BCCDA Workshops

Career development practitioners often need to provide basic counselling to improve their clients' job readiness. If you feel unprepared for this role, our workshop is designed for you. Gain the confidence and essential skills necessary to offer effective support.

What You’ll Learn:

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your professional capabilities and support your clients effectively!


Monica has over 25 years of experience working in the community-based social services field as a Therapist and Community Educator. She is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, and Focusing-Oriented Therapist. Monica has worked both in clinical settings for various programs and served in a leadership role as Director of Clinical Practice, providing her expertise to clinical and non-clinical programs that focus on family preservation and reunification, complex intergenerational trauma, trauma-informed practice, and clinical supervision. In addition to training with CTRI, she has a private counselling practice where she incorporates somatic work, play and expressive therapies, and interpersonal neurobiology in her work with children, youth, and adults. Monica believes in the power of human resiliency and the importance of building the capacity of paraprofessionals and non-clinical workers because they play a vital role on the therapy spectrum. As a trainer, she brings stimulating stories and a style that promotes engagement and facilitates learning. 

Time:  November 21st & 22nd,  2024 – 9 am to 4 pm (PST)

Presenter:  Monica Bhatara, MA

Early Bird Member Price: CAD 440.00 + GST

Early Bird Non-Member Price: CAD 460.00 + GST

Early Bird effective until Oct 15th, 2024

Regular Member Price: CAD 460.00 (regular rate) + GST

Regular Non-Member Price: CAD 480.00 (regular rate) + GST

This training is provided in collaboration with  Crisis & Trauma Research Institute. 

In order to be effective at helping others, there are key understandings and skills that are essential to providing helpful support. This introductory workshop is designed for those who are new to a helping role, or those wishing to enhance their general helping skills. Participants will learn about the process of counselling and how to use a problem-solving model to work with clients to identify issues and implement plans to address areas of concern. Using experiential exercises, participants will work through tools, worksheets, activities, and scenarios that will help them enhance their helping skills. 

Some of the Topics Included:-

 • Key Aspects of a Working Therapeutic Alliance

This workshop is eligible for 10 credits towards your CCDP/CCDP Candidacy certification.