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Become more skilled and impactful in counselling clients in crisis.

One-Day clinical training in brief crisis therapy.

Are you looking for ways to counsel clients in crisis?


Become more skilled and impactful in counselling clients in crisis with this innovative clinical training in the Brief Crisis Therapy Model™

We often hear how clinicians are looking for better ways to counsel clients in crisis.

  • I wish current models weren't so rigid

  • I would love to have example questions

  • I am unsure how to start and end a brief session for clients in crisis

  • I have been looking for a model/training that is trauma-informed

  • Since the start of the pandemic, it has been hard counselling clients in crisis when I am feeling like I am in crisis

It is worth taking the time to find the right training to support you in your clinical work.

  • A therapeutic model that allows you to integrate your experience and style

  • A training program that provides sample questions, outlines, and rationale

  • A simple flow of brief crisis therapy sessions that is trauma-informed

  • A therapeutic model that addresses the needs of the therapist to create a more effective and impactful session for the client

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Brief Crisis Therapy Model

One-day virtual training on brief crisis therapy to be more skilled and impactful in your clinical work.

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The Brief Crisis Therapy Model is integrative and outcome-driven.

By drawing on evidenced-based therapies, this model is focused on impact and outcomes by collaborating with clients to find hope and next steps.


The following therapeutic models have been integrated into the

Brief Crisis Therapy Model: 

  • Narrative 

  • Solution-Focused

  • Positive Psychology 

  • Trauma-informed 

  • Mindfulness

Effective therapy leads to better outcomes, for clients and therapists alike. 


Increase hope,

create change, and

reduce human suffering

From crisis comes opportunity. In this one-day training we will do just that - find the opportunities in crisis therapy.


In this one-day introduction to the Brief Crisis Therapy Model, you will:

  • be introduced to the Brief Crisis Therapy Model;

  • become familiar with the philosophy, assumptions, and theories integrated in the model;

  • be able to describe the goal of each of the three therapeutic sessions into the model; and

  • learn specific strategies to use in your brief crisis work.

The goal of this training is for you to feel more confident and competent in brief crisis therapy so you can increase hope, create change, and reduce clients' suffering. 

This training is being offered in partnership with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT/ACTCF) and will be accepted for 5 hours of CEUs.

Our Team

Dina Bednar

Dina Bednar



Dina is a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, and an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor.  Dina served at a children’s mental health clinic in Hamilton, Ontario for 17 years and is currently in private practice in Ancaster, Ontario.  She is the associate director of and instructor in the SFBT certificate program at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE, University of Toronto), the co-director of the Canadian Solution-Focused Center, and co-editor of the Canadian SFBT Newsletter.  Dina trains groups internationally on SFBT, working with children and adolescents and Single Session Therapy. 

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Andrew Sofin



Andrew is a Registered  Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered  Psychotherapist., a thérapeute conjugal et familial  (licensed Quebec), and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family TherapyHe is the Clinical Director of Couples Retreat at Ocean Coral and has a private practice in Montreal, Canada. Andrew completed graduate studies at Antioch University (USA) specializing in couple and family therapy.   

His previous professional experience includes many years working in hospitals, residential programs, and private practice in Boston, Massachusetts. He is currently the president of the Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

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Julia Wigmore


Julia is an Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialty in Perinatal Nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association. and 12 years experience working with families. Julia has also worked in education and research for over a decade at the University of Calgary. and is currently completing her PhD.

 She has experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods and has managed large, multi-site longitudinal datasets.

She is a certified mindfulness facilitator and has recently launched an introductory mindfulness podcast through the University of Calgary. Julia also has a private practice with The Family Nurse Parenting Services Inc. (a parenting support service in Alberta, Canada). 

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