CTRI Certificate Programs: Your Path to Professional Growth

Our certificate programs are curated learning paths consisting of core workshops and electives that you get to choose. You’ll gain practical skills for supporting others, and gain a sense of community as you learn alongside other like-minded professionals in your field.

Our Certificate Programs

Giwiidabindimin Responding to Trauma and Grief

Giwiidabindimin (Ojibwe for “we sit together”) captures the essence of togetherness and the experience of participating in this program. When we sit together, we can acknowledge grief and trauma, share our perspectives, and learn from each other in a reciprocal way.

Join us for an enriching five-day program that weaves together Indigenous and Western knowledge to provide a two-eyed seeing understanding of trauma and grief. Two co-facilitators will share their wisdom and expertise to provide a relational approach to providing meaningful support. The co-facilitators will create a collaborative and reciprocal learning environment that allows space for everyone to be learners and teachers. You will have the opportunity to self-reflect on your personal journey while considering effective approaches to supporting individuals, families, and communities affected by trauma and grief.

Key Elements

  • Two-eyed Seeing perspective as put forward through Mi’kmaq Elder Albert Marshall’s concept of a Two-eyed Seeing view of the world, the weaving together of Western clinical and Indigenous cultural approaches for responding to those experiencing trauma and grief
  • Co-facilitated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous trainers
  • A relational, reciprocal approach to sharing and understanding the impacts of trauma and grief

Mental Health Counselling Skills

This program gives participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support individuals struggling with their mental health.

Counsellors working with anxiety, depression, and addictions may find themselves at a loss as to where to begin, since these difficulties are often interrelated. Along with these difficulties, there can also be challenges and barriers in facilitating change. This program offers an understanding of these mental health issues, the change process, and strategies for overcoming roadblocks in therapy. Participants will learn skills for brief focused counselling, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing, all of which are effective tools for working with complex mental health concerns.

Core/mandatory workshops:

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies From Leading Frameworks
Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies
Depression – Practical Intervention Strategies
Addictions and Mental Health – Strategies for Complex Issues
Harm Reduction – A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control
Motivational Interviewing – Strategies for Supporting Change

Elective workshops:

Elective workshops make up the additional hours of training you need to reach 60 hours. These can be chosen from any of CTRI’s in-personlive virtual, or on-demand workshops.

Suggested elective workshops to complete this certificate are:

Mental Health Awareness and Support
Mindfulness Counselling Strategies
Trauma – Counselling Strategies for Healing and Resilience
Trauma-Informed Care
Suicide Intervention Skills.
You can find all our available workshop topics here

Mental Health Counselling Skills

Responding to Children and Youth Issues

This program gives participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support children and youth who are struggling with a variety of relational and mental health issues.

For counsellors working with children and youth, the challenge is to engage and work with them at their level while also attending to their important relationships and external influences. Children and youth are often unable to talk about their concerns, so creativity is needed to help them express emotions and work through problems. This program explores the ways in which mental health concerns are expressed in children and youth, including issues related to attachment, addictions, and anxiety. Participants will learn skills for fostering attachment, promoting self-regulation and healthy coping, and developing resilience.

Core/mandatory workshops:

Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth
Attachment – Strategies for Fostering Connections
Regulation Strategies for Children and Youth in Crisis
Addictions and Youth – Substances, Technology, Porn
Anxiety in Children and Youth – Practical Intervention Strategies
Resilience in Children – Creative Strategies for Helping

Elective workshops:

Elective workshops make up the additional hours of training you need to reach 60 hours. These can be chosen from any of CTRI’s in-personlive virtual, or on-demand workshops.

Suggested elective workshops to complete this certificate are:

Play Therapy
Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth
Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth
Trauma-Informed Care.
You can find all our available workshop topics here

Responding to Children and Youth Issues

Trauma Counselling and Support

This program gives participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support people who have experienced trauma.

The road to trauma recovery is complex and challenging, strewn with potential obstacles that counsellors may find overwhelming. Evidence-based counselling approaches are needed to navigate this road and guide a person safely along it. This program provides a variety of strategies for trauma counselling. Participants will learn skills for establishing safety and self-regulation, dealing with flashbacks and other post-traumatic symptoms, healing through body-oriented strategies, and promoting resilience.

Core/mandatory workshops:

Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience
*Trauma – Counselling Strategies for Healing and Resilience
Body-Oriented Trauma Counselling Strategies
Critical Incident Group Debriefing
Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength
*The Trauma workshop should be taken before Body-Oriented Trauma Counselling Strategies

Elective workshops:

Elective workshops make up the additional hours of training you need to reach 60 hours. These can be chosen from any of CTRI’s in-personlive virtual, or on-demand workshops.

Suggested elective workshops to complete this certificate are:

Crisis Response Planning
Suicide Intervention Skills
Walking with Grief
You can find all our available workshop topics here.

*There are additional workshops that meet the requirements of the Certificate in Trauma Counselling and Support. Please speak to us about customizing the program to fit your needs.

Trauma Counselling and Support

Options for Completion

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Self-Guided

Combine required workshops and electives to create your very own custom certificate program that you complete at your own pace.

  • Register for the program you’d like to take and pay a one-time registration fee.
  • Complete the requirements of the program by taking 60 continuing education credit hours of core and elective workshops. You are responsible for registering and paying for these workshops.
  • The total cost varies per person and program, depending on what type of workshops you are taking (either live virtual/in-person events or on-demand workshops).
  • All 60 hours of training must be completed within five years of registering for the program. We will track your progress and award the certificate upon completion.

What’s next?

Click here to choose your program and register. Then register for core and elective workshops (either live virtual/in-person events or on-demand workshops).

Questions?

Kloe Mak, Certificate Program Coordinator

Kloe Mak
Certificate Program Coordinator
[email protected]
204-452-9199 ext. 106

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the program cost?

There is not a specific total cost for the certificate programs. The total price will depend on which workshops you choose to take, if you take live virtual, on-demand, or in-person workshops, etc. If you want more information on the cost of the program, please reach out to our Certificate Program Coordinator, Kloe.

Which trainings count towards the certificate program?

All of our on-demand workshops, live virtual workshops, and in-person workshops can be applied to your certificate program. Please note that our one-hour on-demand webinars do not count towards your program.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

You will receive a certificate at the end of each individual workshop you take. After you have completed the full 60 hours of training for your certificate program, you will also receive a comprehensive certificate of completion.

What are elective courses, and which ones do I take?

Each program has specific core/mandatory workshops that you must complete, while the rest of the 60 hours of training will consist of elective workshops. Elective workshops are trainings of your choosing. Any of our on-demand, live virtual, or in-person workshops can be used as electives. There are suggested elective workshops listed on each certificate program option above.

How do I keep track of what workshops have already taken?

When you sign up for a program, we will keep track of your progress on our end. You will also receive an email with a program-specific checklist so you can keep track of what you have taken.

For More Information

Ready to start a private training inquiry? Still have questions? Fill out this form and Kloe or Elliot will get back with you soon.

CTRI Does Not Provide Crisis Counselling. If you are in crisis, please call or text the number 988 to receive immediate support. This suicide and crisis helpline works in both Canada and the United States.

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Kloe Mak

Certificate Program Coordinator
[email protected]
204-452-9199 ext. 106

Circle photo with blue background of Elliot Grisdale CTRI Indigenous Training Specialist

Elliot Grisdale

Indigenous Training Specialist and Private Training Coordinator
[email protected]
204-452-9199 ext. 112