CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

More Information Telehealth/Video Conferencing is a way to access a session using specialized equipment. Telehealth/Video Conference sessions can not be viewed from a personal computer.
More Information Audioline is a way of accessing the session via your telephone. A session handout is typically provided which allows you to follow along.
07 Sep 2017

Identifying Learning Strengths through Psychoeducational Assessment

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Many students struggle with school for a wide range of reasons – it’s too hard, it’s not challenging enough, it’s too boring, it moves too fast…In any event, these issues can present at almost any age or grade and can cause parents and teachers a great deal of concern. A good psychoeducational assessment can, and should, help caregivers (including parents and teachers) better understand the specific pattern of strengths and challenges experienced by children and young adults.  As adults, we tend to have an intuitive sense of our strengths, and we capitalize on these.  We also tend to avoid engaging in areas in which we may not be as strong. In the school environment, students may not have this ability to choose, resulting in frustration, anxiety, and disengagement.  This presentation will highlight the value of a good psychoeducational assessment in relation to enhancing the performance of students, with an emphasis on capitalizing on strengths.  A particular focus on gifted students will be emphasized, as this model can work for a wide range of students.

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19 Sep 2017

Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Before High School graduation, one third of adolescent girls will experience depression, anxiety disorders, self harm or an eating disorder.
At Juno House www.junohouse.ca we believe in the extraordinary healing power of parents and caregivers. We believe that you can learn all of the skills that you need to become your teen’s emotional coach. We believe that talking does not grow neurons; experience grows neurons. We will share steps and strategies from the Juno House Therapeutic Model that will give you effective emotional coaching tools for your children as they develop through adolescence and into young adulthood. You will learn about :
• Neuroscience and the developing brain,
• Brain integration of the left and right brain,
• How anxiety develops,
• The background of emotions and how to understand them in your child,
• The five emotional coaching steps,
• Strategies to help guide your adolescent through the challenges they will face in their academic, peer, and emotional environments.

Poster

20 Sep 2017

Music Therapy and Early Childhood Development

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

The purpose of this session will be to educate participants on the benefits of using music in early childhood. The presenters will also give an overview of how the development of infants and toddlers is promoted through music therapy interventions.

Poster

21 Sep 2017

Identifying Youth at Risk of Psychosis

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Participants can expect to learn what clinical high risk of psychosis is, as well as what we know about conversion to psychosis. They will learn about symptoms that help identify young people at risk for psychosis. Finally, they will learn about our research group, how our projects might be helpful to them and their clients and how to refer to our program.

28 Sep 2017

Creating a Culture of Respect for LGBTQ People

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alberta Children's Hospital - Theatre

Building on the anti-homophobia work that Calgary Sexual Health Centre has been doing since the 1990s, this workshop defines and examines the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation. We discuss the root causes of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism, while looking at both media messaging and our culturally constructed views of gender and the impact this can have on clients and coworkers. Participants will leave with practical strategies for creating a safer, more inclusive and respectful work environment. They will also learn about additional community resources and referrals.

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