Date: Thu, November 12, 2020
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Athletes can experience mental health challenges for a variety of reasons related to on and off the field activities. This webinar, hosted by Boomerang Health, will explore how we understand emotions and communicate with our athletes and their parents about their mental health.
Emotion focused therapy techniques, such as accepting emotional awareness and validation, will be discussed giving you the tools to connect and communicate appropriately. Common mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and ADHD will be reviewed to share the impact these challenges have on the body, brain and overall behaviour of our athletes.
Participants receive 1 NCCP PD Point
Merrill Barber is an MSW, BSW, RSW and Accredited Family Mediator with over ten years of experience working with children and families. Merrill earned her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto, specializing in children and their families. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Victoria, Bachelor of Arts at York University, and Therapeutic Family Mediation certification at the University of Toronto.
At Boomerang Health, Merrill works with children, youth and families with various presenting problems and areas of difficulty. Her focus is to ensure that a safe, healthy and respectful space is provided to her clients of all ages, social backgrounds and cultural beliefs. When mediating, her practice approach is solution-focused, collaborative, and family-centred. Ongoing professional development is important to Merrill. She is certified in Trauma Therapy from Hinks-Dellcrest Institute, certified as a parenting coordinator, and has completed the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
How to Register?
CAO and Hydro One are excited to present this new opportunity through our continued Safe Sport 101 partnership. Safe Sport 101 is a new virtual hub designed to give coaches the tools they need to make sport safe, fun and inclusive for all. This partnership with Hydro One will bring a series of upcoming webinars focused on safety in sport. Together we are helping to build a culture of safety both physically and emotionally for coaches and athletes across Ontario.
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