Working with Sexual Addiction: How to identify, counsel and refer

On Thursday, May 25 2017

Treatment for sex addiction varies with the type of sex addiction the client has and the degree of illness or stage of the disease he/she is displaying. In this presentation and discussion you will learn to:

  • Conduct an assessment for sex addiction
  • Determine the client’s motivation
  • Explore any medical or other addiction issues
  • Develop a care plan
  • Decide when to refer

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Short Term Counselling with Chronically Ill Clients

On Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 8:45-11am

Presentation: Chronic illness affects clients in many ways, both medically and psychologically. Support structure thus plays an important role on a person’s ability to cope. Sadness, grief and depression are common emotions when they consider the possibility of lost goals, hopes and dreams. Losing independence is a real fear, which becomes inevitable if an illness progresses, and that brings on anger, resentment and even shame. Counselling can help a person to deal with the emotions relating to chronic illness, and to cope with the stress and anxieties of accepting and coping with life changes. It can help to regain personal control over life. Myriame delves into different short-term approaches that counsellors could use when working with a client who has a chronic illness.

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Career Development: How Theory Can Inform Your Practice

On Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:45-11am

Presentation: How does career development theory inform your approach to supporting clients facing decisions and changes at work? Career transitions provide the opportunity to develop self-awareness, make decisions, be resilient to change and practice new skills. Career development theories provide a framework to guide your work so that you can identify strategies, be purposeful in your practice, and ultimately answer the question of why you do what you do. During this interactive session, learn about four current career development theories and how these approaches can guide you in conversations with clients. Continue reading

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Addiction Counselling in EAP: Tools for Short-term Clients

On November 24, 2016

The presentation will describe different treatment options and different paths individuals can take for treatment. This will help you identify appropriate referrals for clients as well as help your clients connect with community resources. The difference between abstinence based treatment programs vs. harm reduction programs will be highlighted. The session will conclude with education on Fentanyl so that you can pass on the information to clients who are using prescription or illicit drugs. Continue reading

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Addiction Counselling in EAP: Tools for Short-term Clients

On November 24, 2016

This presentation will describe different treatment options and different paths individuals can take for treatment. This will help you identify appropriate referrals for clients as well as help your clients connect with community resources. The difference between abstinence based treatment programs vs. harm reduction programs will be highlighted. The session will conclude with education on Fentanyl so that you can pass on the information to clients who are using prescription or illicit drugs.
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Networking Event

Come and connect with other counsellors and learn about becoming an Employee Assistance Professional. Experts Claire Sutton and Sara Lewis will be on hand to answer your questions.
The BC EAPA Networking Event!
  • When: October 27 from 3:30-5:30pm
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre | 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

To rsvp email Roma Palmer at president@bceapa.com

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The Meaning and Emotions of Money

On September 24, 2016

Whether you are a professional or a student, this presentation is relevant both for you and your clients!
In recent years an increasing number of people are seeking help regarding issues related to money and debt as they struggle with symptoms such as increased anxiety, stress, depression, and sleep deprivation to name a few. Money management problems are often entirely emotional, regardless of people’s academic or financial status.

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ADHD in the workplace

On March 24, 2016
Participants were provided with information regarding:
– The history and diagnostic considerations regarding adult ADHD
– Common presenting issues related to work, relationships, and daily living
– Common comorbid conditions
– An overview of therapeutic considerations, approaches, and cautions
This information was based upon research, professional experience and personal insight.

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Counselling in Our Culture of Psychopathology

On January 28, 2016

If our experiences are shaped by what we read, hear and see, what does this mean for those living in a world increasingly saturated in the language of psychological disorder?

As our media, schools and workplaces become increasingly ‘psychologized’, people are beginning to understand all their experiences, successes and suffering strictly in psychological ways.  Political, historical and economic influences on experience are not considered.
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Suicide Awareness and Assessment Workshop

On November 26, 2015

No matter how long we have been counsellors, working with clients who are considering suicide can be both challenging and stressful. Statistics Canada reports that in 2009, there were close to 4000 deaths due to suicide in Canada. Continue reading

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