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What can we do after we learn about ACEs? Interested in gaining practical brain-based tools for shifting difficult interactions? Wanting to learn more about how to figure out what steps we can do individually to help shift cycles of intergenerational trauma? Confused about what Complex Trauma/PTSD really is? This highly rated course goes beyond typical trauma-informed advice of just empathy, listening, and giving control! We concentrate on brain-based skills that promote resiliency and decrease burnout for us, since these hold the core essentials for being able to deliver the type of care that promotes healing past the cycles of trauma, for both the patient and for us. Scroll down for detailed description and reviews..... | This course is accredited by UBC CPD for 28.5 MAINPRO or MOC Section 1 credit hours | It is divided into 4 sections: the first is held in person in Banff, Alberta (Banff Park Lodge), and the remainder are online. Registration numbers will be restricted to maximize interactivity. || Registration ends April 1. Scroll below for detailed dates, description, agenda, and pricing| Refund policy: A $350 administration fee will be retained for any refund.

  • Date: 07/04/2024 08:45 AM - 23/06/2024 03:30 PM
  • Location Banff Park Lodge for April 7,8,9, then online thereafter (Map)
  • More Info: Bonus breakfast and lunch for registrants. See also the 102 course being offered in the afternoons


Reviews from Previous Participants

If you have had trauma-informed practice or ACEs education elsewhere, and want to learn "what next", this course is for you. Reviews from such participants  include, 

"A focused , evidence based, personal experience that opens a person up to profound insights useful personally and professionally -really opens the eyes to seeing ourselves and our clients in a clear way that leads us all forward." Stephanie B, Family Physician

"This was great and enjoyed it so much while learned so much!

"Fantastic course!

"Excellent Course - really  underpins what physicians and other healthcare providers need to know"  

Note - This April to Jun 2024 offering will be the last iteration of this course before the summer or winter of 2025, at the earliest.

Description of Program: This INTENSIVE is designed to give clinicians neurobiologically-based tools for enhancing care of individuals who have experienced psychological trauma, as well as tools to enhance the clinician’s own resiliency and self-care.  Foundational frameworks will be reviewed that can help us better understand how trauma is stored in the brain, and how we may use this information to develop strategies for healing approaches that work with the brain, and not against it.  Emphasis will be placed on presenting the information in a practically useful manner, instead of just reviewing raw data.  Since many of our patients, colleagues, friends and family may have experienced trauma,  the material reviewed in this course can also be applied to whatever work we do clinically, as well as to our interactions with peers, staff, colleagues and family members.

NOTE: Participants will be asked to submit a short  written case (no identifiers allowed) at the start of the course for ongoing small group discussions regarding application of course material. 

Participants who attend all sessions, participate in all breakout activities and satisfactorily submit the simple self-reflective assignments will also receive a Certificate of Completion from Beyond the Cycle of Trauma Institute for this course (equivalent to “HCPT 101” in the Institute’s series).  

CME Credits: The Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee (CACME) to provide CPD credits for physicians. This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 28.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 28.5 Mainpro+® credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.
CFPC Session ID: 199777-001

Handouts will be provided via email prior to each section.

Learning Objectives for the Banff & Beyond 101 By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize four trauma-rooted brain-based sources of challenging behaviours that affect interpersonal interactions, lead to difficulties in healing, and perpetuate cycles of trauma.
  • Implement ten neurobiologically supportive tools for improving patient care and self-care within potentially challenging situations.
  • Apply two different assessment models to align choice of therapy for, and response to the patient's current needs for healing past cycles of trauma

Agenda and Learning Objectives for Each Section:  -- downloadable copy: 

Banff101 2024 Agenda.pdf

Times and Locations for Each Section of this Course: (*note, the free hot breakfast for attendees is a bonus and not part of the registration fee. We therefore will not have the means to provide for any special dietary restrictions)


Section 1

( Three 3hr sessions = 9 hrs)

Sun Apr 7, 2024

Mon Apr 8, 2024

Tues Apr 9, 2024

8:45 to noon GMT

(7:45 to 11 am PST)

Banff Park Lodge, Banff

 (On-line streaming if you cannot attend in person)

Bonus Free Breakfast*  for April 7,8,9, is included for registrants who attend in person only.

Section 2

(6.5 hours)
Sun May 5, 2024

8:00-12:15 PST

1:00-3:30 PST

Section 3

(6.5 hours)
Sun Jun 2, 2024

8:00-12:15 PST

1:00-3:30 PST

Section 4

(6.5 hours)
Sun Jun 23, 2024

8:00-12:15 PST

1:00-3:30 PST