Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30.


CPRI, Zarfas Hall 
600 Sanatorium Road
London, ON N6H 3W7

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Registration Fees

$95 Early Bird (register before October 28)
$105 Standard Rate (register after October 28)
$85 Group Rate (2+ participants registering together)
$40 Student Rate (E-Mail CPRI.Educate@ontario.ca with a copy of your student ID to receive a discount code).

Payment Options: Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, Cheque

Visa, Mastercard, PayPal: When confirming your registration, you will be taken to the PayPal website to process your payment details.

Cheques: Please make cheques out to VOCPRI, and mail to Kellie Dewulf/CPRI Education & Learning Services, along with a printout of your e-mail confirmation.


Education & Learning Services, CPRI 
CPRI Education 
519-858-2774 x5554

Accreditation Information

For RCPSC (Maincert Section 1): This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. You may claim a maximum of 5 hours (credits automatically calculated).

CFPC (Mainpro+ Certification): This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 5 Mainpro+ credits. 

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

Sponsorship Statement

This program has received an educational grant and in-kind support from The Volunteer Organization of CPRI.


The views and opinions expressed by presenters do not necessarily state or reflect those of MCCSS/CPRI. MCCSS/CPRI does not promote, endorse, or recommend any specific products, processes, or services. 

Complex Adaptations to Psychological Trauma: Practical Approaches

Presented by: Dr. Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD

This interactive workshop will describe complex adaptations to psychological trauma in a variety of populations. Trauma-informed treatment approaches will be discussed, and practical approaches to deal with difficult clinical situations will be illustrated through role plays. Finally, how to recognize and overcome vicarious traumatization will be described in the workshop.

By the conclusion of this workshop, learners will be able to:
  1. State current knowledge regarding science of PTSD on the developing child (impact of trauma on the mind and body);
  2. Explain the effects of trauma on mind and body;
  3. List symptoms and treatment challenges when working with populations with PTSD (including dissociative subtype);
  4. Plan strategies for working with young people who have PTSD; 
  5. Discuss issues related to Vicarious Trauma for caregivers, including prevention, strategies, and organizational factors.

About Dr. Ruth Lanius

Dr. Ruth Lanius is Professor of Psychiatry and the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, both services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. Ruth currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. Ruth has authored more than 150 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally.