March 30, 2017
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If You Are Thinking of “Firing” A BPD Client

Borderline Personality Disorder is notoriously difficult to treat. Not only has it been poorly understood, specific traits of this disorder can make clients particularly resistant to […]
February 13, 2017

Michael responds to “My Misgivings About Advice” by Parker Palmer

Reading “My Misgivings About Advice” by Parker Palmer (click here for full article or see below), I was both appreciative and shaken. Appreciative because I know […]
February 12, 2017
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How Do You Find The “African Violet” Part Of People’s Lives?

Milton Erickson remains a towering figure in the history of psychotherapy. An American psychiatrist and hypnotherapist, he died in 1980 but his approach and creativity continues […]
February 12, 2017

Summer Thoughts On Connecting By Disconnecting

With good weather here and summer approaching I’m happy to forward you some musings from Pico Iyer, a longtime favourite writer of mine. A concern that is […]
February 12, 2017

Is Reverence The Next Big Thing?

My role is to stay informed about what is influencing the world of psychotherapy. The changes keep coming. Always have. Always will. In this century there […]
February 12, 2017
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Translating Meaning Into Life: A Taoist Parable, by Alan Briskin

It may be helpful for therapists to think of themselves as gardeners of synchronicity. One of my mentors, Dr. Milton Erickson spoke of encouraging clients to […]
November 23, 2016
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The Future of Psychotherapy Today: The Promise and Effectiveness of New Technology

Led by Michael Decaire, MA, CPsych, RPsych, RP
Dates: Nov 23, 2017
Location: Multi-Faith Centre/Koffler House
November 2, 2016

Healing Developmental Trauma: Attachment-Focused Interventions for Children, Teens, and Their Families

Led by Dan Hughes, PhD
Dates: November 2, 2017
Location: YWCA Toronto Elm Street Location
October 23, 2016
4 speakers

Muse in Therapy: Training The Brain To Meditate

Led by Michael Decaire, MA, CPsych, RPsych, Ariel Garten, BSc,
Graeme Moffat, PhD and Laurie Wells, MD
Dates: Oct 23, 2017
October 13, 2016
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Ego State Therapy in Trauma: For EMDR and Non-EMDR Therapists

Led by Robin Shapiro, LICSW
Dates: Oct 13-14 2017
Location: Multi-Faith Centre/Koffler House