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Using Mentalizing to process therapeutic impasses.

Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 (Ada or Anna) or e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

Speaker: Dr. Paula Ravitz
President Elect of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychiatry

Dr. Paula Ravitz is President Elect of the International Society of Interpersonal Psychiatry and the Director of the Division of Psychotherapies, Humanities and Education Scholarship (PHES) at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and holds the Morgan Firestone Psychotherapy Chair at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Her research, publications, clinical work and teaching have focused on Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), mentalizing, attachment theory, therapist factors to improve psychotherapy effectiveness, and knowledge translation to disseminate evidence-supported psychotherapies in community-based mental health care. She co-edited, with Dr. Robert Maunder, a 6-textbook/DVD series with captioned role modeling and self-directed lesson plans entitled, Psychotherapy Essentials to Go (WW Norton 2013, 2015) for IPT for depression, CBT for depression and anxiety, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for emotion dysregulation, and Motivational Interviewing for substance abuse.

Learning Objectives:

1. Appreciate a rationale for using mentalizing in psychotherapy
2. Recognize 3 types of non-mentalizing states of mind
3. Describe and apply 4 mentalizing techniques

 

 

 

 

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Angry Patients and Angry Clinicians

Tuesday January 16,2018 

Location:  OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 (Ada or Anna) or e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com

 

Angry Patients and Angry Clinicians: Finding Resilience in a Conflictual Landscape

Faciltators: Harry Zeit MD MDPAC(C), and Irina Dumitrache YT

(Please Note this Presentation is on a Tuesday. Our Future Caring for Self while Caring for Others Presentations will Return to Wednesdays)

Anger is one of our most powerful survival responses, hardwired into us over eons of evolution.  As a response to injustice, inequity, betrayal and oppression, the widespread manifestation of anger in our current time is inevitable.

Although the emergence of anger is unavoidable, and – in fact – to some extent desirable, there is potentially great danger in this adaptive response to acute and chronic threat.  Under-contained, anger leads us to violence, destruction, regret and loss.  Over-contained and unexpressed, anger wreaks havoc on our physiology.  Finally, desperate attempts to manage anger may lead us to crippling addictions or chronic depression.

At best anger is activating and informing.  In general, our anger is aligned around our deepest values and what we know to be right.

Let’s take an opportunity to sit together and talk about anger: ours and that of our colleagues and patients.  Traditional anger management programs carry risks and limitations.  Moving forward, we will utilize mindfulness and tracking skills to identify and release anger in ways that support rather than stress our physiology.

Learning Objectives:

Learn mind/body skills to rapidly identify and defuse anger.

Discuss emotional and environmental cues that trigger anger.

Learn and practice tools to release stuck anger.

Gain skills for working with rageful parts holding trauma-based anger.

For more Information on this presentation, please contact Harry Zeit at drharryzeit@gmail.com

For more information on the series: https://omamentalhealth.wordpress.com/2017/08/06/caring-for-self-while-caring-for-others-season-six/

Our Facebook Page is Now Up and Running: https://www.facebook.com/WhileCaringForOthers/

For more information on your Caring for Self facilitators: https://omamentalhealth.wordpress.com/page/3/

 

 

Upcoming Presentations:

February 21st: Room to Hurt, Room to Rejoice: Facing and Embracing the Ways that Clinical Practice Affects Us

March 21st: Revitalizing Ourselves: Re-awakening our Aliveness

Please let us know if you want other topics covered. We are always open to your ideas and welcome the opportunity to create presentations that address your needs, goals and dreams.

 

 

 

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Wednesday Evening Educational Series December 6th 2017, 7:30-9:30 PM

 

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Speaker: Dr. Darryl Wolski, B.Sc., M.D., FCFP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the theoretical foundations of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
  2. Describe the four foci of treatment in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT).
  3. Describe the beginning, middle and ending treatment phases of IPT.

Dr. Darryl Wolski, B.Sc., M.D., FCFP is a staff physician in the Department of Mental Health and Addictions, Niagara Health System. His practice is limited to primary care mental health. Dr. Wolski currently runs outpatient groups in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness at the hospital as well as seeing individual patients for psychotherapy. Dr. Wolski has been a peer assessor in Family Medicine and Primary Care Menntal Health at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario since 2010.

Date:  Wednesday, December 6th 2017

Location:  OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 (Ada or Anna) or e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

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