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Jon Caldwell D.O. Ph.D., Chief of Psychiatry, Researcher, The Meadows

Presented by

Jon Caldwell D.O., Ph.D.

Date & Location

April 21 – 22, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Marconi Centre

1026 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON K2C 0A6, (613) 727-6202

Free on site parking 

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Marconi Centre


Two days
 Early Bird (Until March 25, 2016) Regular (After March 26, 2016)
Individual  $350 $380
Student (Full time)  $170 $200
Group (3 or more)  $330 $350

HST will be added to all fees

 * To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be mailed/faxed together, and paid with one cheque or credit card number. 

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There are 5 ways to register :

  1. Online: Click on the “Register” tab to the left (Please note that we accept VISA and MASTER CARD)
  2. Phone: Call us at 1-613-702-0339 or  1-877-895-2867
  3. Fax completed registration form to 1-613-702-0339
  4. Email completed registration form to
  5. Mail this printed registration form and send it with your cheque or money order payable to MAGentix Communications Inc. to the following address:
438-1500 rue Bank
Ottawa ON K1H 1B8

Please send the registration form and the cheque or money order 5 days before the conference.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and workshop begins at  9:00 a.m.


Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.

Developmental adversity and attachment insecurity can result in reactive patterns that aided survival in the past, but keep us from experiencing the fullness of life that is here in the present.

This workshop will help participants identify specific dimensions of attachment insecurity (i.e., avoidance and anxious/preoccupied) and their associated cognitive/emotional patterns of reactivity. Then, through instruction and experiential exercises, we will explore how mindfulness and self-compassion can help reduce this reactivity and promote greater connection with true self and with others.

Join me as we explore ways to heal the “hole in the soul”.


Objectives for Professionals

1) Further understanding about how attachment-related survival patterns were helpful in the context of adversity, but can get in the way of true connection to self and others.

2) Recognize how trauma and attachment insecurity are related to the growing field of contemplative psychology and neuroscience.

3) Apply therapeutic techniques using mindfulness and self-compassion to help others cultivate greater intimacy and well-being.


Objectives for Target Population

1) Help clients to better understand the far-reaching detrimental effects psychological trauma on nervous system regulation.

2) Further understanding of clients’ attachment patterns so that they can understand their own relational patterns and proclivities.

3) Facilitate clients’ understanding of survival strategies that may be limiting their ability for wholehearted living.

4) Implement techniques with clients to help them better integrate and regulate past experiences of stress and trauma.

5) Develop skills to help clients more effectively regulate emotion, particularly reactivity around relational trauma.

6) Gain additional skills to help clients utilize mindfulness and compassion as tools for self-regulation and true connection.

Who should attend:

This conference is for:

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Counselors and Therapists
  • Family Therapists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • Other Professionals in the Human Service Sector

Certificate of Participation is given at the end of the workshop.

About Jon Caldwell

Dr. Caldwell has long been interested in the human condition. While completing prerequisites for medical school, he majored in psychology and became fascinated by the profound connection between the mind and body. This fascination led him to Osteopathic medical school where he learned to approach health and wellness in a holistic manner.

During his years of residency training at the University of Utah, Dr. Caldwell became increasingly interested in the effects of childhood trauma on physical and psychological health. After completing specialty training and board certification in adult psychiatry, he began PhD graduate studies in human development at the University of California at Davis.

With direct mentoring from renowned attachment researcher Phil Shaver (and others like Ross Thompson and Jay Belsky), Dr. Caldwell focused his study and research on how child maltreatment effects attachment relationships and the capacity for self-regulation, adaptation and resilience. His findings have been published in a series of research articles in peer-reviewed journals and have been presented at conferences and invited lectures across the country.

Dr. Caldwell serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at Davis where he teaches students, interns, residents and clinicians about the effects of child maltreatment on health and wellbeing. Currenlty, he is employed full-time at The Meadows of Wickenburg, a world-renowned treatment center for psychological trauma and addiction. In addition to his clinical work there, he writes for The Meadows blog, lectures locally and internationally, and conducts research on topics such as childhood trauma, attachment, emotion regulation, and mindfulness.

Dr. Caldwell has been practicing mindfulness for more than a decade and it has been an important part of his personal and professional journey. While his formal practice of Vipassana (i.e., to see things as they really are) meditation has been critically important, the application of mindfulness in every-day life has been the most transformative. Over time, he has learned how to incorporate mindfulness techniques into his therapeutic work and how to teach people to use these techniques in their own lives.

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Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.



12 core CEUs were given for this event




CCPA accreditation for MAGentix's workshops

12 CEC hours were given for this event.





It is now possible to get credited for hours of continuing education in psychotherapy for activities that are not previously recognized by the Ordre. Psychologists and psychotherapist’s permit holders must retain supporting documentation for these activities 3 years after the reference period.  Just insert this workshop in your Continuing Education Activity Attended Outside of Quebec files.

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