This program is for

Social workers and related healthcare and human services professionals

Content Level

Beginner to intermediate

CE Credit offered

10.0 Credits

Location/Delivery

In-person

1715 17 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB

PROGRAM DETAILS

It’s not an easy topic, but learning about it could help save a life.

No matter your profession or background, learning about DV and how you can be part of the solution is extremely valuable to your community. Don’t miss this opportunity to level up your skills.

As a proud Continuing Education provider YW is offering Domestic Violence & Mental Health, a course to teach about the impacts of domestic violence (DV). This is an interactive course containing small group work and opportunities for discussion with other participants and the instructor.

In 14.0 hours, this course will explore mental health disorders for those who perpetrate domestic violence as well as those who identify as victims or survivors. The course is worth 10.0 credits and costs $250.

Learning Objectives

After attending the session participants will be able to:

1) explain the relationship between mental health concerns and domestic violence

2) list mental health concerns associated with domestic violence

3) select an evidence-based practice for a mental health concern related to domestic violence

Course Date & Time

November 14 & 15, 2022

8:45am – 4:00pm MST

Agenda – Day One

8:45AM TO 9:00AM

Arrival

9:00AM TO 9:15AM

Introductions, course overview, agenda

9:15AM TO 10:45AM

Definitions
Mental health and family violence: understanding the relationship

10:45AM TO 11:00AM

Break

11:00AM TO NOON

Trauma and stress

NOON TO 12:45PM

Break

12:45PM TO 2:00PM

Trauma and stress

2:00PM TO 2:15PM

Break

2:15PM TO 3:30PM

Substance use

3:30PM TO 4:00PM

Day one wrap-up

Agenda – Day Two

8:45AM TO 9:00AM

Arrival

9:00AM TO 9:15AM

Day one review, day two agenda

9:15AM TO 10:45AM

Personality disorders

10:45AM TO 11:00AM

Break

11:00AM TO NOON

Anxiety

NOON TO 12:45PM

Break

12:45PM TO 2:00PM

Mood

2:00PM TO 2:15PM

Break

2:15PM TO 3:15PM

Skill practice

3:15PM TO 3:30PM

Day two wrap-up

3:30PM TO 4:00PM

Course conclusion

Presenter Information

Lana Bentley MSW, RCSW

Director, Program Strategy

A registered social worker and member of the clinical registry, Lana is YW Calgary’s Director of Program Strategy. Prior to joining YW, Lana worked with Alberta Health Services where she spent most of her time in eating disorders and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy before going on to manage the psychiatric inpatient unit and psychiatric emergency room at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Lana has been a part-time faculty member at Mount Royal University for over ten years, and more recently began teaching at the University of Calgary. Lana is the President of the SHARP Foundation board of directors and volunteers as a Public Member of the Alberta College and Association of Opticians.

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Course Completion & Evaluation

In order to receive ACE credits, participants must attend the full course, partial credits are not provided.  Certificates of completion are emailed to participants within five business days of submitting their complete course evaluation.

Course evaluations will be emailed to participants who complete the course.  The evaluations can be completed online.  You will have up to three business days to complete the surveys.

Refunds

Course registrations cancelled five or more business days prior to the course are refundable less a 25% administration fee. Unfortunately, cancellations with less than five business days’ notice are not refundable.

You are welcome to transfer your registration to another person with at least two business days’ notice. Should you wish to transfer your registration please email ContEd@ywcalgary.ca. Be sure to provide the workshop name and date, your name, and the name and contact information of the person who will be attending in your place.

Course cancellation

Please note that if the advertised course instructor is unavailable, we reserve the right to assign another member of our team to deliver the course.

In the event that we need to cancel the course due to unforeseen and/or extenuating circumstances, we will honor registration and reschedule the course for another date. In the event that you are unable to attend on the new date, a full refund will be offered.

Accommodation

Please direct any accommodation requests to ContEd@ywcalgary.ca.

Location

YW Hub | 1715 17 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB

Continuing education approval

This course is recognized by:

  • Association of Social Work Boards, Approved Continuing Education Program
    • Alberta College of Social Workers (10 credits)
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (10 credits)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (14 credits)