2016 MHNIG AGM

This year's AGM is fast approaching. We have scheduled the AGM for November 4, 2016 from 0830 to 1400 at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (1001 Queen Street West, Old Gym Toronto, ON).

Motivational Interviewing Workshop in Toronto

Motivational Interviewing Workshop

December 1-2, 2016

Radisson Admiral Hotel, Toronto

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centred counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This approach can be used in various practice settings and with a wide range of clients. Clients may include those with chronic health issues that require behaviour or lifestyle changes, or those experiencing substance use disorders.

 

What's new in best practies?

Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care

Nurses and health-care providers who work with older adults are encouraged to attend this session of Nurses in the Know with RNAO to become familiar with practice recommendations in the new best practice guideline: Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care. You will hear some highlights from the newly developed recommendations, get an overview of the guideline’s tools and resources and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Review Workshop

This two-day workshop is a comprehensive review course designed to help prepare registered nurses who are writing the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Certification Examination in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Specialty in October 2016.

Nurses who are not taking the exam in but are interested in attending this comprehensive review of psychiatric/mental health nursing are also welcome.

Pre-registration is needed.

Stopping the Stigma! The Power of One

Guest Speaker: Mary Lou Holm, RN, CPMHN(C)

Mary Lou is a wife, mother, and grandmother who graduated from Nursing just over 40 years ago.

In 1985, Mary Lou started her journey into Mental Health by developing a severe depression. During her recovery, Mary Lou was a member on Planning Boards in York Region, Board Member for York Support Services and for Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences. She began working for CMHA (ACT Team) and for the last four years been part of Cota's ACT Team.

Psychotherapy

In the most recent Standard, the CNO has answered some important questions related to RN's and RPN's using psychotherapy within their practice.

http://www.cno.org/en/learn-about-standards-guidelines/magazines-newslet...

Do you practice what you preach? Hamilton Event

Do You Practice What You Preach? 
Dealing with your own compassion Fatigue / Mindfulness

Come join the RNAO’s Mental Health Nursing Interest Group (MHNIG) Hamilton Satellite for an invigorating evening of self-care.

This event is open to MHNIG members and non-members because self-care is important for all nurses.

RSVP to Pearl Lall, MHNIG Hamilton rep at pearl_lall@hotmail.com

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Motivational Interviewing - Radisson Admiral Hotel (Toronto)

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This approach can be utilized in various practice settings and with a wide range of clients. It seeks to understand the individual's frame of reference, particularly via reflective listening, expressing acceptance, and monitoring the client's degree of readiness to change, while affirming the individual's freedom of choice and self-direction.

Communicating with Youth about Cannabis – Key Messages from CCSA’s Substance Abuse in Canada: The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence Report

Thursday October 1, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Speakers:
Sheena Gereghty, Ph.D., Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Free 7-Week Mental Health Family Education Course

Do you have a family member or a friend with a mental illness and want to learn more about mental health? This course may be for you

Knowledgeable family members, professionals and individuals with lived mental health experience will speak on topics which include: Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression, coping with mental illness, communicating with your loved one, estate planning, mental health and the law, community services and more.

Please see attached poster for additional information

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