Presented in partnership with the City of Cornwall, The Hoarding Response Coalition of SDG & CMHA Champlain East

 

Conference Description:  The treatment of hoarding disorder is an ethically complex endeavour for any treatment professional. Join us for this two-day conference that will provide participants with treatment skills and tools from one of Canada’s leading researchers Dr. Karen Rowa. Hear the unique viewpoint of bioethics lawyer Mark Handelman discuss The Health Care Consent Act & Substitute Decision-Making Act as they relate to hoarding disorder. Attendees will
hear from a community panel of local service providers discuss their distinctive roles in treatment AND the privilege of listening to an individual with lived experience share her knowledge and perspective on hoarding disorder.

Continuing education - Certificate of Participation can be provided upon request

For more information please contact Stacey at  613-933-5845 ext 242 or 1-800-493-8271 or by emailing: murphysThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Karen Rowa, Ph.D., C.Psych.
 
Karen Rowa is a psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University.  She is also the Training Director of the Clinical Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, ON.  Dr. Rowa is active in education, clinical supervision, research, and clinical service focused on CBT for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and hoarding disorder. Her current research focuses on the impact of safety behaviours on performance and likeability in social anxiety disorder, enhancing treatment outcomes for obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as the development of psychological ownership of possessions in hoarding disorder. 
Dr. Rowa has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, as well as two books in the area of anxiety disorders, hoarding disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.  She has supervised over 100 clinical learners and over 40 research students.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Handelman, B.A., LL.B., MHSc 
 
Mark Handelman was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978. Until 2001, hepractised law in London, Ontario, including civil litigation, criminal defence and prosecution. He was one of Ontario's first members of the Official Guardan Child Representation Program. Mark waappointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a Vice Chair and Senior Lawyer Member in 2000. He became Acting Toronto Regional Vice Chair and then Regional Vice Chair in 2001, for which he stopped practising law and moved to Toronto. He was the Board's only Vice Chair for quality assurance and presided at about 2,000 Board Hearings—including the majority of the Board’s “end of life” cases. Mark’s term on the Board expired in 2008 and he is now in the private practice of health care law, representing health practitioners and facilities, SDMs and patients and advising and teaching health care providers. He was also a Lawyer Member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal from 2008 to 2018.
 
Mark holds an MHSc in bioethics from the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.  He was a member of the corporate ethics committees of both William Osler and Humber River Hospitals and wrote the first versions of the information brochure, “A Guide to Substitute Decision-Making” for both hospitals. His articles on mental health law and ethics, substitute decision-making and the end of life process have been published in various journals. He has given over 200 presentations to health practitioners on their legal and ethical obligations to patients under The Health Care Consent Act.
 

We are pleased to inform you that Tawnya Roberts will also be presenting.

Tawnya Roberts is a Program Specialist with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Inspection and Enforcement Unit. She joined Lanark Highlands Fire Service in 1999 as a volunteer fire fighter and served as a District Fire Chief from 2002 -2009 before joining the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. A strong advocate of the power of fire prevention, for over 15 years she has provided dynamic leadership in shaping fire safety standard enforcement across Ontario by developing and delivering educational seminars and mitigation strategies to support fire service leaders in utilizing their extensive legislative powers to save lives. From mitigation of extreme hoarding situations, execution of entry warrants to addressing "Immediate Threat to Life" situations, Tawnya Roberts highlights the significant impact, purpose and strategies surrounding fire safety enforcement.

Session Overview:

Introduction to legislative enforcement powers and mitigation strategies that can be utilized to address serious fire and life safety issues; participants will gain an understanding of how inspections of building construction, use and maintenance can have significant impact on fire ground operations and pre planning activities as well as how they may support building closures processes and or "Immediate Threat to Life" situations.

 Tawnya Roberts

Note: There are not refunds after October 23rd, 2019 but you can transfer your registration to another individual

Event Date 11-04-2019
Event End Date 11-05-2019
Registration Start Date 08-31-2019
Registered 135
Cut off date 10-23-2019
Individual Price $50.00
ASIST

The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. This 2-day workshop will provide participants with the necessary skills to help a person at risk of suicide.

The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, teachers, counselors, school support staff, youth workers, police and correctional staff, clergy and community volunteers.

ASIST workshop is held on two consecutive days between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and participants must attend both days.

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Training offered in English only.

 

Event Date 11-07-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 11-08-2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 04-26-2019 8:30 am
Registered 12
Cut off date 11-04-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price $180 plus HST
Mental Health First Aid Basic

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The MHFA Canada evidence based program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

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Training offered in English only.

Event Date 11-12-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 11-13-2019 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 04-17-2019 8:30 am
Registered 1
Cut off date 11-08-2019 4:30 am
Individual Price $180 plus HST
Suicide to Hope

This is a one-day workshop, targeted to practitioners who work with individuals who have previously been at risk and are currently safe from suicide.

 

GOAL: Apply a recovery and growth approach for persons previously at risk of and currently safe from suicide.

 

Participants will learn to:

 

  • Describe how suicide experiences provide an opportunity for recovery and growth work
  • Recognize how their Helper Qualities might impact recovery and growth work
  • Understand a schematic of common issues and related recovery and growth opportunities
  • Apply a model for setting recovery and growth goals as well as a framework for monitoring and coordination recovery and growth work.

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Training offered in English only.

Event Date 12-13-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 12-13-2019 4:30 am
Registration Start Date 04-26-2019 8:30 am
Registered 2
Cut off date 12-05-2019 4:30 am
Individual Price $ 225 plus HST
Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The MHFA Canada evidence based program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

Should you require further information please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Training offered in English only.

Event Date 01-21-2020 8:30 am
Event End Date 01-22-2020 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 04-17-2019 8:30 am
Registered 5
Cut off date 01-20-2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price One hundred and eighty plus HST