Workshops

Baycrest offers three train-the-trainer workshops that provide clinicians with the background information and skills to effectively deliver evidence-based group interventions focused on cognitive rehabilitation. Full-day workshops combine interactive lectures and hands-on practice related to the content and delivery of the program of interest. Workshops are aimed at licenced health care professionals and students including occupational therapists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, nurses, physicians, etc. Continuing Education credits will be available for attendees.

Cognitive Rehabilitation


Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI®

www.learningtheropesformci.com
Next Workshop: September 15, 2017

Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI TMLearning the Ropes for Living with MCI™ is a group intervention program for older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their close relatives. The intervention aims to improve healthy lifestyle behaviours in all participants, functional memory skills in participants with MCI, and adaptive coping skills in close relatives. This train-the-trainer workshop includes didactic and interactive components to promote attendees’ mastery of the program content, protocol, and evaluative methods.

Register early (more than 2 weeks before the date of the workshop) and get 5% discount off the regular rate of $225 or $150 (for students).

Use discount code earlyMCI for a regular admission, or studentMCI if you are a student.

Registration is CLOSED for the upcoming workshop.

To register and connect via video-conference please contact Ruby Nishioka at Tel: 416-785-2500 x2445 or email: rnishioka@baycrest.org

8:30 to 9 a.m. Registration opens and breakfast
9 to 10:30 a.m.

Program overview and evidence

Kelly Murphy, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Session – by – session protocol

Kelly Murphy, Ph.D., C.Psych.

10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 to noon

Delivering evidence-based memory training

Gillian Rowe, Ph.D.

Interview MCI client and their close family member

Renee Climans, M.S.W., R.S.W.

noon to 1 p.m. Lunch
1 to 2 p.m.

Psychosocial intervention for family of loved ones with MCI

Renee Climans, MSW

Facilitator Challenges (break out groups)

Renee Climans, MSW

2 to 3 p.m.

Implementing the Memory Training Protocol (break out groups)

Gillian Rowe, Ph.D.

Positive lifestyle choices and impact on dementia risk

Kelly Murphy, Ph.D., C.Psych.

3 to 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Practical considerations for implementing Learning the Ropes for MCI

Kelly Murphy, Ph.D., C.Psych.

4:15 to 4:30 p.m. Closing remarks

Dr. Kelly MurphyDr. Kelly Murphy is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health at Baycrest, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, and holds adjunct faculty positions in graduate psychology programs at York University and Queen’s University. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1996, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest in 1999, and has held her position as a clinician-researcher at Baycrest since 1999. She heads a clinical service for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) that involves clinical assessment and behavioural intervention involving Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI™. Her primary research focus is on the cognitive and behavioural characteristics of MCI.

Dr. Gillian Rowe is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health Program at Baycrest and a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2010 and has worked at Baycrest since 2009. She is involved in running behavioural interventions for persons with mild to severe memory disorders, specifically Learning the Ropes for MCI and Memory-Link. Her research includes investigations into the influence of normal aging, MCI, and acquired brain injury, on attention and memory processes, as well as cognitive intervention in persons with memory impairments.

Ms. Renee Climans Ms. Renee Climans is a registered social worker with over 30 years’ experience. She has worked at Baycrest since 1990 where she has been involved in care, research, and education and where she has been actively involved in facilitating supportive counseling groups, both in person and on-line, for family members of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Her approach is wellness oriented and collaborative and combines cognitive behavioural and mindfulness therapeutic methods. In addition to her work at Baycrest, she has a private therapy practice specializing in the areas of individual, couple, and family counseling and consults to a variety of health care clinics in the Toronto area. Ms. Climans has also provided and designed wellness training workshops for corporate clients. On topics related to gerontology and health care she has conducted numerous media interviews, lectures, and published in peer-reviewed journals.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand how MCI differs from normal aging and dementia, and how cognitive processes are typically affected in these groups.
  • Acquire first-hand experience with utilizing practical strategies for improving everyday remembering and learn how to effectively communicate this knowledge to others.
  • Learn how to engage individuals in a group intervention in a manner that facilitates their ability to make behavioural changes targeted to promote positive cognitive health outcomes.
  • Understand how lifestyle factors such as exercise, diet, and social involvement impact brain health.
  • Develop an appreciation for how MCI impacts the lives of people experiencing the condition AND about the impact of MCI on the lives of close relatives.
  • Understand how to capitalize on flexibilities built into the program protocol to facilitate skill in best meeting the needs of those served.

Baycrest is located at 3560 Bathurst Street in Toronto, a few blocks south of Highway 401. The main telephone number is 416-785-2500.

Parking at Baycrest

In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health Guidelines, Baycrest charges a fee for parking. Our parking rates are consistent with fees charged at other GTA hospitals.

Our main parking lot is an automated park and pay system. Visitors can use the system to purchase parking at a daily flat rate of $14 or at a monthly rate of $70.

All other parking areas, including the lot in front of the Brain Health Centre – Kimel Family Building, are metered at a cost of $7 per hour.

Should you encounter any issue with the automated system, please report it to Security desks located at either the Apotex or Bathurst Street entrances.

Please observe parking signage and park only in designated areas. Vehicles that are improperly parked or do not show proof of payment for parking are subject to receiving a Parking Invoice. Parking enforcement is conducted by Precise-Parklink.

Public Transit

Take the 7 – Bathurst Street North bus from the Bathurst subway station on the Bloor/Danforth line to Baycrest Avenue, five stops north of Lawrence Avenue.

Take the 7-A Bathurst Street North bus (rush hour service only) from St. Clair West Station or the Wilson subway station on the Spadina/University subway line to Baycrest Avenue.

Take the 109 – Ranee North bus from Lawrence West Station. This will take you through to Ranee Avenue and let you off on Wasdale Drive and Bathurst Street. Walk south to Baycrest Centre.

Visit the contact page for more information.



Goal Management Training®

www.goalmanagementtraining.com
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Goal Management Training TMExecutive or frontal lobe functions mediate the control, direction, and regulation of cognitive and mental process. These skills are affected in conditions such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and psychiatric disorders. This workshop will provide the latest clinical-scientific information concerning the assessment of executive functions and their evidence-based rehabilitation with Goal Management Training® (GMT). The workshop will be led by Dr. Brian Levine, primary developer of GMT, clinical neuropsychologist, and senior scientist at the Rotman Research Institute.

In the morning session, Dr. Levine will review the neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience of executive functions, including psychological and neuroanatomical background, neuroimaging findings, diagnostic considerations, and clinical assessment. Although grounded in neuroscience theory, the emphasis will be applied, with use of clinical cases. The afternoon session will consist of an interactive train-the-trainer session for GMT.

Those using GMT clinically should attend both the morning and afternoon sessions to learn the background and practical aspects of administering the intervention. The afternoon session is optional for clinicians, researchers, and trainees seeking to improve knowledge about executive functioning assessment and rehabilitation but not intending to administer GMT.

Please note: Attendees will be trained in the principles of GMT. Delivery of GMT at your facility requires purchase of the program kit, available for purchase on site and at the Baycrest eStore. Purchase of the kit is not required for attendance at the workshop.

Registration Details:

A. Full Day Event: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Lunch included; required for those using GMT)

B. Half Day Event: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Lunch not included; for those seeking information about Executive Functions)

Register by January 31, 2017 and get 5% discount by using the discount code EarlyGMTWS2017 at checkout.

Register now!

Online Viewing
This workshop will be available online for those unable to attend in person – $170.00

General Registration Group Discount
Full Day for 5 or more participants – $215.00 per person
Half Day for 5 or more participants – $140.00 per person

For group registration or online viewing please contact Jennifer Lee
Tel: 416 785 2500 ext. 3642 | Fax: 647 788 0717 | Email: jlee@research.baycrest.org

Morning session:  
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Theories of executive functioning
10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Neuroanatomy of executive functioning
10:45 to 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Clinical neuropsychology of executive dysfunction: traumatic brain injury,
unhealthy brain aging, stroke
11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Overview of research on rehabilitation of executive functions and
other “brain training” approaches
12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Q&A
Afternoon session:  
1:30 to 1:45 p.m. Overview of GMT kit
1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Session-by-session review of GMT
Raising awareness to goal management deficits
Mindfulness
2:45 to 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Session-by-session review of GMT (cont’d)
Stopping the automatic pilot and the mental blackboard
Splitting tasks, checking
4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Q&A

Dr. Brian Levine

Dr. Brian Levine is a senior scientist at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences and a professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto.  He is an expert in the areas of executive and prefrontal function, memory, psychometrics and test development, multimodal brain imaging, the relationship of brain imaging findings to behaviour, real-life outcome following brain injuries and diseases, and cognitive neurorehabilitation. Levine has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in high impact peer-reviewed journals and texts, and one book, Mind and the frontal lobes: cognition, behaviour, and brain imaging (2012, Oxford University Press). His research converges on the goal of improving assessment and treatment of executive functioning, attention, and memory in patients with brain disease, incorporating cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience methodologies. The impact of Levine’s research is reflected by a high citation rate (over 11,000 citations; see http://bit.ly/levine_googlescholar), numerous invitations to lecture internationally to clinicians and researchers, and media requests to share his expertise with the general public (e.g., the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Washington Post, Wired, CBC radio, USA Today, Psychology Today, Scientific American, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and Discovery Health). Although he is a full-time scientist, Levine is clinically active. As a registered psychologist, board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, he is frequently called upon to provide independent expert neuropsychological consultation for evaluation of psychiatric or neurological conditions, including occupational assessments and personal injury cases.

During this workshop, participants will learn:

  • Identification of the nature and causes of syndromes of executive (frontal lobe) dysfunction
  • Why executive functions are so affected by frontal lobe brain damage as well as by other syndromes (psychiatric disorders, diffuse damage)
  • The theory underlying GMT and the evidence base that supports the use of GMT in treating executive dysfunction
  • The core elements of GMT (or GMT concepts)
  • Step-by-step instruction and background for GMT sessions.

The workshop will be held at Loftus Hall, Apotex Building – Baycrest.

The registration desk opens at 9 a.m.

Baycrest is located at 3560 Bathurst Street in Toronto, a few blocks south of Highway 401. The main telephone number is 416-785-2500.

Parking at Baycrest

In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health Guidelines, Baycrest charges a fee for parking. Our parking rates are consistent with fees charged at other GTA hospitals.

Our main parking lot is an automated park and pay system. Visitors can use the system to purchase parking at a daily flat rate of $14 or at a monthly rate of $70.

All other parking areas, including the lot in front of the Brain Health Centre – Kimel Family Building, are metered at a cost of $7 per hour.

Should you encounter any issue with the automated system, please report it to Security desks located at either the Apotex or Bathurst Street entrances.

Please observe parking signage and park only in designated areas. Vehicles that are improperly parked or do not show proof of payment for parking are subject to receiving a Parking Invoice. Parking enforcement is conducted by Precise-Parklink.

Public Transit

Take the 7 – Bathurst Street North bus from the Bathurst subway station on the Bloor/Danforth line to Baycrest Avenue, five stops north of Lawrence Avenue.

Take the 7-A Bathurst Street North bus (rush hour service only) from St. Clair West Station or the Wilson subway station on the Spadina/University subway line to Baycrest Avenue.

Take the 109 – Ranee North bus from Lawrence West Station. This will take you through to Ranee Avenue and let you off on Wasdale Drive and Bathurst Street. Walk south to Baycrest Centre.

Visit the contact page for more information.



Memory and Aging Program®

www.memoryandagingprogram.com
Friday, March 24, 2017

Memory & Aging Program TMThis workshop trains clinicians to deliver the Memory and Aging Program®, an intervention for older adults experiencing normal age-related memory changes. The program focuses on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle enhancement and memory training. During this workshop, participants will learn about memory changes associated with normal aging, factors affecting memory, evidence-based memory strategies, the session-by-session program protocol, and outcomes for program participants.

Register early (more than 2 weeks before the date of the workshop) and get 5% discount off the regular rate of $225 or $150 (for students).

Use discount code earlyMAP for a regular admission, or studentMAP if you are a student.

To register and connect via videoconference, please contact Ruby Nishioka at Tel: 416-785-2500 x2445 or email: rnishioka@baycrest.org

8:30 to 9 a.m. Registration opens and breakfast
9 to 10:30 a.m.

Program overview and evidence

Angela Troyer, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Session-by-session protocol

Susan Vandermorris, Ph.D., C.Psych.

10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 to noon

Normal age-related memory changes

Susan Vandermorris, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Factors that affect memory

Susan Vandermorris, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Facilitating behaviour change

Angela Troyer, Ph.D., C.Psych.

noon to 1 p.m. Lunch
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Evidence base and implementation of memory strategies

Susan Vandermorris, Ph.D., C.Psych.

2:30to 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 to 3:15 p.m.

Evidence base and implementation of memory strategies

Susan Vandermorris, Ph.D., C.Psych.

3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Common challenges

Angela Troyer, Ph.D., C.Psych.

4:15 to 4:30 p.m. Closing remarks

Dr. Angela TroyerDr. Angela Troyer is the Professional Practice Chief of Psychology and Program Director of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health at Baycrest. She is cross-appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the University of Victoria, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest. She has worked as a psychologist at Baycrest since 1997, where she developed and implemented the Memory and Aging Program and provided clinical neuropsychological assessment services. She has an active research program in the area of assessment and intervention of memory changes associated with normal aging and early cognitive disorders.

Dr. Susan VandermorrisDr. Susan Vandermorris is a psychologist in the Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health Program. She received her Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology from the University of Victoria, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at the Rotman Research Institute. She presently runs the Memory and Aging Program™ and provides clinical neuropsychological assessment services to older adults. Her research involves applications of neuropsychological assessment and intervention to improve diagnostic accuracy and enhance daily functioning.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Review memory changes associated with normal aging and how different factors (such as lifestyle and stress) can impact memory function.
  • Gain knowledge of the evidence base that supports the use of specific memory strategies.
  • Learn a session-by-session group-based memory intervention protocol for individuals with normal age-related memory changes.
  • Gain hands-on practice with training others in the use of memory strategies.
  • Appreciate common challenges to delivering a memory intervention protocol.
  • Understand evidence for the benefits of the Memory and Aging Program™ and what past participants have gained from this comprehensive intervention.

Baycrest is located at 3560 Bathurst Street in Toronto, a few blocks south of Highway 401. The main telephone number is 416-785-2500.

Parking at Baycrest

In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health Guidelines, Baycrest charges a fee for parking. Our parking rates are consistent with fees charged at other GTA hospitals.

Our main parking lot is an automated park and pay system. Visitors can use the system to purchase parking at a daily flat rate of $14 or at a monthly rate of $70.

All other parking areas, including the lot in front of the Brain Health Centre – Kimel Family Building, are metered at a cost of $7 per hour.

Should you encounter any issue with the automated system, please report it to Security desks located at either the Apotex or Bathurst Street entrances.

Please observe parking signage and park only in designated areas. Vehicles that are improperly parked or do not show proof of payment for parking are subject to receiving a Parking Invoice. Parking enforcement is conducted by Precise-Parklink.

Public Transit

Take the 7 – Bathurst Street North bus from the Bathurst subway station on the Bloor/Danforth line to Baycrest Avenue, five stops north of Lawrence Avenue.

Take the 7-A Bathurst Street North bus (rush hour service only) from St. Clair West Station or the Wilson subway station on the Spadina/University subway line to Baycrest Avenue.

Take the 109 – Ranee North bus from Lawrence West Station. This will take you through to Ranee Avenue and let you off on Wasdale Drive and Bathurst Street. Walk south to Baycrest Centre.

Visit the contact page for more information.