CBT Intensive Training

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the ‘link’ between our thoughts, behaviours and emotions.  This is done by identifying distorted thinking through automatic thoughts, challenging and modifying maladaptive schemas, beliefs and behaviours, and helps one to recognize how they relate to others and their environments. CBT is an intervention that teaches clients to identify, evaluate and respond to dysfunctional beliefs and thoughts.

Dr. David Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH); Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Author of How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist Canadian Club of Halton

“In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience some form of diagnosable mental illness.”


David Goldbloom is one of Canada’s leading psychiatrists and an articulate spokesperson for the field of mental health. His book How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist quickly became a bestseller in Canada after its release in February 2016.


David will talk about why he wrote it, how he wrote it, and the larger themes and personal stories that the book reflects.


Combined Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Combined motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy in improve medication adherence

Please see the link below for the audio link for this educational



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.


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


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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