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Tue, Oct 15


Prince George

Thinking Outside the Box

Led by Dr. John Sherry, this three day interactive workshop will be filled with skills and ideas to improve your practice when working with individuals, couples, and families.

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Thinking Outside the Box
Thinking Outside the Box

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prince George, 304-1811 Victoria St, Prince George, BC V2L 2L6, Canada

About the event

This Transformative 3-Day Workshop will be hosted in-person in Prince George and live online via Zoom.

Unlock your potential to help others by thinking outside the box. Designed for both seasoned clinicians and those new to the field, this workshop offers a comprehensive exploration of individual, couples, and family counselling techniques.

Workshop Highlights

Day 1: Individual Counselling

  • Challenge Assumptions: Break free from rigid patterns and explore alternative approaches to common counselling challenges.
  • Creative Techniques: Engage in experiential activities like psychodrama, creative writing, and the use of metaphors to enhance therapeutic outcomes.
  • Overcoming Barriers: Develop strategies to navigate client resistance, communication barriers, and therapeutic impasses.

Day 2: Couples Counselling

  • Engaging Couples: Learn various techniques and approaches for effective couples counselling.
  • EFT and Imago Therapy: Gain in-depth knowledge of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Imago Relationship Therapy.
  • Adaptation: Discover how to tailor these methods to specific scenarios for maximum impact in couples counselling.

Day 3: Family Counselling

  • Innovative Approaches: Equip yourself with practical skills and innovative techniques for effective family counselling.
  • EFFT Framework: Deepen your understanding of family dynamics through an Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) framework.
  • Experiential Techniques: Explore unconventional methods like role-playing, family sculpting, and psychodrama activities to engage families in meaningful ways.
  • Adaptation: Learn how to adapt these techniques to various family contexts for improved outcomes.

About Dr. Sherry

Along with his colleague Linda O’Neill, John is a founding member of the Community Counselling Centre. John has over 20 years of experience as a clinician and his academic and clinical work has focused on couples, family, and group therapy. John is the Chair of the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)’s Psychology department, and is a faculty member for UNBC’s Master of Education in Counselling program. His research interests tend to centre around counsellor training and development with a special interest in experiential approaches to teaching and clinical supervision. John is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and holds the designation of Approved Clinical Supervisor (RCC-ACS) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), with whom he also sits on a number of committees. John has been instrumental in implementing education around couples, family and group counselling in northern BC and beyond.

Join us for a transformative experience that will enhance your counselling skills and expand your therapeutic toolkit. 

In order to keep this training intimate and interactive, limited spots are available for both the in-person and online formats.

Register now to secure your spot, don’t miss this opportunity!

All 3 Days:

$400 in-person ($350 for CCC Alumni)

$300 online

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