University of Calgary: Workshop on Depression and CBT

On Thursday, May 2, from 7:00 to 9:00pm, a free 90-minute introductory workshop on cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for depression will be held on the University of Calgary campus. Based on the idea that the way we view the world contributes to our psychological well being, cognitive behaviour therapy helps depression sufferers identify negative thoughts and it gives them strategies to prevent such thoughts from becoming overwhelming.

The workshop will be hosted by Professor Keith Dobson of the Department of Psychology, one of Canadian’s top depression experts. The workshop will also include an interactive component whereby participants will learn exercises in how to apply cognitive behaviour therapy to their own lives.

For more information on the event, consult a recent UToday story on Professor Dobson and his work, and visit the registration website for the workshop.

AHS Community Education Service: Understanding Tourette Syndrome

The Community Education Service, an Alberta Health Services’ Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health program, will present on May 21 Understanding Tourette Syndrome: The Myths and Realities of Living with
Tourette’s and the Associated Disorders of TS+
. The session will present the truths of the condition, its symptoms, and the associated disorders that complicate matters for those living with it.

Register for the event online or by calling 403-955-7420.

CanLearn Society: Take Ten Spotlight Series

From the CanLearn Society comes a great new resource for educators: the Take Ten Spotlight Series, a set of strategies and tools for teaching students with learning disabilities and/or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Included are a series of 10 minutes videos that explain specific learning difficulties, show what these difficulties look like in the classroom, and provide proven strategies and tool for addressing these difficulties. The videos are available in English and French.

2013 AMI Scholarship Program

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization with a straightforward mission: to make all media accessible to all Canadians.

The 2013 AMI Scholarship Program will award two scholarships of $5000, one of which will be reserved for a student with a permanent disability.

To be eligible for the AMI Scholarship Program, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be a student planning to enrol, or continuing to be enrolled, in full-time studies in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school in the 2013/2014 academic term
  • Students who attend or will be attending a Canadian post-secondary school in the 2013/2014 academic term in a reduced course load due to a permanent disability, but who are still considered by their post-secondary institution to be full-time students, are also eligible.

The deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:00pm EST.