Thursday, 6 June 2013

Academy in School Mental Health: Early-Bird Registration Date Extended!

There's still time to register for this year's Academy in School Mental Health. If fact we’ve extended the early bird rate until June 10!
Spend July 8-9 in Halifax learning and networking with experts in the field of youth mental health. You will gain a practical understanding of the most prevalent adolescent mental health disorders and learn effective tools and techniques that will assist you in the classroom.
"The 3rd annual Academy continues to get better every year as we build on from the last," says Dr. Stan Kutcher. "Each year we've seen great improvement in the workshop based in feedback and an increase in attendance."
The workshop welcomes a varying degree of professionals and parents, from educators, counsellors, principals, clinicians, advocates, parents and anyone else looking increase their mental health literacy and become better at what they do.
“The Academy strives to give attendees information that is current, cutting edge and contextualized to their area of work to help them do their job better,” says Kutcher.
For more on this and preview of the Academy, click here to view an interview with Dr. Kutcher.
Early bird registration is set at $250 until after June 10, after that registration increases to $300. Click here to register.
For up to date information on the Academy, visit our Academy webpage and follow the Academy on Twitter: @AcademyTMH.
Keynote Speakers and Breakout Session Contributors
This year's schedule has been completely revamped from previous years.
Keynote speakers have been arranged:
• Dr. Stan Kutcher - Youth Suicide: School Based Strategies

• Dr. Penny Corkum – Dealing with ADHD in the Classroom

• Barbara Kaiser – Bullying: What do we really know?

• Dr. Kathy Pajer - Self Harm
These sessions and many more will equip you with the tools you need to be more effective in your role.  Learn from and interact with the experts and participants!
Breakout session contributors include: Dr. Wade Junek, Dr. Sabina Abidi, Yifeng Wei,
Dr. Alexa Bagnell, Dr. Suzanne Zick, Trang Nguyen and IWK Teachers – Melanie Goodday and Julia Martino.
Check us out online!


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