The world-renowned psychologist, Margaret Wehrenberg Psy.D., author and speaker comes to Ottawa after delivering sold-out talks across North America. 

Margaret Wehrenberg Ph.D.

Dr Margaret Wehrenberg in Ottawa!







Presented by

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D.


Date & Location

October 8 & 9, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Marconi Centre

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

Free on site parking 


Carleton, Ottawa & St-Paul University students, please contact us directly to get your discount.


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Marconi Centre


Single day Two days
Early Bird (Until Sept 18th,2015) Regular (After Sept 19th, 2015)  Early Bird (Until Sept 18th, 2015) Regular (After sept 19th, 2015)
Individual  $199  $225  $350 $380
Student (Full time) $90 $110  $170 $200
Group (3 or more) $180 $195  $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. 


Carleton, Ottawa & St-Paul University students, please contact us directly to get your discount.


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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.

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

October 8, 2015

People experience anxiety in different ways, all of which can become debilitating. Although anxiety is a normal human emotion, it can run out of control and become ruminative worry that ruins the capacity for joy. Another type of anxiety is panic, the type that can fill people with terror and put them on the alert to avert any possible chance of another ‘attack’. Social fears keep people from fulfilling their potential and from fully participating in life. These three major categories of anxiety are life changing — and they can be changed!

Psychotherapists can help people learn to control their symptoms to become free from the negative effects that every anxiety disorder has on their lives, emotions, thoughts and actions. A brief discussion of brain structure and function will help counselors to know how and why the techniques are so important. You will be able to tell your clients how using their brain can change their anxious brain, to modify or even eliminate symptoms for full recovery.

In this workshop, participants will learn 10 methods that will help clients of all ages and backgrounds to calm their minds and diminish physical, cognitive, and behavioural symptoms of anxiety. Dr. Wehrenberg will present methods that really work to eliminate panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety disorder. She will show you how to help your clients take control of their worry, eliminate panic and re-engage in their social worlds. Participants will leave this workshop ready to apply effective methods to provide prompt, effective relief of symptoms.


Objectives for Professionals

  • Know how to distinguish anxiety from other symptoms in children and adults with ADHD or mild Autism Spectrum Disorder so appropriate methods are utilized in all situations.
  • Plan interventions that manage negative physical arousal in all types of anxiety, focusing on lifestyle.
  • Be able to identify panic triggers and desensitize them to avert panic attacks
  • Learn and apply the important research on memory reconsolidation as it affects development of social anxiety and re-engaging in social environments.
  • Use specific powerful techniques to stop the rumination of the worried brain that marks generalized anxiety disorder
  • Effectively resolve perfectionism and excessive activity as means to control anxiety in highly active people.
  • Apply principles of defeating fear and change inner dialogue that drives avoidance to create positive change for people with social anxiety disorder

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques

October 9, 2015

Depression is a broad term that describes varied and at times contradictory symptoms. There are multiple causes for depression and varied symptom constellations, all of which affect the treatment approach for what appear to be different kinds of depressions.

Understanding the origin of your clients’ depressions, and psychotherapists want to use their skills to resolve and eliminate underlying causes. We know those causes have an impact on treatment, so understanding them can make a big difference to your success in therapy. Dr. Wehrenberg will describe her view of four common origins of depression and their impact symptom expression and on recovery.

However, the primary aim of this seminar is identifying the impact of causes on the expression of symptoms and quickly moving to management of symptoms, and then addressing how we move to recovery (without medication) from this insidious disorder.

This pragmatic seminar will focus on exploring psychotherapy methods that can improve the physiology, cognition, and behaviour of depressed clients. With a lively combination of lecture, experiential techniques and discussion, you will learn 10 categories of interventions that you can immediately apply to diminish symptoms in clients suffering depression. The workshop will highlight aspects of brain function that underlie depression and will focus on treatment methods that will counteract depressive symptoms.


Objectives for Professionals:

You will learn —

  • Practical methods to enhance motivation and mobilize the client with lethargy and low sense of reward
  • How to change the negative cognitions, with attention to changing the impact of the brain’s neural networking on negative memories
  • Techniques to build the brain circuitry for joy and positive emotions
  • How to stop the damage of chronic stress (a major cause of depression!) and end the isolation of workaholism and burnout
  • Interventions to stop the plunge to despair common to the depression of trauma survivors and how to interrupt self-destructive coping styles
  • How to reset the default mode of the hopeless/helpless pessimistic style of depressed thinking so familiar to those who have suffered depression for much of their lives

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


“Thank you Margaret. You have a very positive and practical approach that is deeply connected to research. I can’t wait for the next session!”

-Amy (Crowther Memorial Junior High) | Calgary, AB | 2014

“Margaret is phenomenal! Great workshop – will recommend it to everyone.”

-Calgary, AB | 2014

“Margaret’s information today was fantastic! I can see using it in my professional life and also my family life. Very practical, step-by-step ideas we can all use. Thank you.”

-Tammie C. (Preschool Teacher & Mother) | Calgary, AB | 2014

“The workshop was awesome! Margaret is wonderfully knowledgeable on both the academic side and the practical side. I do really appreciate her sense of humour. I rarely give straight “5’s” on evaluations – she deserves every one of them!”

-Christina G. | Burnaby, BC | 2014

“Great workshop! Informative, practical, entertaining!”

-Suzanne R. (Red Deer College) | Calgary, AB | 2014

“Margaret is highly knowledgeable and experienced, and it shows. She makes an effort to build rapport with humour and lots of practical anecdotes.”

-Kelly R. (Enviros Wilderness School Association) | Calgary, AB | 2014


“This workshop was highly useful and practical!”

-Calgary, AB | 2014

“Dr. Wehrenberg is an excellent speaker. She was able to draw on numerous humorous examples to elucidate how techniques could be used in clinical practice. Very informative and thoroughly enjoyable.”

-Calgary, AB | 2014



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

About Margaret Wehrenberg

Margaret Wehrenberg Ph.D.

Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist, seeing patients in Naperville, Illinois. She is the author of 6 books on the treatment of anxiety and depression, including The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques, all published by W.W. Norton. She earned her M.A. studying psychodrama and bioenergetics, and has years of experience as a certified drug and alcoholism counselor, especially working with adults who were traumatized as children, before earning her Psy.D. and beginning a private psychotherapy practice, in Naperville, IL, focusing on anxiety disorder treatment.

She blogs for Psychology Today and is a frequent contributor of articles to The Psychotherapy Networker magazine.

She speaks internationally on topics of clinical psychotherapy and is noted for her down-to-earth, pragmatic teaching style, winning highest marks on evaluations for her presentations.

Visit her at .

You may buy the books by clicking on the photo



Please note that Follet of Canada, Ottawa University Bookstore will be there to serve you!

Books sold at MAGentix Workshop


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




6 related CEUs were given for each event.




CCPA accreditation for MAGentix's workshops

6 hours CEUs were given for each 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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