Target Audience

Social workers and related healthcare and human services professionals

Content Level

Beginner to intermediate


3.0 Credits

Delivery Method

Live, online




This course will provide an overview of how mindfulness can be used to promote emotion regulation and prevent the perpetration of domestic violence.

This is an interactive course containing mindfulness practice and opportunities for discussion with other participants and the instructor.

Learning Objectives

After attending the session participants will be able to:

  1. explain how mindfulness facilitates emotion regulation
  2. describe the relationship between emotional dysregulation and impulsive behavior
  3. describe the relationship between emotional dysregulation and perpetrating domestic violence
  4. identify different ways to use mindfulness to decrease emotionally dysregulated (violent) behavior

Course Date & Time

March 21, 2023
8:45AM to 12:30PM


8:45AM TO 9:00AM

Log On

9:00AM TO 9:05AM

  • Introductions
  • Course overview

9:05AM TO 10:20AM

  • Mindfulness
  • Dysregulation and regulation
  • Dysregulation and impulsive (violent) behavior

10:20AM TO 10:30AM

  • Break

10:30AM TO 12:15PM

  • Mindfulness and healthy relationships
  • Applying mindfulness to your practice

12:15PM TO 12:30PM

Course wrap-up

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 working 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 Vice-President of the Alberta College of Opticians and sits on the boards of Calgary Black Chambers and Youth Central Calgary.

Tonia Rodgers MSW, RSW

Tonia is the Manager of Counselling and Personal Development at YW Calgary. As a registered social worker with over thirteen years of experience, Tonia began her career in children’s services and later joined the non-profit sector to focus on family violence. Tonia has been in leadership roles for the past seven years, where she’s been able to share her passion for strengths-based leadership, and the prevention and treatment of family violence. Tonia holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Memorial University and received her Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University.

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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 YWCE receiving their completed 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.


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 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.


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Continuing education approval

Continuing education credits:

This course is recognized by:

  • Association of Social Work Boards, Approved Continuing Education Program
    • Alberta College of Social Workers (3 credits)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (3.5 credits)