Becca Partington
CAST Canada 


Thursday and Friday
August 18 & 19, 2016

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Don Valley Hotel and Suites 
175 Wynford Dr, Toronto,
Toronto, ON M3C 1J3



Trauma Informed Motivational Interviewing

2 Full Days of Integration

Working where too much positive can be a negative!
A Practical and Authentic Approach
With Tom Walker, RSW, MSW,  Becca Partington and Tom Regehr


Thursday/Friday August 18/19, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
Toronto, ON
$400 + HST per person - includes parking, light breakfast, lunch and handouts. 
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Many people with complex trauma lack the ability to see a positive future. In some cases they lose the ability to see a future at all. Some of you are familiar with the CAST Canada workshop "Tomorrow Does Not Exist". While working with these folks, a focus on a postive future can cause them to lose trust in you and the helping process. It can alienate and confuse them and can also invoke pain.

Further, in an effort to 'help' someone disassemble apparently maladaptive patterns it is important to be cautious - you might be dismantling their developed and necessary protective mechanisms, exposing them to more trauma.

These two days will help you become more comfortable and effective in identifying and working in this situation. Work with the confidence you are not causing harm, pain or further trauma.

Some Expected Outcomes and Learning Goals:

  • Review Miller and Rollnick’s Motivational Interviewing principles
  • Review the CAST Canada "Tomorrow Does Not Exist" principles
  • Understand working with people whose relationship with self and future make motivation difficult, and where attempts to motivate can cause pain and confusion
  • Learn to use the overarching philosophical underpinnings of motivational interviewing in the context of trauma work
  • Learn to listen and respond to 'change talk'
  • Ensure that the focus on the future is not used incorrectly in the context of the work with  traumatized clients
  • Learn how to use MI when working on stabilizing clients
  • Gain skills including - 'Rolling with Resistance', using ‘controlled’ empathy, developing discrepancy and reflective listening.

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Gain more hope, focus, skill and patience

 Who Should Attend?
Any health or helping professinal or educator with some existing background with trauma.  The day is popular with shelter and housing support workers, O.W. , ODSP,  Children's Aid workers, therapists, counselors, correctional and probation officers,  professors and students, EAP professionals, all hospital staff, youth, seniors.

In-Service Workshops Are Available
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