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St. Albert Public Schools PD Day
February 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tacit Knowledge will be facilitating 3 online PD Sessions for the St Alberta Public Schools PD Conference on February 10th and 11th. These sessions will be facilitated by therapist Kim Silverthorn BA, RPC, MPCC, CT. and will include the following topics:
Mental Health and the Teen/Tween Brain (Thursday at 1:00pm) This session has been designed with school staff in mind, and teaches participants how to understand and effectively support students who are faced with the mental health challenges that most often interrupt their academic success (anxiety, depression, eating disorders, NNSI). Participants enhance their learning with regard to the essential components necessary for the psychological support of the developing brain, while still finding ways to be able to meet the academic needs of the students in the class.
WTF – Making Emotional Responses Work For You (Friday at 9:00am) The triad of the thinking, feeling and behaving process is the foundation of all human interaction and the Window of Tolerance Framework (WTF) explains how our thoughts sometimes get hijacked by our feelings. This session helps participants develop skills and strategies for understanding how to respond to their own emotions and the emotions of others in a manner that increases their ability to influence and engage more effectively in any situation.
Addressing Core Needs – Understanding Misbehaviour (in Adults and Children) (Friday at 1:00pm) Understanding why people behave the way they do is a key determining element in knowing how to effectively meet our own needs. Based on the work of Rudolf Dreikurs, this session helps participants identify the 4 basic needs that produce unwanted and unhelpful (sometimes annoying) behaviours. Using the reactions that these bothersome behaviours often trigger in others as guiding principles, this session also helps participants reframe their response so interactions can be more appropriately focused and purposeful, thereby helping resolve the situation successfully and with less stress/frustration for everyone.