FLORENCE STRANG, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.Work/Life Balance: My Wake Up Call
Dorothy Vaandering is passionate about supporting educators and youth in their experience with learning and education. In her experience as an educator and researcher she has discovered the significance and simplicity of honouring one another as human beings in the context of schools. This informs her work with nurturing relational school cultures and communities using transformative dialogic approaches that are integrated throughout all aspects of education. Dorothy has a long history of working with educators and youth in developing relational classroom and school cultures. After teaching in primary elementary schools for 20 + years in Ontario and Alberta, she completed her doctorate in the area of restorative justice in schools. This emerging field is challenging perspectives on the relationships educators have with each other, with their students, and with curriculum. It is also providing a much deeper understanding of the relationships students have with each other and is uncovering new insight into the dilemmas of bullying, school violence, academic disengagement, and social disruption. As a leader in the field, Dorothy has designed and implemented innovative, transformative professional development approaches built on the principles and practices of restorative justice. She is an assistant professor at Memorial University’s Faculty of Education. She is the author of several academic and professional articles and book chapters. In March/April 2013 her co-authored article entitled Hurt people hurt people; Helped people help people was published in Canadian Teacher.
DOROTHY VAANDERING, Ph.DRelationships First, Restorative Justice in Schools
Nena Sandoval is a certified Clinical Sexologist who has worked in the area of sexuality for almost thirty years and has been a therapist since 1980. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland (1979) and a Master’s Degree in Human Sexuality from the Institute of Advanced Study in Human Sexuality in San Francisco (1996). She was employed with what is now Eastern Health from 1980 until she retired in 2010, beginning her employment as a Psychological Assistant and retiring as a Clinical Sexologist and sole charge of the Sexuality Program. This was a result of the ongoing support she received from her employer to pursue her interest in clinical sexology and meet the growing demand for sexual health services. She has worked in psychiatry, forensics, psychometrics, developmental disabilities and is an expert witness in the area of sexuality in Newfoundland and Labrador. She has extensive experience in presenting workshops to health professionals, agencies and the general public and developed and taught sexuality curriculum for the medical school of MUN. In 2008 she contributed to the sex education text developed by and for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. She worked for Pfizer from 2005 to 2010 providing sexual health education to physicians and sat on the Viagra Advisory Board. She continues her private practice and specializes in developmental and forensic sexology, sexual dysfunctions and couple therapy. She pursues and encourages clinical sharing and networking particularly to assist therapists and researchers in understanding the shifts in social-sexual constructs and behaviors that have occurred with the advent of the internet and social networking.Nena’s session will involve practical strategies for educators. Nena will present about programs and best practices to help students with Cognitive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, LGBTQ, Internet sex addictions, and her session will also include a question and answer component.
NENA SANDOVAL , M.H.S., ACS, Clinical SexologistDevelopmental Sexology: Balancing Issues in Practice
Judy Beranger is Coordinator for the Employee Assistance Program for Teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a mediator, author and President of the Elder Mediation International Network, and a Past President of both Family Mediation Canada and Family Service Canada. Judy serves on both the Canadian and international certification committees for mediators and sits on the Professional Development Committee of Family Mediation Canada. She is the recipient of several National Leadership awards and was team lead for a community based research project in Atlantic Canada with the intent to inform the practice of mediation with age related issues. Judy is author of the bestseller, A Caregiver’s Guide for Alzheimer and Related Diseases, published in both French and English. She has delivered hundreds of workshops and training seminars and is a guest lecturer for severalUniversities.
JUDY M. BERANGER, BA, B.Ed., M.A., CCFE, Cert.MedEAP in the Workplace
CHARMAINE DAVIDGE, B.A., M.A.Compassion Fatigue in the Workplace
Charmaine Davidge has 20 plus years of community work with agencies such as Iris Kirby House, NL Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, Transition House Association of NL and Marguerite’s Place. Charmaine has experience as a frontline worker as well as in senior management. Her formal education is in policy development and evaluation and she has a Masters in Political Science. Charmaine is the owner and principle consultant at Coastline Consultants. She is an active volunteer and currently serves on the board of directors of the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities-NL and the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-NL. Charmaine lives in St. John’s and spends far too much time watching NHL hockey and talking about her beloved Philadelphia Flyers.Whenever you work on the frontline you run the serious risk of experiencing compassion fatigue. This two-hour workshop discusses causes and challenges participants to consider their risk of compassion fatigue. Time is also allocated to develop a self-care plan. The training is delivered through the combination of a PowerPoint presentation to guide the discussion as well as interactive exercises for participants.
TRACY DUFFY, M.Ed, CCC, FJSDCompassion Fatigue in the Workplace
Originally from Ontario, Tracy Duffy has been living in NL since 1986. Having completed her undergrad in Psychology from Dalhousie, she then earned her Masters’ in Counselling Psychology/Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2004. She has worked for many years in various capacities, including the non-profit sector (crisis interventionsexual assault), helping youth in residential care, and in provincial government, with families experiencing separation and divorce. Most recently, Tracy has added private practice and group facilitation to this list, working in the area of anxiety and stress management. Through this broad base of work experience, she has gained significant skill in teaching, mediation, and counselling with both individuals and groups. Wishing to expand her knowledge base,she has recently completed training in the areas of play therapy and mindful practice. Tracy is approaching her new role as Newfoundland and Labrador Director of CCPA with excitement and looks forward to networking with hopes to expand the NL membership. Most of all, she enjoys free time with her two teenaged children who bring new insights and joy every day.(www.ccpa-accp.ca/en/enl/)
Based in Toronto, Jim is a registered social worker in private practice and has worked in various addiction, mental health and justice organizations throughout Canada in both clinical and management capacities. Most recently he was the Clinic Head and Manager for Rainbow Services and the Concurrent Disorder Service at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He consults and trains frequently for governments and organizations concerning the addiction and mental health system. Jim is an intuitive trainer, who in addition to providing informative presentations, brings a sense of humor to his trainings. ( Website: www.jimcullenpsychotherapy.com CTRI Website: www.ctrinstitute.com)DSM-5 – What’s New…What's DifferentThe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released in May 2013. With this release comes new diagnosis and changes to the way some mental illnesses are viewed. While there has been controversy around some changes, whether in agreement with the changes or not, knowledge of the DSM-5 is still important for professionals working with mental health. While not an exhaustive review, participants will learn about the more significant and controversial changes to the DSM. This workshop is intended for doctors, psychologists, social workers, senior clinicians and professionals working in the field of mental health. Workshop Outline• Asperger’s is no Longer a Distinct Disorder• Grief can now Result into Major Depression • Temper Tantrums or Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder• Binge Eating Inclusion as a Diagnosis• Forgetfulness or Minor Neurocognitive Disorder• Adult ADHD Redefined• Personality Disorders – from 10 to 5 • Symptom DisorderMindfulness Counselling Strategies - Activating Compassion and RegulationThe ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to teach participants how to facilitate the development of these skills with their clients, and develop their own capacity for using mindfulness-based strategies in their counseling work. In this highly experiential workshop participants will practice mindfulness, regulation and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance.Workshop Outline• Key Components of Regulation and Mindful Awareness• The Active Ingredients of Compassion and Connection• The Role of Activation and Energy• Engaging the Body: Mindful Movement• Signs of Healing• The Power of Presence and Attunement• Healthy Connection with Others• Co-regulation: The Natural Healing of Relationships• Using Mindfulness and Regulation Strategies in Counselling Settings
JIM CULLEN, Ph.D, RSWDSM-5 – What’s New…What’s Different / Mindfulness Counselling Strategies