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Special Event | Resilience Focused Marriage & Family Therapy Workshop

April 30, 2017 – 9:00am-4:30pm

Brampton Courtyard Marriott
90 Biscayne Cres., Brampton
with Monica A. Nicoll, Ph.D. and William G. Nicoll, Ph.D.

The Resilience Focused Counselling model is based in Adlerian Psychology and then expands upon this model by integrating it with the Resilience research and other positive, well-being approaches to counselling and therapy. The goal of therapy is viewed as increasing the client’s overall mental health or resilience capacity rather than to merely decrease or control presenting conflicts and symptoms.

Participants will:

  1. Develop knowledge of the resilience-focused model for counselling couples and families.
  2. Learn strategies for identifying key underlying relationship issues for couples that upon which the presenting symptomatic behaviours are based.
  3. Develop skills in focusing therapy on the underlying issues so as to increase each partner’s individual social-emotional competence, as well as their overall marital resilience quotient (RQ).
  4. Learn to assess the level of overall family system functioning based on the five Family Maintenance Tasks.
  5. Learn intervention strategies and techniques targeted at improving key task areas so as to increase overall family functioning and resilience.
  6. Develop an understanding of unique dynamics with the parent-child-school triad when working with school related issues of children and adolescents.

Monica A. Nicoll, Ph.D. received her M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler University in Chicago and Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University. Monica has been in private counseling practice for over 25 years as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Monica’s practice focuses on Marital/Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Clinical Adjustment Disorders, and Adolescent issues. She is a board certified Clinical Supervisor and court certified Family Mediator and Parent Coordinator (high conflict divorce).

William G. Nicoll, Ph.D. received his B.A. in Psychology & Sociology from the University of New Hampshire, M.Ed. in Counseling from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Arizona. William brings over 45 years of experience in the mental health field with a focus on family counseling and child/adolescent concerns in private practice, correctional, community agency, and school settings.


Early Bird Rate – *Extended to April 17*
Standard Rate – applies after April 17

Dalton Associates Practice Member
$75+HST ($84.75)
$100+HST ($113.00)

Non Dalton Associates Practice Member
$100+HST ($113.00)
$125+HST ($141.25)

Full Time Student Rate**
$50+HST ($56.50)
$75+HST ($84.75)

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*If paying with credit card, the registration link above will take you to PayPal when the completed form is submitted. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to complete the credit card payment.
*If paying with cheque, we must receive your cheque in the Fergus administrative office by April 24 to honour the early bird rate. Mail to 240A St. David Street North, Fergus, ON, N1M 2J7.
**To receive the full time student rate you must provide the following information: school you are attending, student number, year of study, and the degree you are working towards.

To help keep registration fees affordable, coffee, snacks, and lunch are not provided. Venue is a 2 minute walk to Tim Horton’s/Wendy’s/ Shoeless Joe’s/Paramount Fine Foods.

Email with any questions regarding registration

Dalton Associates is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dalton Associates maintains responsibility for the program. OACCPP CE credits pending.

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