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What you thought was foundational isn't even the tip of the iceberg! It's much more than just empathy, listening, and giving control! Trauma-informed healing-aligned care requires skills that also promote resiliency in us, and advance both the provider and the patient toward healing past cycles of trauma. If you think 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 "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" | This 28.5 hour course (accredited by UBC CPD for 28.5 MAINPRO or MOC Section 1 credit hours), dives into brain-based tools and skills for healing-aligned care that can also promote resiliency in the care provider. 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. Scroll below for detailed dates, description, agenda, and pricing| Refund policy: A $75 administration fee will be withheld for refunds prior to August 20. After August 20, 2023, a $350 administration fee will be retained for any refund.

  • Date: 27/09/2023 08:45 AM - 12/01/2024 03:30 PM
  • Location: Banff Park Lodge for Sep 27,28,29, then online thereafter (Map)
  • More Info: **************** Registration extended to September 20th.


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 (Maximum allowed = 1 paragraph) 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

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: Note Banff Park Lodge Conference Room Rates Sold Out.

updated Agenda 101.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)

Wed Sep 27, 2023

Thurs Sep 28, 2023

Friday Sep 29, 2023

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 Sept 27,28,29, is included for registrants who attend in person only.

Section 2

(6.5 hours)
Friday Oct 27, 2023

8:00-12:15 PST

1:00-3:30 PST

Section 3

(6.5 hours)
Friday Dec 15, 2023

8:00-12:15 PST

1:00-3:30 PST

Section 4

(6.5 hours)
Friday Jan 12, 2024

8:00-12:15 PST

1:00-3:30 PST