1 37th Annual OACCPP Conference & AGM Heart of Emotions! Going beyond the surface to understand who we are. September 17 19, 2015 Marriott Hotel Bloor Yorkville Toronto 90 Bloor St. East, Toronto, Ontario Speakers: Les Greenberg, Ph.D., Emotion Focused Clinic Jim Hopper, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Robert Talach, Partner, Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers
2 OACCPP s 37 th Annual Conference & AGM Welcome from OACCPP s President Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the Board of Directors, and as President of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), I am pleased to invite you to the 37th Annual OACCPP Conference and AGM. Heart of Emotions! To give you some insight into the theme of this year s conference, Heart of Emotions will focus on getting passed the superficial and casual expressions of everyday emotions by examining and seeking to understand the foundation of emotions. By exploring neurological pathways, psychodynamic foundations or experiential constructs, this conference will focus on understanding the fundamental structure of who we are behind the surface. As you will note from the list of workshops, an outstanding group of speakers will be presenting at this year s conference. I am confident this year s presentations will further your professional knowledge, as well as, provide you an opportunity to share the insights and innovations you have gained in the field of mental health. I would like to acknowledge the Professional Development Committee for bringing an impressive assembly of speakers to deliver presentations that will meet the diverse needs of our OACCPP membership. I would like to mention that the committee continues to seek your suggestions and feedback regarding presenters and programs you would like at future conferences. I would like to specifically thank Antoine Quenneville and the Professional Development committee for their hard work and commitment. Additionally, Paulette Downey, our communications and professional development coordinator, for the coordination of both the conference and its brochure, Carol Cox, our administrative director, and Kamil Devonish, membership coordinator, for their organizational support. Moreover, I thank you, the OACCPP attendees for making this event possible. I am confident you will have an enjoyable, as well as, educational experience at this year s event in Toronto. I look forward to seeing you at the conference, James Whetstone, M.A., RP, (C)OACCPP, CDRS President
3 OACCPP s 37th Annual Conference & AGM Welcome from the Chair, Professional Development Committee The committee Jane Wilders, Shelley Pomerantz, and myself with the assistance of the administrative staff Carol Cox, Paulette Downey and Kamil Devonish have endeavoured to build an interesting and varied conference for you this year. We lay the ground work at the preconference, Thursday, September 17, 2015, with some ADHD coaching. Susan Eiley will begin the conference by educating healthcare professionals on how to assist clients with ADHD in maintaining focus and planning their time effectively. This workshop is followed by the President s Reception and networking event. After all, effective use of self is not just about attending informational workshops, but also about sharing with other like-minded professionals and learning about the practices of our colleagues in the field all while having delightful canapés and maybe a glass of wine, if you re so inclined. The two main presentations are full-day sessions, Friday September 18, Dr. Les Greenberg will present on the use of Emotion Focused Therapy for specific disorders. Dr. Greenberg is one of the founders of the EFT approach and has written a number of articles and books. Having seen Dr. Greenberg present, we are sure to be in for a treat. Check out his website: for more information on his clinic, training and many publications. Concurrent with Dr. Greenberg, Dr. Jim Hopper will present on key brain circuitries that determine how people respond to, encode and recall traumatic experiences, and how clinical and contemplative methods can harness key brain circuitries for healing and spiritual transformation. As a researcher and clinician, Dr. Hopper s work spans and interweaves neuroscience, trauma, and contemplative practices. He teaches and consults with therapists, investigators, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates, and military commanders. For more information about him, see We also have four half-day workshop taking place alongside our main speakers. In the morning our own Shelley Pomerantz, will be presenting on the therapeutic use of stuck spots those times when you seem to reach an impasse in therapy and Bill Gayner who will present on the integration of mindfulness in psychotherapy. In the afternoon, we have a return speaker, Dr. David Teplin who is always a delightful and informative speaker. His topic this year is on the relationship between ADHD and substance abuse. Gord Hope will be presenting the work of Dr. Alvin Mahrer and his form of Experiential Psychotherapy. Saturday morning Natasha Sharma starts us off with some practical advice on using modern media to promote your private practice. Following this, Rob Talach of Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers will talk to us about ways of helping clients obtain the funds for needed services. He will talk about the Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board as well as litigation and class action suits, which can provide a therapeutic function as well as getting therapeutic services covered by those responsible for the suffering. In addition to our excellent presenters, I d also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors: McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers, Dalton Associates, Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers, Homewood Health and GoodLife Fitness who has provided us with a free membership to their gym for three months, plus a gym bag to give a way as a door prize at the AGM. Antoine Quenneville Chair, Professional Development Committee
4 OACCPP s 37 th Annual Conference & AGM Program Thursday Evening, September 17, 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop Location 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. REGISTRATION 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Collaborating with Adults - ADHD Coaching: Susan Eiley, M. Ed 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. RECEPTION (Refreshments & Hors D Oeuvres) Forest Hill Ballroom Friday, September 18, 2015 Conference Day One Location MORNING ITINERARY 8:00-9:00 A.M. REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST YORKVILLE 9:00 9:30 a.m. WELCOME ADDRESS: James Whetstone, M.A., (C) OACCPP Forest Hill Ballroom Full-day session: Part 1 9:45 a.m. 12:20 p.m. Full-day session: Part 1 9:45 a.m. 12:20 p.m. EFT for Individual Counselling: Les Greenberg, Ph.D. Trauma and the Brain: Acute Impacts, Potential Long-term Effects, and Pathways to Healing and Happiness: Jim Hopper, Ph.D. Forest Hill Ballroom High Park I 9:45 a.m. 12:20 p.m. The Healing Potential of the Emotional Stuck Spots: Shelley Pomerantz, Dip.C.S (C) OACCPP High Park III 9:45 a.m. 12:20 p.m. Psychotherapy & Mindfulness: Bill Gayner, BSW, MSW, RSW Rosedale AFTERNOON ITINERARY 12:30 1:30 P.M. LUNCH YORKVILLE Full-day session: Part 2 2:00-4:45 p.m. Full-day session: Part 2 2:00 4:45 p.m. EFT for Individual Counselling: Les Greenberg, Ph.D. Trauma and the Brain: Acute Impacts, Potential Long-term Effects, and Pathways to Healing and Happiness: Jim Hopper, Ph.D. Forest Hill Ballroom High Park I 2:00 4:45 p.m. ADHD & Substance use Disorders - What's the Deal?: Dr. David Teplin, PsyD., C.Psych High Park III 2:00 4:45 p.m. Mahrerian Experiential Therapy: Gord Hope, PhD., OACCPP Rosedale 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. PRESIDENT S RECEPTION FOREST HILL BALLROOM
5 OACCPP s 37 th Annual Conference & AGM Program cont d Saturday, September 19, 2015 Conference Day Two Location 8:00-9:00 A.M. REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 9:00 10:15 am Marketing and Growing your Private Practice in the Digital Age: Natasha Sharma, M.Sc., OACCPP 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Compensation Options for Victims of Violent Crime: Rob Talach, Partner, Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers YORKVILLE Forest Hill Ballroom Forest Hill Ballroom 12:30 1:30 p.m. LUNCH YORKVILLE 1:30 3:30 p.m. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOREST HILL BOARDROOM Please note: We apologize if your preferred workshop is no longer available when you register. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If a seminar or workshop is cancelled due to speaker illness or injury, the OACCPP reserves the right to assign another seminar or workshop to replace the cancelled session. Conference Area Map Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A7
6 OACCPP s 37 th Annual Conference & AGM Presenter s Bio & Workshop Descriptions Susan Eiley, M.Ed Susan Eiley is an Executive Function and ADHD Coach at knowadhd in Toronto where she collaborates with young adults and adults to identify and achieve their professional and personal goals. Prior to her training in the core competencies of ADHD coaching, Susan worked for over ten years using different therapeutic modalities as well as Adult Learning Theory and Principles in her counselling practice with adults. Drawing on her training in narrative and cognitive behavioural therapies as well as her graduate degree in Adult Learning, she also worked on a multidisciplinary team for eight years developing and delivering group programs and individualized lifestyle and behavioural treatment to address executive function deficits in individuals with complex weight management difficulties. Workshop Collaborating with Adults - ADHD Coaching Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is well known when it applies to children. But what does it look like in adults? Adults with ADHD can often present with low self-esteem, long standing regrets and repeated setbacks both professionally and interpersonally. Learn about the nature of ADHD and its different presentations. What is often attributed to psychological issues is actually a matter of compromised executive function- the central deficit in ADHD. In this presentation you will discover how the inability to self regulate, maintain focus and manage frustrations impacts on the psychotherapeutic relationship and your client s outcome. Using a strength based, goal driven, collaborative model, learn how ADHD coaching can empower clients to better understand themselves and their ADHD brain. This model provides a scaffold for clients to discover strategies, systems and resources that support and strengthen abilities while bypassing the white noise that so often accompanies ADHD. While ADHD Coaching is not a substitute for therapy, the process can invite concrete change, greater self awareness and increased competence within an executive functions framework. Bill Gayner, BSW, MSW, RSW Bill Gayner, BSW, MSW, RSW, is a Mental Health Clinician in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he provides and researches mindfulness groups for psychiatry outpatients, people living with HIV, and hospital staff, as well as integrates mindfulness into individual psychotherapy with people living with HIV. He co-led a large randomized controlled trial of mindfulness for HIV+ gay men. He teaches Mindful Psychotherapy through the Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute and the Health, Arts and Humanities Program at U of T, and is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, U of T. Workshop Psychotherapy & Mindfulness Mindfulness can be more than focusing attention on neutral or pleasant objects such as the breath in order to calm down. It can be a way of coaching clients to transform their relationship with experience, helping them cultivate gentleness, curiosity and openness towards their feelings, thoughts and whatever mind state emerges. Emotion-Focused Mindfulness emerged out a search for providing more coherent ways of helping clients suffering from difficult emotions and thoughts associated with internalized stigma to develop self-compassionate awareness through mindfulness and live more deeply valued lives. Workshop participants will learn how an Emotion-Focused orientation to mindfulness can help therapists integrate mindfulness into their clinical practice using common therapy factors such as empathy, positive regard and congruence, regardless of the therapy modality in which they are most deeply embedded. They will be introduced to, experience, journal and discuss an experientially open, emotionally friendly approach to meditation called Recollective Awareness, developed by the Buddhist teacher, Jason Siff, author of Unlearning Meditation, What to Do When the Instructions Get in the Way and Thoughts Are Not the Enemy: an Innovative Approach to Meditation Practice. The workshop will be of interest to both experienced and beginner meditators. Participants are asked to bring either a notebook and pen or a smart phone in order to journal their practice.
7 Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He is the Director of the York University Psychotherapy Research Clinic is the developer of Emotion-focused therapy. He has authored the major texts on Emotion-focused approaches to treatment. He is the senior author on the on the original texts on Emotion-focused approaches to treatment of individuals and couples such as Facilitating Emotional Change (1993) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (1988). More recent books include Emotion-focused therapy: Coaching Clients to work through their Feelings (2002), Emotion-focused therapy of Depression (2006) and Emotionfocused Couple therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love and Power (2008). His newest book is Theory of Emotion-Focused therapy (2011). Dr Greenberg has published extensively on research on the process of change. He received the 2004 Distinguished Research Career award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research: An International interdisciplinary society. He is a founding member of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and a past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). He has been awarded the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Program Award for Excellence in Professional Training and the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for distinguished contributions to Psychology as a profession as well as the Carl Rogers award of the American Psychology Association s Society for Humanistic Psychology. He is recipient of the APA award for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research. He is on the editorial board of many psychotherapy journals, including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. He conducts a private practice for individuals and couples and trains people in Emotion focused approaches. Workshop Emotion-focused therapy: The Transforming Power of Affect The role of emotion and emotional awareness in function and dysfunction and the importance of working with core painful amygdala based emotion The use of process diagnosis in an emotion-focused approach to identify different types of emotional processes will be discussed. Differential intervention based on process diagnosis will be demonstrated Six major principles of emotional change in psychotherapy will be presented: Emotion, Awareness, Expression, Regulation, Reflection, Transformation and Corrective Experience Videotaped examples of evidence based, methods for evoking and dealing with emotions in self-criticism and in emotional injuries from the past with significant others will be presented and discussed Participants will be introduced to the skills of moment by moment attunement to affect, and the use of different methods of dialoguing with parts of self and imagined significant others in an empty chair. Dr. David Teplin, PsyD., C.Psych Dr. David Teplin is an Adult Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He received his Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree from Adler University (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology) in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his doctoral internship clinical training at Hamilton Health Sciences, and his post-doctoral fellowship clinical training at St. Joseph's Healthcare, both in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Teplin is adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program at Medaille College, Buffalo, New York. He is also on the Editorial Review Boards for the International Journal of Clinical & Health Psychology, the Journal of Addictive Diseases, the Journal of Attention Disorders, the Journal of Opioid Management, and the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary & Applied. In addition, he is an ad-hoc Peer Reviewer for the American Journal on Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Dependence, Substance Abuse, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and the Open Journal of Medical Psychology, Dr. Teplin is also on the Professional Advisory Board of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada. He was Past Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association Section on Addiction Psychology. Workshop ADHD & Substance use Disorders - What's the Deal? This presentation will address the co-morbidity between ADHD and substance use disorders, the various contributing factors that lend itself to ADHD being a risk factor for developing substance use disorders, and the issues of assessment and treatment with respect to such comorbidity.
8 Gord Hope, Ph.D., OACCPP Gord Hope (PhD) has been practising Psychotherapy for the better part of a quarter century, beginning in Ottawa in 1990, then moving to Brantford, and now working out of Waterloo. From 2009 through 2014 he was also on Staff as a Psychotherapist at the Shalem Mental Health Network, in Hamilton. Hope obtained his MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa, and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology / Criminal Behaviour from Carleton. He then returned to U of O to acquire a Post-Doctoral diploma in Professional Psychology under Dr. Alvin Mahrer, updating his abilities for Mahrer s approach to Experiential Psychotherapy. He also works with small businesses and organizations to assist them with development and improvement endeavours, and he facilitates workshops on Antibullying, on Cap-ability trumps Dis-ability, and the Changing Minds Changing Lives presentation of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, among others. Workshop Mahrerian Experiential Therapy: The Psychotherapy from Mars? Mahrerian Experiential Therapy, authored and formulated by Dr. Alvin R. Mahrer, is an unique approach to Psychotherapy that is not governed by disorder assessments and labels, by body language, facial expressions and other visual cues, or by the clock. It is a highly clientcentred approach, which has the Client and the Therapist positioned such that they are side by side, separated by a small table, and facing the same direction, both with their eyes closed. From this orientation they form an "Experiential" alignment focused on emotional and physical experiences, and without visual distractions. All data comes from the Client's emotional and physical experiences, and what they cause as experiences in the Therapist, with these being reflected by the Therapist back to the Client. Through this half-day workshop, participants will: Learn the six steps of a Mahrerian Experiential session Learn and discuss the concept of data in Psychotherapy, and how it is used in a Mahrerian session Learn and discuss the concepts of Method and Technique in Mahrerian Experiential Therapy, and in Psychotherapy in general Role-play to practice affecting an "experiential" alignment Role-play in the context of some or all of the six steps of a Mahrerian session Discuss how the methods and techniques can be employed in other approaches to Psychotherapy. Jim Hopper, Ph.D., Dr. James Hopper is an independent consultant and part-time Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School. For 25 years Dr. Hopper has focused on the psychological and biological effects of child abuse, sexual assault and other traumatic experiences. He has conducted research on various aspects of child abuse and sexual assault, including the neurobiology of trauma, the nature of traumatic memories and unique effects of sexual abuse on males. As a clinician Dr. Hopper works with adults who have experienced abuse as children and assault as adults. In his forensic work Dr. Hopper testifies on short- and long-term impacts of child abuse and sexual assault. He teaches and consults with therapists, investigators, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates, and military commanders. Workshop Trauma and the Brain: Acute Impacts, Potential Long-term Effects, and Pathways to Healing and Happiness Traumatic experiences have immediate, powerful and potentially long-lasting effects on the human brain. Understanding those brain effects can enhance clinicians abilities to engage with traumatized clients, including those who seek justice via the legal system, in ways that promote healing, well-being and genuine happiness. Participants will learn about key brain circuitries involved in trauma, fear, and cycles of suffering and healing including the prefrontal cortex and the circuitries of fear, memory, embodiment, seeking and satisfaction. They will gain greater understanding of brain-based responses and memory characteristics that are, unfortunately, still commonly misunderstood by many who work with victims of child abuse and assault; and of how various therapeutic approaches and contemplative practices can harness key brain circuitries for psychological healing and spiritual transformation.
9 Shelley Pomerantz, Dip.C.S (C) OACCPP Shelley Pomerantz, B.A., Dip.C.S., (C) OACCPP, OSP, has been practicing family, marital, and individual therapy for 35 years and is the co-author of What Your Mother Never Told you About Love, Sex and Power. Upon completion of her graduate degree in Counseling and Psychological Assessment from the University of Toronto, Shelley joined the innovative provincial Hard to Serve program, a community-based therapeutic service for adolescents and their families. She was a senior partner at Yonge Lawrence Centre for Counseling and Consulting for 28 years. She has taught and mentored professionals in their experiential training program, consulted in academic settings, and co-created numerous groups and educational workshops. In concert with Mardi Thomas Goodman, Shelley developed, Inner Power, a series of daylong workshops for women seeking understanding of their emotional/sexual selves. In 1990 Shelley and her husband, Michael Williams, launched Dynamic Parenting a program that takes a unique approach to educating parents about understanding their own and their children s emotional lives and the power of the parenting relationship. In addition, Shelley has extensive experience in the Canadian media as a relationship, parenting and family expert. She has appeared on Cityline, Real Life, CFRB Radio, Canada AM, Global TV and Chatelaine TV. Currently, Shelley provides therapeutic counseling for adolescents, families, couples and people who struggle with addiction, anxiety and depression. Shelley has developed a unique therapeutic approach which supports people to embrace their stuck spots and heal the fear and shame that blocks the growth of healthy adult vulnerability. Workshop, M.Sc., OACCPP The Healing Potential of the Emotional Stuck Spots Shelley Pomerantz, a psychotherapist for almost thirty-five years and co- author of Everything Your Mother Never Told You About Love, Sex, And Power has developed a unique approach that identifies and addresses the difficult emotional states and the subsequent emotional strategies that we develop to protect ourselves from the pain of relationship. These stuck spots limit our capacity for healthy change and paradoxically perpetuate the pain in ourselves and our relationships. This half-day workshop will help therapists in identifying the most challenging of these emotional states and strategies and guide them in how to effectively extract their presence from the client narrative. The workshop will also focus on how clinicians can develop themselves and effectively use the therapeutic relationship in the process of addressing the 'stuck spots' and how to hold the space for their client s ultimate healing. Natasha Sharma Natasha Sharma is a psychotherapist, doctoral student, author, and media spokesperson. In 2011, she founded the clinic LBH Therapy in Bloor West Village, Toronto, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. As a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, Natasha has dedicated her life to helping others achieve success, fulfillment, and happiness in their own lives. Natasha has contributed as an expert to some of Canada's most widely watched TV programs including: Global News, E-Talk Canada, City TV News, CBC News, CBC's Context, CTV News, Rogers TV s A Single s Game. She also regularly writes for and contributes her advice to the following global publications: The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, InsideToronto.com, Thebabyspot.ca, and Parents-Space.com. University Connection: Natasha has been an invited guest speaker at Harvard University, University of Maryland, and McMaster University. She has also been a featured speaker at the High Notes Gala for Mental Health in Toronto. Natasha completed her Masters in clinical psychology at The Johns Hopkins University, and is currently completing her Doctor of Psychology degree (PsyD). Prior to becoming a Psychotherapist, she completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at McMaster University and worked in the corporate world for several years, which makes her especially informed in career counselling/transition and the business of providing healthcare. Natasha has gone through extensive clinical supervision with Dr. Jon Mills, clinical psychologist, and Dr. Howard Marcovitch, school psychologist. Workshop Marketing and Growing your Private Practice in the Digital Age After several years as an Associate with an established psychology practice in Toronto, Natasha went into private practice herself. Since she began in 2012 her practice has grown consistently, and has become well established in Toronto s west end. With the advent of the new College - now officially proclaimed - more and more people may consider private or independent practice. As someone who has successfully launched her own practice and sees how it continues to grow, Natasha will help others through this presentation by outlining the major things to consider when starting a private practice in psychotherapy, and how to make it successful.
10 Rob Talach Robert is a partner at Beckett and leads the Sexual Abuse Department, but also continues to handle matters in the Plaintiff Injury Group. Born and raised as a farm boy in the Chatham area, Robert obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and then attended the University of Windsor for law. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws in Robert has been representing clients who have suffered personal injury since he was called to the Bar of Ontario in He has successfully handled lawsuits for those who were injured in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, farming accidents and medical malpractice cases. His skills range from advocacy trial work in the courtroom to negotiation and mediation in the boardroom. Early in his practice, Robert was exposed to sexual abuse lawsuits through his work in the precedent setting trial decision of J.R.S. v. Glendinning where $1.4 million was obtained for a trio of brothers abused by a Roman Catholic priest. Since that case, Robert found his services as a victim s lawyer in high demand. Today, sexual abuse claims represent the majority of his caseload. Some of his noteworthy results for victims of sexual abuse include the largest Canadian settlement for a victim of sexual abuse ($1.75 million) and in K.M.M. v. The Roman Catholic Diocese of London, the largest trial award for a female victim of sexual abuse by clergy ($610,000). Outside of the courtroom, he has also made submissions in support of victims to the Cornwall Public Inquiry, the McMurtry Victim Compensation Review, The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his efforts in representing victims of sexual abuse. Robert has also been a guest commentator on sexual abuse cases for both local and national media, including CBC National, CTV Newsworld and CBC The Fifth Estate. Outside of the practice of law, Robert has served as a Canadian Forces Reservist since 1988 and was part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Bosnia between 1994 and He also assists those who can no longer serve due to injury through his pro bono work with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association s Trial Lawyers for Veteran s Program. Workshop Indecent Exposure Indecent Exposure Providing Legal Options for exposing indecent crimes. This two hour presentation covers the three primary avenues available to victims of sexual abuse who are ready to seek legal remedies. A thorough discussion of the criminal prosecution process, the civil lawsuit route and the administrative law path of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board will be covered. Updates in both the common law and legislation will also be highlighted. Ultimately this presentation will better equip those working with victims of sexual abuse to engage in an informed discussion on their options. Annual General Meeting The 37 th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for members of OACCPP will be held in the Forest Hill Ballroom, Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario at: 1:30 p.m., on the 19 th day of September, The business of the AGM is to: Receive and consider the annual report, the financial statements, and the report of the Board of Directors; Confirm officers and directors-at-large; Appoint auditors and authorize the Board of Directors to fix the auditor s remuneration; Review and approve amendments to the Bylaws of the association; Hear and receive written reports of the various OACCPP standing and ad hoc committees; and, Conduct such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof. Paul Hancock, CEO of McFarland Rowlands Insurance, will take the opportunity to give a brief presentation to members. There will also be a draw for free entry to OACCPP s 2016 Annual Conference and AGM along with a two night stay at the Novotel Hotel North York during the conference, a $50 dollar gift certificate for the Novotel Hotel North York restaurant a free three month membership to GoodLife Fitness and more.
11 OACCPP s 37 th Annual Conference & AGM Sponsors McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers is the largest independent insurance brokerage in Ontario and can trace its roots back to Our first Mental Health Group Program was created Since then, we have grown to insure thousands of mental health practitioners across Canada. Our program was developed in part by our CEO, Rodney Hancock, a former psychologist who understands the unique risks associated with mental health practitioners. McFarlan Rowlands has provided insurance coverage to members of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists for the past 20 years, continually adapting to its members needs. Visit: to learn more. Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers is a boutique litigation law firm located in London, Ontario. For well over a decade, the firm has had a particular focus on representing victims of sexual abuse. In that time they have achieved noteworthy results for their clients including the largest Canadian settlement for a victim of sexual abuse, the largest Canadian trial award for a female victim of sexual abuse by clergy and a significant increase in the compensation for single touch sexual assaults in Ontario. Having previously represented the Victims Group at the Ontario Provincial Inquiry held in Cornwall Ontario and with close to 300 active cases across Canada, Beckett has become one of the national leaders in advocating for victims. Their efforts are not just limited to compensation, having also made numerous submissions to both private and public entities about how to both respond to and reduce the occurrence of such crimes. Beckett also understands that compensation alone is not the answer and they take a comprehensive approach to client service, including referrals to counsellors, therapists and other health care providers. Beckett welcomes the opportunity to share and collaborate with allies in the battle against sexual abuse and its effects. Visit: to learn more. Caversham Booksellers Established in 1989, Caversham Booksellers is a one of a kind bricks and mortar independent book shop solely focused on mental health. Our relevance is in our focus on knowledge, passion & service: attending conferences and sourcing hardto-find materials. We now deliver your books at an affordable flat rate! Dalton Associates We are a team of over 300 mental healthcare professionals, including registered psychologists, psychological associates, social workers, psychotherapists and certified counsellors. We are dedicated to the provision of psychological and counselling services in a timely and affordable manner within the home communities of our clients. We help assist our clients in their selection of a mental health professional appropriate to their specific needs and with whom they feel safe. Over the past two decades Dalton Associates has developed a supervised practice model with healthcare professionals. Our counsellors are supervised by a team of regulated clinical supervisors and have the required training to deliver psychological services under supervision. Leading the team is Dr. Dan Dalton, whose career spans 30 years as a licensed Psychologist in Ontario. Our model complies with the supervision requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, with our counsellors having access to regular and ad hoc supervision as required. We are seeking therapists and counsellors (independent contractors) throughout Ontario. We are particularly interested in working with counsellors in Northern Communities and those who are prepared to offer distant services to remote areas of the province. If you are interested please contact ext.121 or visit us at for more information.
12 Homewood Health Homewood Health is Canada s leader in mental health and addiction services. With over 130 years of experience, we achieve outstanding outcomes for our clients, patients and customers every day through our national network team of over 4,500 employees and clinical experts, and through the Homewood Health Centre one of Canada s largest and leading facilities for the medical treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our complete continuum of services includes organizational wellness, assistance programs, assessments, outpatient and inpatient treatment, recovery management, return to work and family support services, customized to meet the specialized needs of individuals and organizations. Homewood Health is redefining mental health and addiction services to help Canadians live healthier, more productive and more fulfilling lives. Visit: to learn more. TORONTO MARRIOTT BLOOR YORKILLE 90 Bloor Street East Toronto, ON, M4W 1A7 Floor Plan For participants planning to book a hotel room during the conference, the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel is offering a special rate of $ CAD per night for conference attendees. To register, make sure to click on: Book your group rate for ON Assoc of Consultants Counselors Psychometrics Psychotherapists to take advantage of this reduced rate. The regular rate is $ This offer expires, August 17, 2015.
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16 A Special Thank You We would like to extend a special thank you to the following members of the Professional Development Committee and Conference Planning Team for the time and effort put into planning and coordinating this conference over the past year. Their dedication and enthusiasm towards making this year s conference a success has been overwhelming. Antoine Quenneville, Board of Director, OACCPP Paulette Downey, Communications and Professional Development Coordinator, OACCPP Shelley Pomerantz, OACCPP Member Jane Wilders, Board of Director, OACCPP Carol Cox, Administrative Director, OACCPP Kamil Devonish, Membership Coordinator, OACCPP OACCPP 586 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 410 Toronto, ON, M4P 1P2 T: F: W: E:
17 2015 REGISTRATION PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY THREE WAYS TO REGISTER 1. Register by to 2. FAX your completed registration form to MAIL your completed registration form to OACCPP; c/o Events Coordinator, 586 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 410, Toronto, ON M4P 1P2 PERSONAL INFORMATION PLEASE PRINT Name: Address: City: Postal Code: Job Title/Position: Province: Telephone: Organization/Employer: VEGETARIAN Membership # GLUTEN FREE PAYMENT OTHERS Payment must be made by cheque, credit card or e-transfer and must accompany the registration form. Registration by fax accepted with credit card payment only. Cheque to be made payable to OACCPP. Post-dated cheque is not accepted. Card No: Cheque Visa MasterCard E-Transfer Name on Card: Expiry Date: Signature 3 Digit Security Code: DO NOT credit card information. Please call Paulette Downey at ext. 203 to provide this information. For e-transfer, please send to Please note that you will need to make the password registrationfee. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks. You will receive a registration confirmation by . REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellation of registration must be done in writing by to or by fax to Cancellation must be received by September 3, Your registration will be refunded (less a $25 administration fee). After September 3, 2015, NO REFUNDS will be granted for cancellation. Substitution Policy If you are unable to attend, you are invited to send an alternate in your place at no extra cost. Please notify us of the name of the alternate no later than September 3, 2015 to minimize confusion at registration. Members * CONFERENCE RATES Early Bird (up to July 28) Regular (after July 28) Full Conference $240 $275 Thursday Only $125 Friday Only $225 Saturday Only $170 Non-Members Full Conference $375 $425 Thursday Only $160 Friday Only $375 Saturday Only $245 Student Members** Full Conference $135 $170 Thursday Only $85 Friday Only $115 Saturday Only $100 * OACCPP members please provide your membership number under PERSONAL INFORMATION ** A copy of a valid school ID must be sent with student registration. BECOME A MEMBER AND REDUCE YOUR CONFERENCE FEE WORKSHOP/EVENT SELECTIONS Thursday Evening, September 17 th Collaborating with Adults - ADHD Coaching Reception (Refreshments & Hors D Oeuvres) Friday, September 18 th (Full Day choose one) EFT for Individual Counselling Trauma and the Brain Friday, September 18 - Morning (Choose one if not registered for Full Day Workshop) The Healing Potential of the Emotional Stuck Spots Psychotherapy & Mindfulness Friday, September 18 th Afternoon (Choose one if not registered for Full Day Workshop) ADHD & Substance use Disorders - What's the Deal? Mahrerian Experiential Therapy Friday, September 18 th Evening President s Reception Saturday, September 19 th - Morning Marketing and Growing your Private Practice in the Digital Age Compensation Options for Victims of Violent Crime Saturday, September 19 th - Afternoon OACCPP Annual General Meeting To make hotel reservations, click on: Book your group rate for ON Assoc of Consultants Counselors Psychometrics Psychotherapists for your reduced rate of $ This offer expires, August 17, 2015.
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