Western Canada Mental Health Summit | Day Two

Presented by Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP, Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D. and Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

Live Streaming May 25, 2023

$249.00

6 Hours  |   Pre-approved for CEU’s

Description

This virtual conference will be a live stream of a live in-person conference being held in Calgary, AB. If you would like to attend live in-person please register here: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/the-canadian-trauma-and-mental-health-summit/

This online course will be streaming live on May 25, 2023 from 8:30am – 4:00pm MDT, 7:30am – 4:00pm PT, 9:30am – 6:00pm CT, 10:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.
This course is streaming live out of Calgary, AB beginning at 8:30am MDT (Calgary, AB). Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Breaks
10:00am – 10:15am MDT
12:00pm – 1:00pm MDT
2:30pm – 2:45pm MDT

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until June 26, 2023. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 1 – 3 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on May 23, 2023. 


Pricing

Attend More and Save! 1 Day enrollment $249.00, 2 day enrollment $449.00, 3 day enrollement $649.00 + plus tax

Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. For group rates please contact webinars@jackhirose.com


Day Two (May 25, 2023) Workshop Choices:

Day Two Morning 8:30am – 12:00pm: 

1. Trauma-Focused DBT: Trauma, Attachment and Brain Development | PRESENTED BY Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Working with emotionally dysregulated and traumatized clients/students in your practice can be overwhelming and exhausting. You probably feel the pull of being the “savior” for their constant state of dysregulation.  Learn how to develop the skills needed to be more effective in treatment, avoid burnout and achieve positive outcomes through developing an integrative lens to treat trauma and attachment more effectively across the lifespan through integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques and interventions. Dr. Webb will give you the training you need through case stories, neuroscience research, and experiential activities. Learn to work together with clients/students and all relevant support systems to increase compassion through seeing the function of their behaviors through the lens of trauma, reestablish structure, and create a validating environment. Leave with the knowledge and skills to confidently teach clients/students and all critical care providers how to implement a safe structure that enables clients/students to learn and master these skills throughout all the pertinent areas of their lives.

Attend this workshop and you will discover how critical complex interventions are for the complexity of treating trauma and attachment disorders.

Join Dr. Eboni Webb, former advisor to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association, and Advanced Certified Practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and take home evidence-based strategies from both modalities to use with clients who come from hard places.

2. The Personality Disorder Toolbox: Practical Strategies for Meeting the Challenges of Your Most Difficult Cases | PRESENTED BY Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

Individuals with personality disorders have long been considered the most challenging clients presenting in the clinical setting.  Many patients lack motivation, most begin with poor insight, and some have such deeply engrained dysfunctional beliefs, unhealthy coping skills, and destructive behavioural patterns that continue to frustrate providers, family members, and consumers alike. Many professionals even continue to view them as untreatable.

However, there is hope. Emerging research suggests this is simply not the case.  DBT, CBT, and Schema Therapy have paved the way in pioneering new attitudes and outcomes related to treating these conditions

Join leading exert in the field of personality dysfunction Dr. Jeff Riggenbach for this enjoyable training chock full of the latest research, techniques, and practical strategies. This powerful workshop will give you a new ability to help struggling individuals deal with issues related to self-injurious behaviours, multiple suicide attempts, frequently hurt feelings, intense and unpredictable mood swings, substance use, angry outbursts, toxic relationships and other problems that impair their ability to function in society. Leave this day long training with an integrated DBT/CBT /Schema Informed approach to treating these cases and giving clients with even the most complex needs a life worth living.

3. Supporting the Anxious Mind at School and at Home: Sources of Anxiety, Stress Management, and Anxiety-Regulation Skills | PRESENTED BY Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

Divorce, family breakdown, violence in society and the media, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of kids suffering from anxiety!

Join anxiety expert, dr. Christine dargon, who will demonstrate how you can “connect” with anxious children and inspire them to practice new self- regulation skills. You will learn how to help parents (“bulldozers,”“helicopters” and “snowplows”) and schools gain confidence, gratification and success in helping their most anxious kids.

Day Two Afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm:

1. Trauma-Focused DBT: Common Survival Resources and Critical Interventions | PRESENTED BY Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Working with emotionally dysregulated and traumatized clients in your practice can be overwhelming and exhausting. You probably feel the pull of being the “savior” for their constant state of dysregulation.  Learn how to develop the skills needed to be more effective in treatment, avoid burnout and achieve positive outcomes through developing an integrative lens to treat trauma and attachment more effectively across the lifespan through integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques and interventions. Dr. Webb will give you the training you need through case stories, neuroscience research, and experiential activities. Learn to work together with clients and all relevant support systems to increase compassion through seeing the function of their behaviors through the lens of trauma, reestablish structure, and create a validating environment. Leave with the knowledge and skills to confidently teach clients and all critical care providers how to implement a safe structure that enables clients to learn and master these skills throughout all the pertinent areas of their lives.

Attend this workshop and you will discover how critical complex interventions are for the complexity of treating trauma and attachment disorders.

Join Dr. Eboni Webb, former advisor to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association, and Advanced Certified Practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and take home evidence-based strategies from both modalities to use with clients who come from hard places.

2. Mastering the Core Skills and Competencies of CBT | PRESENTED BY Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most empirically supported therapeutic approach for multiple psychiatric disorders, and is widely considered the “gold standard” treatment for a variety of issues.  Most mental health professionals claim to do “some CBT,” but many clinicians in the trenches resort to a more “eclectic” approach and treatment often loses direction. Leave this 3-hour afternoon session with international CBT expert Dr. Jeff Riggenbach with core competencies, transformed clinical skills, and an improved understanding of conceptualization based treatment that will ensure you never get stuck in therapy again.

You will be able to utilize concrete strategies for helping your clients who suffer from:

  • Bipolar and depressive related disorders
  • Anger
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Through case studies, interactive discussions, role-plays, and reproducible handouts, you will take away practical CBT strategies to use immediately with any client. Leave this conference armed with tools you can use in your very next session!

3. Supporting the Anxious Mind at School and at Home: School Recommendation, Medication, Interventions for Separation Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety & Panic Disorder | PRESENTED BY Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

Divorce, family breakdown, violence in society and the media, has produced a “shell shocked” generation of kids suffering from anxiety!

Join anxiety expert, dr. Christine dargon, who will demonstrate how you can “connect” with anxious children and inspire them to practice new self- regulation skills. You will learn how to help parents (“bulldozers,”“helicopters” and “snowplows”) and schools gain confidence, gratification and success in helping their most anxious kids.

Day Two Morning 8:30am – 12:00pm: 

1. Trauma-Focused DBT: Trauma, Attachment and Brain Development | PRESENTED BY Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Defining trauma and attachment

  • Biosocial Model
  • Effects of inadequate validation in early emotional development
  • Symptoms of a pervasive emotional dysregulation disorder
  • Developmental vs. attachment trauma
  • Single-incident trauma
  • Common sources of trauma
  • Parenting Styles
  • Attachment Styles

Trauma and Brain Development

  • Biphasic arousal model
  • Core organizers of experience

2. The Personality Disorder Toolbox: Practical Strategies for Meeting the Challenges of Your Most Difficult Cases | PRESENTED BY Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

  • Understand evidence based approaches to treating personality disorders, and learn why traditional patient care doesn’t work
  • Learn communication skills for effectively engaging clients with complex needs
  • Acquire skills for modifying deeply engrained beliefs driving behaviours outside of client awareness
  • Disrupt lifelong self-defeating patterns
  • Identify 8 motives for self-injurious behaviours and interventions that work for each
  • Learn symptom-targetted strategies that help with clients in the moment
  • Develop schema modification techniques proven to benefit even your most “difficult” PD clients
  • Build resilience in clients by teaching strategies that help them not only get well, but stay well

3. Supporting the Anxious Mind at School and at Home: Sources of Anxiety, Stress Management, and Anxiety-Regulation Skills | PRESENTED BY Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

  • What research tells us about therapy effectiveness applied to children
  • How anxiety develops in children: the “three ingredients framework”
  • Biological sensitivity
  • Anxiety personality style
  • Stress overload
  • Treatment goals, strategies and recommendations
  • The baseball analogy for behavior change and symptom reduction
  • Behavioral health recommendations

Day Two Afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm:

1. Trauma-Focused DBT: Common Survival Resources and Critical Interventions | PRESENTED BY Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP

Common survival resources

  • Survival resources
  • Somatic resources

Critical Interventions

  • Proximity maintenance: Restructuring boundaries
  • Creating a secure therapeutic base
  • Creating a safe therapeutic haven
  • Validation: Connection before Redirection

2. Mastering the Core Skills and Competencies of CBT | PRESENTED BY Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D.

  • Develop core competencies in CBT, including the therapeutic alliance, collaborative agenda setting, fostering behavioural and cognitive change, and giving client feedback.
  • Understand the role of cognitive distortions in information processing and the unique processing present in specific symptom sets.
  • Learn evidence based strategies for treating clinical conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, anger management, and personality disorders
  • Utilize techniques from traditional CBT, meta-cognitive, and schema based approaches
  • Demonstrate how case conceptualization drives effective treatment planning & improves therapy outcomes.
  • Discuss case studies to increase understanding of specific cognitive models of depression, anxiety and anger and effective treatment strategies for each.

3. Supporting the Anxious Mind at School and at Home: School Recommendation, Medication, Interventions for Separation Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety & Panic Disorder | PRESENTED BY Christine Dargon, Ph.D.

  • Recommendations for schools
  • Pros and cons of medication
  • Nature’s remedies
  • Herbal treatments
  • Homeopathy
  • DSM-5® anxiety disorders: current updates
  • Separation anxiety
  • Normal separation process
  • Therapeutic exposure
  • “Helicopter,”“bulldozer” and “snowplow” parenting
  • Strategies to help parents let go

Mental Health Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all other mental health professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Education Professionals: All education professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers and all other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs.

Eboni Webb, Psy.D., HSP is a licensed psychologist and serves as an advisor to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA).

She has practiced in numerous community settings including clinics that treat underserved communities of color, clients with developmental disabilities, and clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. She worked at the largest mental health clinic at the time in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that specialized in treating clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has practiced DBT in community mental health centers and developed two special DBT-oriented treatment programs for clients with developmental disabilities and borderline-intellectual functioning.

Dr. Webb currently resides in Nashville, TN where she has been serving clients in her private practice, Kairos. She continues to specialize in individual and group DBT as well as cognitive-behavior strategies that address a myriad of clinical issues. She also offers special group therapies for adults and a dual-track of teen skills training that includes their parents.

She is currently working to adapt DBT for clients with severe and persistent mental illness (e.g. psychotic-based disorders).


Jeff Riggenbach, Ph.D. is a best-selling and award winning author who has earned a reputation as an international expert in CBT and personality disorders. Over the past 20 years he has developed and overseen CBT-based treatment programs for Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive behaviour disorders and Personality Disorders at two different psychiatric hospitals and clinics serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a certified cognitive therapist. He has trained over 20,000 professionals worldwide including audiences in all 50 United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Riggenbach is the author of six publications including his most recent release The CBT Toolbox (2nd ed): A Workbook for Clients, Clinicians and Coaches.

Jeff is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings and day-to-day clinical practice, and his work has earned him the reputation for being. “The practical tools guy.” His seminars on CBT, DBT, and Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy routinely receive the highest evaluations from conference participants in terms of clinical utility as well as entertainment value.


Christine Dargon, Ph.D., having worked in clinical practice for over 20 years, now focusses her time on speaking and education. Dr. Dargon did graduate research and her dissertation on rape-related PTSD and began working with rape survivors over 25 years ago. Currently, Dr. Dargon is an international speaker traveling throughout North America presenting seminars of numerous topics. Dr. Dargon has also been teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 20 years and is currently on faculty at Grand Canyon University serving students in the Masters’ of Counseling Psychology Program and Ashford University teaching undergraduate courses. Dr. Dargon received her Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. She recently opened a alternative health and wellness center in North Arizona.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

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