepts including learning to assess trauma, the role of attachment for ‘fence building; aka: safety’, and interventions to ‘build the knight; aka: security’. The workshop includes lecture and hands-on learning. The goal is to increase awareness of the model, while building hands on skills useful in clinical settings.

Ricky Greenwald’s Fairy Tale Model is a comprehensive phase model of trauma-informed treatment. This research-supported model is featured in Dr. Greenwald’s recent books: Child Trauma Handbook, EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment, Treating Problem Behaviors, Progressive Counting, and the comic book, A Fairy Tale.

Claire Malcolm is a Registered Psychologist with a specialization in counselling. She has supported children, teens, and their families for over 25 years. She has had the privilege of developing an understanding of how loss, divorce, mental health, interpersonal relationships, trauma, learning disabilities, low self esteem, and systems impact the people we love.
With this knowledge she has assisted many individuals find their way back to their desired level of ‘health’ or re-discover their health.  The use of narrative, trauma resolution, attachment, systemic, and bereavement theories have influenced her practice. Recently she has incorporated Animal Assisted Therapy theory to augment her skill base.

Early bird registration: save $20 until March 15!

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Past Events

Spring Conference: Claire Malcolm
Supporting Children Through a Trauma Informed Lens
Friday and Saturday April 26,27
8:30 am registration / 9 start
Rosedale Community Hall
member price: $260
non-member price: $280
student price: $240

Space still available
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