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Celebrating with More Outstanding Seminars for Mental Health Professionals

Welcome to MAGentix: Year 6 Happy New Year!   As we ring in 2016, we can’t help but look back at what a wonderful year 2015 was for MAGentix. We proudly presented four training sessions for mental health professionals and organized one for the Ottawa High Conflict Forum (OHCF). Each was met with great enthusiasm. […]

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One Stop for All of Your Mental Health Training needs

Are you looking for fresh, dynamic, pertinent, and inspirational seminars?   Look no further!   In its fith year, MAGentix is currently offering a number of mental health training seminars for professionals in Eastern Ontario through its 2015-2016 Seminar Series. MAGentix’s mandate is to promote the professional and personal wellbeing of individuals working in health […]

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Seminar Assistants

MAGentix is looking for participants to assist with preparation during the day of the seminar. By doing so, you get the best seats in the house; network with your colleagues, and save money! Are you interested? We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic individuals to help set up the venue, be available to help with morning […]

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No Kids in the Middle: Dialogical and Creative Work with Parents and Children in the Context of High Conflict Divorce

by Justine van Lawick and Margreet Visser, March 2015, in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy Abstract This article contains a description of the context, development and delivery of No kids in the middle, a group approach for divorced fighting parents and their children. After addressing the social and legal context of high […]

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Articles written by John Brière

Articles written by John Brière

  “Cumulative Trauma and Symptom Complexity in Children: A Path Analysis” (2013), Monica Hodges, Natacha Godbouta, John Brierea, Cheryl Lanktreea, Alicia Gilbertb, Nicole Taylor Kletzka   “Treating Multitraumatized, Socially Marginalized Children: Results of a Naturalistic Treatment Outcome Study” (2012) Cheryl B. Lanktree, John Briere, Natacha Godbout, Monica Hodges, Karianne Chen, Laurie Trimm, Barbara Adams, Carl A. Maida, Wendy […]

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How to Recognize The Signs of Burnout (And What To Do About It)

In a busy world that seems to keep going and going, many of us feel like we’re running on steam most of the time. If you feel like you are constantly running but never seem able to catch up, if you are unmotivated, worn out and unable to experience joy in the activities you used […]

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Spring Self-Care Tips

Spring Self-Care Tips

Even though it may not feel like it, spring is officially here. Spring is always a time of renewal, transformation, growth, and celebration. What better way to welcome the warmer weather than to begin to start to care for yourself. There are many ways to move out of the cold, dark months into the brighter […]

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Our Winners!

MAGentix is pleased to announce the winners of our First Giveaway! Suzanne Cloutier and Cynthia Schoppmann were the lucky two who were chosen to receive a Wildcard ticket to any conference in our spring line-up. Suzanne chose to attend Anna Salter’s workshop “Sex Offenders and Victims: Current trends.” This workshop focuses on sex offenders and […]

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The Effects of Stress on the Brain

We all have stress in our daily lives. So much so that we often think nothing of running from place to place, eating on the go, and juggling work and family life. You have probably already heard that stress can wreak havoc with our immune systems, our sleep patterns and our ability to enjoy the […]

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Therapist Self-Care: Tips for Preventing Burnout

Therapist Self-Care: Tips for Preventing Burnout

As therapists, we try to take the best care of our clients as possible. We empathize, validate, bear witness and sympathize with their stories. We challenge, guide, confront and encourage them to be their best. Being a therapist or mental health worker can be extremely fulfilling but it can also be extremely emotionally draining. While […]

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