Dealing with a crisis can be challenging, but it can be even more difficult when you are in a crisis yourself. We must remember that it is okay to take a step back and focus on your own needs during a crisis. Prioritizing your own mental health and wellness can help you to manage the crisis more effectively and be a source of support for others.
This workshop will focus on practical skills and strategies that can help build your capacity to function to your best ability, regardless of what is going on around you. The more proactive we can be at addressing the challenges around us the greater the possibility of harnessing our inner strength that helps ensure resiliency.
Colleen is a licensed psychotherapist with over 40 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, crisis intervention, specialized trauma programs, education, and private practice. She is also a professor at Centennial College, and Simon Fraser University. Additionally, Colleen also provides clinical consultation, training, and crisis support to other professionals in the fields of healthcare, and public safety, and to organizations in need of crisis intervention. Colleen is the Education and Curriculum Development Coordinator at the Tema Foundation. Her passion, commitment, and dedication to helping others are what keep her striving forward to make life easier for those who need support.