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Webinar - Hero's journey: Helping men find a constructive framework for creating a positive self-identity

Webinar - Hero's journey: Helping men find a constructive framework for creating a positive self-identity

Hero's Journey: Helping men find a constructive framework for creating a positive self-identity

Presented by SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute

Live webinar June 11, 2021 | Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Facilitator: Michel Jones, MSW, RSW

This training is suitable for:
Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers
Medical Professionals: Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, family doctors
Direct Service Workers: Drop in workers, Shelter and Hostel workers
First Responders: Police, Firefighters, Paramedics

Client age category: For professionals that work with adult clients.

Level of Training: Introductory/Intermediate

Covid-19 related content: During the COVID pandemic, ways of being with and understanding ourselves is severely tested. Hero's Journey offers a constructive way for men to see this time as not an end to normalcy but a step in a valued and honourable journey.

Description: Current cultural stereotypes around super-masculinity reinforce unrealistic expectations for males about self.

The concept of a hero's journey offers a more helpful narrative, focusing on strength through acknowledgement of vulnerability and acceptance of connection to supportive others.

Joseph Campbell's 7 steps of the hero's journey provide the structure for these sessions. Practical worksheets to support the client between sessions will be provided.

It can be harder than ever for some men to navigate their mental health issues with the added confusion around notions of traditional masculinity, especially in the era of #metoo. The hero's journey paradigm offers men a positive reframe to better connect to themselves and others.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to use the concept of hero as a framework in the treatment of men experiencing the repercussions of trauma and/or addiction, giving purpose to their struggle with shame, vulnerability and fear.
  • Grounded within narrative therapy tradition, participants will acquire helpful strategies to break down negative self-narrative and move to a more positive and hopeful narrative.
  • Learn how to utilize Joseph Campbell's seven steps of the Hero's Journey to provide structure to sessions in their own work.
  • Practical worksheets to support clients between sessions will also be provided and studied and examined.

Registration fees: $125.

For full registration details please visit https://cvent.me/RbY147

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