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Workshop for Chinese Mental Health Initiative of York Region
Sponsored by Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute
A Relational Approach to Parenting and Caregiving
A 2-day workshop for mental health professionals
Despite the love and good intentions of the caregiver, caring for a family member who is going through major life difficulties can get trapped in a tug of war consumed by disagreements and conflicts. Over time, the caregiver may become helpless and experience burnout, and the family member that needs help may lose the primary base for support and guidance.
The aim of this workshop is to help mental health professionals learn effective means to assist caregivers to work through the emotions that arise from the process of caring. In doing so, the caregivers can find ways to reconnect the strained relationship, and invigorate the care.
This workshop provides an intensive, hands-on experiential learning opportunities for the participants. The goals of the workshop will focus on:
1. Working through caregiver emotional pressure and care-giving style
2. Being effective with emotions – Attending, Attuning, and Responding
3. Taking the lead in reconnecting and repairing the strained relationship
4. Steps in being an emotionally in-tune, confident caregiver
Dr. Kwan is a registered psychologist in clinical and counselling psychology with 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couple, and families. He is also a registered marriage and family therapist, an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a registered sex therapist and an approved supervisor with the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy & Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO).
Dr. Kwan has provided extensive clinical training within the academic arena both as a lecturer and clinical supervisor. Dr. Kwan has been a sessional lecturer, an associate graduate faculty member and clinical supervisor with both the Counselling Psychology, and School and Clinical Child Psychology programs at OISE, University of Toronto, and was an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
Dr. Kwan is the Founder and Executive Director of Oshawa Psychological & Counselling Services and Woodbine Psychological & Counselling Services.
Dates of Training: Oct 19 and Oct 20, 2018 (Friday & Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm)
Location: Wellness Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital
3660 Midland Avenue, Unit 103
Scarborough, ON M1V 0B8
Sponsored by: Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute
(Certificate of completion & lunch will be provided)