2 The WMRC Training Program is published by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The WMRC wishes to thank all those who have accepted to become trainers, as well as those who contributed directly or indirectly to this publication. Project Coordinator: Joanne Brouard Corbeil / Art Direction: Joanne Brouard Corbeil and Nathalie Tétrault Proofreading: Martine Beaurivage, Joanne Brouard Corbeil, Nathalie Tétrault The information provided in this document is for reference only. For updated information, consult the WMRC Intranet or contact Joanne Brouard Corbeil at , ext The masculine gender is used without discrimination and for the sole purpose of brevity.
3 3 A Word from the Director General The West Montreal Readaptation Centre (WMRC) has received praise from Accreditation Canada for its leadership as a training organization, helping staff to meet personal and professional development goals. Being recognized for its strong research and clinical expertise, our centre has made a point of providing specialized training that targets the needs of our staff. This fifth annual training program demonstrates once again our commitment to quality, health, safety, and best practices as part of our strategic orientations. I invite you to take advantage of these professional development opportunities, offered on-site by some of our very best experts. Skills and Balance Dr. Katherine Moxness As a training organization recognized by the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, the WMRC is proud to present the 5 th edition of its training program. Over 35 topics were selected to ensure the upgrading of professional skills and compliance with best practice guidelines. New this year: personal and professional development to acquire additional tools and personal balance. Enjoy! Joanne Brouard Corbeil for the WMRC Training Committee Members of the Training Committee: Aunos, Marjorie - Director of Professional Services Barbara, Cedalia - Director of Administrative Services Beaurivage, Martine - Director of Rehabilitation Services - Child and Family Corbeil, Joanne - Administrative Process Specialist - Training Services Root, Rhoda - Director of Rehabilitation Services - Adult and Family
4 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS CLINICAL ASD and Feeding Problems (children) 06 ASD and Pharmacology 06 Attachment in Children 06 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 06 Children s Rights, Youth Protection Act, and Youth Criminal Act 06 CPI 07 CPI Autism 07 Development of Psycho-Educational Activities (Child Services) 07 Ethics of Touch 07 Genetic Syndromes 08 Grief Counselling 08 Intellectual Disability and Dementia 08 Interventions for Users with Anxiety and Mood Disorders 08 PDSB for Adults 08 PDSB for Children 09 Personality Disorder and Social Attachment 09 Progress Notes 09 Self-Harm in Users with ASD 09 Social Stories 09 Suicide Prevention 10 TEVA (transition from school to independent living) 10 Working with Families 10 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Confidentiality 11 Conflict Management 11 Dealing with Difficult Behaviours 11 Excel Intermediate 11 Excel Advanced 11 Intercultural Communication 12 Public Relations 12 Typing Skills 12 Word Advanced 12 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Getting Along with Change 13 Assertive Communication 13 Stress Management 13 Retirement Planning 13 CALENDAR 14 TRAINERS PROFILE 16
5 FAQ 5 How to Register To register, you must fill out a Training Request form, which is located on the Intranet and on the P server (Partages/Publique/Modèles de document/rh). The form must then be sent to training services (Joanne Corbeil) at the Department of Administrative Services. Registration External Participants Health and social services professionals from other organizations may attend WMRC s training. Contact Joanne Corbeil at , ext. 2425, or by to get a registration form. Please make sure that your payment is received by WMRC at least two (2) weeks before the training. Fee: 3 hours $60 7 hours $135 2 days $260 Absence and Cancellation It is very important to cancel your registration if you can no longer attend the training. The unexpected absence of several people may cause the last-minute cancellation of a training at the expense of those who are attending. To cancel your registration, please call Joanne Corbeil at ext Arrival, Delayed Arrival, Shorter Training Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the class begins to avoid missing information and disrupting the class. We ask that you avoid being late as much as possible. If the class ends earlier than expected, you must return to work, unless your home base is located elsewhere than where the training took place. Attendance and Evaluation Sheets Please sign the attendance sheet which will be circulated at the beginning of the class. This will help payroll validate your training hours. Also, please fill out the evaluation sheet distributed at the end of the class, which will enable our trainers to improve the content and/or the teaching method they use. Time Sheet When you attend a training, you must use the appropriate code on your time sheet. The code to use for in-house training is FORIN. Training Profile When you attend a training (in-house or external), training services will update your training profile accordingly. This will be helpful for your annual evaluation or if you wish to apply for another position at WMRC. In some cases (academic training), your salary scale may be upgraded. Training Attestation You may ask for a training attestation for any in-house training you ve attended, either for your personal files or to submit to your professional association. Please contact Joanne Corbeil at ext if you need an attestation.
6 6 CLINICAL ASD and Feeding Problems (children) Part 1: October 29, Elm (Conference Room) Part 2: April 21, Elm (Conference Room) Causes of ea ng disorders in children with ASD; meal strategies. Trainer: Gabrielle Cimon ASD and Pharmacology October 3, Room A-012 Understanding the e ect of medica on on the behaviour of users with ASD. Trainer: Dr. Carol Brebion Attachment in Children September 18, Elm (Gym) Types of a achment, and what happens when children are removed from the family environment. Trainers: Sabrina Rangel (CROM) et Natalia Maiman (Batshaw) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) *TO RENEW EVERY THREE (3)YEARS May 12, Room B-025 Emergency interven on to restore blood flow to a person who su ered cardiac arrest. External Trainers Children s Rights, Youth Protection Act, and Youth Criminal Act October 2, Elm (Gym) Learn the various laws that apply to children, as well as their rights. Trainer: Sym Davis
7 CLINICAL 7 CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) *Included in essen al components of best prac ce guidelines *TO RENEW EVERY TWO (2) YEARS September 8 and 9, Room B-025 November 10 and 11, Room B-025 February 9 and 10, Room B-025 May 7 and 8, Room B-025 How to recognize the escala on from low levels of anxiety to physical manifesta on; crisis preven on; interven on. Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (2 days - 13 hours) Trainers: Howard Deuitch, Patrick Rumbolt, Brad Shea CPI Autism (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) *Included in essen al components of best prac ce guidelines *TO RENEW EVERY TWO (2) YEARS March 10, Room B-025 How to recognize the escala on from low levels of anxiety to physical manifesta on; crisis preven on; interven on. Trainer: Brad Shea Development of Psycho-Educational Activites June 9, Elm (Gym) How to develop group facilita on skills, and how to plan learning ac vi es. Trainer: Annick Rajotte Ethics of Touch November 19, Room A-012 How to keep an appropriate distance, recognize privacy issues, and provide in mate care in a respec ul manner. Trainer: Dr. Rhoda Root
8 8 CLINICAL Genetic Syndromes May 26, Room A-012 Health and behaviour problems related to gene c syndromes; interven ons. Trainers: Lisa Reisinger, Sabrina Rangel, Marie-Hélène Rogerson Grief Counselling May 5, Room A-012 Assist and support families or caregivers who are grieving the loss of a user. Trainers: Karen Goldman et Jim Prophet Intellectual Disability and Dementia November 19, Room A-115 What is demen a and what kind of interven on can be implemented. Trainers: Costa Bellemare-Papadimitriou, Marc-André Gagnon Interventions for Users with Anxiety and Mood Disorders February 16, Room A-012 Understand anxiety, post trauma c stress and other mood disorders; interven ons. Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 hours) Trainers: Sabrina Rangel, Hélène Dulude PDSB for Adults (principles for moving users safely) *TO RENEW EVERY TWO (2) YEARS November 18, Room B-025 February 11, Room B-025 How to analyze various user displacement situa ons; how to carry out displacements in a safe manner. Trainers: Sylvie Barbara, Alain Ouvrard
9 CLINICAL 9 PDSB for Children (principles for moving users safely) *TO RENEW EVERY TWO (2) YEARS May 28, Room B-025 How to analyze various user displacement situa ons; how to carry out displacements in a safe manner. Trainers: Sylvie Barbara, Alain Ouvrard Personality Disorder and Social Attachment *Par cipants must have a user with a diagnosed personality disorder in their caseload March 19, Room A-115 Behaviours, diagnosis and interven on strategies for the best known personality disorders. Trainer: Marjorie Aunos Progress Notes September 11, Room A-012 March 24, Room A-012 What to include and when when wri ng progress notes. Trainers: Elizza Lopez, Annick Rajotte Self-Harm in Users with ASD *Included in essen al components of best prac ce guidelines March 18, Room A-012 Psychological factors related to self harm, and how to use the mul modal approach to intervene. Trainer: Melanie Lapointe Social Stories *Included in essen al components of best prac ce guidelines October 22, Room A-012 March 11, Room A-012 How to write social stories according to specific rules, within a social skills program. Trainer: Lisa Reisinger
10 10 CLINICAL Suicide Prevention September 17, Room A-012 How to iden fy suicide signs and contribu ng factors; WMRC s procedures regarding suicidal crisis. Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (6 hours) Trainers: Costa Bellemare-Papadimitriou, Véronique Richard TÉVA (transition from school to independent living) May 14, Elm (Gym) Support ac vi es for users at the end of their schooling. Trainer: Annick Rajotte Working with Families Level 1: January 29, Room A-012 Level 2: March 24, Room A-012 To understand the needs of families, and to develop a posi ve rela onship. Trainers: Dennis Farley, Sofia Ioannou, Jim Prophet, Frank Vincelli
11 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 11 Confidentiality November 20, Room A-012 What cons tutes a confiden al document under policies, procedures, laws and regula ons. Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (3,5 hours) Trainer: Marie-Ève Rivest Conflict Management *MANAGERS ONLY September 23, Room A-012 Skills to help address issues between employees. Trainer: Shepell-fgi Dealing with Difficult Behaviours *MANAGERS ONLY November 4, Room A-012 Strategies to improve the management of employees who are demonstra ng di cult behaviours. Trainer: Shepell-fgi Excel Intermediate January 22 and 29, Room A-012 How to e ciently use workbooks; tools management and data analysis. Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (2 days - 13 hours) Trainer: Versalys Excel Advanced March 19 and 26, Room A-012 How to create macros using the macro recorder and the Visual Basic programming language; how to create dialog boxes. Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (2 days - 13 hours) Trainer: Versalys
12 12 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Intercultural Communication February 5, Room A-012 Understand the impact of cultural norms and values when communica ng with users and their family. Trainer: Shepell-fgi Public Relations October 16, Room A-012 How to develop public rela ons skills that will help you find work environments suitable for users. Trainers: Rhoda Root, Gary Whittaker Typing Skills September 30, Room A-012 Keyboarding technique to increase typing speed and control mistakes. MAXIMUM: 20 par cipants Trainer: Lester B Pearson School Board Word Advanced December 9 and 10, Room A-012 How to create and manage a long document; create forms; use macros; create an index. Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (2 days - 13 hours) Trainer: Versalys
13 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 13 Assertive Communication November 13, Room A-012 Iden fy the building blocks of good communica on; recognize the impact of our words. Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (3,5 hours) Trainer: Shepell-fgi Getting Along With Change October 7, Room A-012 Understand change (personal and corporate impacts); prac cal tools for dealing with change. Trainer: Shepell-fgi Retirement Planning January 20, 27 and February 3, Room A-012 Legal, financial and psychosocial aspects of re rement; how to manage pension plans and group insurances. Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (3 days - 21 hours) Trainer: Collège Marie-Victorin Stress Management December 2, Room B-025 Explore sources of stress at work; develop prac cal ways to tackle them. Trainer: Shepell-fgi
14 14 CALENDAR SEPTEMBER Labor Day CPI 9 CPI Progress Notes Suicide Prevent. 18 Attachment Conflict Mgmt Typing Skills OCTOBER Children s Rights 3 ASD & Pharma 6 7 Change Thanksgiving Public Relations Social Stories 23 (sociopro) 24 (sociopro) ASD & Feeding NOVEMBER Deal w Diff Behav CPI 11 CPI Communication PDSB 19 Ethics /ID Demen. 20 Confidentiality DECEMBER Stress Mgmt Word - Advanced 10 Word - Advanced Christmas JANUARY New Year Retirement Plan Excel interm Retirement Plan Excel /Work Fam 30
15 CALENDAR 15 FEBRUARY Retirement Plan 4 5 Intercultural Comm 6 9 CPI 10 CPI 11 PDSB Intervent Mood MARCH March Break 3 March Break 4 March Break 5 March Break 6 March Break 9 10 CPI Autism 11 Social Stories Self-Harm ASD 19 Excel -Adv/Pers D Progr /Work Fam Excel -Advanced APRIL Easter/Passover 6 Easter/Passover ASD & Feeding MAY Grief Counselling 6 7 CPI 8 CPI CPR TÉVA Victoria Day Genetic Syndrom PDSB children 29 JUNE Dev Psycho Activ Saint-Jean
16 16 TRAINERS DR. AUNOS, Marjorie Psychologist, Director of Professional Services, Ph.D. Psychology, 12 years at WMRC BARBARA, Sylvie Integration Officer, PDSB-accredited, Department of Adult and Family Services, DEC Special Care Counselling, 29 years at WMRC BELLEMARE-PAPADIMITRIOU, Costa Psychologist, Department of Professional Services, M.A. Educational Psychology, 8 years at WMRC DR. BREBION, Carol Consultant psychiatrist, MDCM, specialized in psychiatry, 16 years of experience CIMON, Gabrielle Consultant nutritionist and dietician, B.A. nutrition, M.A. sciences, 35 years of experience DAVIS, Sym Lawyer, Counsel, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, 21 years of experience DEUITCH, Howard Specialized Educator, CPI-Accredited, Department of Adult and Family Services, B.A. Psychology, 26 years at WMRC DULUDE, Hélène Psychologist, Department of Professional Services, M.A. Psychology, 13 years at WMRC FARLEY, Dennis Advisor Quality Control, Executive Offices (DG), M.S.S, 34 years in social services GAGNON, Marc-André Psychologist, Department of Professional Services, Psychology Doctorate GOLDMAN, Karen Professional Social Worker, Department of Child and Family Services, M.S.S., 11 years at WMRC IOANNOU, Sofia Coordinator TGC, Department of Adult and Family Services, M.S.S., 33 years in social services LOPEZ-HERRERA, Elizza Rehabilitation Manager ASD, Department of Child and Family Services, B.A. psycho-education, TED Certificate, 9 years at WMRC LAPOINTE, Melanie Program Manager Client Liaison, Department of Child and Family Services, B.A. Psychology, DESS TED, 14 years of experience
17 TRAINERS 17 MAIMAN, Natalia Psychologist, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, Psychology Degree, 14 years of experience OUVRARD, Alain Rehabilitation Assistant, PDSB-accredited, Department of Adult and Family Services, 26 years of experience PROPHET, James Rehabilitation Manager Residential Resources, Department of Child and Family Services, M.S.S., 15 years at WMRC RAJOTTE, Annick Rehabilitation Manager ID, Department of Child and Family Services, M.A. psycho-education, 13 years at WMRC RANGEL, Sabrina Psychologist, Department of Professional Services, M.A. Psychology, 4 years at WMRC DR. REISINGER, Lisa Psychologist, Department of Professional Services, Ph.D. Psychology, 14 years of experience in psychology DR. RICHARD, Véronique Psychologist, Department of Professional Services, Psychology Doctorate, 15 years of experience in ASD RIVEST, Marie-Ève Medical Archivist, Department of Professional Services, DEC Medical Archives, 7 years of experience ROGERSON, Marie-Hélène Psychologist, Department of Professional Services, M.A. Educational Psychology, 14 years of experience DR. ROOT, Rhoda Director of Adult and Family Services, Ph.D. Educational Psychology, 32 years at WMRC RUMBOLT, Patrick Specialized Educator, CPI-Accredited, Department of Adult and Family Services, DEC Special Care Counselling, TED Certificate, 24 years of experience in ID-ASD SHEA, Brad Counsellor Clinical Activities (SBD), CPI-Accredited, Department of Adult and Family Services, DEC Special Care Counselling, more than 34 years at WMRC VINCELLI, Frank Coordinator Access, Department of Professional Services, M.S.S., 34 years in social services WHITTAKER, Gary President ACM Composites, MBA, 35 years in business