CAOT- Sensory processing, trauma and attachment informed care- Metro Vancouver, BC
20-Oct-2017 8:00 AM - 21-Oct-2017 4:00 PM
Vancouver
Vancouver, Ontario B5Y 1V4
Canada

Sensory processing, trauma and attachment informed care

Metro Vancouver, British Columbia

Friday, October 20 to Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

This two-day workshop will explore how sensory processing patterns are influenced by trauma, attachment, and mental health challenges and the impact on occupational participation. Through the use of lecture, case examples and interactive lab sessions, participants will explore how to identify and integrate the use of sensory processing and trauma-related assessment and treatment planning resources to support clinical reasoning and practice. Case examples will be used to demonstrated how to modify the information reviewed across child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Research will be presented highlighting the relevance of this area of focus to occupational therapy. Participants will leave with a variety of practical ideas and resources to use in clinical practice.

WORKSHOP LOCATION:

To be confirmed.

Workshop topics:

Day 1: Sensory processing

  • Research overview
  • Assessment exploration
  • Intervention exploration
  • Lab sessions
  • Case reviews

Day 2:  Trauma and attachment

  • Research overview
  • Assessment exploration
  • Intervention exploration
  • Lab sessions
  • Case reviews

Goals and learning objectives:

After taking part in this workshop, participants will: 

  1. Recognize the neurodevelopmental influence of trauma across the lifespan.
  2. Recognize how the skilled use of body-based, sensory-enriched and occupation-based approaches, in a trauma-informed manner, supports autonomic regulation, development, relational capacities, occupational participation and the recovery process.
  3. Identify assessment approaches targeting specific sensory processing patterns, trauma, attachment, and occupation-based needs and goals.
  4. Identify how to collaboratively create treatment plans targeting sensory processing, trauma, attachment and occupation-based goals.
  5. Understand how the neuroscience of polyvagal theory supports sensory, trauma and attachment models and seclusion and restraint reduction practices.
  6. Identify ways to implement the skills obtaining throughout this workshop into everyday practice.

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for occupational therapist clinicians, occupational therapy professors, occupational therapist assistants, physiotherapists and speech-language pathologists who work with school-aged children, adolescents, adults or seniors who have experienced trauma, attachment or mental health challenges (e.g., sensory processing disorder, ADHD, dementia, depression, schizophrenia). Applicable work settings include mental health units, community, private practice, nursing homes, residential settings and schools.

Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc. 

Areas of practice

Mental health, cognitive

Client age groups

School age children (5-12 years), adolescents (13-19 years), adults (20-64 years), seniors (65 years +)

Workshop level:

Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific practice area)

Presenter:

Tina Champagne, PhD

Dr. Tina Champagne is the executive director of Cutchins Programs for Children and Families, a professor for the American International College’s OTD program, and an international consultant. She has numerous publications and participates in research on sensory processing, trauma and attachment informed care as it relates to occupational therapy practice. She is the vice president of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy and an editor for the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health and American Nursing Association journals. She is passionate about creating and implementing nurturing and holistic therapeutic programs with application across the lifespan. She is well known as a leader in the trauma informed care movement, for developing the ‘Sensory Modulation Program’ and for her consultation work with a variety of state, national and international mental health and occupational therapy organizations.

Registration fees:

Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by August 9, 2017

CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*

$400

$350

$600

Plus applicable taxes

Regular rates: Registration and payment completed between August 10, 2017 and September 20, 2017

CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*

$450

$400

$675

Plus applicable taxes

*Pending sufficient spaces remaining in the workshop

Please note that for the 2017-2018 workshops, CAOT has reduced the registration fee for all registrants instead of offering a group rate. When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee. We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.

Registration deadline: September 20, 2017 

*Maximum 100 registrants

**In many cases it would be more cost effective to become a CAOT Member or Associate rather than pay the non-member rate. See “Can a non-member register for a Workshop?” in our Workshop FAQ to know which membership category you are eligible for. 

Included with your registration fee:

Two-day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, coffee/tea/water during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in this topic, one-hour Q&A webinar with the presenter approximately 2 months following the webinar, electronic certificate of attendance

To reduce the registration fee by $40/day, lunch and snacks on your own.

Workshop location:

To be confirmed.

Food:

To offer this workshop at a competitive price and to allow each one to choose food items that best suits their needs and preference, lunch is not included in the registration fee. Participants will either bring their lunch or they can go to one of the nearby restaurants.

Cancellation/refund policy:

All refund requests must be sent in writing to the CAOT National Office. Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify the offering.

CAOT reserves the right to modify the offering, interrupt Workshops, change the timing of a Workshop, cancel a Workshop or change the location of a Workshop because of insufficient registration, severe weather, power failure, building closures or other special circumstances that are beyond the control of CAOT. If the Workshop is cancelled by CAOT, registrants will receive a full refund of the registration fee. CAOT will not be responsible for other costs or expenses incurred by registrants as a result of any such changes.

Additional questions?

If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.

We invite you to consult the Workshop FAQ for an immediate response to the most frequent questions we receive regarding Workshops. Please do not hesitate to contact us at education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222 should you have additional questions or concerns.

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