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Student mental health is an issue that teachers are increasingly being asked to address, and often feel under-resourced and under-prepared to manage. Current research also shows that many teachers face burnout and feel overwhelmed in their job.

This workshop provides specific strategies for teachers to re-examine their approach to self-care in order to prevent burnout and encourage mental wellness and career longevity.

Teachers will also be provided with evidence-based practical skills and tools for relating to issues that arise in their students in a new and unique way, based on an understanding of how they are derived from underlying mental health concerns. These are issues such as resistance to learning, avoidance of assignments/tests, and unkind behaviour towards teachers and other students.

When teachers can re-think the way they see their own wellness and the behaviour of their students, they will feel more confident in their ability to manage mental health issues in their classroom, and will find more fulfillment in their job.

Target Audience: Teachers

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Dr Hayley Watson

Founder, Open Parachute
PhD Clinical Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, MA Transpersonal Psychology, Grad Dip (Hons) Psychology, BA CriminologyDr Hayley Watson is a clinical psychologist, researcher, lecturer, and program developer who is passionate about helping people find and cultivate their inner potential... Read More →

Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am PDT
Okanagan College Building E. Rm E207