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November 17-18, 2017 – There is Always a Reason for the Behavior: Is it Sensory or is it Behavior?

PUYALLUP, WA  Clinicians consulting with teachers and families are increasingly challenged by students with complex behavioral issues. As a result, therapists desire discriminating skills and tools to identify the basis of these complexities. Is the behavior a result of neuropsychological limitations in sensory processing or a manifestation of social and emotional experiences? Traditionally, models of […]

October 21, 2017 – Sensational Parenting

KANATA, ON Sensational Parenting is a 3-hour workshop designed for parents and caregivers of children and adults with self-regulation and sensory processing challenges. The focus will be on understanding that what you are doing is “good enough” and how to incorporate relationship and sensory-based practice at home and in the community. Venue: Kanata Recreation Centre […]

October 19 & 20, 2017 – Self-Regulation: Pathways to Learning

KANATA, ON Course Description & Objectives This two-day workshop is an introduction to the elements of self-regulation and its profound influence upon learning. Many children have trouble with regulation and balancing their sensory systems which can disrupt the learning environment and social interaction. Strategies will be introduced to assist teachers, support staff, therapists and caregivers […]

October 12 – 14, 2017 – 29th Annual ATTACh Conference – Denver, CO

DENVER, CO 29th Annual ATTACh Conference Denver, Colorado | October 12th—14th, 2017 Join ATTACh as they again bring together parents and professionals from across North America and beyond to learn from one another and receive cutting-edge training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment. Kim will be speaking at this event and speaking on Trauma Informed Care […]

October 5, 2017 – How Attachment Shapes Our Lives

THE PAS, MB This one-day introductory workshop will help parents and professionals alike to enhance their understanding of how early developmental experiences significantly shape a child’s brain, behaviour and learning capacity. Typically, the attachment between an infant and a loving parent or caregiver creates a lasting sense of security and safety for the child, which […]

October 3, 2017 – Helping Stop the Cycle of Trauma

WINNIPEG, MB Break free of your trauma through amazing healing conversation. Witness and participate in an intimate conversation about compassionate healing with Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury. Through this unique approach via down-to-Earth conversation, the therapeutic process unfolds-blending Theo’s personal life experience of recovery and Kim’s theory and understanding of trauma and the healing process. […]

September 15, 2017 – Becoming a Behavioural Detective

CALGARY, AB Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Distinguish between sensory, emotional and cognitive components of behavior Describe the neurobiology of challenging behaviors Analyze various overlapping contributions to behavior problems Integrate theories of intervention into a holistic approach to complex behaviors Develop treatment techniques, relationship building tools and dialoguing skills with […]

September 13-14, 2017 – Expanding Your Toolbox: Integrating Therapeutic Approaches in Pediatrics

CAMROSE, AB Discover How to Expand Your Toolbox There are many different frames of reference that blend together to form a holistic approach to pediatric intervention. Combining and integrating theories assists in deepening the detective work necessary for problem-solving and development of an optimal individualized treatment plan. The goal of this workshop is to provide […]

September 11 & 12, 2017 – Making Sense of Challenging Behaviour

LETHBRIDGE, AB This workshop will offer something for everyone. Caregivers and professionals supporting individuals with mental health challenges often express difficulties in handling “challenging behaviours”. People living with these challenges themselves, and their families, are also clearly struggling to make sense of why people do what they do. This workshop will provide an understanding of […]

September 4 – 8, 2017 – Introduction to Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment: CCS San Mateo

SAN MATEO, CA  COURSE DESCRIPTION: This five-day workshop is designed to acquaint Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists working with children with motor dysfunction with an introduction to the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach. The information presented will address current NDT principles including beginning assessment/evaluation and problem-solving handling techniques. Participants will be assisted to improve […]