2018 CHALLENGING PARADIGMS
April 17 & 18, 2018
Presenters and Presentations
Stéphane Grenier is a nationally known mental health innovator, advocate, speaker and entrepreneur. He retired from the Canadian military as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving 29 years. He participated in several overseas missions, most notably nine months in Rwanda in 1994/95, and six months in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2007. Faced with his own undiagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) upon return from Rwanda, he took a ... more ...
Dr. Jonathan Douglas,
PhD CPsych, Psychologist
Perceived Injustice: How “The System” Makes the Injury Worse
Dr Douglas his doctorate from the University of Windsor in 1995. Since 2004, he has been in full time private practice in Barrie, where he focuses on trauma-related disorders, particularly in Veterans and First Responders, but also in those traumatized by crime, in other fields of work, or in childhood. He is fascinated by the potential for technology to enhance psychotherapeutic outcomes. He has a passion for increasing equitable access to psychological services, and this has led him to serve on the Board of the Ontario Psychological Association for many years, including as President (2015-2016). Dr. Douglas currently serves on the Board of Directors of Badge of Life Canada.
Moderated Group Discussion
In building a PTSD Retreat or Treatment Centre - What do we need?
After a short intro by a couple starting a PTSD/OSI retreat in Nova Scotia we will ask the room for ideas. We hope for participation from other retreat/treatment centre operators, those who have been or may want to access such a facility, family and professionals
May be offered twice.
Potential Forum Topics
Suggestions Welcome !
"We must talk about religion and 'God' etc in trauma therapy."
" The common perception of what 'Trauma' is , is not only incomplete,
it needs a total re-boot, a thorough deconstruction and re-build from scratch. "
"If we taught the western world how to grieve there would
be less addiction, less trauma, less homelessness"
"Black and White Thinking - The most serious problem other than lack of knowledge
about trauma is the very human tendency to look for simple solutions,
to accept one particular framework or modality'"
"Nothing is New" We are connecting or disconnecting from the timeless human truths.
Nothing us new. Human suffering is as old as the species ... "
"The cycle of Bunk & De-Bunk"
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