Toronto Region Groupworkers' Network (TRGN)

The Toronto Region Groupworkers’ Network continues to provide opportunities for groupworkers to come together for mutual learning and sharing.

UPCOMING EVENT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

The TRGN and THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS (OASW) present:

Strengths Based Group Work with Adolescents: An Interactive Workshop with Andrew Malekoff

“...working with adolescents in groups is not for the faint of heart, but rather for the young at heart” (Malekoff, p. xiii, 3rd ed.)

Many changes in the world at large have affected young people and the practitioners who work with them: interpersonal violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, grief, trauma. Applying a strengths-based approach to practice, Andy will illustrate this approach using inspirational examples of his work with youth and within organizations. To register and learn more, click here.

Location:
YMCA Auditorium
20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto

Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00 AM:  Registration
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM:  Workshop (includes break and refreshments)
12:00 – 12:30 PM:  Meet Andy Malekoff

Rates:
Register before August 15, 2016:
TRGN and OASW members: $50
Non-members: $65
Students and Retirees: $45
Register after August 15, 2016:
TRGN and OASW members: $60
Non-members: $75
Students and Retirees: $50

To learn more and register, click here.

 

PAST EVENT HELD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

The TRGN hosted it’s second Group Work Camp at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Group Work Camp was an opportunity for group work practitioners, educators, and students to engage in experiential workshops in an informal and relaxed setting. Workshops were facilitated by a skilled team of group work practitioners and educators and included:

TRGN Group Camp Orientation: Beginnings and Endings presented by Stephanie Baird, MSW, RSW, PhD Student, University of Toronto; Counsellor, Carizon Family and Community Services; Ellen Sue Mesbur, MSW EdD, Group Work Consultant; and Anna Nosko, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Family Service Toronto.

For Those Too Shy to Speak: Arts-Informed Group Facilitation presented by Kassandra Prus, BFA, CYT, Independent Yoga Teacher and Creative Arts Facilitator

Container Building Tools: Helping Group Participants Show Up and Be Seen presented by Ivana Mitchell, MSW, RSW, CDW, Social Worker, Woodbridge Family Physicians; Private Practice, Youth and Adolescents; Daring Way™ Workshops

Using Music in an Anti-Oppressive Groupwork Practice presented by Tamõn Shae Scarlett, B.A. (Hons), MMT,KW Psychological Services, Waterloo, ON

Using Experiential Family Sculpting with Families and Groups presented by Alice Schmidt Hanbidge MSW, PhD, RSW, Assistant Professor, Renison University College, University of Waterloo; and Cheri Bilitz, MSW, RSW, PhD student (Laurier), Associate Director, Counselling Services, University of Waterloo

Healing Trauma through Expressive Arts Therapy presented by Hilla Keren, MSW, LCSW-C, RSW

Everything you wanted to know about groups but were afraid to ask! A group skills refresher for social workers presented by Rachael Pascoe MSW, RSW, Group Therapist, Bellwood Health Service

Closing Plenary: Breathe in Breathe Out presented by Allyson Pancer, BSW, MSW, RSW, CYT, Clinical Social Worker, CBT, Mindfulness and Yoga Psychotherapy, Continuum Wellness

We thank all the presenters and the participants for an exciting and fun day!!

Anna Nosko, Chair
Joanne Avery, Treasurer
Stephanie Baird
Ellen Sue Mesbur
Lynne Mitchell
Patricia Moffat
Barbara Muskat
Rachael Pascoe

The Toronto Region Groupworkers Network (TRGN) is a chapter in the International Association for Social Work with Groups. For more information on the chapter and all chapter activities, contact the chapter at toronto.groups@gmail.com.