Changeways Clinic

Our Upcoming Programs


We offer three main types of presentation:
Interested in hosting a workshop in your town, region, or country? Click here to download the Changeways Guide (1.5 MB pdf), or visit our Hosting section. You can also email us at to enquire, or to have your name placed on our interest list and we will contact you if we schedule a program near you.

NOTE: Most of our presentations are sponsored by outside agencies for their in-house staff or organization members, and many of these do not appear in our calendar.

Note to Psychologists: Changeways Clinic is an approved provider of Canadian Psychological Association Continuing Education (CE) credits.

October 2017

October 3 - October 17 (Tuesdays, 11am-1pm Pacific, 3 sessions, 6 CEUs)

ONLINE WEBINAR. Failure to Launch: Counselling Strategies to Support, Motivate, and Transitions Adolescents and Young Adults
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Parents who formerly worried about “empty nest syndrome” might today worry more that their children will never leave home. In countries around the world, increasing numbers of young people – particularly males – are having difficulty navigating the transition from adolescence to adult self-sufficiency. They remain isolated, avoidant, jobless or underemployed, and a-motivational – often staying in their childhood home into their 30s. The causes are numerous: economics, internet connectivity, changes in parenting, features of the educational system, and more. Yet the issue is infrequently studied, perhaps because it does not fit neatly into a diagnostic category. Despite this, clinicians are increasingly seeing these individuals – or their parents – in therapy. At Changeways Clinic in Vancouver, Dr Randy Paterson has been working with failure-to-launch cases for over 20 years. In this three-session webinar, he reviews the nature of the problem, the factors that seem to contribute, and a wide variety of interventions drawn from cognitive therapy, behavioural activation approaches, and attachment theory. Whether you work with these young people directly, or see the parents struggling with a too-long-occupied nest, this program will provide you with perspectives and techniques to help.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Learn to identify this non-diagnostic clinic population, and to distinguish normal dependency from an interruption in development.
  • Develop an awareness of the multiple factors likely to be operating in any given case.
  • Know strategies for siding with the client and increasing motivation.
  • Understand when to hold back and when to push progress.
  • Develop an array of intervention strategies that can be tailored to the individual.
  • Learn how to incorporate family in the therapy – even when the goal is independence.
  • Increase awareness of how and why families inadvertently sabotage progress.

To register, visit Jack Hirose & Associates,
here.

October 4 - November 8 (Wednesdays, 11am - 1 pm Pacific, 6 sessions, 12 CEUs)

ONLINE WEBINAR. Private Practice Made Simple: Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business
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Quick: During your professional training, how many hours were dedicated to establishing a private practice and running a business? If you’re like most people, the answer is either “none” or “almost none.” No surprises, then, that we have a lot of frustration when we set out on our own. In this webinar designed specifically for Canadian mental health professionals, Dr Randy Paterson (author of Private Practice Made Simple) emphasizes the specifics of defining, establishing, enhancing, and maintaining an effective, remunerative, and enjoyable private practice. The goal is not simply to be inspirational. If you’re contemplating this course, you already have the inspiration. You need the specifics. How can you best define the scope of your service? How do you select, furnish and sound-dampen office space? What are the tax implications? Is payroll difficult to set up? What about GST/HST? What are some things you can do to avoid isolation and burnout? The goal is to provide you with the detail you need to make your work life simpler and more sustaining.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Decide whether private practice is really for you.
  • Create a business plan.
  • Know how and where to establish a new office.
  • Set up simple and effective financial record keeping.
  • Manage finances on an ongoing basis.

To register, visit Jack Hirose & Associates,
here.

October 19 (11am, Bosa Theatre, Capilano University).

How to be Miserable: Strategies We Already Use.
The Capilano University HealthWorks seminar for students, faculty, and staff. For information, visit the Capilano University site here.

October 23-24 and October 26-27 Toronto

Fundamentals of Anxiety Disorders: Their Nature and Care.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists presents a two-day program reviewing the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders from a cognitive behavioural perspective. For registration information consult the CAOT website,
here.

November 2017

November 3-4 Calgary

Fundamentals of Anxiety Disorders: Their Nature and Care.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists presents a two-day program reviewing the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders from a cognitive behavioural perspective. For registration information consult the CAOT website,
here.

November 20-22 Langley BC

School-Based Mental Health Conference. Sexual Orientation Issues in Education. AND: Mindfulness in the Classroom. Details and registration at Jack Hirose and Associates,
here.

November 24-25 Vancouver


Fundamentals of Anxiety Disorders: Their Nature and Care
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The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists presents a two-day program reviewing the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders from a cognitive behavioural perspective. For registration information consult the CAOT website,
here.

November 27-29 Calgary

Trauma, Addictions, and Related Disorders Conference. How to be Miserable: Using Paradox and Surprise in Psychotherapy. And: Mindfulness Interventions for Anxiety & Depression. Details and registration at Jack Hirose and Associates,
here.

Want a talk or workshop for your company, agency, or region? Contact us!

We can discuss the options, look at availability, and provide a quote in most cases within a few days. Email us at
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