“In Through the Out Door – Helping People Who Don’t Want Your Help”
This full day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of specialized populations as well as practical tools to engage and successfully support these clients across a broad range of settings. Supporting change goals with mandated clients including forensics, addictions, and borderline personality disorder will be discussed in an interactive forum. Using case examples this workshop will explore ways of working with pre-contemplative clients creatively and effectively. By combining stages of change, motivational interviewing and brief solution focused concepts, participants will come away from this workshop with new tools to engage challenging clients, whether leading to lasting change or ‘planting a seed’. Attend this workshop and become “complex competent” in your work.
What Attendees are Saying
- “This was one of the best trainings I have attended in many years – great tools, helpful explanations and excellent use of MI, BSF.”
- “The case scenarios were excellent and the ‘getting in the back door’ analogy was interesting.”
- “Well presented content; a knowledgeable and respectful presenter.”
Heather Kerr holds a BA in Psychology/Law & Criminology and a Masters of Social Work Degree. She has over 25 years’ experience, specializing in addictions, concurrent disorders and PTSD. She has worked extensively in provincial and federal corrections. Heather teaches at Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Heather has been the Executive Director of Stonehenge Therapeutic Community for over 13 years. Heather designed and implemented programming for trauma survivors at Grand Valley Institution for Women. She has provided training for Correctional Services Canada as well as various halfway houses across Ontario. Heather often tailors training specifically to meet the needs of CRFs with high risk offenders. Heather also completes organizational program audits; most recently for E. Fry Greater Vancouver (Women’s Residential Program) and E. Fry of Peel Halton (Open Custody Youth Facility).
To inquire about fees or book this training, please contact Catherine Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 837-1470 x246.