Workshops

Linda Crockett offers services to support workplace management and normalize workplace psychological wellness. Services range from ‘First Response Intakes’ when callers seek information, referrals, crisis interventions, through to proposals for training, and other prevention/intervention, repair and recovery options.

Services Include

Consultations Options: via phone, teleconference, Skype, or in-person
Needs Assessments – Information and Guidance
Recommendations: proposals, referrals, resources
Training: customized for leadership, staff, and each industry.
New Hire: orientation package
Workplace Related Options for: coaching, short term counselling, clinical therapy, rehabilitation, and or facilitated discussions. See Repair/Recovery Page
Disability Management and Consultations: employees who have suffered a psychological injury i.e.: harassment or bullying, assistance throughout their return to work process
Keynote Speakers

Workshops

ABRC Workshops are Customized
for each work setting: including multi-disciplinary teams.

 

ABRC Workplace Bullying and Harassment (WPBH) Training:

For Example:
• Oil and Gas, or Construction Industries.
• All Professional Settings
• Social Workers: risks and opportunities
• Nurses: risks and opportunities
• Teachers: risks and opportunities
• Indigenous Workplace and or Community
• Domestic Violence Survivors. (for those reentering or entering the workplace for the first time.
• Youth Entering the Workplace: understanding policy, rights, and resources available.
• Bullying Experienced by Seniors in Facilities (Staff, Residents, and Families)

Specialized Training for Counsellors and Therapists: treating targets of workplace bullying.

A Two-Day Training for Essential Skills for Treatment Professionals
A Canadian study conducted in 2012 reported that 45% of Canadian workers reported experiencing bullying. One-third of bullied workers said it caused them health problems. It is now well known that workplace bullying is associated with a host of psychological problems ranging from distress to complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicide as well as serious physical problems such as gastric, muscular-skeletal problems, etc. Many who suffer serious impact from workplace bullying are unable to work and many destroy their lives through severe rumination. Mental health treatment professionals have recognized bullying as a psychosocial stressor that can be difficult to treat. If a client comes early in the process of being bullied, support and standard treatment approaches are often effective. However, if a client has been bullied for a longer period of time and chooses to access help later and demonstrate moderate to severe symptoms, special considerations for treatment are required.

The Therapist Special Interest Group of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH) has been discussing diagnostic and treatment issues at the bi-annual conferences, special discussion days, correspondence and a summer school for over a decade. Many have published in top tier journals and written books Members include psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, social workers, and other mental health professionals. Over the years this group has developed diagnostic framework and treatment protocol guidelines. This wisdom, their research, and clinical knowledge form the basis for this two-day training.

There have been various Canadian trainings on school and workplace bullying. This is an opportunity to choose the focus of a two-day training session unique to all others. This provides incremental value in addressing workplace bullying. The impact would be significant to those attending in providing exposure to world-class speakers and for discussing the international experience and strategies.

The two-day training will:

• Assist mental health professions to understand what bullying and harassment involves, the causes, personal injuries, organizational damage, and possible consequences, as well as develop some understanding of what can be done for employers and employees.
• Provide a neurological, and psychological theoretical understanding as to why bullying is so harmful, even though the behaviours may be subtle and perceptions can vary.
• Discuss essential knowledge and skills for the therapist. This includes ethical considerations, transference, and boundary issues, self-awareness, review of the current state of research internationally, diagnostic frameworks, treatment options, goals of treatment, (for short- and long-term targets of bullying), aids to treatment, difficulties in therapy,
• Review of the Therapist SIG treatment protocol recommendations
• Treating rumination
• Review of hospital-based and residential treatment programs in Europe
• Disability management and return to work strategies

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this event, participants will have gained an understanding of:

• Range of definitions of bullying: legal, policy, research, popular
• Why workplace bullying is harmful and the neurological, genetic, biological, and psychological impact on a target.
• What the workplace can do to minimize and manage bullying
• Philosophical and ethical foundation of human dignity
• How to set up an appointment, set boundaries and create safety
• Treatment strategies for mild, moderate and severe symptoms presentation
• The six essential social survival skills to develop social resilience Evelyn Field model
• Considerations for diagnosis
• Issues in disability management strategies and return to work strategies

About the Presenters

The presenters are members of the International Association on Workplace Bullying (IAWBH). The International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment is made up of scholars and practitioners who specialize in the field of workplace bullying and harassment. This group who seeks to stimulate, generate, integrate and disseminate research and evidence-based practice in the field of workplace bullying and harassment. Through this effort, the association seeks to promote fairness, justice, and dignity at work for all.

Pat Ferris MSW, RSW, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Pat’s background includes working in-patient and community mental health for over a decade, then working in the Employee Assistance Program field for 25 years. Across these experiences, she has focused on the treatment of trauma as well as a general caseload. For the past 20 years, she has provided training to organizations on respectful workplaces and has treated those who have experienced sexual, racial, and other human rights protected violations of dignity. Pat has been treating targets of workplace bullying for 20 years. She presents internationally on bullying topics and publishes in top tier journals. She hosted the first IAWBH Summer School in Calgary in 2015. She has been the Co-convener of the Therapist SIG for the past 10 years. She is a partner in a large psychological practice.

Linda R. Crockett MSW, RSW, SEP
Linda is the founder of Alberta Bullying (ABRC) where she provides treatment to those who are targeted in the workplace. She also offers a rehabilitation program to those identified for bullying. Linda offers a variety of training to professionals and trade workers re: Workplace Bullying, Psychological Hazards/Injuries, and Promoting Psychological Injuries. She has also provided training on Lateral Violence and Bullying with First Nations and Metis workplaces and communities. Linda completed her Master of Social Work Degree with a specialty in workplace bullying. She later completed additional training at the Workplace Bullying Institute with Dr. Gary Namie. In August of 2015, Linda completed the Inaugural Summer School: Formulating Evidence-Based Treatment for Targets of Bullying which was hosted by the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment. This included assessment, diagnosis and treatment frameworks for treating people traumatized by bullying and harassment.

Call 780-965-7480 for more details on course descriptions.

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